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  • Location:Perth, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle

Enjoy the relaxed casual environment of Rottnest Island, one of the most unique islands in the world, just off the coast of Perth. After cruising down the Swan River and across the open ocean, you’ll arrive on the island, ready to begin your full-day adventure. Explore the island by bike (the only form of transport – cars are not allowed), discover secluded beaches, snorkel among the reefs and meet the local wildlife. You have the option to depart from Perth or Fremantle.


  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Depart from Perth and cruise down the Swan River, past local landmarks and Millionaire’s Row
  • Snorkel in the pristine bays (equipment included if option selected)
  • Cycle around the island and discover secluded beaches (bike rental included)
  • Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle

Rottnest Island

Set off from Perth in the morning, and begin your day trip to Rottnest Island by cruising down the Swan River toward the port town of Fremantle. Pass by local landmarks and the majestic houses of Millionaire’s Row. After a quick stop to collect passengers in Fremantle, it’s a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest.

Affectionately known as Rotto, the island has a relaxed atmosphere, pristine beaches and great snorkeling, diving and surfing, making it a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.

Get acquainted with the town settlement area on a guided walking tour. Discover the interesting history of the island from shipwrecks and early settlers to ghosts and penal colonies. The rest of your day is free to explore the island before the ferry departs for the mainland later in the afternoon.

Grab a bike and head to the lookout points or one of the island’s many beaches for a swim and snorkel among the reefs. With wide-open roads and no cars, the island provides easy and fun cycling. Experience the remote beauty of the island as you cycle past friendly quokkas (the island’s cute resident marsupials) and local birds.

In the afternoon, board the boat for your journey back to Fremantle. For those booked from Perth, your cruise will continue up the Swan River and back to Perth.

Customer Reviews

Emilie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The 25 naut winds made it too hard for me to bicycle the island, but that had nothing to do with the tour. They left promptly and were easy to reach. The bicycles worked fine. I loved the daring small museum which did a good job of evoking the sad aboriginal convict history of the island. And then to negate that sad affect, the jubilant leavers who had just finished their exams were having a merry time in the small cottages for let.

Paul R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Thoroughly recommend this tour with the bike hireand snorkel weather/season permitting. Peaceful, tranquil, able to tour the island at your own leisure, either make a picnic, or eat at one of the establishments there. Great scenery, wildlife, and a nice peaceful tranquility. Bicycle riding suits all levels. Tour guide on express boat down very knowledgeable too. Good value for money

Nicola W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Good expensive

David T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Had an awesome day started with our ferry ride down the swan river saw some absolutely amazing wealth with the size and position of some of the houses then onto Fremantle which is a amazing port .then of to Rottnest lunch bike riding and snorkeling all in our pre played tour thank you so much David

Sarah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A fantastic day out and tour! I loved the island and wish I could stay longer. The cycling was great, however we didn’t really take advantage of the snorkelling gear.

We were a group three girls in our late 20’s / early 30’s with average fitness levels (maybe slightly lower)

The weather conditions were perfect for cycling. We started off the day with cycling the coast to Cape of York and stopping for a break before heading back using the Defence road, then Digby Drive passing through the lakes.

We had lunch at the Rottnest Lodge. We had a pleasant surprise to find that lunch was included in the tour price as we didn’t realise this before boarding the boat. Brilliant added bonus.
Lunch was very nice. It was a small buffet that was fairly busy which meant that the food was constantly fresh.
The staff were excellent. One waiter bought beef to our table so we didn’t have to wait for it and a waitress took us to an area in the lodge were it was guaranteed to find quokkas as we hadn’t seen them yet.

In the afternoon we cycled to Parker point. This seemed a bit more strenuous which could be because it seemed a little hillier or because we had heaps to eat at lunch.
On the way back we stopped for a quick drink at Hotel Rottnest, which had an awesome outside area that overlooks the water.

The process of collecting and returning the bikes and snorkelling gear was too easy.
Most of the bikes seemed rusty, which isn’t really a surprise considering the amount they get sprayed with salt water of the ferry. My bike made a slight squeaking noise as I cycled, but wasn’t too bad. A lot of the bikes didn’t locked, but by the end of the day no one was locking them anyway.

I loved Rottnest and I would like to stay longer on the island. Definitely worth a visit!
I thought that this tour was a very well organised way to get there.

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Very good trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. I picked up the ferry from Perth City - do be warned its a long trip to Rottnest from there, we were on the boat at 8.30 and it was gone 11 by the time we got to Rottnest, so do be prepared to spend a long time travelling if you pick the boat up from the city. The alternative is to get the boat at Fremantle. Lovely cycle round the island, although my 70 year old mother found the hills hard! The beaches were beautiful and the quokkas were seriously cute. A really good day out.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Rottnest Island is amazing! Due to high tides, we bused from central Perth to Freemantle where we boarded the express boat. The boat ride was uneventful and comfortable. Bicycles were ready on the pier and I quickly embarked on a lovely tour of the island. I believe it's about 18km around and is generally fairly flat. I made a point of stopping at every lookout and point of interest. The day was beautiful, the water was crystal clear and every beach was amazing. The entire ride took approximately3 hours at a very leisurely pace.

Eleanor D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Had the best day. Got my husband to ride a bike for the first time in years. Sat in the pub and had lovely food and beer. Perfect spot


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

nice seafood~~~i took the best photo shot there


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

Very enjoyable day at Rottnest Island. Ferry from Perth to the island was comfortable and informative- with lots of historical facts and trivia and bike / snorkel rental process was very easy. Island itself has stunning scenery and the beaches are top notch. If riding a bike make sure you take plenty of water with you. Definately one of those experiences that is a "must do" whilst visiting Perth!

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