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We are celebrating our 25th year anniversary and we want you to come join in on the celebrations! We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings as the Capricorn Barge Company back in 1990 and today we are one of the largest marine transportation services to and from Magnetic Island.

To celebrate our anniversary, we are making the trip to and from Maggie extra special during our weekend celebrations. For only $59, locals and visitors to the island can travel on our iconic service on the 7 – 9th August! Simply book online using the above link to secure this special rate and enjoy the scenic views and relaxing ferry ride that many have come to know over the last 25 years.

This offer is expected to go quickly so get in early and take advantage! Conditions apply.

  • Valid for standard vehicles (5m) with up to five passengers
  • Travel must be from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th August 2015
  • This fare is non-refundable and subject to availability
  • This fare is an online exclusive and it only available on the Fantasea website
  • This is not valid with any other offer or rewards programs

Our team would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers over the last 25 years for your invaluable support and we look forward to the exciting future ahead!

Our 25th anniversary weekend special has now completely booked out!
Keep a look out for more specials in the near future!

Things to do

To get you started, here’s a handy list of outdoor activities and fun things to do on Magnetic Island.

Whether you’re here for the day, on an adventure, enjoying a family getaway, or you’re a fitness fanatic who would like to test your skills, visit What’s On Magnetic Island to find out what’s happening on the island:




On Friday and Saturday nights, “Stage Door Theatre Restaurant” features professional entertainers Bernadette Smith and Kevin Wright play in a hilarious comedy cabaret dinner shows.


5 Hayles Avenue, Arcadia QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4778 5448


Places to eat

You will have no shortage of options for dining out on Magnetic Island, ranging from fine dining to casual to takeaway. Freshly caught seafood is the highlight of many menus, but Indian, Mexican, Italian, Asian, South African, and hearty pub food can also be easily found.


Barefoot art food wine provides a relaxed culinary experience while overlooking stunning Horseshoe Bay. David & Sasha Staffords share their passion for artistic excellence and fine wine at this restaurant which is sure to please.


5 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4758 1170



Home of the best sunsets on Magnetic Island, this is the place to enjoy a cold drink & a great value meal in relaxed island surroundings. Located right on the beachfront; Drop in and Chill Out! Open 7 days from 11am


3 Pacific Dr, Picnic Bay QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4758 1588



This newly renovated licensed restaurant overlooks landmark Picnic Bay jetty and serves up lunch, dinner, and snacks. Need a drink? Why not enjoy fresh coffee, fine wines, and premium beers and watch as the sun goes down and the lights of the Townsville skyline. Service with a Smile! Open 7 days from 10am


The Esplanade, Picnic Bay QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4778 5166



If you’re looking for somewhere with great food and atmosphere to match NoodiesOnTheBeach Latin Bar and Cafe is the place!


2/6 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4778 5786



Gilligan’s Cafe & Bar on Bright Ave in Arcadia is the latest addition to Magnetic Island’s food scene after Gillian and husband Peter opened it early last year.


2-3/5 Bright Avenue, Arcadia QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4778 5313



Great beachside restaurant and bar on Magnetic Island, with fantastic service, food and cold beer.


7 Pacific Drive, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4758 1673



Bungalow Bay’s deck bar creates an atmosphere that fuses modern Australian elements with the abundance of nature at the resort.


40 Horseshoe Bay Rd, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4778 5577



Great beachside restaurant and bar on Magnetic Island, with fantastic service, food and cold beer.


7 Marine Parade, Arcadia QLD 4819 | P: (07) 4778 5418


Places to stay

Everyone will find the perfect accommodation on Magnetic Island, where full-service hotels and resorts of all styles and prices ranges are available, as well as backpackers, camping, bed and breakfasts, and holiday homes for short and long term rentals. For more details, click here.