Two iconic destinations

Cruise through the magnificent Whitsunday islands to Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach. Step ashore and explore at each island for a day out that will be the highlight of your holiday!

About Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island

Whitehaven and Hamilton are two of the Whitsundays - and Australia's - most well known spots. They're famous for good reason... take this day cruise and find out for yourself why they're such popular places to visit! Here's a clue: jaw-dropping scenery and everything an Aussie island resort could offer.


Your cruise will take you from Port of Airlie onto Hamilton Island. There you'll spend the morning before re-boarding the vessel to cruise onto Whitehaven Beach. 

At Hamilton Island, you might like to jump on a shuttle bus and tour around the island. The shuttles circuit the island all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts. So hop on and off as you please. There is a generous choice of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar or hit the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach for seaside fun.

Leave time to wander the waterfront of Hamilton Island's famous Front Street and Marina Village taking in the sights, visiting the galleries, doing some shopping and of course enjoying a pub lunch at Marina Tavern.

The Whitehaven segment of your day is a leisurely half day scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Once at the beach, sink your toes into the fine white silica sands of Whitehaven and enjoy the warm crystal clear waters. This is Mother Nature at her best. Back on the vessel, sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.

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. On the cruise out to Whitehaven, you'll enjoy an informative commentary.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a pub lunch at Marina Tavern while taking in the beautiful views over Hamilton Island Marina. Drinks are available in the fun laid back bars (Additional charge)

Marina Tavern – Cruise Whitsundays Menu




Daily Departure & Return Times

Port of Airlie 7:15 AM 6:10 PM 

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **Lunch only available at Marina Tavern on this day cruise. RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. 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. All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests.
Some tours will require a change in vessel for connection to Whitehaven Beach vessel.


The following prices are per person

DAY CRUISE WITH MARINA TAVERN LUNCH  From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019
Adult $185 $185
Child (4 - 14) $105 $105
DAY CRUISE WITH MANTA RAY LUNCH From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019
Adult $205 $205
Child (4 - 14) $115 $115


Adult $14.50
Child (4 - 14) $7.50
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 non refundable credit card surcharge fee of 1.42% (Mastercard, Visa & WeChatPay), 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.