Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

From $92.70 per person

Choose a morning or afternoon departure for this 6-hour Whitsunday Islands cruise. Glide through some of the Whitsundays remote areas, beautiful bays and peaceful islands. Spend 1.5 to 2 hours at the dazzling southern end of Whitehaven Beach.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Swim in crystal clear blue waters
  • Visit Whitehaven beach- rated the most incredible beach in Australia
  • Cruise to remote areas of the Whitsundays across azure waters
  • Choose either a morning or afternoon departure
Full description
Cruise to Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful, on this 6-hour cruise. Depart early in the morning on a high-speed vessel for a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and be the first on the beach. Alternatively, depart later in the day and enjoy a sunset cruise home. Morning or afternoon tea will be served depending on option selected. Board the 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 you to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. 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. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters. You'll spend 1.5 to 2 hours at the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach and then make the beautiful journey back to Airlie Beach.
  • 6-hour cruise
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Drinks and snacks
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Cruise Whitsundays, Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

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  • Be sure to bring swimwear, a towel, protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen lotion, a light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days, a camera and money or a credit card for optional purchases
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 208 reviews

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It was a rainy cold day but, we had a great day just the same. Probably better than the sun beating down on us I reckon. The kids had a great time as well... The crew were awesome great service... Met some nice people along the way.. If you get the chance to experience Whitehaven JUST DO IT!!!!!! You won’t regret it.

January 20, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, hassle free arrangement supported by friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff and crew members. The trip gave a the sense of safety as we travelled on a rainy day which stopped at Day Dream, Hamilton and Whit Sunday Islands. These stops were coupled with a brief summary of the history of the island which were very interesting. Staff and crew members were were patient and helpful all along. Safety equipment (i.e. stinger suits), beach tent and beach toys for the kids were supplied at the Whit Sunday Island. A surprised sausage sizzle and unlimited free drinks were the cherry on top of the icing. Overall value for money and highly recommended.

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January 3, 2021

We had the most amazing time. The crew abroad the vessel was so friendly and helpful. I had my elderly mum with me and the crew treated her so well. I appreciated their patience when she was slow to embark and disembark. Thank you. It is the small things that make a lasting impression.

December 23, 2020

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