Ferry Timetables

Tiwi Islands Fare Increase

SeaLink would like to advise that the fares for the Tiwi Islands ferry service will increase for travel from 1st April 2017.

The last fare increase was over two years ago and whilst we have worked to hold costs as long as possible, it is now necessary to increase fares to support the rising costs of operating the service.

SeaLink is committed to providing great service to our passengers and promoting the Tiwi Islands as a ‘must-do’ tourism destination. We will continue to provide discounted tickets for families and frequent travellers as well as our ongoing support for Tiwi Islands sporting and school groups and community events.

Tiwi Islands Ferry Information

Tiwi Islands Ferry Fares

to 31 March 2017From 01 April 2017
Adult One Way $52.50 $60.00
Adult Return $105.00 $120.00
Concession* One Way $40.00 $45.00
Concession Return $80.00 $90.00
Child** One Way $27.50 $32.50
Child Return $55.00 $65.00
Family Return Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) $280.00 $320.00
Multi Ticket^ (10 trips) $395.00 $450.00

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*Concession fares are available for passengers with a valid Healthcare card or NT Seniors card.
**Child fares are available for passengers aged 5 - 14 yrs inclusive.
^ Please refer to Terms & Conditions for fare rules


Long Weekend Schedules


Queen's Birthday Long Weekend 2017

Thursday 8th June: Depart Cullen Bay 8:00am, Depart Wurrumiyanga 3:15pm
Friday 9th June: Depart Cullen Bay 8:00am, Depart Wurrumiyanga 3:15pm
Sunday 11th June: no service
Monday 12th June: Depart Cullen Bay 12:00pm, Depart Wurrumiyanga 3:15pm.

Tiwi Islands Timetable
01 April - 15 December 2017

Ferry travel time is 2.5 hours each way.

*please note that schedules are subject to change without notice.
*schedules may change due to NT public holidays, please check the website closer to the date if you intend to travel on long weekends.

Additional Peak Season services

Additional services will operate on Mondays during peak season, departing Cullen Bay at 8:00am and departing Wurrumiyanga at 3:15pm on the following dates:

June 2017: 19th, 26th
July 2017: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Aug 2017: 14th, 21st, 28th

Departs
Cullen Bay
Departs
Wurrumiyanga
Thursday
8:00 AM
Thursday
3:15 PM
Friday
8:00 AM
Friday
3:15 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM
Sunday
3:15 PM (3:00pm from Paru)

**Schedule Changes - June 2017

Due to extremely low tides at Cullen Bay, the following schedule changes will occur in June:

Thursday 22nd June 2017

  • Usual schedule from 5:45am to and including last service from Mandorah at 9:20pm 
  • 11:00pm / 11:20pm service cancelled

Friday 23rd June 2017

  • Usual schedule from 5:45am to and including last service from Mandorah at 9:20pm
  • 11:00pm / 11:20pm service cancelled
  • 12:00am/ 12:20am (midnight) service cancelled

Saturday 24th June 2017 - Mandorah Ukulele & Folk Festival

  • The usual schedule will operate from 6:30am, then services will depart Cullen Bay on the hour from 11:00am til 10:00pm. Departures from Mandorah to Cullen Bay will operate at 20 past the hour with the last departure to Cullen Bay at 10:20pm.
  • Services will operated from Stokes Hill Wharf at 11:00pm, 12 midnight and 1:00am.
  • Departures from Mandorah at 11:20pm, 12:20am and 1:20am will go to Stokes Hill Wharf (not Cullen Bay), due to very low tide.

Sunday 25th June 2017

  • The usual Sunday timetable will operate - see the timetable below.

SeaLink apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Mandorah Ferry Information

Fares: effective from 5th October 2015

Adult Return $26.00
Adult One Way $15.50
Child Return (5-14 years) $13.00
Child One Way (5-14 years) $7.70
Senior Return* $15.00
Senior One Way* $8.30
Family Return (2 Adults + 3 Children) $72.50
Adult Multi (10 trips) $98.00
Child Multi (10 trips) $52.00
Adult Weekly $75.00
Adult Fortnightly $142.50
Adult Monthly $260.00
Adult Annual** $2875.00
Student Return *** $17.00
Student OW *** $10.20
Student Multi *** $64.50

Prices subject to change without notice.

* Valid Seniors card to be presented upon purchase
**Please contact the SeaLink office to purchase annual tickets.
*** Secondary or tertiary student, valid student ID required

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Mandorah Timetable

Departs
Cullen Bay
Departs
Mandorah
Mon - Fri*
5:45 AM
Mon - Fri*
6:00 AM
Daily
6:30 AM
Daily
6:45 AM
Daily
7:00 AM
Daily
7:20 AM
Mon - Fri*
7:45 AM
Mon - Fri*
8:00 AM
Daily
9:00 AM
Daily
9:20 AM
Daily
11:00 AM
Daily
11:20 AM
Weekends & Public Holidays
12:00 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
12:20 PM
Daily
1:00 PM
Daily
1:20 PM
Daily
3:00 PM
Daily
3:20 PM
Daily
5:00 PM
Daily
5:20 PM
Daily
6:00 PM
Daily
6:20 PM
Mon - Fri*
7:00 PM
Mon - Fri*
7:20 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
8:00 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
8:20 PM
Mon - Fri*
9:00 PM
Mon - Fri*
9:20 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
10:00 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
10:20 PM
Mon - Fri*
11:00 PM
Mon - Fri*
11:20 PM
Fri & Sat Only*
Midnight
Fri & Sat Only*
12:20 AM

*Does not operate on public holidays

Operates Mondays - Fridays (no services on weekends). Travel time is one hour each way.

A permit is essential to visit Groote Eyland and Bickerton Island. Please contact the Anindilyakwa Land Council for further information.

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Groote-Bickerton Ferry Fares

Adult fare - one way$40.00
Anindilyakwa fare - one way$25.00
Adult fare - return$80.00
Anindilyakwa fare - return$50.00


Infants and children under 15 yrs travel free of charge. Please include infants and children when making bookings, to ensure a seat is held for them.

Passengers 15 yrs and over travel at either full adult or Anindilyakwa fares.

To select the Anindilyakwa fare, please book as concession/pension in the online booking screen.

Departs
Groote Eylandt (Alyangula)
Departs
Bickerton Island
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM
Monday - Friday
3:00 PM
Monday - Friday
4:00 PM