• Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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See Rottnest Island from the water on this day trip that includes a 1.5-hour high-speed adventure wildlife boat ride. Travel to the island, a favorite local getaway due to its secluded beaches and relaxing environment, by high-speed ferry from Perth or Fremantle. Then embark on a adventure thrill ride to look for seals, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life. Afterward, you have free time on the island to explore independently; perhaps rent a bike or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches. When booking, you may upgrade to include lunch, if you wish.


  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth
  • Start from Perth to cruise down the Swan River past Millionaire's Row, or join the ferry in Fremantle
  • Enjoy a thrill-ride wildlife cruise around the island to see dolphins, seals and birds
  • Watch for quokkas, the local marsupials
  • Upgrade to include lunch at Karma Rottnest
  • Spend free time exploring the island independently

What You Can Expect

Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride

Rottnest Island

Your Rottnest Island day trip starts in either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. From Perth, hop aboard your ferry for a ride down the Swan River, enjoying views of upscale homes and yacht clubs that line the shore. When you get to Fremantle, where the river dumps into the Indian Ocean, pick up more passengers for the ride across the ocean to Rotto, as the island is referred to by locals.

When you arrive, embark on your 1.5-hour thrilling high-speed wildlife cruise that takes you around the island’s many isolated bays and beaches, where you can watch for sea life like dolphins, seals and birds. After your adventure cruise, you are free to spend the afternoon at your leisure to explore the island however you wish. Perhaps rent a bike to travel down the car-free roads, go swimming or snorkeling in the turquoise water, or search for quokkas, the small marsupials who live on the island. (Activities, entrance fees, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.) If you select the lunch option when booking, head to Karma Rottnest for your included meal.

Maybe visit one of the historical attractions to learn about the heritage of Rottnest, which was discovered by Dutch explorers in the 1600s and has since been home to shipwrecks, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp. Today, as an A-class nature reserve, it’s beloved for its tranquil atmosphere, rustic charm and minimal development.

When your time on Rottnest is up, return to Fremantle or Perth by ferry.

Customer Reviews

Dan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Absolutely the best tour trip my wife and I have ever had the scenery around the island is amazing still pristine and unspoiled by tourism would recommend this tour to anyone you will get the thrill of your life and the crew of the fast speed boat Captain Guy and Des were excellent just make sure you sit at the middle to back of the boat as it can get pretty bumpy highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was an amazing experience. Not been before Cant wait to go again Speed boat was awesome


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Henry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The Speed boat ride was really exciting, we watched a few humpback whales on the way to Rottnest Island! The guide was very friendly and informative. The dolphins and seals are great too, definitely worthwhile trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

One of our favourite tours, the wildlife trip was amazing and we got to see lots of whales and other wildlife. The weather was beautiful and we spent a good few hours chilling out on the island seeing the quokkas!

Lynn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The Rottnest Island tour was our favorite activity in Perth. The fast boat ride around the island was fascinating full of fauna and lovely scenery. We enjoyed the beach, and loved seeing the quokkas on our walk back to the ferry.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was amazing! After a ferry ride from Fremantle down the Swan river and across the ocean to Rottsnest Island, we were loaded onto the Speed boat. Had fun riding the waves. Saw surfing dolpins, sting rays, fighting seals, and other wild life. After all the sight seeing and a wild ride on the waves we returned to Thomson Bay and still had time for lunch or walk during which I went to the beach and observed the local birds and those little marsupials, quarka?? Rotts? anyways, they were really cute and they are not afraid of humans so please keep your distance to protect them. Would recommend this to anyone who has time for a full day trip while in Perth. This island also looks like a great place to spend a week or so for a great beach vacation with children. Would suggest taking this tour while there as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Wonderful tour.

Irina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Really great tour and experience! Our best regards to our skipper and our guide this day on wildlife cruise! They are professionals and they were very friendly to us!!! Thank you!

sue r United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent day out, little swell on the crossing and wildlife cruise, but weather was sunny and very hot, after lunch hired a couple of bikes to cycle round Island.
Only point to add is that you need to queue at Quay B at the Rottnest ferry ticket office to exchange voucher for your tickets for day trip, this was missing from instructions issued by Viator

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