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 $139 Adult | $50 Child (5-12 years)
Free for children 4 years and under – all ages welcome with adult supervision
Please contact us to request a date outside of this period.
|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.
Wonderful tour Just a great day out, on the day of the channel swim. Cold beer on arrival, and canapes. Crew couldn't have been more helpful. Caught a heap of lobsters (crays) and had to throw some back. Great food. Met some great people too.PRoberts_198025/02/2020
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
Must do This was our first visit to Perth and Rottnest Island. The tour was the highlight of our holiday. Highly recommend everyone do it!mike1973201917/11/2019
Amazing cruise!! My husband and I loved this cruise! Amazing seafood, great fun pulling cray pots and very friendly crew. Would recommend to anyone wanting to explore Rotto by boat.Robert J12/11/2019
Fabulous 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 friendlyLeanne S17/11/2019
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