Short on time in paradise? Our half day afternoon cruise will tickle your fancy! Sit back and relax as Cruise Whitsundays takes you on a journey to the dazzling white sands of Whitehaven Beach!
- Relax on one of the world's best beaches!
- Enjoy a half day cruise, leaving you plenty of time to explore
- Cruise through the nearby islands, enjoying some of the most peaceful and remote locations in the area!
- Unwind and relax on the white sandy shores, and swim in the cool blue water
- Simply the best way to see Whitehaven Beach if you're short on time
The afternoon Half Day Whitehaven Beach tour is the best way to see the highlights of the region when you’re short on time! Enjoy a comfortable and scenic cruise, soaking up the informative commentary provided by your passionate skipper. As you’re guided to the crystal clear waters and pure white sands of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, hear about the history of the region, as well as the flora and fauna. 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:
- Enjoy up to 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach
- Scenic cruise with informative commentary
- Comfortable vessel equipped with air-conditioning
- Drink package available to purchase
- 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.
- 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 area's history whilst guiding you through the natural beauty around you.
Starting your day with views of the soaring Passage Peak and imposing Pentecost Island, you will be in awe of the Whitsunday Islands and their beautiful coastlines, where warm turquoise waters gently lap secluded bays. 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 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, soft drinks and alcohol 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.
Children's 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.
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.
Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:
Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value.
E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.
You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outside the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.
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.