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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
    April 19Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    April 20*Saturday1.15pm3.30pm
    April 21Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    April 22Monday7.30am9.30am
    April 24Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    April 25Thursday 12.00pm2.15pm
    April 26Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    April 27 *Saturday1.15pm3.30pm
    April 28Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    April 29Monday7.30am9.30am

    Print Version - Palm Island Timetable - April 2024

    *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
    May 1Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 2*Thursday8.00am4.15pm
    May 3Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    May 4*Saturday1.15pm3.30pm
    May 5Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 6*Monday10.00am12.00pm
    May 8Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 9Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 10Friday12.00pm3.15pm
    May 11*Saturday12.15pm9.00am
    May 12Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 13Monday7.30am9.30am
    May 15Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 16Thursday 12.00pm2.15pm
    May 17Friday12.00pm3.15pm
    May 18*Saturday1.15pm3.30pm
    May 19Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 20Monday7.30am9.30am
    May 22Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 23Thursday 12.00pm2.15pm
    May 24Friday 12.00pm3.15pm
    May 25*Saturday1.15pm3.30pm
    May 26Sunday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 27Monday7.30am9.30am
    May 29Wednesday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 30Thursday12.00pm2.15pm
    May 31Friday12.00pm3.15pm

    Print Version - Palm Island Timetable - May 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

  • 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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