Spirit of Tasmania summer sailings

Spirit of Tasmania summer sailings

24 November 2022

As Spirit of Tasmania enters the busy summer season, the Company will operate a number of day sailings between now and the end of April 2023.

The twin ships, Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II, sail nightly across Bass Strait between Devonport and the Company’s new Victorian home, Spirit of Tasmania Quay in Geelong.

From November through to the end of April, Spirit of Tasmania has 168 day sailings (across 84 days) scheduled in addition to its regular night sailings.

These day sailings will help meet the demand from passengers travelling between the states leading up to Christmas, the school holidays and busy Easter period.

Spirit of Tasmania Chief Executive Officer Bernard Dwyer said the day sailings assisted Christmas and holiday travellers during one the Company’s busiest times of the year.

“Demand for our service is running at a record level, even outside our peak periods,” he said.

“There is still some availability, depending on the day and direction of the voyage, but it’s important to book as early as possible to secure your preferred sailing dates.”

Mr Dwyer said the Spirit of Tasmania vessels were very busy and that the new 40 per cent bigger vessels scheduled to arrive in 2024 would assist to alleviate the need for additional day sailings.

Mr Dwyer also commented on the success of the new terminal in Geelong.

“We’re getting fantastic feedback from passengers who are traveling through our new terminal in Geelong

“As of yesterday (23 November), we have been operating for one month and we couldn’t be happier with the move,” he said.

From now until April 2023, depending on the day of departure, Spirit of Tasmania sailings are scheduled to depart Devonport or Geelong at either 6.45pm, 8.30am and 9.30pm, or 10.30am and 11.30pm. The full sailing schedule can be viewed online at: www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/sailing-fares/sailing-schedule