Ferries

Kangaroo Island Ferries

General information about the ferries operated by KI Sealink to Kangaroo Island

SeaLink operates two large, fast and comfortable ocean-going catamaran ferries between Cape Jervis on the South Australian mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

Feel the excitement mount as Kangaroo Island comes into view on your 45-minute crossing by SeaLink ferry from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw. It’s a great way to start to your holiday.

Both ferries feature licensed cafes, airline and café style seating and lounges, TV/video monitors and a dolphin-viewing deck. Services operate an average of four times per day and up to 12 services per day during peak periods. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

FerriesSeaLink operates two large, fast and comfortable ocean-going catamaran ferries between Cape Jervis on the South Australian mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

Feel the excitement mount as Kangaroo Island comes into view on your 45-minute crossing by SeaLink ferry from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw. It’s a great way to start to your holiday.

Both ferries feature licensed cafes, airline and café style seating and lounges, TV/video monitors and a dolphin-viewing deck. Services operate an average of four times per day and up to 12 services per day during peak periods.

Sealion 2000

Specifications:

48.8 metres long and 16 metres wide
Draught 2.5 metres with a top speed 16 knots
Main engines 2 x 1078 kw V12 Caterpillar. Built by Tenix, Fremantle WA

Features Include:

353 passengers, 55 cars or 4 coaches & 42 cars
2 levels of passenger Air-conditioned lounges with licensed Café and arcade style games
TV/Video Monitors
Disabled passenger toilets and baby change table
Dolphin viewing deck

Spirit of Kangaroo Island

Specifications:

  • 50.6 metres long and 17.8 metres wide
  • Draught 2.5 metres with a top speed 17.8 knots
  • Main engines 2 x 1119 kw V12 Caterpillars. Built by Austal Ships, Fremantle WA

Features include:

244 passengers, 53 cars or 8 semi-trailers & 18 cars
3 levels of passenger Air-conditioned lounges with licensed Café
TV/Video Monitors
Disabled passenger toilets & facilities and baby change table
Dolphin viewing deck