SeaLink Travel Group

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SeaLink Travel Group
Public
Traded as ASXSLK
Industry Tourism & travel
Founded 1989
Headquarters Adelaide, Australia
Area served
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Key people
Jeff Ellison (Managing Director)
Revenue $111.3 million (June 2015)
Profit $9.3 million (June 2015)
Subsidiaries Bay Islands Transit
Captain Cook Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises Western Australia
Gladstone Ferries
Kangaroo Island SeaLink
Matilda Cruises
Stradbroke Ferries
Website www.sealinktravelgroup.com.au

SeaLink Travel Group (ASXSLK) is an Australian public company that operates tourist and travel services. As at February 2016, it operated 69 vessels.

History[edit]

In 1989, the business was founded with the purchase of the Kangaroo Island SeaLink business. In 2004, it purchased Subritzky Ferries in Auckland. This was sold in 2011.[1]

In 2011, the business of Captain Cook Cruises (including the previously taken over Matilda Cruises), Murray River Cruises and Sunferries Townsville was purchased.[1] The Townsville operation was rebranded Sealink.[2]

Sealink has also diversified, purchasing specialist travel companies, managing the Adelaide Central Bus Station, operating the SkyLink Adelaide Airport Shuttle Service and a coach operation.[1][3] In September 2013, SeaLink commenced a ferry operation in Darwin.[4]

In October 2013, SeaLink was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange.[5]

In November 2015, Sealink acquired Transit Systems marine operations, which includes:[6]

In February 2016, the Captain Cook Cruises Western Australia business was purchased.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Prospectus SeaLink Travel Group 2013
  2. ^ Sealink News Sealink Queensland
  3. ^ SeaLink Australian Bus Fleet Lists
  4. ^ Half Yearly Report SeaLink 31 December 2013
  5. ^ Terry Dodd has each way bet on Manly fast ferries tender Sydney Morning Herald 3 December 2014
  6. ^ Completion of Acquisition of Transit Systems Marine, Sealink Travel Group, Retrieved 1 February 2016
  7. ^ Acquisition of Captain Cook Cruises Western Australia SeaLink Travel Group 24 February 2016