Tour ID: 10035575
If you don't have much time but really want to see one of the best beaches in the world, this is the perfect tour for you. We take you to Whithaven Beach where you get to spend 11/2 to 2 hours relaxing and swimming in the beautiful turquoise waters. You won't believe that you are actually here!
This wonderful half-day cruise takes you to paradise on the Whitsunday’s Whitehaven Beach – Australia’s most photographed beach. Take advantage of the pristine aqua ocean, soft silica sands and gloriously warm sun as you spend your time on the island doing whatever takes your fancy.
• Enjoy a scenic cruise to Whitsunday Island’s Whitehaven Beach on a comfortable and luxurious cruise vessel
• Learn about the Whitsundays 74 islands with informative commentary from the skipper
• Morning and afternoon tea is provided, or you can purchase snacks, sandwiches and drinks from the on-board bar
• Spend a glorious 1 ½ to 2 hours on the island’s southern end, participating in whatever activity you’d like
With an early morning departure of 7:00 am from Port of Airlie or 8:20 am from Hamilton Island, you’ll board your Whitehaven cruise vessel and set sail for paradise. During your cruise to Whitehaven, you can relax aboard the roomy vessel, enjoying your complimentary morning tea with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and on-board bar. With soft drink, beer or wine in hand, you can learn about the Whitsundays region from the skipper’s commentary, while you take in the stunning views of the 74 glorious islands and the surrounding blue ocean, Passage Peak and Pentecost Island.
Continuing along Solway Passage on your journey, you’ll arrive at Whitehaven Beach and we guarantee you’ll be instantly awed by the beauty. Over seven kilometres of pure white silica sand, fringed by lush green foliage is lapped by calm, clear and oh-so blue water in a picture perfect scene. Whitehaven Beach is Australia’s most photographed beach and it’s not hard to see why – this beach is truly divine!
After you disembark on the beach, you’ll have 1.5 to 2 hours to do whatever you please. If you’d like to explore the island, there are plenty of things to see and places to go. If you’d like to go for a swim, the water is warm, clean and inviting. Alternatively, you might just want to lay in the soft, fine sand and soak up the warming rays of the sun. Why not do everything? Regardless of your choices, you’ll feel as though you are royalty visiting your own private oasis – there’s truly nothing that compares to the feeling of relaxing and having fun in a tropical paradise!
After your day of luxurious indulgence, you’ll reboard the cruise vessel and set sail for home, admiring all the views once again.
1 ½ to 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach (Southern end), informative commentary during the cruise, morning tea
Half Day Cruise
7:00 AM Daily
1:45 pm Port of Airlie
1:00 pm Hamilton Island
Sorry, there’s no coach pick up for the Port of Airlie return.
Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island and Daydream Island
Approximate departure times of the morning Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise.
7:00 am Port of Airlie
8:20 am Hamilton Island
Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel’s Master must use their discretion to determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels
Swimwear & towel
Hat & sunscreen lotion
Money/credit card for optional purchases
Camera & a sense of fun!
Children 4-14 years inclusive. Infants under 4 years no charge however please advise at time of booking when an infant is travelling.
The half day cruise visits the main 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach. If you wish to include the Hill Inlet walk, or spend any time at the northern end of the beach, please book the ‘Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout’ Full Day Exploring Cruise (Tour ID 10054115).
To keep Whitehaven Beach, pristine and as untouched as possible there are no shops or cafes and only limited toilet facilities. Sandwiches and snacks can be purchased onboard the vessel.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays and Whitsunday Islands
Coach Transfers can only be booked for your Day Cruise when you depart from Port of Airlie. If you book this optional extra, a coach transfer service will pick you up from your local Airlie Beach accommodation and take you to our Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie to meet your day cruise departure. When your day cruise returns to the Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie, a coach transfer service will pick you up from the terminal and take you back to your local Airlie Beach accommodation. (Infants FOC).
Adults: $14.00 | Children: $7.00 | Pensioners: $14.00
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