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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride

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Rottnest Island, with its idyllic beaches and diverse marine life, sits just off the coast of Perth. This tour lets you take in all the highlights and enjoy free time on the island, with round-trip transportation by ferry from Perth or Fremantle, and a wildlife-spotting cruise by speedboat. Upgrade to include optional extras such as bike rental or a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Cruise in comfort out to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Look for dolphins, fur seals, and sea birds on a speedboat wildlife cruise
  • Customize your tour: optional bike rental or lunch at Karma Rottnest
  • Plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, or sightsee on the island
What to Expect
Make your own way to the departure point at either Barrack Street Jetty in Perth or Victoria Quay in Fremantle to board your ferry. If you’re leaving from Perth, set sail along the Swan River and admire the views as you cruise past Millionaire’s Row. After stopping at Fremantle to pick up additional passengers, continue out across the Indian Ocean to Rottnest Island. On arrival, transfer to a speedboat for a cruise around the island—the ideal introduction to Rottnest. As you explore the island’s sandy beaches and bays, look out for wildlife such as dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, and a number of different sea birds. Back on the island, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Hire a bike to cycle around the island’s historic landmarks, stop to swim and snorkel at the island’s beautiful beaches, or set out on a bush walk in search of native quokkas. You could also upgrade to include a delicious lunch at Karma Rottnest. After a full day discovering the island, return to the port for your return ferry. Your tour ends back in Perth or Fremantle.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
2: Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
3: North Fremantle (Northport), North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • 90-minute high-speed wildlife cruise
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • By law, bicycle helmets must be worn when cycling, failure to do so can result in a fine
  • Seasonal tour operate mid September to April
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years old, expectant mothers, passengers with a pre-existing back injury or passengers confined to a wheelchair
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had so much fun!! Thrilled ride on a boat and great guides with huge sense of humour and love for animals!!! They went up and beyond to find whales and to make our ride fun and safe! Highly recommend them if you are planning your trip to Rottnest island!! Rey well spent
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Today we did the adventure tour. We were not sure what to expect, but if we had expectations it was even better! We saw whales, dolphins & seals! The tour guides were really nice and funny. Interesting facts and just a great overall experience. We had the BEST time & would go
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I had a great day out with Rottnest Express last Thursday doing their adventure boat tour (which doubles as a whale watching trip during migration season). I must particularly mention the hilarious commentary of our guide, Damo (ask him how you work out the weight of a whale),
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi pennycarroll1979, Thank you for your response. Its great to hear you had such a good time on the adventure boat. Damo sure is one of a kind! I will pass on your compliments to Damo, Grace and Ollie for their fantastic service. Hopefully we will see you on board again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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This island is very pretty. Too many tourists at one time in my opinion. The bus trip is not to be missed. Several nice places to walk. Bikes are well used - s
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Trickytrish123, Thank you for your response. As we are moving into the summer months, the island can get quite busy with tourists making the most of the beautiful weather. We often recommend using bikes to get around to avoid the crowds on the island's hop on hop off bus services. Its great to hear you were able to appreciate the scenery even on a busy day. We look forward to welcoming you back to the island soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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The one hour boat trip from Perth, and going by Freemantle maritime museum and to Rottnest Island is beautiful. You see Perth skyline and it is fantastic from the waterfront. Going home in the evening we had the most amazing sunset. The only cars allowed on the Island are the
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Response from RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride
Responded Aug. 1, 2019
Hi Dolpia, Thanks for your comments. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your day. We look forward to see you next time. Thanks Valentina
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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