Bay Islands Passenger Ferries

In 1982, the first Government contracted ferry service commenced in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. In 2005, the ferry service continued trading as Bay Islands Transit (BITS), joined the TransLink network in 2013, and became part of the SeaLink Travel Group in 2016. 

SeaLink Bay Islands (formerly BITS) operates four eco-friendly jet boats on its 18 hour per day service which runs every day of the year. The jet boats were designed to have a low impact on the environment, particularly marine life.  

The service runs between Redland Bay and Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell Islands in Southern Moreton Bay. 

SeaLink Bay Islands also operates an ambulance vessel under contract to QAS which provides patient transfers to the mainland on a 24 hour a day basis. 

Passengers travelling on Bay Islands passenger ferries are advised fuel and dangerous goods will no longer be permitted on passenger ferries from Tuesday 5 October 2021 due to safety reasons. Find out more here.
Concession Go Card

Fares and Ticketing

You can buy, top-up and check your Go Card balance as well as purchase single paper tickets at over 500 retail locations located within South-East Queensland. A Go Card vending machine is located in the waiting room at the Redland Bay Marina. 

For up-to-date fare and ticketing information, please visit the Translink website. You can also use Translink's Journey Planner to plan your journey and calculate your fare. 

Translink Tickets and Fares
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Bay Islands Transit operates a fast and comfortable ferry service to Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands. Ferries depart approximately every half hour from the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal (Weinam Creek) located on Banana Street, Redland Bay. 

For up to date timetable information and to plan your journey on the TransLink network, please visit

TransLink Timetables
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SeaLink Bay Islands Passenger Ferry Contact Details

Phone: 07 3409 1145 

Office Address:
8 Outlook Crescent, Russell Island, QLD 4184

Postal Address: 
PO Box 133, Russell Island, QLD 4184

[email protected]