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Airlie Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Set out on a half-day catamaran tour to stunning Whitehaven Beach for swimming at this postcard–perfect slice of paradise. Considered one of the world's top beaches and the most beautiful one in the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach is a must-see in the Great Barrier Reef region. Travel in comfort from Port Airlie on a motorized catamaran with air-conditioning. Morning or afternoon tea is provided on board and your crew supplies beach activities and informative commentary along the way.
  • Half-day tour to Whitehaven Beach aboard a high-speed catamaran, from Port Airlie
  • Enjoy relaxing on the pure white sand of Whitehaven Beach
  • Capture great photo ops of the stunning beach
  • Refuel with complimentary tea and coffee
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures
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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
  • Airlie Beach , Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island , Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island , Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
  • This activity will end right where it started.
    From Port Airlie, step aboard your deluxe catamaran for your half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach, one of the highlights of the Great Barrier Reef and a top natural attractions in the Whitsundays.

    Soak up the scenery as you cruise in style on an air-conditioned catamaran that speeds over the ocean to Whitehaven Beach, a stretch of five miles (seven kilometers) of gorgeous white–sand beach with turquoise water lapping at the shore. Whitehaven Beach is located on the largest island in the region, Whitsunday Island. The fully protected and uninhabited island shelters various turtle species along with an astounding variety of colorful fish and other marine life. Have time to swim, take a leisurely walk or simply relax on this stunning beach.

    Enjoy morning or afternoon tea served on board your boat, then return to Port Airlie at the end of a divine visit to this island paradise.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Cruise Whitsundays
    Check in at Port of Airlie for your cruise to Whitehaven Beach
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Whitehaven Beach
    Spend 1.5-2hours on one of the most famous beaches in the world!
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Snacks available to purchase
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 240 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Cruise Whitsundays
    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises.

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    • "There were all sorts of activities available like paddle boards at no extra cost." See review
    • "Stinger suits needed in the water all provided the beach is just paradise thank you for a great morning" See review

    Reviews

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    star-4
    225 Reviews

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    star-5
    Whitehaven beach
    Lichun_S
    , May 2022
    Staffs are very nice, the beach is very clean and beautiful, good experience and should come to visit once in our life.
    star-5
    Good experience
    sulabha_m
    , May 2022
    Cruise and sand in Whitehaven beach.Had snacks on way back.Good idea as we were hungry.Stingerbduirs were good
    star-5
    Lovely unspoilt beach
    Heather_I
    , May 2022
    Enjoyable boat ride which stopped at both Daydream and Hamilton Islands on the way to a perfectly lovely unspoilt beach with gentle waves and crystaline silica sand that is so white and which easily brushes off your skin. Loved the trip.
    star-5
    Birthday surprise for Lisa
    Lisa_C
    , Apr 2022
    Absolutely amazing. Wish we booked the full day now . The time went so fast . The water was crystal clear and the temp was perfect . Happy birthday Lisa x
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi Lisa, we're glad you enjoyed your day with Cruise Whitsundays, and hope it made your birthday extra special! We look forward to seeing you next time on the full day tour :)
    star-5
    Relaxing day out on an amazing beach
    Wayne_B
    , Apr 2022
    Amazing beach for a relaxing day out, easy access to the beach from the boat, plenty of free space on the beach, not crowded. Plenty sporting activities provided for young and old by the tour group. Fish feeding great little experience, especially by the kids. Nice cool refreshments available for purchase, great staff
    star-5
    Best day ever!
    Danielle_S
    , Mar 2022
    We had such an amazing time on our half day cruise. Despite some crazy weather and rough as guts seas we all really enjoyed it and wished we could have spent more time. The staff were lovely and the free paddleboards, stinger suits and kids sand play items were an added bonus with a 4 year old in tow, plus I got a few good laughs in watching hubby try to stand up paddleboard in the waves. We got the drinks package which was GREAT value being just $30 each for unlimited beer/ciders. Wished we didn't do this on our last day as I would have signed up to do it again. Thanks guys for such a memorable trip!
    star-2
    Overrated
    Sheree_W
    , Mar 2022
    Felt like we were shipped around for a few hours picking up, stopping multiple times also had to change boats before we finally got dumped at Whitehaven with 75 other people. Overpriced for the service and was not very enjoyable with a young child in tow.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-1
    Rough ride
    Louise_A
    , Feb 2022
    The trip should have been cancelled due to the strong wind warning and rain forecast and the enormous swell, it was not enjoyable to say the least, a very uncomfortable trip to get to Whitehaven and then the return trip was even worse, myself and other passengers were screaming at one point and I thought the vessel was going to capsize! My travel partner and I were very traumatised! It seems your company is only interested in the mighty dollar rather than the safety and comfort of your passengers! Very disappointed and will not be holding back in our relay to others about the overall trip.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    amazing experience
    Darcey_D
    , Feb 2022
    the tour guides were amazing throughout the travel to whitehaven beach! was very enjoyable and a good two hours was spent on the beach which was enough due to the sun being so strong. will be recommending to everyone when they travel up to the whitsunday coast - defiantly will be doing this tour again ps - the fun esky was a highlight too
    star-5
    Perfect!
    DONNA_K
    , Feb 2022
    Perfect cruise. We were blessed with great weather & got to see Whitehaven in all its glory. This half day tour was long enough to swim, take plenty of photos & relax in this magical setting. Staff were great & the tour ran seamlessly.

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