Half Day Whitehaven Beach Cruise
Welcome to paradise. The 74 islands of the Whitsundays at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef are well-known for their tropical beaches of impossibly white sand. Cruise to Whitehaven Beach to spend the morning lounging on a beach frequently named Australia's best on this half-day tour.
Returns: Approximately 1:45pm
Child: $47 (4-14 years old) Infants under 3 years of age travel free of charge.
Note: Please provide the children’s age when you make the booking
What to Bring: Swimwear, beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, light jacket/sweater for a cool or windy day and camera
On this half-day tour, you’ll get to soak up the breath-taking scenery while learning about the natural history of the area. Along the way, your knowledgeable skipper will regale you with stories and facts about the natural wonders of Whitehaven Beach and the surrounding Whitsundays. Grab yourself a wine or beer from the bar onboard and fully relax into the adventure.
We start by cruising through the waters of Solway Passage towards Whitehaven Beach, where you can witness views of Passage Peak and the impressive island of Pentecost on the way. The boat will take you through 7km of sparkling turquoise waters and pristine white sands along the coast of Whitsunday Island which is the largest of the 74 islands in the area.
At Whitehaven beach you’ll have plenty of opportunity to snap shots of the most photographed beach in Australia, take a stroll along the soft sands, or take a refreshing dip in the cool azure waters.
Once you’ve experienced the sheer beauty of Whitehaven Beach, we’ll hop back aboard the boat and cruise back to the mainland, where you’ll have one more chance to soak up the majestic views of the Whitsundays.
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We can arrange bus transfers from most hotels and hostels in Airlie Beach. If you cannot see your hotel as an option for pickup when making your booking, please contact us and we can advise you on your nearest pickup location. We cannot pick up from residential addresses.
Hotel pickups occur between 6:15am to 6:40am. You will receive a confirmation email with the time of your pick up once you have completed your booking.
Hotel pickups are $12.50 per adult and $6.50 per child (infants under 3 years old travel free on a lap of a parent). Pickup service will need to be paid at the time of the booking.
|Make your own way to Port of Airlie||The Cove Road, Port Airlie|
|Adventure Whitsundays Van Park||25/29 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Apartments (Beagley Street entrance)||22 Airlie Crescent, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Beach Apartments||94 Waterson Way, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Beach Hotel||16 Esplanade, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Beach Motor Lodge||6 Lamond Street, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Central Apartments||14 Waterson Way, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Waterfront Backpacker||6 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach|
|Airlie Waterfront Bed and Breakfast||Broadwater Avenue, Airlie Beach|
|Azure Sea Grand Mercure||26-34 Raintree Place, Airlie Beach|
|Backpackers by the Bay||12 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Base Backpackers Airlie Beach||336 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Blue Horizon||3 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Boathaven Spa Resort||440 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Bush Village Backpackers||2 St Martins Lane, Cannovale|
|Centro Shopping Centre (Bus Stop on Paluma Road)||8 Galbraith Park Road, Cannonvale|
|Club Crocodile Resort (Mantra Club Croc)||240 Shute Harbour Road, Cannovale|
|Colonial Court Apartment||255 Shute Harbour|
|Colonial Palms Motor Lodge||2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Coral Sea Resort||25 Ocean View Avenue, Airlie Beach|
|Coral Sea Vista||5 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Discovery Parks||2364 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket|
|Flame Tree Caravan Park (BIG 4 Whitsundays Tropica Eco Resort)||2955 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays||277 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Island Gateway Van Park||1 Jubilee Pocket Road, Airlie Beach|
|Island Inn||2672 Shute Harbour Road, Mandalay|
|Island View Bed and Breakfast||19 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach|
|Kipara||2614 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket|
|Mango House||Shute Harbour Road & Erromango Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Marina Shores||159 Shingley Drive, Cannonvale|
|Magniums||366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Martinique||18 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Mediterranean Resort||14 Golden Orchid Drive, Whitsundays|
|Mirage||11 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale|
|Moorings Bed and Breakfast||37 Airlie Crescent, Airlie Beach|
|Myaura Bed and Breakfast||23 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach|
|Orana Lodge||13 Beach Road, Cannonvale|
|Paradise Court||181-183 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale|
|Parkwood Bed and Breakfast (Wait Cannonvale Market Bus Stop)||35 Parkwood Terrace, Cannonvale|
|Peppers Coral Coast||Corner Hermitage & Mount Whitsundays Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Pinnacles||16 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Portside Whitsundays Apartments||406 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Reef Gateway Apartment||38 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale|
|Reef Side Villas||12 Eshelby Drive, Cannonvale|
|Seabreeze Van Park||234 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale|
|Seastar Apartments||2 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach|
|Shingley Beach Resort||115 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Summit Apartments||Corner of Seaview & Flametree Airlie Beach|
|Sunlit Waters||20 Airlie Crescent, Airlie Beach|
|Terraces Resort||5 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Toscana Resort||10 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Waterfront Whit Retreat||438 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|
|Water Edge Resort||4 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Whitsundays Reflections||25 Horizons Way, Airlie Beach|
|Whitsundays Vista Resort||1 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach|
|Whitsundays Waterfront Apartments||48 Coral Esplanade, Airlie Beach|
|YHA Airlie Beach||394 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach|