A delightful little beach town

If you're staying at an island resort, hop on one of Cruise Whitsundays vessels and take the scenic cruise to the mainland to explore! 

About 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. The main street has numerous outlets, boutiques and shops and a diverse range of cafes, bars and restaurants, food courts and takeaways. From seafood and sushi to Brazilian and Mediterranean.

Saturday is Market Day in Airlie Beach with an interesting variety of stalls (7am to 1pm). ou could even take a camel ride along the foreshore.

If you want to see a little further, rent a car or scooter… and go exploring. Cedar Creek falls or lunch at the Dingo Beach pub are great options!


Cruise Whitsundays' vessels depart at regular intervals from Hamilton Islands to arrive at Airlie Beach. There, what you do for the day is your choice! Relax over a long lunch or get active and see it all. Returning vessels are also regular, throughout the day. 

The cruise vessel

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

Food & Drink

There is a fantastic range of restaurants, cafes and bars in Airlie Beach for you to choose from. Lunch is at your own cost.



Daily Departure & Return Times from 1st April 2018

Port of Airlie You choose You choose
Hamilton Island You choose You choose

RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the 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

DAY CRUISE DEPARTING HAMILTON ISLAND  From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019
Adult $124 $124
Child (4 - 14) $80 $80

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a non refundable credit card surcharge fee of 1.42% (Mastercard & Visa), 1.1% (WeChat Pay), 2.8% (Amex), 2% (China Union Pay) or 1.54% (Alipay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.