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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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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

Departure Point

Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia

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Returns to original departure point
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

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 240 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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Unhappy
Sanjiv_B
, Aug 2021
Had to cancel the trip due to my little one being sick, and requested for a refund, but no any arrangements were made.
star-5
Cruising to Whitehaven Beach
Anne_M
, Aug 2021
A fantastic cruise. Great to have a short stop at both Daydream & Hamilton Island. Comfortable cruising catamaran. Staff very friendly & efficient service. Food & drinks reasonably priced. Whitehaven Beach was stunning & enjoyed our time there. Pleased with did the half day cruise with just two hours on Whitehaven Beach. Lovely afternoon tea with anti pasta, mud cake & fresh fruit. Highly recommend this tour
star-5
Well worth it
Jai_M
, Jul 2021
Awesome afternoon out, great staff and service. There were all sorts of activities available like paddle boards at no extra cost. The afternoon tea was like a share platter style of salami, kabana, cheese, olives and a yummy choc cake.
star-4
Great day on Whitehaven Beach
Tim_M
, Jul 2021
We had a wonderful afternoon on Whitehaven Beach. The crew were friendly and we enjoyed swimming and playing games on the beach. The only thing missing was lunch. We would have brought more with us if we'd known that there wouldn't be much on offer.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best beach we've ever been to
George_M
, May 2021
A must do. Fantastic beach that just goes on and on. Best sand ever experienced on a beach. So fine and soft.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Whitehaven
Robert_Q
, Apr 2021
It was a great day. The weather was kind and Whitehaven beach is amazing. The one complaint was that when we received our confirmation there was no information as to where to board the boat and the right time. We rang the local operators who gave us the right information.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good day out
Helen_C
, Apr 2021
Great day out for the family. Staff are very friendly. Nice afternoon tea after our afternoon on the beach.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good trip
CSge
, Apr 2021
I really enjoyed the cruise experience. The weather was perfect and the scenery was amazing. We also got a glimpse of parts of Day Dream Island and Hamilton Island. My friends and I missed out on a tents when we got to the beach which was a little disappointing considering there is not much shade and we wanted to stay close to the water. We understood that most of them went to families with small children. So we took our chances of being fully exposed to the sun for the duration of the trip. I would suggest that maybe when people are booking that they are given an option on if they would require a shade tent. Then the staff would know how many were required for the trip. Also I think the method for the stinger suits needs to change, I suggest maybe also selecting stinger sizes when booking as it seemed like chaotic system. We were sitting in a place that wasn't easy to get out of therefore I waited until everyone had got theirs and by then there were no stinger suits left for me and my friends in our sizes. We still took our chances and went swimming but if it were stinger season and I couldn't swim without a suit I would have been extremely disappointed. The time at Whitehaven seemed to short. But when your having a fun time it will always go too fast. Despite having to make suggestion above I would definately go again.
star-5
Perfect day on the Whitsunday’s
Carlie_E
, Apr 2021
Amazing day out on the Whitsunday’s, absolutely stunning beaches. Our favorite part of the day was paddle boarding at Whitehaven Beach
star-4
Breathtaking
Amee_S
, Apr 2021
Sand Beach The time spent over there is definitely not enough. Staff were great and knowledgeable, however the hours stated you spend over on the island for half the day is not what you actually spend on the island.

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