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 $119 Adult | $50 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.
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
Sunset cruise Amazing from start to finish. Wonderful crew, food and experience!
Will definitely be recommending this trip to all I know!Inspiration7273543523/02/2020
Best 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!chloepout19/11/2019
Rottnest Wild Seafood Cruise We couldn't wait for this day to come Thursday 9th January. We were lucky enough to be the only two on board this day to enjoy all to ourselves.
The crew were all lovely people who made our day enjoyable and boat was well maintained -
Thank You to Colin who helped us pull in the Lobster pots and guided us throughout the day, with his great knowledge of the area, Thank You to Ashleigh who cooked up an amazing fresh seafood feasts for us, we were so full! Thank You to Captain Sven for driving us around for the day and finding a fantastic location for our lunch !!
We have recommended the day to our other family members in Sydney who will also be booking when they go to WA next month!
The Ferry ride over to Rottnest Island was also very good on a clean ferry which also provided a great ride back in 4 metre waves!rjasiemsen12/01/2020
Must Do Cruise Great Day. Fantastic weather hosts and food/drinks. Didn’t want it to end. We absolutely would recommend this cruise.pwalker004324/11/2019
Best 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 W17/11/2019