Ferry Terminals / Check-in

SeaLink Ferry Terminal, Cape Jervis

Terminal Opening Hours: 8.00 AM – 7.00 PM.

Subject to seasonal departures.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Access and Family Friendly Restrooms
  • Secure Car Parking available nearby
  • Brochures, tourist information and booking services
  • Air-conditioned waiting lounges and café seating

Cape Jervis Ferry Terminal area Google Map

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SeaLink Ferry Terminal, Penneshaw

Terminal Opening Hours: 7.30 AM – 7.30 PM daily

  • Air-conditioned waiting lounges and café seating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Brochures, tourist information and booking services
  • Access Friendly Entry Ramp
  • Access and Family Friendly Restrooms
  • Lift
  • KI Produce Shop for last minute food, wine and souvenir purchases
  • Air Bridge from terminal to ferry
  • Undercover Tour and Shuttle Bus waiting area

Penneshaw Ferry Terminal area Google Map

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Coach Connection to the Ferry Terminals

Coach connection services are available from Adelaide, Glenelg, Goolwa and Victor Harbor to Cape Jervis and from Kingscote and American River to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island to meet morning and evening ferry services.  For more information about coach connections see the SeaLink coach and shuttle timetable.

Secure Car Parking

Safe, secure day and longer-term car parking is available at Cape Jervis right near the SeaLink Terminal. The car park opens prior to the first ferry departure and is locked after the last departure arrives from Penneshaw. The cost is $17 per day for travel until 31st March 2022 and $18 per day for travel between 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. Bookings can be made when arranging your ferry travel or at the Cape Jervis Ferry Terminal. Please note that ticketed car parking is now in place at the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal, operated by the Kangaroo Island Council.



Please check-in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled ferry departure.

On arrival at the Ferry Terminal Terminal please proceed to the check-in counter with your booking reference number or provide your surname. You will be presented with a boarding pass for each passenger travelling and one for the vehicle and driver (if you are taking a vehicle).

If you've booked a pensioner or student fare or are travelling on a special fare that requires a voucher to be presented, you will be required to show applicable identification or present your voucher at this point.

If you are travelling with a vehicle, please park in the vehicle loading lanes as directed. Only the drivers are to be in the vehicle during loading, passengers board via the ramp in front of the terminal building.


A boarding announcement will be made and guests may board the ferry via the passenger ramp or air-bridge. Vehicle drivers are required to drive their vehicle on board under the guidance of our ferry crew. The crew are there to assist if you require assistance with driving your car or caravan/trailer onto the ferry. Once your car is safely parked and handbrake on, our ferry crew will guide you to the closest exit door to the passenger deck areas. On arrival into port an announcement will be made regarding giving disembarkation details.

If you are travelling with a vehicle, lock all your luggage inside the car taking only essential items to the passenger deck. For security reasons, you are not able to stay in your vehicle over the duration of your voyage and there is no access onto the vehicle deck during the voyage.

SeaLink can provide an electric wheelchair at both ferry terminals to assist passengers with a maximum weight of 120kgs. Passengers in excess of this weight will need to provide their own wheelchair and assistance.

For full details of boarding the ferry for drivers and passengers please read our important SeaLink ferry boarding instructions.


Boarding the Ferry at Penneshaw



If you are travelling with carry-on luggage only, you may deposit this into the SeaLink luggage van prior to boarding. The luggage van parks directly outside the terminal. You can collect your luggage on arrival. No dangerous goods or freight will be carried in the luggage van.


Please note that if you are departing Kangaroo Island on a late ferry service, the nearest open petrol station will be at Aldinga, 64km north of Cape Jervis, en route to Adelaide. You may need to top up your petrol tank prior to leaving the island. For a list of Fuel stations on the island refer to our useful information for travel on Kangaroo Island.


Useful information for travel to Kangaroo Island

SeaLink has prepared a list of useful information to help with your trip to Kangaroo Island. These tips include information about mobile phone service, banks, supermarkets, emergency services and Fuel stations.

Useful information for travel on Kangaroo Island


For information on getting to Cape Jervis, or distances and times around Kangaroo Island refer to our getting there and around page.


Help protect Kangaroo Island’s industries and environment. Kangaroo Island’s remoteness has created a unique environment. Many of Australia’s pests and diseases are not found here. Please help us to keep it that way. Kangaroo Island depends on primary industries and nature-based tourism as a major part of the economy. The introduction of just one new pest or disease could have devastating consequences. 

Please do not bring these items to Kangaroo Island, they are prohibited and significant penalties will apply – Honey Products, Bee Handling Equipment, Potatoes, Grape Vine Cuttings and Soil, Rabbits and Foxes.

Items that cannot be brought to Kangaroo Island

Please refer to our Prohibited Items and Caring for KI information for more details.