Daydream Island

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What people are saying about Daydream Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Great for a quick bit ride out to Whitehaven beach for the day. You’re given morning tea (fruit and a mini muffin). So by the time you return you’re starving. It would be great if sandwiches were sold on the boat for the way home (lunch). Our son (4yrs) loved the experience. He made the 700metre walk to the lookout at Whitehaven beach. They supplied wet suits and beach toys for the kids. The team on the boat were extremely friendly and helpful. They came around with coffee and tea for free on the way there. You can choose to depart from Airlie which was handy for us (no added cost). I would highly recommend everyone try this experience once in their lives.

The boat was comfortable and clean running on schedule. Changing return trip to Airlie from Hamilton Island was no problem. Personally I thought Daydream Island was more welcoming to day trippers more so than Hamilton. Staff were at the dock to welcome all and nothing was too difficult for staff. No greeting at Hamilton Island and no direction given.

The ferry service was first class. Everything including safety was explained on board. There was preparedness for sea sickness with sick bags being handed out. Information was suplied on what we could do at the locations.

We enjoyed the hospitality of the team who guided us to the Great Barrier Reef. We also appreciated that we had different activities to choose from.

In spite of a rainy morning and bumpy ride out the weather parted and it was a brilliant day.. well done