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.


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:

Palm Island Ferry Timetable

Last updated: 8th April 2021 at 12pm

APRIL 2021
DateDay Depart Townsville Depart Palm Island
April 9Friday1.30pm4.30pm
April 10Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
April 11Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
April 12Monday7.30am9.30am
April 14Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
April 15Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
April 16Friday1.30pm4.30pm
April 17Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
April 18Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
April 19Monday7.30am9.30am
April 21Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
April 22Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
April 23Friday1.30pm4.30pm
April 24Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
April 25Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
April 26*Monday12.00pm2.00pm
April 28Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
April 29Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
April 30Friday1.30pm4.30pm
MAY 2021
May 1*Saturday12.00pm9.00am
May 2Sunday 12.00pm2.00pm
May 3*Monday12.00pm2.00pm
May 5 Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
May 6Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
May 7Friday1.30pm4.30pm
May 8Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
May 9Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
May 10Monday7.30am9.30am
May 12Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
May 13Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
May 14Friday1.30pm4.30pm
May 15*Saturday12.00pm9.00am
May 16Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
May 17Monday7.30am9.30am
May 19Wednesday12.00pm2.00pm
May 20Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
May 21Friday1.30pm4.30pm
May 22Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
May 23Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
May 24Monday7.30am9.30am
May 26*Wednesday10.00am12.00pm
May 27 Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
May 28Friday1.30pm4.30pm
May 29*Saturday12.00pm9.00am
May 30Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
May 31Monday7.30am9.30am

*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.


Ferry Departure Points

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

Terminal Operating Hours: Breakwater Terminal 6.00am -6.00pm