Boating from Fremantle

Fremantle, Western Australia – the perfect base from which to explore the Swan River and Rottnest Island.

Boats for hire in Fremantle


Fremantle is a major Australian port city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River.

Fremantle was the first area settled by the Swan River colonists in 1829. It was declared a city in 1929, and has a population of approximately 27,000.

The traditional owners of the land on which the city of Fremantle is built are the Whadjuk Noongar people.

Boat Ramps around Fremantle

Our nominated boat ramp is the Leeuwin Boat Ramp on Riverside Road in East Fremantle (opposite Leeuwin Barracks). It has a three-lane concrete ramp into the Swan River. Facilities include two jetties, toilets nearby and plenty of paid parking. It also has a cafe and playground nearby.

The Leeuwin Boat Ramp is near the mouth of the Swan River and provides great access to the Swan River and Islands – Rottnest, Garden and Carnac.

Where to go from Fremantle

With its protected waters, the Swan River can provide a wide range of activities and places to see, even on the windiest of days. Whether you enjoy wake-boarding (our Bow Rider is the perfect wake boat), taking out the jet-ski, visiting Elizabeth Quay or taking a trip up to one of the wineries, the Swan River has it all.

Rottnest, Garden and Carnac Islands are all located close by and are accessible by boat. Each island is home to endemic flora and fauna, and provide opportunities for water-based activities such as fishing, surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

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