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Boating West Boat Hire

Explore the waters of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island by boat. Vessels are available for hire through Boating West Hire.

Boating West aims to make boating easy and accessible to all island visitors. Choose from 4.2 metre to 6 metre boats, all available for half-day or full-day hire.

Whether you’re interested in an action-packed day of fishing or prefer to spend your day sightseeing, there’s a boat for every itinerary.

Test your luck out on the waters of Wadjemup with the Centre Cab: a boat purpose built for fishing and diving, with ample deck space to fit all the action plus up to six adults. 

If sightseeing is more your style, the Bow Rider or RIB make excellent options. These sailing all-rounders offer comfy seating and overhead shade for up to six adults. The Bow Rider also features a wake-boarding tower to test your water sporting abilities.

For families, the Tinny is a safe and well-shaded way to get out on the water. Enjoy a day of bay-hopping and wildlife watching at your own leisure.


All vessels can be booked for multiple days, with discounts available for extended bookings.
Please note that only holders of a current Western Australian Skipper’s Ticket (or equivalent power boat license) can drive the boat.
For more information and to book your boat, visit the Boating West website.

Where to find Boating West

All Boating West Hire boats are located at Fuel Jetty in Thomson Bay, south of the main ferry jetty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all vessels are equipped with safety equipment.
Before you depart, the Boating West team will give you and your crew a comprehensive on-water safety briefing.

On the day of your booking, the boat will be ready for you at the Fuel Jetty in Thomson Bay at your chosen departure time.

Please note that the boat will need to be returned to Fuel Jetty by 5 pm.