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Brisbane Whale Watching

Shop 11, 133 Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe, QLD, 4020

The 2011 Whale Watching will be operating through to Sunday the 6th of November!


Sealink: Kangaroo Island

440 King William St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

SeaLink is a one-stop shop for travel to Kangaroo Island. Not only do SeaLink operate the ferry service to Kangaroo Island but we also offer a huge range of accommodation on Kangaroo Island, tours, activities, adventure experiences and more! When you book Kangaroo Island accommodation and ferry as a SeaLink self-drive holiday package you will save on your ferry fares!

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Peninsula Searoad Transport Pty Ltd

1 Wharf St East, Queenscliff, VIC, 3225

Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry connecting Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine, the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island


Bay Islands Transit System

8 Outlook Cres, Russell Island, QLD, 4184

From humble beginnings in 1995 Transit Systems has established itself as one of Australia's largest and most respected bus and ferry operators.


User Guide To Ferry Operators

Ferry Operators

Ferries are a major part of the Australian public transport system. While large ferries service the main cities, there are numerous smaller ferry operators servicing the many bays and canals which make up the waterways of Australia.

The largest ferry services of Australia are:

  • The Spirit of Tasmania, which daily services the Bass Strait by transporting people and cars between Melbourne and Devonport, Tasmania.
  • The Sealink which operates between the southern Kangaroo Island and the mainland
  • The Sea SA transports passengers across the Spencer Gulf between Adelaide and the Eyre Penninsula

Inter-city ferry services typically operate on a scheduled basis, offer discounts for regular travelers, and relay cars and bikes as well as foot passengers across journeys.

Before embarking on a ferry, you may want to consider some or all of the following questions to get a better sense of the journey:

  • What is the duration of the trip (one way)?
  • Is an advance reservation required? Can reservations be made online?
  • Does rough weather hamper the ferry's operations?
  • Does the tour operator offer return tickets?
  • Is the ferry suitable for people with mobility and limited access issues?
  • Can you access your car during the crossing?
  • Are pets allowed and if so, is there a cost associated for bringing pets on board?
  • Does the ferry serve meals or have a restaurant or shop inside?
  • What public transport options are available after disembarking from the ferry?
  • Does the ferry meets all safety standards, carries lifeboats and lifejackets on board and is regulated by an organization such as the Australian Maritime Safety Authority?
  • Is the ferry's crew experienced and trained in passenger conveyance and emergency situation handling?

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22 Jun 2016

We have booked our next trip with these people, their team was good and even offered travel insuranc...
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A B Sea Cruises

131 Ernest St, Manly, QLD
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22 Jun 2016

Just one heck of a trip and was fast. The ride was very easy even for the sickest of people. Took of...
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Sealink: Kangaroo Island

440 King William St, Adelaide, SA
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22 Jun 2016

If you like slow trips and very safe then this is what you should pick when traveling but it wasn't ...
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Bay Islands Transit System

8 Outlook Cres, Russell Island, QLD
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24 May 2014

Friendly service. Great multi-trip pass rates ($60 for 10 trips). Only about 25 mins to the island. ...
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Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer

PO Box 379, Cleveland, QLD
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