Tour ID: 10055597
This full day snorkelling tour to Rottnest Island will allow you to see this island’s unique and fascinating marine environment, as well as a plethora of other amazing sights and experiences.
• Relax on a super-fast but gentle ferry ride across the strait to Rottnest Island
• Have a ball exploring the island, with some free time to see and learn about its most popular features
• Experience the wonder of the underwater wonderland at Rottnest, on a ninety-minute snorkelling adventure
• All equipment provided
Departing from B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle at around 9:30 am, or earlier from your Perth or Fremantle accommodation, you’ll board the Star Flyte Express, Eagle Express or the MV Sea Eagle Express and journey over to Rottnest Island. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a calm, smooth ride despite the often rough water, as these vessels have been specifically designed for the mainland to Rottnest ocean conditions.
Once you arrive on the island, you’ll have the option to hire a bicycle (own expense), but you can certainly explore the island by foot, if you prefer. Before your snorkelling adventure, you’ll have plenty of free time to look around at the island’s gorgeous natural and manmade features, such as the Salt Store, the Museum, the Basin, Thompson Bay and a few of Rottnest’s 63 beaches and 20 bays.
Then, at 1:45 pm, you’ll return to the main jetty for your snorkelling safety and technique briefing. Next, you can get your snorkelling gear on and jump into the clear turquoise water to experience the sub-aqua wonderland that has made this island such a boon for divers. There is such a diverse range of sealife at ‘Rottie’ and you’re likely to see plenty of Silver Drummer fish, Western Buffalo Bream, Scalyfin, Western King Wrasse, Red lipped morwong, Black-Spot Goatfish, Footballer Sweep, Banded Sweep, Stripeys, Moon Wrasse, Scissortail Sergeant fish, Dusky Morwongs, Convict Surgeonfish, Wobbegongs and more!
The island has designated snorkel trails, with underwater plaques that mark the way so you have the best chance of snorkelling the prime areas. Visibility is excellent and the plethora of coral reefs and ship wrecks make for interesting dive locations. To learn a little bit about the sea life and other factors influencing your dive experience, it’s a good idea to pick up the snorkelling guide from the island’s Visitor Information Centre. After you’ve experienced the wonder of Rottnest Island’s amazing marine animals, you’ll meet again at the jetty at 3:30 pm for your trip back to the mainland at 4:25 pm. Arriving at Fremantle at around 5 pm, your tour will conclude if you departed from here, or you’ll be taken back to your accommodation.
* Return hotel transfers * Same day return ferry * Return Swan River Cruise (Perth departures only) * 90-minute Snorkelling adventure * High-powered thrill ride to the snorkelling spots * Wetsuits, snorkel equipment and floatation devices * Bike & helmet hire (optional extra) * Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee
9:30 AM Daily
Departs from Rottnest Island 4.25pm and arrives back in Fremantle at approximately 5pm
Includes return transfers from most Fremantle hotels. Alternatively, make your own way to B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle - located just a 2 minute walk behind Fremantle Train Station for your convenience. Please specify your Hotel Accommodation when booking or advise Rottnest Express Reservations staff when reconfirming.
A list of tentative pick up times can be found at the following link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/661bpslocol0gih/Pick%20Ups%20for%20Fremantle%20departures.pdf?dl=0
Water, swim suit and towel, waterproof camera (optional) and sense of adventure (compulsory!)
This tour is not suited for Children under 8 years of age. Each child must be accompanied by an Adult (at a ratio of 1:1) and must have a minimum basic swim level skill and snorkelling experience
Maximum 20 passengers on-board for your comfort and enjoyment.
All passengers must be able to enter and exit the water with the use of a swim ladder attached to the side of the boat.
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