Ferry Info

Ferry Information

Updated information as at 15th Nov 2016

Competitors travel to Rottnest Island by ferry.

Rottnest Fast Ferries are our preferred carrier for transporting our competitors over to Rottnest Island providing a 20% discount to all competitors on a one way ticket.

You must book your ferry ticket directly with Rottnest Fast Ferries. It is not included in your entry fee. Ensure you book your ticket early so you do not miss out.

The ferry leaves Hillarys Marina located just near Sorrento Beach SLSC and Sorrento Beach Resort. 

There is a 7.30am and 8.00am ferry from Hillarys Marina. The 7.30am ferry can be booked online. You must ring and book the 8am ferry as this is a special service for our event and can not be done online. Do not get the later 10am ferry as you could risk missing the race, as the race can start anytime from 10am onwards. We want everyone on the island as early as possible as start times may vary depending on conditions and shipping movements. You must also be there to take your ski or board off the barge.


You can book your ferry ticket online (for 7.30am ferry only) or by calling Rottnest Fast Ferries Ph: 08 9246 1039.

You must quote the promotional code DOCTOR16 to receive the competitor discount.

TO BOOK ONLINE for the 7.30am FERRY–  follow these instructions. 

  • Go to this link http://www.rottnestfastferries.com.au/
  • Click on the link ‘BOOK NOW’
  • Select Tour type – ‘One way Hillarys – Rottnest 7.30am’
  • Select departure day – Saturday 26th November
  • Enter Promotional code – DOCTOR16
  • The Pick Up Location does not need to be selected.
  • Enter fare quantity i.e. number of tickets required
  • Proceed to payment

The ferry will only take 20 craft (skis, boards etc) on the ferry. You must book this if you want to take it on the ferry. Oceanpaddler organises a barge to take the majority of craft over to the island. Click here for information.

If the race is held on Sunday your ferry tickets will be transferred.