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SeaLink Queensland - Ferry Services

Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 47260800
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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 staff SeaLink is one of the most significant transport and tour operators in the region.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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+61 47260800
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"magnetic island"
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"horseshoe bay"
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"top deck"
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"return ticket"
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"quick trip"
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"comfortable trip"
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"regular service"
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"reliable service"
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"clean boat"
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"day bus pass"
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"maggie island"
in 13 reviews
"always on time"
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"regular trips"
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"day trip"
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"easy trip"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

These Ferries do a good job and are on the go most of the day. I think the crews must do a good job because no doubt they would get the occasional rat bag tourist. My only complaint with our trip was the little space...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No hassle trip over to magnetic island for the day, well priced and worth getting the ferry and bus ticket combined.

Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

THE best cruise to the reef islands I have ever experienced. What sets this day cruise apart from the many that I have been on is the exceptional staff who were knowledgeable, friendly and so very caring. The captain ensured our journey to Orpheus Island...More

Thank treajules
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We jumped on a late ferry over to Magnetic, was really simple to find, easy to jump on and buy tickets on board.

Thank kelly k
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Magnetic Island on the Sea lInk Ferry.....nice journey taking about 20 minutes.....Take a jacket as it can get cold on the ferry!

Thank molly215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used it for trip to Magnetic Island. Easy no fuss transport at a reasonable price ($33 p/p return in July 2018. There is a package that includes all day bus ticked for Magnetic Island at a discount price - you save a couple of dollars)....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this day trip to Orpheus Islsnd months ago from Brisbane and found the staff on the phone fabulous. She answered all my questions and had done the day trip herself! The actual trip did not disappoint! It ticked all the boxes for my...More

Thank helsey2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The terminal is modern with fast service and the SeaLink ferries are spacious and hold a large number of passengers. The trip to Magnetic Island was a quick 20 minutes and st $33 return, pretty good value for money. Ferries run about every hour.

Thank karen m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoy the atmosphere of the fast ferry transfer from Townsville to our Magnetic Island upon the Sealink Ferry Service. This ferry runs every day ( except when serious weather threatens safe passage ie cyclones) with a number of services daily. Takes about 20 minutes for...More

Thank wazzaw123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

30 mins of comfortable boating with top views of the Island and Townsville. You can have a wine or a beer on the way at the small but well equipped on board bar. The staff are friendly & informative, the boat docks at Nelly Bay...More

Thank AsianItalian
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Abigail E
20 July 2016|
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Response from SLQTeam | Property representative |
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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Response from SLQTeam | Property representative |
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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