Magnetic Island to Townsville Ferry

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Getting the best price for your Magnetic Island to Townsville ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Magnetic Island to Townsville. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Magnetic Island to Townsville route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Magnetic Island to Townsville ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Magnetic Island to Townsville is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is situated just 5 miles from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The island is accessible by ferry from Townsville Breakwater to Nelly Bay Harbour. Originally known as Yunbenun by the Aboriginal traditional owners, the name "Magnetic Island" comes from the apparent "magnetic" effect it had on Captain James Cook's ships compass as he passed the island in 1770, but these days the locals affectionately refer to the island as just "Maggie".

Only 25 minutes by ferry from Townsville, Magnetic Island is actually a suburb of the city, with a permanent population of around 2,500 inhabitants. Almost three quarters of the island is National Park, and is home to koalas, rock wallabies, brush-tail possums and a huge array of bird life. 24km of tracks guide visitors through the varied terrain. There are also some short walks with pavement, making fantastic views accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.

About Townsville

The port of Townsville was founded in 1864 and is the third largest seaport in Queensland after the Central Queensland Port in Gladstone and the Port of Brisbane. It is located north of the Ross River and south of the mouth of Ross Creek. Townsville has a population of just over 170,000 people and is widely seen as the unofficial Capital of North Queensland.

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Magnetic Island to Townsville Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Magnetic Island to Townsville? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville take?

The average journey time by ferry between Magnetic Island to Townsville is 40 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville is 40 min, with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic.

What time does the first ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville leave?

The first ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville leaves at 06:15 with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville leave?

The last ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville leaves at 18:55 with Fantasea Cruising Magnetic. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Magnetic Island to Townsville?

Ferries travelling from Magnetic Island to Townsville are operated by Fantasea Cruising Magnetic.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Townsville to Magnetic Island.