There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Australia and Kangaroo Island operated by 1 ferry company – Sealink Kangaroo Island. The Cape Jervis to Penneshaw ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 45 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Australia Kangaroo Island crossing between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw.
Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, situated between the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Surrounding the 35,000 km mainland coast are numerous islands including the enormous Tasmania to the south and the world-renowned, beautiful Whitsundays to the northeast.
With nearly all the major settlements situated along the coast, you can find beachfront hangouts, superb seafood and trendy art scenes in all the big cities. That’s not all, though, as the vast outback awaits those looking for peace and quiet away from the bustling tourist hotspots, which is also home to the spectacular Ayers Rock, known by its aboriginal name of ‘Uluru’.
As an isolated island country fringed by islands and archipelagos, Australia offers a great number of domestic ferry routes. Depending on where you are along the coast, a short ferry ride is all it takes to reach the Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island, Tasmania and many more wonderful destinations.
Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest landmass, lies just off the coast of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide.
Affectionately referred to as an outdoor zoo, Kangaroo Island is home to not only its namesake animal, but a huge amount of wildlife including echidnas, seals, dolphins and multiple fascinating bird species. It’s also blessed with a stunning, five hundred kilometre coastline with pristine beaches and charming local wineries.
Rock lobster fishing and tourism have helped sustain Kangaroo and it boasts numerous reserves, introduced to protect the natural vegetation and native animals, most notably the Flinders Chase National Park towards the west coast.
With over a hundred thousand visitors each year, Kangaroo Island is a popular excursion from the mainland. Multiple ferry crossings are provided every day from Cape Jervis, roughly one hundred kilometres south of Adelaide, lasting under an hour.