Bay Islands Transit

Bay Islands Transit

In 1982, the first Government contracted ferry service commenced in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. In 2005, the ferry service continued trading as Bay Islands Transit (BITS), joined the TransLink network in 2013, and became part of the SeaLink Travel Group in 2016. 

BITS operates four eco-friendly jet boats on its 18 hour per day service which runs every day of the year. The jet boats were designed to have a low impact on the environment, particularly marine life.  

BITS also operates an ambulance vessel under contract to QAS which provides patient transfers to the mainland on a 24 hour a day basis. 

The service runs between Redland Bay and Macleay, Lamb, Karragarra and Russell Islands in Southern Moreton Bay. 

In 2017, the ferries carried in excess of 1.2 million passengers. 

BITS endeavours to provide its customers with:

  • A high quality, affordable transport service between the mainland and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands;
  • A comfortable and enjoyable way to see the beautiful bay;
  • Exceptional customer service with polite and friendly staff;
  • Vessels presented to the highest standards; and
  • Impeccable safety, quality and environmental standards.


Island Information Journey Planner


Image of ticket variationsFares and Ticketing

You can buy, top-up and check your Go Card balance as well as purchase single paper tickets at over 500 retail locations located within South-East Queensland. A Go Card vending machine is located in the waiting room at the Redland Bay Marina. You can also purchase a single paper ticket on board the ferry.

For up-to-date fare and ticketing information, please visit

You can also use Translink's Journey Planner to plan your journey and calculate your fare. 


Bay Islands Transit operates a fast and comfortable ferry service to Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra Islands. Ferries depart approximately every half hour from the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal (Weinam Creek) located on Banana Street, Redland Bay. For up to date timetable information and to plan your journey on the TransLink network, please visit