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Magnetic Island Round-Trip Ferry From Townsville provided by SeaLink Queensland - Magnetic Island Ferry Services

Magnetic Island Round-Trip Ferry From Townsville

Magnetic Island Round-Trip Ferry From Townsville
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About
Enjoy the secluded paradise of Magnetic Island, a tropical destination known for its quiet beaches, rugged landscape, and abundant wildlife. Easily accessible via the ferry from the City of Townsville, Magnetic Island is only 20 minutes away with SeaLink, the quickest link to this idyllic tropical location to set the clock to island time. SeaLink offers up to 18 trips a day to Magnetic Island, the ferry terminal in Townsville is located close to the CBD and The Strand and only 12 minutes from the Townsville Airport. You can easily make a day on Magnetic Island or stay for as long as you want, for the best island experience on the east coast of Australia. Return tickets are valid for up to 30 days from purchase, so take your time and enjoy snorkel trails, and hiking trails of the Magnetic Island National Park, home to the largest colony of Koala's in Northern Australia, and a perfect base to explore the GBR. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Enjoy a quick and easy ferry transfer to Magnetic Island with SeaLink. With up to 18 trips a day, and a short 20 minute trip across Cleveland Bay to the Magnetic Island Marina in Nelly Bay. The local Magnetic Island bus service meets every ferry arrival, and departure making it easy and affordable to explore Magnetic Island.    Spend as much time as you like on the island with the flexibility of a return ticket that is valid for one month with a range of accommodation to suit every budget. With 23 bays, plus many beaches with fringing reefs and a network of shipwrecks, there's plenty to explore in the water. You can explore the island by yacht, snorkeling tours, day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, sea kayaking, fishing and jet-skiing. On land, almost 70 percent of the island is protected by national parks. You can walk along nearly 15 miles (24 km) of walking trails in varied terrain. Wildlife thrives here, as Magnetic Island is well known as the home to the largest population of Koala’s in Northern Australia. The only self-contained island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has modern conveniences such as shops, spas, hotels and banks within reach of pristine wilderness areas. After taking in Magnetic Island at your own leisure and expense, choose from up to 18 Ferry departure times to return to Townsville.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Enjoy a quick and easy ferry transfer to Magnetic Island with SeaLink. With up to 18 trips a day, and a short 20 minute trip across Cleveland Bay to the Magnetic Island Marina in Nelly Bay. The local Magnetic Island bus service meets every ferry arrival, and departure making it easy and affordable to explore Magnetic Island.    Spend as much time as you like on the island with the flexibility of a return ticket that is valid for one month with a range of accommodation to suit every budget. With 23 bays, plus many beaches with fringing reefs and a network of shipwrecks, there's plenty to explore in the water. You can explore the island by yacht, snorkeling tours, day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, sea kayaking, fishing and jet-skiing. On land, almost 70 percent of the island is protected by national parks. You can walk along nearly 15 miles (24 km) of walking trails in varied terrain. Wildlife thrives here, as Magnetic Island is well known as the home to the largest population of Koala’s in Northern Australia. The only self-contained island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has modern conveniences such as shops, spas, hotels and banks within reach of pristine wilderness areas. After taking in Magnetic Island at your own leisure and expense, choose from up to 18 Ferry departure times to return to Townsville.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6963SLQ
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Return Trip Ferry Transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia Address: Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia When you are on your return you will be departing from the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia This will be where you will board the return Ferry to Townsville.
  • Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia The return transfer will finish at Breakwater Ferry Terminal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The return tickets are open dated for one month
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • Return Trip Ferry Transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia Address: Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia When you are on your return you will be departing from the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia This will be where you will board the return Ferry to Townsville.
  • Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia The return transfer will finish at Breakwater Ferry Terminal
Duration
20m
Return details
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia This will be where you will board the return Ferry to Townsville.
  • Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia The return transfer will finish at Breakwater Ferry Terminal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The return tickets are open dated for one month
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Popular mentions

4.5
30 reviews
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louie t
Brisbane, Australia528 contributions
Day trip
Sep 2021
Loved the ferry over to mgnetic island, (since we missing cruising). Nice smooth ride over and back. Very enjoyable. Went over for the day & hired a car.
Written September 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Louie, Thank you so much for your taking your time to share your positive feedback. We are glad to hear you had a very enjoyable experience in travelling with us and trust you had a wonderful time on Magnetic island. We hope to welcome you on-board another SeaLink service in the near future. Kind Regards SeaLink QLD Team
Written September 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gamain
Inverell, Australia1,274 contributions
Sealink to Magnetic Island
Mar 2021
Excellent service departing on time for the 25 minute service across to Magnetic Island. Our return service was as good as the morning service, with the seas calm.
Written March 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Gamain, Thank you so much for your taking your time to share your positive feedback. We are glad to hear you had a very enjoyable experience in travelling with us and trust you had a lovely time on Magnetic island. We hope to welcome you on-board another SeaLink service in the near future. Kind Regards SeaLink QLD Team
Written September 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shelley A
69 contributions
Great clean, fast and friendly service
Feb 2021
This was a pleasure to travel on.
Well run, with plenty of daily services. All staff were very friendly and helpful.
There was an informative safety message and information regarding the many activities on Magnetic Island.
Written February 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Shelleya439, Thank you so much for your taking your time to share your positive feedback. We are glad to hear you had a very enjoyable experience in travelling with us and trust you had a wonderful time on Magnetic island. We pride ourselves in the delivery of our customer service so it is lovely to hear that our on-board crew continue to go above and beyond for our guests. We hope to welcome you on-board another SeaLink service in the near future. Kind Regards SeaLink QLD Team
Written September 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jennifersusan54
Melbourne, Australia207 contributions
Enjoyable journey to Paradise
Nov 2020
We travelled on Magnetic Island Ferry today and found it a very pleasurable journey, the staff were very helpful, all timetables were exactly as expected, we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Written November 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Arlene
7 contributions
First time seasick
Oct 2020
We strongly recommend this one. I have to admit, friend of ours got sea sick for the first time in here.
Written October 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marg Jaques
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Magnetic Island
Lovely trip, friendly staff, awesome commentary with information enruite. Beautiful scenery to watch on the trip. Parenting Grandparents travelling with 17 yr old girl.
Written October 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

leanne G
Buderim, Australia1,123 contributions
Weekend on maggie island
Its a very organised service from townsville to magnetic island. The ferry is very clean and modern. Its a quick ride to the island only about 30minutes.
Written September 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jue k
Sunshine Coast, Australia18 contributions
Happy
Aug 2020
Very happy with this service, staff were helpful, terminal's were clean and tidy both locations. Service ran ont time
Written August 21, 2020
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DeannaBanana3011
Guildford, UK227 contributions
better, quieter islands to visit. customer service not the greatest
Nov 2019
We had a good day, except the weather was very windy and clouds were grey so we didn't have a good day for snorkelling. We did attempt snorkelling where lots of others were, but the water is quite deep that even if it was a good day, it still would have been average.

We quickly realised that it is a very busy island! The buses are packed, and lots of people hovering around the info centre where the ferries drop. We had an issue with one of the bus drivers - we weren't sure where to stop exactly on the bus route, so we told the driver that we wanted to go on the walk to see the koalas. He was talking to another man that was on the bus before we got on there, and throughout the whole journey. Then i noticed that i think we had passed where we were meant to get off. I got up and said that to him, and he denied that i had ever said anything to him about being dropped off there, and there was only about another 3 other people on this particular bus. So i told him to stop right now so we cold walk back, and he said no and so drove all the way to the next stop which is definitely not a walk away. He still denied it regardless, and said the next bus to take us back that way would be in 10 mins, which it WAS NOT it was about 30 mins. So we had to wait there until the next bus to take us there, so we wasted a whole hour because of the driver not listening to us, and being rude about it to us. I think it was because we were young backpackers. At least admit that you forgot and apologise, and just say i never said anything to him. So in that time we were waiting for the next bus, we decided to call Sealink and complain about the driver. Bu t they told us that bus drivers are actually part of the local council staff, and so we had to call them and complain to them. After being passed around so many times over the phone, we were finally able to get through, But really that was a waste of time also.

Anyway, we got over it and enjoyed our walk when we got there and saw many wild koalas! Everyone along the way was really friendly, telling us where they had seen a koala, and we did the same for others. The beaches were enjoyable as well.

But like i said in the title, we have been to better, nicer islands. This was just on our bucket list to visit.
Written January 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SeaLinkMagneticIs
Hi Deanna, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's very disappointing to hear you had a poor experience with another company during your visit to Magnetic Island. Unfortunately as they are not affiliated with SeaLink it is difficult for us to comment on your feedback. In saying that we are glad you saw many of the gorgeous koalas on The Forts trail and were able to enjoy the many beaches even though it was a cloudy day (typical of a Summer/wet season day here in North Queensland ;-D). We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and thank you very much for choosing to travel to Magnetic Island with SeaLink.
Written January 16, 2020
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Milena G
2 contributions
Worst tourist service on land
Jan 2020 • Couples
We got to magnetic island and of course we had some questions as everyone about the transport, so we head up to the information center of sealink and we asked a women about the bus and she answered really rude , she was angry and didn’t even care about helping . If she is working there to help the tourist she then must help , and don’t get angry about questions even if it seems obvious to her . This is the first time in australi that I feel like someone is not respectful and kind. I’ll like to think the reason she acted like that was a hard day.
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SeaLinkMagneticIs
Hi There, Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate you taking the time to let us know. We would like to learn more about your experience and encourage you to send us an email at marketingqld.com.au so that we can investigate the matter further. We do hope you had an enjoyable day on Magnetic Island and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Written January 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: SeaLink Queensland - Magnetic Island Ferry Services
MichaelandAnne
MichaelandAnne
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Excellent !
Staff and facilities were excellent. Ferries clean and safe. Parking excellent with very helpful people on duty.
samanthawD2713FB
samanthawD2713FB
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Great way to get out to Maggie
Efficient service vehicle to Magnetic Island. The seats are comfortable and you can go outside for fresh air if re
WayneAP
WayneAP
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Fast transfer
With Sunday transfers more spaced apart we were lucky to arrive a half hour before they set sail. A quick no fuss t
TrippyBee20
TrippyBee20
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Great
Went over for the New Years Eve bash, but was planning on staying longer, but got flooded out. The 30-minute trip o
andywsheppard
andywsheppard
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Sealink Ferry and car hire deal - will not get you to West Point!
Impossible to inquire about this deal directly through the website what ever vehicle was selected, but also on the
dickykneedtraveler
dickykneedtraveler
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Nice trip.
Booked online, parked within 10 meters of the terminal and after collecting our tickets walked straight onto the fe
Boswell4
Boswell4
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Thanks for the safety!
Sealink Ferries are really doing everything to look after their passengers in this difficult time with distancing a
854bevs
854bevs
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Busy service
Sealink provides many services every day and evening to and from Magnetic Island. A relaxing cruise across the 8 k
Jean K
Jean K
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holiday review
The trip across was very enjoyable - it was short and quiet. The staff were very helpful with great ideas.
RubyLeeO
RubyLeeO
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Reliable and affordable
We were staying on Magnetic island and used the ferry several times. It was always clean, tidy and on time. Buy the
Fifozzy
Fifozzy
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Good Service - at a price
The service to Magnetic Island is great. However, I find it rather expensive as there seems to be a monopoly. It is
cmbreuer2016
cmbreuer2016
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Great service
This company has regular passenger ferries to Magnetic Island from Townsville. They have affordable whale watching
leannew984
leannew984
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One day trip
Visited Maggie for the day, the ferry ride was excellent, great service from start to finish. The staff looked afte
LYNNEK649
LYNNEK649
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Sealink
Great trip to and from magnetic island, well priced, staff great, a quick turnaround, all welcome on board
caryleyork
caryleyork
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Great
clean vessels quick trip - both ways friendly and helpful staff especially at the terminal - were very obliging
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