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Rottnest Island Eco Adventure / Whale Watching Cruise
Come onboard Capella – Rottnest’s very own sailing catamaran. Perfect for either a leisurely afternoon or an exhilarating sailing experience. You are welcome to do as much or as little as you want as we sail around to a secluded bay stopping to discover wildlife on the way. From September- November Rottnest is visited by over 20,000 Humpback Whales (mainly mothers and calves) as they head south, back to the Southern Ocean to feed over the summer months. These mother Humpbacks take time out to allow their babies to grow strong in the waters surrounding Rottnest before hitting the chillier southern temperatures allowing spectators an amazing opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants and observe their often playful, always entertaining behaviour.
We will drop anchor at a sheltered beach or bay for a refreshing swim where you are most welcome to go for a paddle on our glass bottom kayaks or stand-up paddle board before dropping our cargo net off the stern of Capella where you are welcome to recline and be dragged gently along in the water whilst Capella sails slowly back towards Thompson Bay. Kids of all ages (even up to 80 years old) love our cargo net. You are welcome got get involved with hoisting the sails or simply recline in the forward trampolines and listen to the sound of the water rush by beneath us.
Enjoy some afternoon tea and a cuppa (or an alcoholic beverage ) as we head back around to Thompson Bay. We often encounter pods of playful Dolphins, Australia Sea Lions, Ospreys and other aquatic wildlife on our Eco Sails.
Eco sails depart the main ferry jetty at 1.15pm arriving back at 3.15 allowing plenty of time to catch afternoon ferries off the island.
Eco sails can only be booked 7 days in advance and are subject to availability and weather restraints.