Sailing the islands
Carnac & Rottnest Boating Adventure Tours
Discover Rottnest and Carnac Islands just off Perth’s coastline by chartered yacht. Our island-hopping sailing adventures are day trips studded with wildlife, gorgeous scenery, watery frolics and gourmet food.
Carnac sea-life chartered yacht adventure
Visit the little-explored island of Carnac, just one hour’s sail off the coast. Enjoy cheese, crackers and gourmet dips on the comfort of Starsand’s deck before getting out amongst the sea-life. You can snorkel straight off the boat, and/or take a fast dinghy ride around the island. Here’s where you’ll learn about its hefty population of snakes (it’s not known as the world’s most dangerous island for nothing) and nesting sea birds, from the captain’s lively commentary. Be ready – there’s a good chance you’ll have a close-up encounter with the playful resident sea lions.
Carnac wildlife adventure
4 hours week days, 5 hours weekends
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour (Hillary’s marina by arrangement)
October to May
Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9-2pm
Mid-week $180 pp (includes nibbles). Weekends $225 (includes gourmet lunch). Drinks are available to purchase.
Rottnest day trips via chartered yacht
Visit Western Australia’s famously relaxed holiday isle on board the luxury yacht Starsand. This is no fast ferry ride – it’s a beautiful, relaxed sailing boat cruise! Once we’ve arrived, you can stroll along the immaculate beaches, spot furry quokkas, snorkel in Rottnest’s turquoise bays or just relax on board in the sun. We’ll serve a gourmet lunch and let you live the high life for a day.
Rottnest Day Trip
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour 9am (returns 5.30pm). Hillary’s marina by arrangement.
Daily, October to May.
$235pp (includes gourmet lunch).
“Who knew Carnac was so beautiful? Thanks for organising those playful sea lions to join in for the snorkelling. We had a brilliant day out. Simon’s commentary on the fast dinghy ride around the island was really lively and informative.”
- Scott and Clare, Whitegum Valley.