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Whitehaven Beach Ferry: Is There One?

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Whitehaven Beach Ferry: Is There One?

So, you’ve heard all about the world famous Whitehaven Beach and that you simply must go during your trip to Australia?! But is there a Whitehaven Beach Ferry?

Maybe you met some travellers who recommended a certain boat – but your memory of the name is a bit faded. Maybe you’ve been to other holiday destinations before and you simply island hopped by ferry. Now you’re wondering about the best way to visit this incredible beach?

Well, the simple answer is: no, there is no ferry to Whitehaven Beach. But fear not as the long answer will inspire you even more.

When conjuring up an image of a ferry in your mind what do you picture? A large, unappealing people carrier of the sea. We believe Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays Islands demand more respect than a ferry.

Picture the gentle lapping of the waves on the snow-white sand, stretching for 7kms uninterrupted. ‘Island time’ has taken hold and the only other people you bump into are other travellers coming to see what the fuss is about. No buildings or city noise, and all your worries have drifted away.

So, while there is no ferry to Whitehaven Beach, as such, there are a large number of vessels that can get you to Whitehaven Beach.

The different types of vessels range from an awesome power catamaran to a small historic ship and from beautifully crafted, timber yachts to awesome ex-racing maxi sailing yachts.

At Explore Whitsundays, you are spoilt for choice; with the largest fleet of options in the Whitsunday Islands, there is a vessel to suit everyone.

Some boats are more modern than others, some will take you on an action-packed day trip, and some go on overnight trips. So, you have the power to determine what you want and pick a boat that matches.

Remember; it’s not just about the destination, it’s the journey too.

How to get to Airlie Beach To Visit Whitehaven Beach

Arrive at Airlie Beach by bus, train, or air.

Fly into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport with any of the Australian domestic airlines – Virgin, Qantas, and Jetstar. Each has daily flights as well as connecting flights from other destinations.

Our private bus transfer will collect you from the airport and take you to Coral Sea Marina Resort ready for departure.

Ready To Book Your Whitehaven Beach Tour?

Our Private Charter Team can also help to organise all details of your Whitehaven Beach Tour.

We can arrange airport transfers directly to your tour where you avoid the additional nights accommodation on the mainland.

Alternatively if you are booking a day trip on Whitsunday Bullet we can pick you up from your accommodation or the marina, taking the pressure off your shoulders. We will go through every detail to make sure everything works. This means you can relax, show up and enjoy your sailing holiday!

Find out when you will experience the best weather in the Whitsundays here.

Enquire about available dates on (07) 4967 7555 or email