Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Chill & Grill

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1 Day
Availability : All Year
Maritime Terminal Port of Airlie
Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
Min Age : 4+

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
See the absolute best of the best!

Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout, chill out on Whitehaven Beach and explore the beautiful Chance Bay. What an amazing day out. This day cruise allows you to spend more time exploring the wonders of Whitehaven Beach than any other cruise.

Whitehaven Beach is a definite ‘must see’ in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand of Whitehaven stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Whitehaven is nature at it’s best. It is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world.

Departure & Return Location

Maritime Terminal, Port of Airlie

Departure Time

Departure 07:15 am, Check in 06:45 am

Price Includes

  • The day cruise includes a gourmet burger served on the beach with side salads.
  • Morning and afternoon tea is served on board with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Cruise the wonderful Whitsunday Islands
  • Up to 6 hours to explore Whitehaven and surrounds
  • Guided Hill Inlet walk, lookout
  • Guided walk to Solway Circuit Lookout
  • Guided walk to Chance Bay
  • FREE wetsuit and stinger suit usage
  • Beach activities including paddleboarding
  • Dedicated host for the duration of the day
  • 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 06:45
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 for the Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Chill & Grill has started

Cruise Whitsundays operates a range of comfortable cruising vessels for their tours. All of the vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. Sit inside the air-conditioned cabin or on the open decks above as you cruise through the Whitsunday Islands stopping at Hamilton Island on you way to the Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Chill & Grill adventure.

Whitehaven BeachBegin your Whitehaven experience ashore at the Southern end where our crew will advise of the times for the day’s activities

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the Northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the Southern – swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach. Cruise staff will have water, beach shades and beach game items on shore for your use throughout the day. Toilet facilities are located close by.

Hill InletTake in the spectacular sights of the swirling sands from the Hill Inlet lookout

Enjoy a leisurely cruise, in our smaller Whitehaven based vessel, along the full length of Whitehaven and across Hill Inlet to the landing point. From here a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people, will lead you to the lookout and that picture postcard view! There are informative displays along the way that will provide an insight into the history, flora and stories of this picturesque area. A leisurely pace ensures all fitness levels are catered for, and guests take the time to enjoy this superb spiritual place.

Bush WalksDo as much or as little as you like

The Guided Bushwalk to Solway Circuit Lookout (1.2km) is approximately 30 minutes walking at a steady pace, regularly stopping for commentary and picture perfect moments. Walk past impressive grasstrees, cycads and rock fern, with beautiful views over Solway Passage, Pentecost and Haslewood islands.

Once at Solway Circuit, there is the option to continue on the walk to beautiful Chance Bay (6km return) and is a leisurely 90 minutes return. Walk through Whitsunday Island’s forest and woodlands to a secluded beach at Chance Bay. On arrival, you’ll have time to have a swim before the return walk.

LunchLunch and relaxation time; take in some history of the area

A delicious gourmet burger served on the beach with side salads. Morning and afternoon tea is served on board with complimentary tea and coffee.. Cold drinks will be available on the beach, just purchase your vouchers on the boat before disembarking. A Cruise Whitsundays’ host/guide will remain with Chill & Grill guests throughout the day and can provide informative commentary.

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 Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Chill & Grill tour.

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