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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

From US$142,40
Highlights
  • Stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands aboard a high-speed catamaran
  • Free time at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island
  • Choice of self-guided or small-group guided tour
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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
From US$142,40
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Self-Guided - Whitehaven AM
Depart Port of Airlie at 7am. Visit Whitehaven Beach in the morning and Hamilton Island in the afternoon. Enjoy a pub lunch at Marina Tavern. Return to Port of Airlie at 6:10pm
From US$142,37
Fully Guided Tour with lunch
Depart from Port of Airlie at 7am. Visit Whitehaven Beach in the morning then Hamilton Island in the afternoon. Enjoy lunch at Manta Ray Cafe. Return to Port of Airlie at 6.10pm
From US$180,85
Self-Guided - Hamilton AM
Depart Port of Airlie at 8am. Visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon. Enjoy a pub lunch at Marina Tavern. Return to Port of Airlie at 6:20pm
From US$142,37
Overview
The Whitsundays Islands’ sandy beaches and sun-soaked landscapes lie just off the coast of Airlie Beach. This cruise visits two of the islands’ most memorable attractions: Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Go swimming, snorkeling, and sightseeing on a guided or self-guided tour, and enjoy lunch (included) at a waterfront restaurant.
What to Expect

Make your way to the Port Airlie marina in time for an early-morning departure. Board your air-conditioned high-speed catamaran and set sail for the Whitsunday Islands.

If you’ve chosen the guided tour option, make your first stop at 4-mile (7-kilometer) Whitehaven Beach and enjoy dramatic views of one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. Follow your guide on a bushwalk along the Solway Circuit, stopping at some impressive viewpoints along the way, then return to the beach where you’ll have free time to swim, sunbathe, or play some beach games.

If you’ve chosen to visit on a self-guided tour, you will be dropped at the beach and have the morning to spend at your leisure.

Continue to Hamilton Island in time for lunch, cruising across the scenic Solway passage. Dine at either the Manta Ray Café (guided tour participants) or the Marina Tavern (self-guided tour participants) overlooking the marina.

Spend the afternoon exploring Hamilton—the largest island resort in the South Pacific—either with or without your guide. All tour participants can use the island’s shuttle buses to hop between sights such as Front Street, Marina Village, One Tree Hill, and Cateye Beach, and there are ample walking trails and swimming beaches to choose from. Other possible activities include a visit to the Wild Life Hamilton Island nature park, where you can spot native Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, and crocodiles, or water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding.

Self-guided tour visitors can also opt to visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon.

After a full day exploring the Whitsundays, board your boat for the return journey and end your tour back at Airlie Beach.

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Write a ReviewReviews (45)

1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile
Whitehaven Beach tour and Hill inlet walk (2 day)

A lovely day and well organised- we were collected from our hotel and caught the boat at 7am- food provided on the boat, beach and on the way back to Airlie(all perfectly fresh and plentiful). Our guides, Rhiannon and Arron, couldn’t do enough for us...More

2  Thank Mark9883
CruiseWhitsundays, Product Administrator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi mark9883, thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your day out on Whitehaven Beach with Rhiannon and Aaron.

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile
Whitsunday fun

All staff are very friendly, nice and funny. Also very helpful a d cinsiderate if you are feeling sea sick. Would cruise with them again next time we go. Seats are very comfortable.

1  Thank Pare G
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile
Don’t take the cruise, they don’t go to the actual whitehaven beach

Don’t take the cruise to white haven beach, because they don’t really go there. They go to a random island when “weather permitting”. I booked a tour to whitehaven beach for the morning. Nobody told us we are not going to the beach as advertised...More

9  Thank tina z
CruiseWhitsundays, Reservations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Tina Z. As per our Terms & Conditions, Itineraries are subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides and winds. Recently in the Whitsundays we have been experiencing Northerly winds which makes landing on...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Ferry not Cruise

Ive had to mark this trip down, as for the money i paid it was a bit of a let down, or perhaps they need to explain the itinerary better We thought when we read the trip title that we were going to cruise Hamilton...More

3  Thank Stephen A
CruiseWhitsundays, Reservations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Stephen A, I am sincerely sorry that you felt disappointed in the trip you booked. By your description it sounds like you booked the Whitsunday & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Tour, which allows you to cruise through the Whitsunday Islands then enjoy an hour...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile
Full Day Your to Whitehaven and Hamilton Island

Firstly may I say how tremendous Cruise Whitsundays are. The crew are plentiful and really friendly and helpful offering free coffee and tea plus muffins on every journey. We went to Whitehaven Beach first and yes it is just a beach however it is a...More

1  Thank David D
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