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 ratingFantastic from start to finish! Loved our 3 hour cruise with the crew, we met up with friends we had not seen in 10 years and two other couples on board. It was a beautiful boat, plenty of room and comfortable seating. Food was amazing and the drinks kept flowing! Lovely range of wines to choose from too. We caught a heaps of lobsters (crays) which was great fun to participate in - although most had to go back into the ocean as female we caught plenty for our lunch. We were lucky also to see some humpback whales - the first time for me so fantastic! Anchored in Parakeet Bay for our lunch, such a beautiful day, great company, delcious food and wonderful crew. Thank you so much for everything!

  • 4 star ratingWonderful experience A very comfortable boat, interesting and fun crew topped off with a fabulous lunch including many gluten free options. Highly recommend this special trip.

    Richard W
  • 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 ratingBest Day. Highly recommend! Small group of like minded people. Lots of room on the boat. Greeted by staff with a smile and cold bev the minute we arrived. Trip was fun and informative. We pulled in 6 cray in total. The food was so good! Loved trying seafood id never eaten before, no better time to try considering how fresh. Love love loved every minute! We had a great time with the crew and other guests. Met some people that we later shared dinner with after having so much fun together!

  • 5 star ratingA Fantastic Experience! Informative, delicious, friendly and fun.
    A great crew who know their stuff and the freshest seafood you could possibly get all in a beautiful part of the world.

  • 5 star ratingHighlight of our Perth visit We had a fabulous time with the Rottnest Cruise crew. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the excitement of our mini version of “Deadliest Catch”. It was a highlight of our entire three weeks in Australia and certainly the day to Rottnest Island. Worth the money and time.

    Melanie M