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Our Palm Beach – Wagstaffe – Ettalong ferry service will return to normal Monday 4th April 2022.

Palm Beach Ferry - News

Ferry Diversion Notice:

Diversion to Patonga will continue for the remainder of today Monday 7th February 2022. Click here for more information.

Please be informed that the Palm Beach – Wagstaffe – Ettalong ferry service will return to normal operations as from tomorrow Tuesday 8th February

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New Fares Effective 1 January 2022

Transport for NSW, in line with the recommendation from IPART (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal), has increased one way fares. As a result our new fares as from 1st January 2022 is as follows:

Service Single Ticket Smartcard Fare
Adult Conc/
Adult Only
Palm Beach | Wagstaffe | Ettalong $13.20 $6.60 $11.60
Wagstaffe to Ettalong Hop $3.00 $3.00 N/A
Palm Beach to Bennett’s | Bonnie Doon | Basin | Currawong & Mackerel $9.10 $4.60 $7.90
Cartage: Bicycles, Excess camp equipment and / or parcels.

Price dependant on size and volume of freight.

$5 – $15 each way

NOTE: Palm Beach Ferries is now cashless please be informed that we are only accepting credit/debit card transactions.

Animals and pets on ferries

We have been reading all your comments on our recent facebook post regarding pets and animals onboard our services and have decided to review the NSW Passenger Transport Act and regulations again to see if we can still allow you to travel with them.

Rather than strictly enforcing the NSW Passenger Transport Act and regulations from 1 July we have decided to take the approach to monitor usage, provide guidance to customers and enforce if there is any risk to other passengers’ safety or wellbeing.

This means you can continue to use our services with your pets and animals like you have in the past, but we do reserve the right to refuse travel.

This may occur when your animals or pets are not clean, appear vicious or likely to annoy, threaten or inconvenience other customers, or if the service has reached capacity.

We do listen to your feedback and want to provide the best service possible and feel

that the above approach is the best compromise going forward.

Read our Pets and Animals page for more information.


Whale Watching

Here at Fantasea Cruising Pittwater, we’re excited to announce the upcoming return of the Whale Watching season! With a number of cruises operating between June and November, our team can’t wait to take you on Pittwater’s most exciting wildlife adventure.

Click here for more info, and be our guest on what is gearing up to be our biggest season yet!

Tickets are purchased on board Eftpos and Credit Card transactions only.*

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