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Travel To Rottnest Island With Rottnest Fast Ferries
Experience everything Perth’s Island paradise has to offer with Rottnest Fast Ferries. When you book through us, you’ll get to choose how you explore the island by tailoring your trip to your unique needs. With the largest variety of travel packages, adventure to Rottnest your way.
Our ferry departs daily, 7 days a week from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Providing you with full flexibility, see the ferry timetable. You can park for FREE at Hillarys. Don't have a car? Book our complimentary hotel transfers departing from Perth.
Travel from Perth on the Rottnest Island ferry transfer to enjoy a day in paradise with two departure times in the morning at 7.30 am and 10 am. This Rottnest Island ferry service includes complimentary hotel transfers from major hotels in the Perth CBD and will take you from Hillary's Boat Harbour directly to Rottnest Island aboard a comfortable and stable vessel that helps make the crossing easy. After a scenic crossing that takes approximately 45 minutes - keep an eye out for whales during the migratory season and friendly resident quokkas! On the island, take part in many of the glorious natural activities that help make Rottnest Island the #1 voted destination in Western Australia.
Rottnest Island is brimming with secluded beaches and bays that you'll be able to call your own, and with this open-ended ferry trip you won't have a set itinerary - so spend your time on the island exactly how you want it. The return Rottnest Island ferry transfer returns to Perth at 4:30 pm, giving you up to 9 hours worth of time on the island before heading back to the mainland. See why Rottnest Island is such a top spot to visit by booking a ferry transfer online today!
“There is so much to see and do on Rottnest Island, so we suggest choosing a ferry and tour option so you can make the most out of your visit to this spectacular island.”
Your trip will begin at Hillarys Boat Harbour where the ferry departs. The harbour is located around 25 minutes northwest of Perth CBD and is easily reached by car or train and bus from both Fremantle and Perth.
However, this ferry includes hotel transfers from a number of hotels in the Perth city centre, which is great if you don't have access to a car nor do you want to navigate your way around the public transport system.
As you’re boarding, the crew will hoist your bikes onto the deck and scan your ticket so if you're wanting to explore the island by bike you'll be able to get your gear over quite easily.
Once on board, you’ll notice the majority of seating is inside but there are two sections outside. If you’re like me, you’d much rather be out in the fresh air, enjoying the best of the view.
Luckily for us, the swell for the day was moderate so the ride was pretty smooth. My number one tip would be to make sure you check the forecast so that if there are large swells you can prepare yourself and take seasickness tablets beforehand.
The ride over to the island went by quickly and I’d say it was approximately 45 to 55 minutes – not too long if you have small children. I spent the ferry ride watching the waves, listening to my music and searching for whales and dolphins. I have seen sea life on past trips over to Rottnest Island so I’d recommend you keep your eyes peeled just in case!
Once we arrived at the Thompson Bay Jetty, I alighted the ferry and was ready to explore the island after a quick visit to the Info Centre. If you're a first time visitor to Rottnest Island you'll want to visit the Information Centre before you begin exploring to ensure you don't miss out on any of the key attractions.
Learn all about the Island’s major habitats. Including Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage. Ranging from its maritime and military history, right up to future developments
Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island in air-conditioned comfort. Showcasing the Island's flora and fauna, beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes. This 105-minute tour includes the Island's must-see locations:
Departs Island Main Bus Stop: 13:45pm (passengers to arrive 10 minutes in advance)
Tour Duration: 105 minutes (finishes approx. 15:30pm)
Departs Island Main Bus Stop: 11:15am (passengers to arrive 10 minutes in advance)
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours (finishes approx. 15:45pm)
WA’s only Island skydive experience!
Tandem Skydive from 10, 14 or 15,000ft over stunning Rottnest Island, and land on the beach! Take in views of the entire island, before skydiving at WA’s most spectacular drop zone. Video and photo packages available.
Bookings are essential. Please note skydiving is weather dependent and Skydive Geronimo terms and conditions apply. Skydive operated by Skydive Geronimo.
Hotel Pickup : If you have booked a hotel: Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time
If you have not yet booked a hotel : If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time
If you do not require a hotel pick up : If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'pick up not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point
This ferry transfer includes hotel transfers from all major hotels in Perth, which is great, however, the Rottnest Island admission fee is not included in the price and all passengers are required to pay on arrival.
Overall, the ferry was a comfortable and efficient segue to Rottnest Island. The option also exists to combine your ferry ride with a few activities and tours on and around Rottnest Island, which is great if you're after a guided and informative visit to Rotto.
NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
If the prodduct can be cancelled within a period of time, please email us at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation date to cancel the product, based on the tour local time zone.
If cancellation is successful, refund would be conducted within 7-28 days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 business days. With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.
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