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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 81 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Airlie Beach

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"Amazing day at sea"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"Did this trip with 2 of my friends and we all enjoyed it very much. The boat is nice, the crew is very friendly and Whitehaven Beach is unbelievable. There was a small brekky served onboard and a..." more »

OssiSaarinen, Newtown, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

"Brilliant day - a must do!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"My boyfriend and I chose to go with lady Enid for our whitsundays trip and we could not recommend it more. They just get every detail right to create a relaxing and lovely day out! The food was..." more »

iforrest93, London, United Kingdom
1 person found this review helpful

"Such an amazing day! "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"We sailed around the Whitsunday Islands on Lady Enid and had the best time! The guides/hosts were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and genuinely wanted you to have a great time. Due to the..." more »

bethanyb1995, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 people found this review helpful

, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia