Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet | Full Day Tour

Duration | 10 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern – swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven beach.

What makes it Great:

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays, with up to 6 hours on Whitehaven Beach
  • Guided walk to Hill Inlet and Lookout
  •  Walk to Whitehaven Beach Lookout
  • A gourmet burger on the beach
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Beach games
  • Protective stinger suits
  • Dedicated host for the duration of the day
  • All-inclusive drinks and charcuterie board on return from Whitehaven Beach to Hamilton Island


  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Inlet


  • Soda/Pop
  • Snacks

Departure times & locations

  • Airlie Beach | Departs 07:15 AM | Returns 6:20 PM
  • Hamilton Island | Departs 08:20 AM | Returns 5:00 PM
  • Daydream Island | Departs 07:50 AM | Returns 5:40 PM

Please note: COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Schedule changes may occur. 

Your day at a glance

  • Start your day with a scenic cruise from Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island to Whitehaven Beach.
  • Your guide will inform you of the interary for the day. Among the options for your time at Whitehaven Beach: have several hours of free time at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, where your guide sets up a base with beach tents, games and a picnic lunch to enjoy at your leisure. If you have any questions, your guide is available throughout the day.
  • A guided tour takes you to Hill Inlet for a leisurely walk led by your guide (suitable for all fitness levels) to Hill Inlet's lookout point. Admire stunning views from this popular vantage point and hear the history of the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Informative displays along the path detail the history, flora and fauna of this pretty area.
  • Back at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, join your guide for a hike along the nature trail to Soilway Circuit Lookout and Chance Bay (7km roundtrip).
  • At the end of your time on Whitehaven Beach, your group will be picked up by boat.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea on the boat as you relax after your day of beach fun.
  • Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

Travelling with children
Children between the ages of 2-14 years will be applicable for child rates. Strictly No Infants (under 4 years) on this tour.

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

Additional Info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

Booking Info

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. 

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure you spot on Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet "Chill and Grill". Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

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.

Departure times & locations

Airlie Beach | Departs 07:15 AM | Returns 6:20 PM
Hamilton Island | Departs 08:20 AM | Returns 5:00 PM
Daydream Island | Departs 07:50 AM | Returns 5:40 PM
Please note: COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Schedule changes may occur.