Wadjemup / Rottnest Island Scenic Flight

One Way and Return Flights

Fly to Perth’s world-renowned island paradise in style and comfort on one of our daily seaplane flights to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

With morning and afternoon departures from the Perth foreshore and flexible one-way or return options, getting to Rottnest has never been easier or faster. You’ll fly in spacious comfort in our state-of-the-art amphibious Cessna aircraft, skilfully piloted by experienced professionals who’ll enrich your journey with personal anecdotes and local insights.

Experience a thrilling water take-off and enjoy spectacular views over the Swan River, the Perth CBD, Fremantle and the coastline. Then be spellbound by the jewel-like colours and shapes of Rottnest’s myriad rocky coves, pearly beaches, aquamarine bays, inland lakes and natural bush on your low-level scenic swoop over the island. At just 20 minutes, our flights to Rottnest are the quickest – and the most exhilarating – way of getting to the island and they’re guaranteed to get your adventure off to a flying start. Fly return to Perth on the same day or extend your island getaway and return on a later date.

You can also combine our joy flights in Perth with one of our bespoke Wadjemup / Rottnest Island day tours or plan a unique discovery experience of your own.


Seaplane flights

  • Perth to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island one-way
    • $195 per adult
    • $145 per child (2-12 years)
    • FOC infants under 2 years
  • Perth to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island return
    • $390 per adult
    • $290 per child (2-12 years)
    • FOC infants under 2 years
    • (Flights can occur on different days)

Private Charter

  • Private Charter, one-way seaplane flight
    • $3000 (1-12 passengers)
    • Timings are flexible subject to availability between 8am and 5pm
  • Private Charter, same-day return
    • $3500 (1-12 passengers)
    • Timings are flexible subject to availability between 8am and 5pm

What to expect:

Experience the ultimate exploration of Perth’s most iconic tourist destinations with a touch of luxury and excitement by embarking on a seaplane adventure! Departing from Perth CBD, you can now journey to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island and other remarkable locations in unparalleled style aboard our state-of-the-art amphibious seaplane, accommodating up to 12 passengers. With our exceptional flights and tour packages specifically tailored to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island, we guarantee to create unforgettable memories that will endure a lifetime. Regardless of whether you are an individual, a couple, or a group, we are fully prepared to cater to your needs and ensure an exceptional hosting experience.

At Swan River Seaplanes, we pride ourselves on our highly trained pilots and dedicated tour staff, who are committed to delivering the utmost level of service for your chosen tour. Our scenic flights commence and conclude at the Queen Street Jetty, nestled along the meticulously manicured Mindeerup / South Perth foreshore. Throughout the journey, you will be treated to breathtaking low-level aerial views of Perth’s captivating cityscape, Crown Casino, Optus Stadium, the lush Kings Park, the pristine coastline of Cottesloe Beach, and historic town of Fremantle. Brace yourself for an exhilarating water take-off and landing, adding an extra dose of thrill to your adventure.

For those seeking a complete Wadjemup / Rottnest Island experience, our flights operate on a convenient schedule, and we offer a variety of packages that can include flights only or carefully curated options incorporating flights, delectable lunch selections, and guided tours. With Swan River Seaplanes, we are your one-stop shop for embarking on an extraordinary Wadjemup / Rottnest Island adventure.


Welcome to the ultimate Wadjemup / Rottnest Island experience, where getting there is not only faster and easier but also filled with excitement. Say goodbye to long ferry rides and hello to a thrilling seaplane adventure that will have you soaring above Perth and Wadjemup / Rottnest Island in no time.

Our state-of-the-art seaplane, the Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian, is specifically designed for this incredible journey. With its powerful engine and spacious cabin, it comfortably accommodates up to 12 passengers, along with our skilled pilot. There’s even ample room for your day bags, ensuring a convenient and hassle-free travel experience.

As you embark on this extraordinary adventure, our friendly team will warmly welcome you at the picturesque Queen Street Jetty on the Mindeerup / South Perth Esplanade. Here, you’ll receive introductions, a safety briefing, and the opportunity to purchase merchandise to commemorate your remarkable journey.

Boarding the seaplane is a breeze, with just a couple of steps leading you to your designated seat. Once inside, you’ll be captivated by the stunning panoramic views through the large windows, providing a unique perspective of the surroundings.

As you depart from the Swan River, prepare yourself for an exhilarating yet remarkably smooth takeoff. Throughout the flight, your experienced pilot will track past notable landmarks such as Optus Stadium, King’s Park, Fremantle, and Cottesloe Beach to enhance your journey.

Upon reaching Wadjemup / Rottnest Island, your pilot will skillfully maneuver the seaplane for a graceful descent past the settlement before touching down in the southern part of Thomson Bay. The seaplane will dock, and you’ll transfer to our 12-seat tender boat for a seamless disembarkation at the Fuel Jetty, located at the heart of Thomson Bay.

For your return flight to Perth, we reverse the route. If you’ve already checked in, simply rendezvous with our boat driver at the Fuel Jetty, ready to embark on a scenic flight back to the city. As we descend past the city skyline, you’ll be amazed by the unique thrill of landing in the middle of our capital city. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself back on land in Perth, having enjoyed the fastest return journey available.

During certain times of the year, particularly in Autumn, prevailing easterly winds may render landing conditions unsuitable in Thomson Bay. In such cases, we utilize Wadjemup / Rottnest Island airport and cover the cost of your transit from the terminal to the settlement. Many travelers choose to enjoy a leisurely 10-minute walk into the settlement.

At Swan River Seaplanes, we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of service and superior flexibility to our valued customers. With our easy-to-use online booking system, selecting the perfect flight is a breeze. If you’re planning to stay on the island, you have the freedom to return on a different date, adding an extra layer of convenience.

Experience the epitome of luxury and convenience when it comes to reaching Wadjemup / Rottnest Island. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard and provide you with an unforgettable adventure. Prepare for a journey unlike any other! If a more personal experience is required, please call us and we can talk you through and provide you with our expert advice.