Linking the Cape with the Torres Strait

To our wonderful travellers, please note below:


  • Ferry – MV Strait Magic (presently operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning and afternoon – please pre ticket online)
  • Thursday Island Office trading hours Mon-Fri 9 am to 12 noon & 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Please note office hours and ferry schedule will vary around Christmas/New Years Period t.b.a. 
  • Thursday Island Bus Tours are seasonal and will recommence approx June 2022








Your Journey, Your Safety, Our Priority
1.) We want to make sure you don't miss the boat so please be ready to board 15 mins prior also note the gangway lift procedure is 5 mins prior to departure in order for the vessel to physically depart they jetty as scheduled. (2.) COVID SAFE PLAN: Compulsory QR Code check in Ferry and Bus. Tickets; please purchase your ticket prior to travel to help reduce contact. Please note Reservations are Essential. Book Online or call 0740691551 during office hours. Tickets are also available at our nominated agents within the NPA. N.B. The National Cabinet has agreed public transport services (trains, trams, buses, ferries) are essential and therefore exempt from the travel and social gathering restrictions at this time. However, wherever possible passengers should try to leave a gap while travelling on public transport. It is important to note that COVID SAFE plans will vary between our facilities according to operational configurations. In booking travel you are responsible for ensuring you are up to date on government travel advice and clear to travel. Peddells Ferry Service are following the advice of the health authorities and the Federal and State governments when making decisions about our vessels, tours and operations. It is your responsibility to keep informed of restrictions that will impact your eligibility to travel. a. Please pre-ticket online up to evening prior to travel. b. Boarding is 15 min prior to departure, please take your luggage direct to the vessel when boarding and with you when you depart as no luggage can be held. c. Please use hand sanitiser d. Where possible please leave a gap e. Minimise movement while onboard f. Scan Qld App Check in QR Code g. At boarding stand back from crew 1.5 m and behind the person boarding in front of you. Ticketing: Peddells Ferry website or with our NPA Agents; Seisia Holiday Park, Cape York Ice n Tackle, Loyalty Beach and Punsand Bay CY Camping N.B. Please note if you are unable to contact us by phone and need to change or cancel your booking would you please email in touch as soon as possible. Please note that No Show will result in loss of fare (non refundable). Please contact. or call in office hours OFFICE HOURS 9.30 AM to 12 NOON and 1 PM and to 2.30 PM MON - FRI (excluding public holidays) 3. The Public Jetty facilities are tidal, if you wish to discuss access please contact us and we can check tides as required. We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage of our services and we pay tribute to our reliable, supportive suppliers and hardworking agents and staff for their extra time, effort and can do attitude in readily adapting during changing COVID19 restrictions. N.B Ferries either or MV Torres Magic / MV Strait Magic Credit Card Fees 1.5% online / office and onboard 1.9% (mobile Credit Card Square system fees) Peddells Ferry 100% Locally owned and operated

Our Services

Thursday Island

Thursday Is, or Waiben (the place of no water) as locals call it, is the heart of the Torres Strait.

The Team

Meet our amazing crew, here to offer you without a doubt the best service available.

Your Trip

See all Thursday Island has to offer and learn about the rich Torres Strait culture and history.

Job Opportunities

Looking for an exciting career? At Peddells we are always looking for experienced professionals.