Hidden between Cid Island and the western side of Whitsunday Island, Cid Harbour encompasses several bays and beaches and is a popular spot for ocean going vessels moored here to escape the elements. Cid Harbour is gateway to the 70-odd islands of the Whitsunday group, probably the best known and most developed of the Barrier Reef islands. The group was named by Captain Cook who sailed through the area on July 3, 1770. The islands are scattered on both sides of the Whitsunday Passage, within 50 km of Cid Harbour, the jumping-off point for the many cruises through the group.
The actual Barrier Reef is at least 60 km out from Cid Harbour; Hook Reef is the nearest part of the reef. Many of the Whitsunday islands are National Parks. The large block of mainland national park opposite them, stretching from Airlie Beach south to Conway, is known as the Conway Range National Park.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.