About Us


Operating out of Gladstone, Queensland, Curtis Ferry services is your local gateway to the towns renowned harbour destinations of Curtis and Facing Island, as well as the closest service to access the Capricorn/Bunker group of islands on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Working in the marine industry since 2001, owner/director Adam Balkin has roughly 25 years of experience in Australian waters, giving him and his team the background to ensure every trip taken with Curtis Ferry Services is one to remember.

With our fleet of 2 identical 30 metre passenger ferries, Curtis Ferry Services has been operating in the Gladstone Harbour since 1997, transporting essentials, construction materials and tourists to the inshore townships on our harbour islands, as well as transporting groups of people and their boats out to the scenic tropical islands of Northwest, Masthead and Lady Musgrave for a truly unique island experience.

Servicing Gladstone Harbour and the Reef

Curtis Ferry Services operates from the beautiful port city of Gladstone, Queensland, and is a proudly Australian owned and operated business. We provide ferry services to and from Curtis Island, Facing island, and the major islands in the Capricorn and Bunker Group.

Curtis Ferry Terminal (servicing Curtis and Facing Island)

215 Alf O’Rourke Drive
Gladstone Marina

Capricorn Ferry Terminal (servicing Capricorn Bunker, Outer Islands, North West Island, Mast Head Island, Herron Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Great Keppel Island, Lady Elliot Island)

11 Rooksby Street, Gladstone

Also available at our terminal:

  • secure car parking
  • shipping warehouse
  • all-terrain forklift hire
  • Ice

Our Fleet

Curtis Endeavour I & II are identical 30-metre vehicle and passenger ferries each capable of carrying 16 vehicles and 150 passengers.

Each ferry is also equipped with:

  • licensed bar
  • bathroom facilities
  • light snacks and refreshments
  • ice for sale
  • basic needs e.g. insect spray, sunscreen

Curtis Endeavour II is available for special charters, harbour cruises, and functions.


Located approximately 550km north of Brisbane, Gladstone is a dynamic regional city that basks in a sub-tropical climate.

The Port of Gladstone is considered one of the best-equipped port facilities in the world and is one of the largest multi-cargo ports in Australia. The strategic location is vital to Queensland’s export industries.

The adjacent Gladstone Marina is an international standard marina with anchorage for up to 200 pleasure craft and serves as the departure point for visits to the Great Barrier Reef – and of course is the home base for Curtis Ferry Services.

The marina also has plentiful recreational facilities with landscaped gardens, boardwalks, BBQ’s, and a restaurant. You may even get a “Hello” from the harbour’s resident dolphins.

The harbour also boasts a performing arts area which hosts many performances throughout the year, including the Harbour Festival.

To find out more about accommodation and events in Gladstone visit Gladstone Region online, or call in to the Visitor Information Centre at:

Marina Ferry Terminal

Bryan Jordan Drive
Gladstone, QLD 4680

Ph 07 4972 9000