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Cruise Whitsundays’ ferries operate directly from the Airport pontoon just 100 metres from the arrivals hall. There is a ferry to meet most flights with a departure as close as possible to touchdown (generally within 30-45 minutes). Passengers should go to the Cruise Whitsundays desk in the arrival concourse. There are transfers available to Daydream, Long Island and the mainland, Airlie Beach. Departing guests similarly arrive directly at the Airport on a ferry timed to suit flight departures.


They have a dedicated coach with a meet and greet service at the Airport to take you directly to Port of Airlie, where a ferry departure is timed for as good a Resort connection as possible. Departing guests similarly are met from the ferry at Port of Airlie to be transferred directly to the Airport. Services are timed to suit flight departures.

PRICES [2015-2016]
Valid between: 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

Resort ConnectionsPrices $AUD Per Person
Hamilton Island AirportAdultChild
To/From Daydream$50$50
To/From Shute Harbour$50$50
To/From Port of Airlie$50$50
Hamilton Island MarinaAdultChild
To/From Daydream$50$34
To/From Shute Harbour$59$37
To/From Port of Airlie$59$37
To/From Whitsunday Coast Airport$79$47
Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) including coach connections with ferry
To/From Daydream$59$38
To/From Hamilton Island Marina$79$47
Port of Airlie
To/From Daydream$39$26
To/From Hamilton Island Marina$59$37
To/From Hamilton Island Airport$50$50
Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach
To/From Hamilton Island Marina$59$37
Hamilton Island Marina To/From Daydream Island$50$34


  • All rates are per person in AUD and inclusive of 10% GST
  • Rates valid till 31 March 2016
  • Child rates:
    Resort Connections – apply to children aged 4-14 years inclusive.
    Infants under 4 free of charge
  • Cancellations within 12 hours 25%. No show 100%. Transfer to another Cruise Whitsundays cruise no fee.
  • Freesell – All bookings can be freesold and reported with an ‘Arrival Notification Record’



The ferry departure/arrival times are timed to give the best possible connection with all flights. Priority is given to arriving guests and getting you to your Resort as quickly as possible. The schedules will change every six months in line with the airline schedule changes.

There will be a ‘Resort Connections’ service to meet most arriving flight and whisk you away to your Resort.

Similarly ferry departures and coach connections (for Whitsunday Coast Airport) are operated for all departing flights. If flights are delayed Cruise Whitsundays will do everything possible to reschedule arrangements to meet with your arrival.


Ferries arrive/ depart from the jetty at the Airport just 100 metres from Check In.


All arriving passengers are met by ‘Whitsunday Shuttle’ drivers. Their dedicated transfer vehicle then takes them directly to Port of Airlie for the ferry to Daydream or Long Island.

All departing passengers are met at Port of Airlie and transferred directly to Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine).

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