What a way to start your holiday!
Cruise Whitsundays provides the most extensive island resort transfer service in the Whitsundays offering seamless, hassle free and fast transfers for arriving and departing guests.
How does it work?
Cruise Whitsundays island resort transfer service connects Great Barrier Reef Airport at Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach. It also connects Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine through to Hamilton Island, as well as providing a service between the islands and the mainland.
We have a fleet of modern, purpose built vessels, decked with comforts including air conditioning, plasma screens to provide information on the resorts and area, a bar serving REAL coffee and a full range of drinks and snacks. Hmmm… decisions, do you have a cappuccino or wine?
For more information on how it all works, visit our 'Transfers FAQs'.
Port of Airlie - Hamilton Island Marina - Great Barrier Reef Airport - Whitsunday Coast Airport - Shute Harbour
Cruise Whitsundays Transfers for Island Resorts & Airports
All guests who wish to travel on Resort Connections are advised to pre-book. If you do not pre-book Cruise Whitsundays cannot be held responsible for availability and changes to services.
Timetable valid for travel from 5th November 2018.
Note: these are approximate arrival and departure times. They may vary on the day according to sea conditions and loading.
Need to know
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The following prices are for one-way transfers per person valid for travel from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island)
Note: Public transport is available at Port of Airlie (at own cost). Taxis can also be pre-booked.
|To / from Port of Airlie||$55||$55|
Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine)
Note: Includes coach connection to / from Port of Airlie Marina
|To / from Hamilton Island Marina||$83||$50|
Hamilton Island Marina
|To / from Port of Airlie||$62||$40|
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST & Airport levies. Children 4 - 14 years inclusive. Infants under 4, no charge however please advise at the time of booking when an infant is travelling. Timetable and prices subject to change without notice in line with airline schedule changes. Cruise Whitsundays cannot be held responsible for missed flights due to late arrival at airline check-in counter. Travel subject to our Conditions of Carriage.
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.
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.
Need a lift to and from the airport?
A coach transfer service between Whitsunday Coast Airport and Port of Airlie is included in your transfer. If you're flying into or out of Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island, you're only metres from the marina!
Need a lift to and from Port of Airlie?
Most Airlie accommodation is within easy walking distance of the marina. If however you require a lift, please ask us about the local bus and taxi services.