Hooked on Rotto

Fishing fun for all ages

Hooked on Rotto is a family-friendly catch-and-keep fishing tour in one of the world’s most idyllic locations.

This 2-hour trip is perfect for kids and families, plus occasional anglers or anyone learning to fish.

Departing from Thomson Bay, enjoy a blissful cruise on sparkling clear waters to try your hand at one of Rottnest Island’s most famous pastimes.

Absolutely no fishing experience is necessary, with training and guidance provided by Rottnest Cruises’ expert crew. All equipment, tackle and bait is supplied.

Catch & Keep Tour

Take in stunning Island views from our premium 69-ft vessel, The Crusader III, as we cruise along calm coastal waters in search of the day’s perfect fishing spot.

Healthy living corals surrounding Rottnest are a feeding ground abundant schools of fish.

We pull up anchor in one of the Island’s calm bays, then it’s your chance to fish for some of WA’s best-known nearshore species like Herring and Whiting.

We’ll even fillet your catch for you to take away with you!

Tour includes complimentary coffee, tea and water. You are also welcome to BYO drinks on board.

Price & Bookings


Only $79 Adult | $39 Child (5-12 years)

Free for children 4 years and under – all ages welcome with adult supervision



DATES Thursdays to Sundays
Tours operate more regularly during peak WA holiday periods.
Please check booking availability online or contact us to enquire.
TIME 5pm to 7pm
DEPARTS Thomson Bay Fuel Jetty, Rottnest Island
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure, as we leave promptly.
WHAT TO BRING All fishing equipment and bait is supplied, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Tour includes complimentary coffee, tea and water. You are welcome to BYO drinks on board.

Bring a camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing with a warm top, as it can get cool on the water. While the boat only travels a short distance, if you suffer from motion sickness it is recommended to take medication prior to arriving.





Rottnest’s waters are very healthy and productive for fishing, but there is no guarantee you will catch fish. We will, of course, help you as much as possible. During the West Coast demersal finfish closed season (15 October to 15 December 2019), under rules of the Department of Fisheries, our fishing tours will be restricted to allowable catch species only, with no demersal finfish to be caught and retained. We also offer deep-sea fishing trips for demersal fish (such as Dhufish) within season, however this requires a tailored itinerary. Please contact us to enquire.

All bookings subject to Rottnest Cruises’ Terms & Conditions.

  • 5 star ratingFabulous Wild Seafood Experience Great few hours spent onboard seeing parts of Rottnest Island from the water, catching lobsters, chatting with the crew, locals and other visitors and enjoying a scrumptious freshly caught seafood lunch with local wines.
    Highly recommended for friends, couples, or if travelling solo as people are so friendly

    Leanne S
  • 5 star ratingCatching Lobster and Seafood Cruise in Rottnest Island Very enjoyable and exciting cruise, free flow wines and we got a lot of lobsters. The seafood platter and lobsters are really delicious, worth to go.

  • 5 star ratingGreat A memorable experience. Lovely day. Nice friendly crew, lovely scenery, good catch, delicious food and drinks. Great fun, enjoyed it heeps. Thanks

    luciano c
  • 5 star ratingExcellent An entertaining day out with an abundance of seafood and drinks. Staff were so professional and ensured we all had a wonderful day out on the water.

  • 5 star ratingAmazing experience Absolutely loved the tour!!! Was so much fun and very interesting learning about the cray fish. Great guides and very accommodating.

    Sharn H
  • 5 star ratingBest excursion on Rottnest! Great fun, wonderful crew, and delicious food! Highly recommend doing this cruise on your visit to Rottnest. I would definitely do it again in the future. My husband and I loved the entire excursion. 5 course fresh and delicious Seafood meal, beautiful water and views.

    Jeanne W