Moreton Island Ferry Times & Information

Tangalooma Passenger Transfers - Moreton Island Ferry Information & Boat Timetable

Passenger ferry services depart from Holt Street Wharf in Pinkenba, Brisbane and arrive at the Tangalooma Jetty on Moreton Island. Travelling time is just 75 minutes each way, with 4 boat services operating daily in each direction (Brisbane to Tangalooma). Please note this is a passenger ferry only, not a vehicle barge.

Check-in at Holt Street Wharf is at least 1 hour prior to departure time. Pre-bookings are required.

COVID-19 Current Temporary Boat Launch Transfer Times

In line with QLD Government advice, only guests who are fully vaccinated can travel onboard Tangalooma boat launch transfers. The preferred way for fully vaccinated guests to provide this evidence is through the Check In Qld App linked with their verified digital vaccination certificate. You must have this evidence available prior to boarding the boat launches. We reserve the right to refuse travel to any guests displaying COVID-like symptoms.

We thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary times. The health and safety of all our staff, residents, guests and the broader community remains the number one priority for everyone at this time. We are making every effort to ensure the Resort and its operations are in-line with all government regulations to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Tentative Schedule from 1st Feb 2022 onwards ▼ Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
8:00am from Brisbane
10:00am from Brisbane
10:00am from Tangalooma
12:00pm from Brisbane
2:00pm from Tangalooma
4:00pm from Tangalooma
5:00pm from Brisbane - - - -
7:00pm* from Tangalooma - - - -

Additional boat launches and times may be run depending on the demand. Boat times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. You will be notified if your individual booking is affected.

Standard Boat Launch Transfer Times

Normally the boats run daily at the following times, however due to COVID-19 operational changes please consult the table above until further notice.

Outgoing : Brisbane to Tangalooma Island Resort (Moreton Island)
Departing Brisbane
(Holt St Wharf, Pinkenba)
8:00am 10:00am 12:00pm 5:00pm
Arriving at Tangalooma (Approx)
(Tangalooma Island Resort Jetty)
9:15am 11:15am 1:15pm 6:15pm

Return : Tangalooma Island Resort (Moreton Island) to Brisbane
Departing Tangalooma
(Tangalooma Island Resort Jetty)
10:00am 2:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm*
(detailed times below)
Arriving at Brisbane (Approx)
(Holt St Wharf, Pinkenba)
11:15am 3:15pm 5:15pm 8:15pm*

Travel time is approximately 75 minutes each way. Departure times are subject to change. Additional times may be added for special circumstances. Please confirm your booking at least 24 hours prior to travel.

*Denotes approximate departure time only. The 7pm launch from Tangalooma departs immediately after the conclusion of the nightly dolphin feeding program, see table below for seasonal departure times. Launch times are subject to change.

Evening (7pm) Boat Departure Times

Departure Dates Approx Boat Departure Time (after dolphin feeding)
January 1 - February 28 from 8:00pm to 8:30pm
March 1 - March 31 from 7:45pm to 8:15pm
April 1 - April 14 from 7:15pm to 7:45pm
April 15 - August 14 from 6:30pm to 7:00pm
August 15 - September 14 from 6:45pm to 7:15pm
September 15 - November 14 from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
November 15 - December 31 from 7:30pm to 8:00pm

Return Boat Launch Transfer Prices from Brisbane (Holt St Wharf)

Guest Type: Price:
Adult $84
Child (3-14 years) $46
Infant (0-2 years) Free

Please note that the above prices are for accommodation guests, if you are only visiting Tangalooma for just the day then please see our single day cruise options. For all house guests staying in Tangalooma accommodation the launch fare includes luggage porters to and from your accommodation within the resort. Guests staying in private accommodation or outside resort property will have their luggage delivered to the closet luggage bay for collection.

How to book passenger ferry transfers

When booking accommodation online you can simply add you transfers for your nominated guests to your booking. If you are not sure you can book your transfers at a later date by calling our reservations team on 1300 652 250.

For guests staying in private accommodation or staying outside the resort grounds, please call our reservations team on 1300 652 250 for transfer bookings.

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