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Island Transfers

Getting from A to B

Cruise Whitsundays’ Island Transfers connect the dots between Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton Island Airport and Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine – fast, regular and reliable services. Our fleet of air-conditioned, modern, purpose-built vessels and coaches will get you there in style: our ferries feature big-screen presentations on the region and resorts, and bars serving coffee, drinks and snacks.

For more information, visit our Transfers FAQs page.

Pricing

The following prices are for one-way transfers per person valid for travel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Hamilton Island Airport (Great Barrier Reef Airport)
Adult Child
To / from Port of Airlie $55 $55
Note: Public transport is available at Port of Airlie (at own cost). Taxi rank available at the Port of Airlie terminal.
Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine)
Adult Child
To / from Hamilton Island Marina $83 $50
Note: Includes coach connection to / from Port of Airlie Marina
Hamilton Island Marina
Adult Child
To / from Port of Airlie $62 $40
Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a non refundable credit card surcharge fee of 1.42% (Mastercard & Visa), 1.1% (WeChat Pay), 2.8% (Amex), 2% (China Union Pay) or 1.54% (Alipay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Things to know

Late Bookings

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All bookings for transfers, particularly airport transfers, must be made before the date of travel. Passengers who have not booked will be boarded last and cannot be guaranteed passage if the vessel is full.

Travelling with luggage

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If you’re travelling with luggage you must ensure your bags are checked in a minimum of 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

Departing/arriving Port of Airlie

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Most Airlie Beach accommodation is within easy walking distance to Port of Airlie. If however, you need a lift to the marina, please contact us to enquire about bus and taxi services.

Departing/arriving Great Barrier Reef (Hamilton Island) Airport

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Vessels arrive/depart from the jetty at the Airport just 100 metres from the airline check-in desks. Travel to and from the Airport Jetty is strictly for passengers connecting with flights only. Porters will transfer your luggage between the airport terminal and the vessels. It is your responsibility to collect your luggage at the designated drop off point at Port of Airlie.

All arriving guests staying at qualia, Yacht Club Villas and the Beach Club will be met by a guest services representative for private transfers to your accommodation. Guests staying at the Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows and holiday home accommodation will need to see the drivers of the island transfer service.

Departing/arriving Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Airport

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When arriving at the airport you’ll be met by our coach drivers who transfer you to Port of Airlie for vessel transfers to your island resort. All departing passengers should make themselves known to the coach drivers at Port of Airlie for transfers to the airport. Coach times will be advised when you make your booking.

Departing/arriving Hamilton Island Marina

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This is the access point for all holiday makers and people visiting Hamilton Island on business. Shuttle buses operate from the Marina to scheduled points on the island at regular intervals. Guests staying at qualia, Yacht Club Villas and the Beach Club will be met by a guest services representative at the top of the jetty for private transfers to their respective accommodation. Guests staying at the Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows and holiday home accommodation will need to see the drivers of the transfer vehicles that meet each vessel at the top of the jetty. A Resort Link taxi service is also available and can be contacted by telephone located at the General Store. A per person charge will apply.

Conditions of Carriage

Timetable and prices subject to change without notice in line with airline schedule changes. Travel is subject to our Conditions of Carriage – held in our offices or can be viewed on our website. Cruise Whitsundays can not be held responsible for missed flights due to late arrival at airline check-in counter.