Rottnest island boat charters lighthouse
Rottnest island boat charters bay full of boats
ROTTNEST thompson bay boat


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.

0405 353 353




BlueSun is famous for its amazing Gourmet BBQ menus which range between $35-$75pp.

We cater for all dietary requirements and budgets.

Chef and staff can be provided for all boat charters.

Minimum apply for all catering jobs.



Most boats allow BYO drinks though no bottles of clear spirits (shooters) are permitted. Premixed drinks, wine, champagne and beer are okay. Glass bottles are fine too.

Eskys are provided by most boats but you will need to arrange your own ice and water. 

In some instances, you will need an "Occasional Liquor License" from Racing Gaming & Liquor (RGL)



Having planned 1000s of boat charters for hire, especially for birthdays and anniversaries, we have a few tips to offer you.

We have a huge list of ideas that include DJs, balloons, catering, magicians and all sort of successful themes from Mexican and tropical, to casino tables on board. 

Over 250,000 happy customers have been on our boats!

Receive the latest travel deals now!

Click on Best Travel Deals too see our best travel packages & Tours.


Nusa Dua ranks as one of the best Bali honeymoon destinations. This region is like an exclusive Hollywood neighbourhood occupied by world-class hotel chains, rather than movie moguls. The best hotel brands sit side-by-side, occupying a vast, shared complex. Each property is like a giant estate fronted by perfectly manicured lawns. Together they share an upmarket shopping complex and an 18-hole golf course. It is one of the most developed resort areas in Bali.

For honeymoon couples you win on so many fronts. Beachfront settings, luxury hotels, tranquility and idyllic ocean views with white sandy beaches. Romance is the biggest winner!

1300 799 758