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Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

1. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experience will be an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative one. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks.  After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

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Mandurah: Murray River Cruise with Lunch

2. Mandurah: Murray River Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a relaxing half-day cruise of Mandurah’s serene Murray River and get to know the region's wildlife, learn about its history, and enjoy lunch on board as your knowledgeable tour guide and captain provides live commentary throughout. Departing from the Mandurah City Center, cruise through the picturesque waterways, past the wetlands and islands, and across the vast Peel Inlet. Bring your own cup and help yourself to tea/coffee and biscuits for morning tea. Stop at Cooleenup Island for a guided walking tour and visit the Cooper’s Mill heritage site. Back on board, cruise along the winding Murray River as you enjoy a buffet lunch aboard with beverages available for purchase from the bar. Cruise as far as the Forest Highway before the return journey to Mandurah. Throughout the tour admire the region's incredible flora and fauna, including diverse water birds and surfing resident dolphins (not guaranteed). Lunch Menu Cheeses, salami, zucchini pickle, dill pickles, dried fruits. Roast chicken, ham, asparagus and eggs, parsley garnish. Prawns with lemon wedges, parsley garnish, and seafood dressing (on the side). Potato salad with spring onion garnish. Garden salad with dressing (on the side). Bread rolls, butter, and other condiments – tomato chutney and pickle chutney. Selection of freshly made cakes – Fudgy Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownies with strawberries and double cream and carrot cake.

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From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

3. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

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Swan River Twilight Cruise from Perth

4. Swan River Twilight Cruise from Perth

Enjoy your time in Perth with an early evening cruise along the majestic Swan River. The cruise departs from Barrack Street Jetty, a short stroll from Perth’s central business district.  Take in the beautiful city skyline and panoramic views as you slowly cruise the local waters of Perth and its surroundings. Relax and enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar. See Perth’s iconic sights including Elizabeth Quay, Kings Park, the Old Swan Brewery, the Burswood Peninsula, and Claisebrook Cove.

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Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

5. Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

Experience Rottnest Island at your leisure on a day trip with roundtrip fast ferry transfers and bike hire from Perth or Fremantle all included.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. Depart from Perth at 8:30 am and enjoy a scenic 1-hour ferry ride with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. When you arrive at Rottnest Island, explore independently as you cycle from the jetty. You’ll see the breathtaking views going past secluded bays and beaches. Feel the breeze in your hair as you cycle around the 11km long by 4km wide island.  Visit the bays on the south to avoid the easterly winds and make your way to the Basin, Parakeet Bay and Little Armstrong Bay on the south west in the afternoon. It takes approximately 3.5 hours to ride around the island and there is no drinking water or food available outside the Thomson Bay and Geordie Bay settlement areas so pack up your supplies – water, lunch, sun cream, swimsuit, towel and camera, and off you go on a journey to paradise! Return ferry from Rottnest departs at 4:25 pm and stops at B Shed Fremantle and continues to Barrack Street Perth. 

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Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

6. Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

Swim with wild dolphins at Rockingham for a memorable adventure! Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. Self-drive or benefit from optional round-trip coach transfers from Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The friendly crew will conduct introductory snorkelling lessons. Then it'll be time to get in the water to make the most of your wild dolphin encounter!  After your experience, enjoy refreshments on board the boat before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. 

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From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

7. From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

Embark on a scenic cruise along the picturesque Swan River! The perfect way to travel between Perth and Fremantle.  Enjoy a relaxing ride with unlimited tea and coffee accompanied by stunning views and commentary. Sit in air-conditioned comfort or take a stroll out on the spacious open decks. Savour complimentary wine tastings on selected departures from Fremantle. Admire the waterfront scenery from Perth’s downtown skyline, upscale suburbs and yacht clubs, to the beautiful cliff faces of Black Wall Reach, the famous Point Walter "Spit" and Perth's iconic ‘Blue Boat House’ (Crawley Edge Boatshed).  Disembark in Perth or Fremantle and explore the city at your leisure. 

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Perth: Swan River Scenic Cruise with Lunch

8. Perth: Swan River Scenic Cruise with Lunch

The Swan River comes alive in summer, with the abundance of bird and marine life, and sun reflecting off the water providing a truly unique experience. Unwind whilst exploring the city on an upstream cruise. Stepping onboard the Lunch Cruise, settle in for an afternoon of enjoyment as you slowly drift away from the city center and explore the Swan River System which holds special spiritual significance for the Nyoongar people, the traditional caretakers of this land. This all-inclusive lunch provides you with a fabulous selection of hot buffet dishes, complemented by a variety of gourmet salads, we have an option to suit every taste. All-inclusive standard wine, beer, and soft drink are on offer for the duration of the cruise.

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From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Seafood Cruise

9. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Seafood Cruise

After a ferry ride to Rottnest Island, begin your adventure by boarding a luxury vessel, where you’ll be served a tasty selection of local seafood and drinks. The ‘thrill of the catch’ will be yours to remember forever, as you pull up pots of Western Rock lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it's commonly known in Australia).  Learn more about this unique and delicious ocean delicacy from your crew, then sit back and enjoy watching an exquisite seafood feast prepared right before your eyes. Hot off the barbecue, your lobster will be served alongside other fresh seafood delights such as sashimi salmon, freshly shucked oysters, Blue Swimmer crabs, prawns, and an array of delicious accompaniments. Enjoy it all paired with unlimited Western Australian wine, beer and soft drinks, served as you cruise.

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Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

10. Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

See the beauty of the Australian coastline from above as your soar through the sky with this thrilling skydiving package. Your ferry to Rottnest Island will depart from Freemantle, with an optional pickup from hotels in Perth, your experience beginning with a warm welcome at the facilities of the Rottnest Island Airport. After a thorough safety briefing by your expert skydiving instructor, you’ll take to the skies aboard the Geronimo aircraft. The sights begin as you ascend to your preferred altitude, taking in stunning views of the Western Australia coast, Perth, and beyond. Then comes the moment of truth — harnessed to your instructor, you’ll jump out of the plane, free-falling gracefully above the island and ocean waters surrounding it. Once you’ve come back down to earth, you’ll head to a beachside bar for a drink, reflecting on the one-of-a-kind new perspective you’ve gained on the world around you.

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What people are saying about Perth

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 851 reviews

We had a brilliant day at Rottnest Island. Little problems were easily solved with a quick what's app conversation. Next time I would get a bus tour as it's a long way around on a bike but still enjoyable. Quokkas are gorgeous and lovable. I loved every minute of our day.

Amazing trip to a spectacular island by ferry and had a nice adventure tour by a fast boat around the island, visiting dolphins and seals. Recommended.

Was a fabulous day, because there was hardly any swell or wind we got into a lot of the beautiful sanctuaries. Definitely recommend. Great hosts.

A nice relaxing tour on the beautiful Swan River where the guide is telling you a little about the history along the way.

Was wonderful trip with my husband and friends.. enjoyed and relaxed… breathtaking landscapes,