4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

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  • Location:Perth, Australia
  • Duration:Varies

Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

Rottnest Island is widely regarded as one of Western Australia’s treasures, with numerous white sandy beaches, secluded bays, abundant wildlife and fascinating history. Hop on the ferry from Perth or Fremantle to Rottnest Island and enjoy free time to explore the coast, walking trails, car-free roads and historical sites at leisure, before returning on the afternoon ferry to the mainland.


  • Rottnest ferry same-day round-trip ticket, from Fremantle or Perth
  • Includes the Rottnest Island Authority Fee
  • Relax on the scenic 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle to Rottnest Island
  • Choose to spend your time as you like on Rottnest Island, enjoying the beaches, walking trails, bicycling and water sports
  • Look for wildlife such as quokka (a marsupial known as the kangaroo rat) and a New Zealand fur seal colony
  • Rent snorkel gear, surfboards, paddleboards, bikes and other equipment (own expense) on the island

What You Can Expect

Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

Explore Rottnest Island on a day trip!

You’ll have the choice to catch the ferry to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle. If you're traveling from Perth, you’ll motor down Swan River to Fremantle before continuing on the journey to Rottnest Island, 25 minutes from Fremantle. How you spend your time on arrival is then up to you!

With 20 bays and 63 beaches dotted along the coast, you’ll find plenty of places to snorkel, swim, surf or stand up paddleboard. Or rent a bike (own expense) and pedal along car-free roads to a secluded bay. Families can enjoy kid-oriented activities at the family fun park or aqua park. If you’re a history buff, check out the Rottnest Island Museum, Lomas Cottage, the Salt Store and Exhibition Center or the Pilot Boathouse. You’ll discover why Rottnest Island is a favorite of locals and visitors alike! Just note that all entrance fees and activities are at your own expense.

After a full day exploring the island at your leisure, you’ll return on the afternoon ferry to Fremantle or Perth.

Customer Reviews

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the best days of our lives !!! The ferry staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Josephine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My friends and I had fun cycling around the island to explore different corners of this amazing island and taking pictures of the breathtaking scenic views of the island. We also had fun playing with the quokkas! It was a very unique experience for all of us!!

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous white sand beaches to see and all were deserted. Hired a tandem to travel around island. Saw plenty of cute qokkas.

Stuart S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Xueling C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Beautiful island. I will come again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great, fast service. The ferry is very clean and nicely decorated. Will use again as we loved the destination of Rottnest Island.

Lorraine H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

David W

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

An interesting day on Rottnest island.

Sophia D

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Great trip, enjoyed the visit to Rottnest, scenic and the Quokka's were adorable.
Would be better if the ferry was on time as we missed the hop on-hop off bus and had to wait an hour for the next one. Also an expensive day as had to get bus tickets and pay extra for tours on the island.

Sharon L

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

The ferry trip from Perth was too long. Took two and a half hours to reach Rottnest Island. Commentary and staff were helpful but it would be good if there was a direct ferry service without all the stops.The island itself was brilliant. I enjoyed my day immensely.

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