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Rottnest Express

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it better than most. If you’re a visitor to Perth, Rottnest is the must see destination and we’d love to take you there. If you’re a local and haven’t been to Rotto for a while — it’s time to rediscover Rotto — it’s easier than you think.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a magnificent day on Rottnest Island! We booked return ferry tickets the night before (trying to ensure good weather forecasts) and I recommend getting in as much time as you can over on the island if it's just for a day, so early departure...More

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to get to the Island. It is expensive if there is more than 1 of you but we went on a Tuesday. Tuesday is 1/2 price day so instead of paying $158.00 I paid $78 so well worth trying to go on...More

Thank SusiPh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our journeys between Fremantle and Rottnest Island began on time and we arrived safely. So the most important boxes were ticked. On board the ride was comfortable, although the seas were calm. Food and drink were available, but we did not partake. At the island...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a brilliant, easy way to get to Rottnest Island. Friendly staff and a comfy seat is all one needs to really chill out

Thank thomo3348
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was good. It was so cold inside even though it is winter outside. I don't think the A/C had to be that low. Everything was clear and the journeys were smooth.

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked as soon as the tours became available on the Rottnest Express site, changing other bookings to take the cruise. Then a bland email Whale Watching Season cancelled! I had to ring Australia to get a refund! Not impressed with any aspect of Rottnest...More

1  Thank AUKTourist
RottnestExpress, Front Office Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi AUKTourist Thank you for your feedback and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. The email you received was not to the standard we wish to deliver and we will be reviewing what is sent to customers in these rare situations. Although we are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ferry ride over to rottnest island. Staff were great. Picked up from our hotel and dropped back after. No complaints from me loved to whole trip.

Thank geoffj
RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi geoffj, Thanks for the feedback. we're glad to hear that you had a great day out on the island. We'll see you next time.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

our crossing was rough, bumby and horrible. i do suffer from sea sickness and i did take a tablet. ( it didnt work and on arrival had to be wheelchaired to nurses station) I acknowledge i didn't sit in the best spot. i like board...More

Thank karen a
RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi karen a, We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent trip to Rottnest Island. We most certainly do allow passengers to change their travel dates, or times, to travel on a more pleasant service. Whilst this information is stated in our...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Travelled on a rainy day with rough water. Ride from b shed to rottnest was bumpy resulting in several people throwing up. Return was much smoother without incident. Telethon Tuesday allows you to get cheaper ferry tickets . When travelling in winter, probably a good...More

Thank Michael N
RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Michael N, Thanks for the comments. The ocean crossing can get a bit rough in the winter months however the spate of inclement weather we have been having lately has meant that it was definitely bumpier than it normally is. Thankfully this weather appears...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

The check in procedures were efficient and staff were friendly and helpful. A short speedy crossing over to Rottnest Island.

Thank Suzanne820
RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Suzanne820, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed travelling with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Michelle

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19 August 2017|
Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi liv2409, Thanks for your question. The ferry will travel to Rottnest Island provided that the weather is within our safe operating protocols. If we have to cancel any services due to severe weather then we offer to... More
Margaret S
11 August 2017|
Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi Margaret S, Thanks for your question. We do offer a pick up from Pensione Hotel at 8:20am from the corner of Hay & Pier Streets for our Rottnest day tours. We hope to see you in November. Thanks, Michelle
Margaret S
29 July 2017|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi Margaret S, The 90 minute Discovery bus tour does offer an enjoyable and comprehensive tour of the island all whilst relaxing in air conditioned comfort. If you do wish to see more of the island there is also the... More