Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island

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1 Day
Availability : All Year
Cruise Whitsundays Terminal Port of Airlie
Hamilton Island/Whitehaven Beach
Min Age : All ages

Definitions: Child (4-14) – There are no Student discounted prices however Youth (15-17) may be entered in the Student section. Seniors ID card required at check-in.

Tour Details
Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach tour

This fantastic full day tour offers you the choice of visiting Whitehaven Beach either in the morning or afternoon together with a half day at Hamilton Island.

Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and vivid white sand of Whitehaven Beach. This uninhabited island is one of Australia’s true gems and the journey to the beach is spectacular too.

Enjoy lunch on Hamilton Island, one of Australias largest island resorts. Hire a Golf buggy and explore this beautiful island or use the free island bus service. Island facilities are available to you including the kids entertainment area and pool, mum and dads pool including a swim up bar. Browse the many shops, art galleries, restaurants and much more. 

Departure & Return Location

Cruise Whitsundays Terminal, Port of Airlie

Departure Time

Whitehaven Beach AM Hamilton Island PM (Marina Tavern Lunch)    Departure 07.15am, Check in 06.45am

Hamilton Island AM Whitehaven Beach PM (Fish and Chip Lunch)    Departure 08:00am, Check in 07:30 am




Price Includes

  • Morning or Afternoon tea & coffee is included.
  • Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
  • Up to 4 hours on Hamilton Island including lunch
  • Enjoy 1.5 to 2 hours at the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Informative commentary provided on the cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Whale watching from June to October

Optional Extras

  • Full bar and snack foods available for purchase on board
  • Return transfers from accommodation houses/resorts
What To Bring
A few suggestions to compliment your tour
  • Swimming costume
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat, sunscreen and shoes.
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling.
  • Cameras in a waterproof container.
  • Money/credit card for optional purchases such as bar and snack items.
  • A sense of humour is always welcome!

It's Tour DayIf you have a pick up it is on it's way. If not, make your way to the Maritime Terminal

Check your ticket. Your pick up location and time are on your ticket.
Enjoy a leisurely drive through town as we pick up your fellow passengers.
If you are making your own way, be at the Maritime Terminal at the Port of Airlie by Check in time
Please don’t be late.

Check InLet's get the paperwork out of the way

At the Maritime Terminal proceed to the Cruise Whitsundays counter to complete your check in. From here you will be introduced to your crew and escorted to your vessel.

Let's go!Your tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island has started

Board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and the imposing Pentecost Island.

Whitehaven Beach MorningBegin your Whitehaven/Hamilton Island experience ashore at the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach

The waters of Solway Passage lead us to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite ‘must see’ in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sands stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It is Mother Nature at her best – the most photographed beach in Australia and named ‘Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach’.
Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters before returning to Hamilton Island to explore and have lunch.

Hamilton Island MorningBegin your Hamilton Island/Whitehaven Beach experience exploring Hamilton Island

 Lunch on Hamilton Island, hop-on/hop-off shuttle buses take you past key attractions, scenic lookouts and holiday accommodation. Cool-off in the main pool with its swim-up bar, visit iconic Catseye Beach, or browse the waterfront shops and galleries.

The waters of Solway Passage may lead us to the world famous Whitehaven Beach as read in the Whitehaven Morning section but… the return trip from Whitehaven Beach to Hamilton Island also includes free drinks and nibblies. After picking up passengers from Hamilton Island we head home to Port of Airlie.

Time to head backThis is not just a ride back to Port, It's a tour of the Whitsunday Islands

Settle down on board, grab your favourite drink or some afternoon tea and get ready for your ride around the Whitsunday Islands as you make your way back to Port. The views of the Islands are breathtaking. On arrival at the Port you will be escorted you to your bus to take you back to your accommodation if applicable or make your way back to your accommodation to look back on a great day out with Cruise Whitsundays on the Ultimate Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Lookout tour.

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