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

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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US$107.02*
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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise
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US$84.69*
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Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle
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US$110.87*
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Rottnest Island Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Guided Walking Tour and Lunch

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Cool ocean ride to an interesting island

The ferry can be expensive so look for coupons online or in brochures. About 30 minutes from Fremantle wasn't overly rough ride. Rottnest island is kind of a nature preserve with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
dennisjoanna
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Victoria, Canada
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have everything you need. You get off the boat and they hand you bikes and snorkel gear. They also deliver luggage to your hotel room from the boat! Couldn't be easier!

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Thank sanfrankate415
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The boat ride from Fremantle to Rottnest took about 30min. If you are prone to sea-sickness, make sure to come early since there is a very limited seats on the out deck. The boat is very fast and you can get ticket online. But the webpage is abyssmal with the mobile phone (finally managed do the booking, but not easy... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most incredible experience on the Rottness express snorkel tour. With my husband , 19 and 8 year old children. Our guide Guy and driver Damien were extremely professional. The boat ride itself was exhilarating!!! Fantastic snorkelling. Plenty of things to see. An absolute must if you are up for an unforgettable experience.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ferry can be expensive so look for coupons online or in brochures. About 30 minutes from Fremantle wasn't overly rough ride. Rottnest island is kind of a nature preserve with Quakkas the main attraction. If you are like us and hadn't heard of quakkas, let alone see them, then check do a search online before going. As one walks... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took the ferry from Perth with a stop in Freemantle. Loved the trip over, lots to photograph. Loved Rottnest Island except for the flies - it was a hot day with little wind. I particularly wanted to see the quokkas. I joined a short walking tour and saw many. Enjoyed the bus ride round the island seeing the beautiful... More 

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Sydney NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always choose to go with these guys to Rottnest, all runs like clockwork. Cheaper to buy tickets online the night before or even earlier in school holidays. Look for a 10% off code in the little booklet u see in tourist places called Hello Perth. If you're an auto member of RAC you can buy a 30% off voucher.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive to get there but its a must do. We got the package for a family of 4 with the bikes. It was a lovely trip over on the top sitting in the sunshine (back of boat) no one got sea sick which was great and a relief as its happened before on other boat trips so we were a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After travelling a long way, we were looking forward to a day on Rottnest Island. The ferry service was great- prompt, fast and the staff were very friendly (although be warned- it is not cheap). We hired our bikes through Rottnest Express, so all the bikes were out on the jetty when we arrived. Unfortunately in our group of 10,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are everywhere and obviously normal rules of restaurant hygiene do not apply to them, no one seems to mind though. Ferry, bus transfer, bike hire and snorkel gear organised first rate, except for long queue at ferry, consider making this self serve maybe. The island itself is a paradise, simply spellbinding beaches at every turn. Great wildlife - did... More 

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RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hello John, Glad to hear you had a wonderful day out at Rottnest, and enjoyed the local wildlife. Thanks for sharing your experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault the ease of booking with Rottnest Express to take you over to the island and arrange tours etc for you!

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