Second SeaLink ferry

SeaLink Rottnest ferry

Second SeaLink ferry

SeaLink WA has announced it will be introducing a new ferry on the Rottnest run.

To be known as the Quokka II, the new ferry will offer a daily departure from Barrack Street Jetty at Elizabeth Quay from 14 November.

The new service comes just two years after SeaLink began its Fremantle-to-Rottnest operation.

The Quokka II is currently being sailed from Sydney Harbour to Perth, where it will undergo a minor fit-out before beginning operation.

The vessel is 31.7m long and features open-air and all-weather lounges. It has a top speed of 28 knots.

It has a capacity of up to 300 people. During peak periods, the Quokka II will also provide additional services between Fremantle to Rottnest, increasing capacity to the island by up to 1,000 passengers a day.