Whitehaven Beach Ferry Options

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There are three different companies that have Whitehaven Beach Ferry options from Airlie Beach. Just one operator departs from Hamilton Island, see the information below

Whitehaven Beach Ferry From Airlie Beach

Operating from Port Of Airlie and Shute Harbor, Cruise Whitsundays is a large ferry operator servicing the island resorts and Whitehaven Beach. When it comes to transfers from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach they have a few different options.

Cruise Whitsundays From Airlie Beach

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry at Whitehaven Beach

Half-Day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Departs: Every day, twice a day, from Port Of Airlie Marina
Morning Departure 7:15 am – Returns 2:30 pm
Afternoon Departure 11:35 am – Returns 6:15 pm
The ticket Price: is $140 per person (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, morning or afternoon tea,
Protective stinger suits for swimming,

Full day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Full-Day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Departs: Every day from Port Of Airlie Marina
Morning Departure 7:15 am – Returns 6:15 pm
The ticket Price: is $250 per person (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Up to 6 hours on Whitehaven Beach, Guided walk to Hill Inlet and Lookout, A gourmet burger on the beach, Morning and afternoon tea, Beach games, Protective stinger suits, Dedicated host for the duration of the day

Sealink Whitsundays From Airlie Beach

Operating from Shute Harbor, Sealink Whitsundays is a new player in the market and has a nice air-conditioned ferry plus they get very good reviews. They have a full day ferry that operates 5 days a week and a half day ferry that operates twice a week. (details below)

Sealink Whitsundays Ferry

Sealink Full-Day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Departs: Tuesday to Saturday from Shute Harbour Marine Terminal at 8:45 am – Returns 5:15 pm
The ticket Price: is $220 per person (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Snacks, Lunch, Coffee and/or Tea, Complimentary Pick Up and Drop Off Service from Airlie Beach and Cannonale, Restroom on board, Historic commentary of the Whitsundays.

Sealink Whitsundays ferry

Sealink Half-Day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Departs: Sunday and Monday  from Shute Harbour Marine Terminal at 8:45 am – Returns 5:15 pm
Morning Departure 7.30 am – Returns at 12.00 pm
Afternoon Departure 12:30 am – Returns 5:30 pm
The ticket Price: is $125 per person (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Direct cruise to Whitehaven Beach, Up to two and a half hours at Whitehaven Beach, Morning OR afternoon tea, Stinger suits, Bus transfer.

Scamper Whitsundays From Airlie Beach

Scamper whitsundays is a small ferry/barge that operates camping transfers around the Whitsunday islands including Whitehaven Beach Campsite.  

Scamper Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach Camping Ferry Transfer

Scamper Camping Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Departs:  From Shute Harbour Marine Terminal between 7 am and 10.30 am (depending on the date you choose)
The ticket Price: is $170 per person return (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Return Transfer with camping equipment to Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach.

Whitehaven Beach Ferry From Hamilton Island

Cruise Whitsundays is the only ferry operator to the famous Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. For guests staying at Hamilton island, there are 2 ferry options to Whitehaven Beach. 

Cruise Whitsundays Departing Hamilton Island Marina

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry at Whitehaven Beach

Half-Day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach From Hamilton Island

Departs: Every day, twice a day, Hamilton Island Marina
Morning Departure 8:30 am – Returns 12:30 pm
Afternoon Departure 01:10 pm – Returns 5:00 pm
The ticket Price: is $140 per person (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, morning or afternoon tea,
Protective stinger suits for swimming,

Full day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach

Full-Day Ferry To Whitehaven Beach From Hamilton Island

Departs: Every day from Hamilton Island Marina
Morning Departure 8:30 am – Returns 5:00 pm
The ticket Price: is $250 per person (as of Jan 2023)
Ticket Includes: Up to 6 hours on Whitehaven Beach, Guided walk to Hill Inlet and Lookout, A gourmet burger on the beach, Morning and afternoon tea, Beach games, Protective stinger suits, Dedicated host for the duration of the day

For more information on Whitehaven Beach Ferry options, you can click the orange buttons on this page or see our Whitehaven Beach Tours Page which includes other options with snorkelling and scenic flights. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, use the contact form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Nath J

Nath J

Airlie Beach and Whitsundays Specialist

Hi my name is Nath J.
I have lived and worked in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays since 2001. Over these 21 years I spent 19 of them in the local tourism industry, Including owning a travel store, working on overnight and day boats, plus sales and marketing for local business. The content on this page is taken from my knowledge of the tourism industry and hopefully provide you with the facts about Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays you were looking for.