Rottnest Island Ferry

Come Aboard The Rottnest Island Ferry

Escaping to Rottnest Island has never been easier. SeaLink Rottnest currently has three ferries departing daily from Fremantle. With competitive pricing, fast travel times, frequent services, and Rolls-Royce engineering, you really can’t beat SeaLink day tours in Perth.

All SeaLink Rottnest ferries have hospitality-trained staff onboard to make your journey as enjoyable as possible. Our team provides the best customer service experience to make your trip to Rotto enjoyable from start to finish.

When it comes to visiting Rottnest Island, the choice of ferry is obvious. Go Rotto, go SeaLink, way to go!

SeaLink’s Fleet

The SeaLink Rottnest fleet is the most advanced in the region. All SeaLink ferries, Quokka 1, Quokka 2 and Quokka 3, are leading the industry in terms of safety, passenger comfort, and sustainability.

Our vessels offer a smooth sailing experience to Rotto, with disabled access, bathroom facilities, Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment at the ready.

As the most environmentally friendly ferries in the region, boat trips in Perth don't have to cost the earth.

Due to the ‘Enviro-Cat’ design, SeaLink’s ferries use lower fuel per passenger than a small four-cylinder car. This makes the ferries one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable vessels in Australia.

In addition to its environmentally friendly design, the ferries also feature powerful water jets from Rolls-Royce to give it power and class.

Expanding Fleet

The SeaLink Rottnest fleet isn’t standing still. In 2022, the SeaLink fleet will be expanding to include a third vessel, aptly named the Quokka 3.

Much like the Quokka 1 and Quokka 2, the next vessel will prioritise a sustainable future that doesn’t compromise on customer experience or travel time. 

Onboard Facilities

Free Wi-Fi

Free WI-FI available on board Quokka 1 & Quokka 2. Don't forget to post that sneaky selfie and tag us @SeaLinkRotto #SeaLinkRotto, #Quokka1, #Quokka2.

Food and Beverages

A fully-licensed bar serving alcoholic beverages, light snacks, tea and coffee operates on all SeaLink Rottnest Island’s ferry services.


Our SeaLink Rottnest Island vessels, Quokka 1, Quokka 2 and Quokka 3, offer restrooms and disabled access on the main deck.

Wheelchair Accessibility

All SeaLink Rottnest Island vessels are built to accommodate people with disabilities, though accessibility can be limited depending on the mooring platform. Reach out to the friendly SeaLink team for more information.

To assist with passenger comfort and safety, all passengers travelling in a wheelchair will be given priority boarding. Please inform staff at the time of booking if a passenger will be travelling in a wheelchair as there are limited spaces on board.

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Departure Information

SeaLink Rottnest’s ferries depart from an accessible location at B Shed Victoria Quay every day, except for Christmas Day.

With regular departures from an accessible location, SeaLink is making it easier than ever to get to Rottnest and take a much-needed day trip from Perth on a ferry boat. View full timetable

The journey from Fremantle to Rottnest is 19 kilometres and takes around 30 minutes to complete. SeaLink is able to offer the fastest and most reliable ferries to Rottnest due to the advanced technology within both the Quokka 1 & Quokka 2.

Please allow a 30 minute minimum check-in time prior to departure in order to collect your boarding pass(es) and make appropriate luggage arrangements.

If you are travelling with no checked-in luggage and have a QR code ticket you will not need to check-in at our office, and can simply head straight to boarding.

If you are checking in luggage, you will be required to check-in at our ticketing office first to collect your luggage tags.

Boarding for all passengers closes 10 minutes prior to departure.

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Kids Travel Free

SeaLink wants the whole family to enjoy everything that Rottnest has on offer. So, take your little quokkas to explore Rotto. It’s never been more affordable to take your family on an unforgettable, adventure-fuelled trip to one of the most beautiful islands in Australia.

For every full paying adult fare, you receive 1 child fare free of charge, excluding the Rottnest Island Government Admission Fee.

How do I book this offer? Simply add a child fare at time of booking and provided that you meet the terms and conditions, your free child fare will be applied at checkout!

Family Friendly Hospitality

In addition to affordable pricing, SeaLink also accommodates parents travelling with young children. Any parents bringing a pram, whether stowed or taken onboard, will be given priority boarding on”to SeaLink vessels.

Looking for that family getaway to Rottnest? Book your family’s trip to Rottnest today!

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