Timetable, Pricing, Luggage & Check-In


The ferry sails to and from the island multiple times a day. In peak periods additional sailings will be made available. These times will occur automatically online. All departures are subject to demand and safe sailing conditions.

Tickets must be presented when boarding at Triabunna and on the return leg from Maria Island.

Please note what time the last ferry departs Maria Island. There is no provision for food supply on the island and no guaranteed overnight accommodation unless previously arranged.

Our winter timetable commences on the 1st of May. Bookings are now open until the end of August 2022.


March & April, 2022
To Maria Island
8:30 am
10:00 am
11:30 am
3:15 pm
To Triabunna
9:15 am
10:45 am
2:30 pm
4:15 pm
1 May to 31 August 2022 (No departures on Tuesdays or Thursdays)
To Maria Island
10:00 am
11:30 am
3:15 pm
To Triabunna
10:45 am
2:30 pm
4:15 pm

All available sailings are listed during the online booking process.

Return Fares

Adult: $47.00
Concession: $39.00 (Australian Pension Card or Health Care Card)
Student: $28.00 (Australian Secondary Student)
Child: $28.00 (4 to 16 years)
Infant: Free (0 to 3 years)

Special rates apply for groups of 10 or more. Terms and conditions apply. Email hello@encountermaria.com.au for group bookings.

Freight costs apply to checked-in luggage. See below.

Parks Passes

As Maria Island is a National Park, you will require a parks pass. Proof of a parks pass is required at check-in. If you don’t already have a pass they can be purchased from our website when you book your ticket.


Your ticket price includes one small ‘carry-on’ bag up to 7kg and no larger than 600 x 400 x 300mm (approx).

Please ensure that you include all essential items in your carry-on bag (e.g. medications and valuables) as your checked-in luggage will not be accessible during the journey.

Additional costs apply to larger luggage on a per person basis. One piece of luggage up to 15kg and no larger than 800 x 500 x 400mm (approx) is $10, and each extra piece of luggage is $5. Any item over 15kg will incur an additional charge of $5.

Luggage and freight prices (per person) are summarized below:

One ‘carry-on’ bag up to 7kg = free
One piece of luggage 7 – 15kg = $10 (1st piece) 1 bag tag; $5 (each additional piece) 1 bag tag
One piece of luggage 15 – 30kg = 2 bag tags, 2 person lift
One piece of luggage 30+kg = not safe to lift, please reduce weight

Bicycle – $10
Bicycles must weigh no more than 15kg. Panniers and the like must be removed and checked in as luggage.
Kayak – $20
All items must be removed from kayaks and checked in as luggage.
Pram – free (if traveling with an infant)

Please enquire about freight prices for items not listed above.

Please consider what you bring and how you pack it. Make sure that each item is contained, weather proof and weighs no more than 15kg each. Refrain from ‘piggy-backing’ – tying loose items together (cooking equipment to a backpack, or a sleeping bag to an esky). Items can become loose, get snagged on rigging or boat hardware, and may become a safety hazard.

Tip: Pack multiple soft items (sleeping bags and pillows) in a larger zip-up bag or suitcase. Pack cooking equipment together in a plastic tub with food.


All passengers (with or without tickets, with or without luggage) must check-in at the Maria Island Gateway building, adjacent to the wharf in Triabunna (03 6123 4040), at least 45 minutes prior to the departure time. You will be issued with luggage tags for each applicable item and informed as to any schedule changes, relevant safety information and boarding procedures.

You will be required to show or purchase your Parks Pass during check in.

Overnight visitors will need to check in and pay the required fees to staff at the Maria Island Gateway before boarding the ferry. If you have a Penitentiary accommodation booking, please bring your confirmation to show to staff.

The staff will be able to answer any last minute questions you have about your journey to Maria, and also provide information about what to do and where to go on your return.

When boarding the boat have at least one hand free to hold onto the gangway. Even small waves can cause the boat to surge resulting in the gangway moving around. Some passengers may find it difficult to cross. Please ask for assistance from the crew if required. If it’s windy and raining (not that it ever is on the east coast!) slow down and take extra care.