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

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"Relaxed day trip to Whitehaven "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 days ago

"What an absolutely fantastic day. Dean, Shaun and Justin were our crew for the day. Courteous and helpful from beginning to end. Arrival on board with coffee and tea, later to be served scones and..." more »

791janev, Taunton, United Kingdom

"An Ultimate Experience."

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 12 days ago

"I have sailed on many vessels and this one is up there with the very best. Great staff, food, locations.." more »

Scubababenq, Cairns, Australia


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"I cannot recommend this trip highly enough and would wholeheartedly encourage anyone and everyone to book a tour on Lady Enid for the most perfect, magical day. The day was absolutely sensational..." more »


, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia