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: 27th November 2020

NOVEMBER 2020
DATEDAYDEPART TOWNSVILLEDEPART PALM ISLAND
November 30Monday7.30am9.30am
DECEMBER 2020
DATEDAYDEPART TOWNSVILLEDEPART PALM ISALND
December 3Thursday12:00pm2.00pm
December 4Friday1.30pm4.30pm
December 5Saturday 12:00pm2.00pm
December 6Sunday12:00pm2.00pm
December 7Monday7.30am9.30am
December 10*Thursday8:00am 4.00pm
December 11Friday1.30pm4.30pm
December 12Saturday 12:00pm2.00pm
December 13Sunday12:00pm2.00pm
December 14Monday7.30am9.30am
December 17Thursday12:00pm2.00pm
December 18Friday12:00pm2.00pm
December 19*
Saturday 7.30am
1.30pm
9.30am 
3.30pm
December 20Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
December 21*Monday12.00pm2.00pm
December 22*Tuesday12.00pm2.30pm
December 23*Wednesday7.30am
1.30pm
10.00am
3.30pm
December 24*Thursday7.30am
1.30pm
10.00am
3.30pm
December 25th FridayNO SERVICE
December 26Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
December 27Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
December 28Monday7.30am9.30am
December 31Thursday12.00pm2.00pm

*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