Getting to Straddie

Day Trippers | Getting to Stradbroke Island


Getting to Stradbroke Island for a day trip is easy with Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre and the Gold Cats Flyer. Booking your transport across on the flyer is a simple process.

  1. When you book your double dive, try scuba or refresher you will be asked to select a pickup location. Select the Gold Cats Flyer Terminal. This will appear on our manifest and it's how are staff know we need to pick you up!
  2. On the optional extras page, don't forget add your flyer ticket. If you do, no problem! Just give us a call and we can sort it out for you.
  3. Arrive at the Gold Cats Flyer Terminal located at Toondah Harbour, end of Middle Street, Cleveland. Please allow plenty of time to find parking. Refunds are not given if you miss the flyer. Our staff will then meet you at the other end of the flyer trip, at the terminal on North Stradbroke Island.

Note: We do not offer pickups or tickets for the Stradbroke Ferries, the Water Taxi or the Vehicle Ferry.

The 5.55am Flyer Departure:

For a 6:45am meet at Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre.

  1. Board the Gold Cats Flyer before collecting your ticket as the ticket office will not be opened yet.
  2. When the ticket master collects asks for your ticket, inform them you have paid through Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre. They will ask you to sign your name onto our account and they will issue you with a return ticket (bright red tickets, do not lose these). Please ensure you use the same name as on your booking, otherwise the records will not match.
  3. Once the ferry reaches Dunwich, the only stop, hop off and look for our bright coloured dive van and our friendly staff waiting to meet you.
  4. We will return you to the flyer in time to catch the 1:25pm flyer back to Cleveland. You will arrive in Cleveland at 1:55pm.

The 10:55am Flyer Departure:

For an 11:45am meet at Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre.

  1. Go into the Gold Cats Flyer ticket office. Ask to get a return ticket to Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre. They will ask you to sign your name onto our account and they will issue you with a return ticket (bright red tickets, do not lose these). Please ensure you use the same name as on your booking, otherwise the records will not match.
  2. Board the Gold Cats Flyer. On the flyer the ticket master will collect one of your tickets, the other is for the return flyer.
  3. Once the flyer reaches Dunwich, the only stop, hop off and look for our bright coloured dive van and our friendly staff waiting to meet you.
  4. We will return you to the flyer in time to catch the 5:55pm flyer back to Cleveland. You will arrive back in Cleveland at 6.25pm.