If our mobile is not answered, please wait five minutes before trying again as the driver may be berthing the vessel or assisting passengers.
Texts are a fallback in case of problems with the voice system. Note that during normal operations, texts may not be processed if the drivers are busy.
SPLITS: Same pickup, same destination shares the fare!
DOUBLES: Taxis may take multiple fares to different locations. Each party will be charged for their destination.
People, not Cargo. We will be very happy to recommend an appropriate punt or barge service if a client needs to move cargo. If the driver agrees to take cargo or excess baggage, charter rates will apply and an estimate will be advised at time of loading.
Scotland Island has five major commuter wharves: Bell, Carols, Eastern, Tennis and Cargo. The Island is entirely residential; there are no shops or public toilets.
Note that the Community Vehicle (0404 103 700) can drive right down the edge of the Cargo Wharf which may be advantageous if you have heavy bags or passengers with mobility issues.
Access to the major wharves is generally only affected by strong winds and sea state, however, there are segments of the Island where access to waterfront properties with private wharves can also be limited by tides.
The Bays are on the western foreshores of Pittwater and back onto the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Although part of the mainland, they are water access only.
There are public wharves at South Elvina, North Elvina, Lovett Bay, Woody Point (Halls) and Morning Bay. Towlers Bay is an area of fixed moorings on the northern shore of Morning Bay.
Access to the Pittwater YHA is normally via Halls Wharf, then approximately a 10 minute walk up a very picturesque bush track. The YHA can also be reached from Morning Bay Wharf which is a shorter walk but a steeper track.
The Douglass Estate is the line of waterfront properties on the western foreshores of McCarr’s Creek. They back onto the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and are water access only. There are no public wharves, only private ones. There is also a small parcel known as the Calabash Estate.
Access is normally by private boat or water taxi. For the more adventurous (and unburdened), it is possible to disembark the ferry at Elvina Bay South and navigate a bush track over the top of the promontory, however, cautions such as fitness, attire and baggage must be considered.
The various public wharves and marinas are a source of restaurants and social venues for those living offshore.
Church Point: Waterfront Cafe & General Store, Pasadena Sydney and the Marina Cafe.
Bayview: 8 knots Cafe and Le Bayview Cafe Bistro.
Newport: Royal Motor Yacht Club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and The Newport pub.
Clareville: Clareville Kiosk.
Palm Beach: Barrenjoey House.
Whale Beach: Jonah's Restaurant & Boutique Hotel.
The Palm Beach Ferry Wharf is the transport hub for northern Pittwater and connections across Broken Bay to the Central Coast.
The Palm Beach Water Taxi (0408 408 831) and the Palm Beach Ferry Service cover the area.
If the local services at Palm Beach are not operating, we will accommodate where possible. Common trips are from Palm Beach to Great Mackerel Beach, Currawong Beach, The Basin and Coasters Retreat. Please note we do not cross Broken Bay.
Our office is floating about 160m north of the Church Point Ferry Wharf in Sydney's glorious Pittwater. We're back and forth from Church Point all the time so it's a great place to jump on but we'll pick up from anywhere we can safely get to. Give us call.
Church Point Ferry Wharf
1860 Pittwater Road
Church Point NSW 2105
Bad weather significantly affects transportation for the offshore communities. Storms can cause services to be suspended or shutdown entirely.
More often, wind and sea state can make travel to certain destinations unsafe or the Master of the vessel may wait until weather passes over before continuing services.
To avoid inconvenience, do please call us and check if you think conditions are deteriorating.
|Lovett Bay Nth/Sth
|Lovett Bay West
|Towlers Beach Moorings
|Browns Bay (up to)
|Browns Bay (into)
|McCarr's Creek Reserve
|South & East
|Royal Motor Yacht Club
|RPAYC 'G' Arm
|RPAYC Services Wharf
|Crystal Bay (Princes St)
|Out of Area
|Waiting time (min)
|Cartage - large
|Cartage - small
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Credit / Debit Card accounts are available for regular users: