Cast & Cruise Sundowner
Fishing, Seafood, Sunset, Drinks
As the sun slowly sets, soak up the magic of Rottnest Island’s golden glow on board our relaxed 2-hour Cast & Cruise Sundowner.
Departing from Thomson Bay, then dropping anchor in a tranquil bay, this is a classic West Australian boating experience on our premium 69-ft boat, The Crusader III.
Sip, socialise and take in breathtaking views of the Island’s coastline while you relax. You’ll be served seafood canapes along the way and can even throw in a line to fish!
This sundowner is the perfect way to end your day at Rottnest.
See in the night
Enjoy complimentary beverages, including still and sparkling premium wines from Howard Park, quality bottled beers and soft drinks. Dine on ocean-inspired canapes created by a private chef, featuring a fusion of local ingredients with fresh West Australian seafoods.
From this prime vantage point, relax to admire the Island’s stunning scenery, such as Bathhurst Lighthouse and Pinky’s Beach.
While at anchor in one of the Island’s calm bays, you may like to cast a line to try your hand at catching some of WA’s best-known nearshore fish, such as Herring and Whiting. Equipment, bait and expert guidance is provided. Our chef will happily cook your catch to enjoy on board, or you can take it away with you.
Finish with a picture-perfect view of sunset skies over Rottnest’s sparkling ocean. Pure magic!
Sunset Seafood Tastes
Prepared by our onboard chef:
Smoked Salmon Canapes
featuring ocean-fresh local seafood
Prawn Fish Cakes
with Nam Chim sauce
with grilled Australian Barramundi
Served throughout the cruise:
Premium still and sparkling wines from Howard Park
Quality local and imported bottled beers
Please note – menu may have some seasonal variations.
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
We want all guests to love our cruise experience. So, of course, we can accommodate some food intolerances or specific dietary needs as far as reasonably practical, but please inform us with at least 24 hours’ notice (or preferably when making your booking). Please contact us to discuss. We can cater for non-seafood eaters, vegans and gluten intolerances, with advance notice. You are also welcome to bring your own food items on board.
Our boat has very limited storage space, so notification of food intolerances on the day is unlikely to be able to be accommodated, as logistics are planned in advance.
Price & Bookings
Only $99 Adult | $30 Child (5-12 years)
Free for children 4 years and under – all ages welcome with adult supervision
|DATES||Daily December/January and available on request outside of this period for groups of 6 or more adults.
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||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.
Tour fully-inclusive of complimentary beverages and chef-prepared seafood canapes.
Fishing is optional. All fishing equipment and bait is supplied, or you’re welcome to bring your own.
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.
top notch Everyones very very friendly. And a nice bottomless wines.:) i think you should try it as anniversary/birthday treat.Sightseer6144657192906/05/2019
An absolute must do!!! One of the best ways to enjoy Rottnest, our oceans and seafood. Just sensational in every way. You will wish you could do this everyday.38kirsty22/01/2020
Wild Seafood luncheon cruise This was totally awesome and needs to be on everybody's bucket list. The crew were helpful, the alcohol plentiful and great quality, the crayfish hauls were informative and interesting, and really explained all about crayfish and the industry. The luncheon served on linen tablecloths was delicious including fresh caught crayfish served sashimi and barbequed along with other seafood and salads. Really great day out ending in a swim from the back of the boat if you bought you swimmers.TravelQueenJean21/04/2019
Catching 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.apple828pie30/01/2020
Excellent outing on Rotto, first class service, professional as it gets. Such a great addition to those looking to elevate the Rottnest island getaway. As a day trip you get to set out on the water, catch some amazingly fresh crayfish (lobster like shellfish) and enjoy the fruits of your catch with a supplemented first class meal. Take your swimsuit and towel. The trip lands you back around 2pm leaving plenty of time to get a quokka selfie and complete a quick bike tour on a short circuit. I really enjoy this, and it was made special by a professional staff in all aspects of boat safety, fishing knowledge, and food/beverage service. Worth the price, would do again, met some great people on the trip.J M19/11/2019
Twilight cruise Absolutely fantastic evening! 7 girls did the twilight cruise in celebration of a birthday. The staff were outstanding in their hospitality and the free flowing drinks where certainly flowing! Food was lovely too, very fresh. Highly recommended.Tracie B11/02/2020