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How to get to Dirk Hartog Island

Guests can access the island by either barge, charter boat or light aircraft.

Travel Time

Geraldton to Steep Point (Barge Transfer Site): approx. 5hrs 30mins

Access via Steep Point

The Island Barge, “Hartog Explorer”
A landing barge is available to transfer 4WD vehicles from Steep Point to Dirk Hartog Island. The landing barge carries one vehicle and a trailer at a time and takes approximately 15 minutes to cross the waters of South Passage. Bookings are essential.

The barge operates ‘on demand’ from the Shelter Bay, Steep Point. (Operates: 7am – 9am with prior bookings)


Access via Denham

By Boat
Return boat transfers from Denham to Dirk Hartog Island are arranged upon booking. Travel time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes aboard the Naiad. Guests are required to be at the Denham jetty at 1.30 pm ready for a 2.00 pm departure. To arrange a transfer, contact the Eco Lodge at escape@dirkhartogisland.com.

By Air – Your Plane or Charter Flight
A light aircraft can be arranged to transfer passengers direct from Monkey Mia Airport to Dirk Hartog Island airstrip through Shark Bay Aviation. Flight time is approximately 15 minutes. The aircraft can seat up to 6 passengers with limited luggage. For more information contact Shark Bay Aviation here.