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Set Sail with Rottnest Island’s Ultimate Water Adventures 

Feel the sea breeze, taste the salty air, and make the most of your summer with thrilling boat tours that will leave you longing for more.
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Boats on blue water
Boats on blue water

When the sun shines brightly on the sparkling waters of Wadjemup, it's time to embark on a water-based adventures.  

If you're a water lover, there's no better place to be than Wadjemup / Rottnest Island. With its turquoise waters, and vibrant wildlife that thrive in the marine sanctuaries surrounding the island, it’s an aquatic wonderland that beckons to those that love the ocean. 

Whether you're an experienced diver, an avid snorkeller, a sailing enthusiast, or someone who simply enjoys the serenity of being near water, you’ll have your pick of experiences in an oceanic playground like no other.  

A Day of Sailing 

Sail beyond the ordinary aboard Charter 1’s sunshine-yellow catamaran, Capella. An icon of Thomson Bay, hop onboard for a day of snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. When energy levels wane, you can even jump onto the large cargo net and relish the feel of the ocean frothing around you as the vessel sails on. If you’re a sunset lover, don’t miss their Sunset Sail tour for a unique perspective of the island’s famous golden hour. Enjoy a refreshing drink, tasty charcuterie platter and soak in the spectacular sky show as the sun dips over the horizon.


A Luxurious Seafood Cruise

Imagine: Total serenity. Floating weightless in the pristine waters of a calm bay. An indulgent long lunch. Quality moments with friends. This blissful experience is what you can expect on board Rottnest Cruises’s Luxe Island Seafood Cruise. With Wadjemup’s spectacular coastline and turquoise waters as a backdrop, you’ll feast on a sumptuous seven-course seafood menu designed by acclaimed WA chef Tony Howell. As an added bonus, you can even try your hand at pulling your own lobster pot before tucking into your indulgent lunch. It's a food-lover’s dream.



Soar To New Heights 

If you’re seeking a touch of adventure but at a gentler pace, you can’t beat the thrill of soaring above Rottnest Island’s glinting waters by parasail with Cicerello’s Jet Adventures. You’ll glide up to 450 feet above the water to take in the breathtaking coastal landscape and shimmering sea below, all without a single drop of water touching you. You’ll simply enjoy a peaceful glide into the sky, with the salty breeze in your hair and the marine world beneath your feet. Solo parasails are available or you can share the joy with a loved one on a tandem or triple flight.   



Unforgettable Moments With Underwater Wildlife 

Immerse yourself further into the charms of Rottnest Island’s underwater havens on tour with Rottnest Snorkel. Jump onboard with their specialist team and you’ll get to cruise to some of the island’s best sheltered snorkelling spots, some only accessible by boat. After a refreshing plunge into the pristine waters, you’ll sooner discover the rich diversity of the island’s marine sanctuaries that make this place so unique, with the confidence and comfort of a qualified marine biologist as your snorkelling guide.


Seasonal Closure
Rottnest Snorkel is now temporarily closed for the season.

High-Speed Thrills 

Brace yourself to experience the island's wild and rugged side on the exhilarating Eco Express Boat Tours. With the ocean breeze whipping through your hair, and the occasional burst of sea spray a refreshing contrast to the heat of the sun, this is the ultimate ride around the island’s spectacular coastline. Choose the Adventure Boat Tour for a scenic circumnavigation to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. Or for a burst of energy to shake up your afternoon, jump on the Thrill Boat Ride for a fast-paced journey and adrenaline-pumping moments.



Boat Your Way 

Prefer to skipper your own journey? Boating West Boat Hire offers you the chance to explore the sparkling waters and white sandy beaches of Wadjemup at your own pace. Fishing enthusiasts will love the Centre Cab boat, while sightseeing is perfect on the Bow Rider or RIB. If you want to enjoy a day of bay-hopping, opt for the Tinny. With full- and half-day hire available, simply choose your vessel, select your crew, and craft your perfect day out on the glistening waters that surround Rottnest Island.



From thrilling parasailing rides to tranquil snorkelling tours and everything in between, the island has it all. Pick your adventure and make your summer unforgettable on Rottnest Island.