Our idyllic Island

Unique coastal cruise location


The centrepiece of our interactive ocean tours is Western Australia’s most famous holiday hotspot, Rottnest Island.

Rottnest, or ‘Rotto’ as it is fondly known, is one of Australia’s most unique marine and nature playgrounds. The Island is also part of the world’s finest fishery and is home to a bountiful ocean full of delicious seafood delicacies.

Whether visiting for a day trip or an extended stay, this special place will etch amazing memories for you, that are life long.

Rottnest Cruises’ seafood lunch and evening sundowner cruises take you to the peak of enjoyment in this breathtaking location. On board our cruise you will be fully immersed in the Island’s fascinating marine environment.

Travelling to Rottnest

Many visitors to Rottnest Island choose to travel by ferry. The Island is only 18 kilometres from Perth, accessible by a short ferry trip with several departure points to choose from.

Three ferry operators run transfers to Rottnest from Perth City, North Fremantle (Rous Head), Fremantle (Victoria Quay) and Hillarys Boat Harbour in the northern suburbs of Perth. You can also travel to Rottnest by air, with several flight companies operating regular flights to and from the Island.

We offer Full-Day Packages, providing you with return ferry transfers and a whole day to enjoy on the Island. Please choose a Full-Day Package option when booking. Alternatively, you can book your own ferry tickets directly using the links below. Please note the latest departures times listed, so you can arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise no later than 10.45am.

FROM PERTH
Please book to depart no later than 8.45am
Rottnest Express
Sealink

FROM FREMANTLE
Please book to depart no later than 9.30am
Rottnest Express
Sealink

FROM HILLARYS
Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Fast Ferries

Journey by Air

Transfers are also available with Swan River Seaplanes, adding an extra element of adventure to your trip!

Daily departures are available with one-way or return flight options.

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A combined flight/lunch package is also available, which includes:

  • CBD hotel transfers to Queen Street Jetty
  • Return scenic seaplane flights from Perth to Rottnest Island
  • Transfers from Rottnest Island Airport to the Rottnest Island Settlement
  • Full inclusions of our 3-hour Wild Seafood Experience 5-course seafood banquet lunch
  • Approximately 4 hours of free leisure time to enjoy on the Island

View Package

Chris Helmsworth quokka selfie

About Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is an A-class Nature Reserve and marine sanctuary, with abundant marine life, flora, fauna and natural landscapes.

Dozens of secluded beaches and bays line its coast, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and surfing.

This is an place of remarkable history and heritage, with many spectacular walking trails and tours to enjoy.

The most well known resident on the Island is the ‘Quokka’ – a small marsupial, the size of a hare or domestic cat. During your visit to Rottnest, the Quokka is a furry friend you will be sure to meet.

There are a range of accommodation options to choose from at Rottnest. Please click below for further details and bookings.

Unique marine playground

Boating around Rottnest is truly magical. The Island’s waters are home to more than 400 species of fish and 20 species of tropical coral.

Our signature catch-and-dine seafood delicacy – the famous Western Rock Lobster – inhabits local oceans in abundance. Other seafood delights include several species of crab, such as the Blue Manna, plus various shrimps and prawns.

Underwater wonders of nature include Bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, Australian sea lions and migrating humpback whales.

To read more about Rottnest’s fascinating marine life, click here.