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Itinerary

Your half-day tour begins at a designated meeting point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island. Once there, board an air-conditioned catamaran destined for Whitehaven Beach, hailed as one of the best beaches in the world.

Following the cruise, disembark on the powder-white sands of Whitehaven Beach and enjoy free time to swim, sunbathe, or walk around the island’s 5-mile (7.5- kilometer) circumference.

The turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach are home to a plethora of marine life, including tropical fish and and turtles.

Back on the boat, enjoy morning or afternoon tea before returning to your original departure point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island.

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Whitehaven Beach
Cruise Whitsundays
Overview

Even if you’ve got limited time in the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is a must-see stretch of shore. Discover the white-sand paradise on a morning or afternoon cruise that provides a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the daytime heat in an air-conditioned catamaran, enjoy on-board tea, and take advantage of free time to swim and sunbathe one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches at your leisure.

Highlights
  • No-hassle morning or afternoon cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Half-day tour allows you to fit more sightseeing into your day
  • Avoid the heat in an air-conditioned catamaran
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea on the boat
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Nice

This mob are well organized, I guess they have been doing it for years. The boat is big and comfortable. Quite fast also.

Thank Neville S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise is a perfect way to see it. We swam in sparkling warm water, lazed on the whitest, softest sand I have ever seen (and I have seen...More

2  Thank hansentrish
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hansentrish, thank you for posting your review. We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience on Whitehaven Beach with Stephen.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Half Day Cruise

This was a great day out! Its an early start from Port of Airlie so we felt the half day cruise was plenty of time. The boats are in good condition and well appointed. Morning tea was generous with muffins, fruit and tea / coffee...More

Thank JoeyDavey
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Great crew but time wasted getting on and off the boat

We did this cruise to Whitehaven and though the crew were fantastic and the destination out of this world, the time it took getting off the boat onto Whitehaven and then on the return trip, was too long. The boat that does the transfer to...More

6  Thank Helena M
CruiseWhitsundays, Reservations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Helena, thank you for taking the time to review. In 2016 our newest vessel Sea Quest was purpose built to unload guests down the bow ramp straight onto the beautiful silica sand of Whitehaven Beach. Unfortunately though Cyclone Debbie came through in March 2017 and...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Low tides be aware

Comfortable ride and friendly crew. The boat like all tour operators stops at South end of beach so you don’t get the iconic images you see on posters. The unexpected was the tides. Unluckily it was low tide so had to get taken to shore...More

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Gail J
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Response from NA N | Reviewed this property |
No just walking on the beach and 10min bush walk
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Rentus Y
13 June 2018|
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Response from Sazood | Reviewed this property |
A good couple of hours. Try to be first of the boat to get the best amount of time. They provide stinger suits which are beneficial if it’s a bit breezy on the shore.
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