Main Timetable

Transfer time: 20 - 25 minutes (Townsville to Magnetic Island)

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Magnetic Island
Monday - Saturday* 5:30am 6:20am
Monday - Sunday* 6:30am 7:10am
Monday - Sunday 7:05am 7:50am
Monday - Sunday 7:45am 8:25am
Monday - Sunday 8:45am 9:25am
Monday - Sunday 9:30am 10:15am
Monday - Sunday 10:30am 11:10am
Monday - Sunday 11:30am 12:15pm
Monday - Sunday 12:55pm 1:35pm
Monday - Sunday 2:15pm 3:00pm
Monday - Sunday 3:45pm 4:25pm
Monday - Sunday 4:30pm 5:10pm
Monday - Friday only* 5:20pm 5:55pm
Monday - Sunday 6:00pm 6:40pm
Monday - Sunday 7:15pm 7:45pm
Monday - Sunday 9:00pm 9:30pm
Monday - Sunday 10:30pm 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday* 11:30pm 12:00am
 * Not operating on Public Holidays
Additional Service - Wed 8th November 2017

Extra service to accommodate Magnetic Island residents and guests travelling back after the Paul Kelly Concert at the Entertainment Centre

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Magnetic Island
11.30pm 12.00am
Christmas Day Timetable

Limited services operating today

Please note: Nelly Bay Terminal is Closed on Christmas Day
Breakwater Terminal (Townsville) is open from 9.15am - 12.15pm

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Magnetic Island
25th Dec 9:30am 10:15am
25th Dec 11:00am 11:35am
25th Dec 12:15pm 12:50pm
25th Dec 2:00pm 3:00pm
25th Dec 3:45pm 4:45pm
Boxing Day Timetable

Public holiday timetable applies as per below

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Magnetic Island
26th Dec 6:30am 7:10am
26th Dec 7:05am 7:50am
26th Dec 7:45am 8:25am
26th Dec 8:45am 9:25am
26th Dec 9:30am 10:15am
26th Dec 10:30am 11:10am
26th Dec 11:30am 12:15pm
26th Dec 12:55pm 1:35pm
26th Dec 2:15pm 3:00pm
26th Dec 3:45pm 4:25pm
26th Dec 4:30pm 5:10pm
26th Dec 6:00pm 6:40pm
26th Dec 7:15pm 7:45pm
26th Dec 9:00pm 9:30pm
26th Dec 10:30pm 11:00pm
Halloween Fullmoon Timetable

 Please refer to our main timetable for travel outside of these hours                

Pricing
Standard Tickets

Tickets are valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

Prices effective from November 15th 2016.

Adult Return $33.00
Adult Single $17.00
Pensioner Return (Australian cards only) ^ $16.50
Pensioner Single (Australian cards only) ^ $8.50
Child Return (5 - 14 years) $16.50
Child Single (5 - 14 years) $8.50
Student Return (Australian cards only) ^ $22.00
Student Single (Australian cards only) ^ $11.35
Family Return (2 Adults + 3 Children)^^ $76.00
 A valid Australian concession or student card must be presented to receive these fares

Accepted concessions include valid Australian Pension cards & Australian Government Seniors Cards. Accepted student cards include valid Australian institutes from all States & Territories. 

Please note we do not accept health care cards issued by the Department of Human Services or the National Senior cards as valid concessions. Dependents listed on a Pensioner Concession Card are not entitled to a pensioner concession and must pay the appropriate fare. We do not accept international senior or student cards.

^^All passengers traveling on a Family Return ticket must travel together in both directions.

Multi-Trip Tickets

If you are a resident, local or staying in the region for a few days our flexi tickets are the affordable way to see both Magnetic Island and Townsville. Each flexi ticket allows 10 one way trips and may be used by two persons at the same time and are valid for 6 months (180 days).

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Adult Flexi (10 trips) $105.00
*Child Flexi (10 trips) $52.50
*Pensioner Flexi (10 trips) $52.50
*Student Flexi $70.00
 A valid Australian concession or student card must be presented to receive these fares

* denotes maximum two persons per ticket

Child aged between 5-14

Accepted concessions include valid Australian Pension cards & Australian Government Seniors Cards. Accepted student cards include valid Australian institutes from all States & Territories. 

Please note we do not accept health care cards issued by the Department of Human Services or the National Senior cards as valid concessions. Dependents listed on a Pensioner Concession Card are not entitled to a pensioner concession and must pay the appropriate fare. We do not accept international senior or student cards.

Frequent Traveller Tickets

Do you constantly travel on the ferries for work purposes? SeaLink offers a variety of affordable tickets for frequent travellers to Magnetic Island and Townsville. Each ticket allows the user to make unlimited trips between Magnetic Island and Townsville for the validity of the ticket and may only be used by one person**.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Weekly (unlimited trips) $95.30
*Monthly (unlimited trips) $328.00
*Six Monthly (unlimited trips) $1,844.00

* denotes maximum one person per ticket

** The purchasers surname and photo will be printed on the ticket for identification purposes.

Car Parking at Breakwater Terminal

By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

Car (per 24hrs) $7.50
Motorhome (per 24hrs) $8.50
Car & Trailer / Caravan (per 24hrs) $10.00
Monthly Permits $90.00
Annual Permits $850.00

Please note Monthly & Yearly permits do not guarantee spots in the allocated areas as they are on a first come, first serve basis. Permits must be displayed face side up at all times.

October/November 2017

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.

Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to boarding to ensure sufficient time to purchase tickets.

Updated 13th October 2017

DEPART
Townsville
DEPART
Palm Island
OCTOBER
Oct 13 - Fri
*ADDITIONAL SERVICE*
8.30am 10.30am
Oct 13 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
Oct 14 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 15 - Sun 1.30pm 3.30pm
Oct 16 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Oct 19 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 20 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
Oct 21 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 22 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 23 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Oct 26 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 27 - Fri 9.30am 1.30pm
Oct 28 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 29 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
Oct 30 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
NOVEMBER
Nov 2 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 3 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
Nov 4 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 5 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 6 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Nov 9 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 10 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
Nov 11 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 12 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 13 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Nov 16 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 17 - Fri 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 18 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 19 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 20 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Nov 23 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 24 - Fri 1.30pm 4.30pm
Nov 25 - Sat 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 26 - Sun 12.00pm 2.00pm
Nov 27 - Mon 7.30am 9.30am
Nov 30 - Thurs 12.00pm 2.00pm
 Please Note: Times differ from regular day service.

**Minimum Freight**

We now offer freight trolleys for $50 on our Monday morning service. Choose to travel home on Monday after a weekend on the mainland without the stress of an overcrowded freight area!

See below for a PDF version of the trolley application.

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 (ie 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.

Pricing
Standard Tickets

Prices effective from November 15th 2016.

Adult Return $69.70
Adult Single $35.00
Pensioner Return (Australian cards only) ^ $34.85
Pensioner Single (Australian cards only) ^ $17.50
Student Return (Australian cards only) ^ $34.85
Student Single (Australian cards only) ^ $17.50
Child Return (5 - 14 years) $34.85
Child Single (5 - 14 years) $17.50
 ^A valid pensioner or student card must be presented to receive these fares
Multi-Trip Tickets

If you are a resident, local or staying in the region for a few days our flexi tickets are the affordable way to see both Palm Island and Townsville. Each flexi ticket allows 10 one way trips and may be used by two persons at the same time.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.

*Adult Flexi (10 trips) $282.30
*Pensioner Flexi (10 trips) $141.15
*Student Flexi $141.15
*Child Flexi (10 trips) $141.15
 ^A valid pensioner or student card must be presented to receive these fares

* denotes maximum two persons per ticket

Group Travel

Are you are travelling to Palm Island in a group of 20 or more people? You are eligible to receive the SeaLink Group Rate on return travel to Palm Island.

Download the Group Booking Form here.

Tickets are non refundable. By purchasing a ticket, passengers agree to be bound by the SeaLink Terms and Conditions of Travel.