About Us

Magnetic Island Ferries is a significant contributor to Magnetic Island tourism by providing drive on drive off and walk on passenger convenience as well as transportation of all essential supplies for the island such as food, fuel, gas and construction materials etc. for over the past 31 years, 365 days a year.

Magnetic Island’s outstanding natural beauty and relaxed tropical island lifestyle is just a short, eight kilometre ferry ride from Townsville. Visitors can relax on secluded beaches, actively explore the islands national parks or experience the wonders of the surrounding Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area all in the comfort of their own car.

Magnetic Island Ferries is a long established marine transport and tourism operator based in Townsville. Proudly Queensland owned and operated, it is part of The Riverside Marine Group founded in 1926.

Magnetic Island Ferries was originally purchased by Riverside Marine under the trading name Capricorn Barge Company Pty Ltd in 1990.

Our commitment is to provide a professional service that reflects through the friendly staff, quality of service and the high standard of the vessel and ferry terminal presentation.