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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 #15 of 86 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Airlie Beach

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"What an Amazing day!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 19 days ago

"This is definitely the best way to sail out to the Whitsundays aboard this luxury heritage sailing boat. We sailed on Easter Sunday and had a wonderful day seeing the turquoise waters, on a relaxing..." more »

shelley2320, Maitland, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

"See the Whitsundays with elegance and style"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"Sailing the Whitsundays on a spacious classic sail boat, sails out in full force, boat leaning into the greeny blue ocean was truly amazing. The staff were very social and informative throughout the..." more »

Melissa L, Brisbane, Australia
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"Fantastic Relaxing Day"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"My husband and I had an awesome day aboard Lady Enid. The crew were fantastic and couldn’t do enough for us. The lunch was absolutely delicious. If your after a nice relaxing kid free trip to..." more »

Sunshine289669, Deniliquin
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, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia