Luxe Island Seafood Cruise
Rottnest’s deluxe dining experience on the water
This authentic Western Australian experience by Rottnest Cruises is a showcase of Rottnest Island’s unique character, exquisite local cuisine, fishing heritage and turquoise waters – all in one deluxe experience, the only one of its kind.
Our cruise feels just like a relaxed, private dinner party. As our guest, you are treated as a friend in our house. Add to this a touch of adventure… and a deluxe boat. Welcome on board our Luxe Island Seafood Cruise!
You’ll be served an exquisite 7-course menu of local seafood and fresh local ingredients, prepared by a private onboard chef. Take in stunning views as you sip on complimentary premium beverages, poured as you cruise. Live the Rotto life with a swim off the boat, or laze on board in a pristine bay.
We are proud to operate in the waters of one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Here, we give you a hands-on experience of fishing for one of Australia’s most delicious and sustainable seafoods – Western Rock Lobsters. Learn about these amazing creatures in what is one of the best lobster fishing grounds in the world.
Your Luxe Experience
The tour commences with a welcome cocktail and fruit platter on arrival. Enjoy the first 3 courses as you breathe in fresh Island air, while relaxing on one of 3 decks.
Join in the excitement of lobster fishing, before we anchor close to shore. Expect to be mesmerised by Rottnest’s iconic turquoise waters from the most breathtaking vantage point there is, floating on water.
Nestled in a beautiful bay, you can choose to swim, snorkel or float off one of our mats, as we pass you your lunch! Then, it’s seated white tablecloth dining for main courses.
Luxe Island Seafood Cruise – the only one of its kind in Australia. Catch, wine, dine and savour the beautiful flavours from this world-renowned location.
Our Luxe Island Seafood Cruise is an all-inclusive experience, unique to Rottnest Cruises. Your package includes:
- Island cruising on board our purpose-built premium charter boat, The Crusader III. Features a large open lower deck, an upper viewing deck, front sun lounge and spacious interior cabin with full kitchen facilities.
- Small group experience, with a maximum of 25 guests on a boat built for 46 passengers.
- Fun and interactive fishing for our fresh Rottnest lobster lunch, with the help of experienced crew, at some of 12 pot locations. See how many lobsters you can haul in. Learn about these animals, which are fished completely sustainably.
- Enjoy a 7-course deluxe seafood banquet, showcasing our wonderful local cuisine, including fresh-caught lobster delicacies.
- Relaxed, stylish dining with white linen tablecloths and full crew service.
- Welcome Cocktail, then complimentary beverages, including premium still and sparkling Howard Park Margaret River wines, plus local beers, including the Aboriginal-owned ‘Spinifex’, local and imported beers, plus soft drinks.
- Expert commentary and guidance by Rottnest Cruises’ experienced crew.
- Opportunity to relax onboard and enjoy breathtaking coastal scenery while anchored in a glorious, iconic turquoise bay.
- Swim or snorkel off the boat, or relax on one of our float mats while your canapes are floated out to you!
- Picture-perfect vista and photo opportunities of Western Australia’s iconic Island from our front sundeck.
Deluxe 7-Course Seafood Degustation with drinks, all-inclusive
Islander Gin Cocktail infused with garden-grown Rosemary and sweet Pomegranate, with Lemon and fresh Rosemary sprig garnish
Fresh Tropical Fruit Salad Platter
Lush Lemongrass Crab Cakes with Mandurah Blue Swimmer Crab, garnished with homemade Pickled Cucumber and a Sweet Chilli Lime Dressing
Barbecued Northwest Skewered Prawns, seasoned in a fragrant Siam inspired Citrus Marinade
Cone Bay Barramundi prepared with Coconut and Lime Ceviche, accompanied by fresh Avocado and Mango Salsa
Seared West Australian Scallops in Citrus, Herb & Garlic Sauce, with a Lemon infused Local Micro Cresson and Radish Side Salad and fresh, crusty Artisan Bread and Butter
Your freshly caught Rottnest Island Western Rock Lobster cooked on the barbecue in Garlic Butter, served with sweet and sticky Chilli Rice and Citrus Dressed Green Papaya Salad
Lemon Piquant Cheesecake Squares, with Coconut Sorbet and Mint Garnish
Premium still and sparkling Margaret River regional wines by Howard Park (Petit Jete, Miamup Rose, Miamup Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir)
Quality bottled beers, from craft West Australian brewers – Spinifex and Little Creatures, plus Corona and 150 Lashes
Selection of soft drinks and water served throughout
* Naturally, we follow responsible service of alcohol requirements for our guests’ safety.
Please note – menu may have some seasonal variations.
Special Dietary Requirements
We can cater for gluten-free and dairy-free guests – please note this in the ‘Special Requirements’ section of your booking – however, as we are a boat with limited cooking facilities, we cannot vary the menu a great deal. If you do have other dietary requirements, please call us on +61 8 9586 1136 so we can consult with our chef. We are very sorry that we cannot take bookings from guests with anaphylactic allergies, given our small cooking conditions, cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.
At least 72 hours’ notice is required for any special requirements. Notification of food intolerances on the day is unlikely to be able to be accommodated, as logistics are planned in advance.
TOUR DATES & PRICES
*Operates October to April*
Please check the availability calendar for our cruise schedule and availability.
October to mid December – Wednesday to Sunday
Mid-December to end January – Daily
February to April – Wednesday to Sunday
Closed Public Holidays.
We welcome group bookings, so if you have a group and wish to join outside our availability, please contact us directly.
PRICES (all inclusive)
Adult – Peak Season $299, Off-peak Season $279
Senior – Peak Season $279, Off-peak Season $259
Child (5 -12 years) – Peak Season $185, Off-peak Season $165
Peak Season – December & January
Off-peak Season – October, November, February & March
This tour is not ideal for small children (under 5 years), however with an adult supervisor they are most welcome and are free of charge.
GETTING TO/FROM ROTTNEST
This package does not include transfers to/from Rottnest Island. To book transfers with us, please select a Full-Day Package with ferry included. Alternatively, you can book ferry tickets directly using the links below. Please note the latest departures times listed, so you can arrive on the Island in time to board our cruise at 11:15am.
Please book to depart no later than 10am
Rottnest Fast Ferries
On arrival at anchorage we do allow swimming off the boat. We have some snorkels aboard which can be used. If you choose to swim, you do so at your own risk and only in safe conditions once the crew allow access off the boat. Please read the Swimming Waiver electronically and accept the terms therein as part of the booking process. If you have any questions, please call our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136.
CRUISE DEPARTURE LOCATION
Fuel Jetty, Rottnest Island, Perth 6161.
If you have any people in your group with any special mobility requirements, please contact our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136 to discuss if this tour is suitable.
Online bookings close 24 hours prior to departure. For bookings inside this time, please call our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
No smoking is permitted onboard any of Rottnest Cruises’ vessels or on the departure jetty. All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions which can be found on our website.