Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride

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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride
from £79.60
Explore Rottnest Islands remote coastline on full-day tour from Perth of Fremantle. Your adventure in the Indian Ocean includes a thrilling high-speed wildlife adventure cruise around the island, where you’ll look for dolphins, seals and sea birds. You can also swim in clear turquoise waters, snorkel and dive among spectacular shipwrecks and reef formations, or cycle around the island and meet the local wildlife. You won’t need to pack your passport to get to this exotic island.
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In Brief

Perth, Australia
8 hours
Thursday to Monday (October - April)
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Swan River, Riverside Drive Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Swan river commentary

Pass By: Rottnest Express, Fremantle, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Ferry transfer

Pass By: Rottnest Island Visitor Centre, 1 Henderson Ave Thomson Bay, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

Rottnest Island visitor information

Pass By: The Basin, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

A different view of the Basin from an eco boat.

Stop At: Cathedral Rocks, West End, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

Get up close and personal with the colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Local guide
  • 90-minute high-speed wildlife cruise
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee


  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
2: Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
3: North Fremantle (Northport), North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
If you have selected a hotel pick up, please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time. Ferry departs at 8:45am.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • By law, bicycle helmets must be worn when cycling, failure to do so can result in a fine
  • Seasonal tour operate mid September to April
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years old, expectant mothers, passengers with a pre-existing back injury or passengers confined to a wheelchair
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The quokkas are really tame and cute. Our family enjoyed the exciting speed boat ride (with some turns and splashes along the way). The captain and his crew are attentive towards everyone, especially children and the elderly passengers on the boat. Quite lucky to have spotted a number of whales on the migratory route past Rottnest Island.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
My husband and I took the tour last Sunday and thought it was fantastic. The speed boat ride was lots of fun and the crew, Ollie and Talitha provided great commentary and went that extra mile to find the wildlife around the island. We then spent the rest of the day looking around the island and had lunch at the pub. It's a lovely place to visit whilst in WA. And yes it was very easy to see the quokkas.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2018
We had a blast! Great way to see the beautiful coast of the island. We were fortunate to come across a seal pup just a few weeks old, really special moment, he was adorable. High speed boat was heaps of fun!!!
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Friday the 16th of March my sister and I booked a trip to Rottnest leaving from Fremantle at 9.30 AM on the Rottnest Ferry. We had booked a speed boat outing for an hour and a half going around the whole island. Damo the captain and Des the wildlife expert were our hosts. Instructions were given on how to exspierence a safer ride sitting at the back or more like a roller coaster at the front of the boat. Informing us if Damo sees a opportunity for adventure he is going to hit that wave so be ready for the thrills. Seeing dolphins and seals and then heading back to finish off with a couple of donuts naturally not to eat. Im sure everyone enjoyed the speed boat ride, I know my sister and I did
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
We had a fantastic day at Rottnest the speed boat tour made the day seeing the dolphins and seals up close was amazing.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Loved Rottnest Island and saw several Quokkas. The speed boat ride should not be missed. . We saw seals and stingrays up close riding in the boat. The boat took us to beautiful areas not accessed from the island.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
Absolutely the best tour trip my wife and I have ever had the scenery around the island is amazing still pristine and unspoiled by tourism would recommend this tour to anyone you will get the thrill of your life and the crew of the fast speed boat Captain Guy and Des were excellent just make sure you sit at the middle to back of the boat as it can get pretty bumpy highly recommended
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
It was an amazing experience. Not been before Cant wait to go again Speed boat was awesome
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
The Speed boat ride was really exciting, we watched a few humpback whales on the way to Rottnest Island! The guide was very friendly and informative. The dolphins and seals are great too, definitely worthwhile trip
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
One of our favourite tours, the wildlife trip was amazing and we got to see lots of whales and other wildlife. The weather was beautiful and we spent a good few hours chilling out on the island seeing the quokkas!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
The Rottnest Island tour was our favorite activity in Perth. The fast boat ride around the island was fascinating full of fauna and lovely scenery. We enjoyed the beach, and loved seeing the quokkas on our walk back to the ferry.
• Submitted 28 May 2017
This tour was amazing! After a ferry ride from Fremantle down the Swan river and across the ocean to Rottsnest Island, we were loaded onto the Speed boat. Had fun riding the waves. Saw surfing dolpins, sting rays, fighting seals, and other wild life. After all the sight seeing and a wild ride on the waves we returned to Thomson Bay and still had time for lunch or walk during which I went to the beach and observed the local birds and those little marsupials, quarka?? Rotts? anyways, they were really cute and they are not afraid of humans so please keep your distance to protect them. Would recommend this to anyone who has time for a full day trip while in Perth. This island also looks like a great place to spend a week or so for a great beach vacation with children. Would suggest taking this tour while there as well.
• Submitted 26 Apr 2017
Wonderful tour.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
Really great tour and experience! Our best regards to our skipper and our guide this day on wildlife cruise! They are professionals and they were very friendly to us!!! Thank you!
• Submitted 06 Feb 2017
Excellent day out, little swell on the crossing and wildlife cruise, but weather was sunny and very hot, after lunch hired a couple of bikes to cycle round Island. Only point to add is that you need to queue at Quay B at the Rottnest ferry ticket office to exchange voucher for your tickets for day trip, this was missing from instructions issued by Viator
• Submitted 28 Jan 2017
This is a nice and relaxing place to go for a day.The food was great and the scenery was fantastic
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
This was a fantastic tour! The guides are friendly and professional and were passionate about what they do. You get to see a lot and learn heaps about the Rottnest community. The jet boat ride was really cool!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017
Fantastic day out, great value, fantastic day trip!
• Submitted 06 Jan 2017
A quite beautiful island, be careful if you go on the Wildlife Cruise though if you are scared of water, turns out it's a white knuckle speedboat ride around the wonderful coastline. It's great fun though with 2 really top guys. As for the island it is a place of rare beauty, I would advise staying there a few days to take it all in
• Submitted 25 Dec 2016
Wonderful day! Interesting trip down the Swan River and to Rottnest Island. The circle Rottnest cruise was great and saw lots of whales and other wildlife. On Rottnest the quokkas are the cutest things ever!
• Submitted 11 Dec 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
This was a great day. Enjoyed the ride down the Swan River. Didn't really know we were getting on an adventure boat tour. But it was fun and thankful they gave us spray jackets. Saw some seals and an osprey. Rottnest Island is a place you shouldn't miss if visiting Perth. Like going back in time!!! Love there are only bicycles and scooters on the island.
• Submitted 31 May 2016
Perfect easy to order on line, very professional service at the port. We all felt very special. I would recommend it to all my friends.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2016

In Brief

Perth, Australia
8 hours
Thursday to Monday (October - April)