Kangaroo Island Connect (kic) operates the new Kangaroo Island ferry service between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw. Passengers are seated in luxury touring coach type seating, as far aft (back of the ferry) as possible. This reduces the likelihood of seasickness. There are three cabins; a fun kids’ cabin, snoozers’ cabin or quiet area for exhausted travellers and the main cabin for chatterers. The concept is to add some fun to the crossing in direct contrast to the way we squeeze ourselves into economy airline seats. The trip across Backstairs Passage takes just over half an hour.
Ferry Main Cabin: Chatterers
Enjoy reclining, luxurious, coach touring seats in the main cabin with large front and side windows for great views. Seats are not allocated and infants (<3 years who are free) are required to sit on their guardian’s lap.
Travellers are free to move around the ferry inside and outside although please be cautious of waves that may cross bow of the boat. Cats and dogs are allowed to travel but must stay on a leash with the owners outside and not in the main cabin.
Ferry Kids’ Cabin*
Keeping the little ones entertained can be a challenge and we’ve made it a lot easier with a dedicated soft play area that’s decorated for a fun kid’s environment. Located in the port cabin, kids can safely move around, burn some energy and enjoy the journey (children must be attended by an adult at all times). No food or drink permitted in the kids’ cabin.
Ferry Snoozers’ Cabin*
Located in the starboard cabin is a snoozers’ lounge for those who prefer to take a nap/rest while travelling.
Take the opportunity to settle back in one of the reclining floor sofas, sleep or read.
No food or drinks are allowed in this cabin. As a courtesy to other snoozers, no phone calls allowed in the snoozers’ cabin.
*Formal seating is not provided or bookable in the Snoozers’ or Kids’ cabins. All ferry tickets have access to these cabins.