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Tour ID: 10055600

This full day Rottnest Island snorkelling tour starts with a Swan River cruise, before heading out to the island for a day of sightseeing and snorkelling.

• Relax on a Swan River cruise before enjoying a quick and smooth ferry ride across the strait to the island
• Enjoy some free time exploring the islands many beautiful features and wildlife
• Become acquainted with the fascinating underwater world on a ninety-minute snorkelling adventure
• All snorkelling equipment is provided

Departing from either your city accommodation or from Pier 2, Barrack St Jetty, Perth at around 8:30 am, you’ll board the Star Flyte Express, the MV Sea Eagle Express or the Eagle Express and begin your day with a cruise along the beautiful Swan River. Heading towards the river’s mouth, you’ll see the scenery along the river banks - which offers some great photo opportunities – before your journey to Rottnest Island. Because the ferries have been specially designed to ensure a smooth ride across the strait to Rottnest Island, the trip over is a scenic delight.

When you disembark on the island, you’ll have some free time to explore all of the island’s most popular sights, such as the Museum, the Salt Store, Thompson Bay, the Basin and a few of Rottnest’s plethora of beaches and bays. You’ll also be given the option to hire a bike (own expense), but there is no barrier to exploring the island by foot either.

You’ll then return to the Main Jetty at 1:45 pm, where you’ll participate in a safety and technique briefing to prepare you for your snorkelling adventure. Next, you’ll don your snorkelling gear and dive into Rottnest’s spectacular reef for an underwater journey through this seriously amazing place. Besides some gorgeous colourful limestone coral, you’ll see species such as Silver Drummer fish, Scalyfin, Western Buffalo Bream, Western King Wrasse, Black-Spot Goatfish, Red lipped morwong, Footballer Sweep, Stripeys, Banded Sweep, Moon Wrasse, Scissortail Sergeant fish, Convict Surgeonfish, Dusky Morwongs, Wobbegong sharks and others!

Rottnest Island’s totally underrated snorkelling areas have superb visibility and the reef areas and shipwrecks are bursting with corals and sea life. There are handy designated snorkelling trails, which are marked out by underwater plaques that help you follow them. To further help with your Rottnest Island snorkelling experience, you can attain a snorkelling guide from the Visitor Information Centre.

Afterwards, you will meet your ferry at the jetty and depart the island at 3:55 pm, arriving back in Perth at around 5:45 pm, where you’ll conclude your tour or be returned to your accommodation.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    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

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Departs from Rottnest Island 3.55pm and arrives back in Perth at approximately 5.45pm

  • Departure points:

    Perth and Fremantle

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Pier 2, Barrack St Jetty, Perth — 15 minute walk from Perth Train Station. Morning hotel transfers from most metropolitan hotels available. A list of tentative pick up times can be found at the following link.
    Transfers must be pre-arranged. Please add your accommodation detail on the booking form.

  • What to bring:

    Water, swim suit and towel, waterproof camera (optional) and sense of adventure (compulsory!)

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    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

  • Additional Information:

    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.

  • Destinations:

    Rottnest Island

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