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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 #17 of 74 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Airlie Beach

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"Adults only all day cruise all inclusive of morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, Whitehaven beach visit."

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 10 days ago

"Had a fantastic day cruising the Whitsundays on this wonderful lady of the sea, a 72 ft yacht. The whole day was fully catered and the food was exceptional as were the very attentive crew. The..." more »

Neil W, Seaford Rise, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

"Fabulous day trip, fabulous crew, fabulous yacht, great value."

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 21 days ago

"We loved the whole, interesting day on Lady Enid. She is a magnificent yacht with a fascinating history. Snorkeling and visiting the quieter part of Whitehaven Beach was perfect. Our crew~ Dave..." more »

LozMelbourne, Melbourne, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

"Once in a lifetime experience "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"The entire crew was superb! Very attentive anytime and great hosts. On board we felt like home. Everything was accessible and we could actively participate in sailing the boat. Whitehaven Beach is..." more »

kaikrotki, Cologne, Germany

, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia