From the beach to the pool

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.

Beach time, pool time, island time, activity time. This cruise ticks all the boxes! Not only do you get to enjoy a scenic cruise and Whitehaven Beach; you also get to explore fun-filled Daydream Island.

About Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island

You simply must visit Whitehaven Beach! It's just one of those places in life you've got to see. The white sand framed by aqua water and deep green forest is gorgeous. As for Daydream, this tiny island offers a wonderful taste of island-resort activities and relaxation. 


Bright and early in the morning, you'll board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.

Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters.

We'll then cruise on to Daydream Island in time for a relaxing lunch. Enjoy the afternoon here, it's a wonderful island for couples and families alike. You'll have time to wander the full length of the island taking in Daydream Village and the highlight, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon, filled with colourful coral and fish life, sharks and stingrays!

Try a round of golf at the amazing mini-golf course (extra cost). Stroll the flat easy coastal path or the rainforest walk, where you might just see wallabies and endless bird life, or do the circuit.

This is an awesome day out with a great mix of island time and cruising time.

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.

Food & Drink

Morning tea is served on board the Whitehaven cruise and you have the choice of a delicious 2 course lunch at Mermaid's on Daydream Island or a selection of lunch options at Boathouse Bakery.



Daily Departure & Return Times

Port of Airlie* 7:00 AM 4:30** or 6:05 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 3:50 PM

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **No coach pick up available for this time. COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. 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 2017 For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $165 $165
Child (4 - 14) $88 $88
Adult $180 $179
Child (4 - 14) $105 $99
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE  For travel to 31 March 2017 For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $10.30  $10.60
Child (4 - 14) $5.15 $5.30
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.