SeaLink Ferries – a Moving Learning Destination

Children’s University partner and sponsor since 2021, SeaLink is our very first moving Learning Destination. Literally! 

SeaLink operates two large, fast and comfortable ocean-going catamaran ferries between Cape Jervis on the South Australian mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.”

It is a short, 45-minute crossing, during which passengers may be lucky enough to spot marine animals, including dolphins, whales, sea eagles and schools of fish.

The ferry crossing offers a glimpse of life on the ocean and takes us back to an era when sea journeys took months instead of minutes!  It is also a beautiful way to travel as it allows us to slow down and see the world through new eyes. What child isn’t amazed by the sheer size of the ocean and the wonder of travelling across water?

In the words of SeaLink, ‘Adults and kids alike will love the amazing wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, beautiful beaches of Kangaroo Island and the ferry trip makes it feel like you are going overseas!...’

So, what better place to offer Children’s University (CU) members a nautical activity filled with seafaring fun? Members can download a copy of the Activity Booklet before boarding the ferry. Completion of the activities will earn them 30-minutes in their Passports to Learning.

About SeaLink

Kangaroo Island SeaLink was established in 1989 when it purchased the ferry operations of Philanderer Ferries that connected the South Australian mainland to Kangaroo Island.

What was then  a single ferry business has grown into a successful global enterprise operating under the name of the SeaLink Travel Group, and is now Australia’s largest integrated land and marine, tourism and public transport service provider with established international operations in London and Singapore.

SeaLink moves more than 206 million customers per year, has over 9,000 employees and operates approximately 3,800 buses and 120 ferries.


SeaLink Kangaroo Island Activity Booklet

Download and print the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Activity Booklet from the CU Portal. Each free copy is packed with activities to encourage children to explore their surroundings during the sea crossing between the mainland and Kangaroo Island. Completion of this activity will earn you 30-minutes in your Passport to Learning.

Other activities may appear throughout the year, and will be added to the CU Portal.

Children’s University Adelaide Sponsor

SeaLink joined Children’s University Adelaide as a sponsor in 2021.

With the support of SeaLink, CU is able to fulfill its goal of supporting and promoting social inclusion at all levels.

By enabling young people in regional South Australia to access the CU program, including school holiday programs and graduation ceremonies, we promote equity of opportunity and establish new pathways for higher education for all children, particularly those affected by disadvantage.

We thank SeaLink for their part in supporting South Australian communities and families by enhancing children’s lives.