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CW Whitehaven Beach Half Day


Departure Times

Departs: Enquire - Daily
Returns: Enquire - Daily

Pricing Options

$55 AUD / Person - Afternoon Cruise - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$98 AUD / Person - Afternoon Cruise - Senior (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$109 AUD / Person - Afternoon Cruise - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$295 AUD / Family - Afternoon Cruise - Family (2 adults + 2 children) (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)

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 your Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise as you cruise out to the Islands, seeing the best of the Whitsundays, all in just half a day! 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!

Half Day Whitehaven Beach Features:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 hours on beautiful southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Two departures daily (morning and afternoon)
  • Guided scenic cruise with informative commentary
  • Comfortable expansive seating areas (inside and out)
  • Island pick up and drop off available for Hamilton
  • Morning and afternoon tea is provided
  • *Sandwiches, snacks, and a range of soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase onboard

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!

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.


Morning Cruise:

  • Departs Port of Airlie Marina at 7:15am*, and returns at 1:45pm (approx.)
  • Departs Hamilton Island Marina at 8:20am, and returns at 12:30pm (approx.)
  • Departs Daydream Island Marina at 7:45am, and returns at 1:15pm (approx.)

Afternoon Cruise:

  • Departs Port of Airlie Marina at 12:00pm, and returns at 6:10pm (approx.)
  • Departs Hamilton Island Marina at 1:00pm, and returns at 5:00pm (approx.)
  • Departs Daydream Island Marina at 12:30pm**, and returns at TBA. 

Important information:

There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab breakfast before your early morning start. RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. NOTE: Schedule changes may occur. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled the operator will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels. All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests. Some tours will require a change in vessel for connection to Whitehaven Beach vessel. **Afternoon Cruise departing Daydream Island may require a ferry transfer to Hamilton Island (included in the price).

*Youth travellers must be aged 15-17 years old and be able to present a valid high school ID upon check-in. Seniors must be aged 60yrs or over and must also be able to present valid ID upon check-in. 


Add to your Whitsundays experience... Combine multiple tours to unlock exclusive discounts!

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Skydive Airlie BeachCW ReefworldHeart ReefDropbear Tag Along 3D/2N

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What To Bring

Please pack a small day bag with hat, sunglasses, sun cream, beach towel, swimsuit, sweater or jacket (for colder months) camera, water bottle, any snacks you'd like and cash for any on board purchases.

What's Included

  • The Half Day cruise consists of 1.5 to 2 hours on Whitehaven Beach
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea

What's Extra

  • Cash for additional on board purchases. Snacks and soft drinks are available to purchase on board

Terms and 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 be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% 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.

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