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Dunk Island Round-Trip Water Taxi Transfer from Mission Beach

  • Round-trip ferry ticket from Mission Beach to Dunk Island
  • Choose a round-trip ticket for the morning, afternoon, or full day
  • Enjoy free time on Dunk Island for snorkeling, fishing, hiking or relaxing
Dunk Island Round-Trip Water Taxi Transfer from Mission Beach
From US$28.89
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Dunk Island Transfer AfternoonMost Popular
Depart Mission Beach 11am Depart Dunk Island 3.30pm Over 4 Hours to explore beautiful Dunk Island
Dunk Island Transfer- Full Day
Depart Mission Beach 9am Depart Dunk Island 3.30pm Over 6 Hours to explore beautiful Dunk Island
Dunk Island Transfer - Morning
Depart Mission Beach 9am Depart Dunk Island Midday 3 Hours to explore beautiful Dunk Island
Take the ferry round-trip from Mission Beach to Dunk Island for an independent day excursion to this beautiful tropical island. Located between Townsville and Cairns, Dunk Island has great snorkeling and fishing, walking trails that lead through the rainforest, and sandy beaches perfect for lounging. Ride in a fully-enclosed 33-foot (10-meter) ferry that transports you over the blue waters of the Coral Sea to the island in just ten minutes. You can choose to spend the morning, afternoon or full-day on the island.
What to Expect
The Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi departs from the beachfront, where you’ll walk through knee-high water to board the Island Spirit. After a 10-minute boat ride, arrive at the Dunk Island jetty.

On the island, you have the morning, afternoon, or full day to explore and relax at your leisure, depending on option selected when booking. Dunk Island is home to walking tracks, natural scenery, snorkeling facilities, and the Sunset Bar, which is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, long weekends, and all school holidays from 10am onward, providing a place to have a bite to eat and a cold drink with the sand between your toes (food, drinks, and any activities are at your own expense).

Choose from three different walks, if you wish: a short walk to snorkel at Muggy Muggy Beach, a 2-hour round-trip journey to the top of Mt Kootaloo with views down to the family group of islands and back to Mission Beach, or continue on the Island Circuit Track for about 5.5 miles (9 km) to check out the Valley of the Palms and Coconut Beach.

When your time on the island is up, board the ferry for the quick trip back to the mainland, where the crew will hose the sand off your feet before saying goodbye.
Reviews (83)
1 - 5 of 83 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A great family day trip

We enjoyed a lovely day trip to Dunk Island. The boat taxi was smooth riding even in slightly choppy conditions. Staff were fabulous and friendly and very accommodating to us and all of the gear we had for three families with young children. We enjoyed...More

Thank Kellysom1
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Be prepared to wade out to the boat

We wanted to do a return trip to Dunk Island to see what it is like now, since Cyclone Yasi ripped through the resort. On a previous visit 3 years ago we had seen the partially demolished wharf through binoculars. Now we could see it...More

2  Thank Juliet F
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Dunk Island amazing; water taxi service efficient, friendly and flexible...

Dunk Island is AMAZING! (As long as you’re OK with self-sufficent camping). The campgrounds have tent sites, picnic tables, fresh water, toilets, showers (sometimes hot), shared large sink, and even a couple of shared powerpoints (sometimes). There are gas barbecues, but we couldn’t get them...More

Thank AnnieAndClive
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile
Service above and beyond

My husband and I booked a trip out to Dunk Island for a day trip to celebrate my birthday, thinking we would have a swim and purchase our lunch while on the island not realising the Sunset Bar was no longer open. Oh dear that...More

1  Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Friendly, personable and professional

We went on the islands tour which included some time at a beach on Bedarra Island and then we spent the day on Dunk Island today. Stu was highly capable, knows the area in great detail and is really friendly and happy to chat. Kat...More

Thank rhopton
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