Cruise

Your Luxe Experience

a delicious, dreamy day
on Rottnest island

Just imagine. You are on one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

You are on a luxury boat, cruising turquoise blue waters. Sipping a cocktail. Bubbles and fine wines. Chilled beers. Your own private chef and crew.

The most delicious seafood. Lobster, caught fresh from the ocean. A devine degustation feast with friends.

Floating, or taking a dip in a pristine bay. The simple serenity of relaxing on a sun deck, surrounded by the most magical views.

It sounds luxe – because it is. Welcome on board our new Luxe Island Seafood Cruise.

Incredible day of free flowing drinks, great food and wonderful staff. Worth every cent paid. Would recommend to everyone! Everything about the experience was perfect.

CHRISTIE O’BRIEN, GOOGLE REVIEW

A  Unique Taste  of  WA

Western Australia on a plate. Cruise with us to be served a very special taste of our State’s best. All, in a way that is totally relaxed. Just like a private dinner party.

This is a luxurious experience which is great value for money – easily the best thing we’ve done on our trip.

DAVID WOODS, GOOGLE REVIEW

Cruise Menu

VIEW 7-COURSE DEGUSTATION
MENU & BEVERAGES

Where we Cruise

Our 4-hour Luxe Island Seafood Cruise begins on Rottnest’s waterfront, among luxury boats moored in Thomson Bay. We welcome you with a cocktail on arrival, served with a tropical fruit platter, before setting off into crystal clear waters for an unforgettable afternoon.

As you sip on chilled drinks and enjoy the first of your degustation courses, we cruise past the famous Bathhurst Lighthouse on our way offshore, in search of Western Rock Lobster.

Lobster pots are hauled in (and you may like to pose for a lobster selfie!), then we travel further along the Island’s coastline to find the most beautiful bay on the day (Longreach or Parakeet Bay), where we anchor close to shore.

Nestled in paradise, you can relax on deck or swim, snorkel or unwind on a float mat. Then, it’s seated white tablecloth dining for main courses and dessert. Following your feast, we pull-up anchor and journey back to Thomson Bay.

CRUISE OPTIONS

Everything is included in your Luxe Island Seafood Cruise. If staying on the Island or making your own way across, choose our Half-Day Cruise option. For a day trip, select the Full-Day Package, with ferry transfers covered.

Half-day experience

all-inclusive LUXE cruise

OFF-PEAK

$279 ADULT | $259 SENIORS

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DURATION

4 hours (approx)

Excludes Rottnest transfers. To book transfers with us, please select a Full-Day Package with ferry included.

inclusions & full details below

full-day package

all-inclusive LUXE cruise + return ferry transfers

OFF-PEAK FROM

$352 ADULT | $327 SENIORS

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DURATION

9 hours
(depending on ferry times you select)

inclusions & full details below

Tour Inclusions

HALF-DAYFULL-DAY
FULL DAY ONLY: A full day on Rottnest Island (up to 9 hours), with return ferry transfers from your choice of Fremantle, Hillarys or Perth, included in your package.
FULL DAY ONLY: Time to spend at your leisure, exploring and enjoying the Island.
Island cruising on board a premium charter boat, The Crusader III. Features 3 decks – a large open lower deck, an upper viewing deck and front sun lounge, with spacious interior cabin and full kitchen facilities.
Small group experience, with a maximum of 25 guests on a boat built for 46 passengers. 
Expert commentary, guidance and local sea knowledge from experienced crew.
Welcome cocktail served on arrival, among luxury boats moored in Rottnest’s Thomson Bay.
Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise – premium still and sparkling Howard Park Margaret River wines, plus local beers, including the Aboriginal-owned ‘Spinifex’, local and imported beers, plus soft drinks.
Deluxe 7-course degustation lunch menu showcasing local ingredients, your fresh-caught Western Rock Lobster and seafood delicacies from across Western Australia.
Relaxed, stylish dining with white linen tablecloths and full crew service.
Private chef on deck, with live action of a fresh seafood barbecue / open kitchen.
Interactive opportunity (optional) to haul in a cray pot of live lobster. Snap a lobster selfie.
Chance to touch, feel and learn about these creatures, which are fished completely sustainably.
Relaxation on board with iconic scenery cruising Rottnest’s coastline and while at anchor in a turquoise Island bay.
Choice to swim or snorkel off the boat, or laze on a float mat as we drift one of your lunch courses out to you.
Picture-perfect vista and photo opportunities of Western Australia’s iconic Island from one of 3 pleasure decks.

Cruise Details

CRUISE OPERATES FROM OCTOBER TO APRIL

Peak Season:

  • December & January
  • Tours operate daily (from mid-December)
  • Peak Season rates – $299 Adult | $279 Seniors

Off-Peak Season:

  • October, November, February & March
  • Tours operate 4 days per week (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Off-Peak Season rates – $279 Adult | $259 Seniors

Please check online for our cruise schedule, availability and full pricing information.

Prices shown are for the Half-Day experience and do not include transfers to/from Rottnest Island. To book transfers with us, please select a Full-Day Package with ferry included.

We welcome group and corporate bookings, so if you have a group and wish to book dates outside our standard availability, please contact us directly.

Boarding:
11.15am

Cruise:
11.30am to 3.30pm (approximately 4 hours, depending on the location of cray pots).

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure, as we leave promptly at 11.30am. If you are not booking a Full-Day Package with us and are arranging your own ferry to Rottnest Island, please ensure you arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise no later than 11.15am. Click here for links and further information about transfers.

Cruises depart from Thomson Bay Fuel Jetty, located only a short 5-minute walk from the main Ferry Jetty. For directions, click here.

To book transfers to/from Rottnest Island with us, please select a Full-Day Package with ferry included. Alternatively, you can book tickets with ferry operators directly using the links below. Please note the latest departures times listed, so you can arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise at 11.15am.

FROM PERTH
Please book to depart no later than 8.30am
Rottnest Express
Sealink

FROM FREMANTLE
Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Express
Sealink

FROM HILLARYS
Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Fast Ferries

Camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing with a warm top, as it can get cool on the water.

If wanting to swim off the boat, please wear bathers and bring a towel – a swimming waiver will need to be signed on the day.

We travel on the open ocean, so if you suffer from motion sickness, please take medication prior to arriving.

We can cater for gluten-free and dairy-free guests – please note this in the ‘Special Requirements’ section of your booking. However, please note, as we are a boat with limited cooking facilities, we cannot vary the menu a great deal. If you do have particular dietary requirements, please call us on +61 8 9586 1136 so we can consult with our chef.

We cannot take bookings from guests with anaphylactic allergies, as given our small cooking environment on board, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.

At least 72 hours’ notice is required for any special requirements. Notification of food intolerances on the day is unlikely to be able to be accommodated, as logistics are planned well in advance. 

If you have any special mobility requirements, please contact our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136 to discuss if this tour is suitable before booking.

Photo  Gallery

see snaps of our deluxe
dining experience on the water

From our Guests