Linking the Cape with the Torres Strait


Concession Peddells Ferry-approved list for Non-Translink Ferry



Ferry and Tours operating on all above dates except Monday 7th October 2024

To check fares, availability and current offerings please click Book Online

General Enquiries:

Concession Ferry Fares available, passengers are required to present a valid card

  • Boarding time is 15 minutes prior to departure, please be advised boarding is not available prior to this time due to pre-departure procedures
  • Reservations are essential! It is important that you have already booked and paid and have a ticket to present at the boarding gangway
  • Please note the ferry may depart once full and prior to the advertised departure time
  • The minimum cancellation notice accepted for an individual F.I.T. booking is 24hrs prior to travel and a cancellation fee is applicable. Cancellation is accepted by email to  However in the case of late cancellation or no show, fares are non-refundable and non transferrable. Refunds are processed within 7 days.
  • Passengers presenting for travel must present and check in with crew at the gangway 15 mins prior to departure otherwise may be considered a no show and seat forfeited
  • Luggage allocation is one piece per adult/child, limits; 600x400x250mm,  15 kg.  If your luggage includes more than one piece or over size items, excess charges apply.
  • Passengers are responsible for managing their own luggage to the ferry departure point (gangway) items left elsewhere on the jetty may not be loaded. Luggage not accepted in advance.
    We recommend any medication and/or fragile items ie. camera are carried on your person
  • The dress code onboard is casual dress and we recommend passengers wear non slip shoes for health and safety reasons. Dress modestly to respect local lore and culture.
  •  Thursday Island bus Tour departure time for those already on T.I.; we recommend you contact us prior to day of travel to confirm departure time
  • Departure times are not guaranteed and do not form part of your contract of carriage. Change or cancellations may occur due to unforeseen circumstances/conditions
  • Passengers must be non infectious or not be unwell with a respiratory illness (including COVID-19), or in such case should cancel and defer their travel plans.  We recommend passengers carry their own insurance. If you have COVID-19  or Influenza symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 in the time leading up to your travel it is recommended that you defer your travel

We also recommend the following experiences to deepen your understanding and share the traditions and creative expression of Torres Strait culture

Peddells Thursday Island Tours recognises the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and sea routes we service. We acknowledge the past and present elders of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area and respect the culture and lore of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in our region. We acknowledge the traditional owners;  Kaurareg, Yadhaigana, Wuthathi, Unduyamo and Gudang people, within which whose land and sea the service operates. 





Please don't be Late, the ferry cannot wait. Boarding is strictly 15 minutes prior to departure. Failure to board on time will result in the passenger being classified as a no show. The operator reserves the right to resell the seat and implement no show charges. Payment: The service has gone cashless. Please book and pay online and have your ticket ready to show at time of boarding.

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.