Step ashore at world-famous Whitehaven

This fantastic half day cruise takes you past some of the Whitsundays remote areas, beautiful bays, peaceful islands and onto dazzling Whitehaven Beach.

About Whitehaven

Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and vivid white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. This uninhabited island is one of Australia's true gems and the journey to the beach is spectacular too.


See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this half day cruise.

Board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and 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, starting with views of Passage Peak and the imposing Pentecost Island.

The waters of Solway Passage lead us to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sands stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and named 'Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach'.

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

Passengers departing from Airlie Beach will cruise via Hamilton Island to collect other guests on the way to Whitehaven Beach.

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 or afternoon tea is included. Also sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beers and wines are available for purchase on board.



Daily Departure & Return Times

Port of Airlie 7:15 AM* 1:45 PM 12:00 PM 6:10 PM 
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 12:30 PM 01:00 PM  5:00 PM 

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab breakfast before your early morning start. 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.

Special Offers

Kids Go FREE*!

Book a Whitehaven Beach half day tour and take the kids for free!* Enter promo code ‘KIDSFREE’ to redeem.

Ultimate Whitsundays combo

Book a Great Barrier Reef full day adventure and a Whitehaven Beach half day tour for only $299* per adult!

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*Kids Go Free Conditions: Available for bookings 01 March – 31 August 2019, for travel 01 March – 30 Sept 2019. Blockout dates 17 – 25 April 2019. One full fare paying adult must be booked per child for promotion to apply. Please quote promo code KIDSFREE at time of booking. Standard Cruise Whitsundays conditions apply. Please note that only one discount/promotion is eligible per booking.

Ultimate Whitsundays conditions: Available for bookings 01 March – 31 August 2019, for travel 01 March – 30 Sept 2019. Blockout dates 17 – 25 April 2019. Price applies to adult fares, no discount available for children. Tours can be used in any order.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Standard Cruise Whitsundays conditions apply.


The following prices are per person

 Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Morning From 1 April 2018  From 1 April 2019
Adult $109 $115
Child (4 - 14) $55 $45
Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Afternoon    
Adult $109 $128
Child (4 - 14) $55 $64
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie  
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), 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.