If our mobile number is not answered immediately, please wait five minutes before trying again as the driver may be berthing the vessel or assisting passengers.
If there are any difficulties getting through on the voice system, do please send a text.
Social distancing rules apply.
Up to four (4) passengers with an airline-size, carry-on bag (max 7kg) each. Single household family groups up to six considered if able to keep distance from the driver.
Depending on weight and volume, excess baggage and/or cargo can reduce the number of passengers the vessel can carry.
We have contactless payment facilities on all our boats; MasterCard, Visa and EFTPOS accepted. If you need to pay in cash, please bring exact fare; no change given.
Ride-sharing is not currently permitted.
Our business is 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 excess baggage or cargo, cartage rates will apply and an estimate will be advised at time of loading.
As a guide, single large and/or heavy items such as suitcases, eskies and toolboxes are $5 each and smaller items as $1 each.
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 0404103700 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. Morning Bay was called Towlers Bay for many years and was recently changed back.
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 western foreshores of McCarr’s Creek back onto the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and are water access only. There are no public wharves, only private ones.
The properties are all waterfront and the original parcel of land was known as the Douglass Estate. There is also a small parcel known as the Calabash Estate.
The various public wharves and marinas are a source of restaurants and social venues for those living offshore.
Church Point: Waterfront Cafe & Restaurant, Pasadena on Pittwater and the Quays Marina Cafe.
Bayview: Cafe on Pittwater and the Blue Pearl Thai Restaurant.
Newport: Royal Motor Yacht Club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and The Newport pub.
Clareville: Clareville Kiosk.
On a more utilitarian note, parking at Church Point can be problematic at holiday times and visitors may need to park further afield.
The Palm Beach Ferry Wharf is the transport hub for northern Pittwater and connections across Broken Bay to the Central Coast.
A short walk gets you to Barrenjoey House for a meal. Around on Barrenjoey Beach (still walking distance if the tide isn't kind) is the The Boathouse restaurant.
If the local services at Palm Beach are not operating, we are very happy to accommodate.
Common trips are from Palm Beach to Great Mackerel Beach, Currawong Beach, The Basin and Coasters Retreat.
Our office is floating about 100m 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
(PO Box 249)
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.
Regular users may be invited to join the Frequent Floaters Club. Benefits include:
Credit / Debit Card accounts are available for regular users: