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Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

Product ID: 25049
Take on Rottnest Island on this full-day adventure from Perth or Fremantle. Includes same-day roundtrip ferry transfers to the island, a 1.5-hour thrilling wildlife boat ride around the island, and gives you time to explore the island at your leisure.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Combine adventure and exploration on a Rottnest Island day trip from Perth or Fremantle
  • Enjoy same-day roundtrip ferry transfers plus a 90-minute adventure boat tour
  • See humpback whales, seals, dolphins, and giant ospreys throughout the year
Full description
Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore. 

When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime. 

This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experience will be an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative one. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks. 

After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Rottnest Island admission fee
  • Pick-up available from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels by arrangement (book at least 24 hours in advance and confirm with the local tour operator)
  • Return ferry transfers to Rottnest Island
  • Swan River Cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
  • Guided introduction walking tour
  • 90-minute Rottnest adventure boat tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Additional activities

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Important information
Know before you go
• Ticket includes Rottnest Island Admission Fee of $18.50 for adults and $7.00 for children
• Minimum age for children is 4 years old
• Ferry tickets valid for same-day return from selected departure point
• Complimentary pick-up and drop off is available from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels, subject to availability, and must be pre-booked via phone
• Please note that pick-up must be booked at least 24 hours prior to your tour and be confirmed directly with the local tour operator. Last-minute requests cannot always be accommodated, so please book your pick-up in advance to avoid disappointment
• Adventure Boat is only available between late September and May and is weather dependent
• Adventure boat not suitable for expectant mothers, passengers with a pre-existing back injury or passengers confined to a wheelchair
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We booked the tour whilst still in the UK looking through other reviews and were not disappointed. Got on the Rottnest Express in Perth and travelled down the Swan River to Freemantle the views absolutely amazing. We booked the tour which included the Adventure Boat Tour, it was fantastic, Des and Guy took us around the island showing us all the sealife, dolphins seals sealions, brilliant. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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December 25, 2019

The adventure boat cruise was awesome! However we were a bit confused on arrival at the island, expecting to find a tour guide waiting to do a guided tour. Apparently this is something you have to sort out yourself (ie join one of the existing tours). This was fine, we just felt it should have been explained a little better at time of booking. We also ended up purchasing the $20 bus tickets to travel around the island while waiting for the adventure boat ride.

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October 26, 2019

fantastic day great customer service.

apart from the first person I spoke with. they were in the process of opening up. and I wanted clarification I was in the right place she was a bit rude. other wise all other staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. adventure boat. great fun. funny guide but very informative. had a great day

April 27, 2019

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Rottnest Express

Product ID: 25049