Peddells -Thursday Island Tours

Peddells -Thursday Island Tours

Peddells -Thursday Island Tours
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Peddells Thursday Island Tours offer guided historic tours of T.I. as well as a passenger ferry service connecting Cape York (Seisia Jetty) with Thursday Island. Your visit will be greatly enhanced by having our local guides help you discover the island's military, maritime, pearling and cultural history. Modern, air-conditioned, comfortable touring with professional and the most experienced guides on Thursday Island.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Colin O
4 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Loved the ferry ride. Very efficient service. Polite and helpful staff. I would like to see a vessel information plaque somewhere on board with info on manufacturer, engines etc. Sue’s island bus tour was excellent. Well done to all
Written 29 August 2023
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Thank you for your comments, your feedback is important to our service. The ferry is a very relaxing way to start your trip to Thursday Island, witnessing the magnificent natural beauty of the Torres Strait while listening to the informative commentary. Our local guides are extremely knowledgeable regarding the history, culture and geography of the area. we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Mina big esso, (A very big thank you)
Written 4 October 2023
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Libbyaus
Galle, Sri Lanka115 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic tour to start our heritage tour. Loved the war history and how caring and thoughtful our guide was. Definitely recommend
Written 14 August 2023
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We thank you for your feedback. The Peddells family have operated Peddells Ferry Tours for over 20 years and are passionate about sharing this incredibly unique part of the world with visitors from a authentic local point of view. Mina big esso, (a very big thank you)
Written 4 October 2023
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Bev M
Sydney, Australia265 contributions
Jun. 2023
Book on-line or via an agent (caravan parks) much cheaper than phone.
Ferry trip smooth (don't think it ever gets rough) Informative video on ferry. Ferry takes just over 1 hour, staff great, seats comfy. Short walk to bus for tour to fort and cemetery very interesting the history of Thursday Island with enough time for a good wander and photo opportunities especially from the fort. If you have a "Seniors Card" it will give you a 50% discount on the ferry portion of the tour.
Written 20 June 2023
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Hi Bev, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience with Peddells Thursday Island Tours. Being a local family owned business we enjoy showcasing our wonderful region. ps The trip can get a bit rough at some times of the year, however our ferries are purpose built for this particular crossing offering a comfortable cruise.
Written 12 July 2023
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650_KenN
Palo Alto, CA33 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Friends
Great to hear stories from all the times in the past, from a family who has been on the Island for generations. Very flexible, responding to our interests as our bus covered the island.
Written 27 May 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review, your input is a valuable resource for us to continue to provide the high level of operations we are known to provide. Thursday Islands history, whether Military, Maritime, Pearling or Cultural, is fascinating and our tour guides thoroughly enjoy passing on their profound knowledge of the area and its history. Big Essau (thank you)
Written 5 July 2023
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,800 contributions
Sep. 2022
We did the Peddells one-hour tour of TI on arrival on the island (9.30 am). So, it offered a good orientation to the place. Our guide Christine is a long-term local was a real fountain of knowledge. She told us the main industry here is administration; TI is the admin HQ for all of the Torres Straits. Was very surprised at the size of the hospital here, but less so when Christine told us the numbers of nurses and doctors on the island. The two highlights of the tour were the TI cemetery and the Green Hill Fort. We spent about 20 minutes at the fort, which offers superb views over the township below and across the beautifully blue waters to some of the other TS islands. The fort is also a very important historic site, having been built in the 1890s when there were fears of war between Britain and Russia. It then saw service again during WWll.
With regards the cemetery, our stop here was limited as there was 'a grave unveiling' occurring when visited. Christine told us about the great significance of these events to the Islanders. The cemetery looked so interesting and varied I decided to go back by myself later in the day. So glad I did. I spent over an hour here - I would say it is the most interesting cemetery I've ever visited. It is definitely worth more than a few minutes.
Written 10 October 2022
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Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
Written 31 January 2023
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Leonie S
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We arrived on the island early morning and were on the second tour, so we needed to kill a couple of hours. We walked up to the main street and walked up and down it. Called into a lovely little souvenir shop that had plenty of items to choose from. Apart from the supermarket there was not a lot open. Checked out the surrounding areas for a while took some great photos of the waterfront and then it was time to catch our tour bus. The guide was pretty informative and told us heaps of information. The fort was interesting and had a lot of items to look at. The views from the top of the fort were breathtaking. We stopped at the cemetery and were able to see some interesting sites. Then back to the ferry port get some lunch (make sure you have plenty of cash) and back to Bamaga
Written 19 August 2022
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Written 31 January 2023
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Charlie
Exmouth, Australia3 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Did the bus tour. Interesting sights but the guide was not very good. Told us all the sights to see from the fort after we had left the fort. Handed the map of the island out about ten minutes before the end of the tour.

Her commentary on the cbd was confusing as she babbled on and ran it all together so it was hard to remember the important bits.
Written 20 July 2022
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Written 23 January 2023
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Bob S
Hervey Bay, Australia531 contributions
May 2022
Used their service when visiting on a day trip.
The bus and ferry were a bit tardy but ok . Staff were good and helpful.
Written 29 May 2022
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Written 1 August 2022
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Peter R
Maroochydore, Australia2,419 contributions
Sep. 2021
We were shown around the island and given a great history talk. The fort we went to was very interesting as well.
Written 1 October 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Thursday Island has a fascinating history. Our knowledgeable tour guides ensure to entertain you with their comprehensive insight into the Torres Strait. *please accept my apologies for the delay in replying.
Written 6 February 2022
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RubyFrankH
Carrum31 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour of Thursday Island, we had no idea how big TI is and the amount of people on it. Christine’s local knowledge was evident with the clean a/c bus
Written 27 September 2021
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Thank you for your response. With Thursday Island being the Administrative Hub of the Torres Strait, tiny "TI" hold the main infrastructure for the Torres Strait. The Peddells Thursday Island Tour is operated by locals who are extremely knowledgeable in the history of this unique part of the world.
Written 6 February 2022
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