Your Luxe Seafood Lunch

a delicious, dreamy day
on Rottnest island

Just imagine. You are on one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

You are on a pleasure boat, cruising turquoise blue waters. Sipping a cocktail. Bubbles and fine wines. Chilled beers. Your own private chef and crew.

The most delicious seafood. Lobster, caught fresh from the ocean. A divine long seafood lunch cruise with friends.

Floating, or taking a dip in a pristine bay. The simple serenity of relaxing on a sun deck, surrounded by the most magical views.

It sounds luxe – because it is. Welcome on board our new Luxe Island Seafood Cruise.

Incredible day of free flowing drinks, great food and wonderful staff. Worth every cent paid. Would recommend to everyone! Everything about the experience was perfect.


Getting to pull your own lobster from the ocean, then having it cooked in garlic butter by a chef, is a must-try experience! It’s easily one of the best things I have ever, ever done.


Where we Cruise

Our 4-hour Luxe Island Seafood Cruise begins on Rottnest’s waterfront, among luxury boats moored in Thomson Bay. We welcome you with a cocktail on arrival, before setting off into crystal clear waters for an unforgettable afternoon.

As you sip on chilled drinks and enjoy the first of your lunch courses, we cruise past the famous Bathhurst Lighthouse on our way offshore, in search of Western Rock Lobster.

Lobster pots are hauled in (and you may like to pose for a lobster selfie!), then we travel further along the Island’s coastline to find the most beautiful bay on the day (Longreach or Parakeet Bay), where we anchor close to shore.

Nestled in paradise, you can relax on deck or swim and unwind on a float mat. Then, it’s seated white tablecloth dining for main courses and dessert. Following your feast, we pull-up anchor and journey back to Thomson Bay.

Rottnest Cruises Map
Rottnest Cruises Map

your cruise package

Everything is included in your Luxe Island Seafood Cruise. View the package inclusions and pricing below.

Half-day experience

all-inclusive LUXE cruise


FROM $369



4 hours (approx)

Cruise from Rottnest. Excludes ferry transfers to/from the Island. Optional ferry packages available when booking.

inclusions & full details below

Tour Inclusions

  • Island cruising on board a premium charter boat, The Crusader III. Features 3 decks – a large open lower deck, an upper viewing deck and front sun lounge, with spacious interior cabin and full kitchen facilities.
  • Small group experience, with a maximum of 30 guests on a boat built for 46 passengers. 
  • Expert commentary, guidance and local sea knowledge from experienced crew.
  • Welcome cocktail served on arrival, among luxury boats moored in Rottnest’s Thomson Bay.
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise – premium still and sparkling Howard Park Margaret River wines, plus local boutique and imported beers, plus soft drinks.
  • Deluxe 7-course long-lunch menu designed by Executive Chef, Tony Howell. Courses showcase local ingredients, your fresh-caught Western Rock Lobster and seafood delicacies from across Western Australia.
  • Private chef on deck, with live action of a fresh seafood barbecue / open kitchen.
  • Relaxed, stylish dining with a combination of cocktail-style service and seated, long-table dining with white linen tablecloths.
  • Interactive opportunity (optional) to haul in a cray pot of live lobster. Snap a lobster selfie.
  • Chance to touch, feel and learn about these creatures, which are fished completely sustainably.
  • Relaxation on board with iconic scenery cruising Rottnest’s coastline and while at anchor in a turquoise Island bay.
  • Choice to swim off the boat, or laze on a float mat as we drift one of your lunch courses out to you.
  • Picture-perfect vista and photo opportunities of Western Australia’s iconic Island from one of 3 pleasure decks.

Cruise Details


  • Tours operate 3 days per week (Friday to Sunday) during off-peak season and up to 5 days per week during peak season.
  • Seniors $369 | Adults $379

Please check online for our cruise schedule, availability and full pricing information.

Prices do not include transfers to/from Rottnest Island. Optional ferry packages are available when booking.

We welcome group and corporate bookings, so if you have a group and wish to book dates outside our standard availability, please contact us directly.

Please note, this cruise is not suitable for children.


11.30am to 3.30pm (approximately 4 hours, depending on the location of cray pots).

Cruises depart from Thomson Bay Fuel Jetty, located only a short 5-minute walk from the main Ferry Jetty. For directions, click here.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure, as we leave promptly at 11.30am. Please ensure you arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise no later than 11.15am. See below (Getting to Rottnest) for links and further information about transfers.

To book transfers to/from Rottnest Island, please visit the website of ferry operators using the links below ~ or select an optional Full Day Package through us when booking.

Please note the latest departures times listed, so you can arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise at 11.15am.

Please book to depart no later than 8.30am
Rottnest Express

Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Express

Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Fast Ferries

Camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing with a warm top, as it can get cool on the water.

If wanting to swim off the boat, please wear bathers and bring a towel – a swimming waiver will need to be signed on the day.

We travel on the open ocean, so if you suffer from motion sickness, please take medication prior to arriving.

With advance notice, we can cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and non-seafood diets. Please advise us of special dietary requirements in the notes section of your booking, to ensure you receive our Alternative Menu. At least 72 hours’ notice is required for any special requirements. Notification of food intolerances on the day is unlikely to be able to be accommodated, as logistics are planned well in advance.

Please be aware, as we are a boat with limited cooking facilities, we cannot vary the menu a great deal. If you do have particular dietary requirements, please call us on +61 8 9586 1136 so we can consult with our chef.

We cannot take bookings from guests with anaphylactic allergies, as given our small cooking environment on board, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.

If you have any special mobility requirements, please contact our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136 to discuss if this tour is suitable before booking.

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dining experience on the water

From our Guests