The Stradbroke Ferries passenger ferry (water taxi), Escape to Stradbroke, operates 7 days a week with up to 14 return services daily. The water taxi carries up to 170 passengers. The water taxi terminal is at 3 Emmett Drive, Cleveland. Parking is available on the opposite side of the road and a zebra crossing guides you to the information office and the water taxi departure and arrival terminal.
Before you travel, please check our COVID-19 Travel Advice for North Stradbroke Island as restrictions may apply.
The trip takes 25 minutes and most services connect with the local island bus.
From 12th December 2018, single and return trips can now be pre-purchased online or in person at one of our offices. For all other ticket types, tickets can be purchased at either of the Cleveland offices or at Dunwich before boarding. When the offices are closed, you can purchase a ticket on board with cash or EFTPOS. Each ticket is valid for 365 days from purchase date for travel any time, any day, subject to availability.
Student & Concession Fares
Before you purchase a student or concession fare, ensure that you have a valid card in your possession when travelling on board our water taxi or vehicle ferry.
Please check our approved concession cards before purchasing a concession ticket, as the difference in a full fare will apply if you cannot present a valid card at the time of travel.
Dogs on board
Dogs are allowed on board and in our terminals, however for the safety of crew and other passengers, they must wear a lead and muzzle. Dogs should be clean and dry, and not sitting on a seat.
Bus from Cleveland train station
There is a connecting bus from the Cleveland train station (route 258) which departs approximately 20 minutes prior to the water taxi departure. You can check timetables and prices on the Translink Journey Planner.