Kangaroo Island SeaLink Ferry

Ferry Services

Kangaroo Island SeaLink’s vehicle and passenger ferry service operates daily (except Christmas Day) between Cape Jervis (two hours south of Adelaide) and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island.

Take the journey on one of SeaLink’s two modern ferries, taking just 45 minutes to travel across the 16km Backstairs Passage crossing to beautiful Kangaroo Island. While onboard, grab a coffee or snack from the onboard full licensed cafe, relax and enjoy the views and use the free WI-FI.

See our website for connecting coach transfers from Adelaide to Cape Jervis and to use the shuttle service that travels between Penneshaw and Kingscote on the island.

With over 20 years experience creating Kangaroo Island holidays, get in touch with our team to book your ferry travel, touring, holiday packages or experiences.


Non-Smoking Pet Friendly

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Wheelchair access


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Travel to Kangaroo Island in comfort on SeaLink’s vehicle and passenger ferries, the SeaLion 2000 and the Spirit of Kangaroo Island (SPOKI). The vessels have a cafe and licensed bar onboard, air conditioning, free WI-FI, TV monitors and a dolphin viewing deck.

The crossing from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw takes only 45 minutes and your holiday starts the moment you step onboard.

Operates: Ferry operates daily except Christmas Day.

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