More ferry services to boost summer visits to Rottnest Island

by WA Government News | Nov 04, 2017
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Rottnest Island is now more accessible with SeaLink launching a new passenger ferry service which will help put downward pressure on ferry tickets.

Visitors will have more travel choices than ever before with two extra ferry services operating from Fremantle Port, and one additional service from Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Premier Mark McGowan and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia today welcomed the extra ferry service as they set sail on SeaLink's inaugural ferry service from Fremantle.

The Quokka 1 Ferry embarked on its maiden voyage to Rottnest Island with its first 300 passengers.

SeaLink's passenger ferry schedule includes six services per day, complementing the existing schedules from established Rottnest Island ferry operators Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries.

Improved access to Rottnest Island in time for the busy summer period is a major boost, with the additional services expected to build on the 645,000 visitors to the island last year.

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