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Palm Beach Ferries

Central Coast and Pittwater Whale Watching Tours

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Discover Palm Beach with Fantasea Cruising

Just 45 kilometres north of Sydney, you will find the unique beachside haven of Palm Beach. Famous for its relaxed lifestyle and stunningly beautiful scenery, visitors and locals alike love the laid-back vibe of ‘Palmy.’

High-Speed Passenger Transport

Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries provides exceptional ferry services between Palm Beach, Wagstaff, and Ettalong.

Departing regularly from the Palm Beach Wharf, the picturesque journey takes just 30 minutes, passing by Barrenjoey Headland, made famous by the long-running TV drama ‘Home and Away.’

As you cruise through Broken Bay, past Lion Island, and around Box Head, you might be lucky enough to spot a local seal or even a whale on its annual migration.

An Educational Cruise

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with whales, Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries offers exceptional whale watching experiences from June through October.

Departing from Palm Beach and the central coast, you will discover interesting facts about the biology, behaviour, communication, and migration patterns of these majestic mammals of the sea, as our crew shares their knowledge and passion for these grand animals.

Explore 'The Basin'

Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries also offers a short ferry ride to transport visitors across Pittwater to ‘The Basin,’ a picnic and camping area within the Ku-ring-gai National Park.

Here wallabies, goannas, and other wildlife roam free much to the delight of sightseers.

Private Events

Hosting a private event? Let us add a little FANTASEA to your function.

Specialising in school excursions, social functions, water transfers, and much more, the Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries team will be sure to deliver unmatched, personalised experiences on the water.

Rated "Excellent" by Hundreds of Travellers!

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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
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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
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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
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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