We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour

Highlights
  • Round-trip ferry transfers to Rottnest Island from Perth
  • Soak up the scenery on a thrilling 40-minute cruise
  • Enjoy a full day to explore the island independently
More
Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour
From USD 61.73
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
10AM DepartureMost Popular
Depart Hillarys Boat Harbour on this mid-morning ferry. Upon arrival at Rottnest Island you can explore the island however you wish, before departing on the 4:30pm ferry back to the mainland.
From USD 61.73
7:30AM Departure
Depart Hillarys Boat Harbour at 7:30am and spend a full day exploring the island as you wish before departing Rottnest Island at 4:30pm
From USD 61.73
Overview
Escape the city for the offshore paradise of Rottnest Island, one of Perth’s most popular holiday resorts. Board your high-speed ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour and soak up the scenery on an exhilarating 40-minute cruise across the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a full day to explore the car-free island independently, take in the views from the Wadjemup Lighthouse, hire a bike or relax on the sandy beaches. When it’s time to leave, simply head back to the jetty to catch your return ferry.
What to Expect
Depart Hillarys Boat Harbour on a morning ferry for your day out at Rottnest Island! After a lightning fast 40 minute ocean crossing you will arrive at the beautiful Rottnest Island. With an endless list of things to see and do, you have the freedom to plan your day as you go! Go to one of Rottnest's 63 bays and beaches for a relaxing dip. There is also the option to take a guided tour, hire a bike, or arrange a day pass for the shuttle bus that operates around the island - the choices are endless!

Cafes and restaurants are located in the main Settlement area to purchase food, or pack a picnic lunch to take with you on your day out.

Make sure to arrive back at the main jetty by 4:10pm for your 4:30pm return ferry from the island.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Brilliant way to get to and from Rottnest

We found the service really easy to use. Pre-booking may be a good idea if your planning to go on busy days. We Took the first ferry across to the island. Staff were very helpful and friendly in buying tickets and getting us on board....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aussie_Tourist79
Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your review, Aussie Tourist79, and your endorsement of our service. We agree with you, Hillarys Boat Harbour is a great place to depart and arrive back to after a day on Rottnest Island, offering free parking or courtesy coach back to your...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Safe, clean and comforatble..!

Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour is a good investment. Their vessels are of adequate and appropriate size, safe, clean and comfortable. Its even a little difficult not to have a snooze on the way home.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HeathNSW
Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear HeathNSW Thank you for you review on our ferry. We pride ourselves on our vessels, and are always looking at ways of improving the customer experience. Hope to have you travel with us again some time. Kind Regards Phil Richards Director of Sales and...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Not during close down

Visited this island during the winter close down and disappointed that not everything is open or available. The ferry service is also limited at these times. The only return is 16.30pm, which meant a long wait. The island itself is very interesting and beautiful. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ostess
Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear ostess Thank you for your review, in order for me to respond to your feedback would you be able to send me your best contact details at feedback@rottnestfastferries.com.au Kind Regards Phil

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Top Aussie Island

We went on a family day out as we gathered from all over the globe for a wedding. So part of it was to see the famous Rottnest Island. A few enjoyed hiring bikes, but the two of us like walking so after breakfast at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jen M
RottnestFF, Manager at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Jen M, It is always great to receive such positive feedback and hear that you had a wonderful time visiting Rottnest Island. It really is a unique and beautiful place and offers a wide range of activities to suite the needs of everyone. The...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Friendly service. Fast and efficient.

Visiting Rottnest Island on NY Day with Rottnest Fast Ferries from Hillarys Boat Harbour. I have done this route many times, but the first time on the catamaran. Very quick service, from picking up the online booked tickets from the sales office to the boarding...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank natalierR6796GT
RottnestFF, Manager at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Natalie R, Thank you for your review. Our new catamaran is certainly a nice way to get to the Island with its comfort and open deck space. We are glad that you enjoyed our service and found it easy from booking to travelling and...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines