Double Bay ferry services

Double Bay ferry services (numbered F7) connect wharves in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs with Circular Quay by commuter ferry. The services are provided by Sydney Ferries, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. The route is coloured dark green on the current Sydney Ferries network map. SuperCats are the primary vessel on the route with some Double Bay services operated by First Fleet ferries.

Double Bay
Susie O’Neill passing Goat Island in July 2013
WaterwaySydney Harbour, Double Bay Rose Bay, Watsons Bay
OperatorHarbour City Ferries
System length6 wharves, 12km
No. of vesselsSuperCat
First Fleet

Wharves

  • Circular Quay- Circular Quay is a major Sydney transport hub, with a large ferry, rail and bus interchange. The Cahill Expressway is a prominent feature of the quay, running from the east, over the elevated railway station to join the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the west. Sydney Cove was the site of the initial landing of the First Fleet in Port Jackson. Circular Quay was originally mainly used for shipping and slowly developed into a transport, leisure and recreational centre. Sydney Ferries services use wharves 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Circular Quay. Each wharf has ticket vending machines and ticket barriers, and is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Garden Island- This wharf serves the Royal Australian Navy's Naval Heritage Centre on Garden Island. The wharf is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Darling Point- This wharf serves the suburb of Darling Point and is located in McKell Park. The wharf is open on weekdays only and is not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Double Bay- This wharf serves the suburb of Double Bay and is located on Bay Street. The wharf is not wheelchair-accessible.

Patronage

The following table shows the patronage of Sydney Ferries network for the year ending 30 June 2018.

2017-18 Sydney Ferries patronage by line[n.b. 1] [1]
F1
4947000

Patronage split post-November



Patronage split pre-November
F2
1506000
F3
2900000
F4

(new)
2545000
F5
592000
F6
837000
F7

(new)
136000
F8
469000
F4

(old)
760000
F7

(old)
637000
  1. Figures based on Opal tap on and tap off data.
    = Lines were extensively revised in November 2017:
    • F4 Darling Harbour was combined with part of F7 Eastern Suburbs to form F4 Cross Harbour
    • The remaining part of F7 Eastern Suburbs became F7 Double Bay
    • F8 Cockatoo Island was split off from F3 Parramatta River
  1. "Ferry Patronage - Monthly Comparison". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
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