• Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Take a day trip to Rottnest Island, a popular Perth getaway due to its white-sand beaches, secluded bays, scenic bike paths and vehicle-free atmosphere. Travel to the island, just off the coast, by high-speed ferry, and then explore at your leisure with included bike rental. Some options are snorkeling or following the trails to West End, Wadjemup or Bathurst Longhouses, the pink salt lakes or include lunch at Karma Rottnest. When booking, select the option that corresponds to your departure location—either Perth or Fremantle.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle including return ferry ride
  • Up to 1-hour scenic Swan River Cruise past local landmarks and Millionaire’s Row (length depending on option selected) including live commentary by the ferry skipper
  • See spectacular iconic locations including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End boardwalk
  • Spot the island’s famous marsupial, the quokka, and marine life such as dolphins and fur seals
  • Enjoy free exploring the island on your bike at your own leisure
  • Enjoy lunch at Karma Rottnest (if option selected)

What You Can Expect

Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle

Rottnest Island

If you’re departing from Perth, your Rottnest Island day trip starts with the ferry ride along the Swan River, which takes you past luxurious homes and yacht clubs on the water. When you arrive in Fremantle, pick up more passengers; if you select the Fremantle option when booking, you’ll board the ferry here. Then speed across the Indian Ocean to reach the island. As you disembark from the ferry, pick up your included bike rental from the friendly crew.

Known to locals as Rotto, the island is beloved for its tranquil, relaxing environment, due largely to its no-cars-allowed policy. Explore the island independently; You might like to settle on one of the 20 bays and 63 secluded beaches or perhaps visit the iconic Wadjemup or Bathurst Lighthouses. Choose to visit attractions such as Lomas Cottage, Rottenest Island Museum or Pilot Boathouse. You might like to ride to the West End where you can stroll along the boardwalk admiring coastal views and lookout for seals at Cathedral Rocks and keep your eyes peeled for humback whales - late September - November. When you stop for breaks, make sure to keep your eyes open for quokkas, the local marsupials who call the island home.

Your trip ends with the return ferry ride to Fremantle or Perth.

Customer Reviews

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Weather was fabulous, ferry ride was quick. Cycling was fun and the snorkelling was fun.

Vivian D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great service and location.

Yveta S Schweiz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Sehr schöne Tour, man hat genügend Zeit die Insel mit dem Velo zu erkundigen, das Essen im Restaurant war sehr lecker.

Kelly N United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Reliable pick-up and bike rental. There is no tour guide, but this is okay since the island is small and easy to navigate

Debbie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a slick operation. Everything was on time. The only problem was it would have been nice when you book on Viator you got a boarding pass on to the boat. When we got there we had to line up in a huge line to show them our documents to get tickets to boarding the boat.
A lot of stress with everyone hurrying as the boat was loading.

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.

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