Rottnest Island Boat Charters are at the pinnacle of boat cruises for those living in or visiting Western Australia. When you hire a boat to Rottnest, nothing beats the blue waters of the Indian Ocean for your own private party.
Hire your own private boat for the day with one of our Rottnest Island Boat Charters. Visit the stunning bays and waters that surround Rottnest and have your own piece of paradise.
Rottnest Island charters are generally a minimum of 6-8 hours. The crossing from Fremantle to the island takes about 1.25 hours at a leisurely pace. Once you get there, it is time to relax, have a swim, fire up the BBQ and kick back. The earlier you go, the better as you tend to avoid the sea breeze. This comes in the late morning to early afternoon and generally means you will have a bumpy journey coming back to port.
All journeys to Rottnest Island are subject to marine park entry fees, or what we call "RIA landing fees". These must be paid prior to departure and are based on a cost per person. There are two types of fees. If you just intend to anchor in a bay and swim, then the "swimming fee" is around $11.50 per person. However, should you actually wish to land on the island and visit the pub or shops, a $19 per person fee is applicable. Note: if one person lands, everyone pays the $19 per person fee!
As far as Rottnest Island boat charter destinations go, most skippers will take you to where the wind is best. Obviously Th0mson Bay is a big favourite, but others will go to Parakeet or Little Parakeet Bay.
For more information on how to hire a boat or our Rottnest Island Boat Charters, call 0405 353 353.