Hamilton Island Update - Whitsunday Escape™
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Hamilton Island Update

Hamilton Island is a common mid-charter destination when bareboating as it’s a chance to top-up your water tanks, re-stock on fresh provisions and have a night off from cooking.

There is a berthing fee of roughly $130 for a 24-hour berth (11am – 11am) and you are required to berth the boat yourself.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some facilities on the island are running at a limited capacity and you will need to pre-plan this stop over if choosing to head into Hamilton Island.



There are a range of restaurants, cafes and takeaway options on the island however many are operating with amended opening hours and a few remain closed. Some restaurants require a reservation and some are only excepting walk-in’s.

Reservations required:

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  • Pool Terrace (dinner only)
  • Sails Restaurant (dinner only)
  • Manta Ray
  • TAKO
  • Romanos Italian

Walk-ins only:

  • Pizzeria & Gelato Bar
  • Pool Terrace (lunch only)
  • Sails Restaurant (breakfast & lunch only)
  • Marina Tavern
  • Marina Cafe
  • Wildlife Cafe


  • Pizzeria & Gelato Bar
  • Marina Cafe
  • Bob’s Bakery
  • Popeye’s Fish & Chips

For restaurant hours or bookings, please click here.

Bookings are required well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Keep in mind that Hamilton Island does offer a free shuttle service around the island so a buggy is not required (although they are extremely fun!).

All restaurants and retail outlets are only accepting cashless payments at this time.


Coral Sea Marina – Airlie Beach

If you want to avoid Hamilton Island, you can head back to our base at the Coral Sea Marina.

The berthing fee is $130 for a 24-hour berth (midday – midday) and our friendly team are happy to berth the boat for you.

Heading back to our base means you are able to:

  • top-up water tanks,
  • stock up on any fresh provisions,
  • walk into town and enjoy one of the many restaurants in Airlie Beach,
  • swim at the beautiful lagoon.