Spirit of Tasmania transports passengers, vehicles and freight between Melbourne and Devonport, Tasmania. Spirit of Tasmania sails nightly and also provides day sailings in times of additional demand.
Spirit of Tasmania is also often referred to as 'tasmania ferry' or the 'ferry to tasmania'. However, the twin Spirit of Tasmania ships are not ferries but rather roll on/roll off ships.
Passengers have the option of taking their car on Spirit of Tasmania. This adds value for passengers and is possible due to the Federal Government's Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme which are deducted from Spirit of Tasmania's fares.
Spirit of Tasmania operates terminals at East Devonport, Tasmania and Station Pier, Port Melbourne. Its head office and central reservations department are located in the terminal at East Devonport.