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Rottnest Express/Boat Torque Cruises

Here in Perth, we’re blessed with our very own island paradise just off the coast. Rottnest has been an affordable family holiday destination for generations of Western Australians, and it is little wonder that people from all over the world are now spreading the word about Rottnest Island’s appeal.

Whether it’s the crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches surrounding the island, the serenity of the bike-only transport, the simple colonial-style accommodations, the unique flora and fauna including the native quokka or the hundreds of boats that dot the many bays and coves, Rottnest is both a privilege and a pleasure to have as our own.

Welcome aboard, and enjoy a day at Western Australia’s premier adventure playground, Rottnest Island. Whether you choose to cycle, walk, swim, snorkel, dive, surf, bird-watch, take a tour or just relax when you arrive, you can travel to Rottnest Island in comfort and style.

Rottnest Express/Boat Torque Cruises vessels are the ultimate in design, fully stabilised and air conditioned ensuring guests a smooth ride.
On-board, travellers can also enjoy snacks and drinks from the fully licensed bar along with some very friendly service from staff and spectacular ocean scenery.

Now offering more departure points (Perth, Victoria Quay Fremantle & North Fremantle), more departure times, bike and snorkel hire. Our friendly and professional staff look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Touring Options

Backpacker Package

Rottnest Island, Perth’s holiday playground, is the ideal holiday destination for backpackers and other visitors travelling on a budget. Including extended return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, free luggage transfers on the island, one night’s accommodation at the Kingstown Barracks Hostel with additional nights and discount meals available, Rottnest Express/Boat Torque Cruises offer a range of fares and packages to suit all budgets and time frames.

Sunseeker Tour 6

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 6 includes free hotel pickups for Perth and Fremantle passengers from selected hotels, hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary (ex Perth only), return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, light luncheon, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (ex Perth only), fascinating underwater viewing cruise aboard the “Underwater Explorer”, two hour island coach tour with full commentary, plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your own leisure.

Whale Watching

Spring sees the annual migration of the Humpback and Souther Right Whales. This tour offers an unforgettable close encounter with these magnificent mammals.

The Eagle Express provides ideal viewing of these amazing mammals and their calves with specifically designed open deck space. Photography enthusiasts are able to capture unforgettable images of these beautiful animals frolicking in the blue Indian Ocean from mid September to November.

Tours Depart Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from Barrack Street Jetty Perth and Fremantle. Passengers departing from Perth have the added excitement of a spectacular Swan Rier Cruise between Perth & Fremantle, including full commentary and morning tea. On arrival in Fremantle, anjoy an hour’s sightseeing before joing your whale watching cruises. On completion of the whale watching cruises you can return to Perth by train (own expense) or spend further time exploring historic Fremantle before joining our 4.45pm ferry back to Perth.

Rottnest Island for the Day

Travel in comfort and style to Rottnest Island aboard the fastest and best ferries on the run. There is plenty to do on the island including swimming, fishing, diving, snorkeling and bike riding. There are places to eat, drink and shop and tours of the many beautiful bays and historic sights.

Sunseeker Tour 3

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 3 includes free hotel pickups from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels, a hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary (Perth passengers only), same day return ferry fares to Rottnest Island, a sumptuous buffet luncheon, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (Perth passengers only), all day bike hire including helmet and lock, plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your leisure.

Sunseeker Tour 7

Enjoy a day of self exploration of Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 7 includes free hotel pickups for Perth and Fremantle passengers for selected hotels, hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary (ex Perth only), return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, bike hire for the day including helment and lock, a light luncheon, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (ex Perth only), plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your own leisure.

Sunseeker Tour 4

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 4 includes free return hotel pickups from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels, a hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River including full commentary (Perth passengers only), same day return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, a sumptuous buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (Perth passengers only), full day bike hire including helmet and lock, a fascinating underwater viewing cruise aboard the “Underwater Explorer”, plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your leisure.

Rottnest Island Extended Stay

There are so many things to do on Rottnest Island and some excellent accommodation to choose from – so why not stay overnight.

Sunseeker Tour 1

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 1 includes free hotel pickup for Perth and Fremantle passengers from selected hotels, hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary tour and commentary plus morning tea (Perth passengers only), same day return ferry fare, sumptuous buffet luncheon, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (Perth passengers only), two hour island coach tour with commentary, plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your leisure.

Sunseeker Tour 8

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 8 includes free hotel pickups for Perth and Fremantle passengers from selected hotels, hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary (ex Perth only), return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, a light luncheon, a fascinating underwater viewing cruise aboard the “Underwater Explorer”, full day bike hire including helmet and lock, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (ex Perth only), plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your own leisure.

Sunseeker Tour 5

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 5 includes free hotel pickups for Perth and Fremantle passengers from selected hotels, hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary (ex Perth only), return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, fascinating two hour Rottnest Island coach tour with full commentary, light luncheon, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (ex Perth only), plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your leisure.

Sunseeker Premium

Sit back and relax as one of our experienced and friendly hosts take care of everything to ensure you have a hassle free day to remember at Rottnest Island. The fully hosted Sunseeker Premium includes free return pickups from selected hotels, a spectacular Swan River cruise with full commentary (ex Perth), morning and afternoon tea or optional wine tasting (ex Perth only), a fascinating two hour island coach tour, a sumptuous buffet lunch at the Rottnest Lodge, plenty of free time to explore the island at your leisure plus a complimentary gift as a momento of your visit to Western Australia. Enjoy Rottnest Island in style, let our experienced and friendly hosts look after you!

Sunseeker Tour 2

Enjoy a day of exploration at Rottnest Island with us. The Sunseeker 2 includes free hotel pickup for Perth and Fremantle passengers from selected hotels, hosted cruise on the spectacular Swan River from Perth to Fremantle with full commentary (Perth passengers only), same day return ferry fare to Rottnest Island, sumptuous buffet luncheon, morning and afternoon tea/wine tasting (Perth passengers only), two hour coach tour with full commentary, fascinating underwater viewing cruise aboard the “Underwater Explorer”, plus plenty of free time to explore the island at your leisure.

Activites and Experiences at Rottnest Express/Boat Torque Cruises

  • Cruising
  • Sightseeing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk Checkin Desk available
  • Public Transport Public Transport is available (taxi, bus, train, tram)
  • Public phone
  • Public toilet Facilities for personal hygiene
  • Taxi rank
  • Waiting Area Waiting area is provided
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Cruise To sail from place to place for pleasure
  • Cultural
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Island A piece of land completely surrounded by water
  • Marine Related to aquatic activities such as swimming, diving, snorkelling etc
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wildlife
  • English
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Commentary Descriptive information provided during trip/tour.
  • Drop off
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meet & Greet Welcoming service on arrival
  • Pickup
  • Toilet Toilet available
  • Ferry
  • Motor Vessel

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