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Rottnest Express

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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USD 48.63*
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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
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USD 72.75*
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Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle
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USD 13.26*
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Swan River Cruise Between Perth and Fremantle
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“rottnest island” (315 reviews)
“day trip” (106 reviews)
“bike hire” (56 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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+61 1300 467 688
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"rottnest island"
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"snorkel gear"
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"fast ferry"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed today

It's so much quicker to take this express than any of the other boats out to Rotto, an important thing if you're only going for the day, but because it goes so quickly the chances of feeling sea sick are high. However, having said that...More

Thank Lucy C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great way to get to Rottnest Island. Please prepare for motion sickness. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the island, but once there it is a wonderful place to see things, go to the beach, bike, shop, visit lighthouse, etc....More

Thank E S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gets you to Rottnest Island in around 25-30 minutes from Fremantle. Fast, efficient service, an altogether pleasant trip. Little kiosk for drinks and food at reasonable prices.

Thank wendyian
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great high speed boat tour around Rottnest Island! Des and Ollie were excellent guide/captain! Thrilling roller coaster ride over the waves with great views of New Zealand sea lions and other wildlife. Did the morning tour and it was a good way to get to...More

Thank Michele1019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scheduled to go on a peak period, went online to buy tickets for a group of 7. Expecting the place to be packed, and seeming as there were options to book lunches, we went ahead and booked with Thomsons restaurant (on Rottnest Express’ website, prices...More

Thank Fatimah L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on time, very efficient and pleasant staff. Ships are newer, well maintained and spotlessly clean.

Thank William C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This boat makes travel to Rottnest a breeze! Orderly and effective staff have this boat turnaround time perfected! A ground floor Kiosk provides, hot and cold refreshments and serves alcohol all day. Great to kick off your adventure with a Champagne piccolo!

Thank Kimberley7213
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t beat a day out on Rotto. The Rottnest express is a quick and great boat to travel to and from in. Yeah it’s not a cheap experience but well worth it, if you pick your days right with the weather and wind. The...More

Thank James P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit pricey for the distance traveled but fares do include a landing tax on Rotto. Boarding is efficient and the journey affords some great views. We sat outside as the weather was great.

Thank PARIS522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We biked and snorkeled in lovely weather. Rotnet express made it very easy. One downside: they didn’t arrange for enough bikes to allow us to do a whole day tour.

Thank KitteryMike
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MelanieMP
9 February 2018|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
When we went over it was calm, but coming back was a bit hairy. itSit in themiddle or towards the back. And yes, it is only 1/2 hour
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aqchin
29 January 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi aqchin, When booked as the ferry, bike and snorkel package, the hire equipment is collected from the ferry as soon as you arrive on Rottnest Island and does need to be returned to the ferry that you are departing the... More
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missjosieshae
5 January 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We left our car at the hotel so did not find this info.
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