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Important information to help you prepare for your Rottnest Island boating trip.

Your essential guide to boating around Rottnest Island

When you’re planning to visit Wadjemup / Rottnest Island by boat, there are some important things to know before you go.

From admission fees and anchoring rules to water closure notices and maps, here is everything you need to ensure a well-prepared journey to the island’s marine reserve.

Respecting the environment

Wadjemup is surrounded by a marine reserve, which is in place to protect the abundance of sea life beneath the waves. So, when you arrive by boat, it’s important to understand how to safely interact with the unique and delicate ecosystem you’re entering into. This includes understanding where you can and can’t go, where fishing is allowed, and how to safely dispose of your waste while out on the water.
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Guidelines for your time on the water

The Rottnest Island Boating Guidelines are essential reading for all visitors looking to take their boat to Wadjemup. This contains everything you need to know about boating speed limits, sanctuary zones, prohibited areas, and acceptable behaviour once you get onto the island.