Since commencing operation 50 years ago with the first vehicle ferry, MV Myora, Stradbroke Ferries has grown to become the largest marine operator in Moreton Bay, with seven vehicle ferries and one water taxi. Today Stradbroke Ferries operates vehicle ferries and water taxi services to Straddie and vehicle ferry services to the Southern Bay Islands of Lamb, Karragarra, Macleay and Russell.
Stradbroke Ferries are open for business 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with booking offices located at Cleveland and Redland Bay on the mainland, and Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island.
The North Stradbroke Island terminal is located at Toondah Harbour at the end of Middle Street in Cleveland. It is marked clearly by the iconic four storey tower, which originally came from Expo 88 and was the B105 broadcasting tower.
The Redland Bay terminal for services to Russell, Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands is located on Weinam Street. At the departure terminal there is a reservations office where the friendly staff can answer any questions that you may have. A range of information brochures about the islands is also available.
Each year Stradbroke Ferries vessels make approximately 25,000 crossings of Moreton Bay. The business employs close to 100 people. Over the course of 50 years, Stradbroke Ferries have made a significant contribution to the communities and visitors in both economic and employment terms and the continued growth of the tourism industry.