Three of the existing nine City Ferry monohull fleet are now part of the Brisbane CityHoppers. These City Hoppers are available to motor you along the Brisbane River on their scheduled daily routes everyday for FREE from 6am to midnight. How good is that!
Make time for a fun day out in your own city. Get together with friends or family and meet at one of the starting points. Jump on-board and stay on to enjoy repeated river sightseeing or do the real thing and 'hop on and off' and play like a tourist in your own city.
Allowing you to explore the city by day or take in the beautiful lights by night at a slower pace, this neat little system is similar to the red council buses looping around the CBD. This strategy is consistent with Cr Quirk's vision for Brisbane, which is to make it a "more accessible city."
For regular city travellers using buses and trains, it's now time to broaden your horizons and try something different. Even if you have travelled by ferry before, it probably was more likely part of your daily 'transport chore', just another way to get wherever you had to go.
All Aboard for your Island Hopping Experience
The entire loop, from Sydney Street to North Quay, takes about 45 minutes and will call into the following city ports; New Farm (Sydney Street) South Bank (Terminal 3) North Quay, South Brisbane (Maritime Museum) Kangaroo Point (Dockside, Holman Street and Thornton Street) Brisbane CBD (North Quay) View the free City Ferry Hopper Timetable here.
Also, Brisbane Times has an interesting and informative earlier article on the introduction of this ferry system. This initiative has been running since around June 2012.
And, if you really do like Ferry Hopping as much as me, you might like to explore Coochie Island or our Moreton Bay Islands the same way (tickets are inexpensive).