New Kangaroo Island Ferry
Kangaroo Island Connect (kic) runs a passenger ferry to Kangaroo Island which is cheaper, faster, luxury and more convenient than ever before. The high speed Kangaroo Island ferry runs between Penneshaw and Cape Jervis in 30 minutes. The first and last ferry of the day runs from/to American River adding 15 minutes. The ferry is highly seaworthy. Passengers are seated in luxury touring coach type seating, as far aft (back of the ferry) as possible. This reduces the likelihood of seasickness.
The ferry is half the price and is a passengers only ferry and Kangaroo Island Connect also offer cheap car rental, mini bus rental and campervan rental services on Kangaroo Island. See our Kangaroo Island Ferry Prices and Kangaroo Island Ferry Times.
There are three cabins,
- A kids play and fun area in the port hull
- A snoozing zone or quiet area in the starboard hull
- A main cabin for social chatterers and holiday makers wanting to get to and from the Island quickly
Passengers are seated in luxury touring coach type seating. The concept is to add some fun to the crossing in direct contrast to the way we squeeze ourselves into economy airline seats.
Ferry Main Cabin: Chatterers
Enjoy reclining, comfortable, coach touring luxurious 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.
Travelers are free to move around the boat inside and outside although please be precautions of waves on the 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 and 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.