Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth

Perth, Australia

From USD 79.02

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


A piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island is a favorite day trip getaway due to its white-sand beaches, isolated turquoise bays, biking paths and vehicle-free environment. Travel to the island on the high-speed ferry from either Perth or Fremantle—make your choice when booking. Then spend your time on the island however you please before returning the same day by ferry. Popular activities include snorkeling, biking and looking for quokkas, the resident wildlife.
  • Rottnest ferry same-day round-trip ticket, from Fremantle or Perth
  • Includes the Rottnest Island Authority Fee
  • Relax on the scenic 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle to Rottnest Island
  • Choose to spend your time as you like on Rottnest Island, enjoying the beaches, walking trails, bicycling and water sports
  • Look for wildlife such as quokka (a marsupial known as the kangaroo rat) and a New Zealand fur seal colony
  • Rent snorkel gear, surfboards, paddleboards, bikes and other equipment (own expense) on the island

What's Included

  • Same day return ferry to Rottnest Island from Perth
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to any attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Terminal
    2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Ferry departs from Barrack Street jetty at 8:45am. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before departure.

Start time

08:45 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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.

Swan River (Pass By)

Rottnest Express (Pass By)

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre (Pass By)

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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
The explorer bus tour and lunch at the pub . A fantastic day. Loved the quokkas. Great ferry ride and guide


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paradise island
Guy_C, May 2023
just a really great day out - the ferry was awesome and the staff were excellent. Thanks for a fabulous day
Absolutely stunning island
Wendie_L, May 2023
Starting from the ferry ride to the exploration of the island was memorable. Will be returning to explore more of the island.
would not do it again.
robmarg58, May 2023
Ferry trip was great and enjoyable. Too expensive for what it is, Rottnest Island too commercialized, animals cute but otherwise of no interest to us.
Brendan_V, Apr 2023
Amazing island. Nice place for long walks but the best part was meeting the locals, and by locals I mean quokkas.
A great experience at Rotto
Kathy_K, Mar 2023
The explorer bus tour and lunch at the pub . A fantastic day. Loved the quokkas. Great ferry ride and guide
Our day at Rottnest
Kayleen_B, Mar 2023
Such an amazing day bike riding around the island. The scenery was beautiful and the water was crystal clear. Short stops whenever to relax and swim before cycling to the next outlook.
Exquisite & esteemed destination
Jima_O, Mar 2023
Beaches, cycling, bus tour around the island. Lovely subway meal. The scenic environment is second to none
Fantastic family day
Brooke_S, Feb 2023
Amazing trip and a really great day out. Did the hop on hop off bus when we got to the island and got to spend a lot of time just exploring.
viator were hopeless spoilt our day
Derek_M, Feb 2023
Travelled to Perth a 2 hour journey,went to the rotnest Express office meeting point and reception point as instructed on our email to be advised our ferry was from fremantle some 30 km away and the we were at the wrong place and would not have time to make the booked ferry.luckely the young girl re booked us on the ten am ferry from fremantle which we made with minutes to spare.Viator ruined our day
G great trip
Paul_C, Feb 2023
Easy booking process, information provided onboard about the surrounding area on route to Rottnest. Departed and returned on time, friendly staff.
Abbey_H, Feb 2023
You sent me to the wrong address for the ferry the address was Perth but I was to get it at Fremantle. Wasn’t helpful
Beautiful but I don’t...
Nirmala_S, Jan 2023
Beautiful but I don’t recommend anyone booking through Viator, it’s Very hard to contact the company to make any changes.
pauline_b, Jan 2023
i was disappointed in the help we didn’t get when we needed help when we had to change our departure time
Bad service will not recommend
Ryan_S, Jan 2023
I will never use yiu again. I booked a ticket 4 weeks before My ticket got cancelled because I didn’t go to perth to get on. Im so annoyed
Great ride to Rottnest
Li_Y, Jan 2023
Friendly staff and good service, it was a quick ride to and from Rottnest island which only took 30min each way. Price was cheaper than competitors. Highly recommend.
Fantastic experience, we...
Zara_L, Jan 2023
Fantastic experience, we set up on a beautiful beach and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Well worth the trip
would totally recommend it
Seraina_M, Jan 2023
very good experience! i recommend to take the bus around the island, as the distance via bike is a little much. the bus is a hop-on and off style, so you can enjoy various beaches and see the whole island. in january it was quite windy and hot, so it was the bus was the option for sure.
Day Trip To Rottnest
Jessica_B, Jan 2023
We had an absolute ball, riding bikes all day just checking out the island. I do recommend going when the holiday aren’t on so it’s less busier. Service was still fast though so no complaints. The Quokas are so so cute too
It is something you have...
Andrew_R, Jan 2023
It is something you have to do when visiting Perth. It was a good visit, very busy crowds and queues everywhere. But a very beautiful
Waste of money
Teresa_C, Jan 2023
Waiting in the queue, not being able to get bikes or hop on hop off bus, impersonal could not care less service. I will not recommend or give a voucher to any tourists again. I was embarrassed that I spent so much money for my family and they received such a disappointing experience.

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