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Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours

Hillarys, Australia
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About Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours
Your Gateway to Perth's Island Playground... Rottnest, Western Australia's most beautiful island is just 19km off the coast of Perth, and a lightning fast ocean crossing away in air conditioned comfort on one of our high speed ferries. Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour daily, Rottnest Fast Ferries offers a variety of self-guided and all inclusive packages to help you create a memorable island experience. Bike and snorkel equipment available to hire prior to boarding, so you can set off to explore at your own pace as soon as you arrive at Rottnest Island! Coastal and Whale Watching cruises operate seasonally, showing off Perth's scenic Sunset Coast. Enjoy complimentary coach transfers from accommodation in Perth City, Crown, Northbridge and Scarborough, or take advantage of free parking in Hillarys Boat Harbour.
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Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth

The sandy beaches and wildlife reserves of Rottnest Island lie just off the coast of Perth. On this tour, ride the ferry to Rottnest and take in all the highlights of the car-free island on a guided bus tour. Hop off along the way to admire landmarks such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Cathedral Rocks; take a train ride up to the Oliver Hill WWII site; and look out for the island’s native quokkas.
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1 day
from USD 151.83

Rottnest Island Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour Including Bike Hire

Make the most of your day trip to Rottnest Island with this convenient bike hire and round-trip ferry combo. Collect your bike, hop on the ferry at Hillarys Boat Harbour and savor sensational views of the Perth skyline as you cruise across the Indian Ocean. On arrival, you’ll be all set to explore the car-free island, take in the views from Wadjemup Lighthouse and cycle between the many beaches and bays. When it’s time to leave, simply pedal back to the jetty to catch your return ferry.
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1 day
from USD 89.79

Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour

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.
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1 day
from USD 74.09

Rottnest Island Historical Train and Tunnel Tour from Hillarys Boat Harbour

There’s more to Rottnest Island than sandy beaches and beautiful bays! Find out more about the island’s military history on this full-day tour, including round-trip transport by ferry from Perth. Savor sensational coastal views on a 40-minute cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour, then enjoy a delicious lunch at the Rottnest Lodge. Next, ride the train up Oliver Hill and venture into the wartime tunnels, used in WWII and still armed with huge 9.2inch diameter guns. When it’s time to leave, simply head back to the jetty to catch your return ferry.
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7 hours 30 minutes
from USD 151.83

Whale-Watching Cruise and Hillarys Boat Harbour Day Trip from Perth

This whale-watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour, just north of Perth, gives you the chance to get out on the Indian Ocean and look for humpback whales during their yearly migration along the coast of Western Australia. When booking, you have the option to enhance your experience at Hillarys with admission to the Aquarium of Western Australia. Or, select the option that includes round-trip transport from Perth, which provides free time at Hillarys to enjoy family-friendly attractions on your own, such as restaurants, shops, bars, a beach and waterslides.
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2 hours
from USD 47.34
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Buzzdog wrote a review Jan 2021
Darwin, Australia181 contributions14 helpful votes
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Although I grew up in W.A. this was the very first time my kids and I had visited Rottnest Island and with the faultless booking process, collection of hire bikes and efficient Ferry ride organised by Rottnest Fast Ferries made our inaugural trip to Rottnest Island all that more memorable. Thank you Rottnest Fast Ferries for your professional and highly enthusiastic staff.
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Response from Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours
Responded 24 Feb 2021
Dear Buzzdog, Thanks for your review and your kind words. We are pleased that you had a great day on the Island with your family, and will share your comments with our team. Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
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Kim Y wrote a review Oct 2020
Perth, Western Australia, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Watching my grand daughter (who has never been to Rottnest) get so much joy out of meeting the quokas for the first time. The one down side was the fare for the boat was expensive for a one day trip, a large family would find the trip prohibitive
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours
Responded 26 Dec 2020
Dear Kimy318 Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that your grand daughter enjoyed he time with the Quokkas Rottnest Fast Ferries works hard on providing our customers with the best possible value. We are constantly introducing discounts and specials into the market all year round. As Rottnest Island is an A Class reserve the ferry operators are bound by legislation to collect an Admission fee on behalf of the Government for every passenger that travels. This fee is included in your return ferry fare and goes towards the upkeep, maintenance and protection of this magical Island to ensure that it stays this way. We hope to see you travel with us again and be sure to check out our specials page on our website for the best deals. Kind Regards Phil Richards Director of Sales and Marketing
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Tanya T wrote a review Oct 2020
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I just went on the weekend to Rotto just for the day leaving from Hillarys, rest of my family went for a couple of nights. A few of us from my family on Sat on the way over on the 10am boat were very sick. The young crew were so good to us, kept checking in and gave us wipes and more spew bags. I wanted this to be noted by the right person, they were very caring actually 🙂 we were very sick Basically very happy with the staff all round of this company :)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Thanks for your review, We are sorry that some of your party suffered from some sea sickness while on board our whale watching cruise. At Rottnest Fast Ferries we hire on attitude and customer focused employees. Your comments are a perfect reflection of the value we place on our customers. I have shared your comments with the team Kind Regards Phil Richards - Director of Sales and Marketing
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Mike G wrote a review Sep 2020
Perth, Australia33 contributions4 helpful votes
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First day of the whale watching season and we extremely excited to find a mother and female calf, only about a month old according the very informative and entertaining biologist onboard. The Indian Ocean was fairly choppy but this promotes breaching activity according to the specialist and we witnessed an hour long display by mum and her calf. Very spectacular and mesmerizing. There weren't many onboard so plenty of space for viewing on the bow of the vessel, although I would think on a full ship cruise this could be a little problematic. The staff are very competent, ably led by Captain Geezer and their friendly and caring nature was gratefully received by those who stomachs weren't quite up to the task . Highly recommend this trip but do remember there are no guarantees of finding these beautiful creatures in all that ocean.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Perth_AustraliaPhil, Director of Sales at Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Mike G Thank you so much for your review, it is very much appreciated and has been shared with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard some time soon Kind Regards Phil Richards - Director of Sales and Marketing
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VerityBiscuit wrote a review Aug 2020
Herts38 contributions54 helpful votes
I bought this package thinking it would be easier. The minibus picked us all up around our accommodations in Perth and took us to Hilary's harbour. It did all this far too early meaning we arrived almost an hour too early and had to waste time hanging around in the drizzle before anything was open, until we were allowed to collect the bikes and start boarding the boat. This was a crap start to the day. I collected my bike and was told I had a brand new one, and they were interested to see how I found it. However, it weighed a ton and as it turned out was completely pointless and unnecessary as there is a free bus service all around Rottnest Island and there's no need to bother taking a bike over there. I paid an additional refundable deposit that I was told would be back in my card in one week at the most. The ferry left late but we did move at speed to Rottnest. Disembarkation was chaos and everyone needed to collect their bikes from the same place at the same time. I quickly realised my bike was far too heavy (I cycle a lot and was convinced the tyres were flat so got them checked out, no - just a crap heavy bike!) Cycled a little way before ditching the bike and finding out about the hop on/hop off bus service instead. Used the bus to travel all around the island at ease. The ferry ride back to Hilary's harbour was fine until someone pulled an emergency lever and the ferry had to slow down to find out what was wrong, there was nothing wrong and this delayed us all by about 30 mins. Returned the bike when we got back and found my minibus and was dropped off near my apartment. A week later no sign of the refund, I got back to the UK at the end of Jan and still no refund. I emailed and was told there must be a mistake and my credit card company must be delaying it. Waited and waited and in the end decided I must have missed it. No - 30 days after the transaction they refunded the deposit, after sitting on it all that time. Don't bother with the ferry and bike hire package, there's no need to travel from Hillary's harbour unless you're staying there, and don't waste your time and energy on a bike - it's totally unnecessary and I really wish someone had told me this!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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