Frequently Asked Questions
Our group exceeds twelve guests – can The Little Ferry Co. cater for them?
The most passengers we carry onboard is eleven per vessel. We’re happy to take both boats out to cater for groups up to 22. Give us a call and we’ll work something out that works for everyone.
Can I bring my dog aboard the ferry?
Yes if he/she is a ‘lap dog’. Our ferries (and our skippers) are very pet friendly. For the comfort of our other passengers, please ensure your dog is clean, dry and leashed!
Where can I buy tickets for the ferry?
All tickets may be purchased on board the ferry or on our secure on-line booking system [under Bookings & Tours tab]. We accept cash and have credit card facilities onboard[visa/mastercard]. There is a $10 minimum for credit/debit transactions.
Do your Swan River ferries run all year-round?
Yes, the ferries run all-year round, seven days a week – and for Twilight Cruises after 5.30pm
Do you take bicycles?
What are the ages for adults and children?
For the purpose of determining fares we have kept our pricing very simple.
An Adult fare is charged for anyone over the age of 14yrs. Children younger than 4yrs old travel free. Concession tickets are for those older than 65yrs and/or have special needs – we do not charge for carers.
Do you permit strollers on board the ferry?
Yes. Children must be removed from strollers prior to boarding. Large strollers must be collapsed prior to being loaded onboard.
What Is the ferry route
We run a regular route connecting; Elizabeth Quay – On The Point – Optus Stadium - Claisebrook East Perth. The ‘one-way trip takes around an hour, the Return trip two hours
How Much Does The Ferry Cost?
Frequent Floater: For residents using the ferry on a regular basis there is a Frequent Floater card available for purchase from the Skipper. For $65.00 you'll get a Frequent Floater card that provides a 50% discount for the card holder [only] on all ferry trips, for a twelve month period commencing from the date of purchase.
How many people do the ferries carry?
Each Ferry carries a maximum of eleven passengers.
Will the ferry drop me off at an unscheduled Jetty/Beach
No. The Ferries run on a tight schedule and stick with the prescribed timetable.
What powers the ferries?
In short, the Sun.
A longer way of saying it is that each Ferry carries a bank of 8 x 24V 200AH Li-ion batteries fed by 16 x 120 watt ultralight PV solar panels, plus 1 x 12V 120AH house battery. These provide the power to drive two 4Kw retractable Torqeedo brushless electric motors. Additionally, the batteries are re-charged each evening from 'mains' supply.
This provides each boat with a cruising speed of around 5 knots and battery life of approximately 12hrs.