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Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

From US$ 86.53 per person

Choose a morning or afternoon departure for a 6-hour Whitsunday Islands cruise. Glide through some of the Whitsundays’ remote areas, bays and islands.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Swim in crystal clear blue waters
  • Visit Whitehaven beach- rated the most incredible beach in Australia
  • Cruise to remote areas of the Whitsundays across azure waters
  • Choose either a morning or afternoon departure
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Cruise to Whitehaven Beach on this 6-hour cruise. Depart early in the morning on a high-speed vessel for a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and be the first on the beach. Alternatively, depart later in the day and enjoy a sunset cruise home.

Enjoy morning or afternoon tea. Board the Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to the magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your 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 Pentecost Island. The waters of Solway Passage lead you to Whitehaven Beach, a must-see in the Whitsundays.

Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and vivid white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. This uninhabited island is one of Australia's true gems. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters.

After spending 1.5 to 2 hours at the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach, make the beautiful journey back to Airlie Beach.

  • 6-hour cruise
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Drinks and snacks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Cruise Whitsundays, Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

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  • Be sure to bring swimwear, a towel, protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen lotion, a light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days, a camera and money or a credit card for optional purchases
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 299 reviews

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We had beautiful weather for a half day (morning), family trip to Whitehaven Beach. Stinger suits were provided for free, a morning tea also with fruit and mini muffins. It was two hours at the beach and although the boat stopped at different islands it gave the chance for a snooze, games and watching the scenery. Then we had the rest of the day to ourselves.

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January 19, 2022

Great laid-back afternoon at your own pace. Great for singles, couples, groups and families. Leisurely SAIL via Daydream and Hamilton Islands to a relaxing afternoon on idyllic Whitehaven to swim, play, walk and explore it's up to you. Afternoon tea provided after leaving Whitehaven and fully licensed for a cold beer. Captains and Crews very friendly providing great service. Only suggestion is more time at Whitehaven would be great!

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January 17, 2022

Great tour of the islands while travelling to Whitehaven Beach, nice to see the places you read about. Whitehaven Beach lives up to all the hype and more, we had a good couple of hours in the water which was just unbelievable, couldn't believe the fish that swim up to you. Will most definitely be returning

December 4, 2021

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