CW: Whitehaven Beach Half Day Tour from Airlie Beach - Morning Cruise

FROM: $112

Departure Times

Departs: 7:15am - Daily
Returns: 2:30pm - Daily

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $120 $112 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $47 $45 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $108 $105 AUD / Person - Senior (60+ years) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $299 $296 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)

Short on time but still want to soak up the best of the Whitsundays? Cruise Whitsundays will take you on a whirlwind adventure to the dazzling shores of Whitehaven Beach. Jump on board!

  • Relax at one of the world's best beaches!
  • Enjoy a half day cruise, leaving you plenty of time to explore
  • Cruise around the nearby islands and soak up peaceful and remote locations
  • Unwind on white sandy shores and paddle in the cool blue water
  • Explore with the confidence that you’re experiencing the best of Whitehaven Beach

Jump on board the morning Half Day Whitehaven Beach tour and relax as you cruise across the calm blue waters of the Whitsundays. This cruise is comfortable and scenic, and includes informative commentary from your skipper. After jumping on board, you’ll head for the magnificent Whitehaven Beach. Wander along the colossal stretches of pristine silica sands, laze around on your own piece of paradise and take a dip in the blue azure waters. You’ll be mind-blown by Australia’s most photographed beach! 

Highlights & Features:

  • Enjoy up to 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach
  • Learn about the history of the region and its flora and fauna with informative commentary
  • Relax in the comfortable vessel equipped with air-conditioning
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Enjoy complimentary morning tea and coffee

Get ready for an incredible morning on board the Half Day Whitehaven Beach cruise! Experience the beauty of the incredible coastline and take in breathtaking scenes of the blue sea and white sand. Enjoy Mother Nature at her very best!

If you would prefer an afternoon tour, please check out Whitehaven Afternoon Cruise ex POA.

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Important Notes:

  • This tour does not visit Hill Inlet lookout.
  • Cruise Whitsundays reserve the right to ask all passengers for ID upon check-in. Passengers who do not meet the purchased ticket requirements will need to pay the difference in ticket cost to board the vessel.

Sample Itinerary

Jump on board the comfortable Cruise Whitsundays vessel and set off on your wonderful cruise! As you wind around some of the most beautiful Islands in the Whitsundays, your jaw is bound to drop! Your friendly, experienced, and Eco-Certified skipper will provide interesting and informative commentary on the area's history whilst whisking you away to the dazzling shores of Whitehaven Beach. 

You’ll start your day with an incredible view of the soaring Passage Peak and the striking Pentecost Island. Watch the cool turquoise waters gently lap secluded bays, and keep your eyes peeled for marine life like sea turtles! Cruising via Hamilton Island and through the Solway Passage, you’ll be led to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

When you arrive at Whitehaven Beach, you will be delightfully greeted by the dazzling azure waters and sparkling white sands of Whitehaven Beach. Stretching for miles, you will enjoy two incredible hours on the beach. Whether you decide to swim, wander, laze or relax, you’ll be entranced by the wonder of this natural gem.

When you return to the boat, you will be served a scrumptious morning as you sit back and enjoy the comfortable cruise back to the mainland. Treat yourself to a cold beer or a delicious glass of 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 full day trip to Whitehaven Beach.

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, soft drinks and alcohol are available to purchase on board

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

Guests must be able to show a valid ID at check in to support their ticket type (i.e Senior or Child ticket). If you cannot produce 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 the time of booking when an infant is traveling.

The "Backpacker" price shown is only available to 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 accredited 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.

Your Responsibilities:

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. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

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.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

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.

Merchant Fees:

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.


Client Cancellations:

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 Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

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.

"Perfect activity for the morning! We had the beach for ourselves, went for a walk, sunbathed, but had a tent provided as well for some shade, and the water is beautiful. Very enjoyable!"
"Perfect quick and easy half day tour. I have quite a large family with a lot of young children so it was really nice to be able to just take the kids out to Whitehaven beach for half the day before they got too tired. A few of us adults ended the day with the Camira sunset tour which was a perfect finish."
"What an amazing beach with the white white sand. Just spectacular!"
"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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