Wild Seafood Experience

Catch-and-dine Rottnest seafood tour

Our Wild Seafood Experience brings the ultimate in ocean adventure to Western Australia’s favourite holiday island, Rottnest.

Designed for those who love fresh seafood, this 3 to 3.5-hour Rottnest boat cruise is the perfect blend of excitement and indulgence.

Our experienced boat crew will guide you through an unforgettable interactive experience out on the crystal-clear waters that Rottnest is famous for.

Dream no more. Live the dream on board your very own hands-on seafood soirée with Rottnest Cruises.

Rottnest has never tasted so good!

Ocean thrills

The ‘thrill of the catch’ will be yours to remember forever, as you pull up pots of Western Rock Lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it is commonly known in Australia).

Learn more about this unique and delicious ocean delicacy from our crew, then sit back and enjoy watching an exquisite seafood feast prepared right before you.

Hot off the barbecue, your lobster will be served as part of an indulgent five-course menu (scroll down for full menu inclusions).

  • Your adventure begins with canapes and drinks upon boarding.
  • Then comes a deluxe seafood platter, packed with as much West Australian produce as possible. Includes sashimi salmon, Blue Swimmer crabs, fresh shucked oysters, West Australian king prawns and marinated West Coast Octopus.
  • Australian barramundi fillets with Asian fusion tartare.
  • Your fresh-caught lobster then arrives before you, prepared barbecued or sashimi-style.
  • Finally comes dessert, with tropical fruits, and pineapple and coconut cream bites.

Your exquisite feast is paired with unlimited complimentary West Australian wines (Howard Park label), plus quality bottled beers and soft drinks, served as you cruise.

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Tour Inclusions

  • A full day on Rottnest Island (up to 9 hours), with return ferry transfers from Fremantle, Hillarys or Perth, included in your package.
  • All-inclusive 3/3.5-hour Wild Seafood Experience on board our premium charter vessel, The Crusader III. Boat features a large open lower deck, an upper sun deck and spacious interior cabin with full kitchen facilities.
  • Canapes and drinks served on arrival, among luxury boats moored in Rottnest’s Thomson Bay.
  • Unlimited local still and sparkling wines, bottled beers and soft drinks throughout the tour.
  • Commentary, guidance and local sea knowledge from experienced crew.
  • Opportunity to haul in pots of live Western Rock Lobster.
  • Chance to touch, feel and learn about your catch.
  • Live action of a fresh seafood barbecue and open kitchen, with your lunch feast prepared before you.
  • Seafood banquet featuring your lobster catch and other ocean-fresh delicacies, followed by dessert. See full menu below.
  • Casual yet stylish dining, with white linen tablecloths and full crew service.
  • Opportunity to relax on board and enjoy prime coastal views while moored in the calm turquoise waters of Longreach or Parakeet Bay.
  • Chance to try your hand at fishing, with rods and bait supplied (on request).
  • Option to swim or snorkel off the boat.

 

MENU
Deluxe 5-Course Banquet

Arrival
Step on board and enjoy:

canapes with sparkling wine, beer or soft drink

Fresh Seafood Platter
featuring as much West Australian produce as possible:

Sashimi Salmon
Mandurah Blue Swimmer Crabs
Freshly-shucked Oysters
West Australian King Prawns
Marinated West Coast Octopus

Fish

Grilled Australian Barramundi fillets,
with Asian fusion tartare

Lobster

Your freshly-caught Western Rock Lobster
prepared BBQ or sashimi-style

Accompaniments

Fragrant Thai lemongrass rice
Broccoli & snow pea salad with sesame seed dressing
Fresh bread and butter
Condiments

Dessert

Tropical fruits platter
Pineapple & coconut cream bites

Beverages
Served complimentary throughout the cruise:

Unlimited, free-flowing
West Australian wines (from Howard Park)
Quality bottled beers
Soft drinks

Please note – menu may have some seasonal variations.

Price & Bookings

 

All-inclusive, with ferry transfers

FULL-DAY VALUE PACKAGE

 

OR
price for tour only, excluding ferry transfers

Only $199 Adult | $139 Child (5-12 years)

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Dates – Tours run Thursday to Sunday (subject to a minimum total number of guests on board), with guaranteed departures (no minimum) on Saturdays.*

Time – 11am to 2/2.30pm (approx. 3 to 3.5 hours, depending on location of cray pots)

Departs Thomson Bay Fuel Jetty, Rottnest Island
(please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure as we leave promptly)

What to Bring – camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing with a warm top, as it can get cool on the water. If wanting to swim off the boat, please wear bathers and bring a towel – swimming waiver will need to be signed. We travel on the open ocean, so if you suffer from motion sickness, please take medication prior to arriving.

Please note – advance bookings required. If booking within 24 hours prior to the cruise, please call our booking office on (+61 8) 9586 1136.

* In the unlikely event we don’t achieve the minimum number of passengers to run our tour, we will contact you to reschedule or if we cannot find a suitable date, will refund you in full.

Tour not ideal for children under the age of 5.

All bookings subject to Rottnest Cruises’ Terms & Conditions.

 

Full-Day Package

Purchase our all-inclusive full-day package from

$259 Adult | $174 Child

when booked on our website using code ‘SAVEONLINE’

 

Package includes:

  • Fully-inclusive 9-hour value package.
  • Rottnest Island return ferry transfers. Choose to depart from Perth (Barrack Street), Fremantle or Hillarys – see ferry timetable.
  • 3 to 3.5-hour Wild Seafood Experience (11am to 2/2.30pm), including chef-prepared 5-course banquet lunch, unlimited beverages, boat cruise, commentary and activities.
  • Plus up to 6 hours of time to spend at your leisure on the Island.

Click on the ferry timetable below to see our package departure times with ferry operators
Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries and Sealink.

Ferry Timetable

Departures from Perth (Barrack Street), Fremantle or Hillarys.

rottnest Island ferry package

 

  • 5 star ratingExcellent An entertaining day out with an abundance of seafood and drinks. Staff were so professional and ensured we all had a wonderful day out on the water.

    Passport509950
    14/05/2019
  • 5 star ratingFantastic from start to finish! Loved our 3 hour cruise with the crew, we met up with friends we had not seen in 10 years and two other couples on board. It was a beautiful boat, plenty of room and comfortable seating. Food was amazing and the drinks kept flowing! Lovely range of wines to choose from too. We caught a heaps of lobsters (crays) which was great fun to participate in - although most had to go back into the ocean as female we caught plenty for our lunch. We were lucky also to see some humpback whales - the first time for me so fantastic! Anchored in Parakeet Bay for our lunch, such a beautiful day, great company, delcious food and wonderful crew. Thank you so much for everything!

    472cazg
    18/10/2019
  • 5 star ratingtop notch Everyones very very friendly. And a nice bottomless wines.:) i think you should try it as anniversary/birthday treat.

    Sightseer61446571929
    06/05/2019
  • 5 star ratingA Fantastic Experience! Informative, delicious, friendly and fun.
    A great crew who know their stuff and the freshest seafood you could possibly get all in a beautiful part of the world.

    GoPlaces64469667073
    13/03/2019
  • 5 star ratingHighlight of our Perth visit We had a fabulous time with the Rottnest Cruise crew. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the excitement of our mini version of “Deadliest Catch”. It was a highlight of our entire three weeks in Australia and certainly the day to Rottnest Island. Worth the money and time.

    Melanie M
    06/05/2019
  • 5 star ratingWild 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.

    TravelQueenJean
    21/04/2019