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-19 Community Updates

Last updated 2nd April 2020

Palm Island
APRIL 2020
April 9*Thursday10:00am12.00pm
April 10*Friday10:00am12.00pm
April 11*Saturday
April 12*Sunday10:00am12.00pm
April 13*Monday10:00am12.00pm
April 16*Thursday10:00am12.00pm
April 17*Friday10:00am12.00pm
April 18*Saturday10:00am12.00pm
April 19*Sunday10:00am12.00pm
April 20*Monday10:00am12.00pm
April 23*Thursday10:00am12.00pm
April 24*Friday 10:00am12.00pm
April 25*Saturday10:00am12.00pm
April 26*Sunday10:00am12.00pm
April 27*Monday10:00am12.00pm
April 30*Thursday10:00am12.00pm

*These times are different to our standard timings

**Minimum Freight** 

Choose to travel home on Monday after a weekend on the mainland without the stress of an overcrowded freight area!


  • Please ensure that all freight items are checked in through the freight counter outside the Terminal.
  • Freight items do not include – prams, hand bags or back packs.
  • Each passenger is allowed up to FIVE items of freight as long as each item is less than 20kg.
  • These items must be assigned a freight sticker and will be carried free of charge.
  • Any excess freight (i.e. more than five items) will be charged at $7 per item.
  • All excess freight items over 20kg will be charged according to size and weight to a maximum of $15 per item.
  • The Master of the Vessel has the authority to deny freight if deemed excessive.
  • Hand Trolleys will not be permitted on board our Palm Island Vessel

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

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