Airlie Beach, Australia - Water Taxis And Ferries

Enjoy the feeling of Sailing the infamous Whitsunday Passage, while onboard a water taxi or ferry service. Departing from the mainland terminal at Shute Harbour and the Hamilton Island marina on a regular basis, water Taxis and ferries are a convenient form of water transport between the Whitsunday Islands. These public transportation services are ideal for island campers, island resort guests and Airlie Beach visitors who want to discover the Whitsunday Islands a bit closer.

Approximately six kilometres south of Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour is the second busiest harbour in Australia and the most common mainland departure point for water Taxis and ferries. Comprising of high speed, modern catamarans, water transportation fleets usually operate between Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island on a regular timetable.

Travellers that fly to Hamilton Island can be assured that there is a water taxi or ferry service which can meet every arriving and departing flight. From Hamilton Island, water transfers to Shute Harbour then take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on what route is taken. From Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach is just a short fifteen minute and eleven kilometre bus trip away.

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