Silversea Luxury Cruises A Whitsundays (Hamilton Island)

The 74 Whitsunday Islands group was named by Captain Cook who sailed through this area in July of 1770. The archipelago is scattered on both sides of the Whitsunday Passage, with the islands rising out of the sea as the tips of underwater mountains. Many feature a hilly terrain and fringes of coral reefs around them. All but five of the Whitsundays are predominantly or totally national park territory. A few of the islands are inhabited or developed into tourist resorts, such as Hamilton, Daydream and Hayman. View more

The actual Great Barrier Reef is some 36 miles (57 kilometres) from Shute Harbour and cruising to the reef is without a doubt, the prime attraction of this area.

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of the enchanting islands of the Whitsunday group. The island is fully self-contained with its own airport, shopping village, commercial marina, restaurants, bars, takeaway food outlets, and a sports complex. Essentially the entire island is a resort.

Pier Information

The ship is scheduled to anchor in Fitzhalen Passage, a short distance from Hamilton Island. The ship’s tenders will take guests ashore to the Hamilton Island resort (transfer time is approximately 15 - 20 minutes).

Shopping

Hamilton Island features fantastic shopping with 20 boutiques and specialty stores throughout the Marina Village and the Resort Centre, including a general store through to local art and fashion.

Cuisine

With over ten restaurants and six takeaway outlets to choose from, there is always something new and exciting to tempt your taste buds. Enjoy a huge range of cuisine and the freshest seafood you may ever experience.

Other Sites

The Great Barrier Reef is a huge draw for visitors to Hamilton Island. The six resorts on the island do offer the opportunity to relax by the pool.

Private Arrangements
Silver Shore Privato is not available in Hamilton Island, due to the very limited number of qualified guides and suitable vehicles. Guests wishing to consider any private arrangements should enquire at Concierge@silversea.com for any availability and price.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.