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Palm Island ferry timetable

This service takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes of 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 the Palm Island ferry here.

The Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council is requesting that all passengers assess their needs before traveling to Palm Island unless vaccinated. For further information, please contact Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

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

  • DateDayDepart TownsvilleDepart Palm Island
    December 8*Friday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 9Saturday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 10 Sunday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 11Monday CANCELLED CANCELLED
    December 13Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 14Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 15*Friday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 16Saturday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 17Sunday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 18Monday 7.30am9.30am
    December 20Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 21Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 22*Friday 8.00am10.15am
    1.30pm4.00pm
    December 23*Saturday 8.00am10.15am
    1.30pm4.00pm
    December 24*Sunday 11.00am1.30pm
    December 25Monday Christmas Day - No Service
    December 26*Tuesday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 27Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 28Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    December 29Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    December 30Saturday 12.00pm2.15pm
    December 31Sunday 12.00pm2.15pm


    DECEMBER 2023, Palm Island Timetable

    PALM ISLAND FESTIVE SEASON TIMETABLE

    * These times are different from our standard timings
    ** Minimum freight and no cold freight **

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    The Palm Island timetable recording is updated every Sunday or when the schedule has changed.
    Please call 07 4726 0800 and press 2 to get the latest timetable information.

    Circumstances beyond our control may cause changes to departure times without notice.

  • DateDayDepart TownsvilleDepart Palm Island
    January 1*Monday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 3Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 4Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 5Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    January 6Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 7Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 8Monday7.30am9.30am
    January 10Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 11Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 12Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    January 13Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 14Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 15*Monday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 16Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 17Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 18Friday12.00pm3.15pm
    January 19Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 20Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 22Monday7.30am9.30am
    January 23Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 24Thursday 12.00pm2.15pm
    January 25Friday12.00pm3.15pm
    January 26Saturday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 27Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 29*Monday12.00pm2.15pm
    January 31Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm

    PALM ISLAND TIMETABLE JANUARY 2024

    *These times are different from our standard timings

    ** Minimum freight and no cold freight **

    BOOK NOW

    The Palm Island timetable recording is updated every Sunday or when the schedule has changed.
    Please call 07 4726 0800 and press 2 to get the latest timetable information.

    Circumstances beyond our control may cause changes to departure times without notice.

  • View the Palm Island luggage and freight policy here

  • View the Palm Island luggage and freight policy here

  • To submit your Palm Island trolley application, please complete the form here.

  • This form is to request a layover of a SeaLink vessel to accommodate one of the following departure options on a Thursday service: The cost is to be paid directly by the client.

    Please be advised that this request is not confirmed until SeaLink has received approval from Palm Island Council & payment has been received.

    To submit your Palm Island Funeral Layover application, please complete the form here.

    *Please note that this is to accommodate a layover for a funeral only. If your request is outside of this, click here.

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