Day trip

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

4.5 / 5

59 reviews

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

From US$ 83.30 per person

Spend the day on Rottnest Island with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth, as well as an air-conditioned, 1-hour 45-minute bus tour. Discover the best that Rottnest has to offer on this informative and panoramic tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours - 1 day
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy round-trip ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth to Rottnest Island
  • Explore the island with your air-conditioned 1-hour 45-minute bus tour
  • Discover the amazing flora, and wildlife, as well as colonial and maritime history
Full description

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations.

When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too.

The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

Includes
  • Same-day return ferry tickets
  • 1-hour 45-minute bus tour with commentary
  • Island admission fees
  • Swan River scenic cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
  • Hotel transfer from select Perth locations (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Date

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please specify your preferred return time and/or date when booking
  • After booking, you will receive instructions on how to confirm your booking with the local partner and receive your boarding passes
  • You may be able to change your service to an alternate departure (subject to availability) with 60 minutes notice for the tour operator
  • In the event that your preferred departure is unavailable, you will be put on the next available return ferry
  • Passengers (excluding infants) are welcome to bring 1 carry-on item per person
  • Please note that a senior concession price is not available
  • Return ferry time varies seasonally
  • You can purchase food from eateries or general stores on the island, or instead opt to bring along your own packed lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Rottnest Island is a fascinating place to visit, it is unique in a lot of different ways from beautiful scenery to unique animals like the quokkas, and numerous bird types. Plus an enjoyable trip on the ferry, the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful and the eateries have very nice meals at reasonable prices. All in all a very good way to spend a day.

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June 4, 2021

The Sealink staff were super friendly and helpful and the Quokka 2 was very comfortable and handled the sea state with ease. The bus tour was also very informative. Our host, Jason, took us to some special spots and his knowledge of the island and its history was really informative. The island itself has lots to see and do and you could easily spend a week or two here!

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May 16, 2021

Had a fantastic day on Rotti with my son & daughter as it was our first time in W A. The 3 of us hired pushbikes & ended up riding 15 km to different parts of the island .Afdw of our favourites were ..Little Parrakeet Bay & Parker Point .... & of course the Quokkas.......... Gary from The East Coast N S W

January 26, 2020

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