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Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries
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Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries provides two popular passenger ferry services in the central and northern coasts of New South Wales. Fantasea offers services from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe and Ettalong on the Central Coast as well as to Bennetts, Bonnie...more
1105 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 2411
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All reviews ferry ride ferry service whale watching tour beautiful sunny day takes about mins mackerel saturday morning well worth the trip fish and chips great fun wharf tickets crew pittwater sandbars whales timetable
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantasea ferries run some great services. We took the ferry from from Ettalong Beach to Palm Beach and it cost us less than what we would have paid in parking along in Palm Beach. The ferry trip from Ettalong Beach made for a lovely day...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank themurrayfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good ferry service, clean and efficient and leaves on time. Although not sure it is worth leaving Palm Beach to go where this goes to.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Departure706071
Reviewed 12 February 2019

First time doing the ettalong to palm beach and back journey. It was great fun, takes about 25 mins each way, comfortable ferry, pleasant service, can pay onboard, nothing bad to say. Council needs to keep the channel dredged so this service can continue.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tarola1
Reviewed 12 February 2019

great ferry ride, good views, friendly staff. Good timetable. We caught the 12noon ferry and had lunch at The Box takeaway Ettalong, fish and chips and a beer. Followed by a swim then back on the 2.30 pm ferry back to Palm Beach

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 869philipa
Reviewed 3 February 2019

I'm glad that the dredging has allowed this ferry to operate again. Took the ferry from Ettalong to Palm Beach and return with the wife and some friends on a warm summers day. On the trip we did not see any interesting marine life like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dh_sydney
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

The staff at Fantasea cruises are very professional and extremely helpful. They were so happy and were friendly to customers. How they navigate so easily around those sandbars we Will never know. We had such a pleasant trip and will certainly be back again soon.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AussieLemonMyrtle
Luke D, Sales and Marketing Executive at Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Hello AussieLemonMyrtle, Thank you for your feedback about our professional and helpful staff. We think they are pretty amazing!!!! As for navigating those sandbars our masters of the vessels are very talented. You should see them reversing into a parking space!! Look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

We went on a very busy day but arrived half an hour earl and got good seating everyone got on boar and service departed left and arrived on time. Staff were efficient and courteous. There is free wifi on board and they take credit cards.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patonga_man
Luke D, Sales & Marketing Executive at Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Hello Patonga _man, Fast and efficient is what we like and we are so glad we exceeded your expectations. This time of year is busy but we do pride ourselves on running to schedule. we are glad you enjoyed the wifi and that the staff...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We were taken out in rough seas to go whale-watching (a booking from months prior) but at least 2/3 of the boat were ill and vomiting the entire time including myself and my very young children. We didn't see any whales because we were so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redelectricdragon
Reviewed 24 October 2018

sail to the basin or currawong beach or mackerel beach. you can hike from each wharf to another or hike to the famous west head lookout from mackerel beach. its a bit of a climb

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelManiac333
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The ferry collected us from Patonga. We arrived at 8.30 and there was no shops open to get a coffee or any refreshments. The tickets were $65 each for adults as we paid for the whale watching tour. Onboard they offered free tea and coffee...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Patricia R
25 November 2018|
Response from Tayla G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Patricia, There's a company called Church Point Charter that hire out boats and you don't need a licence i would try contacting them. Trying to find one with a driver will be very difficult, especially for Australia Day... More