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 13th September 2019


DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Palm Island
September 2019 
September 19Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
September 20Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
September 21Saturday12.00pm2.00pm
September 22Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
September 23Monday7.30am9.30am
September 26*Thursday10.00am12.00pm
September 27*Friday 8.00am4.30pm
September 28*Saturday10.00am12.00pm
September 29Sunday12.00pm2.00pm
September 30*Monday12.00pm2.00pm
October 2019
October 3Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
October 4*Friday 9.00am4.30pm
October 5** 
Minimum Freight
Saturday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 6Sunday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 7*Monday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 10**  
Minimum Freight
Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
October 11**  
Minimum Freight
Friday 8.00am
1.30pm
10.00am
4.30pm
October 12**  
Minimum Freight
Saturday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 13**  
Minimum Freight
Sunday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 14**  
Minimum Freight
Monday 7.30am9.30am
October 17**  
Minimum Freight
Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
October 18**  
Minimum Freight
Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
October 19Saturday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 20Sunday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 21*Monday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 24Thursday12.00pm2.00pm
October 25Friday 1.30pm4.30pm
October 26Saturday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 27Sunday 12.00pm2.00pm
October 28Monday 7.30am9.30am
October 31Thursday12.00pm2.00pm

*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.