Only half a day to see the Whitsundays? Cruise Whitsundays will take you to the dazzling white sands of Whitehaven Beach
- Visit one of the world's best beaches!
- Half day cruise, leaving you plenty of time to explore
- Cruise around the nearby islands and enjoy some of the most peaceful and remote locations in the area
- Relax on white sandy shores and swim in the warm blue water
- Best way to see Whitehaven Beach if you're short on time
Board the afternoon Half Day Whitehaven Beach tour and enjoy a comfortable scenic cruise with informative commentary from your Skipper, as you are guided to the crystal clear waters and pure white sands awaiting you at magnificent Whitehaven Beach. Wander along some of the 7 kilometres of pristine silica sands stretching along Whitsunday Island, laze around on your own piece of paradise and take a dip in the blue azure waters. Don't miss out on Australia's most photographed beach, also named Queensland's most beautiful beach, and for good reason!
Highlights & Features:
- 1.5 - 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach
- Scenic cruise with informative commentary
- Comfortable vessel equipped with air-conditioning
- Beer, wine and softdrinks included on the return cruise
- Complementary glass of bubble upon boarding
- Expansive indoor and outdoor seating areas
- A delicious antipasto afternoon tea
Pack a day bag and jump on board the Half Day Whitehaven Beach cruise, where you will experience the beautiful coastline and breathtaking scenery of the Whitsunday Islands, as you are guided through the calm waters to the awe inspiring silica sands of Whitehaven. Enjoy Mother Nature at her best!
If you would prefer a morning tour, please check out Half Day Whitehaven - Morning Cruise.
- Tour does not visit Hill Inlet lookout.
- Backpackers must be aged 18-35 and have either a valid backpacker card OR proof of staying at an Airlie Beach hostel, campervan, or Sailing Whitsundays approved Airbnb.
- Cruise Whitsundays reserve the right to ask all passengers for ID upon check-in. Passengers that do not meet the purchased ticket requirements will need to pay the difference in ticket cost in order to board the vessel.
Board the Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach vessel and set off on your scenic cruise around some of the beautiful 74 Islands that the Whitsundays has to offer. Your friendly, experienced and Eco Certified Skipper will give interesting commentary on the history of the area, whilst guiding you through the natural beauty around you.
Starting your day with views of the soaring Passage Peak and imposing Pentacost Island, you will be in awe of the Whitsunday Islands and their beautiful coastlines, where secluded bays are gently lapped by warm turquoise waters. You will cruise via Hamilton Island and through the Solway Passage leading you to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach.
As you disembark the boat, you will be happily greeted by the dazzling azure waters and sparkling white sands of Whitehaven Beach, stretching for miles along stunning Whitsunday Island. Here you will enjoy around two hours on the beach - swim, walk, laze and relax, as you soak up the wonder of this natural gem.
On return to the boat you will be served morning or afternoon tea, as you once again sit back and enjoy the comfortable cruise back to the mainland. Treat yourself to a beer or a wine as you breathe in the fresh sea air, marvel at the spectacular views that surround you, and appreciate your amazing half day experience.
Not long enough?
Cruise Whitsundays also offers a Whitehaven Beach Full Day Trip.
What To Bring
Please pack a small day bag with:
- Photo identification
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream etc)
- Beach towel
- Water bottle
- Sweater or jacket (for colder months)
You're welcome to bring additional snacks, if you'd like. Please also bring cash for if you wish to make any on board purchases.
- 1.5 to 2 hours on Whitehaven Beach
- Afternoon Tea
- Cash for additional on board purchases. Snacks and soft drinks are available to purchase on board
Terms and Conditions
Guests must be able to show valid ID at check in to support their ticket type (i.e Senior or Child ticket). If you cannot produce the valid identification to meet your ticket requirements, you will not be able to travel without paying a surcharge/difference in fare.
Childrens fare 4-14 years inclusive. Infants under 4 years travel free of charge, however we must be advised at time of booking when an infant is traveling.
The "Backpacker" price shown is only available clients between the age of 18-35 years who are able to present a genuine backpacker card or proof backpacker accommodation. Backpacker cards are classified as Student Flights, ISIC, YHA, IYTC, ISE, Nomads, Base, or SUT cards. Backpacker accommodation is defined as a hostel, campervan or Sailing Whitsundays accreditied Airbnb. Clients will be asked to present their card, photo identification and accommodation receipt at check-in. If the above cannot be produced, the client will not be able to travel without paying a surcharge and may face cancellation fees. Cruise Whitsundays retains full rights to grant or refuse a backpacker discount at its absolute discretion so that the backpacker price is only made available to genuine backpackers. Please assist us by adhering to these conditions.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.
It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.
It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.
We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.
It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages.
All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.
No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.
Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee.
It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.
Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.
You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.
All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators.
Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.
Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.