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: 26th July 2021 at 3.30pm 

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council is requesting that all passengers assess their needs to travel to Palm Island unless vaccinated.

For further information please contact Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

To keep up-to-date, join our SMS alerts or keep an eye out on our website & Facebook pages. https://www.sealinkqld.com.au/palm-island-service-updates

DATEDAYDEPART TOWNSVILLE DEPART PALM ISLAND
JULY 2021
July 30Friday1.30pm4.30pm
July 31Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
AUGUST 2021
August 1Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
August 2Monday7.30am9.30am
August 4Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
August 5Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
August 6 Friday12.00pm4.15pm
August 7 Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
August 8Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
August 9Monday7.30am9.30am
August 11Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
August 12Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
August 13Friday12.00pm4.15pm
August 14Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
August 15Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
August 16 Monday7.30am9.30am
August 18Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
August 19Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
August 20*Friday1.30pm4.15pm
August 21*Saturday10.00am12.15pm
August 22*Sunday10.00am12.15pm
August 23Monday7.30am9.30am
August 25Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
August 26Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
August 27*Friday1.30pm10.00am
August 28Saturday12.00pm 2.15pm
August 29Sunday12.00pm 2.15pm
August 30Monday7.30am9.30am

*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