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Airlie Beach: Full-Day Whitehaven Beach & Islands Boat Tour

4.7 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: SeaLink Queensland

Airlie Beach: Full-Day Whitehaven Beach & Islands Boat Tour

Activity provider: SeaLink Queensland
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From US$ 155.69 per person

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Enjoy a full-day scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands by catamaran. Make stops at the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet while cruising in air-conditioned comfort.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Bus pickup times: 8:00 AM: Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort bus stop 8:05 AM: Stewart Drive Bus Stop (Shute Harbour Road at Pandanus Drive) 8:06 AM: Beach Road Bus Stop (Beach Court Holiday Villas) 8:08 AM: Whitsunday Shopping Centre Bus Stop (Island Drive at Whitsunday Shopping Centre) 8:11 AM: Mantra Club Croc Resort 8:11 AM: Police Station Bus Stop on Shute Harbour Road (Shute Harbour Road at Altmann Avenue) 8:14 AM: Coral Sea Resort 8:16 AM: Airlie Central Bus stop 8:18 AM: Coconut Grove Bus Stop 8:20 AM: Bus stop opposite Boathaven Spa Resort on Shute Harbour Road 8:22 AM: Jubilee Tavern Bus Stop (at Loop Road) 8:23 AM: Ferntree Road Bus Stop (QLD parks office) 8:25 AM: Big 4 Eco Resort Bus Stop (Shute Harbour Road at Flametree)
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise in air-conditioned comfort through the Whitsunday Passage
  • Swim in the crystal waters and lie on the silica white sand at Whitehaven Beach
  • Drop anchor at Tongue Point and see the sting rays of Hill Inlet
  • Enjoy an onboard commentary throughout the tour of history and culture
  • Take in panoramic views of the Islands on the observation deck
Full description

Enjoy a Whitehaven Islands cruise on an air-conditioned catamaran from Airlie Beach. Cross the Whitsunday passage into Cid Harbor and travel through the Hook Passage. Drop anchor at Tongue Point and visit Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

Depart from Shute Harbour in the morning and cruise through the Molle group of islands. Once you cross the Whitsunday passage, enter into Cid Harbour and learn its historic role in the Battle of the Coral Sea. 

Go through Hook Passage, which harbors hundreds of thousands of ships every year. Stop at Tongue Point to enjoy a guided tour of Hill Inlet, known for its bushwalks and stunning views. 

Sail thorugh Whitehaven Bay to explore Whitehaven Beach, famous for its silica white sand and crystal clear waters. Swim, sunbathe, and relax before heading back through the Whitsunday Islands. 

Climb up onto the observation deck and take in panoramic views. Enjoy morning tea, lunch, a pay bar throughout the duration of the tour, and an onboard commentary. 

  • Lunch
  • Tea
  • Guided tours of Hill Inlet and South Whitehaven
  • Cruise through Whitehaven Bay stopping at Whitehaven Beach
  • Alcoholic drinks (Available for purchase onboard)
  • Soft drinks (available for purchase onboard)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 81 reviews

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This was an amazing tour. The staff was outstanding!!! So friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Myself and companion are not the steadiest on our feet but the staff made sure we were safe at all times, assisting us on an off the tender. This is the perfect tour for people who might have trouble climbing up and down ladders. The tender has a ramp to make getting on and off at the beach easy.

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December 11, 2022

We had the best time. One of our party was in a wheelchair and the team from SeaLink went out of their way to ensure he was taken care of, including the entry and exit onto Whitehaven beach. We are so grateful for the extent that this team went to, there were no limits in ensuring that he was taken care of. The boat was spotless, the food was fabulous and the service was outstanding. Special shout out to Heather who is one in a million, your customer care and service is beyond measure.

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August 22, 2022

Very friendly and knowledgeable guides The boat was roomy with good viewing Lots of food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Chicken for lunch was hard to eat but corned beef was good, lots of different delicious salads. Reversed the trip to give us a better time on Whitehaven beach

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 410838