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SeaLink Queensland - Ferry Services

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SeaLink provides the quickest link between Townsville and Magnetic Island. Operating around 18 ferries per day, SeaLink is an award winning transport service, and is proudly locally owned and operated. Operating since 1997 with 5 vessels and over 75...more
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Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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We caught the SeaLink Ferry to Magnetic Island. A good range of departure times and a very enjoyable trip over to the island.

Thank elizat64
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We caught the ferry to magnetic island the other day and would just like to commend the information that Steve offered and gave us. It made our unplanned adventure Maggie island much more enjoyable! Thanks Steve

Thank shayley22
Reviewed 29 September 2018

At $7.50 it was cheaper to park in the paid parking (for 24hrs) at the terminal than around the surrounding 8 hr parking zones but getting there early helped as the terminal parking fills up quickly during school holiday time. It isn’t a cheap day...More

Thank Sonja2020
SLQTeam, Guest Relations Manager at SeaLink Queensland - Ferry Services, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Sonja2020, Thanks for your review, we do appreciate you taking the time to write one for us. It is a requirement of Queensland Transport that appropriate ID cards are produced when traveling with SeaLink whether it is for students or concession card holders so...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

An enjoyable way to get to Magnetic Is though don,t sit-up the top on a windy day, too scary to move around. Return trip downstairs much more comfortable though chilly air conditioning. Easy to store cases on board.More

Thank simcat46
SLQTeam, Guest Relations Manager at SeaLink Queensland - Ferry Services, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi There Simcat46, We've definitely heard it before that traveling on the top deck can be quite the adventure, especially on windy days. Usually the air conditioning is kept at a cooler temperature to reduce the incidences of sea sickness too which is why you...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We booked the tickets online and came with the car from Adelaide to KI. You need to arrive 30 min before the departure time you are taking boarding pass for you and for the car itself. You can wait till the boarding inside of the...More

Thank vicky2811
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Excellent service to and from Magnetic Island. We do frequently use this ferry service especially when we have regular visitors from Melbourne.

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Visiting Magnetic Island means this is the way to go. A regular service is provided throughout the day. You can choose to stay below or feel the wind in your hair outside. The staff were very professional.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is a very well run service. They always leave on time and the trip across either way was very smooth. I was very pleasantly surprised at the cost, we have Seniors cards so the ferry cost, including the all day pass for the hop...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great service and friendly staff.Great having the bus meet the ferries on Magnetic Island.A must do in Townsville.

Thank drron
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My friends & I decided to go to Magnetic island for a girls weekend. The very staff were all very helpful from the counter staff who sold us our tickets to the staff on the boat. It was a great ride over. Bar staff were...More

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Abigail E
20 July 2016|
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Response from SLQTeam | Property representative |
Hi Abigail, Yes you can take your dogs with you, they just need to be either muzzled or in a carry cage and there are no additional charges. If you would like to read more about traveling with animals on SeaLink Queensland... More
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Abigail E
20 July 2016|
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Hi Abigail, Yes you can take your dogs with you, they just need to be either muzzled or in a carry cage and there are no additional charges. If you would like to read more about traveling with animals on SeaLink... More
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Lynchy666
22 November 2015|
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Hi Lynchy, Unfortunately SeaLink only offer a vehicle service on Kangaroo Island so we cannot help you with getting your vehicle to Magnetic Island where we carry passengers only - unless you are chasing car hire once... More
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