Tour ID: 10055600
Start your day from Perth with a cruise down the picturesque Swan River. At Rottnest Island join the 90 minute snorkelling tour that takes you to some of the best underwater spots. Still ample time left in the day to explore the island or snorkel from one of the many beaches.
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, arriving back in Perth at around 6:45 pm, where you’ll conclude your tour or be returned 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
8:30 AM Daily
Arrives back in Perth at approximately 6.45pm. All tours are approximate and subject to seasonal variation.
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.
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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