Central Coast Ferries
Woy Woy - Empire Bay
Woy Woy - Ettalong
(The Cockatoo Ferry)
Lunch at the Davo
Illoura Walk
Our Fleet
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Terms & Conditions

Central Coast Ferries operate a regular ferry service between Woy Woy, Saratoga, Davistown and Empire Bay, on the NSW Central Coast

Lunch at the Davo click here for details

Central Coast Ferries




Central Coast Ferries will NOT be operating xmas and boxing day.
We will be running on a weekend timetable
as of Tuesday 27th December 2016 until Sunday 8th January 2017
and continue regular weekday timetable on Monday 9thJanuary 2017.



New Year’s Eve + Ferry To The Footy

Looking for something special to do with the family or friends? Jump aboard with Central Coast Ferries as we cruise over to Gosford to join in the festivities along the foreshore, with activities, food stalls and entertainment for the whole family.

 CC Mariners v Melbourne City are going head to head across the road at Central Coast Stadium if you would like to go watch the game as well, we are arriving 1.5 hours before kickoff.

 The Ferry will depart after the fireworks have finished. They begin at 9:00pm so make sure you find yourself a perfect viewing platform. We will board after they finish approx. 9:15pm - 9:30pm depending on what they have planned.

 Tickets available on board the Ferry. Pre purchased tickets available only as it is usually a sellout.

Pickup at- Empire Bay 4:30, Central 4:35, Lintern St 4:45, Veterans Hall 4:50, Woy Woy 5:00 arriving at Gosford 5:30pm. LIMITED SEATING

Adults $30 Kids $15. Call 0418631313 for info



The Cockatoo Ferry

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the vintage ferry Codock II along the pristine Brisbane Water as you take in the sights, sounds and salty air smells that it has to offer. With two daily trips you can break your journey at Hardys Bay, Wagstaffe or Ettalong for lunch or maybe even connect with Palm Beach Ferries for a trip acorss Broken Bay.

The Cockatoo Ferry will start Wednesday 28th December 2016 and run through until Wednesday 25th January 2017. It will NOT be running Public holiday and selected days. To find out, call the ferry on 0418631313.


Gosford to Patonga FERRY
Wednesday 26th October 2016 

FERRY from GOSFORD - Patonga Beach Seafoods in partnership with Central Coast Ferries is introducing a monthly Ferry service from Gosford to Patonga Beach.

The Ferry will depart Gosford at 9.30am with stops at Woy Woy at 9.50am, Saratoga (Vetrans Hill)at 10.00am, Ettalong at 10.30am

There will be some sighting seeing around Lion Island with an arrival at Patonga at 11.00am.

Departures are on the last Wednesday of each month.

Upon reaching Patonga you can indulge yourself in a lunch at the hotel or spoil yourself from the Fish and Chip shop after lunch explore the village or the beach even pack a fishing rod and go for a fish.
The Ferry will then depart Patonga at 3pm and arrive back at Gosford by 4.30pm.
All this for only $15 each way.
For groups of 10-20 plus we will give a free ticket and 20 plus get 2 free tickets.

Purchase tickets on board. Bookings essential.

Next Cruise Dates:
Hawkesbury River 16th October, 3rd 15th and 27th November, 18th December
Brisbane Water 13th November and10th December

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Brisbane Water
History Tour

Listen to our mp3 here

Celebrate 2016 NSW Heritage Festival on Gosford Waters and the Hawkesbury River.
Central Coast Ferries, History & Heritage Hunter to Hawkesbury Research, Brisbane Water Historical Society.  Awarded historian Peter Rea will present 2 separate tours during NSW Heritage Festival.
Brisbane Water History Ferry Tour - Thursday 5th May
Audio visual presentations on a large monitor, displaying historical photographs and live commentary.  From Woy Woy to Broken Bay, Empire Bay, Gosford and back to Woy Woy.
Departing Woy Woy Wharf 9.35am 
Hawkesbury River Tour - Sunday 1st May
Historic WWI and WWII sites, on board the ferry ’Sorrento’. A large monitor will display historical photos, special graphics, video, animations and onsite drawings, photos and live commentary.  Hawkesbury River/Broken Bay.
Departing Patonga 9.00am and Brooklyn 9.35am.
Both tours 3 hrs 15 minutes duration.
Cost:  $35 Adults, $30 Concession, Child $20
Morning Tea included.
Bookings essential.  Please phone Central Coast Ferries on 0418 631 313.



Starting to organize your Xmas party?

You can hire the ferries out bare boat charter..!

 Try something new and different to entertain.
Cruise the waterways or high speed transfers to the Patonga, Hawkesbury River and Pittwater.

Codock II holds 50 passengers @ $250 + gst per hour

Saratoga holds 80 passengers @ $350 + gst per hour

Runaway holds 120passengers @ $450 + gst per hour

Bare boat hire, bring your drinks and nibblies on board while we take you on a scenic cruise with the picturesque waterways as your backdrop.

Strictly NO smoking on board, if you have smokers we can stop at any wharf for a short break if needed. We can supply tables so you can set yourself up for the cruise.

$200 deposit to be made to secure your booking date and remainder to be paid 2 working days before departure.


2016 - 2017

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Both ferries are available for group bookings, transfers & sightseeing tours, timetables permitting.

Click here for our group booking form


Stuck on the F3 or Avoca Drive? Petrol prices creeping up?
Travel by ferry - saves time, money and relax!
Ferry 10 passes available from as little as $4 per trip.


Ride the ferry to Davistown RSL for a great lunch PLUS a FREE bus will pick you up and bring you back to the wharf to continue your scenic ferry trip (1 hour return)


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Central Coast Ferries operate a regular ferry service between Woy Woy, Saratoga, Davistown and Empire Bay, on the NSW Central Coast.

We travel up and down Cockle & Lintern Channels and across Paddys Channel to Woy Woy , on a daily basis. A round trip takes approximately 1 hour and for visitors to the region you can take a break in your journey to do the Illoura Reserve Walk, which is a historical look at the region, and we highly recommend the Davistown RSL for lunch.

The Cockatoo Ferry travels from Woy Woy - Ettalong, via Saratoga, Hardys Bay & Wagstaff. It operates 7 days a week during Xmas school holidays (not operating XMAS DAY, BOXING DAY, NEW YEARS DAY & AUSTRALIA DAY). A round trip takes approximately 2 hours 20 mins with a stopover at Ettalong Markets or Hardys Bay. You can now meet with Palm Beach Ferries and travel to Palm Beach twice a day (excluding PUBLIC HOLIDAYS). Click here for further details

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For school, work or sightseeing taking the ferry with Central Coast Ferries is the ideal way to commute

Illoura Walk click here for details

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