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SeaLink Queensland - Ferry Services

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This a fantastic and economical way to get across to Magnetic Island. A quick and comfortable ride across the sea ending in picturesque 5 min approach to both the Island and back back again. Grab a drink and snack - sit back n relax...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ElleB911
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always the ferry is convenient and fast to get to Magnetic Island. The staff are friendly and happy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safe and comfortable transfer to Magnetic Island. Cost was $33 return per adult. Discounts are available for pensioners but you must show your concession card. Journey takes 20 minutes. No need to pre book.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suntanner71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we booked our Magnetic Island hire car at the Townsville SeaLink tours desk they told us there were no open mini vehicles available - they said they were all booked out months ahead and they up-sold us to a larger enclosed vehicle. Once on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike2450
SLQTeam, Front Office Manager at SeaLink Queensland - Ferry Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thanks for your review, we do appreciate you taking the time to write one for us. When you say open mini vehicles it is possible that our team member misunderstood. There are two kinds of open top cars on the island, one is...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We caught the SeaLink Ferry to Magnetic Island. A good range of departure times and a very enjoyable trip over to the island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elizat64
Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shayley22
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sally D
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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 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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