Getting safely to Rottnest and back

Getting safely to Rottnest and back

Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group is hosting two escorted convoys that will leave from and return to Hillarys Boat Harbour.

The first will be a day convoy leaving at 8am and returning about 4pm with help from Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group.

Commander Mark Carruthers said participants would be shown around the island�s bays and how to get in and out of them safely through the channels.

It will include a sausage sizzle lunch and flare demonstration.

The second convoy will leave about 6pm and return about 9pm with a focus on navigational lights and their purpose.

�It will help people to be confident to get back from Rottnest Island in the dark if they ever have to,� Mr Carruthers said.

Minimum vessel size is 5.5m and required safety gear must be on board.

Cost is $60 per boat and there will be no landing fees. To register, go to

Convoys are subject to the weather.