Palm Beach Ferry - Timetable

ATTN: Our Weekend Ferry Services are being diverted to Patonga
Please see below or click here to download diversion schedule


Whenever there is a large Southeast swell running, the entrance to Brisbane Waters, adjacent to Box Head, can become very dangerous.

Conditions will be assessed frequently and once deemed safe will return to our normal operations, this is expected to be Monday 25/2/19.

Service updates can be viewed on our website Text message alerts and updates will also be sent to all passengers on our SMS listing. If you wish to be on our text message data base, please email your name and mobile number to [email protected]

For Central Coast bus information and timetable please contact: Busways Gosford on 4368 2277

We apologise for any inconvenience however your safety and wellbeing is our priority.

-Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries Team

Ferry Services Return to Ettalong!

Fantasea Cruising is pleased to announce that we will be resuming our normal service from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe and Ettalong from Monday 19th of November 2018.

The Ettalong channel has been dredged to permit us safe access in most conditions, though we will continue to assess the area whilst operating. As always, the service will be weather dependant, but we hope to have less disruptions than what were experienced in the past.

Weekend Summer Lunchtime Service to Patonga

  • 12:00 Departing Palm Beach for lunch time guests
  • 12:30 Departing Patonga for breakfast guests wishing to return to Palm Beach
  • Journey takes 20 minutes in each way.
  • For afternoon return trips please speak with Boathouse staff for curtesy bus to Ettalong for our ferry service back to Palm Beach

Normal Service Timetables

Palm Beach – Wagstaffe – Ettalong

Palm Beach to Coasters Retreat

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Fantasea-Favicon 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
Fantasea-Favicon 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
Fantasea-Favicon 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
Fantasea-Favicon 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