Daydream Island ferry port in Whitsunday Islands is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie), Hamilton Island Airport, Hamilton Island Marina & Shute Harbour available. With a selection of up to 24 Sailings Daily, the port of Daydream Island connects Whitsunday Islands with Australia.
Sailing durations range from 30 minutes on the Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) service to 1 hour 20 minutes on the Shute Harbour service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Daydream Island fare search.
Forming one of the seven landmasses of the Molle Archipelago found off the north-east coast of Australia is the paradisiac Daydream Island. With broad stretches of sandy beaches overlooking the sapphire-blue sea and thriving coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life, this tiny isle is a magnet for tourists looking to soak up the sun in tropical tranquillity.
The port of Daydream Island is found in a small bay on the eastern coast. It consists of a narrow wooden pier that juts out into a slice of ocean sandwiched between the stunning Daydream Reef. It’s little more than a departure point featuring a few sheltered waiting benches, though the nearby resort hotel has plenty of amenities on offer including a restaurant selling hot food and a tourist information point.
Due to the small size of the island, travelling to the port is simple. The road outside the entrance to the pier leads in a straight-line from the unique Living Reef aquarium in the north to the quiet beaches in the south. However, due to the lack of public transport and the inability for passengers to bring cars, most of the 1-kilometre long island can only be traversed on foot.
One passenger service currently leaves from the port multiple times throughout the day. A Cruise Whitsundays line sails the half hour trip to the Australian mainland town of Airlie, an area of the Queensland region that sits on the rugged shores of Pioneer Bay.
Daydream Island, Queensland 4802
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Daydream Island Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Daydream Island Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!