Rottnest Island was traditionally named “Wadjemup” (“place across the water”) by Aboriginal elders who inhabited the island over 7000 years ago when it was connected to the Mainland. Today the Island of Rottnest is located 18km off the coast of Perth and surrounded by shallow, limestone reefs.
The surrounding limestone reefs at the island, attract many recreational water sports including swimming, diving and fishing. The Rottnest Island Shipwreck trail was the first interpretative underwater trail in the southern hemisphere and is a lasting legacy of the dangerous access to the island.
We recommend departure from Fremantle rather than the city due to travel time. Allow about 2 hours travel time each way if you are departing from the city.
Once you arrive at Rottnest the skipper will anchor in one of the bays (location will depend on the weather & other boat traffic on the day). Passengers are more than welcome to swim or head to the shore for a walk or maybe some beach cricket.
Please note no alcohol is permitted on the beach.
With Rottnest charters the sea breeze will inevitably come for the afternoon which can make the trip home a bit lumpy, this may be something to take into consideration for your guests.
Rottnest Island Authority charge a landing fee for each passenger to enter their waters which is not included in the charter price. We will cover half of the Rottnest fees to assist with your function (fees rate on application).
CHARTER RATES (GST Inclusive)
(Maximum survey capacity for open waters is 65 passengers)
For group size:
|1 – 35 guests||$2800|
|36 – 65 guests||$3000|