Redcliffe2Moreton Express Newport Ferry

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Due to the ongoing upgrades of the Redcliffe Jetty, the Redcliffe2Moreton Express ferry service has been temporarily suspended during the winter season.   Getting to Moreton Island for the we... Read More

Due to the ongoing upgrades of the Redcliffe Jetty, the Redcliffe2Moreton Express ferry service has been temporarily suspended during the winter season.


Getting to Moreton Island for the weekend is now much simpler and more convenient thanks to the Redcliffe2Moreton Express. 

This passenger ferry to Moreton Island departs from Newport Marina, 158 Griffith Rd Scarborough QLD at 10am (boarding at 9:30am), departing from Bulwer at 4pm and returning to Newport Marina at approximately 5pm. The Redcliffe boarding and disembarkation point is an approximate 40 minute drive north of Brisbane CBD and a 1 hour drive south of the Sunshine Coast. 

Please note: this ferry doesn't go to Tangalooma Resort.

What to Expect Aboard the Redcliffe to Moreton Island Ferry

The passenger ferry from Newport Redcliffe to Moreton Island departs at 10am, treating walk-on passengers to an approximate 45 minute scenic cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park. The bay is teeming with marine life so make the most of your island transfer and return trip by keeping an eye out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs and even humpback whales during whale migration season from June to November.

Passenger Ferry to Moreton Island & Return to Redcliffe Transfer

  • Infants under 2 years are FREE, HOWEVER please purchase the appropriate ADULT or FAMILY ticket option
  • Ferry from Newport Redcliffe to Moreton Island check-in on the Supercat is 9:30am
  • The Supercat departs Newport Marina at 10am sharp (information here)
  • The Supercat departs Bulwer, Moreton Island at 4pm sharp
  • The Newport Redcliffe to Moreton Island ferry arrives back at Redcliffe around 5pm
  • Carry-on luggage is capped at 1 item per person. Luggage limit of 30kgs applies, luggage size 85cm x 50cms. 

Please Note: Pedestrians/walk-on passengers only – this is not a vehicle ferry. Our vessel SUPERCAT is airconditioned, comfortable & roomy, has large TV screens with movies to entertain the kids, a licenced bar and is safe for prams. No wheelchair access is available. Assistance dogs are of course welcome on-board, pets are not. Permanent Residents of the island are permitted to transfer their pet at no charge with prior notification – see information. Bulwer is an eco –friendly beach access only with no jetty’s. Our vessel SUPERCAT will anchor very close to the beach and disembarkation will be via a ladder on the front of the vessel. Wear appropriate shoes as you will need to step into the water on landing.

Terms & Conditions & Need to Know Info

Please Note: Tickets must be purchased a minimum of 1 day before your intended days of travel to and from the island. It is recommended you book both your tickets well in advance as the ferry services sell out quickly.

For more information on the passenger ferry view the Redcliffe2 Moreton Express FAQs.

You’ll be Blown Away by the Myriad of Things to do on Moreton Island!

Booking Notes

Check-in on the ferry at 9:30am

Ferry departs Newport Marina, 158 Griffith Rd Scarborough QLD at 10am sharp

Check-in on ferry at Bulwer, Moreton Island at 3:30pm

Ferry departs Moreton Island at 4pm

Arriving at Newport Redcliffe around 5pm

Local Resident Price Perks

If you’re a Moreton Bay Region and Moreton Island local please contact Redcliffe Cruise & Travel to take advantage of special ferry deals available to Moreton Bay Regional Council ratepayers. Please see attached PDF for approved postcodes.

Please Note: Local Moreton Bay Region residents and Moreton Island residents must purchase tickets 3 days before the day of travel.

Pet Travel Perk for Moreton Island Residents

If your family owns a property on Moreton Island or lives permanently on the island, they (the owners of the land or the permanent residents) are allowed to transport a domestic pet on board the ferry when travelling to and from the island, and to and from their property and/or residence. This offer is exclusively available to Moreton Island land owners or permanent residents. Please contact Dolphin Wild 7 days prior to departure to arrange your pets travel needs.

Baggage allowance is 30kgs per person and no bigger than 85cm x 50cms per personExtra baggage may incur an additional charge, please contact Dolphin Wild direct minimum 7 days before departure on 07 3880 4444.

Not wheelchair or walker accessible.
Mobility and movement will be an issue in disembarkation/embarkation from the vessel, which is done by tender vessel or ladder. The Captain will make the final decision to ensure the safety of the passengers and crew.

If you would like to cancel your trip within three days prior to departure please contact Dolphin Wild direct on 07 38800 4444.

Amendments and date changes are permitted, each change will incur a $25 administration fee per person. Changes are not permitted within 7 days of the departure date. Please contact Redcliffe Cruise & Travel on 07 3284 5192 to make any amedments. 

Cancellation Fees: any cancellations made after the booking confirmation will incur a 50% fee.

Cancellations within 3 days of the departure date incur a 100% fee.

Please note: a non-refundable surcharge of 2% applies for any online bookings.

For more information view Redcliffe2 Moreton Express FAQs

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