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Manta Ray Barge is a locally owned Fraser Island Barge service.

Covid-19 Update 22/11/21

As of the 17th December 2021; customers of the Manta Ray Barge will need to pre pay for their barge tickets or pay cash on board as customers need to remain in their vehicles while travelling on the Manta Ray Barge.  Management and staff would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation during these changes.

Operating hours update 17/01/22


30-01-22  – 9:30am – 5pm

31-01-22 – 10am -5pm

01-02-22 **Spilt Shift** –  5:30am – 7am  &  11am – 5pm

02-02-22 **Spilt Shift** –  5:30am – 7:30am  & 11:30am – 5pm

03-02-22 **Spilt Shift** –  5:30am – 8am & 12noon – 5pm

04-02-22 **Spilt Shift** –  5:30am – 9am & 12noon – 5pm

05-02-22 resumes normal operating hours 6am-5pm

Your safety is our concern, but your responsibility. Please be mindful, during the top of the King Tides in February Inskip Point maybe inundated with water, therefore be closed to vehicles during high tide.

As of Sunday 25th July 2021, Manta Ray Barge & Permit Office at 66 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach will be CLOSED to make way for the construction of a new service station and office.

All bookings for the barge and Qld Parks Vehicle and Camping permits will need to be done by contacting us at least one day prior to travel on 07 5486 3935, we will be unavailable as a walk-in service while construction is underway. Please note the barge remains unaffected and will operate as normal 6am to 5.15pm each day, you may purchase your barge ticket on board while the office is closed by Cash.

Please call the office 5486 3935 as we request all travelers and holiday makers to pre-book with our office. Pre-booking is the fastest option.

In regards to Covid-19 please keep updated through www.qld.gov.au


Our Barges operate daily from 6.00am to 5.00pm –  bookings preferred and can be obtained prior to your trip. Click for details.

The trip to Fraser Island from Inskip Point Rainbow Beach takes approximately 10 minutes and with 2-3 barges operating during peak seasons.



Manta Ray Barge & Permit Office Available by phone only –  from 8.00am – 3.00pm weekdays / 7.00am – 12noon Saturday during construction of the Service Station

The Manta Ray Fraser Island Barge service is a small locally owned and independent Australian company and believe every Australian and also the overseas visitor should be able to enjoy the Fraser Island experience.

Approaching peak seasons it is highly recommended to purchase barge tickets and permits in advance especially camping permits. 

Please contact our office on 07 5486 3935 and purchase your tickets and permits in advance and we can mail them to you.


Why Choose the Manta Ray?
  • Available 365 days a year
  • Locally owned and operated
  • A portion of our profits go to support the local community
  • Our aim is to provide a Friendly, professional service.