Ferry Info

Ferry Information

Competitors travel to Rottnest Island by ferry.

Rottnest Fast Ferries are our preferred carrier for transporting our competitors and spectators over to Rottnest Island providing a 20% discount to all competitors and their friends and family on a one-way ticket (excluding Rottnest Island Admission Fee).  

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 on Saturday morning race day (28th Nov). 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 or by calling Rottnest Fast Ferries Ph: 08 9246 1039.

You must quote the coupon code DOC20 to receive the competitor discount.

To book online follow these instructions. 

  • Go to this link http://www.rottnestfastferries.com.au/
  • Select ‘One Way’, departing from “Hillarys’, arriving ‘Rottnest Island’. Select the number of passengers and depart date ’23rd Nov’.
  • Select the 7.30am or 8.00am ferry
  • Follow the remaining steps
  • Enter Coupon code – DOC20, the discount will be applied

The ferry can take a minimal number of craft such as skis and boards (max 20). 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 reversed or held on Sunday we will work with the ferry company to ensure you can use your ticket for either option. 

For further information please contact Rottnest Fast Ferries directly.