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Shute Harbour


Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, is a port facility for the transfer of visitors to the Whitsunday Islands and resort destinations. A small residential community, it commands outstanding views from most locations. A selection of holiday homes and one small hotel situated right on the crest of a hill take in some of the best.

The port is one of the busiest small vessel facilities in Australia, and is also a base for bareboat and charter yacht activity. Daily scheduled ferries and water taxi services are offered by commercial operators. A public boat ramp is available, with limited trailer parking, for launching of small private vessels. The public fishing jetty is an excellent spot to dangle a line and try your luck at catching some of the famed tropical Whitsunday fish and squid species.

To get to Shute Harbour, drive east for ten pleasantly winding kilometres through Conway National Park from Airlie Beach. The park itself has a camping and picnic area. There is plenty of paid parking for those heading out to the islands, including an undercover parking station suitable for parking boats, trailers, caravans and more, while you enjoy the islands.

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Ranked #9 of 72 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Airlie Beach

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"Terrible customer service"

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"The owner doesn't return calls and the people answering the phone are clueless and couldn't care less or know anything about answering simple questions. They took my credit card details without..." more »

ishock78, Australia

"Must do Tour on the Whitsundays"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 8 days ago

"If you are after an exceptional sailing tour this is the one for you. Went out on Lady Enid Sailing Boat today with my mum and had Dave as the Skipper , Antoine And Alex as the crew and would have to..." more »

mtbarca2013, Brisbane, Australia
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"Superb day sailing the Whitsunday’s "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 12 days ago

"We enjoyed a 5* day with the crew of the Lady Enid vessel. A fantastic day - thanks to outstanding crew who ensured we had a day to remember. Excitement under sail on the way out, great food on..." more »

Allan1958, Budapest, Hungary

, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia