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Service Update

No non-essential travel to and from the Northern Beaches

COVID-19 Travel Update 18th Dec

The Palm Beach to Ettalong and the Basin services are essential services and will continue to operate to schedule and in accordance with our COVIDSafe plans. The NSW Government advice is currently to limit non-essential travel. If travel is necessary, customers are encouraged to wear a face mask and practice appropriate social distancing. We will continue to ensure our vessels and wharf areas are cleaned and sanitised regularly. Anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or has been in close contact with someone who has, should get tested as soon as possible. We monitor all updates from NSW Health and adapt our approach accordingly.

Please note: anyone who travelled on the Palm Beach to Wagstaffe ferry between 6:15pm ad 6:35pm on Wednesday 16 December are considered casual contacts and should follow NSW Health advice and get tested. More information can be found here:


Ticket Prices- Credit/Debit card transactions only

Route Type One Way Return
Palm Beach – Wagstaffe – Ettalong Adult $12.20 $24.40
Concession & Child $6.30 $12.20
Wagstaffe to Ettalong (Hop) Adult $3 N/A
Concession & Child $3 N/A
Palm Beach to Bennett’s, Bonnie Doon, Basin, Currawong & Mackerel Adult $8.60 $17.20
Concession & Child $4.40 $8.70

Cartage or Freight (Bikes & Small Items) for All Services: $3.00 – $15.00 Depending on Size

Multi-Trip Ferry Tickets

Local residents and holiday makers who regularly use the Palm Beach Ferries service are invited to take advantage of a Ferry 10 ticket which can be purchased on-board or in store. Ferry 10 tickets are available for individual use, limited to one passenger per trip.

For more information about our ticket pricing or to find out about group bookings, please contact us directly.

Ferry 10s

Ettalong Service Ferry10 – $106.00 ($2 merchant fee for credit card transactions)

Basin Service Ferry10 – $74.00 ($2 merchant fee for credit card transaction)

Palm Beach Ferries Menu

Get in touch

Toll Free: 1 800 326 822
A: 2/1112-1118 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach, NSW 2108
E: [email protected]

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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 2021 is as follows:

Service One Way Return
Adult Conc/
Adult Conc/
Palm Beach | Wagstaffe | Ettalong $12.50 $6.30 $25.00 $12.50
Wagstaffe to Ettalong $3 $3 N/A 1 Way only
Ferry 10 Ticket $110
Cartage for bikes | parcels $3/bike each way | $5 – $10 ea way for parcels
Palm Beach to Bennett’s | Bonnie Doon | Basin | Currawong & Mackerel $8.70 $4.40 $17.40 $8.70
Ferry 10 Ticket $75.00
Cartage: excess camp equip | parcels $5 – $10 each way

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

If you are an eligible pensioner or senior concession card holder and live on the Western Foreshore please register for the PET pass at our office.

Effective as from 1st January 2021

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