Stradbroke Island Ferry
From Brisbane & manly

Experience the magic of North Stradbroke Island, or as it is affectionately known to locals, “Straddie”.

Straddie is the second largest sand Island in the world and home of the traditional owners, the Quandamooka people.

There is plenty to see and do on Straddie and perhaps you want to stay a little longer! To plan your adventure on Straddie visit www.stradbrokeisland.com

2 Departure Locations

Hamilton, Brisbane – This service offers the convenience of a Brisbane River departure and will have you soaking up the vibe of Straddie in just one hour and this is the most exciting way to get there! Our departure point at Northshore Hamilton Ferry Terminal on the Brisbane River offers an abundance of free car parking and is also accessible by the City Cat, train and bus services. The terminal is a 10-15 minute trip by Uber or Taxi from the CBD.

Our quick trip from the Brisbane River will take you across the magnificent Moreton Bay, a sea country full of Dolphins, Dugongs, Turtles, Humpback Whales (seasonal) and crystal-clear turquoise water. Humpback Whales can be spotted easily from the island during the whale season (June to October).

Manly, Brisbane – North Stradbroke Island has never been closer! In just 30 minutes we will have you soaking up the relaxed vibes of Straddie. 

With ample free parking around the William Gunn Jetty, take the stress out of your journey to Straddie. 

There simply isn’t a better way of getting to Stradbroke Island. 

Our destination is the small seaside township of Dunwich which is the hub to start your exploration of Straddie.

We highly recommend exploring the world-famous beaches and eco trails as well as participating in a cultural experience. Visit www.stradbrokeisland.com to access all the activities and experiences available to you while you are on Straddie.

A bus service operates from the One Mile Jetty at Dunwich (our arrival point on the Island) and services the Island. Day pass tickets are just $10 for Adults and $5 for Children per day and allow you to take time exploring at your leisure.

To ensure a seat onboard, we recommend booking, however we do allow walk passengers and we can take payment on the boat via EFTPOS subject to availability.

Get away from the busy city for a fun-filled Stradbroke Island day trip, experiencing the vibrant culture and exploring the breathtaking nature of Stradbroke with River to Bay’s Stradbroke Island Ferry service. 

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Ticket Pricing
Hamilton – Dunwich

 

Return TicketOne Way
Adults$66$44
Children (under 12)$44$22

Ticket Pricing
Manly – Dunwich

 

Return TicketOne Way
Adults$33$22
Children (under 12)$15$10
Timetable: Hamilton - Dunwich

Hamilton (Brisbane) -> North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island -> Hamilton (Brisbane)

Departs:Hamilton Northshore Ferry Terminal
(Free Parking Dock D, Hamilton Northshore)
Arrives:One Mile Jetty Terminal (Dunwich)
Travel Time:60 Minutes
MONTUESWEDTHURFRISATSUN
AM7:007:007:007:007:007:00
AM9:009:009:009:009:009:00
PM2:002:002:002:002:002:00
PM4:004:004:004:004:004:00
Departs:One Mile Jetty Terminal (Dunwich)
Arrives:Hamilton Northshore Ferry Terminal
Travel Time:60 Minutes
MONTUESWEDTHURFRISATSUN
AM8:008:008:008:008:008:00
AM10:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:00
PM3:003:003:003:003:003:00
PM5:005:005:005:005:005:00
Timetable: Manly - Dunwich

 

Manly -> North StradBroke Island

North Stradbroke Island -> Manly

Departs:Manly Harbour – William Gunn Jetty 1 Wyvernleigh Close Manly Northshore Ferry Terminal
(Free Parking around William Gunn JettyDock D, Hamilton Northshore)
Arrives:One Mile Jetty Terminal – Yabby Street, Dunwich
Travel Time:30 Minutes
MONTUESWEDTHURFRISATSUN
AM7:007:007:007:007:007:00
AM8:008:008:008:008:008:00
AM9:009:009:009:009:009:00
PM4:004:004:004:004:004:00
PM5:005:005:005:005:005:00

 

Departs:One Mile Jetty Terminal – Yabby Street, Dunwich
Arrives:Manly Harbour – William Gunn Jetty 1 Wyvernleigh Close Manly Northshore Ferry Terminal
Travel Time:30 Minutes
MONTUESWEDTHURFRISATSUN
AM7:307:307:307:307:307:30
AM8:308:308:308:308:308:30
PM2:302:302:302:302:302:30
PM4:304:304:304:304:304:30
PM5:305:305:305:305:305:30
Inclusions
  • 1 way or return ticket on the Stradbroke ferry
  • Life vest
  • Bathroom on board
  • Knowledgeable local staff to help with choosing the best way to spend your day

*Drinks can be purchased on board

Highlights
  • Brisbane River
  • Moreton Bay
  • Islands of Moreton Bay
  • Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island
  • Chance to see wildlife throughout the bay
  • Humpback whale spotting (June to October)

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What to bring
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Beachwear
  • Towel
  • Footwear
  • Camera
FAQ's

WHERE DO I MEET MY BOAT?

  • Our Brisbane to Stradbroke Ferry departs from 2 locations – Northshore, Hamilton & Manly Harbour.
  • Northshore Harbour Ferry Terminal – Near 285 Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton
  • Manly Harbour, William Gunn Jetty 1 Wyvernleigh Close, Manly
  • The ferry will arrive at One Mile Jetty, Dunwich
  • Our Stradbroke to Brisbane Ferry will offer the same 2 travel experiences from Dunwich to Northshore Harbour Ferry Terminal OR Manly Harbour
  • Please arrive at the terminal 15 minutes prior to departure time 

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

  • Yes, there is ample parking available at both Brisbane departure locations
  • At Dock D, Hamilton Northshore and around William Gunn Jetty, Manly

IS THE TRIP SUITABLE FOR KIDS?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Not suitable for people with back or heart conditions, pregnant women, and children under 4

ARE FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED?

  • There are light snacks and drinks availalbe to purchase on board. If you want to have a fully inclusive tour please check out our other services.

WILL I GET SEASICK?

  • Our crossing to Moreton Island can become rough and we advise anyone that suffers from seasickness to take their medication prior to travel.
  • If you do begin to feel unwell please advise the crew so they can move you to a more comfortable seat or provide sick bags.

ARE THERE ANY MEDICAL OR HEALTH RESTRICTIONS?

  • Given the changing conditions on the bay and our high speed boats, the trip can become quite exciting. While the seats are safe and comfortable, the motion could aggravate an existing back condition.
  • Similarly, some activities are strenuous and not suitable to be undertaken by people with heart conditions.
  • We reserve the right to refuse travel in the interests of your own health and safety.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

  • In order to keep to our schedule, we ask that you are at the pontoon waiting for us at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. If we arrive early, we’ll start boarding immediately.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • We recommend bringing a change of clothes, swimming attire, a jumper/jacket, towel, hat, water bottle, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

WILL I GET WET ON THE BOAT?

  • Our boats cruise at 25-30 knots, and sea spray often occurs and adds to the experience! The boats are equipped with clear roll-downs which will be utilized where necessary.

ARE THERE TOILET FACILITIES ON THE BOATS?

  • Yes, our boats are equipped with a full private toilet. Please let the crew know if you need to go while we are underway.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF RAIN?

  • River to Bay seeks to run all its trips as planned. Our Boats are fully contained and we will do our best to ensure that passengers do not get wet whilst on the boat.
  • Our bay tours will only be cancelled in the event of strong winds and large swells that are deemed unsafe.
  • If you do not wish to travel due to the weather we can reschedule you or provide a gift voucher that is valid for up to 3 years. However, any cancellations within 48 hours prior to a tour will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Guests requesting a reschedule 48 hours prior to a tour will incur a 50% cancellation fee as per our T&Cs.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CANCEL?

  • In the event of a cancelled tour, we will do our best to reschedule you to a more suitable date. If there is no tour immediately available, we will supply a gift voucher that is valid for 3 years.
Restrictions
  • Children under 4 not recommended
  • Not suitable for people with back or heart conditions, or pregnant women
  • Child rate applies to passengers from 4 to 12 years old inclusive
Still have some questions? Check out our FAQ’S.

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