This service takes approximately 1¾ hours travel time each way. For a current list of ferry departure times to Palm Island please refer to the timetable below. 

We offer standard tickets, multi-trip tickets and group rates, check our prices for Palm Island Ferry here.

Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to boarding to ensure sufficient time to purchase tickets.

Palm Island Ferry Timetable

Last updated: 12th January 2021

As of Wednesday the 13th of January 2021, SeaLink will be operating an additional return service to and from Palm Island. The new Wednesday service will offer customers a return ferry six days a week from Wednesday to Monday.
JANUARY 2021 
DATEDAY                                DEPART
TOWNSVILLE
DEPART
PALM ISLAND
January 15Friday1.30pm4.30pm
January 16Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
January 17Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
January 18Monday7.30am9.30am
January 20Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
January 21Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
January 22Friday1.30pm4.30pm
January 23Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
January 24Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
January 25Monday7.30am9.30am
January 27Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
January 28Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
January 29Friday1.30pm4.30pm
January 30Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
January 31                      Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
FEBRUARY 2021         
February 1
Monday7.30am9.30am
February 3Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
February 4Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
February 5Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
February 6Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
February 7Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
February 8Monday7.30am9.30am
February 10Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
February 11Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
February 12Friday1.30pm4.30pm
February 13Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
February 14Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
February 15Monday7.30am9.30am
February 17Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
February 18Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
February 19Friday1.30pm4.30pm
February 20Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
February 21Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
February 22Monday7.30am9.30am
February 24Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
February 25Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
February 26Friday1.30pm4.30pm
February 27Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
February 28Sunday12.00pm2.00pm

*These times are different to our standard timings
**Minimum Freight** 

The Palm Island Timetable recording is updated every Sunday or when the schedule has changed.
Please call 07 4726 0800 and press 2 to hear the latest timetable information.

Circumstances beyond our control may cause alterations to departure times without notice.

PALM ISLAND FREIGHT POLICY & TROLLEY APPLICATION

Ferry Departure Points

Townsville
Breakwater Ferry Terminal 
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive 
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Palm Island
Palm Island Jetty
Esplanade,
Palm Island, Queensland 4816

Terminal Operating Hours: Breakwater Terminal 6.00am -6.00pm