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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises provided by Cruise Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
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Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
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Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Even if you’ve got limited time in the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is a must-see stretch of shore. Discover the white-sand paradise on a morning or afternoon cruise that provides a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the daytime heat in an air-conditioned catamaran, enjoy on-board tea, and take advantage of free time to swim and sunbathe one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches at your leisure.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Cruise Whitsundays
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • No-hassle morning or afternoon cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Half-day tour allows you to fit more sightseeing into your day
  • Avoid the heat in an air-conditioned catamaran
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea on the boat
What to Expect
Your half-day tour begins at a designated meeting point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island. Once there, board an air-conditioned catamaran destined for Whitehaven Beach, hailed as one of the best beaches in the world. Following the cruise, disembark on the powder-white sands of Whitehaven Beach and enjoy free time to swim, sunbathe, or walk around the island’s 5-mile (7.5- kilometer) circumference. The turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach are home to a plethora of marine life, including tropical fish and and turtles. Back on the boat, enjoy morning or afternoon tea before returning to your original departure point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Island cruise a large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning or afternoon tea on board vessel
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (snacks and drinks available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Snacks available to purchase
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 240 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Baiailing wrote a review 3 Apr
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our experience was mixed. While Whitehaven Beach spectacularly lived up to expectations and we felt privileged to spend time there, the journey on Cruise Whitsundays didn't. "Morning or Afternoon Tea" was advertised however it was minimal & tokenistic and the travelling was 5hrs
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Date of experience: April 2021
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jessicatheexplorer wrote a review Mar 2021
Brisbane, Australia162 contributions91 helpful votes
My husband and I booked the morning Whitehaven beach cruise which was lovely. Although expensive for what it is it was still a nice activity to do. There was a complimentary morning tea on board and sausage sizzle on the beach, although the bread was stale and the sausages were
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Date of experience: March 2021
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ZiggyRC80 wrote a review Feb 2021
Everton Park, Australia26 contributions28 helpful votes
My friend and I did the half day cruise, and despite the rain, it was still a great experience. Once the rain cleared, we had an hour of sun, beautiful ocean and walking tracks to the look out. The crew were lovely and friendly. A light snack was provided (mini muffin and fresh
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Yingren W wrote a review Jan 2021
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We left Airlie Beach at 7:15am and came back at 2:30 pm, no any meal provided, they did have morning tea, but just 2 piece of watermelon and a tiny cup of cake, Afterthen, We spent only 2 hours on the Whitehaven Beach. Most of time we stayed on the boat watching people get on
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Response from DOSM C, Customer Service & Sales Manager at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 27 Jan 2021
I'm sorry you did not enjoy your Half Day Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Tour. The advertised inclusions on this tour are a scenic cruise through the Whitsundays with up to 2 hours on the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, morning or afternoon tea and a sausage sizzle is offered on the beach. As we service both Daydream Island and Hamilton Island we also offer this service from these locations.
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Nikki W wrote a review Jan 2021
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We went in the morning on the half day cruise and we were given morning tea (fruit and a muffin) on the way over and we had a lovely sausage sizzle on the beach at white haven. Due to Covid the beach was pretty empty which was great for us! We had plenty of time to relax on the
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from DOSM C, Reservations Supervisor at Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
Responded 21 Jan 2021
Hi NikkiW570, thank you for your positive review, Whitehaven Beach is one of my favorite beach as well, I'm glad to hear that you have a great time over there. Wish we will see you soon.
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About the operator

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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
georgia_ea0
georgia_ea0
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A lovely day out on the Whitsundays with an awesome Crew!
Cruise Whitsundays provided a wonderful tour of Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. A beautiful lunch provided at
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.
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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