Airlie Beach
Daydream Island
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Airlie Beach Daydream Island Ferry

The ferry from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Daydream Island typically sails 8 times daily and up to 55 times weekly. 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 $143* and $443*. On average the Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferry is $314*. The cheapest Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island ferry prices start from $71*. The average price for a foot passenger is $314*. The average price for a Agnontas (Skopelos) Volos car ferry is $512*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

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.

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Daydream Island Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Cruise Whitsundays - 55 weekly sailings, 8 daily sailings

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$297*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 55
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 2023-08-01.

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 120 €. 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 is situated in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. The town itself only has around eight thousand inhabitants but the area is a tourist hub, extremely popular with backpackers and travellers. With its location near latitude twenty degrees south, the area enjoys a tropical climate all year round.

With Airlie Beach Lagoon and the local beaches it’s an ideal destination for water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving. The town boasts boat and air tours which allow you to take in the beautiful Australian marine life. Airlie Beach is ideally placed for tours to the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef.

The Port of Airlie is easily accessible with most local accommodation within walking distance of the ferry terminal and dining and retail outlets within the port’s surroundings. The port is only thirty minutes’ drive away from the nearby Proserpine Airport, linked by State Route 59.

The Port of Airlie is the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. There are frequent crossings to the nearby Hamilton Island Marina, which is found in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, with the journey taking under an hour. There are also regular services everyday to Daydream Island, the perfect spot for sailing enthusiasts and offers a chance to visit their unique outdoor aquarium.


Airlie Beach to Daydream Island Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/2/2024 and 3/3/2024


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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