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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises

  • No-hassle morning or afternoon cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Half-day tour allows you to fit more sightseeing into your day
  • Avoid the heat in an air-conditioned catamaran
Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
From US$79.89
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PM: Port AirlieMost Popular
Half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach afternoon departure from Port Airlie at 12:00pm. Returns at 6:05pm
From US$79.89
AM: Port Airlie
Half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach morning departure from Port Airlie at 7am. Returns at 1:45pm
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PM: Hamilton Island
Half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach afternoon departure from Hamilton Island at 1:00pm. Returns at 5pm
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Even if you’ve got limited time in the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is a must-see stretch of shore. Discover the white-sand paradise on a morning or afternoon cruise that provides a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the daytime heat in an air-conditioned catamaran, enjoy on-board tea, and take advantage of free time to swim and sunbathe one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches at your leisure.

What to Expect

Your half-day tour begins at a designated meeting point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island. Once there, board an air-conditioned catamaran destined for Whitehaven Beach, hailed as one of the best beaches in the world.

Following the cruise, disembark on the powder-white sands of Whitehaven Beach and enjoy free time to swim, sunbathe, or walk around the island’s 5-mile (7.5- kilometer) circumference.

The turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach are home to a plethora of marine life, including tropical fish and and turtles.

Back on the boat, enjoy morning or afternoon tea before returning to your original departure point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island.

Reviews (78)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on Saturday 22nd September. We did the afternoon cruise from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach. From the moment we arrived at the cruise terminal to the time we returned everything was perfect. It was a good smooth ride to Whitehaven Beach, we were tendered...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Whitehaven beach is amazing!! The view is breathtaking and the beach is so clean - the sand even squeaks when you walk on it. The cruise is not long, only takes about 45 minutes. The cruise has snacks, scuba suits and nice staff that tell...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sosososoososoosophie
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Whitehaven Beach!

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile
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Beware of limited conditions at Whitehaven Beach! A group of us went on Half Day tour to Whitehaven Beach and were very disappointed to get there and be told it was stinger season therefore had to wear full length stinger suits + a large part...More

11  Thank TravelandtheCity
CruiseWhitsundays, Customer Service & Sales Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

TravelandtheCity, I’m am sorry to hear that you did not get to experience Whitehaven Beach in its most idyllic conditions. QLD Parks & Wildlife Services were conducting routine maintenance and clearing that required the use of the Heli and an area of the beach to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile
Magical Day

Travelled with Cruise Whitsundays with my 5 and 1 year old. Wonderdul experience, very helpful staff. Yummy morning tea. When we arrived to Whitehaven Beach staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a suun shade and the kids were enjoying the fish feeding....More

Thank danie87g
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile
Great staff great time

I strongly recommend this half day cruise. It’s the perfect t amount of time at Whitehaven beach. Unfortunately we had an overcast windy day which took from the experience but the staff were so incredibly friendly and helpful. We had a 1 year old with...More

Thank Krystle26
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14 October 2018|
Response from Dread62 | Reviewed this property |
By May the water temp should be cool enough to not need to wear the stinger suits. The company does provide them and they will advise at the time if there have been stingers sighted in the area. If they recommend them it is... More
Gail J
25 July 2018|
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Response from Sazood | Reviewed this property |
Yes as there is a stop at Hamilton island too
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