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Providing a thursday island and horn island ferry service.

Torres Strait Tours provides fast, reliable transfers between Horn, Thursday and Hammond Islands. We have a modern fleet of vessels, which are airconditioned for your comfort and the TI-Horn ferry services connect with our Horn Island bus to transport you to or from Horn Island Airport. We recommend booking in advance, which can be done on our website, by email [email protected] or phone 07 4069 1586. Travel with Torres Strait Tours and enjoy excellent service and convenience.

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Horn Island: Heritage Museum (WWII history and Torres Strait artwork and artefacts)

Thursday Island: taxi tour, free time

Roko Island 

2023 PRICE:

Adult - $300

Child - $200 (under 14 yrs)

3 & under - FREE

Departing from the Seisia Wharf at 8:00am sharp.

Returning back to the wharf around 4:00 - 4:15pm

Start your day from Seisia joining Cape York Adventures on board one of our vessels built specifically for the Torres Strait. A small intimate group ensures you are well looked after and able to connect with other likeminded travellers.

We head across the Endeavour Straits passing Prince of Wales and Entrance Island enroute to Horn Island to visit the Heritage Museum, a privately owned collection of WW2 history and local culture and artefacts.

Back on the boat and off to TI, administrative centre of the Torres Strait.

Arriving at TI around 10.45am your taxi tour commences. You have about 90 minutes to check out the main street, visit Gab Tutui Cultural centre and enjoy lunch at one of the several pubs and cafes. 

Back on the boat at 1:30pm and over to Roko Island.

A short stroll to the old stone jetty with a Roko Island resident, hopefully being able to spot a crocodile.  

Soak up the serenity, enjoy a coffee, an icy cold tap beer or cocktail and walk around the island, you may even wish to purchase one of their souvenirs. 

(Please note that Roko Island is no longer running as a pearl farm)

Your skipper will keep you informed and look after your needs. 

Horn Island

Keep you eye out for Dugongs , Turtles and Crocs as we head into Horn Island, you just never know.

You will wander through the village to visit the Heritage Museum. The privately run Museum has all the WWII history of the area complied by local historian and WWII expert Vanessa Seekee. The Museum also showcases the artwork and Torres Strait artefacts collected by Richard Seekee and his family over decades and decades in Torres Strait.   

There is something to interest young and old in the museum from Pearl Divers suits and model pearl luggers to the stories and artefacts from WWII and the turtle shells and paintings and stories from Torres Strait. 

   

Thursday Island

Welcome to ti civilisation.

Cruising on to Thursday Island you can begin your exploration with the history walk on the water front, what do you know about Luis Vaez de Torres? What about 1606? 

Who named Thursday Island? 

TI Taxi Tour in a small group with TI Locals

Thursday Island is TI to the locals, and we will meet some of those locals who will take our guests on a personal taxi tour of the island. Our small groups mean you are enjoying a very personal tour around TI with guides who have shown our guests around TI for a decade. 

You will visit the highest point at Green Hill for a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding waterways, islands & TI. What threat to the British Empire prompted the building of Green Hill Fort on TI? 

You will visit TI cemetary: is there a Japanese Princess buried there? How many Japanese pearl divers graves are there? Is there a Japanese Imperial guard? See the tombstone memorial to Bernard Namok, the designer of the Torres Strait flag. What about Ephraim Bani the Torres Strait historian. 

Your guides will share history and culture stories as they show you around the whole island. Our guests always love meeting  a TI local. 

Gab Titui Cultural Centre

While you are wandering along the water front visit Gab Titui Cultural Centre, a premier art destination and repository for Torres Strait cultural artefacts. They sell Erub Arts (Darnley Island) artworks and many other local artists works. 

Explore Thursday Island or Relax

Wander Douglas Street and visit the Quetta Memorial Cathedral, Mona's Bazaar is always  interesting, ''Seehops' and Ah Boo's are classic TI stores known by the name of the owner. Tribal Boutique and Uncle Frankie's Café are city chic while Customs House on the waterfront reminds the visitor of the colonial history of Far North Queensland. 

Or you might want to just stay on the cool verandah of the Torres and enjoy another cold drink. 

You don't need to be back at the boat until 1.30pm giving you plenty of time to wander TI and explore (it isn't that big !)

Roko Island

By 2:30pm we are at beautiful Roko Island.

Roko is the smallest inhabited, self sustained island in the Torres Strait. A tropical paradise, where you can forget the red dust for a moment, relax and enjoy a cold tap beer or cocktail at the ' Jetty Bar ' if you wish, whilst absorbing the spectacular scenery. Take a stroll down to the old stone jetty and see if you can spot a crocodile.

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Peddells Thursday Island Tours

Peddells Thursday Island Tours

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More than just a ferry service Peddell’s award winning tour helps you explore the island in comfort and style on modern coaches.

Professional guides provide a comprehensive commentary taking you on a tour of discovery capturing the island’s natural beauty and fascinating past.

Visit the Torres Strait Musem, Green Hill Fort and the Japanese Pearl Divers Memorial at the island’s cemetery.

Visit Peddells Jetty Shop on Thursday Island for the finest range of local Pearl Jewellery, unique gifts and quality souvenirs.

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Enquiries welcome Ph 07 40691551.  15 a The Jetty Shop, Thursday Island Qld 4875

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MI Marine Services

Mi marine services – servicing thursday island & the torres straits since 1987.

Our vast experience in the Torres Straits region makes us the best choice for a wide range of diving, fishing, boat charter, search or salvage services.  Contact us today for all your Thursday Island & Torres Straits boat charter requirements.

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CHARTER FAST, RELIABLE MARINE TRANSPORT IN THE TORRES STRAITS.

Water Taxi, Tours & Cruises, Work Vessel or General Boat Charter. Up to 12 passengers (Inner Islands – Mainland). Up to 6 passengers (Outer Islands).

Whether it’s a fast passenger transfer, a leisurely cruise, a work platform or contractor transport in the Torres Straits – we can meet your requirements. Fast and reliable – the Marnie D II is a very reliable and comfortable 30 ft boat charter/work vessel which is equally at ease ferrying 12 people or operating as a work vessel.

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Try our special rates for night fishing the harbour. LINES, TACKLE, BAIT & ICE SUPPLIED – BYO DRINKS.

Land based fishing safari: Stay at the exclusive Zuna Island Resort and spend your days fishing. Cook up your fresh catch while enjoying a cool drink and watching the sunset on the private beach. Zuna Island offers comfortable safari style accomodation (solid roof and floor) with large safari style tents, cooking, shower facilities and wi-fi.

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SALVAGE, SEARCH & RECOVERY, INSPECTIONS & REPORTS, MOORINGS, IN WATER VESSEL AND INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, UNDERWATER VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY.

From aircraft recovery to propeller repairs, we can meet your needs. Being a local Torres Straits business we don’t have the (often very considerable) costs associated with bringing crews and gear to the region. These savings are reflected in our rates – meaning large savings for our clients.

With so many years in the region our knowledge of local conditions ensures a very smooth operation.

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MI Marine Services client list includes Australian Border Force, Maritime Safety Queensland, Defence Maritime Services, Ports North Corporation, Australian Fisheries Management, Torres Shire Council, Sea Swift Shipping, Australian Reef Pilots, Torres Pilots and many other marine based businesses and private clients.

Cairns To Thursday Island

Cairns To Thursday Island

Cairns To Thursday Island

Cairns to Thursday Island

See the best of Australia’s northernmost tip with a seven-day cruise departing Cairns and travelling to the pristine Thursday Island.

7 Day cruise from Cairns to Thursday Island

Depart Cairns and travel to the most northern part of Queensland.

From the ship's deck you'll see passing vessels, rugged coast, islands, lighthouses and even whales in season.  Each night, weather permitting, you'll be able to view the stars and pick out a number of constellations.

Activities include fishing, diving & snorkelling.

Discover natural marine wildlife including dolphins and exotic fish

Arrive at Thursday Island and tour the Green Hill Fort, Museum and cemetery

Fully catered cruise includes food and beverages.

Retreat to your fully air-conditioned cabin which includes a private ensuite

On your journey you’ll observe passing vessels, changing Queensland coastline, untouched islands, lighthouses and whales in season. By night, cloudless skies reveal bright constellations that you can view by reclining on the deck. Activities along the way include fishing, diving and snorkelling, and observing the stunning marine wildlife including dolphins and tropical fish. At the end of your busy days, retreat to a private air-conditioned cabin with en suite, ready to explore Thursday Island’s Green Hill Fort, museum, and cemetery.

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Peddells Thursday Island Tours – “Linking the Cape to the Torres Strait”

Established in 1980, Peddells is an award-winning, local family owned and operated business offering a year-round scheduled passenger ferry service from Seisia (Cape York) to Thursday Island in Torres Strait. Sail the beautiful waters in comfort onboard Peddells MV Torres Magic, the 20 metre 120 passenger catamaran, and marvel at the natural beauty of the Torres Strait.

Tours: Discover an Island rich in history and culture in the comfort of air-conditioned coaches. This tour visits Green Hill Fortress with its sweeping harbour views, underground military and maritime museum and the Pearlshell Divers Memorial (cemetery). Peddells professional local tour guides will delight you with knowledgeable and entertaining narratives.

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Charter the Nekana II

Whether your needs are research, commercial, business, leisure, training or providing a service, Malu Ventures will get you there. The sleek charter vessel Nekana 11 offers travel in air-conditioned comfort throughout the Torres Strait. Nekana II is based at Thursday Island and is ready to go. The business is owned and operated by local Torres Strait Islanders who have many years of ocean-going experience throughout the region. 

Nekana II has a total of 10 spacious berths with 2 passengers per cabin, with storage area available for each person.  She has had a recent upgrade of the navigation and electronic systems which are very complete and comprehensive.  The vessel is well equipped with catering facilities and our cook will provide your daily meals on the back deck where you can enjoy the stunning views. 

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Enjoy the history and scenic beauty of our coastline with Harbor Tours . Presented by Cape Ann’s longest-running sightseeing company since 1969. Harbor Tours offers the following guided tour packages:

Lighthouse Cruise: A fascinating 2-1/2 hour narrated tour of Cape Ann’s scenic coastline, aboard the King Eider. Up-close views of six lighthouses, fishing and lobstering fleet, and the Annisquam River.

Harbor Tour/Lobstering demo: On this 1-1/4 hour tour and demonstration, you’ll learn all about lobsters and lobstering aboard the King Eider. You’ll also enjoy a narrated tour of historic Gloucester Harbor, including the fishing fleet, Ten Pound Island, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Norman’s Woe and much more.

Water Shuttle: On this 1-hour narrated tour, your day-long pass allows you to get on and off the vessel to explore different locations within Gloucester’s inner harbor. Regular stops include Harbor Loop/Jacob’s Landing, Saint Peter’s Town Landing, and Rocky Neck (The Studio Restaurant dock).

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The new government is expanding the early release scheme to ease pressure on prisons amid a lack of spaces - amid calls to go further and decriminalise drug posession.

Monday 15 July 2024 06:45, UK

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By Saywah Mahmood , data journalist

More than half of this new parliament is made up of new MPs - which makes the House of Commons a better reflection of the nation it serves.

Having more than 50% of MPs entering the Commons for the first time does have benefits but also poses some issues.

"This is significant because, on the one hand, we will have very fresh faces that will be starting their careers, but also will come with new positions on key issues," said Dr Sofía Collignon, senior lecturer in comparative politics at Queen Mary University of London.

"For a record number of people there will be required training, they will be required to get experience with parliamentary procedures, but also with the spoken and unspoken norms of working in parliament. The unspoken norms are something that you learn by working there, you learn by experience," added Dr Collignon.

The levels of diversity across different demographics are not a sudden change but the product of a purposeful effort over many years to encourage and promote people of minorities to become parliamentarians.

"One thing that is key is that we are seeing the results of all the Labour Party efforts to recruit women and diverse candidates," said Dr Collignon.

In his first Commons speech as prime minister, Sir Keir Starmer welcomed the "most diverse parliament by race and gender", this week.

Women now make up more than two-fifths of the House of Commons and while that isn't fully representative of the British population, it's 10 percentage points higher than the level in the 2015 election and immensely higher than 0.7% female MPs 100 years ago.

To read Saywah's full piece - including interactive charts and graphs - follow the link below:

By Jon Craig , chief political correspondent

What are the lessons for UK politicians from the assassination attempt on Donald Trump?

Are our ministers and MPs safe?

Just hours before the Trump shooting, Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle declared that his biggest concern is the safety of MPs and their staff.

"Security is the thing that keeps me awake at night," he told The Daily Telegraph, before insisting measures are already being taken "to make people safe".

Sir Lindsay voiced his fears a week after a bruising UK general election campaign and only days before Westminster's biggest security operation swings into action for the State Opening of Parliament.

The election campaign saw several politicians tell of intimidation, prompting ex-MP Harriet Harman to claim it was the worst she'd seen in 40 years and to call on Sir Lindsay to hold a special summit on MPs' safety.

In Pennsylvania, not even the US Secret Service's finest could prevent a young man taking a shot at the heavily guarded former president and now Republican candidate for the White House.

Here in the UK, our most senior politicians - the prime minister and cabinet ministers such as the foreign, defence and home secretaries - have round-the-clock close protection.

But backbenchers and less prominent politicians do not.

Read Jon's full analysis here:

By Jennifer Scott , political reporter

The new Labour government will unveil more than 35 bills during the first King's Speech of its tenure, Downing Street has said.

Trailing the significant moment on Wednesday, which will see the King announce the party's plans for power in a ceremony full of pomp, ministers promised to focus on economic growth and to ensure its legislation supported their mission to "rebuild Britain".

The raft of bills will include promises on housebuilding, improving transport, increasing jobs and securing clean energy - reflecting Sir Keir Starmer's "first steps" for government that he campaigned on during the general election.

Number 10 also confirmed a new bill to enforce tough new spending rules, "designed to ensure economic growth, while avoiding the chaos which left families with spiralling bills and wreaked misery on people's lives", by strengthening the role of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

And there will be legislation to "empower regions to deliver change for their communities", with a promise to "hand the power back to local leaders who know what is best for their areas".

Reports have also suggested reform of the House of Lords will be included that could see peers forced to retire aged 80, alongside a roadmap for getting rid of hereditary peers.

Read more about Labour's plans here:

Following England's run in the men's Euro 2024 tournament, and the Lioness's victory in 2022, the government has announced it wants to break down the "barriers of opportunity" in the sport.

This is expected to include supporting grassroots clubs and improving access in schools, although there is very little detail in the announcement.

The prime minister said: "The Three Lions and the Lionesses have brought the nation so much joy over the last years. The men's team have excited and gripped us all with their talent and determination in never giving up.

"Playing each week, I know the importance and joy that football and sport more widely brings to so many people. 

"Inspired by the Three Lions, we are breaking down the barriers to opportunity which stops the new generation of footballers from taking to the field and will celebrate those who keep the beautiful game alive in our communities and clubs."

The government also wants to support the Football Foundation - a charity which receives funding from the Premier League, FA, and the state.

Part of the work will be to improve the state of the amateur clubs, and transfer ownership of the teams to the clubs and away from local authorities.

Sir Keir Starmer also wants to expand access to sport in schools, with a curriculum review in the works, and it also wants to limit the number of branded pieces of uniform and PE kit schools can require to cut costs for parents.

Welcome back to the Politics Hub.

Last night saw England fall at the final hurdle at the men's Euro 2024 tournament - losing 2-1 to Spain.

Sir Keir Starmer was at the match, and in the wake of the team's run at the tournament - and the Lioness's win at Euro 2022 - he has announced extra support for grassroots football.

Elsewhere, Foreign Secretary David Lammy has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza while on a visit to the Middle East.

And the government has announced plans to introduce more than 35 bills as part of its King's Speech, including on housebuilding, improving transport, increasing jobs and securing clean energy.

Speaking to Sky News this morning will be Culture Secretary Lisa Nandy at around 7.15am .

And then for the Conservatives will be shadow foreign secretary Andrew Mitchell at 8.15am .

We are signing off now after a big week in Westminster that saw Labour making its first moves as the new government, and the Conservatives trying to work out what their future in opposition looks like.

But don't worry, we will be back on Sunday morning to cover all the political news from the weekend and bring you the latest with Trevor Phillips. 

See you then!

Friday marks the end of the first full week for hundreds of new MPs who came to Westminster after the general election.

But for some of the newbies, there was an even bigger task coming their way - being promoted to ministers.

Our political reporter Alix Culbertson takes at look at the new Labour politicians who have already found themselves on Sir Keir Starmer's frontbench.

Jess Phillips says there are "still things that I worry about" after the government confirmed it would be letting prisoners out of jail early to help with overcrowding. 

The Labour MP and now minister in the Home Office tells Sky News' Electoral Dysfunction podcast that "by no means is any of this perfect" and the situation was a "terrible, terrible thing". 

She adds: "It's still not something that you would ever want to be doing. And there are still things that I worry about."

But Ms Phillips defends the decision too, especially around the exclusion of domestic abusers and stalkers from the policy, saying it is "a shift from what it was... when the Tories were doing it".

She says: "You do what you can in the initial hours that you have to do it, and that isn't the end.

"We will now work on exactly how to make sure that as many possible safeguards can be put in place for potential victims whose perpetrators are being released."

The full episode of Electoral Dysfunction will be released here later this evening, so keep an eye on your feeds.

The victims' commissioner for England and Wales has welcomed the government's decision to exclude domestic abusers and stalkers from its new early release scheme for prisoners. 

Baroness Newlove called the move a "welcome and necessary step, reflecting the concerns raised by victims and those who advocate for them".

In a statement, she said there needs to be "clear communication with victims" during the process to ensure the government has their trust, including informing them if release dates are brought forward and allowing them to request protection measures. 

She demanded the probation service is "properly resourced to effectively manage licensing conditions and exclusion zones, which are vital for public safety and victim reassurance".

Baroness Newlove added: "Public safety must remain the top priority as these changes are implemented. 

"We must acknowledge these exclusions have limitations and cannot address every potential risk."

The chief inspector of prisons is warning the move by the government to tackle overcrowding in jails will "inevitably lead to the early release of some risky offenders". 

In a statement, Charlie Taylor welcomed the decision by Justice Secretary Shabana Mahmood to release prisoners who had completed 40% of their sentences to free up space, saying the "recognition of the seriousness of the situation, and swift action to manage the prison populations to relieve the immediate strain many jails are under" was positive. 

However, he added: "This latest measure will inevitably lead to the early release of some risky offenders, and will add to the workload of already stretched prison OMUs (offender management units) and probation services.

"How these men are prepared for release and how prisons and probation are supported in managing them will be vital."

Mr Taylor said his organisation will be "watching this very closely - as well as any plans that are developed once the immediate pressure is relieved that seek to make prisons places of genuine purpose, help people to break the cycle of reoffending and protect the public from future harm".

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The schedule may vary and ferries may depart once full and prior to the advertised departure time.

We recommend you visit our Book Online facility to check availability on the day you wish to travel and arrive 15 mins prior to departure.

Off peak Season Ferry Schedule Indicative only: October to May – Mon/Wed/Fri

Peak Season Ferry Schedule Indicative only: June 6 to end of September – Mon to Sat

There is no ferry on Public Holiday Monday 7th October 2024.

Please note public holidays may interrupt schedules.

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The one way trip duration is approx 1 hr, 10 mins pending conditions.

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