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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle provided by Rottnest Express

Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

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C$112.48
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 20-11-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
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Updated 20-11-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The white sand beaches, tranquil bays, and nature reserves of Rottnest Island lie just off the coast of Perth. This tour is ideal for independent travelers who want to explore the island at their own pace without the hassle of organizing their own transport. Cruise out to the island by high-speed ferry and enjoy a full day to discover the island. Perhaps hire bikes and cycle the coastal roads, dive in to swim and snorkel at the beaches, or spot quokkas in the nature reserve.
Highlights
  • Free time on Rottnest Island to swim, bike, or snorkel
  • Chance to spot quokkas at the Rottnest Island nature reserve
  • Self-guided tour: explore the island at your own pace
  • Round-trip transport by high-speed ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Important Information
Departure Point
Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia B Shed, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia Northport Ferry Terminal, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia
Duration
7–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Round-trip ferry to Rottnest Island
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrew L wrote a review Mar. 2021
Perth, Australia127 contributions37 helpful votes
My wife and I went to Rottnest for a couple of nights and the trip across and the stay at Rottnest were great. However, coming back we were to come back at 2.30 and we were one of the first embarkees on to the ferry. There was an officious employee who told me in no uncertain
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Lan wrote a review Mar. 2021
Perth, Australia2 contributions
do not buy annual pass $129 for 10 times, you have to pay $19,50 each time landing, which is cost $32.40 each trip, 10 time annual pass is $324.00 not $129. it is misleading. Rottnest express wouldn't offer your refund. I very disappointed it with attitude.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Crawley2021, Unfortunately, the $19.50 lading fee or $25.50 if you are staying for an extended period of time is something that we have no control over. We collect this fee at the time of booking on behalf of the Rottnest Island Authority and it is mandatory that every person who visits the island pays this. I'm sorry that you have found this information to be misleading, however, the fact that the admission fee is payable in addition to your pass is stated in the terms and conditions on our website and the confirmation received upon purchasing your red rider pass.
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V12021 wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Due to heavy traffic on the roads, we arrived a little late for the 8am ferry today at Northport which we had pre-purchased. The ferry was right there but just leaving. The staff kindly drove us to Freo B-shed to catch the same ferry which would depart at 8.30am there. We had
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, we are very glad to hear that our team was able to help you where needed and surpass your expectations! We are very proud of our team for going above and beyond, thank you for your review.
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dave s wrote a review Jan. 2021
Perth, Australia11 contributions5 helpful votes
I love Rotto, and Rottnest Express are a great way to get to the Island. Nothing is an issue for them. We had to change our return ferry date to come home a few days earlier then planned - no problem. All my dealings with REX have been excellent, I’m a Red Rider and also
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Dave, thank you so much for your review, we are very happy to hear that we contribute to making your holiday to Rottnest that much better.
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Frank O wrote a review Dec. 2020
13 contributions6 helpful votes
Don't book this in advance unless you are just about standing on the dock. You will get a future credit only if you are forced to cancel. Notwithstanding the WA border closure and every other WA hospitality organisation providing us full refunds as interstate guests forced to
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, we are very sorry to hear you are unsatisfied with our credit and refund policy. We hope that you can understand that given the uncertain times we are endeavoring to do all that we can for those who had to postpone their travel with us due to the border closures.
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Grifology70
Grifology70
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Lovely ride!
Went for a day trip from Perth. Going to Rottnest, the narrator was vibrant with the information about the river. B
Grifology70
Grifology70
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Fantastic time
We had the ferry bus combo with lunch at frankies. Highly recommend the frankies lunch. Bus ride with damo was exce
Vineet05
Vineet05
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Great value for money & comfortable ride.
These guys are excellent when it comes to booking for a roundtrip that includes the Rottnest Island landing fee. We
406sallyw
406sallyw
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excellent journey to explore rottnest island! even on a windy or hot day
excellent journey to explore rottnest island! even on a windy or hot day in summer. we will recommend to friends
seanp971
seanp971
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Great way to see Rotto
Enjoyed a fantastic Adventure tour with Des and Ollie, the power of the 900hp boat gets you in and out the various
Sb7892
Sb7892
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Beautiful day but exhausting
I would highly suggest the Rottnest Express with bike hire. However it does need to be known that a good amount of
smcavallaro
smcavallaro
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Make sure you can 100% make it
I booked a return fair for my partner and I but due to my medical concerns we where unable to attend. Having to rus
Dream610092
Dream610092
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Polite? Courteous? Not Here!
Not sure where the staff were trained in customer service but it’s obvious they hate their jobs and every one of th
Kimbosabi7777
Kimbosabi7777
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Don’t hire the bikes!
The ferry was great but DO NOT hire the bikes. There are lots of hills and dales and their bikes are not equipped
Rebecca P
Rebecca P
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Always a pleasure
The crew are friendly and safety conscious. Ticketing are so helpful. It is always a joy travelling with Rottnest
A8635QNlisam
A8635QNlisam
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Rottnest express: way to go
I am a frequent visitor to my home state (travelling in from Sydney) and always take Rottnest Express when I want t
PrathaDenmark
PrathaDenmark
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An interesting journey
The ferry and boat trip left on time. The adventure tour was exhilarating but not what I expected. However, it was
524kaitlint
524kaitlint
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Check bikes before leaving
Definitely check that your bike is working well before you leave the jetty. One of ours was completely rusted at th
WJY
WJY
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Great Combo - Ferry and Bus Tour
The ferry and bus tour of Rottnest Island were a great combination. I wondered if I should have rented a bike inst
Stephanie S
Stephanie S
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Fast ferry back
After taking a scenic flight to Rottnest, we returned on the fast ferry mid afternoon. Great seats, clean, staff
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  • Duration: 7–8 hours
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