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  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Explore Rottnest Islands remote coastline on full-day tour from Perth of Fremantle. . Your adventure in the Indian Ocean includes a wildlife cruise around the island, where you’ll look for dolphins, seals and sea birds. You can also swim in clear turquoise waters, snorkel and dive among spectacular shipwrecks and reef formations, or cycle around the island and meet the local wildlife. You won’t need to pack your passport to get to this exotic island.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth
  • Begin your Rottnest Island tour from Perth and cruise down the Swan River past Millionaire's Row, or join the cruise in Fremantle
  • Wildlife cruise around the island to see dolphins, seals and birds
  • Pedal around the island on bike, meeting the local quokkas
  • Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is only a 40-minute hop from the Perth coast and a favorite weekend getaway for locals. Originally discovered by Dutch explorers in the 17th century, Rottnest Island has had an interesting history, as resting place for 13 shipwrecks, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp during the world wars.

Rotto, as the locals call it, is unchanged over time and still maintains its rustic charm, with original heritage buildings and minimal development. As an A-Class Nature Reserve, Rottnest is committed to maintaining the natural environment, with bicycles the main form of transport (cars are practically non-existent).

You can choose to start your full-day island experience starts from Perth with a cruise down the Swan River and enjoy morning tea while  passing local landmarks and the riverfront houses of Millionaire’s Row to the port town of Fremantle. Or you can choose to join the cruise in Fremantle. From Fremantle, it's just a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest Island.

Get to know Rottnest Island on a 90-minute guided wildlife cruise around the island, discovering secluded bays and inlets inhabited by birds, dolphins, seals and other marine life. The afternoon is free to explore the island at your leisure before departing for the mainland. Hire a bike and cycle out to one of the bays, go for a swim at the Basin, or meet the quokkas – Rottnest’s cute resident marsupials.

In the afternoon, get back on the cruiser to make your way back to Fremantle or up the Swan River and back to Perth.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed visiting Rottnest Island and going on the exciting ECO tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Lived up to expectations,good value for money experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Had a great time on this trip, would highly recommend it, so much fun surfing the ways and the tour guides were wonderful!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wow! What a brilliant trip :- The Wildlife Cruise is a MUST but be warned ... even the skipper said it was one of the best he'd had in 8 years of skippering the boat! Loads of wave jumping, heaps of dolphins and seals and perfect weather and some great sea swell. Dameo certainly knows how to handle that boat ... Thumbs up from me and my Mum and Dad quietly ... in their 70's :-D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Absolutely must do , we saw dolphins within minutes of leaving the berth .. An abundance of New Zealand Fur Seals, stringray, osprey and their nesting , Austrlian Sean lions ....the crew were fantastic friendly informative ..
It was a perfect day to share Austrailia Day Thank you Rottnest Express :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

As a family of 5 we rate this trip very highly, from the boat cruise along the Swan River and out to Rottnest.

The Adventure Boat Ride around Rottnest was a wild ride, but a highlight for our children. The commentary and Skipper were excellent in safety, commentary and comfort of passengers. It was such a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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