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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 snorkelling spots. Still ample time left in the day to explore the island at your own pace.

  • Same day return ferry transfers from Perth
  • 90 minute snorkelling tour including snorkel gear.
  • Free time on Rottnest Island

Departing from either your inner city accommodation or from Pier 4, 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 also have the option of adding bike hire to your booking in the booking form so you can explore from 2-wheels, 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, 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. Your snorkel tour will take you to some of the best spots, but even if you want to keep snorkelling from the beach during the rest of the day, 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. (Note: included Snorkel equipment only available on 90 minute cruise. If you wish to continue snorkelling, you may hire snorkel equipment for the day)

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.

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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 onboard your snorkel cruise,
    Bike & helmet hire (optional extra),
    Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Why not add on a delicious lunch to enjoy at the Karma Resort. Or add Bike Hire to your package too.

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Arrives back in Perth at approximately 6.45pm. All tours are approximate and subject to seasonal variation.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departs from Pier 4, Barrack St Jetty, Perth — 15 minute walk from Perth Train Station. Morning hotel transfers from selected CBD hotels available. A list of tentative pick up times can be found here.

    Transfers must be pre-arranged. Please add your accommodation details in the booking form.

    Availalbe during the warm weather months of December to April only.

  • What to bring:

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

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child price applies to children from 8 to 12 years of age only. 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 your snorkelling adventure 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.

    Pensioner price is available to holders of an Australian Health Care Card, Australian Pension Card, or Australian Seniors Card.

    Whilst every effort is made to book you on the ferry departures stated in this information, due to seasonal changes and peak periods, the confirmed ferry services may be slightly different.

  • Destinations:

    Rottnest Island

Optional Extras

  • Bike Hire

    Include Bicycle Hire for your day on Rottnest Island.

    Adults: $30.00 | Children: $30.00 | Family: $30.00 | Pensioners: $30.00

  • Karma Rottnest Buffett Lunch

    Enjoy a Meditteranean style buffet lunch at Karma Rottnest.

    Adults: $35.00 | Children: $18.00 | Family: $106.00 | Pensioners: $35.00

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