Relax & soak up the beauty of this famous beach

Spend the day cruising the Whitsunday Islands and enjoying a leisurely picnic lunch (Wrap, Fruit, Snack, Water) on Whitehaven Beach.

About Whitehaven

This dream-come-true beach has turquoise waters that lap along the shore of pure, bright white silica sand. Unlike regular sand, the sand at Whitehaven reflects light and does not absorb heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot, even on a hot day. You'll also discover it is very good for polishing jewellery!


Start the day with a scenic cruise onboard our high speed and comfortable vessels through the more remote, beautiful and secluded bays of the Whitsunday Islands enroute to Whitehaven Beach. Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary on the history of the Whitsundays.

Enjoy just the right amount of time on Whitehaven Beach to relax on the ever cool silica sand and soak in the azure blue waters. Find the perfect spot to enjoy your Picnic lunch and take in the stunning scenery. Take a refreshing swim after lunch, before jumping back onboard and heading back to Hamilton Island.

For those guests departing from Airlie Beach or Daydream Island you will stop at Hamilton Island in the morning where you can enjoy a short time exploring. Visit the Marina Village, shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. You will then head back to Hamilton Island in the afternoon for almost 2 hours so hop on the courtesy resort buses and tick off the rest of the attractions you didn't get to do in the morning!

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.

Food & Drink

The day cruise includes a scrumptious selection of barbecued meat & fish with a salad buffet for lunch. Our cruise staff will also have sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beer, wines and mixers available for purchase onboard.



Daily Departure & Return Times

Departs daily

Port of Airlie 8:00 AM 5:55 PM
Hamilton Island 10:15 AM 3:05 PM

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

DAY CRUISE For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $149
Child (4 - 14) $79
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE  For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
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, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.