Kingfisher Bay Passenger Ferry Service

Ferry Services

The Kingfisher Bay Passenger Ferry is the primary service of transportation to Fraser Island, with five services to Kingfisher Bay Resort each day from River Heads and return. This ferry has seating for 220 passengers on two decks with a fully licensed bar, espresso coffee and snack food available. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes, across the Great Sandy Strait.

Guests are advised to arrive at the River Heads Mainland Reception 40 minutes prior to their ferry departure, for check in. A courtesy shuttle from the Mainland Reception, down to the ferry will leave 10 minutes prior to ferry departure time.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Disabled access available Family International Paid Wifi Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Wheelchair access


Kingfisher Bay Resort’s Ferry service departs daily from the Hervey Bay mainland terminal to Fraser Island and takes approximately 50 minutes.

The ferry cruises across the Great Sandy Strait to Kingfisher Bay jetty, where guests can often see dolphins and turtles on this cruise. Refreshments are available on board.


Departs River Heads (Hervey Bay) at 6.45am, 9:00am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.45pm.

Departs Kingfisher Bay Resort at 7.50am, 10.30am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm and 8.30pm.


From AU$60.00

Passenger return trip.

AUD30 return for children (4 to 14 years).

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