Frequently Asked Questions
Select a question below to find the answer
How do I get to the start of the tour?
If you are in Townsville, you will need to catch the Sealink ferry departing Townsville at 9.30am (latest), or the Fantasea ferry departing at 9am.
If you are on Magnetic Island, we can collect you from Arcadia, Picnic, or Nelly Bay.
Please look for the white bus with Magnetic Island Best Bus Tours on the side. DO NOT board the Sunbus public buses.
Where can I buy Ferry tickets?
Sealilnk and Fantasea tickets are available from their website, alternatively, you can purchase prior to boarding at either Sealink or Fantasea terminals & on board should the booking office be closed. Please allow extra time to purchase the tickets during busy periods.
How much do Ferry tickets cost?
Prices effective from November 15th 2016.
|Pensioner Return (Australian cards only) ^||$16.50|
|Pensioner Single (Australian cards only) ^||$8.50|
|Child Return (5 – 14 years)||$16.50|
|Child Single (5 – 14 years)||$8.50|
|Student Return (Australian cards only) ^||$22.00|
|Student Single (Australian cards only) ^||$11.35|
|Family Return (2 Adults + 3 Children)^^||$76.00|
|WALK ON PASSENGERS|
|Student (Uni/15-17 yrs) and Defence||$19.40||$9.70|
|Child (4-14 yrs)||$15.00||$7.50|
|Pensioner and Senior||$15.00||$7.50|
|Infant (Under 4 yrs)||FREE||FREE|
|Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) Can not be booked online||$70.00||$35.00|
What should I bring?
Where and when is lunch?
The tour is self-catered so you have a choice of venue, or you can bring your own and sit in the shade of the palm trees and take in the glorious views.
Do you provide lunch?
Can I swim on the tour?
Watersports are also on offer during the peak season – but please make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the bus ready for the 2pm departure.
Can I snorkel one of the Snorkel Trails?
Do you supply child seats / restraints?
If you would feel more comfortable with your child in a restraint, you can supply and fit your own. The bus does have anchor points fitted.
We can arrange to supply a child for you from one of the hire services on the island, but this will be at an additional cost. Please contact us if you would like a child restraint organised for your tour.
Will I see a Koala?
Is there much walking on the tour?
Will we visit the Forts?
Do we visit West Point?
Do we visit Arthur, Florence and Radical Bays?
There is a walking track into Radical Bay from Horseshoe Bay, or you can follow the road down from the Forts Car Park.
Do you do private tours?
Can I hire your bus to transport my wedding guests?
Do you offer discounts for group bookings?
Do you require minimum numbers to run your tour?