Day trip

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Activity provider: SeaLink Rottnest Island

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Activity provider: SeaLink Rottnest Island

From US$ 83.60 per person

Discover the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth.

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Duration 7 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy round-trip ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth to Rottnest Island
  • Explore the island with your air-conditioned 1-hour 45-minute bus tour
  • Discover the amazing flora, and wildlife, as well as colonial and maritime history
Full description

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. 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, have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

  • Same-day return ferry tickets
  • 1-hour 45-minute bus tour with commentary
  • Island admission fees
  • Swan River scenic cruise (from Perth only)
  • Hotel transfer from select Perth locations (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please specify your preferred return time and/or date when booking
  • After booking, you will receive instructions on how to confirm your booking with the local partner and receive your boarding passes
  • You may be able to change your service to an alternate departure (subject to availability) with 60 minutes notice for the tour operator
  • In the event that your preferred departure is unavailable, you will be put on the next available return ferry
  • Passengers (excluding infants) are welcome to bring 1 carry-on item per person
  • Please note that a senior concession price is not available
  • Return ferry time varies seasonally
  • You can purchase food from eateries or general stores on the island, or instead opt to bring along your own packed lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 147 reviews

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We were picked up at a convenient location and taken to the ferry terminal. The ferry was lovely and we got to see Freemantle port as well. Rottnest is just the most beautiful place and we enjoyed the bus and commentary around the island before choosing to do what we liked for the next few hours before onboarding and returning to Perth. A lovely day out.

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November 4, 2022

What a tremendous day! Boarded the Sea-link vessel at the Barracks Jetty in the CBD. Great ride down the Swan River and plenty to see with a running commentary, stopping at Fremantle to pick up passengers. The run across to Rottnest Island was calm and very enjoyable, plenty of seating and prompt. Arrived at Rottnest Island and onto the bus tour around the island with a friendly driver. Plenty of opportunities to take photos and information was forthcoming. Many beautiful bays for swimming and places for eating and drinking. All catering to many budgets. The furry Quokkas are just adorable and remain my highlight. A day to relax and take in amazing sites and heritage, maybe even a whale or two passing through. Walk , cycle or bus, Loved it.

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October 26, 2022

Well worth taking the time to visit - we did the ferry trip and the Bus Tour. Scenic tour of the Swan River, through to Fremantle then across to Rottnest. We saw dolphins frolicking in the river, beautiful beaches at rottnest and of course, my first quokka ad subsequent quokkas. Bus tour when got to Rottnest was not easy to find, as so many buses coming and going and found this guide did not elaborate to which bus we were to take?

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October 23, 2022

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