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Cape Jervis-Penneshaw


Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia
Sailings Up to 12 times per day
Duration 30 mins.
Distance 12 miles, 20 km
Operated by Kangaroo Island Connect, SeaLink AUS
2p+Car+Return in our estimation AUD 440

Ferry Penneshaw to Cape Jervis is a very popular crossing. Better known as the Kangaroo Island Ferry. It takes about 30 minutes to make this crossing.

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Cape Jervis Kangaroo Island Panoramic View

Ferry to Penneshaw and Cape Jervis

Travelling by ferry to Kangaroo Island is only possible through one route: The cape Jervis to Penneshaw connection. However, on this route, you can choose from two different ferry companies. These are Sealink and Kangaroo Island Connect.

  • Kangaroo Island Connect sails with a fast passenger ferry in 30 minutes to Kangaroo Island.
  • Sealink sails with the only car ferry. Car Transfers are sold out a lot, be early with booking car transfers on this ferry route.
  • The KIC ferry/Sealink Ferries sail up to 12 times per day.

Route Map

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Tickets and booking

  • The KIC ferry is the fast passenger ferry. Prices for adults start at 30 AUD.
  • Sealink is more expensive and bringing your car could cost you 440 AUD for a return ticket.

Since ferry prices can fluctuate, it might be wise to compare the ferry prices for your departure date.

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw is currently operated by: Kangaroo Island Connect.

How long does the Cape Jervis-Penneshaw crossing take?

The travel time of the Cape Jervis-Penneshaw ferry is around: 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Cape Jervis-Penneshaw ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw (or the ferry from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis) 12 Times per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw?

The distance between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw is approximately 12 miles or 20 km.