Linking the Cape with the Torres Strait

Thursday Island Tour with Local Guides

Discover our island’s stories, historic and scenic sites with Peddells Thursday Island Bus Tour 

This award winning indepth tour brings the island’s history to life!  Your indigenous guides easy storytelling style, driven by pure passion for their island home will transport you into another time.  You will visit Green Hill Fort Lookout where the now silent 6″ breach loading guns jut out menacingly over the islands’ main approaches and from here we look south to the mainland, west to the pearl farm and north to the main shipping lane.  Be sure to have your cameras at the ready as the panoramic island views on this tour are nothing short of stunning. Green Hill Fort also houses a museum within the rooms and tunnels that once stored ammunition.  The themed displays include maritime, pearling, township and military history.

Disembark at the Japanese Pearl Divers Memorial located at T.I. cemetery on the northern side of the island to learn of the extraordinary and far reaching impact the pearling industry had in Torres Strait.  Another important part of this stop is the monument commemorating Bernard Namok  Senior who designed the Torres Strait Island Flag. The monument was unveiled on the flag’s 22nd anniversary, a memorial was unveiled at Thursday Island Cemetery.

Torres Strait’s most experienced local indigenous guides comprehensive commentary includes important aspect of the maritime, cultural and military history that has shaped the region.

Adults $38.00
Child  $19.00

Fare valid as at 01/11/23

*fare may vary please check current fare and availability online, operates seasonally June to September, in line with Peddells Seisia / TI Ferry Service

*this fare is not applicable to tours outside the seasonal schedule


N.B. TI Bus Tour duration approx. 85 mins, departure time 9.20 am is indicative. Departure point unless otherwise advised is from bus stop Victoria Pde near Engineers Jetty. Travellers that are not travelling on the 8 am Seisia to TI Peddells Ferry that morning should contact the office in advance to check tour time.  This rate only applies to the scheduled TI Bus Tours that operate in conjunction with our TI-Seisia passenger ferry June to September.           

Traveller Tips : Available seasonally (The Bus Tour side of this business usually closes 1st Oct to early June) . Please be sure to use the restrooms on the ferry prior to disembarking Thursday Island and bring your water bottle, hat, camera and a big smile.  If you are preferring to travel with another guest please contact our head office in advance, we will endeavour to assist where possible. To make more of your visit check out the latest addition to Thursday Island, enquire direct with –

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and
Custodians of country throughout Australia
and their continuing connection to land,
water and community. We pay our Respect to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Cultures,
and Elders past, present and emerging.