Rottnest Air-Taxi is a family owned and run business that has been operating for over 25 years. Affectionately known as RAT, it is a business that specialises in the servicing of Rottnest Island, including transfers to and from Rottnest (out of Jandakot Airport, Perth) and for the conduct of scenic flights.
Using small aeroplanes, RAT staff pride themselves in making their flights available and as easily and conveniently as possible. This means that they are available all daylight hours. It also means all transfer flights are set aside privately for the customer. There is no sharing your flight with others, and no delays while waiting to fill the aircraft.
The RAT owners believe in providing a service that is cost effective for everyone, and they are a favourite with the locals. They are not flashy - you won’t find fresh rosemary sprigs in the cabin – but they are friendly and reliable. You will find a relaxed offering, a steady and well trained pilot, and a service that provides what it sets out to provide - without fuss and fanfare.
Currently RAT has four aircraft in their fleet, two 4-seaters (one to three passengers) and two 7-seaters (up to 6 passengers). That way they are available at the best value for anything from 1 to 15 passengers. Their flights are easily booked online with a well-thought-out booking system, or just as easily booked over the phone.
While not quite an all-weather operation, Air-Taxi flights do cruise well above the ocean swell. The flights can be surprisingly smooth when the seas are rolling and the wind is blowing, compared to ocean travel. The direct flight from Jandakot to Rottnest Island is 12 minutes; however the option to extend the journey by adding on a scenic flight over Perth city or around Rottnest Island is there too.
A brilliant way to visit Rottnest, with private chartered flights at local prices. For a quick couple of hours or a whole day – to even a week! Rottnest Air-Taxi will get there without drama. For 2 passengers, or a family or group, RAT has the right aeroplane for the trip.
A quick and easy flight between Perth (Jandakot) and Rottnest Island. For when the ferry times just don’t suit, or just because the flight keeps you high above the ocean swell. Perth and Rottnest are just 12 minutes apart!
A 30 minute flight in a private aeroplane, out of Jandakot Airport. Cruise down Perth’s beautiful beaches then soar above Perth City, the Swan River and Fremantle. Available all daylight hours, with the option to catch the sunset too.
A 60 minute flight which takes in everything of the City and Beaches flight and flies over Rottnest Island as well. A great panoramic tour of Perth in a private aeroplane. Available all daylight hours, with the option to catch the sunset too.
When you are on Rottnest island, the best way to see it all is… from the air!
Rottnest Airport is just 900m from your arrival jetty. Flights include a tour over Rottnest, whale watching (in season), or there’s one over Perth City as well!