This service takes approximately 1 ½ 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.

Last updated 16th July 2019


DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Palm Island
July 2019
July 18Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
July 19Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
July 20Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
July 21Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
July 22*Monday12.00pm2.00pm
July 25Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
July 26*Friday 12.00pm2.00pm
July 27Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
July 28Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
July 29Monday7.30am9.30am
August 2019
August 1*Thursday10.00am12.00pm
August 2*Friday 12.00pm2.00pm
August 3Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
August 4** 
Minimum Freight
Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
August 5Monday7.30am9.30am
August 8Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
August 9**
Minimum Freight
Friday 1.30pm4.30pm 
August 10Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
August 11Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
August 12Monday7.30am9.30am
August 15Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
August 16Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
August 17Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
August 18Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
August 19Monday7.30am9.30am
August 22Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
August 23Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
August 24**
Minimum Freight
Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
August 25**
Minimum Freight
Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
August 26Monday7.30am9.30am
August 29*Thursday10.00am12.00pm
August 30*Friday 2.30pm4.30pm
August 31Saturday12.00pm2.00pm

*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!


PALM ISLAND FREIGHT POLICY

  • 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.