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From primary to high school, from sailing to snorkelling – Capella has something to offer all age groups.

Bring the class on board for a day of fun! For the lower ages we can offer interactive snorkelling and beach combing days – with out unique forward extendable ladder which can drop everyone right on the beach – as well as leadership and team building exercises for the older kids. We can hold 38 passengers for day trips and for extended stays we sleep 10 passengers overnight. Capella takes around 2 hours one way to Rottnest Island.



Rottnest Island boasts a range of excellent snorkel sites for all weather conditions – from colonial era shipwrecks to amazing limestone sculptures and coral reefs, most of our regular sites are suitable for entry level swimmers and first time snorkellers.

We are also able to cater to any educational requirements the excursion may encompass – several of our crew have studied at university levels in fields such as Environmental Science & Education, Ecotourism and Marine Science and can help you tailor the tour to mix learning with fun.

Our Divemasters are also available for shore-based excursions on activities such as snorkel trips or to increase the student:teacher supervision ratio.



We have 4 fully qualified Divemasters on-board Capella who have taught all sorts of students in all kinds of conditions, as well as boasting Advanced Senior First Aid training and Bronze Medallions. Our crew are all Rottnest Island locals who have spent a considerable amount of time in and around the water and as such are highly familiar with the various dive sites around the island, giving your students the best experience while maintaining the highest levels of safety.

We have worked with various school groups on extended live aboard dive charters to locations such as the Rowley Shoals, Montebello Islands and the Abrolhos Islands. Our Divemasters are also available for shore-based excursions on activities such as snorkel trips or to increase the student:teacher supervision ratio.



Sailing is a unique experience whether you’re an experienced seadog or a first time enthusiast. We offer sail training aboard Capella as an excellent team building and problem solving activity as well as teaching navigation and seamanship skills.



2 of our crew members are nationally accredited Trainers & Assessors of RST’s and we have all the necessary props and paperwork on-board to teach and certify anyone over 14 years of age. Our saloon is roomy and comfortable enough to conduct theory sessions for up to 20 people and we can conduct practical assessments with our 2 tenders in the
calm waters.



Rottnest is home to a multitude of marine mammals and seabirds as well as providing a safe haven for many migratory species. Without noisy motors or generators Capella is able to sneak right into the middle of the action giving you an up close and personal experience. See dolphins, whales, seals, sealion and turtles in the water and
ospreys, seaeagles and nesting muttonbirds on land.



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Capella is a 12.5m luxury sailing catamaran designed and built in Western Australia and based in Rottnest Island. She is surveyed to take 38 passengers for day trips and sleep 10 passengers overnight with 2 queen and 3 double berths, full galley, 2 large fridges, 1 large esky/ice box, 2 toilets and 4 hot showers as well as ample safety gear including life jackets, life rafts, flares and 2 tenders.

She also boasts a large locker of ‘toys’ available free of charge to our passengers such as an inflatable island, stand-up paddle boards, glass bottom kayaks, surfboards, dive gear and snorkel gear. Capella has a lowerable ladder and transom, which means access into and out of the water is a breeze - even for out less mobile guests.

We are highly mobile and able to specifically cater to your individual needs to enhance your and your student’s experience.



Windcheetah, the newest addition to Charter 1, is a 55ft Crowther Sailing Catamaran purpose built for charters. It has a spacious deck, large cockpit and offers shelter from wind and sun.  While Windcheetah has a history of Indonesian surfing holidays, treasure hunting in the South Pacific and dive charters around Kangaroo Island, the vessel has recently undergone an extensive refit and is ready for your next school excursion. 

As you would expect from Charter 1, Windcheetah comes complete with the usual array of water toys included free of charge, including kayaks, a stand up paddle board, snorkelling equipment and a 10 person floating island. 



Accredited Tourism Business
Advanced Eco Tourism Operator
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
Padi Dive Boat WA
Eco Tourism Australia Operator
Global Sustainable Council 2016