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.
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
|MORNING CRUISE||AFTERNOON CRUISE|
|Port of Airlie||7:00 AM*||1:45 PM**||12:00 PM||6:05 PM|
|Hamilton Island||8:05 AM||12:30 PM||12:55 PM||5:00 PM|
*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab breakfast before your early morning start. **No coach pick up available for this time. 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.
The following prices are per person
|Whitehaven Beach Half Day||from 1 April 2017||from 1 April 2018|
|Child (4 - 14)||$52||$55|
|Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie||from 1 April 2017||from 1 April 2018|
|Child (4 - 14)||$7||$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 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.
Australia's #1 Beach
Highlights & Inclusions
- Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
- Enjoy 1.5 to 2 hours at the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach
- Informative commentary provided on the cruise to Whitehaven Beach
What to bring
- Swimwear and towel
- Protective clothing, hat and sunscreen lotion
- Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool day
- Your camera and a sense of fun!