Two iconic destinations
Cruise through the magnificent Whitsunday islands to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Step ashore and explore at each island for a day out that will be the highlight of your holiday!
About Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island
Whitehaven and Hamilton are two of the Whitsundays - and Australia's - most well known spots. They're famous for good reason... take this day cruise and find out for yourself why they're such popular places to visit! Here's a clue: jaw-dropping scenery and everything an Aussie island resort could offer.
Your cruise will take you from Port of Airlie or Daydream Island onto either Hamilton Island or Whitehaven Beach. There you'll spend the morning before re-boarding the vessel to cruise onto whichever destination you're still to visit.
At Hamilton Island, you might like to jump on a shuttle bus and tour around the island. The shuttles circuit the island all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts. So hop on and off as you please. There is a generous choice of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar or hit the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach for seaside fun. Be sure to visit the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. It provides the perfect place for you to get up close and personal with some unique Australian wildlife.
Leave time to wander the waterfront of Hamilton Island's famous Front Street and Marina Village taking in the sights, visiting the galleries, doing some shopping and of course enjoying either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a two course multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe.
The Whitehaven segment of your day is a leisurely half day scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Once at the beach, sink your toes into the fine white silica sands of Whitehaven and enjoy the warm crystal clear waters. This is Mother Nature at her best. Back on the vessel, sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.
The cruise vessel
Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. It also has a boarding ramp allowing direct easy access on and off the beach. On the cruise out to Whitehaven, you'll enjoy an informative commentary.
Food & Drink
Lunch is at Hamilton Island where you'll enjoy either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe. Both restaurants are family friendly and both overlook the marina. NOTE: The Manta Ray Cafe lunch is only available on the cruise which visits Whitehaven in the morning and Hamilton in the afternoon.
Daily Departure & Return Times
|WHITEHAVEN AM / HAMILTON PM||HAMILTON AM / WHITEHAVEN PM**|
|Port of Airlie||7:00 AM*||6:10 PM||8:00 AM||6:20 PM|
|Daydream Island||n/a||n/a||7:35 AM||5:40 PM|
*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **Lunch only available at Marina Tavern on this day cruise. RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. NOTE: Schedule changes may occur. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.
The following prices are per person
|For travel to 31 March 2016||For travel from 1 April 2016|
|DAY CRUISE WITH MARINA TAVERN LUNCH|
|Child (4 - 14)||$90||$105|
|DAY CRUISE WITH MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH*|
|Child (4 - 14)||$105||$108|
*NOTE: MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE CRUISE VISITING WHITEHAVEN IN THE MORNING, HAMILTON IN THE AFTERNOON.
|COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE||For travel to 31 March 2016||For travel from 1 April 2016|
|Child (4 - 14)||$5||$5.15|
|NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option.|
Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.
Australia's #1 Beach
Did you know Whitehaven has been rated Australia's # 1 Beach by Trip Advisor? We have to agree!
Highlights & Inclusions
- Wildlife Park - entry fee at own cost
- Hamilton Island shuttle bus
- Full use of pool and beach areas
- 1.5 to 2 hours on the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
- Lunch overlooking the marina on Hamilton Island
What to bring
- Swimwear and towel
- Protective clothing, hat and sunscreen lotion
- Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool day
- Your camera and a sense of fun!