GOOD TO KNOW:
An optional extra to your Thursday Island visit when staying longer than a day, is the WWII Tour of Horn Island. While it is possible to visit both islands in a day it is important to note that Thursday Island is the vibrant hub of Torres Strait, the main gathering place with the regions cultural centre, hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops and staying overnight will give you the chance to experience all this at a relaxed pace as well as undertake Horn Island’s WWII tour or opt for Daytrip TI Bus should you wish to dedicate your day exclusively to exploring Thursday Island (with free time to shop). Please note the Horn Island WWII Tour is provided by an external operator who also offers a lunch option at Horn Island, accordingly bookings must be lodged no later than a day in advance (pending availability). Below is the itinerary should you need to fit both islands in a day.
Thursday Island and Horn Island WWII Tour as a Daytrip
“WWII enthusiasts especially enjoy learning more about Horn Island which was a pivotal airbase during the second world war.”
Please note times are indicative and subject to conditions on the day.
7:45 am Board Peddell’s scheduled ferry service from Seisia Jetty for a scenic crossing to Thursday Island in the comfort a large stable catamaran.
7:55 am Gangway onboard
8:00 am Ferry Departs Seisia Jetty
9:15 am Disembark Thursday Is.
9:30 am Depart Peddell’s Thursday Is. Bus Tour incl Museum admission *For tour detail please click here Thursday Island Tour with Local Guides
10:55 am Disembark Tour
11:00 am Depart McDonald’s Scheduled Ferry to Horn Island (15-20 min one way crossing)
11:30 am Depart WWII Tour Experience Horn Island (lunch, tour, museum – order varies)
2:00 pm Depart Horn Island with McDonald’s Scheduled Ferry
2:15 pm Board Peddell’s Ferry Thursday Is. – Seisia
2:30 pm Depart for Thursday Is. – Seisia
3:45 pm Arrive Seisia and disembark
Two Island Tour
with Horn Island Asian Style Buffet Lunch $270.30 , Cold Lunch $243.80 , BYO Lunch $222.30 – 2017
with Asian Style Buffet Lunch $212.30 , Cold Lunch $185.80, BYO Lunch $164.30 – 2017
Buffet Lunch $138.65, Cold Lunch $128.65, BYO Lunch $111.15 – 2017 rates
*Buffet Lunch at Gateway Restaurant Horn Island charge an additional fees on public holidays
Please click Book Online to check availability or contact us by phone Monday to Friday between 9am and 2.30 pm 0740691551 on Thursday Island.
Travellers Tips : Touring two island in a day? Make a comfort stop on the ferry from Seisia prior to disembarking at T.I. so as not to miss your tour! Carry your personal bottle of water with you throughout the day. Prior to booking check gazetted and local public holidays. Ferries operate scheduled departures and board 15 minutes prior.