About the Trip

Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd runs from tidal ports and operates in weather prone waters, therefore schedules and sailing times can often be changed at short notice.
The trip from Bridport to Lady Barron, Flinders Island is approximately 8 hours.

The Matthew Flinders III currently operates the passenger service from Bridport to Lady Barron. The Matthew Flinders III is a freight vessel with the ability to carry 12 passengers per sailing. There are limited passenger services available on the vessel, including bench seating and toilet. Access to the lounge is located downstairs through a water tight door.

If sailing with a vehicle, passengers have access to their vehicle during the sailing where possible.

Please note that once on Flinders Island mobile phone range other than Telstra is quite limited. If you have not made contact with the Bridport Office prior to your sailing, please phone (03) 63 561 753.

WARNING:  Introducing rabbits to the Furneaux Group is strictly prohibited,  as is bringing fruit, vegetable and plant produce from Mainland Australia to Tasmania or the Furneaux Group. 

Queensland fruit fly has been found in Tasmania. To date, the Furneaux Group of islands (which includes Flinders Island) is one of two areas in the State where it has been detected. The other area is centred on northern Tasmania.  Control Areas have been set up to stop the movement of fruit fly host produce around Tasmania. The entire Furneaux Group of islands is a Control Area and conditions apply to the movement of host produce both on and off the Furneaux Group. No uncertified fruit fly host produce can be taken to the Furneaux Group from mainland Australia or from other Control Areas in Tasmania and no host produce can be taken off the Furneaux group.  For more information visit the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website