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.
**COVID TRAVEL UPDATE, THURSDAY 1ST APRIL 2021**
Until Thursday 15th April 2021 it's mandatory to carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave your home, as you must wear a face mask when travelling on public transport including; Ferries, Terminals, Waiting Areas and while queuing.
Your face mask needs to cover your mouth and nose and must be worn unless you're under 12 years of age or have a medical condition.
You must wear your mask as soon as you enter the Breakwater & Nelly Bay Terminal’s, during boarding, queuing and while transiting on our vessels.
Please ensure you’re aware of all the latest
Queensland Health requirements on mask wearing at this link: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update
Palm Island Ferry Timetable
Last updated: 8th April 2021 at 12pm
APRIL 2021 Date Day Depart Townsville Depart Palm Island April 9 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm April 10 Saturday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 11 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 12 Monday 7.30am 9.30am April 14 Wednesday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 15 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 16 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm April 17 Saturday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 18 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 19 Monday 7.30am 9.30am April 21 Wednesday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 22 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 23 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm April 24 Saturday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 25 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 26* Monday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 28 Wednesday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 29 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm April 30 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm MAY 2021 May 1* Saturday 12.00pm 9.00am May 2 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 3* Monday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 5 Wednesday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 6 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 7 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm May 8 Saturday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 9 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 10 Monday 7.30am 9.30am May 12 Wednesday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 13 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 14 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm May 15* Saturday 12.00pm 9.00am May 16 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 17 Monday 7.30am 9.30am May 19 Wednesday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 20 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 21 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm May 22 Saturday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 23 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 24 Monday 7.30am 9.30am May 26* Wednesday 10.00am 12.00pm May 27 Thursday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 28 Friday 1.30pm 4.30pm May 29* Saturday 12.00pm 9.00am May 30 Sunday 12.00pm 2.00pm May 31 Monday 7.30am 9.30am
*These times are different to our standard timings
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.
Ferry Departure Points
TownsvilleBreakwater Ferry Terminal Sir Leslie Thiess Drive Townsville, Queensland 4810 Palm IslandPalm Island Jetty Esplanade, Palm Island, Queensland 4816
Terminal Operating Hours: Breakwater Terminal 6.00am -6.00pm