SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour

FROM: $215

Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Returns: 5:00pm - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Departure Point: Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $220 $215 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 15 Jan 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $165 $160 AUD / Person - Child (5-14yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2023)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-4yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2023)

The ultimate scenic cruise to explore the spectacular Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and the stunning surrounding Whitsunday Islands

  • Experience clear waters and pure white sands at both North & South Whitehaven Beach 
  • Picturesque views from the famous Hill Inlet Lookout and Solway Circuit Lookout
  • Cruise past South Molle, Hook Island, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Passage and more!
  • Air-conditioned comfort on a modern catamaran, great for all ages
  • Rooftop observation deck providing 360-degree views of your stunning surroundings

The SeaLink Big Island Day Tour takes you on the ultimate adventure around the Whitsunday Islands to experience the beautiful Whitehaven Beach in all its glory! Not only will the cruise offer ample time exploring Whitehaven's pristine coastline, but this one-of-a-kind tour will take you past island locations that no other cruise will, including the Molle Island Group and Cid Harbour. Travel in pure comfort on board a modern and air-conditioned catamaran, offering the latest facilities and a rooftop observation deck. As one of the world's top beaches, Whitehaven Beach offers endless white silica sands and surrounding crystal blue waters, making it the perfect place to unwind. Marvel in the incredible swirling blue and white sands of Hill Inlet, and discover the beauty from the South Whitehaven Lookout. Soak up the sun, and get ready for a wonderful and relaxing way to discover some of Australia's most incredible natural sights.

Highlights & Features:

  • A supreme Whitehaven Beach experience
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Fully guided tours of Hill Inlet & South Whitehaven Lookout Points
  • Gourmet lunch served in air-conditioned comfort
  • Cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
  • Friendly staff and informative commentary
  • Morning/afternoon tea included
  • Full bar service offered throughout the day
  • Bus transfers to and from Shute Harbour 
  • Smooth cruising in comfort
  • Rooftop observation deck with 360-degree views
  • Cruise past Hamilton Island, Molle Islands, Cid Harbour, Hook Island and more

Listen to informative commentary throughout the day, to learn about the 74 islands in the Whitsundays, the vast array or marine life including manta rays, turtles and humpback whales, and the local indigenous culture and their connection to this beautiful area. Your friendly crew will teach you about Whitehaven Beach's pure silica sands, the surrounding Great Barrier Reef and are happy to answer any questions you have about the beautiful area we are lucky enough to call home!

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The SeaLink Big Island Day Tour to Whitehaven Beach departs from Shute Harbour at 9am and cruises through the Molle group of islands. Crossing the Whitsunday passage into Cid harbour, the cruise travels through Hook Pass before anchoring at Tongue Point to visit Hill Inlet. Leaving Tongue Point, you will cruise across Whitehaven Bay to visit the famous Whitehaven Beach. The tour departs Whiteha...

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The SeaLink Big Island Day Tour to Whitehaven Beach departs from Shute Harbour at 9am and cruises through the Molle group of islands. Crossing the Whitsunday passage into Cid harbour, the cruise travels through Hook Pass before anchoring at Tongue Point to visit Hill Inlet. Leaving Tongue Point, you will cruise across Whitehaven Bay to visit the famous Whitehaven Beach. The tour departs Whitehaven Beach as you cruise back through the Whitsunday islands returning to Shute Harbour around 5pm.

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What To Bring

Please pack a small day bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream etc)
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sweater or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or ca...

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What To Bring

Please pack a small day bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream etc)
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sweater or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or card for any onboard purchases.

What's Included

  • Cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Gourmet Lunch
  • Morning/Afternoon tea
  • Bus transfers from Airlie Beach to Shute Harbour

What's Extra

  • Cash or card for additional onboard purchases including full service bar
  • Snacks and soft drinks are available to purchase on board.

Terms and Conditions

Covid Vaccination Status

As a tourism provider, our business operates under the Outdoor Entertainment Activities category of Queensland Government Health.
This means that from the 17th December 2021 you will be required to provide evidence that you are double vaccinated. Guests who are unable to receive both vaccines by the 17th December 2021 will unfortunately not be able to travel with us at this time.
It is your responsibility as the client to ensure you remain up to date on the latest Government Health Advice and any restrictions that may prevent you from attending your departure.

Important Information: 

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.

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.

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 out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 14 days-48 hours prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

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.

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