Craft Transport to Rottnest Island

Craft Transport to Rottnest Island

Oceanpaddler organises a barge to send the craft over to Rottnest Island. You may also choose to make your own arrangements.

Barge loading will take place on Friday afternoon 23rd Nov, the day prior to the race at Fremantle, Perth. Further details will be provided closer to the event. 


You must bring your own craft to the barge or organise someone to do this for you.

It is a big job getting all the craft on the barge so please be patient when we do this.

  • For skis and OC1s all rudders must be removed prior to loading
  • For SUP’s all fins must be removed
  • Bring old straps to tie your craft on (you may not get these back)
  • Bring some light padding to the barge such as old bits of foam etc

NOTE: If you take your craft in a cover you must arrange for the cover to be taken back to the mainland yourself. We will not be taking anything back to the mainland for you.

The barge leaves Fremantle very early on race morning and will arrive at the main jetty. When you arrive on the ferry you will then head over to the barge and unload your craft. You are responsible for ensuring your own craft is taken off the barge.


You must book and pay for the barge transport during the online entry process.

If you turn up on Friday afternoon to load your craft on the barge without booking you could miss out or will be charged a late fee.


  • $30 for Surf skis, OC1′s, Plastics & Sea Kayaks
  • $50 for Double craft
  • $25 for SUP’s

Please be aware that Oceanpaddler will not be responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the transport of your craft on the barge.

Barge Loading Location

Rottnest Island Map