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Spirit of TasmaniaTransfercar have a number of Australian companies needing their vehicles relocated across the Bass Strait between Hobart, Melbourne and then further on to other cities such as Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. As we often get questions as to prices and ferry times etc, we thought it would be a good subject to write about.

The Bass Strait is approximately 240 km wide at its narrowest point and generally around 50 metres deep, containing over 50 islands, with King Island and Flinders Island home to a number of residents.Bass Strait Australia

The waters around Tasmania are known to be home to powerful, wild, stormy waves due to its limited depth and the strong currents that run between the Antarctic-driven southeast portions of the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea’s Pacific Ocean. The Strait claimed many ships during the 19th century with shipwrecks on the Tasmanian and Victorian coastlines numbering in the hundreds. Not to be afraid though as the introduction of more sturdier, steel vessels and numerous lighthouses ┬áhave lowered the number of incidences dramatically.

Spirit of Tasmania have two domestic passenger vehicle ferries that cross the Bass Strait nightly and some days during peak periods.

Accommodation options for both the vessels range from Deluxe Cabins for passengers who like to travel in style to Ocean Recliners for the budget conscious.

There are a number of options to chose from and prices vary depending on the season and if you are taking a vehicle or extra items such as luggage, animals and a bicycle etc.

Spirit of Tasmania

Onboard facilities

    Booking form for the Spirit of Tasmania

    Online booking form

  • Portable entertainment players (Shipmates)
  • On board cinema
  • Tourism information
  • Gift shop
  • Gaming lounge
  • Internet
  • Kids playroom
  • Games arcade
  • 4 x bars and restaurants

The basic prices range as follows for both ferries:

Ocean Recliner

Ocean Recliners are great value offering low cost, yet comfortable, reclining chairs. Located in a private lounge, and feature:

  • Swipe card access
  • Reclining chairs with a foot rest (arms do not fold up)
  • Individual reading lights
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the lounge
  • Luggage racks (not lockable)
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Male and female toilets (no shower facilities)

Infants are not permitted and wheelchair accessible recliners are also available.

  • Adults from $101
  • Children from $38
  • Pensioners from $62

Deluxe Cabin

Sail in style in a luxurious Deluxe Cabin. The cabins are suitable for two adults and are located at the front of the ship so you

Spirit of Tasmania single cabin booking

Single cabin booking

can see the spectacular views ahead. Deluxe Cabins feature:

  • A queen-size bed
  • Double porthole windows
  • Private bathroom facilities
  • Bedside tables with lamps
  • A window-side table with two chairs
  • Bathrobes (for use on board)
  • Amenity packs (with shampoo, lotion etc)
  • Bar fridge
  • TV

All cabins also have air-conditioning with adjustable controls, a power-point, wall-mounted reading lights, hanging space, adesk with chair and wall mirror with bedding, towels and soap provided.

  • Adults from $326
  • Children from $263
  • Pensioners from $287

Twin Cabin

Cross Bass Strait in comfort in a Twin Cabin, suitable for two passengers. Twin Cabins feature:

  • Two single beds
  • Option of with or without porthole window
  • Private bathroom facilities

All cabins also have air-conditioning with adjustable controls, a power-point, wall-mounted reading lights, hanging space, a desk with chair and wall mirror with bedding, towels and soap provided.

  • Adults from $164
  • Children from $101
  • Pensioners from $125

Three Berth Cabin

Three Berth Cabins are suitable for three passengers with comfortable bunk bed accommodation. Three Berth Cabins feature:

3 Berth Cabin on Spirit of Tasmania

3 Berth Cabin on Spirit of Tasmania

  • Two sets of bunk beds
  • Option of with or without porthole window
  • Private bathroom facilities

All cabins also have air-conditioning with adjustable controls, a power-point, wall-mounted reading lights, hanging space, a desk with chair and wall mirror with bedding, towels and soap provided.

  • Adults from $146
  • Children from $83
  • Pensioners from $107

Shared berth

Shared berths are available in Four Berth or Twin Cabins and offer a single bedroom shared with strangers.

Shared berths are most suited to single travellers as they offer a cabin to sleep in without having to pay the sole occupancy surcharge. Shared berths are not recommended for families.

Shared berths are booked with other passengers of the same gender. If travelling with a child in a shared berth, the child must be the same gender as the parent.

  • Adults from $144
  • Children from $81
  • Pensioners from $105

Check the images below for vehicle prices as they vary depending on size and type etc:

Spirit of Tasmania standard vehicle price

Spirit of Tasmania standard vehicle price

Spirit of Tasmania medium vehicle price

Spirit of Tasmania medium vehicle price

Spirit of Tasmania large vehicle price

Spirit of Tasmania large vehicle price

Click here for the Spirit of Tasmania Full Ferry Timetable

Contact the Spirit of Tasmania office:

Tasmania
Our terminal is located at:
The Esplanade
East Devonport, Tasmania

Spirit of Tasmania timetable

Spirit of Tasmania timetable

Victoria
Our terminal is located at:
Station Pier, Waterfront Place
Port Melbourne, Victoria

Contact details

General enquiries/bookings
Phone: 1800 634 906
(in Australia)
Phone: +61 3 6421 7209
(International)
Fax: 1800 636 110

Postal address
Spirit of Tasmania
PO Box 168E
East Devonport TAS 7310

If you haven’t yet organised your free relocation car or campervan, check us out at Transfercar.com.au!

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