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The Interislander ferry service crosses New Zealand's Cook Strait, between Wellington and Picton, bridging the gap between the North and South Islands.
Run by TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, Spirit of Tasmania connects the Australian mainland with the island of Tasmania across the Bass Strait, travelling between ports in Melbourne and Devonport.
Sealink Travel Group connects some of the most famous Australian icons and landscapes to the world with their Kangaroo Island, Queensland and Northern Territory ferry services.
Bluebridge is the brand name of a popular and modern passenger ferry service operated by Strait Shipping Ltd, connecting New Zealand’s capital city Wellington and Picton in the Marlborough region across Cook Strait.
Rottnest Express is a ferry company running services that link Fremantle and Perth City with the popular holiday destination Rottnest Island in Western Australia.
Cruise Whitsundays offers an extensive island resort connection service in the Whitsundays of Queensland, Australia, providing seamless transfers for those arriving and departing, as well as award winning island cruises.
Awesome Adventures Fiji offer high speed ferry transfers between the main island on Fiji and Yasawa & Mamanuca Island resorts.
Stena Line is one of the world's biggest ferry companies and offers a range of frequent, fast and conventional ferry services around the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Scandinavia and in the Baltic sea.
Balearia connects the Spanish mainland to the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, as well as providing inter-island crossings, and regular services in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Jadrolinija offers ferry crossings from Ancona and Bari in Italy to many ports in Croatia, as well as numerous domestic Croatian services, sailing to Hvar Island, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Stari Grad.
Tallink Silja connects you with the best destinations in the Baltic Sea including Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and the Aland Islands.
With over fifty years’ experience in shipping, TurboJET is the market leader in high-speed passenger transportation in Hong Kong and Macau providing a round the clock service to millions of passengers each year.
Batam Fast Ferry operates numerous routes across the Singapore Strait, connecting Singapore with Batam Island in Indonesia.
JR Kyushu Jet Ferry operates the popular and reliable high speed hydrofoil crossings between Fukuoka, Japan and Busan, South Korea.
Rottnest Fast Ferries operate the ferry transfer service to Rottnest Island from Hillarys Boat Harbour, in Perth, Western Australia.
2GO Travel is the largest ferry operator in the Philippines, based in the capital city of Manila, providing an extensive sailing network between some of the nation’s seven thousand islands.
Adria Ferries provides trans-Adriatic services between Italy and Albania, from the Italian port towns of Ancona, Bari and Trieste to Durres, the second largest city of Albania.
Aegean Speed Lines offers ferry services between the port of Piraeus, just outside the centre of Athens, and the Cyclades Islands of Greece, in the Aegean Sea.
Aegeon Pelagos is a subsidiary company of the Greek ferry operator Anek Lines, providing inter-island routes between Crete, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese Islands, as well as crossings from cities including Piraeus and Heraklion.
Agoudimos Lines are a traditional family run Greek ferry company with some thirty years of service behind them.
Akgünler Denizcilik is a Turkish operator connecting southern Turkey with Cyprus and Lebanon, with a fleet of hydrofoils and conventional ships.
Algérie Ferries is an Algerian ferry company operating crossings in the Mediterranean Sea, between mainland Europe and many ports in Algeria.
Alilauro is a long-standing Italian ferry company based in the Gulf of Napoli, offering routes between Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula, the Aeolian archipelago and the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Amakusa Takarajima Line operates ferry routes between the Kumamoto Prefecture mainland and Amakusa Islands in southern Japan, offering excursions to and from the ports of Misumi, Hondo and Matsushima.
Africa Morocco Link, or AML, offers regular ferry crossings every day between the port of Tanger Med on the northern tip of Morocco and the city of Algeciras in southern Spain.
Andaman Wave Master is a Thai ferry company specialising in daily excursions and transfers to the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea from Phuket, the largest island in the country.
Anek Lines operates a large number of ferry crossings between Italy and Greece, as well as within the numerous Greek Islands.
Anek Superfast is a joint venture between two of the Adriatic's best known ferry companies, Anek Lines and Superfast Ferries, on their routes between Italy and Greece and from the Greek mainland to Crete.
ANES Ferries is a Greek ferry company offering connections from the ports of Volos, Piraeus, Mantoudi and Glyfa on the mainland to the popular holiday islands of the Sporades and Saronic groups.
Aquabus operates a year round connection between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera and was founded in 1985, providing a friendly service with flexible schedules.
Aremiti operate the ferry link bridging the seventeen kilometre stretch between the French Polynesian Society Islands of Tahiti and Moorea in the South Pacific Ocean.
Bali has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, especially with young travellers and backpackers, and Arthamas Express have taken advantage of the demand by supplying a very quick and convenient sailing across the Badung Strait, carrying passengers between Sanur and Lembongan.
AT Ferries was the brand name of the Portsmouth Bilbao ferry service operated by Acciona Trasmediterranea that ceased some years ago.
Atlânticoline provides ferry services for passengers and vehicles between the nine Azores islands in the North Atlantic.
Atlas Kompas provides high-speed routes between the romantic Italian city of Venice and the Croatian coastal towns of Umag, Poreč, Rovinj and Pula on Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.
Babou One serves the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, providing year-round sailings to the island of La Desirade and seasonal excursions to Marie-Galante and Les Saintes.
Bahamas Ferries operate the inter-island ferry crossings in the Bahamas connecting the major Islands of Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island and Grand Bahama from their hub at Nassau, New Providence.
Baja Ferries run two ferry services connecting the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula with the rest of Mexico across the Gulf of California.
Balearia Caribbean, previously known as Bahamas Express, provides a fast ferry service between Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA, and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the Bahamas.
Bali Eka Jaya has become one of the most reliable and most frequently used companies in Bali, offering cheap crossings at very reasonable prices. The Eka Jaya Fast Boat possesses an engine with 1500HP, demonstrating the raw power it uses to transport passengers across the deep blue waters. Up to 180 individual seats ensure a comfortable and safe sailing, ranging from cosy seating areas on the lower deck to the spacious outdoor areas that afford incredible views of the stunning surroundings.
Barcos Caribe is a Mexican operator linking the popular diving island of Cozumel, in the Caribbean Sea, with the port of Playa del Carmen, on the eastern coast of Mexico, just south of Cancun.
Bay Ferries operates along the east coast of Canada, connecting Nova Scotia with Saint John in New Brunswick and Portland, Maine, in the northeast of the United States.
BC Ferries connect numerous ports and islands throughout coastal British Columbia in Canada with many routes on offer and frequent sailings every day, all year round.
Bintan Resort Ferries operates the ferry connection between Tanah Merah in Singapore and Bintan Island in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia.
Biosfera Express is a family-run ferry company based in La Graciosa in the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa, providing frequent crossings to and from Orzola on the north coast of Lanzarote.
BN di Navigazione, or Blu Navy, is an Italian ferry operator connecting the towns of Piombino in Tuscany and Portoferraio on the island of Elba, while the subsidiary group BN Sar Nav offers routes between Corsica and Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.
Blue Star Ferries operates a large number of ferry crossings connecting mainland Greece with its vast number of Islands, as well as numerous inter-island routes.
Blueline operates ferry services transporting passengers and vehicles between Croatia and Italy.
Bluemar Ferries is the first company to offer connections between Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona and the vibrant coastal town of Sitges in Catalonia on the northeast coast.
Bluewater Express operates the popular high speed ferry transfers around the Indonesian paradise of Bali, Lomboku and the Gili Islands.
Boonsiri High Speed Ferries operate the high speed catamaran crossings between mainland Thailand and the tropical resort islands of Koh Mak and Koh Kood.
BornholmerFærgen is a Danish ferry company operating between Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the Danish island of Bornholm.
Boston Harbor Cruises sails from the largest city and capital of Massachusetts, Boston, to the coastal towns Salem and Provincetown, and Georges Island and Spectacle Island in the city’s harbour.
Brittany Ferries offer a wide selection of ferry routes to Western France and Northern Spain as well as a ferry service between France and Ireland.
BUDO high speed passenger ferries connects the north-west Turkish cities of Bursa and Istanbul, across the Sea of Marmara.
Bundhaya Speed Boat is one of the latest operators in Thailand, starting in 2008, and offers high-speed transfers between the islands off the west coast, as well as the Langkawi archipelago in northwest Malaysia.
Buquebus connect Argentina with Uruguay sailing between the ports of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento.
Caledonian MacBrayne or Cal Mac as they are better known operate ferry services to the Islands and Peninsulas on the West Coast of Scotland under public service contracts with the Scottish Government.
Camellia Line sails daily between the Japanese port of Hakata in Fukuoka and the South Korean port of Busan, all year round.
Caremar is an Italian ferry operator and was a subsidiary of the state-owned Tirrenia di Navigazione until 2009, when it was carried over to the Campania regional government. Based in Naples, they offer routes to the stunning offshore islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida from a few ports on the mainland.
Caronte & Tourist offers regular ferry crossings between the Italian mainland and Sicily, between the ports of Salerno and Messina.
Celtic Link Ferries provided ferry services from Rosslare to Cherbourg for tourist and freight vehicles until their acquisition by Stena Line in March 2014.
Clipper Vacations operate the Victoria Clipper ferry service that connects Seattle and Victoria with year round daily departures as well as operating seasonal crossings between Seattle and Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
Colonia Express is a passenger ferry company offering sailings across the Rio de La Plata in South America, connecting the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires with the Uruguayan city of Colonia del Sacramento.
Color line is Norway’s largest, and one of Europe's leading ferry companies, representing more than a hundred years of continuous maritime traffic between Norway and Europe.
Condor Ferries offers fast and conventional ferry services, connecting the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey with England and France.
Conocemos Navegando operates crossings within the beautiful Colombian archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina off the east coast of Nicaragua, with day trips also provided to the islet of Cayo Bolivar.
Corsica Linea is the new brand name of Maritima Ferries, who acquired SNCM ships in 2016, and are focused on providing the best service to the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.
Corsica Sardinia Ferries, known as just Corsica Ferries, operates ferry crossings from France and Italy to Corsica, Sardinia and Elba, as well as some inter island services.
Cotai Water Jet offer a premium high-speed passenger ferry service connecting Hong Kong and Macao.
Many ferry companies are in operation around Bali, however, few cater to passengers travelling from the upscale resorts in Sanur to the rarely visited island of Nusa Penida, laying just to the southeast of Bali. Crown Fast Cruise provide a reliable and efficient crossing for this ferry route, which is part of the reason for their growth into one of Indonesia’s most respected operators.
Cruce del Golfo was the first passenger ferry company to provide regular sailings across the Gulf of Fonseca, between La Union in El Salvador and Potosi on the coast of Nicaragua, in Central America.
CTM Deher operate ferry crossings in the French Antilles connecting the Guadeloupe islands of Basse Terre and Terre-de-Haut in the southern Caribbean Sea.
CTN Ferries, or Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation, has for more than four decades connecting the main ports of Tunisia with ports in mainland Europe, across the Mediterranean Sea.
Cyclades Fast Ferries provides daily crossings from Rafina on the southeast coast of Greece to the Cyclades islands of Andros, Naxos, Mykonos and Tinos, in the Aegean Sea.
Dain Ferry offer journeys between Incheon in South Korea and the Chinese port of Dalian a number of times each week, all year round.
DBS Cruise Ferry provides routes within the Sea of Japan, also known as the 'East Sea', between the cities of Vladivostok in Russia, Donghae in South Korea and Sakaiminato in Japan.
Dcamel’s mission is to travel to Lembongan Island in the quickest and most luxurious way possible. Utilising their powerful vessel in an effective manner, the Fast Ferry makes the crossing from the white sands of Sanur to Nusa Lembongan in just 30 minutes. Up to 80 passengers can enjoy the sailing in the knowledge they are catered for by reliable and responsible staff, with a collection of safety equipment available.
Destination Gotland operate the popular ferry crossing between the Swedish mainland and the island of Gotland on behalf of the Swedish government.
DFDS Lisco offers regular passenger and freight ferry services across the Baltic Sea, connecting Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Latvia and Russia.
DFDS Seaways comprises a vast network of ferry routes with crossings to and from the UK, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway and services in the Baltic Sea.
Dodecanese Flying Dolphins, formerly known as Phoenix Marine, links the Turkish cities of Fethiye and Datca with the Greek islands of Rhodes and Symi in the Dodecanese archipelago.
As their name suggests, Dodekanisos Seaways operates numerous ferry crossings around the Dodecanese islands of Greece.
Eckerö Line operates ferry crossings between Finland and Estonia, on the popular Helsinki-Tallinn route, across the Gulf of Finland.
Eckero Linjen is a Finnish shipping company operating between Grisslehamm in Sweden, just north of Stockholm, and Eckero on the Finnish island of Aland, in the Gulf of Finland.
Elb-Link offers daily ferry routes across the Elb River between the towns of Cuxhaven and Brunsbuttel in northern Germany, situated at the western mouth of the Kiel Canal, the busiest artificial waterway in the world.
ENA CarFerry, or Northeast Asia Car Ferries, is a South Korean operator, connecting the large port city of Busan, on the south coast, with Jeju Island in the Korea Strait, southwest of South Jeolla Province.
Ertürk Lines operates high-speed ferries between the Turkish port of Cesme, on the Anatolian Coast, and the Greek Island of Chios, in the Aegean Sea.
Euroferrys were a passenger ferry company connecting the Spanish mainland with Ceuta, Tangier and Nador until they were acquired by Trasmediterranea in 2008.
European Ferries operate crossings between Italy and Albania with their ferry the European Voyager.
European Seaways is a Greek shipping company based in Athens, connecting southern Italy with numerous ports in Albania and western Greece, including the Ionian Islands.
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the car and train service linking Folkestone, England, with Calais, France, via the channel tunnel. The fastest method of travelling between the UK and France with your car, the Eurotunnel crossing time is just 35 minutes, with up to four departures an hour at peak times.
Fantasea Cruising Magnetic operates fast and regular routes between Townsville in north-eastern Queensland, Australia and Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island, lying just eight kilometres from the coast.
Ferries del Caribe connect Dominican Republic with Puerto Rico sailing between the ports of Santo Domingo and San Juan. Founded in 2004, Ferries del Caribe are the top choice for transporting you on the 250 mile journey between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.
Ferrimaroc operated a ferry service connecting Spain with the north eastern region of Morocco until 2010 when they were taken over by Trasmediterranea.
Ferry Las Perlas operate fast ferry crossings in the Gulf of Panama connecting Panama City to the archipelago of the Pearl Islands, in Central America.
Finnlines offers a large network of regular ferry routes in the Baltic see, connecting Finland, Aland, Sweden, Germany and Russia.
Fjord Line is a Norwegian ferry company operating sailings from multiple ports in southern Norway to Denmark and Sweden.
Fred Olsen Express is a leading ferry operator in the Canary Islands of Spain, providing inter-island routes aboard high-speed vessels.
FreeBird Express, formally known as Pacha Express, is one of the newest high-speed ferry operators in Indonesia, offering routes between Amed in east Bali, the Gili Islands and Bangsal in northeast Lombok.
FRS provides fast ferry services in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea, between southern Spain and Morocco, with their fleet of high speed ships.
FRS Caribbean links Miami in Florida, USA, with Bimini, the westernmost district of the Bahamas in the Caribbean, forty nine nautical miles to the east.
Fullers are one of the leading ferry operators in Auckland and provide a range of ferry crossings, tours and charters around Auckland Harbour and the islands of Waiheke, Motutapu, Motuihe and Rangitoto.
Operating around the Gili Islands and covering popular areas belonging to Indonesia, Gili Getaway has become one of the pivotal transport links in the region. Making regular connections to Bali, the company has propelled itself into one of the most reliable and commonly used ferry operators in Indonesia.
Founded in 2009, Gili Gili Fast Boat has quickly established itself as one of the most respected and reliable operators in Indonesia. The company noticed a demand for quick and convenient transport between Bali and the Gili Islands, most commonly Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, so capitalised on the market by supplying a safe and speedy mode of transport.
GLD Atlantique was the brand name for the first Franco-Spanish 'motorway of the sea', linking the ports of St Nazaire (Nantes) and Gijón.
Over the past few years, travellers longing to traverse between Bali and the Gili Islands have come to rely on the quick, convenient and cheap crossings provided by Golden Queen Fast Boat. Most of the sailings take place during the peak of the Indonesian summer, luckily the air conditioned seating on the lower deck makes for a comfortable journey. As pleasant as the cool environment is downstairs, it would be a shame not to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather by topping up your tan on the spacious sun deck.
Golden Star Ferries operates seasonal ferry services in Greece, connecting the mainland with the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, an archipelago which includes the popular holiday destinations Mykonos and Santorini.
Gomo Viaggi is an Italian ferry company based in Pesaro, and with a branch in Cesenatico, on the east coast of Italy, crossing the Adriatic Sea to a few Croatian coastal towns and islands.
Grandi Navi Veloci is an Italian ferry company transporting cars and passengers across the Mediterranean Sea between Italy, Spain, Tunisia, France, Morocco and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Great Bay Express is one of the newest ferry operators to provide fast crossings between the islands of Saint Maarten and Saint Barthelemy in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.
Grimaldi Lines operates numerous ferry services in the biggest ferry markets, linking you with Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Malta, Greece, Sardinia and Sicily.
Hanil Express connects Wando on the South Korean mainland with the islands of Jeju and Chuja.
Helgoline is a German ferry operator based in the tiny Heligoland archipelago within the namesake bight, nestling the southeast corner of the North Sea, linking the main island with Hamburg and Cuxhaven.
Hellenic Seaways is Greek ferry company operating domestic ferry services to and from numerous ports in the Cyclades, Crete, the Saronikos and Sporades islands.
High Jet is one of the leading passenger transportation companies in Egypt, specialising in ferry connections between the famous beach resort towns of Sharm el-Sheik and Hurghada.
Horizon Fast Ferry connect Harbourfront Centre terminal in Singapore with the Harbour Bay ferry terminal on Batam Island, Indonesia.
Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is not only the world's longest running commercial hovercraft operator, but also the last remaining in Western Europe.
Hy-Line Cruises is a family-run operator based in Massachusetts, USA, boasting the second largest ferry and cruise passenger service between Cape Cod and the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Inter Shipping is a relatively young Moroccan ferry company, having been established in 2012, operating crossings in the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting southern Spain with Morocco in North Africa.
Ionian Group is one of the leading ferry operators based in the Ionian Islands region in western Greece, offering regular routes from Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca to Kyllini and Patra.
Irish Ferries is Ireland's leading ferry company, operating ferry services between Ireland, the UK and France while catering for passengers, vehicles and freight units.
Iscomar operate in the Balearic Islands connecting Alcudia in Mallorca with Ciutadella in Menorca.
Ishigaki Dream Tours is a Japanese ferry operator based in the Yaeyamas, a small archipelago in Okinawa Prefecture, interlinking the islands of Taketomi, Kuroshima, Iriomote, Ishigaki and Hatoma.
Isles of Scilly Travel operate a passenger ferry service from Penzance harbour in Cornwall on the south west of England to St Mary’s harbour on the west side St Mary’s island on the Isles of Scilly.
Kefalonia Lines is a Greek shipping company running services between the islands Kefalonia and Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea, just off the west coast, and the port of Poros on the mainland.
Kobee is a high speed hydrofoil ferry operated by the South Korean ferry company Miraejet and sails between Busan of South Korea and Fukuoka in Japan.
Kume Line is a Japanese ferry company based in the city of Naha, towards the southern tip of Okinawa Prefecture, sailing to the islands Kumejima and Tonaki, off the west coast.
La Méridionale operates numerous weekly sailings between the south of France and the island of Corsica, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Langkawi Ferry Services is a well-established operator in Malaysia, connecting two of the country’s most famous islands, Penang and the Langkawi archipelago, found just off the west coast at the mouth of the Malacca Strait.
Laziomar, or Lazio Regional Maritime, is an Italian ferry company connecting various port towns on the mainland’s west coast, close to Rome and Naples, with the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
LD Lines run ferry services connecting the UK with Spain and France with Spain and Ireland whilst their Portsmouth Le Havre and Newhaven Dieppe services are now operated by DFDS Seaways.
Leve Ferries operates crossings between the city of Piraeus on the outskirts of Athens and the island of Aegina in the Saronics, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea.
Liberty Lines, formerly known as Ustica Lines, is one of the leading Italian ferry operators, connecting the mainland with the Aeolian, Pelagie and Egadi archipelagos and Sicily, Ustica and Pantelleria.
Limbongan Maju are the ferry company appointed by Johor Port Authority to run the short crossing between Changi in Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor in the south of Peninsula Malaysia.
Líneas Marítimas Romero transport passengers year round between the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Graciosa.
Lomprayah High Speed Ferries was one of the original operators in Thailand to supply fast ferry services from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Chumphon.
Lianyungang Ferry Co. is a leading South Korean operator, traversing the Yellow Sea from Incheon and Pyeongtaek on the west coast of South Korea to Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province in eastern China.
Mahi Mahi Dewata is one of the latest Balinese ferry companies to offer high-speed connections between Padangbai on the east coast of Bali, the Gili Islands and Lombok in Indonesia.
Majestic Fast Ferry sails across the busy Singapore Strait, between Singapore Batam Island of Indonesia numerous times daily.
Manche Iles Express operates ferry crossings between the Channel Islands, in the English Channel, and the Normandy region of France, as well as frequent inter island sailings.
Mandarin Cruises is one of the leading high-speed ferry operators in Vietnam, providing trans-national routes between Phnom Penh in southern Cambodia and Chau Doc, Vietnam, along the Mekong River.
Mar de Ons is the main ferry operator on the Galician coast in northwest Spain, offering frequent routes from the cities of Vigo, Cangas and Baiona to the islands of Ons, San Simon and the Cies archipelago.
Marina Srikandi offers high speed ferry transfers around the blissful holiday destinations - Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands in Indonesia. The company is known to be one of the region’s largest ferry operators and takes pride in professionalism with highly experienced captains and crew members.
Maritima Ferries acquired SNCM following their bankruptcy in January 2016, and now run under this new brand name. They are a major ferry operator connecting mainland France with Corsica, Algeria and Tunisia.
Marlin Lembongan Cruiser was established in 2012, providing daily, high-speed crossings between Sanur in southeast Bali and Nusa Lembongan, a small island just off the northwest coast of Nusa Penida, Indonesia.
Mediterranea Pitiusa operates a fast and reliable service between the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
Medmar is a market leader in ferry transportation in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, making nine thousand connections each year to the islands Ischia, Procida and Ponza from the mainland.
Minoan Lines is a Greek company and one of the largest passenger ferry operators in Europe, linking domestic and international ports in comfort and style.
Moby Lines connects mainland Italy with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Elba with a fleet of colourful ships.
MOL Ferry offer a domestic ferry service in Japan linking the main island of Honshu to the northern island of Hokkaido connecting the ports of Tomakomai and Oarai up to twelve times weekly.
Montenegro Lines regularly traverses the Adriatic Sea, all year round, linking the port city Bari, on the ‘heel’ of Italy, with the coastal town of Bar in southern Montenegro.
Mozaic Ferry Lines sails between Singapore and Bintan Island of Indonesia, shuttling guests across the South China Sea directly to the exclusive Bintan Lagoon Resort ferry terminal.
Namhae Gosok connects Jeju Province, a South Korean island to the south of the Korean Peninsula, with Goheung County on the nation’s southern coast, part of Jeollanam-do Province.
Nankai Ferry provide one of the most important transport links in the entirety of Japan, connecting Tokushima to Wakayama, a prefecture on the main island which is located fairly close to Osaka and its international airport. Part of the route’s appeal lies in the relatively short length of the crossing; lasting only two hours, the smooth sailing is much quicker than any land alternative.
National Ferries Company or NFC is owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and offers high speed ferry services between numerous destinations along the Omani coast including Muscat, Khasab, Lima, Shinas, Dibba and Masirah.
Naviera Armas offers regular ferry services between mainland Spain, Morocco and the Canary Islands, as well as numerous inter island connections.
Naviera Nabia is a ferry company based in the Ria de Vigo inlet in northwest Spain, providing frequent crossings to the Cies and Ons Islands, famous for their unspoilt terrain and immaculate sandy beaches.
Naviera Nortour operates a small ferry service linking the offshore islet of Lobos and Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands of Spain.
NLG, or Navigazione Libera del Golfo, has operated ferry crossings for more than 80 years and now has a route network covering the islands in the Gulf of Napoli, Tremeti Islands, Pontine Islands and the Amalfi Coast.
Norfolkline were taken over by DFDS Seaways, one of the world’s largest ferry companies who now operate the popular Dover Dunkirk (Dunkerque) and Calais ferry crossings.
Norled, a subsidiary of Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab, is one of Norway’s largest shipping and express ferry operators, connecting Oslofjorden in the southeast and Troms, a county in northern Norway.
Norse Merchant Ferries Liverpool Belfast and Dublin ferry services were taken over by Norfolkline in 2005 and then run by DFDS Seaways before being purchased by Stena Line shortly after.
NorthLink Ferries connects Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Shetland, operating 363 days per year and providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders and visitors all using the service.
Northumberland Ferries Ltd sails across the namesake strait in eastern Canada, offering routes between Wood Islands on Prince Edward Island and the small rural settlement of Caribou in Nova Scotia.
Ocean Ferry Belize is a well-reputed Belizean ferry company, specialising in water taxi services between Belize City, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
P&O Ferries are one of the UK's largest ferry operators with a vast fleet of ships serving a network of ferries to France, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, England and Northern Ireland and in 2012 celebrated their 175th anniversary.
With P&O Irish Sea Ferries, you can sail between England and the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The PanStar Cruise ferry service provides three ferry connections a week between Osaka, the commercial and cultural centre in Japan and Busan, the largest port in Korea.
Patagonia Xpress provide a safe, comfortable and luxurious way to sail between the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. Backpackers and travellers, along with the locals, have grown to rely on the cheap and reliable service supplied by the company, covering Padang Bai, Bali and the Gili Islands on its ferry routes.
Pentland Ferries offers the fastest available crossing from Scotland to the Orkney Islands, an archipelago off the mainland’s northeast coast, across the Pentland Firth.
Covering the islands forming Malaysia, specifically towards the east coast, Perhentian Sunny Travel provide a reliable, cheap service for tourists, locals and backpackers. Most who use the service do so because of the quick and easy crossings, allowing passengers the chance to seamlessly hop around the islands.
Phi Phi Cruiser provides daily ferry connections between Thailand’s largest island, Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, found just off the southwest coast, and to Krabi Province and Ko Lanta.
Polferries, also known as the Polish Baltic Shipping Company, runs ferry routes between Poland and Scandinavia.
Pontina Navigazione specialises in daily ferry routes between the small town of San Felice Circeo on the west coast of central Italy to Ponza, the largest island of the Pontine archipelago.
Since the mid-nineties, Porto Santo Line has operated the popular crossing connecting the Portuguese islands of Madeira and Porto Santo in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Pukwan Ferry is a Korean operator linking the city of Busan with Shimonoseki, a southern Japanese city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Red Star Ferries specialises in trans-national crossings from the port town of Brindisi in southern Italy to Vlora and Saranda in Albania, and a few Greek islands off the west coast, in the Ionian Sea.
Rocky Fast Cruise is an Indonesian ferry company operating in Bali, making regular connections between Sanur on the southeast coast and Nusa Lembongan, a tiny offshore islet in the Badung Strait.
Rødne Fjord Cruise is one of the largest passenger ferry companies in Norway, offering routes from the city of Bergen on the west coast to Rosendal on the southern shore of the Hardangerfjorden.
The Safe Way Maritime operated Galaxy Wave ferry sails the forty mile crossing between the port city of La Ceiba on mainland Honduras and Roatan Island.
Saronic Ferries connects the namesake archipelago lying just off the Peloponnese region of southern Greece and the port city of Piraeus, close to Athens, offering routes to the islands Aegina, Agistri, Methana and Poros.
Surprisingly, there are few transport links between Greece and Albania, luckily Sarris Cruises have realised the gap in the market and supplied a crossing from Corfu to Saranda. The operator was founded in 2005 and has become the most reliable company travelling between Greece and Albania, as well as one of the most commonly used transport companies in the entirety of Albania.
Scandlines operates 3 short distance, high frequency and large capacity ferry routes between Denmark, Germany and Sweden.
Scoot Fast Cruises is the leading ferry operator in Indonesia, specialising in daily transfers between the islands of Bali, Lombok, Gili Trawangan and Gili Air.
Sea Dreams is a ferry company based in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece, offering inter-island routes and international crossings to Marmaris on the Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast.
Sea Jets is a Greek company operating ferry crossings from Piraeus, within the Athens urban area, and Rafina to Crete and the Cyclades Islands.
Sea Las Perlas navigates the Gulf of Panama in Central America, linking the Pearl Islands of San Miguel, Contadora and Viveros with the capital, Panama City.
Sealink connects Southern Australia and Kangaroo Island with their vehicle and passenger ferry service operating daily (apart from Christmas Day) between Cape Jervis, south of Adelaide and Penneshaw on the east side of Kangaroo Island.
SeaLink Northern Territory provide passengers with the quickest method of travelling between Darwin, Mandorah and the Tiwi Islands.
Sealink NZ operates within the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, sailing to Waiheke and Great Barrier Island, to the east of Auckland, the nation’s capital on the North Island.
Australian owned and operated SeaLink Queensland provide a high speed link between Townsville and the Magnetic Island port of Nelly Bay.
The west coast of Australia isn’t as prominent in regards to tourism as the east coast, however, those that they do venture that way are likely to come across Sealink Rottnest. The operator has become a respected and reliable company in the region, providing services to and from Perth, one of Australia’s most visited cities, as well as to Rottnest Island.
Sea’s Young is a Chinese ferry operator based in the Pearl River Delta of southeast China, connecting the port of Humen, in Dongguan Province, with Hong Kong Airport.
Seatours is one of Iceland’s leading tourist ferry operators, offering routes from the idyllic coastal town of Stykkisholmur on the west coast, across Breidafjordur Bay, to Brjanslaekur in the northwest.
Seaworld Express Ferry is a South Korean company, based on the south coast, interlinking Mokpo, a city in South Jeolla Province; the port of Haenam Usuyeung; and Jeju Island.
Shanghai Ferry offer an international ferry service connecting two of East Asia’s commercial and cultural centres – Osaka in Japan and Shanghai in China, all year round.
Covering the popular regions of Hokkaido and Kyoto, Shin Nihonkai Ferry has become one of the most frequently used and popular ferry operators in the region. The operator is popular with Japanese locals as well as foreign tourists, evidenced by the 6.9 million foreign passengers on the routes featuring Hokkaido and 4.8 million including Kyoto. The operator has considered the heavy demands expected for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and has adapted it’s onboard facilities accordingly, as well as trying to encourage multilingual staff on their ships.
Sindo Ferry connect Singapore with numerous islands in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia.
SNAV is one of the largest ferry companies operating in Southern Europe, with services crossing the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Sea.
In January 2016, SNCM were renamed and are now known as Maritima Ferries.
Songserm was the first company to introduce ferry transfers across the Gulf of Thailand, connecting the southern Province of Chumphon and the stunning islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao.
South Sea Cruises provide fast island transfers between the main island on Fiji (Viti Levu) and the Mamanuca Island resorts for those staying in the islands.
St Peter Line is a Russian operator based in St Petersburg, sailing across the Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea to Estonia, Finland and Sweden, and is now part of Moby SPL Ltd.
Isle of Man Steam Packet Ferries provides freight, passenger and vehicle services between the port of Douglas and four ports in England, as well as towns in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Stewart Island Experience operate the daily ferry departures between Bluff on New Zealand’s South Island and Oban on Stewart Island with their express catamarans.
Stradbroke Ferries have become a key transport link between North Stradbroke Island and South Moreton Bay Island, two popular tourist destinations off the east coast of Australia. The crossings are fairly short, lasting around 45 minutes, so the facilities on board are quite simplistic, allowing for a convenient and stress-free journey. There is a café on board the vessel should passengers be feeling thirsty or peckish, creating the opportunity to enjoy a light snack or refreshing beer whilst admiring the beautiful surroundings.
Providing a pivotal service in Bali’s transport industry, Sugriwa Express offer a no-thrills crossing to frequently visited destinations in Indonesia. The three Nusa Islands are growing in popularity each day, attracting visitors with their selection of beautiful beaches, underwater activities and gorgeous weather, hence the reason why so many have come to depend on Sugriwa Express’ reliable and efficient crossings.
Superfast Ferries is a Greek ferry company offering daily connections between the east coast of Italy and numerous ports in Greece, across the Adriatic Sea.
Syltfähre regularly links the islands of Sylt and Romo, in Germany and Denmark respectively, just off the west coast of the Danish Jutland Peninsula in the North Sea.
Tane Yaku Jetfoil is the name of the company running the high speed Rocket and Toppy hydrofoil crossings between Kagoshima and the islands of Tanegashima and Yakushima in Japan.
Tigerline Ferry is a Thai ferry operator, connecting towns on the mainland’s western coastline with popular tourist islands, including Ko Phi Phi, Phuket, Ko Lanta and Ko Lipe, in the Andaman Sea.
Tirrenia connects the Italian mainland to Sardinia, Sicily and the Tremiti islands and is currently one of the largest ferry operators in Europe.
Tokai Kisen is a leading ferry operator that connects a variety of ports spread across Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Shizuoka Prefecture with Izu Islands providing a number of crossings all year round.
Toremar connects the coast of Tuscany, in northwest Italy, with numerous islands of the Tuscan Archipelago including Elba, Giglio, Capraia and Pianosa, in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Trans Russia Express is primarily a freight service connecting Russia with Germany.
The Transmanche Ferries Newhaven Dieppe ferry service is now operated by DFDS Seaways.
With more ships, more crossings and, of course, more customers, Trasmapi is the leading company in passenger transportation between the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
Trasmediterranea is huge ferry operator operating a vast network of ferry routes linking the Spanish Peninsula with the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla as well as Morocco and Algeria in North Africa.
Travelmar has served the beautiful Amalfi Coast in southwest Italy since 1998, offering regular ferry routes from the city of Salerno to the idyllic seaside towns of Amalfi and Positano.
Trieste Lines was founded in 2001 and has continued to provide high-speed connections between Trieste in northeast Italy and a number of locations along the Istrian coast, a peninsula in northern Croatia.
TT Line connects Germany and Poland with Sweden utilising a modern, reliable, high-quality and environmentally friendly fleet of ferries.
TTT Lines provides a year-round ferry service for both vehicles and passengers, between Napoli on the west coast of Italy and Catania, Sicily.
Tuana Maritime is a Turkish company operating the popular crossing between the port of Fethiye, on the country’s southwestern Turquoise Coast, and the Greek island of Rhodes.
Turyol is a Turkish ferry operator specialising in trans-national crossings from Cesme and Ayvalik on the west coast of Turkey to the Greek islands, Chios and Lesvos respectively.
Twin City Liner have become one of the leading operators in Central Europe, offering routes that are seldom provided by rival operators. The innovative crossing has become a gateway between Austria and Slovakia, proving popular with passengers due to its short duration that allows for a quick and convenient journey.
Unity Line is a Polish ferry company and of the largest operators in the Baltic region, specialising in regular crossings between Swinoujscie in Poland and Ystad of southern Sweden.
Ustica Lines, now known as Liberty Lines, operates a large number of ferry routes connecting mainland Italy with the Aeolian Islands, Pelagie Islands, Aegadian Islands, Sicily, Ustica and Pantelleria, as well as connecting some of the islands to each other.
Uwajima-Unyu Ferries connect Shikoku with Kyushu in the south of Japan sailing between the ports of Yawatahama, Beppu and Usuki.
Vaasanlaivat, now known as Wasaline, operates the popular crossing between western Finland and north-eastern Sweden, on the route from Vaasa to Umea, respectively.
Venezia Lines is a high-speed passenger ferry operator linking the North Adriatic coast of Italy with numerous locations on the northwest coast of Croatia, and Piran in Slovenia.
Ventouris Ferries operates the popular routes from Bari in southern Italy to Igoumentisa on mainland Greece, the islands Corfu, Zakynthos and Sami, as well as Durres in Albania.
Viking Line provides year round daily crossings between Finland, the Aland Islands and Sweden, and between Helsinki and Estonia.
Virtu Ferries is the leading operator in Malta, making regular connections between Catania and Pozzallo on Sicily, and Valletta, the historically rich Maltese capital.
Voyager is a Caribbean ferry operator providing high-speed connections between the French overseas territories of St. Martin and St. Barths in the Lesser Antilles archipelago.
Wasaline is a Finnish ferry company linking Vaasa, on the west coast of Finland, with Umea in Sweden, providing regular sailings across the Gulf of Bothnia.
Wightlink Ferries, with its predecessors, has been connecting the mainland with the Isle of Wight by ferry for over 160 years, and is now one of the UK’s largest operators.
Yaeyama Kanko Ferry serves the popular Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and is based on the island of Ishigaki, offering excursions within the archipelago famed for its gorgeous bays and white-sand shores.
Founded in December 2002, Yingkou Ferry has become one of the most reliable and frequently used ferry operators in South Korea and China, it’s excellence recognised in 2007 when the company was awarded for their flawless customer service. Since its first introduction into the ferry industry, the route from Incheon to Yingkou, typically lasting around 28 hours, has proved an efficient way to get from South Korea to China, becoming a convenient gateway between the two countries.
Zante Ferries, formerly known as Cyclades Ferries, operates frequent crossings from the Greek cities of Killini and Piraeus to the Cyclades and Ionian Islands, the most popular archipelagos in Greece.