Due to the impact of COVID-19 our Breakwater Terminal operating hours have been reduced to the following:
Breakwater Terminal (7 days a week)
6.00am - 6.00pm
Nelly Bay Terminal (closed Sundays)
Mon-Fri: 8.15am - 4.00pm
Saturday: 9.15am - 4.30pm
For further travel updates and a copy of our COVID-19 Reduced Timetable please visit Magnetic Island Service Updates page
Taxis are available at the front of the airport for transfers direct to the Breakwater Ferry Terminal. It takes 10-15 minutes to reach the Breakwater Terminal. There is also a shuttle service available Mon-Fri, bookings are essential and can be made with Townsville City Shuttle – www.shuttletsv.com.au
There is car parking available at the Breakwater Terminal starting from $8.00 per day for a standard vehicle. The car park has adequate lighting but is not fenced. Vehicles are left at their own risk. Secure lock up parking is available at Metro Quays Car Park in Ogden St. Sunbus conduct services from the city mall directly to our terminal which meet every day-time ferry.
There are storage lockers (82.5cm long, 50cm wide, 60cm high) available for hire within the Breakwater Terminal. These lockers are only accessible between opening hours. Large lockers are $8 per 24hrs.
No, it is not necessary to pre-book ferry tickets. We do not allocate tickets to our ferry departure times, arriving early to the terminal is recommended to board your desired ferry departure. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to departure to allow sufficient time to purchase tickets or redeem your online ticket purchase from our friendly staff at our front counter (on-board after hours). Boarding commences 10 - 15 minutes prior to departure.
It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the Nelly Bay Terminal on Magnetic Island.
Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more people traveling to Magnetic Island when booked directly with SeaLink Queensland. We also have great prices for schools and university groups. Please contact our groups coordinator for more details [email protected].
Yes! Dogs must be muzzled and on a leash in our terminals and on board our vessels, or in a pet carrier.
Yes, we allow push bicycles to be taken on board our ferries at no extra charge.
Yes! SeaLink Queensland have taken all reasonable steps to ensure safe access to their vessels for customers who require wheelchair access. All vessel gangways operating ferry services are a minimum of 890 mm wide to allow access to most types of wheelchairs. Please note that all Cruise Ship Transfer gangways and some Charter gangways may not be wheelchair accessible (ie: 750 mm wide).
Disability toilets can be accessed on Palm Cat, Fantome Cat & Reef Cat however the disability toilet on Sunbird is only accessible for passengers with some mobility who are not strictly wheelchair bound, but please note travel time is only 20 minutes.
Disability toilets are located in both the Breakwater Ferry Terminal in Townsville and Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Magnetic Island.