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Rottnest Fast Ferries


Don't just travel to Rottnest - experience it. More than a ferry, Rottnest Fast Ferries becomes part of the experience with our partners and packages. We are the only Rottnest ferry operating from Hillary’s.



Rottnest… WA’s most beautiful island is just 18 kilometres off Perth’s coastline, and a lightning fast 40 minute ocean crossing in air-conditioned comfort on one of our high speed ferries.

The island, 11km long and 4.5km at its widest point, is an A-Class reserve enjoying a semi-arid Mediterranean style climate with stunning coral reefs, crystal clear waters and unique wildlife. Rottnest boasts pristine bays and secluded beaches, some of the finest in the world, and has a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800’s. No matter how you spend your time at Rottnest, you are sure to be amazed by what the island has to offer.

From day trips to overnight accommodation packages or exploring Rottnest by yourself, Rottnest Fast Ferries has your island experience covered. We are the only Rottnest ferry operating from Hillarys. Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour daily, we offer a variety of travel times and tour options to accommodate your perfect day out.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies


Cancellation policy updated for COVID-19

Bookings made by overseas customers prior to 15th March 2020 whom are unable to travel due to the Australian Government restrictions are eligible for a refund less cancellation fee of $10.00 per person.
All bookings cancelled prior to one hour of departure will be issued a credit note valid for two years from the date of issue.
Except for the above points our normal cancellation policy remains valid.
a) All tickets and bookings are non-refundable. Provided that notification is received by Rottnest Fast Ferries over 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure date/time the amount paid for any unused ticket/service can be issued as a credit note for future ferry travel. Notification must be made by phone or at one of our office locations.

b) Cancellations must be advised at least 1 hour prior to a passengers onward voyage time.

i) Cancellations for helicopter tours and accommodation bookings must be notified 48 hours prior to a passengers onward voyage time.

c) Any amendments/changes made within 1 hour of scheduled departure time will result in the forfeit of all monies.

d) Refunds will not be made for inadvertently booking the wrong ferry time departure point or for personal reasons. Conditions a) b) and c) above still apply.

e) Cancellations once the scheduled onward voyage has been undertaken will result in the forfeit of all monies.

f) Credit notes are valid for a period of one (1) year from date of scheduled travel. No extensions can be offered on credit notes.

h) Credit card surcharge and postage and handling fees can not be refunded or credited.

j) Redemption of a credit voucher can only be made when booking via phone or at a Rottnest Fast Ferries office.

k) Unused portions of a credit note will be re-credited. Any unused portion of a credit note will have the same expiry date as the original.

l) For any voyage cancellations due to adverse weather conditions or mechanical failures that are entirely outside of passengers’ control passengers will be offered:

i) to transfer to another suitable voyage on the same day or;

ii) a full refund for any unused components of travel.

m) Helicopter flights have an alternative cancellation policy as per section 23


Shop 56, Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys



It's always great to know what others think. So here's some comments from those with experience here.

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Guest Ratings

Rated by 3 guests
Pauline M
Very enjoyable way to see the whole island
As the weather was 35 degrees on the day we travelled I was so pleased we had booked a full day tour, passing many tired and sunburnt bike riders I knew we had made the right choice as you would not see all the Island on a bike unless super fit. Our trip included a train ride, lunch and afternoon coach tour, all with great guides and with opportunities to stop and take pictures and see the Quokka of course, would definitely recommend this way to see as much of the Island as possible, easy to book and use your tickets well organised.

Hayley P
Brilliant day
We booked the bike hire and had a brilliant day exploring beautiful Rottnest. Very efficient and friendly hotel pick up, the driver Terry was great explaining what was happening and everything went smooth from pick up to drop off. My bike was good, my boyfriend had one with bearings that were just starting to go, but both perfectly fine for exploring on smooth roads with no cars. We loved it. Tip - if you have bikes, don't be first on the ferry on the way out as you'll be last to collect your bike at Rottnest and they take quite a lot of bikes. They are impressively quick at loading and unloading though. Thank you Rottnest Fast Ferries.

Tom Harvey
I don’t often write reviews, but yesterday whilst travelling over with family to meet husband participating in the big swim, I was blown away by the service I received from Sam who went above expectations in assisting me with several booking changes for my son. In what was probably one of the busiest days in the ferries year, she certainly did everything she could to help us out. Well done and thank you Sam ?


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