Rottnest Island Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Rottnest Island Cruises & boat tours

From Fremantle: 2-Hour Luxury Whale-Watching Cruise

1. From Fremantle: 2-Hour Luxury Whale-Watching Cruise

Come aboard for an unforgettable experience in Western Australia. Depart from the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and cruise in style on the Steep Point, a purpose-built luxury catamaran, for 2 hours of whale watching.  On your cruise, spot the magnificent humpback whales on their southern migration as they rest in the sheltered waters of Perth. Adult humpback whales are the first to return south and often approach the vessel with much curiosity. Mothers and their calves can be sighted from October onwards. As they spend a few days relaxing and socializing with others, the calves can often be sighted practising the language of the whales as they breach, tail slap, and play to build strength. Meet Western Australia's Whale Watch family who operates whale watch experiences all year and is onboard every tour to share their knowledge and experience with guests. Experts will provide a live and educational commentary throughout the cruise and answer any questions you may have during a service that is personal, professional, and passionate. In the unlikely event that no whales are sighted, you’ll receive a return trip free of charge, redeemable at a time of your choosing.  The Steep Point features 5 viewing decks over 3 levels, where you’ll enjoy stunning uninterrupted views from the water level to the huge open bow, upper grandstand deck, and heated interior saloon with luxury lounge seating. Your boat is the largest and most luxurious whale-watching vessel in Western Australia and has been purposely built for safety, comfort, luxury, and viewing enjoyment. Superior service and no crowding are guaranteed.

Rottnest: Luxury Island Seafood Cruise

2. Rottnest: Luxury Island Seafood Cruise

This authentic Western Australian experience is a showcase of Rottnest Island’s unique character, exquisite local cuisine, fishing heritage, and turquoise waters – all in one deluxe cruise. Enjoy onboard amenities, a chef-prepared 7-course meal, and swim stops. Start your day with a welcome cocktail and fruit platter onboard before taking off to explore the waters of one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Enjoy the first 3 courses of local seafood and fresh local ingredients, prepared by a private onboard chef. Breathe in fresh island air while relaxing on one of the boat's 3 decks and take in the passing views as you sip on premium beverages, poured as you cruise. Live the Rotto life as you relax on board. Join in the excitement of fishing for one of Australia’s most delicious and sustainable kinds of seafood: western rock lobsters. Learn about these amazing creatures in what is one of the best lobster fishing grounds in the world. Anchor close to shore, and be mesmerized by Rottnest’s iconic turquoise waters from the most breathtaking vantage point there is, floating on water. Nestled in a beautiful bay, you can choose to swim, snorkel, or float off on a mat. After fun in the water, enjoy seated white tablecloth dining for your main courses. With a full stomach of fresh, local cuisine, head back to Rottnest to finish off your cruise.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Seafood Cruise

3. 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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What people are saying about Rottnest Island

The Crew were amazing!! Friendly, professional, and very informative. The vessel was also in great shape and the perfect size to ensure there was space for everyone, no matter their comfort level. The Captain and spotters put us right in the action and the information provided was phenomenal. Thank you very much, loved every second!

It was the most unbelievable experience we have been on. The crew Where also very very good and the commentary was soo educational.

Upside: great experience to see the whales. Downside: the guide on the boat talks quite loud, may suffer a little seasick.

Well organized Fantastic commentary Great time to see multiple whale pods

Staff were very friendly and we had a whale of a time