FERRY DIVERSION TO PATONGA from Tuesday 15 MAY ongoing until further notice…
As a result of the rapid deterioration and continuous shoaling of the channel and the entrance of the channel at Box Head; Channel navigation and crossing the Channel south of Lobster Beach between Lobster and Little Box is deemed unsafe.
There will be no ferries to and from Ettalong/Wagstaffe from Tuesday 15th May ongoing until further notice…..
In the interest of safety and customer service considerations; ferry services will be diverted to Patonga from TUESDAY 15th MAY on a full timetable until futher notice…..
Emergency dredging and ongoing planned maintenance of the channel is required for the Palm Beach to Ettalong ferry service to remain operational.
Unfortunately, the continuing deterioration of the channel will result in ferry services being diverted to Patonga on a more regular basis unless urgent action is undertaken to resolve the shoaling issue.
Fantasea will endeavour to keep servicing the Ettalong and Wagstaffe communities for as long as it is safe to navigate the channel.
Text message alerts and updates will also be sent to all passengers on our SMS listing. If you wish to be in our text message database, please email your name and mobile number to [email protected]
See below for schedule
We apologise for any inconvenience, however, your safety and wellbeing is our priority.
Diversion schedule to Patonga click on this link https://www.fantasea.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Tide-affected-services_TUESDAY-1-MAY.pdf
Normal service Timetables are valid from January 2018.
Palm Beach to Coasters Retreat
Some Of Our Happy Customers!
“Essential Palm Beach Activity- Fabulous fun.”
Get you across to the basin and other river beach area including camping with facilities. Inexpensive way to see Pittwater and Hawkesbury areas- and the tea is not bad,
“Way to travel”
Travel by ferry from Ettalong to Palm Beach is charming, especially if you don’t get to experience waterways like this.Use the bus (Opal Card) to get around.
“Ettalong to Palm Beach ferry service”
We took the opportunity to enjoy the water experiences offered by Fantasea. We caught the ferry at Wagstaffe, which is a lovely quiet spot on the Box Head peninsular. We had a great ride via Booker Bay Wharf as Ettalong wharf was being “improved”. Palm Beach was warm and relaxed on a sunny winter’s day.
“A breath of fresh air!”
A great way to add another dimension to the Northern Beaches. Took the Ettalong ferry over the Hawkesbury River, dog and bike friendly, clean and comfy, value at $11return. A nice blast of sea air and worth a visit to the Paranga?pub. Just do it.