(Current as of 29 April 2019)
The Aurora V ferry, which previously serviced the Wallaroo to Lucky Bay route between 2012 and 2015, has been secured on a 10-year rolling lease arrangement and will be returned to the Spencer Gulf.
The vessel is registered under the Australian flag with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which provides legal and international recognition of the ship’s nationality, however, she is currently anchored in Venezuela.
Due to political instability in that nation, the company has been unable to secure a port declaration from Venezuelan authorities which is required under international shipping protocols for any vessel to sail.
The company is eager to ensure the ferry service is financially viable and offers a valuable service for customers on both sides of the Gulf.
SeaSA is a private company and does not receive any government funding to operate the ferry.
While at this stage, the company is unable to provide any specific detail on the timing of the ferry’s return. The company will provide updates to the community when possible.
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Max no. of cars: 65 (or equivalent in trucks, buses, trailers, caravans, motorbikes, etc)
Max no. of people: 95
Number of Crew: 4
Cruise time: Just over 2 hours depending on weather conditions
Distance of Spencer Gulf crossing: 32 Nautical Miles (60 kilometres one way)
Sea SA offers luxurious vehicle and passenger ferry transfers across the Spencer Gulf, between Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula and Lucky Bay (near Cowell) on the Eyre Peninsula.
It's a fast, relaxing alternative to the lengthy round-Gulf road trip.
Our new standards in Australian ferry design ensure you travel in optimum comfort, speed and safety aboard world-class vessels.
Café facilities can be found onboard Sea Star and at the Lucky Bay terminal for passengers convenience. Snack foods and hot or cold beverages are available for purchase.
A small range of gluten free cakes and slices and soy milk are available also.
*Please note that from time to time some food or drink items may be unavailable. Café staff will advise and if an alternative is available. Prices in the menu are subject to change at anytime without notice.
Our group travel specialist can manage every part of your groups travel requirements.
Whether it is a group of 10 or 95 people, a car club, sporting club going on an end of season trip or a group travelling with a charter bus, we will ensure your group travel experience runs smoothly and successfully every time.
With the understanding that every group is different. We can customise your package as required. No matter how big or small, complex or simple you think your group may be, we can help you.
All normal terms and conditions and minimum group numbers apply.