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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise provided by Cruise Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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, or just laze on the sand at Whitehaven Beach, then cruise on over for sightseeing on a self-guided tour, with lunch at a waterfront restaurant on Hamilton Island.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Cruise Whitsundays
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hamilton Island Marina
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 3
    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands aboard a high-speed catamaran
  • Free time at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island
  • Self-guided tour gives lots of choices for how you want to spend the day
  • Hassle-free: includes shuttle transfers around the islands
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. 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 the Marina Tavern overlooking the marina. Spend the afternoon exploring Hamilton—the largest island resort in the South Pacific. 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, board your boat for the return journey and end your tour back at Airlie Beach.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Queensland Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Complimentary use of island shuttle buses and resort pools
  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch Meal
  • Activities on Whitehaven Beach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife Park at own cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Cruise timetable subject to change
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 230 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Georgia wrote a review 10 Apr
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Cruise Whitsundays provided a wonderful tour of Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. A beautiful lunch provided at Hamilton Island and all swimming equipment provided at Whitehaven Beach. All crew were very friendly and helpful - Rima and Cherene were very helpful in answering
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Marisha B wrote a review Dec 2020
Newcastle, Australia3 contributions
Explore cruises to Whitehaven Beach and Chalkies Beach departing from Hamilton Island Marina. 4th December 2020 This is the group to snorkel and cruise with. We went on one of their catamaran On The Edge skippered by Mark and his crew Helena and Luke. This team worked expertly
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Brianna C wrote a review Oct 2020
Redcliffe, Australia8 contributions
Great day! The tour are very quick, organised and efficient getting everyone on and off the boat not utter chaos like other tours I’ve been on. The only negative would be that the pick up boat to take us back to Airlie from Hamilton island showed up a lot later then what was
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Reservations Supervisor at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Hi bmcob, Thank you for your review, sorry to hear that the boat arrived later then expected but glad to hear that you enjoy the journey.
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fishmad11 wrote a review Sep 2020
Smithfield, Australia16 contributions1 helpful vote
Tour booked for 7am online states cafe open at 6:15 so came early to get some breakfast and coffee before tour but cafe was still not open by boarding time at 7am lots of people waiting to spend money but not open
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Customer Service & Sales Manager at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
Responded 8 Oct 2020
I am sincerely sorry to hear that cafe was not operational on the morning of your tour. We have recently had some issues with some of our kitchen equipment which resulted in the delayed opening. I do hope that the rest of your day was however enjoyable.
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xiaojie00 wrote a review May 2020
Malaysia291 contributions85 helpful votes
If you like sunbath, beach and sea water only, you will have fun here. Whitehaven beach have nothing. There is no any food store or equipment rent. not even coral there and shade for cover. I like the sand, so tiny.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Customer Service and Sales Manger at Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
Responded 7 May 2020
Thank you for your review. There are no shops or development on Whitehaven Beach as it is strictly protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marina Park Authority. There are many walking tracks, lookouts and 7 km of silica sand and crystal-clear waters to indulge in. Whitehaven Beach is one of the most beautiful and photographed beaches in the world.
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veepers1884
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Great Day!
Had a great day out with these guys who made the whole trip painless and an enjoyable experience. Easy booking pr
lisacH7294IS
lisacH7294IS
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Amazing day on the reef
I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my day trip to the reef with Cruise Whitsundays. The boat was comfortable, cle
katherinemc92
katherinemc92
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Great staff!
My husband and I went on the half day Whitehaven trip and full day Great Barrier Reef tour, and all the staff were
nicoleelizabeth27
nicoleelizabeth27
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Scuba diving is a must-do!
This is definitely a must-do! I have gone snorkelling a few times now - but the Hardy Reef is just magical - my Hus
morganhP8735OV
morganhP8735OV
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Awesome location - tour overall could use more though.
Food provided is ok, catered to a lot of people. Instructions were given on how to 'snorkel' but otherwise no other
TraceAceb
TraceAceb
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Waste of money
The only part of this trip worth the money is the Guided snorkelling for which you have to fork out extra cash. Un
560armink
560armink
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Mass-prossessing tourism at its worst.
Unfortunately, we found another way to spoil an otherwise perfect holiday experience. We were on the Express Cruise
robertcO2908FA
robertcO2908FA
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Awesome day out
We went out on this last minute with our 10 year old son. Everything was amazing, we got great weather and the boa
SueM705
SueM705
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Best experience
Highly recommend the reef suite experience to everyone. From the moment we checked in we were treated like VIPs.
Baiailing
Baiailing
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Great Destination, Poor Journey
Our experience was mixed. While Whitehaven Beach spectacularly lived up to expectations and we felt privileged to s
chrishO5071EU
chrishO5071EU
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Great day out
We had a great day on the Camira. Crew were very helpful friendly and fun The food and service was amazing and the
butterick99
butterick99
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Fun in the.............Rain/Sun/Wind
My wife and I wanted to do a boat trip but we wanted something that wasn’t going to be too full on and which the fo
robandwendynelson
robandwendynelson
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Whitsundays sailing on Camira
Not great weather but it didn’t matter - the catamaran handled beautifully and the skipper and crew were terrific,
nickywenthere
nickywenthere
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Absolutely Incredible, MUST DO!!!
Absolutely incredible experience. I don't know how but it actually exceeded my expectations. You really can't put i
danielwF4534CX
danielwF4534CX
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Wait until Covid is 100% over before booking with this company.
Terrible experience. Don’t travel until Covid is over with these guys. We were kicked off the Pontoon, and sent bac
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  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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