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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises provided by Cruise Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises

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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.
You’ll have 3 starting options
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    Cruise Whitsundays
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Island cruise a large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning or afternoon tea on board vessel
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef tax)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (snacks and drinks available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Snacks available to purchase
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Muntzie M wrote a review 20 Mar
Melbourne, Australia129 contributions15 helpful votes
Was on partners bucket list. The beach was amazing, the weather was perfect. It’s sheltered so the wind wasn’t harsh this time of the year. With the half day you need to really cram in what you want to do at Whitehaven. Recommend you go for the walks the moment you get there.
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 1 week ago
We're so glad you got to do all the activities during your time at Whitehaven Beach, thanks for joining us!
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Ivan Z wrote a review 11 Mar
4 contributions
We've been on numerous beaches throughout the world. This one ra is up there with the best. The sand is powdery and the warm water teems with fish. The boat ride to and from the island was quite comfortable and relaxing. They provided stinger suits to ward off jelly fish,
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, we're thrilled to hear that Whitehaven Beach is one of your favourites.
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Lisa M wrote a review 2 Mar
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
We had a lovely time touring the Whitehaven beach. It was such a beautiful day we were lucky. Took a walk through the forest which was an experience, lizards and large spiders along our path. Overall was a great day out.
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review, Lisa. We're glad you enjoyed your time on Whitehaven Beach and had a chance to see the local wildlife.
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Donald S wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions
Be careful. The boat ride was lovely and the staff were great. However, while we were told we would be going to the famous end of the beach (with all the amazing patterns of current in the sand) we - and all the other boats - we’re taken to the other end of the beach. Then we
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Customer Service & Sales Manager at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Donald, Thank you for your review. Cruise Whitsundays would never intentionally mislead guests on our tours, we openly advertise the half day spends up to 2 hours at south Whitehaven. If guests are wishing to visit the north end and Hill Inlet they need to book one of our full day Whitehaven Beach tours - Camira Sailing, The Whitehaven Beach Grill and Chill or The Whitehaven Beach Adventure. This will ensure they have adequate time at the inlet. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment but glad you had a nice day.
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br0109 wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions
Whitehaven Beach is stunning! I have never seen sand and water like you would see here. The boat taking us to the beach was fast and it was interesting seeing the islands we stopped in at a long the way. Back to the beach.. their isn't much more to say more than the pictures
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 4 weeks ago
We're glad to hear you love Whitehaven Beach as much as we do! Thanks for leaving your review.
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About the operator

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The motion of the ocean
Booked the tour in good faith and it turned out to be a rainy and windy day. With waves up to 15-20 knots you could
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Curtis C
Ellie was amazing!
Me and my girlfriend loved the staff on this trip! We went on a cruise from Hamiton Island to Reefworld on 11th Mar
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Jo S
Once in a lifetime experience!
Not sure how anyone could give this experience anything but 5/5 it was perfect in every way. My son and I were luc
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Reef Sleep with Cruise Whitsundays
My partner and I did the Reefsleep experience in early March 2020. A great experience that we would definitely reco
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Amazing & Unmissable Day Experience! Don’t forget your camera and highly recommend the snorkel!
Yesterday my husband and I did the full day tour leaving from Hamilton Island to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. I
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Lisa H
Camira Sailing Adventure
Fabulous day and great value for money. In such difficult times, the crew, Andy, Redman, Alex, Sophie and Casey, m
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Worth the money
When I saw the price I was a bit reticent, even though I got a $50 reduction ‘cos I was staying at the Reef View. I
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Excellent boat company giving you fantastic experiences of seeing the Whitsundays from the sea. Friendly, communica
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An amazing day out to the reef :)
I really enjoyed a day cruise and skornelling at the Hardy Reef. Seen all the amazing marine life corals and fishes
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Great Day on the Reef!
Such a wonderful day spent both on the cruise and once at Hardy’s Reef. The snorkeling was incredible and I got to
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A must do
We loved every second of this trip! The staff, facilities and food were amazing. We can’t wait to go again! Special
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Roy O
A fantastic day out to Whitehaven Beach
The vessel was well-appointed, clean and comfortable with friendly and efficient staff. On the upper deck one could
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an undersea garden
This exceeded our expectations. Wonderful snorkeling: a variety of fish, warm water, pride multi-color coral, a re
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Cruise Whitsundays Corina
Fantastic full day sailing adventure. Magnificent views. Stopped off at Whitehaven beach for a couple of hours. Wal
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Camira sailing
Excellent day trip on the camira. The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. We had a relaxing day and was able
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