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An absolute ‘must-do’ when you visit Rottnest!

Experience the magic and snorkel Rottnest Island by Luxury Sailing Catamaran.  Sail through stunningly beautiful bays then dive right in to a snorkeler’s paradise!

 

Anchored in one of the island’s top Rottnest snorkeling spots, “Capella” can get right in close to shore. This luxury catamaran is fitted with snorkel equipment and water toys for maximum fun on and under the water.  Be guided by expert marine crew through one of the islands famous snorkel trails. Discover up to 400 different species of fish, coral, shells and sea grass that lie in the waters of Rottnest Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins, stingrays, sea birds and the curious Australian Sea Lion. With a population of just 15,000 and found only on the WA coastline, these little guys are an absolute joy to watch.

 

Our huge cargo net is awaiting any takers! Or simply kick back and relax on one of the trampolines on our large, spacious bow.  Rottnest Island has so much more to offer than just Quokka selfies!  Let us show you a perspective you won’t find staying on land.

 

Tour runs for approx. 2.5 – 3 hours (allow 3hrs). Requires a minimum swimming ability (see “Important Information” on this page”).  All marine life are wild animals – sightings will vary from tour to tour and are never guaranteed.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Thomsons Bay Fuel Jetty, Rottnest Island
  • Schedule

    Mon-Thur from Nov - April (excl. Dec). View the live calendar below.
  • Departure Time

    Varies by date
  • Return Time

    Approx 3hr later
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable clothing - No heels on deck
  • Included

    Drinking water onboard
    Huge cargo net (if conditions allow)
    Prescription Masks Available (Optional Extra)
    Quality snorkel gear (masks/fins)
    Shared Fruit Platter
    Use of Kayaks/SUPs
  • Not Included

    Afternoon Tea
    Booking & Card Fees
    Boom Net
    BYO permitted
    Cicerello's 10% Discount
    Coffee/Tea
    Drinking Water
    Glass of sparkling on arrival
    Morning Tea
    Refreshments available for purchase
    RIA Admission Fees
    Shared antipasto
    Shared seasonal fruit platter
    Stand Up Paddle Board
    Sun Lotion
    Use of 2 Kayaks
    Yummy Buffet Lunch

Tour Location

History Of Rottnest

The island with a thousand stories...The geographical history of Rottnest Island has been dominated by changes in sea level. These changes occurred either as sea water became trapped and released when ice sheets advanced and retreated, or as the land slowly rose and fell in response to changing stresses in the earth's crust.It is believed that Rottnest Island was separated from the mainland 7,000 years ago. The sea level rose, cutting the Island off from the land mass, and it is now the largest in a chain of islands (which includes Garden and Carnac Islands) on the continental shelf opposite Perth. These islands all are formed of limestone rocks with a thin covering of sand. The limestone base of Rottnest Island has an effect on all life on the Island, including the types of plants which can grow on it, the species of animals which can feed upon the plants, and the extent to which humans can make use of the Island.
  • Quality snorkeling equipment (fins/masks)
  • Use of onboard water toys which normally includes 2 kayaks, SUP, cargo net (weather permitting)
  • Seasonal fruit platter
  • Coffee/tea/water
  • BYO additional drinks (no spirits please)

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Important Information

General T&C's and our cancellations policy can be found at the bottom of our website. Tour-specific requirements are also given below. Current passenger requirements with regard to COVID-19 can be found HEREBy booking this experience you also agree to the following terms and conditions for this particular tour: Group Sizes
  • This is a public tour which means there will be other members of the public also on the boat with you, of varied ages.
  • Tour requires a minimum group sizes to proceed (8). The maximum group size is generally 24.  Although our vessel is surveyed for a higher number, group sizes are capped at 24 or 26 (very rarely) for your comfort.
  • If minimum bookings are not reached we will contact you with an much notice as practicable. Bookings remain open until final hour(s) prior so that on-the-day bookings can be made. Certainly of tours reaching minimums can never be guaranteed until closer to departure. If you are booking last minute and would like to know the status of a tour, please give us a call.
  • For larger groups of 10 or more, please contact us at info@charter1.com.au to discuss a private charter instead.
Passenger Conduct, Fitness & Safety
  • To join the guided tour you must be at least 8 years of age and of moderate swimming ability. A good guide is the ability to swim 200m and in 2-4m depths un-aided. All guests entering the water need to be able to swim independently, without dependency on buoyancy aids, unless under direct 1-on-1 supervision by an adult who can. E.g. children or those with mobility issues. A swimming waiver must be signed by each guest or parent/guardian before entering the water. Please contact us if you have any questions about required swimming ability.
  • This tour requires a moderate degree of physical mobility including the use of stairs for boarding, moving around the vessel and accessing the lavatory.
  • If you have any health concerns please contact us prior to booking.
  • If you are prone to seasickness, please consider if this tour is right for you. Catamarans are generally very stable however this is an ocean-based experience. We advise you to consult a pharmacist if you have any concerns.
  • Pregnant guests in the third trimester should contact us prior to booking.
  • Guests who arrive intoxicated or unfit to sail will not be allowed to board. No refunds will be given.
  • BYO is permitted providing it is consumed in moderation. Please refrain from drinking until in-water activities are completed.
  • Capella is a non smoking vessel.
  • Drones are not permitted.
Weather
  • Sailing is an outdoor activity - exposure to the elements should be expected and perfect conditions are never guaranteed.
  • We reserve the right to cancel right up until the departure time if conditions become unsafe. We keep an eye on the weather at all times but at times it can become unpredictable.
  • Direction of the sail is at the discretion of the skipper who will take all conditions into account on the day (wind speed, direction etc).
Children On Board
  • Children must be under direct adult supervision at all times.
  • Ages 1-3: please contact us prior to booking. Ages 4-12 require a child ticket - please advise individual ages of children when making your booking, for life jacket provisioning.
  • Children under 10 will be asked to wear a life jacket at all times.
  • Snorkelers must be aged 8 and over to go on the guided trail part of the tour. Free snorkeling under direct supervision by an accompanying adult is no problem.
Cancellation & Reschedule Policy