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SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour

FROM: $215
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5.0 (89 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Daily
Returns: 5:00pm - Daily

Departure Point: Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $239 $215 AUD / Person - SENIORS SPECIAL (excluding QLD School Holidays) (Between: 15 Apr 2024 and 21 Jun 2024)
$239 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 01 Nov 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
$135 AUD / Person - Child (5-14yrs) (Between: 01 Nov 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $748 $690 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 01 Nov 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-4yrs) (Between: 30 Sep 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)

Highlights

beach_access Whitehaven Beach   Hill Inlet Lookout ac_unit Air-conditioned
wb_sunny Ample Beach Time directions_boat Smooth Cruising departure_board Courtesy Transport
restaurant Gourmet Lunch   Colourful Marinelife  wine_bar Alcohol Available

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
  • Cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
  • Friendly staff and informative commentary
  • Morning/afternoon tea included
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Full bar service offered throughout the day
  • Bus transfers to and from Shute Harbour 
  • Smooth cruising in comfort
  • Gazebo provided for shade at Whitehaven Beach
  • Rooftop observation deck with 360-degree views
  • Large comfortable vessel. Space for 280 guests, but only take 84!
  • 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!

Sample Itinerary

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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.

SeaLink Big Island Day Tour

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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  • Complimentary tea & Coffee available on board
  • Morning tea including cakes, muffins, fresh fruit
  • Lunch including Caesar salad, Greek salad, potato salad, cous cous salad, veggie sushi, chicken, roast beef fresh rolls (multigrain and white) - All dietary requirements catered for including dairy fr...

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  • Complimentary tea & Coffee available on board
  • Morning tea including cakes, muffins, fresh fruit
  • Lunch including Caesar salad, Greek salad, potato salad, cous cous salad, veggie sushi, chicken, roast beef fresh rolls (multigrain and white) - All dietary requirements catered for including dairy free, nut free, egg free, gluten free
  • Afternoon tea
  • Licensed Bar on board open from 10am

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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
  • Snorkel gear (optional)
  • Sweater or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or card for any onboard purchases.

What's Included

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

What's Extra

  • Cash or card for additi...

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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
  • Snorkel gear (optional)
  • Sweater or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or card for any onboard purchases.

What's Included

  • Cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • Gourmet Lunch
  • Lycra stingersuit
  • 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


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. 


Transfers:

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.


Other: 

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.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

Cancellations forfeit the following rates of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price.

  • Over 14 days before tour: no cost 
  • Between 14 days and 48 hours before departure: forfeit 20% of total cost
  • Within 24 – 48 hours before the tour: forfeit 50% of total cost
  • Within 24 hours of departure - forfeit 100% of total cost

Please not that agency fees may apply to any cancellation refunds.

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 admin@mr-travel.com. 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.


Refunds:

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.


Accountability/Misconduct:

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included within the price of Sealink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

Included in the price is a visit to Whitehaven Beach, morning and afternoon tea, a gourmet buffet lunch, stinger suits (during the summer months) and return bus transfers to Shute Harbour marina

What should I bring with me on SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

You should bring with you anything you'd normally take to the beach- towel, swimwear, sun lotion, sunglasses, a camera, a refillable water bottle and also cash or a card to pay for onboard purchases 

What is available to purchase on SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

On board there is a fully serviced bar, including alcohol and soft drinks, as well as a selection of snacks 

Is SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour suitable for all ages?

Yes- this tour is suitable for people of any age

Which marina does SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour depart from?

Shute Harbour Marina, which is a 10 minute journey by road from Airlie Beach 

Are there bathrooms that can be used during SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

Yes- there are 3 toilets on board

Is there parking available at Shute Harbour?

Yes, there is parking in the Lower and Upper carparks near the terminal. These have both have varying costs for use. 

Where do we visit on SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

You'll cruise around these beautiful islands, before stopping to visit Hill Inlet as well as a visit to the stunning Whitehaven Beach

What time does SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour depart?

This tour departs from Shute Harbour at 9am, and returns at around 5pm

Where do the return transfers leave from for SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

The bus transfer stops at the bus stop on Airlie Beach main street (opposite NAB bank) and Coconut Grove Bus stop (opposite Airlie Beach Hotel reception) 

Does SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour cater to those with dietary requirements?

Yes- all dietary requirements are catered for including dairy free, nut free, egg free and gluten free

Where can I store my luggage while I'm on SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

There is secure luggage storage at The Travel Shop towards, conveniently located the top of Airlie Main Street opposite the bus stop, which will cost around $6 for the day. 

What is the weather like in the Whitsundays?

Weather in the Whitsundays varies drastically depending on which time of year you visit! During the Summer months (December-April), expect hot humid weather with a higher chance of showers. From May - November, it's generally much cooler and less chance of rain!

Is SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour wheelchair friendly?

Unfortunately, due to the layout of the boat, SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour is not accessible for passsengers in wheelchairs. For boats that are, please check out our article on this topic here

Will I get seasick on SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour?

Just like with any boat trip, you may get seasick on SeaLink Whitehaven Big Island Day Tour if you're prone to getting seasick. However, as it's a large more stable vessel, it's very capable of handling adverse weather conditions, so you're less likely to get seasick on this trip than on some others

Reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Ian Heelas, 20 May 24
Absolutely fantastic day, the guides were first class and the food was lovely. Whitehaven beach is a very special place.
Andrew Kerslake, 02 May 24
Fantastic trip - great staff, yummy food and amazing scenery. We were very well looked after by the staff throughout our tour (including catering for dietary requirements) and our stop at Hill Inlet & Whitehaven beach were unforgettable. Would thoroughly recommend the tour to all :-)
Joanna Mitrekas, 01 May 24
We can't speak highly enough about the team on board the Sealink. My sister and I unfortunately experienced some seasickness but the team were fantastic at keeping an eye on us and helping us get through it. They were all so helpful and knowledgeable about Whitehaven beach which was awesome!
Helen Barrett, 18 Mar 24
We had a fantastic day despite the rain. The crew were friendly, kind and attentive and gave us the best day possible. I would very much recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Whitehaven beach on Whitsunday Island. I will definitely be booking again next time we visit Airlie Beach.
Jayme
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