• 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

New Zealand Fur Seal Colony

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

Susan Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

My husband and I took the tour last Sunday and thought it was fantastic. The speed boat ride was lots of fun and the crew, Ollie and Talitha provided great commentary and went that extra mile to find the wildlife around the island. We then spent the rest of the day looking around the island and had lunch at the pub. It's a lovely place to visit whilst in WA. And yes it was very easy to see the quokkas.

Evangelia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had a blast! Great way to see the beautiful coast of the island. We were fortunate to come across a seal pup just a few weeks old, really special moment, he was adorable. High speed boat was heaps of fun!!!

Vivienne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Friday the 16th of March my sister and I booked a trip to Rottnest leaving from Fremantle at 9.30 AM on the Rottnest Ferry. We had booked a speed boat outing for an hour and a half going around the whole island. Damo the captain and Des the wildlife expert were our hosts. Instructions were given on how to exspierence a safer ride sitting at the back or more like a roller coaster at the front of the boat. Informing us if Damo sees a opportunity for adventure he is going to hit that wave so be ready for the thrills. Seeing dolphins and seals and then heading back to finish off with a couple of donuts naturally not to eat. Im sure everyone enjoyed the speed boat ride, I know my sister and I did

Kerry D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a fantastic day at Rottnest the speed boat tour made the day seeing the dolphins and seals up close was amazing.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Loved Rottnest Island and saw several Quokkas. The speed boat ride should not be missed. . We saw seals and stingrays up close riding in the boat. The boat took us to beautiful areas not accessed from the island.

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!

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