Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

Perth, Australia

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A piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island is a favorite day trip getaway due to its white-sand beaches, isolated turquoise bays, biking paths and vehicle-free environment. Travel to the island on the high-speed ferry from either Perth or Fremantle—make your choice when booking. Then spend your time on the island however you please before returning the same day by ferry. Popular activities include snorkeling, biking and looking for quokkas, the resident wildlife.
  • 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
Your Rottnest Island ferry departs from either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. If leaving from Perth, you’ll cruise down the Swan River through the city to reach Fremantle, from where it’s a 25-minute ride across the ocean to Rotto, as it’s known to locals.
When you arrive, you are free to explore the island—and its 63 beaches and 20 bays—however you wish. There are plenty of spots to get wet with a swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard or surf, or just relax on the sand and watch yachts bobbing in the water. The most popular activity for visitors is renting a bike on the island to cruise leisurely along the scenic roads, where no cars are allowed. If you’re interested in history, check out sites like Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island Museum, Pilot Boathouse or the Salt Store and Exhibition Centre. And don’t forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife, particularly the island’s native quokkas. (All entrance fees, activities, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.)
At the end of your full day on the island, head back to Fremantle or Perth on the return ferry.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Simon H
, Jan 2019

Ferry left on time. Booking was easy. Bike riding and snorkeling was fun. Beaches were spectacular. Staff on ferry and island were very friendly.

Ian H
, Jan 2019

Very comfortable ferry trip and lots to do on Rottnest. Well worth a day's trip - the hop on hop off bus is a great way to see the island.

James M
, Dec 2018

Leaving from Perth allows us to see the city from the river. The commentary provided was good and the trip passed without delays. The ferry is comfortable even with some swell outside the harbour. The island is a must see when visiting Perth.

, Sep 2018

it was mentioned that e-voucher is accepted but i was not sure was the e-voucher equivalent to e-ticket. emailed viator but had no reply.

, Aug 2018

Great day out, excellent.

Liping Z
, Feb 2016

Very beautiful beach. My friend and I went riding and snorkeling on Rottenest. Very great experience.

John G
, Nov 2015

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

Josephine H
, Oct 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
, Aug 2015

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

Lorraine H
, Jun 2015

This tour was amazing!

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