New Vessel Soon To Hit The Worlds Best Beach

21 Jul 2016

Cruising to the world’s best beach will soon be even more comfortable when Cruise Whitsundays launches its brand new Whitehaven Beach vessel ‘Sea Quest’.

Custom designed and built for Cruise Whitsundays, Sea Quest will carry 260 guests to spectacular Whitehaven Beach on a daily basis.

Scheduled for launch in September, Cruise Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer Nick Hortle promised a new level of comfort cruising to the iconic beach, as well as a new range of tour options.

“Adding Sea Quest to our fleet of vessels means we can review the way we cruise our guests to Whitehaven Beach – it also allows us to open up an extra tour through the middle of the day,” Mr Hortle said.

“We’re already trialling a mini version of the picnic lunch tour product and it’s proved enormously popular,” he said.

“Whitehaven Beach can be challenging to drop guests off at because of its sand bar geography which changes daily with the tide, so we have had Sea Quest purpose built to be able to pull up onto those sand bars safely (for guests and the environment), with a custom-designed boarding gangway so that guests walk directly off the boat onto the sand, barely getting their feet wet,”

“All of our vessels have been built with cruising comfort in mind, and Sea Quest takes this to a new level – like all our vessels she will be fully air conditioned inside, with the latest purpose built seats and tables,”

“We have raised the bar adding floor to ceiling windows and the central seats are on an elevated plinth so all guests get a clear view of the spectacular Whitsundays,”

“There’s also a fully licensed bar with free tea/coffee station, multiple toilet facilities and for the technically minded, she will run 2 CAT C32’s of 1200 BHP and cruising at 24 knots with exceptional comfort in all seas,”

“We are really excited about the new level of flexibility that this vessel will bring us as a business, and therefore the range of tours and products that we will be able to offer to guests wanting to see Whitehaven Beach.”