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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

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    What to Expect
    Your Rottnest Island ferry departs from either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. If leaving from Perth, you’ll cruise down the Swan River through the city to reach Fremantle, from where it’s about a 25-minute ride across the ocean to "Rotto," as it’s known to locals.

    When you arrive, you are free to explore the island—and its 63 beaches and 20 bays—however you wish. There are plenty of spots to get wet with a swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard or surf, or just relax on the sand and watch yachts bobbing in the water. The most popular activity for visitors is renting a bike on the island to cruise leisurely along the scenic roads, where no cars are allowed. If you’re interested in history, check out sites like Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island Museum, Pilot Boathouse or the Salt Store and Exhibition Centre. And don’t forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife, particularly the island’s native quokkas. (All entrance fees, activities, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.)

    At the end of your full day on the island, head back to Fremantle or Perth on the return ferry.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    2: B Shed, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
    3: Northport Ferry Terminal, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel transfers are subject to availability and must be booked 24 - 48 hours prior to travel otherwise are not guaranteed. Please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Round-trip ferry to Rottnest Island
    • Rottnest Island Authority fee
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fees to any attractions
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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
    • 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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    Easy and quick to get to Rottness Island - about 25 mins from Fremantle. Pretty comfortable. Yesterday they had two boats leaving at the same time. I'd recommend it.
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    We had a trip in rough weather and the vessel handled it well. Friendly helpful staff and a good timetable were appreciated.
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    Pleasant crossing on modern high speed passenger ferry. Can get fairly busy so best to book in advance and to turn up early if you want a decent seat with a view.
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    Good service, on time departures, clean ferry and a good commentary on the way out to the island. It takes an hour up the Swan River, but this is an interesting trip, then half an hour crossing the ocean.
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    It’s our first time taking the ride and had no regrets! Best to purchase the tickets online in advance, as it’s mostly a full ride. Many time-slots to choose from as well.
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