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

Teewah Beach and Inskip camping remain closed, to keep up to date please go to the QPWS website for all the latest information.

25th May 2020


Fraser Island is open for local day visitors from Saturday 16th May and overnight stays from Saturday 13th June. Barge transfers are to be purchased on board, Cash (correct amount preferred) or Card and are currently running at low tide only during the weekdays, and due to high demand we will be operating longer on Saturdays and Sundays, Operating times below.  Welcome back!

Manta Ray Barge office is still closed and unable at stage to input vehicle permits, day visitor’s to Fraser Island are require to access QPWS directly.


Due to COVID-19 Manta Ray Barge is regrettably having to raise the price of the residents fare for a 4wd return to $100, once Fraser Island is open again to all visitors we will reverse the price rise to the original fare of $85.  It is with much regret, but without this increase we can not sustain our already reduced operating times.  The price increase is effective as of 14th May 2020.

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

Manta Ray Barge will run one Barge service every hour during the operational hours listed below.

Monday 25th 12.30 – 4.30pm

Tuesday 26st 1pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 27th 6am – 10am

Thursday 28th 6am – 10am

Friday 29th 6.30am – 10.30am

Saturday 30th 6am – 3.30pm Welcome Day Trippers

Sunday 31st 6am -3.30pm Welcome Day Trippers

Mon 1st 8am – 12 noon

Tue 2nd 9am – 1pm

Wed 3rd 10am – 2pm

Thurs 4th 10am – 2pm

Fri 5th 11am – 3pm

Sat 6st 11am -5pm

Sun 7th 11am-5pm

Mon 8th 12.30 – 4.30pm

Tues 9th 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Wed 10th 6am – 10am

Thurs 11th 6am – 10am

Fri 12th 6.30am – 10.30am

Sat 13th 6.00am- 2pm

Sun 14th 6am – 2.30pm

This is evolving daily, therefore Manta Ray Barge Operational times will be uploaded weekly

You can contact the office, between 8am – 12pm Monday to Friday during these extraordinary times, thank you


Our Barges operate daily from 6.00am to 5.15pm – No bookings required but Permits need to 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.


Due the the COVID-19 the below times may vary and will be updated as Government guidelines change

Our Office is the first point of contact when driving into Rainbow beach, just past the 60km sign on the left hand side of the road. 66 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach Qld 4581.

Manta Ray Barge & Permit Office Hours –  from 8.00 am – 12.00 weekdays during  COVID-19 by phone

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 send them out 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.