Unique Rottnest Island
A blissful escape
on Your doorstep
The location for our deluxe seafood cruise is Western Australia’s famous holiday hotspot, Rottnest Island.
Rottnest, or ‘Rotto’ as West Aussies like to call it, is one of Australia’s most unique marine and nature playgrounds. The Island is also part of the world’s finest fishery and is home to a bountiful ocean full of delicious seafood delicacies.
Whether visiting for a day trip or an extended stay, Rottnest is a place that etches fond memories. Ones you always want to talk about.
Rottnest Cruises’ Luxe Island Seafood Cruise takes you to the peak of enjoyment in this breathtaking location. On board our cruise you will be fully immersed in the Island’s fascinating marine environment, in a setting of luxe indulgence.
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dining experience on the water
Travelling to Rottnest
Many visitors to Rottnest Island choose to travel by ferry. The Island is only 18 kilometres from Perth, accessible by a short ferry trip with several departure points to choose from.
Three ferry operators run transfers to Rottnest from Perth City, North Fremantle (Rous Head), Fremantle (Victoria Quay) and Hillarys Boat Harbour in the northern suburbs of Perth. You can also travel to Rottnest by air, with several flight companies operating regular flights to and from the Island.
Our Full-Day Package provides you with return ferry transfers and a whole day to enjoy on the Island. Alternatively, you can book your own ferry tickets directly using the links below. Please note the latest departures times listed, so you can arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise no later than 11.15am.
Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Fast Ferries
Transfers are also available with Swan River Seaplanes, adding an extra element of adventure to your trip. Daily departures are available with one-way or return flight options.
IMPORTANT INDIGENOUS HISTORY
Rottnest Island’s traditional owners are the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Island’s name in Noongar language is ‘Wadjemup’, meaning ‘place across the water where the spirits are’.
Wadjemup holds special significance to Aboriginal communities right across the State. To formally recognise important sites on the Island, a powerful sculpture was recently unveiled by the Rottnest Island Authority. Titled Koora-Yeye-Boordawan-Kalyakoorl (Past-Present-Future-Forever), the piece by WA artists Sharyn Egan and Jahne Rees was created with input from the Whadjuk Noongar community and is an important step for the Island’s reconciliation.
Rottnest Island is an A-class Nature Reserve and marine sanctuary, with abundant marine life, flora, fauna and natural landscapes.
Dozens of secluded beaches and bays line its coast, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and surfing.
The most well known resident on the Island is the ‘Quokka’ – a small marsupial, the size of a hare or domestic cat. During your visit to Rottnest, the Quokka is a furry friend you will be sure to meet.
If planning a stay on the Island, there are a range of accommodation options to choose from. Please click the button below for further details and bookings.
This is a place of remarkable history and heritage, with many spectacular walking trails and tours during your visit.
Boating around Rottnest is truly magical. The Island’s waters are home to more than 400 species of fish and 20 species of tropical coral.
The deluxe delicacy featuring on our seafood cruise menu – the famous Western Rock Lobster – inhabits local oceans in abundance.
Our cruise menu also showcases delicious Rottnest Island sea scallops, freshly caught.
Underwater wonders of nature, often spotted on our cruise, include Bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, Australian sea lions and migrating humpback whales.
Visit Rottnest Island online to read more about its fascinating marine life.