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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

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    What to Expect
    Your Rottnest Island ferry departs from either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. If leaving from Perth, you’ll cruise down the Swan River through the city to reach Fremantle, from where it’s about a 25-minute ride across the ocean to "Rotto," as it’s known to locals.

    When you arrive, you are free to explore the island—and its 63 beaches and 20 bays—however you wish. There are plenty of spots to get wet with a swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard or surf, or just relax on the sand and watch yachts bobbing in the water. The most popular activity for visitors is renting a bike on the island to cruise leisurely along the scenic roads, where no cars are allowed. If you’re interested in history, check out sites like Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island Museum, Pilot Boathouse or the Salt Store and Exhibition Centre. And don’t forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife, particularly the island’s native quokkas. (All entrance fees, activities, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.)

    At the end of your full day on the island, head back to Fremantle or Perth on the return ferry.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    2: B Shed, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
    3: Northport Ferry Terminal, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel transfers are subject to availability and must be booked 24 - 48 hours prior to travel otherwise are not guaranteed. Please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Round-trip ferry to Rottnest Island
    • Rottnest Island Authority fee
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fees to any attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a good trip over, took 30 minutes. Refreshments on board, mobile tickets. Choppy on the way back, staff members offered sick bags etc
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    Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
    Responded 3 days ago
    Hi Sumjamo0502, Thank you for your response. Its great to hear you had a good journey on board Rottnest Express, and that the crew were able to take care of any passengers affected by motion sickness. We look forward to welcoming you back on board soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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    Extremely disorganised. Staff are always talking loudly, swearing, blaring music from their personal phones. The soundtrack for the promotional video that they play for the entire voyage is excessively annoying and way too loud. Ferry departs whenever it wants (depends
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    Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Sevice at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
    Responded 4 days ago
    Hi Q5814KPrebeccam, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We do apologise for the experience you had with our staff on board your journey recently. This example of behaviour is certainly not what we expect of our staff and we do take these situations seriously. If you could provide either your booking reference, or the date and time of your service in question, we will look into this matter further to ensure it does not happen again. As we are contractually obliged to depart at certain times, we make every effort to ensure our services are leaving the terminals as on time as possible. Occasionally, there will be situations outside of our control where a service may depart a few minutes late. Boarding for all of our services will close 5 minutes prior to their departure time, to ensure that our ferries are keeping to their schedule and arriving at Rottnest Island at the correct time. If there is anything else we can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope you were able to enjoy your day on the island, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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    My first experience on this ferry was that I never wanted to get back on again. But this recent trip changed my mind. It just depends on the weather/swell conditions whether you get the good or bad experience! No fault of the boat! Good deals on multi trip passes.
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    Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi KBNZ666, Thank you for your response. It's fantastic to hear that your experience this time has improved since your last journey. We certainly do all that we can to ensure our guests safety and comfort during the crossing, especially in rough conditions. Hopefully, we can welcome you back on board Rottnest Express in the near future. Kind Regards, Lydia
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    The trip with Rottnest Express was excellent. The crew were wonderful - highly efficient, friendly and helpful. Special mention needs to be made of our laconic guide on our 90 minute Discover Rottnest bus trip around the island, Guy. He determined the interests of passengers
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    Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi Peter M, Thank you for your feedback. We will certainly pass on your compliments to Guy and Marty...they really are an entertaining pair! They will love to hear that their jokes are appreciated. Hopefully we can welcome you back on board Rottnest Express soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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    Easy and quick to get to Rottness Island - about 25 mins from Fremantle. Pretty comfortable. Yesterday they had two boats leaving at the same time. I'd recommend it.
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    Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi sunnycoast09, Thank you for your response. It's great that you found our services comfortable and easy to use. We will often have multiple services operating from Fremantle during peak seasons. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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