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Starting in 2019

Rottnest Snorkel & Sail

Explore natural underwater landscapes and historical shipwrecks in the crystal clear waters, away from the crowds of the beach.

Although Rottnest boasts some excellent beach snorkeling, many of her most amazing secrets lay just offshore, reachable by Capella’s shallow draft.

With a lowerable forward boarding ladder and rear transom, getting in and out of the ocean is a breeze.

Capella’s crew includes highly experienced divemasters, freedivers and Marine Biologists who will ensure you feel safe and comfortable throughout.

The 2 showers on the rear deck provide a quick rinse off after your snorkel. High quality snorkeling equipment is included and a yummy seasonal fruit platter is served on our sail back into Thompson Bay.  Still got energy to burn? Jump in the boom net for a refreshing salt wash on the ride home.

We regularly encounter bottlenose dolphins, eagle rays, many species of fish and coral, Australian Sea Lions along with many other island inhabitants.

Tour is suitable for ages 8 and up only.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Rottnest Island
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable clothing. BYO Towel
  • Included

    Boom Net
    Quality snorkel gear (masks/fins)
    Refreshments available for purchase
    Shared Fruit Platter
  • Not Included

    Afternoon Tea
    BYO additional drinks
    Cicerello's 10% Discount
    Drinking Water
    Drinking water onboard
    Glass of sparkling
    Morning Tea
    Shared antipasto
    Sun Lotion
    Use of Kayaks/SUPs
    Yummy Ploughman’s 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 snorkelling equipment (fins and masks)
  • Seasonal fruit platter on the ride home
  • Refreshments available for purchase
  • 5 star ratingThe best Charter Perth has to offer! We booked the Capella for a private 8 hour trip from Fremantle to Rottnest for our work Christmas party and just.. wow! It was a fantastic day that every single person enjoyed and we couldn’t ask for anything better! Ronni and Bec were so professional, friendly and helpful, and even endured all the terrible jokes, and awful singing. The boat itself was perfect, there is plenty of space and it’s extremely comfortable. They have a paddle board; kayak and snorkelling gear on board so there is something for everyone to do.

    We highly recommend Charter 1 – They go the extra mile to ensure that you have an amazing day!

    swild2017 Avatar swild2017
  • 5 star ratingGREAT DAY! We had THE BEST time on this boat on an afternoon sail between Fremantle and Rottnest. The captain and crew were amazing! There was plenty of room, the boat and bathrooms were all in good shape. We paddle boarded at Rottnest and they had plenty of snorkeling gear on deck. Luck swam my camera to me while on the island and found quokka for us to take pictures with! This was a highlight of the trip for us!

    Claire B Avatar Claire B
  • 5 star ratingA great way to visit Rotto My family of 4 (two young girls 6 and 4) have just had the most amazing time aboard Capella with Charter1. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew, even taking my girls snorkeling for the first time! They were scared at first but soon were begging to get back in the water. The guys knew the best places to visit on Rottnest island based on the weather - we even had a private beach all to ourselves, and used their SUPs on a secret surf break only accessible by boat. What a slice of paradise, and an unforgettable trip. Thanks Jules and Erin for making our time on board so memorable. You catered for our fussy eaters perfectly. We are doing a big trip around Australia, but this last few days has been the highlight by far. We can’t wait to come back!

    Brett M Avatar Brett M
By booking this experience you agree to the following terms and conditions for this particular tour: Minimum Numbers There will be other guests on the boat with you. We operate with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 24. If minimum numbers are not reached we will contact you with at least 6 hours notice to arrange an alternative date with you. If we are unable to accommodate you on another date we will provide you with a refund. Fair Weather Policy We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule if conditions require it. Your safety is our priority. We will continually monitor wind and weather conditions right up until the departure time. Direction is of the skipper who will take all conditions into account on the day (speed, direction etc). Children On Board Snorkellers must be aged 8 and over. Children under 10 may be asked to wear a life jacket at all times. Reschedules / Refunds A lot of planning goes in to ensuring that guests get to experience their preferred tour and date. One reschedule is allowed up to 72 hours prior to departure. Further changes (not caused by us) are not permitted. Guest transfers are allowed if notice is given up to 24 hours before departure. Refunds are given at the discretion of management and will not be issued due to a change of mind. An admin and processing fee of $25 will apply. One reschedule is allowed up to 72 hours prior to departure. A re-booking fee of $25 may apply. For our full T&C's and cancellations policy please visit our website for further information: