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.
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
We 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 F23/02/2020
Wonderful experience Highly recommend this cruise! Beautiful drinks, food and views, with a chance to catch your own lunch.Camper82916024/02/2020
Amazing 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.dj09061221/10/2019
top notch Everyones very very friendly. And a nice bottomless wines.:) i think you should try it as anniversary/birthday treat.Sightseer6144657192906/05/2019
exquisite celebrated my partners birthday on board, the crew were very pleasant friendly and extremely helpful,
the day was amazing and the food was very filling which means we wanted more so fresh and delicious, the drinks were flowing as fast as the tide and it was just an awesome memorable day.
cheers to rottnest cruise 10/10darrell d06/02/2020