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Rottnest Express

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Address: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 467 688
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it...

Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it better than most. If you’re a visitor to Perth, Rottnest is the must see destination and we’d love to take you there. If you’re a local and haven’t been to Rotto for a while — it’s time to rediscover Rotto — it’s easier than you think.

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USD 108.23*
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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise
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USD 85.65*
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Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle
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USD 112.13*
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Rottnest Island Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Guided Walking Tour and Lunch

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Quick trip

The lines are a little long but that's because there's so many people going! The trip was very quick and the staff more than helpful

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lines are a little long but that's because there's so many people going! The trip was very quick and the staff more than helpful

Thank 93gracie
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the ferry from Perth down to b Shed & then over to Rottnest Island. We checked our bags in and they were delivered to our hotel. Was a very bumpy trip over but we were warned as soon as we got on the boat. Much calmer coming back 3 days later. Again, we left our bags with hotel reception... More 

Thank DebbieY99
Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a free day on a business trip so I decided to go out to Rottnest Island. Went down to shed b, talked to the helpful staff about the tours, what time ferry to get back etc. I decided to do the bike rental. Had an awesome day on Rottnest. Bikes were good quality with gears and back rack... More 

Thank AoifeNiSh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip over on fast ferry to Rotto!!!! As the locals call it Great day out for families and couples Bike riding around island Plenty of water sports Lots of dining options, there is a great pub with good value meals, coffee shops cafes and you can even organise a picnic basket To enjoy spend the whole day and get... More 

Thank Peter H
Greater Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip over to Rottnest Island was run very well by this ferry company. Bookings are easy and communication good. The staff are friendly and helpful and the Island was wonderful to visit.

Thank Yvette J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice ferry service to and from Rottnest island. Prompt departures! Space for luggage and bikes! Also a bar on board and comfy seating.

Thank Terri1990
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very safe and efficient. This is a great way to visit WA's favourite fun island. The ferries are comfortable and clean and I noticed the staff are very attentive to passengers you feel a bit queasy or stressed. The greater the swell, the more fun as far as I'm concerned.

Thank John B
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warning to travellers considering travelling with Rottness Express - we had a misunderstanding with our booking that meant we didn't have any bikes included in our day trip for our family to Rottness island - very disappointed kids, mum and dad!! I found that the booking staff, including the manager were extremely inflexible. Instead of working on a solution they... More 

Thank Belinda M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ferry's are kept in excellent order, the safety briefing and standard of crew is 100% focused and professional. Comfortable and spacious. When you look globally at 30 minute ferry trips, what they charge is exorbitant. No 'real' competition so it is what it is.

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked online. Online site not great but for there in the end. Arrived 10 mins before gate closure and already a long line of other passengers queuing. Would advise arriving 15-20 mins before gate closure time. Caught the second ferry of the day, 8:15. Left on time. Sat upstairs - bumpy ride but nothing that could be helped! Very quick,... More 

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