Only have a day to explore the Whitsundays? Visit three spectacular destinations with the brilliant Whitehaven Xpress!
- Sightsee, explore, and spend ample time at Whitehaven Beach
- Enjoy an Aussie BBQ cooked by your captain on the pristine sand
- Family owned and operated - established in 1989!
- Licensed bar onboard with your favourite drinks
- Enjoy a fun and social crew!
As a passenger on board Whitehaven Xpress - The Ultimate Whitehaven Experience, you will have the opportunity to spend ample time exploring Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach! Enjoy a true Aussie BBQ lunch on Whitehaven Beach, up to 3 hours on Whitehaven Beach, and two guided bushwalks, one to the famous Hill Inlet lookout, and one to Whitehaven Beach lookout!
Whitehaven Xpress has a spacious, shaded back deck, with zip down windows in case of bad weather, an indoor area and two onboard toilets. Perfect for families, couples and solo travellers alike who are looking for a relaxed day exploring the Whitsunday Island paradise!
Highlights & Features:
- Approximately 3 hours on Whitehaven Beach
- Plenty of beach time on Whitehaven Beach
- Aussie BBQ lunch cooked on Whitehaven Beach
- Enjoy your lunch in a shaded picnic area with tables
- Ice cold beer and drinks taken ashore
- Guided bush walks to lookouts
- Indoor, outdoor, and upstairs seating available onboard
- Can walk around when the boat is underway
- 2 x toilets onboard
- Local captain and crew
- Licensed bar onboard
- Courtesy bus pick up and drop off
- Family owned and operated. Est 1989!
True to its name Whitehaven Xpress is the perfect way to zip around the Whitsunday Islands on this exciting day trip.
Passengers will enjoy a relaxed 3 hours at the Southern end of the beach. A BBQ lunch is cooked on the beach, and lunch is served buffet style. The BBQ features a selection of steak, sausages and chilli burgers, or veggie burgers/fish for vegetarians, combined with a fresh garden salad and tropical fruit platter. The lunch area has picnic tables and plenty of shade. There is also plenty of time for a swim, sunbake, or a stroll up the beach.
Bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout
Passengers will enjoy a relaxed walk to the Hill Inlet lookout, via Tongue Bay. Hill Inlet is the jewel in the Whitsundays crown. The only way to see the amazing, swirling sand effect is from above. On Whitehaven Xpress you will take a leisurely walk to the lookout, and have ample time to take in, and photograph the amazing scenery. There are many beautiful beaches throughout the world, but there is only one Hill Inlet!
Bushwalk to Whitehaven Beach Lookout
Passengers will enjoy a short scenic walk to the Whitehaven Beach lookout. While being on Whitehaven is spectacular in itself, seeing the beach from a height give a whole new perspective and is arguably even more stunning!
It is preferred that prams and strollers aren't brought on the vessel, however small ones can be borrowed for the day. Please advise at time of booking if you require a stroller.
What To Bring
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses etc.)
- Water bottle
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Cash for onboard purchases
- Stingersuit hire (seasonal)
- Morning tea & coffee with biscuits
- Beach BBQ lunch
- Afternoon cheese platter
- All marina park fees
- Courtesy transfers
Courtesy transfers to and from Coral Sea Marina are included from all accommodation between Flametree and Cannonvale. We encourage passengers to take advantage of this service as parking at the Marina can be difficult, and passengers are often waiting at the wrong location, which all contributes to a late departure.
- Snacks, soft drinks and bottled water are available on board.
- Licenced bar on board providing beer and wines.
- $8pp for wetsuit hire in the winter (optional)
- $30pp for GoPro cameras day hire. Bring your own SD card or buy a new 8GB card for $15.
Terms and Conditions
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.
No shows or client cancellations made within 24 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.