New Rottnest Seafood Cruise Coming Soon!

Catch-and-dine Rottnest seafood tour

*Our Rottnest seafood tour will soon have some exciting new additions! The new ‘Luxe Island Seafood Cruise’ will commence in October 2021 (and run through until April 2022). Check back on our website soon for updated tour information!*

Our Luxe Island Seafood Cruise brings the ultimate in ocean adventure to Western Australia’s favourite holiday island, Rottnest.

Designed for those who love fresh seafood, this half-day Rottnest boat cruise is the perfect blend of excitement and indulgence.

Our experienced boat crew will guide you through an unforgettable interactive experience out on the crystal-clear waters that Rottnest is famous for.

Dream no more. Live the dream on board your very own hands-on seafood soirée with Rottnest Cruises.

Rottnest has never tasted so good!

Ocean thrills

The ‘thrill of the catch’ will be yours to remember forever, as you pull up pots of Western Rock Lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it is commonly known in Australia).

Learn more about this unique and delicious ocean delicacy from our crew, then sit back and enjoy watching an exquisite seafood feast prepared right before you.

Hot off the barbecue, your lobster will be served as part of an indulgent 7-course menu (new menu coming soon!).

Your exquisite feast is paired with unlimited complimentary West Australian still and sparkling wines from Howard Park, plus quality bottled beers and soft drinks, served as you cruise.

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Tour Inclusions

*Our Rottnest seafood tour will soon have some exciting new additions! The new ‘Luxe Island Seafood Cruise’ will commence in October 2021 (and run through until April 2022). Check back on our website soon for updated tour information!*

  • A full day on Rottnest Island (up to 9 hours), with return ferry transfers from Fremantle, Hillarys or Perth, included in your package.
  • All-inclusive half-day seafood dining cruise on board our premium charter vessel, The Crusader III. Boat features a large open lower deck, an upper sun deck and spacious interior cabin with full kitchen facilities.
  • Complimentary local still and sparkling Howard Park wines, bottled beers and soft drinks throughout the tour.
  • Commentary, guidance and local sea knowledge from experienced crew.
  • Opportunity to haul in pots of live Western Rock Lobster.
  • Chance to touch, feel and learn about your catch.
  • Live action of a fresh seafood barbecue and open kitchen, with your lunch feast prepared before you.
  • Seafood banquet featuring your lobster catch and other ocean-fresh delicacies, followed by dessert. New menu coming soon!
  • Casual yet stylish dining, with white linen tablecloths and full crew service.
  • Opportunity to relax on board and enjoy prime coastal views while moored in the calm turquoise waters of Longreach or Parakeet Bay.
  • Option to swim or snorkel off the boat.

 

Where we cruise

 

Our half-day Luxe Island Seafood Cruise begins on Rottnest’s waterfront, among luxury yachts moored in Thomson Bay. We depart into crystal clear open waters of the Indian Ocean for an unforgettable journey of the senses.

As you enjoy a drink on arrival, we pass the famous Bathhurst Lighthouse on our way offshore in search of Western Rock Lobster.

After hauling in your lobster catch, we travel further along the coastline to find the most beautiful bay on the day (Longreach or Parakeet Bay), where we moor.

While anchored, indulge in a fresh seafood banquet fit for royalty (new menu coming soon!). Following your feast, we pull-up anchor and make our way back to Thomson Bay.

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  • 5 star ratingAmazing day out on the water From start to finish this day out was a fantastic experience. I was with two people who had never been to Rottnest, and the team on the boat ensured they saw it at its best.

    Initially going out to check the Crayfish pots, the team make you feel at ease going out to deeper water and share their knowledge on the local fishing, and wildlife you may see in an extremely friendly manner; including explaining conservation laws.

    Lunch was a bountiful feast while in one of the local bays which is prepared on-board while you wait. This included fresh fish and crayfish straight from the bbq, and local beverages. Swimming optional in the clear blue water.

    We had a group of 6 on the boat which was a great number, and the size of the boat happily takes slightly larger groups. We could not fault any part of the day, and will be looking at doing it again.

    20/10/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat Rottnest activity, would recommend Thought this tour was great value for money. Delicious food and wine, and a fun experience. Good way to see a bit of the island also. If you’re spending a few days over in Rottnest, definitely squeeze this tour in.

    105kiaram
    10/01/2020
  • 5 star ratingRather expensive but worth seeing WE visited Rottnest Island in February 2020. The beaches were wonderful. We got a lot of pleasure. On the other hand the ticket to get the Island was rathe expensive - 70 AUD

    Svetlana_Jam
    09/05/2020
  • 5 star ratingA Must-buy tour when you r at Rottnwest Island!! What an Experience.. having a nice weather.. greeted by nice crew when we boarded d boat... super friendly super welcoming... thorough explanation on lobster catching and anything u wanna know about lobbster.. then a nice dip while they prepare our dining experience.. food was Excellent!! Would come back for it.. now im Lobster-overload!!

    14/02/2020
  • 5 star ratingWe loved it! We had the best time on this cruise! I have been on this twice now and it was just as good the second time around. We had a wonderful sunny day and calm waters which made it perfect for relaxing on the boat with plenty of beautiful local wine and delicious seafood. We caught lots of crays and was excited to eat them freshly cooked straight from the sea to the bbq to my plate! The food was cooked to perfection by the chef! I also tasted my first cray sashimi! Would recommend this to anyone who loves relaxing and eating amazing seafood.

    Michelle F
    23/02/2020
  • 5 star ratingAmazing wild seafood experience This was an awesome trip with a really helpful and friendly crew, clean boat and amazing food + booze. As for the fresh crayfish.. simply amazing! Highly recommended

    nb190
    14/01/2020