The Gateway to Mandorah, Wagait Beach and the Cox Peninsula.

Mandorah Temporary Timetable effective 17th September to 31 October 2020

To accommodate works at Cullen Bay and enable passengers to connect with bus services, the ferry will operate at the following times:

Note: 5 pm onwards and weekends remain the same.

Depart Cullen BayDepart Mandorah
Mon - Fri5:45 am6:00 am
Mon - Fri6:20 am6:35 am
Sat & Sun6:30 am6:45 am
Mon - Fri6:55 am7:15 am
Sat & Sun7:00 am7:20 am
Mon - Fri7:35 am7:55 am
Sat & Sun7:45 am8:00 am
Mon - Fri8:55 am9:15 am
Sat & Sun9:00 am9:20 am
Mon - Fri11:05 am11:25 am
Sat & Sun11:00 am11:20 am
Mon - Fri1:05 pm1:25 pm
Sat & Sun1:00 pm1:20 pm
Mon - Fri3:10 pm3:30 pm
Sat & Sun3:00 pm3:20 pm
Mon - Sun5:00 pm5:20 pm
Mon - Sun6:00 pm6:20 pm
Mon - Sun7:00 pm7:20 pm
Mon - Sun9:00 pm9:20 pm
Mon - Sun11:00 pm11:20 pm
Fri, Sat & Public Holiday Eve12:00 am
12:20 am

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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One of Darwin’s hidden gems, Mandorah and Wagait Beach is loaded with things to do such as fishing, beach walks, camping, pool and pub meals at the Cox Country Club, accommodation at the Wagait Beach Holiday Houses, and living the quiet life across the harbour. 

Tommy Lyons, our custom built Sealink ferry, runs to the Mandorah Jetty on a regular scheduled service up to 13 times every day departing the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal.

Purchase single and return tickets onboard by cash or card or visit us at the Sealink NT office to pre-purchase multi, monthly or free senior yearly passes for Mandorah residents.  

Mandorah ferry timetables, schedule, tickets and prices can be found below.

Tommy Lyons Sealink ferry is equipped with men, women’s and disabled toilets, kiosk, air-conditioned cabins, outside flybridge and a friendly helpful crew.

Permitted on this Mandorah ferry service:

  • Fishing rods and fishing equipment; all hooks must be removed, and fish or bait must be packed in a leak-proof bag before boarding
  • Pushbikes & camping equipment
  • Pets can travel; however, every dog must have a muzzle – these can be purchased on board
  • Up to 20kg of personal luggage excluding items listed in our terms and conditions.


Effective 23 May 2020

Note: 11pm & 12am/midnight ferry has now resumed. 

(except public holidays)
5:45 AM6:00 AM
MON - SUN6:30 AM6:45 AM
MON - SUN7:00 AM7:20 AM
MON - SUN7:45 AM8:00 AM
MON - SUN9:00 AM9:20 AM
MON - SUN11:00 AM11:20 AM
MON - SUN1:00 PM1:20 PM
MON - SUN3:00 PM3:20 PM
MON - SUN5:00 PM5:20 PM
MON - SUN6:00 PM6:20 PM
MON - SUN7:00 PM7:20 PM
MON - SUN9:00 PM9:20 PM
MON - SUN11:00 PM11:20 PM
FRI, SAT & PUB. HOLIDAY EVE's12:00 AM (midnight)12:20 AM

The SeaLink Mandorah Ferry service runs every day including public holidays.

Please note that the timetable is subject to change without notice. Ferry services operate subject to safe weather conditions.

Mandorah Ferry Fares 2020

Purchase all one way and return tickets onboard with cash or card, or visit us at the SeaLink NT head office to purchase multi pass tickets.

Adult One Way$16.30
Adult Return$27.30
Senior One Way*$8.70
Senior Return*
Student One Way***$10.70
Student Return*** $17.80
Child One Way (5-14 years)$8.10
Child Return (5-14 years)$13.60
Family Return (2 Adults + 3 Children) $76.00
Adult Multi (10 x one-way trips) $102.90
Student Multi*** (10 x one-way trips)$67.70
Child Multi (10 x one-way trips) $54.60
Adult Weekly $78.80
Adult Fortnightly $149.60
Adult 30 Days $269.30
Adult Annual** $3019.00

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

SeaLink NT operates 365 days per year, offering 89 return services per week to/from Mandorah on our 2016 purpose-built ferry, MV Tommy Lyons.

Please direct any enquiries to [email protected] or phone 1300 130 679.