Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island Cruise

24
Duration | 9 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

The Whitsundays Islands’ sandy beaches and sun-soaked landscapes lie just off the coast of Airlie Beach. This cruise visits two of the islands’ most memorable attractions: Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Go swimming, snorkeling, or just laze on the sand at Whitehaven Beach, then cruise on over for sightseeing on a self-guided tour, with lunch at a waterfront restaurant on Hamilton Island.

What makes it Great:

  • Stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands aboard a high-speed catamaran
  • Free time at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island
  • Self-guided tour gives lots of choices for how you want to spend the day
  • Hassle-free: includes shuttle transfers around the islands

Inclusions:

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays, with up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Protective stinger suits
  • Lunch overlooking Hamilton Island marina
  • Full use of Hamilton Island’s shuttle bus, pool and beach areas
  • Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Activities on Whitehaven Beach

Exclusions

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife Park at own cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure times & locations

HAMILTON ISLAND AM & WHITEHAVEN BEACH PM

Airlie Beach | Departs 08:00 AM | Returns 6:20 PM

*Lunch only available at Marina Tavern on this day cruise.

WHITEHAVEN BEACH AM & HAMILTON ISLAND PM

Airlie Beach | Departs 07:15 AM | Returns 6:10 PM

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a 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. All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests.

Your day at a glance

  • Make your way to the Port Airlie marina in time for an early-morning departure.
  • Board your air-conditioned high-speed catamaran and set sail for the Whitsunday Islands. You will be dropped at the beach and have the morning to spend at your leisure.
  • Continue to Hamilton Island in time for lunch, cruising across the scenic Solway passage. Dine at the Marina Tavern overlooking the marina.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring Hamilton—the largest island resort in the South Pacific.
  • All tour participants can use the island’s shuttle buses to hop between sights such as Front Street, Marina Village, One Tree Hill, and Cateye Beach, and there are ample walking trails and swimming beaches to choose from. Other possible activities include a visit to the Wild Life Hamilton Island nature park, where you can spot native Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, and crocodiles, or water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding.

Travelling with children
Children between the ages of 2-14 years will be applicable for child rates. Infants 0-3 years travel free of charge. Guests must be able to show valid ID at check in to support their ticket type (i.e Senior or Child ticket). 

Family Friendly
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

Things To Bring

  • Swimwear and beach towel
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and protective clothing
  • Light jacket/sweater for a cool or windy day
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Cash/Credit card

Additional Info

All diving activities permit adults aged 16 years and over.
Nearest airports: Fly into Proserpine airport also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport (40 miles from Airlie Beach) or fly into Hamilton Island Airport.

Booking Info

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. 

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About Cruise Whitsundays

Award winning 'Cruise Whitsundays' is the Whitsundays largest and most experienced marine tourism operator offering a range of day cruises and Island Resort connections. Cruises visit the Great Barrier Reef , Whitehaven Beach and island resorts on Hamilton Island and Daydream Island. The multi-award winning Great Barrier Reefsleep overnight experience is one of Australia's most unique places to stay. 'Resort Connections' provide services between island resorts and the Whitsunday Coast and connecting the region's airports arrivals and departures.

HAMILTON ISLAND AM & WHITEHAVEN BEACH PM
Airlie Beach | Departs 08:00 AM | Returns 6:20 PM

WHITEHAVEN BEACH AM & HAMILTON ISLAND PM
Airlie Beach | Departs 07:15 AM | Returns 6:10 PM