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 19th May 2020

Palm Island
JUNE 2020 
June 4*Thursday 11:00 am1:00 pm
June 5*Friday 11:00 am1:00 pm
June 6Saturday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 7Sunday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 8Monday12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 11Thursday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 12Friday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 13Saturday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 14Sunday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 15Monday12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 18Thursday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 19Friday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 20Saturday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 21Sunday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 22Monday12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 25Thursday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 26Friday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 27Saturday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 28Sunday 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
June 29Monday12:00 pm 2:00 pm

*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