Beachtown buzz to Island indulgence

Please note:  Hamilton Island will only accept guests who are staying in overnight accommodation on the 31st Dec 2016. The Island will not be accepting day guests on the island during this period.

Please note: On the 25th Dec 2016 Daydream Island will only accept guests who are staying in overnight accommodation or have a Christmas lunch which has been pre-booked through Cruise Whitsundays.

This full day cruise is a great way to see two of the Whitsundays major attractions: Airlie Beach township and Daydream Island. 

About Airlie Beach and Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Both locations offer a range of attractions, perfect for all ages. Airlie is small and colourful little town with an up-beat atmosphere. There are numerous shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Daydream is a resort offering a whole lot of fun! It's a tiny island with a lot to offer.


Enjoy a scenic one hour cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Airlie Beach.

Airlie is small and easy to find your way around with the town stretching along one main street and the foreshore park behind the shops. There are numerous shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Saturday is market day in Airlie. You can also enjoy the stroll along past the Lagoon and on further to enjoy the coastal boardwalk.

After your morning in Airlie take the half hour vessel run across to Daydream to enjoy the many attractions of this island resort. The Living Reef Lagoon is a highlight, offering a taste of the real Great Barrier Reef.

For full details on what there is to see and do on Daydream see our island escape to Daydream.

At the end of the day cruise back to Hamilton. Sit on the upper deck and enjoy the fresh sea air with a wine or beer in hand. Nice!

The cruise vessel

Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. 

Food & Drink

Enjoy lunch at one of the many places in Airlie or dine on Daydream. The choice is yours! Lunch is not included. You will be given a comprehensive guide book to help you make the most of the day.



Daily Departure & Return Times from 2 October

Hamilton Island 8:35 AM 3:50 PM

Daily Departure & Return Times from 31 October

Hamilton Island 8:30 AM 4:55 PM

RETURN time is when the vessel arrives back at Hamilton Island. 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 from 1 April 2016 until 1 August
Adult $145
Child (4 - 14) $80
  For travel from 1 August 2016
Adult $125
Child (4 - 14) $65

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.