Cape Jervis to Penneshaw Ferry

The Cape Jervis Penneshaw ferry route connects Australia with Kangaroo Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Sealink Kangaroo Island. The crossing operates up to 14 times each week with sailing durations from around 45 minutes.

Cape Jervis Penneshaw sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Cape Jervis - Penneshaw Ferry Operators

  • Sealink Kangaroo Island
    • 14 Sailings Weekly 45 min
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Average Cape Jervis Penneshaw Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Cape Jervis Penneshaw route is a car and 2 passengers.

Cape Jervis Penneshaw Ferry reviews

  • "No complaints "

    We were Lucky and had no rough water, so we didn't get seasick. We enjoyed the trip with the ferry. Silvia from Switzerland

    'Silvia' travelled Cape Jervis Penneshaw with Sealink Kangaroo Island

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Cape Jervis Guide

Cape Jervis sits on the southwestern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. There are five daily sailings from the port to Penneshaw ,which lies forty five minutes south west on Kangaroo Island. The crossing is operated by Sealink Kangaroo Island

What’s there to do in Cape Jervis?
The small settlement is the starting point for a seven hundred and fifty mile walking track, the Heysen Trail. This takes you to Parachilina Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. The town has two beaches with Fisheries Beach containing the remains of an old whaling station. The area has a big tradition for fishing but away from the coastline many people head to this part of South Australia to play on the picturesque golf courses.

What are the transport links like?
The port is situated about 100km south of Adelaide and is the primary gateway to Kangaroo Island. The town is linked to Adelaide by a one hour forty drive on Main S Rd along the St Vincent Gulf coast. There are daily buses from Adelaide and five times a week from Goolwa.

What services run from the port?
The only destination that Cape Jervis serves is Penneshaw. If you want to see the Penguins and Kangaroos on this magnificent island there are five daily sailings across the backstairs passage from the terminal. These are all operated by Sealink Kangaroo Island with the journey taking just forty five minutes.