Thursday, 15 October 2015 Timetable Changes
Due to wharf access restrictions we have had to make minor adjustments to ensure on time running. Commencing Monday 19 Oct 2015, the following changes will apply. All other departure times will remain unchanged.

Circular Quay to Manly - Weekday

  • 7:10am will depart 7:12am
  • 7:40am will depart 7:42am
  • 4:15pm will depart 4:10pm

Manly to Circular Quay - Weekday

  • 4:40pm will depart 4:45pm
  • 5:10pm will depart 5:12pm
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patronage on Manly Fast Ferry.

Monday, 04 May 2015 New vessels for Manly Fast Ferry


Two 24 metre and two 33 metre fast catamarans are scheduled to join the Manly Fast Ferry fleet by the New Year. Operating on a frequent daily service, the vessels will carry commuters in peak hours and a mix of locals and tourists during off peak times. The vessels will provide a superior level of comfort and performance making them the perfect platform to showcase Sydney’s spectacular harbour and ocean views.

The 24 metre catamarans (Incat hulls 78 &79) will have capacity for 260 passengers plus crew, indoor and outdoor seating on both the main passenger and upper deck. The larger 33 metre catamarans (Incat 80 & 81) will carry 375 passengers, again with a mix of undercover and outdoor seating.

The new vessels designed by Sydney based Navel Architects One2Three incorporate a number of new features including bike racks, surfboard racks, USB ports and improvements to wheelchair accessibility. Wider corridors and additional vessel loading points will speed up passenger loading times by an estimated 50%.

Incat Chairman Robert Clifford said “The order for four new ferries for Manly Fast Ferries in Sydney is good news for over 300 workers at the Hobart shipyard, and it is expected this number will increase over the next few months.” Manly Fast Ferry owner, Richard Ford is proud of the fact that this project is 100% home grown with all vessel production including design, engineering and manufacture being completed in Australia by Australian owned companies.

Richard Ford considers Manly Fast Ferries investment into the development of new high speed, high capacity, low wash purpose built vessels necessary to further improve transport amenity to the Manly community.

For further information, please contact Jacqui Ritchard at Manly Fast Ferry on 0413 573 630 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

24m catamaran - 260 passengers

33m catamaran - 375 passengers

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