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SeaLink Rottnest

With ferries departing daily from Fremantle and Perth, you’ll cruise effortlessly towards Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

Calling all early bird explorers. SeaLink Rottnest offers the earliest Fremantle ferry departure.

With competitive pricing, fast travel times and frequent services, SeaLink ferry transfers are a convenient way to set sail to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island. Particularly if you like an early start, with the first ferry service departing the mainland at 7 am.

The SeaLink Rottnest team takes great pride in their customer service and the onboard hospitality-trained staff are sure to make your journey as enjoyable as possible from beginning to end. 

SeaLink Rottnest’s ferries regularly depart from an accessible location at B Shed, Victoria Quay in Fremantle and from Barrack Street Jetty in Perth every day of the year, except for Christmas Day.

Please note ferry timetables vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. For current schedules, please visit the SeaLink Rottnest website.

Accessible services are available for those travelling with mobility aids. Please contact Sealink Rottnest when booking to notify them of your requirements.

Service dogs are also permitted on all ferry services, however, please contact the Rottnest Island rangers on (+61 8) 9372 9788 prior to travel as the island is a protected Class A Reserve.

For more information about accessibility when visiting Rottnest Island, visit the Accessibility page.


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What's on at SeaLink Rottnest

SeaLink Rottnest NYE Family Fireworks
SeaLink Rottnest NYE Family Fireworks
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Where To Find SeaLink Rottnest

Ferries arrive at the main jetty in Thomson Bay, which is a few hundred metres from the Visitor Centre, and a few minutes walk by foot or bike to other island amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you travel with SeaLink Rottnest, you can get to the island in approximately 30 minutes from Fremantle, or 90 minutes from Perth’s city centre.
It is highly recommended to book online in advance to secure your seats. In peak times, including summer months, weekends and school holidays, tickets can sell out quickly.
Tickets may be available on the day prior to departure, subject to availability.
SeaLink Rottnest ferry services depart from B Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle and Barrack St Jetty, Perth.

This fee is collected by ferry operators on behalf of the Rottnest Island Authority and contributes to the provision of island facilities.

All visitors are required to pay an admission fee. Visitors arriving by ferry pay this fee as part of their fare at the time of booking.