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CW: Half Day Whitehaven - Morning Cruise

FROM: $115

Departure Times

Departs: Enquire - Daily
Returns: Enquire - Daily

Pricing Options

$97 AUD / Person - Backpacker (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)
$115 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)
$45 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)
$103 AUD / Person - Youth (15-17 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)
$103 AUD / Person - Senior (60+ years) (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)
$288 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 01 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)

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 morning 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:

  • Up to 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach
  • Scenic cruise with informative commentary
  • Comfortable vessel equipped with air-conditioning
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee

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 afternoon tour, please check out Half Day Whitehaven - Afternoon Cruise.

whitehaven beach, whitsundays

Important Notes:

  • 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.

Sample Itinerary

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.

Departs / Returns

Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie Marina

  • Departs: 7:15am
  • Returns: 1:45pm 

Daydream Island - Daydream Island Marina

  • Departs: 7:50am
  • Returns: 1:10pm

Hamilton Island - Hamilton Island Marina

  • Departs: 8:20am
  • Returns: 12:30pm 

*All timings are approximates only. Please allow space in your itinerary for slight schedule changes and amendments. 

More Information

What To Bring

Please pack a small day bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream etc)
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera
  • 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.

What's Included

  • 1.5 to 2 hours on Whitehaven Beach
  • Morning Tea

What's Extra

  • 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.

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.

Cruise Whitsundays Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter prices, cancel departures, activities or arrange alternative transport, itineraries and services when necessary. 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 actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We 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. Childrens fare 4-14 years inclusive. Infants under 4 years no charge however please advise at time of booking when an infant is traveling.

Please note that 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.

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

"We has some time to kill before our flight in the afternoon and this seemed like the perfect option to see some paradise before we head back to Sydney. The beach is huge so you can find your own spot away from the crowds and just relax. Special thanks to Adrian who took the time to answer our questions about the islands on the journey back in. He is very knowledgeable! "
Karl Haines
"I was travelling with my mother and wanted an easy option to see Whitehaven, as we have been to Hill Inlet before. This is the type of tour where you can have loads of interaction with the guides if you want, or otherwise be left alone to go exploring. Was great to be dropped straight at the beach without having to worry about the small tenders. Was perfect for us!"
Angela. W
"We were short on time, so opted for a half day tour. Aboard a nice comfortable boat, we cruised out to Whitehaven Beach, where we had around 2 hours free time to enjoy the surrounds. You can really see why this beach is rated one of the top beaches in the world! Stunning!"
Bianca. S
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