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Palm Beach Ferries

Connecting the Northern Beaches, Pittwater and the Central Coast since 1982

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Discover Palm Beach with Fantasea Cruising


View current timetables for ferry services between Palm Beach, Wagstaff, Ettalong Beach, Bennetts, Bonnie Doon, Basin, Currawong and Mackerel


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View current fares and prices for all Palm Beach ferry services

Service Information

Connecting the Northern Beaches, Pittwater and the Central Coast since 1982. Our Palm Beach Ferry Service operates all day, every day

Just 45 kilometres north of Sydney, you will find the unique beachside haven of Palm Beach. Famous for its relaxed lifestyle and stunningly beautiful scenery, visitors and locals alike, love the laid-back vibe of ‘Palmy’.

Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries provide exceptional ferry services between Palm Beach, Wagstaff and Ettalong. Departing regularly from the Palm Beach wharf the picturesque journey takes just 30 minutes, passing by Barrenjoey Headland, made famous by the long running TV drama ‘Home and Away’. As you cruise through Broken Bay, past Lion Island and around Box Head you might be lucky enough to spot a local seal or even a whale on its annual migration.

Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries also offer a short ferry ride to transport visitors across Pittwater to ‘The Basin’, a picnic and camping area within the Ku-ring-gai National Park. Here wallabies, goannas and other wildlife roam free much to the delight of sightseers.

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with whales, Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries offer exceptional Whale watching experiences from June through October. Departing from Palm Beach and the central coast you will discover interesting facts about the biology, behaviour, communication and the migration patterns of these majestic mammals of the sea, as our crew share their knowledge and passion for these grand animals.

Hosting a private event? Let us add a little FANTASEA to your function. Specialising in school excursions, social functions, water transfers and much more, the Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries team will be sure to deliver unmatched, personalised experiences on the water.

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Memorable Whale Watching Experience

"It was an absolutely great whale watching experience. We saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins. Beautiful day. Staffs were very friendly. The boat was large, comfy and clean. It was really enjoyable and I'll definitely come back. :)"

– Yinzhi L. via TripAdvisor
Great Cruise!

"Amazing view of the lights without the crowds. The boat was clean and comfortable and not over crowded. Lots of room to move about and get photos. All the staff were friendly and pointed out things of interest. Highly recommended!"

– rickyandrobyn via TripAdvisor
Great Whale Experience!

"We had a great morning with the Fantasea crew and saw a lot of humpback whales, really amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the facilities very good. We would definitely go again!"

– Rebekka K. via TripAdvisor
A Lovely Evening Cruise

"Great deal booked online and a really lovely 1 1/2 hrs cruising the harbour. We enjoyed the outdoor deck upstairs, but the inside area was just beautiful for those who preferred to be inside. Staff were lovely and overall experience was terrific. We were blessed with the weather... would highly recommend!"

– Kerrilyn H. via TripAdvisor