Airlie Beach

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Day Tour | Aussie Beach BBQ | Family Friendly

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From USD 129.61

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take advantage of all Whitehaven Beach has to offer on this tour from Airlie Beach. Take a guided bushwalk to Whitehaven lookout, go swimming, relax on the pristine white-sand beaches, and enjoy a traditional Australian beach barbecue lunch. Round-trip transportation from your hotel in Airlie Beach included.
  • Discover the best of Whitsundays on a full-day tour
  • Swim and soak up the sun in a picturesque setting
  • Tuck into a barbecue lunch right on the beach
  • Optional guided walk to Whitehaven beach Lookout

What's Included

  • Complimentary Transfers from your Hotel | Accommodation.
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • BBQ lunch | Steak, sausage, rissoles cooked to order | Salad and fruits
  • Refill Water station.
  • Stinger Suits in stinger season.
  • 2 x Toilets.
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks, bottled water (available to purchase)
  • Winter Suits (optional & available for hire in cold months)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Coral Sea Marina North End - Meeting Point B
    Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    The check-in desk is under the white canopies near the drop-off zone.

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking or BEFORE day of tour
  • Infants, please ask for one of our loan strollers (small type that fits on boat).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

The food is very good: lovely snacks on the boat and a great barbecue on the beach.
It was humid and hot in November ( just a beginning of summer) and I love it.
A great day out - even if we did get a really windy day for 'cruising'!
919 reviews
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Great trip with the WhitehavenXpress crew
Matt_P, Jan 2023
Highly recommend. Captain Dan, Jess and the guys made us feel like guests than customers, very friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch was great, a typical Aussie BBQ. Boat great, sturdy and no rocking or rolling. Been on 4 trips to Whitehaven beach and this is the only trip where you get time to relax and swim at both ends of Whitehaven Beach.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Fantastic! We're glad you were able to relax and enjoy at Whitehaven beach. Thanks for recommending us Matt! 🎉
Nice solo trip
Nassima_K, Dec 2022
The journey starts at 8h30 and ends at 4h. It takes approximately 40 min to reach the whitehaven beach, if you suffer from motion sickness they do provide medicine. On arrival you can either enjoy the beach ( tbh, was not the best beach I’ve ever seen) or you can go for a walk up to lookout ( you need to have a minimum of physical endurance, 2 km and a lot of stairs) BBQ was nice, you can ask for vegetarian one. Then you proceed to hill inlet lookout which is wonderful!! You can then enjoy the beach that you see from that lookout
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Each Whitehaven experience is unique and we're glad you enjoyed the tour. See you again next time! 🎉
Hills inlet heaven
Betissa_R, Nov 2022
The locations were amazing, the food was great and the crew were lovely. Would highly recommend this family owned business.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for sharing us your day trip experience and for recommending us too. Cheers! 🎉
Amazing day, delicious bbq lunch
Vy_L, Apr 2022
We had an amazing day at Whitehaven beach and hill inlet. It was so beautiful. The bbq lunch was delicious and the staff were all friendly. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Great value with efficient guides
ksbirch, Mar 2022
Guides were friendly and informative. Had a great experience was a relaxing enjoyable day with a tasty BBQ lunch that was very filling
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thankyou pleased to hear you enjoyed your day.
Whiteheave X press-The best choice on this holiday
Mary_F, Dec 2021
We really really enjoy this trip with X press. BBQ is much more suitable for our taste rather than buffet on the ship. Also, we could enjoy the freedom, choose what we really prefer. We choose not go to first bushwalking’s, staying on the beach so nice. My daughter doesn’t want to leave at all. No rush, so enjoy the time.
What a beautiful day...
Jiemin_L, Sept 2021
What a beautiful day out.! Whitehaven beach is amazing, crew staff is so friendly and helpful. BBQ is delicious .
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thankyou, Happy you enjoyed your day with us, Stay safe.
Great day out
Robyn_C, Aug 2021
Great day out to a beautiful destination. The day was punctuated by a tasty bar-b-q lunch at Whitehaven Beach. The bush walks to the lookouts were absolutely worth the effort of all the steps. Beautiful scenery and with the sun shining, it was an absolute picture!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Good to hear you had a great day out and enjoyed the bush walks and BBQ, Stay safe.
Highly recommended
Virgilio_B, Apr 2021
Small group tour, food was great, though the weather was bad, we’re still lucky to see the beauty of Whitehaven beach and WhitSundays even if it’s cloudy and raining or should I say Wethaven and Wetsundays lol, overall for me, it’s a great experience. I’ll be back for sure.
Great day
Vicki_K, Apr 2021
Great lunch cooked by wonderful staff. Thanks to the skills of the skipper and crew that got us back safe and sound to Airlie Beach.
Friendly staff
Andrea_T, Apr 2021
Great location and experience great for any age. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The barbecue tasty and very well organised. Recommend !
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thankyou, Dan has a huge expertise on BBQs at Whitehaven Beach
Marvel an outstanding landscape
Claudia_Z, Mar 2020
On this trip you can see whitehaven Beach from different sides: from two outlooks, from the sea and actually standing on the beach. The trip is very well organised. The food is very good: lovely snacks on the boat and a great barbecue on the beach. Ther was time for snorkling. Stingersuits were provided.
Great Experience
Dennis, Feb 2020
This was an excellent day trip. Crew members Jill and Terry were fantastic. I would add Capt Dan is also a great cook. The food at the BBQ was great and plentiful.
Amazing tour!
Brittany_S, Jan 2020
I chose this tour out of the many we researched because it was a bargain and allowed 3+ hours of personal beach time. I wanted this time rather than being construed to a strict schedule like other tours offer. Also loved the family-oriented crew on board and how they looked after all of us that day. A very well organised tour with a great, chilled out crew and great offerings.
It was perfect
Atira_V, Nov 2019
It was humid and hot in November ( just a beginning of summer) and I love it. The tour won’t be amazing without the team. Great service and I cannot wait to be back again. Thank you so much.
Whitehaven Beach Cruise
Barbara_H, Aug 2019
A great day out - even if we did get a really windy day for 'cruising'! Shane, Terry and Dan were fantastic. Hilltop Inlet Lookout was great. Bbq lunch Whitehaven Beach amazing. Snorkeling and the glass bottom boat were also great.
boilb2019, July 2019
We had a pleasurable experience would recommend this to everyone great service great food great beach
This was a great trip and the staff...
Eleni_Y, Mar 2018
This was a great trip and the staff were really friendly. The sights you see and the scenery are just amazing. The bbq on the beach was great too and included a vegetarian option for me.
This was a fun day or snorkeling...
Dawn Marie G, Dec 2017
This was a fun day or snorkeling, site seeing and swimming. The BBQ was fantastic and the tour guides were personable and helpful. Unfortunately, the coral is pretty bleached and we didn't see too many different types of marine life although the guides did their best feeding the fish so they would swim closer to where we were snorkeling. Definitely pay the 8 for the stinger suit. We saw some massive jellyfish. The day was set so it was the perfect amount of activity and time to relax. I would highly recommend.
Very disappointed with this one...
liambomck, Nov 2017
Very disappointed with this one. Rushed to and from the hill inlet by the tour operator, had less than 5 minutes (of an 8hr day) to take photos over Whitehaven (which is the whole point of going there). The "glass bottom boat" is a tiny window in the bottom of a dingy. Couldn't see a thing.