Airlie Beach
Daydream Island
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Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 9 daily and 62 weekly sailings between Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) and Daydream Island. The Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island ferry is operated by Cruise Whitsundays. Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island Ferry Times

The earliest Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferry typically departs Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) at about 07:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island is approximately 30m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 30m.

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island typically range between $92* and $335*. On average the Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferry is $206*. The cheapest Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferry prices start from $46*. The average price for a foot passenger is $206*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Daydream Island from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie)?

The distance between Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) and Daydream Island is approximately 7.1 miles (11.5km), or 6.2 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferry?

Yes, Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island with Cruise Whitsundays.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Australia to Whitsunday Islands page.
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Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) - Daydream Island Route summary
Departure Country Australia
Destination Country Australia
No. of Operators 1
Operators Cruise Whitsundays
Average Price A$206*
Average Daily Sailings 9
Average Weekly Sailings 62
Average Sailing Duration 30m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 6 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island is approximately 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

The average price of a ferry from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island is approximately 133 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

There is 1 ferry operator for Airlie Beach to Daydream Island and this is
  • Cruise Whitsundays

How can I book ferry tickets from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

Ferries from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island with
  • Cruise Whitsundays

Can you take your car on the ferry from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island?

No, pets currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.

How far is Daydream Island from Airlie Beach?

The distance between Airlie Beach to Daydream Island is approximately 6 nautical miles.

Airlie Beach Guide

Airlie Beach ferry port is the gateway to an aquatic playground, offering a seamless blend of vibrant village atmosphere and the tranquil beauty of the Whitsunday islands. Renowned for its access to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions, Airlie Beach attracts both adventurers and relaxation seekers. The bustling Airlie Beach Lagoon and the serene Whitehaven Beach are must-visit destinations for any traveller. The annual Airlie Beach Music Festival electrifies the region with live performances, typically held in November. From the port, guests can embark on a variety of island-hopping adventures or delve into the depths of the Coral Sea. The town is well-connected, with Proserpine Airport just a short drive away, offering flights to major cities. Seamless transfers to the heart of Airlie Beach are available through bus services, taxis, or shuttle options, ensuring a swift continuation of your journey upon arrival at the port.


Daydream Island Guide

With its turquoise waters and lush landscapes, Daydream Island ferry port serves as a gateway to this slice of paradise in the Whitsundays. Visitors to Daydream Island are drawn to its rejuvenating atmosphere, with the island's Living Reef being a major attraction; this unique outdoor aquarium allows guests to get up close with marine life through guided snorkel tours. For a panoramic view of the Whitsundays, take a hike up to the highest point on the island, and don't miss the opportunity to unwind at one of the luxurious spa facilities. From Daydream Island, travellers can easily hop on a ferry to explore nearby Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island, further enriching their tropical Queensland adventure. Upon arrival at the ferry port, the compact nature of the island means most amenities and accommodations are within a brief stroll, providing an immediate immersion into this tranquil destination. While there are no direct trains or buses due to the island's exclusivity, water taxis and ferries are the main modes of transport, ensuring a seamless transfer from the mainland to the heart of Daydream Island.


Airlie Beach to Daydream Island Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/7/2024 and 14/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Cruise Whitsundays 07:00 07:30 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 07:15 07:45 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 08:30 09:00 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 10:30 11:00 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 11:35 12:05 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 12:50 13:20 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 14:20 14:50 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 16:05 16:35 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 19:00 19:30 30 minutes Everyday
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