Airlie Beach

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

Airlie Beach, Australia
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From USD 128.67

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit two islands in the world–famous Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour from Port Airlie, traveling in style aboard a high-speed, air-conditioned catamaran. At Hamilton Island, explore amenities such as walking trails, boutiques and restaurants, then check out Australian animals including koalas at Wild Life Hamilton Island. You'll also enjoy activities such as swimming at Whitehaven Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Self-guided tour of Whitehaven Beach and Hamiton Island, from Port Airlie
  • Cruise in style and comfort aboard a deluxe motorized catamaran
  • Admire the turquiose water and white sand of Whitehaven Beach, one of the world's top beaches
  • Explore Hamilton Island, the South Pacific's biggest resort island
  • Free time included in Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach

What's Included

  • Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Complimentary use of island shuttle buses and resort pools
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch Meal
  • Activities on Whitehaven Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife Park at own cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 24 The Cv Rd
    24 The Cv Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

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What To Expect

Board your deluxe catamaran at Port Airlie and set out on your full-day cruise to two of the island highlights of the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions, with five miles (seven kilometers) of pristine white–sand beach and crystal clear waters. Whitehaven Beach is located on the largest island in the region, Whitsunday Island, which is fully protected and uninhabited. The shallow waters are home to various turtle species along with an astounding variety of colorful fish and other marine life.

Cosmopolitan Hamilton Island is the largest island resort in the South Pacific. It features a range of boutiques, restaurants, bars, swimming pools and more than 40 optional activities such as stand–up paddleboard rentals, walking trails and Wild Life Hamilton Island, where Australian native animals such as koalas, dingoes and wombats can be viewed up close.

Sail to Hamilton Island where you can choose to take a shuttle bus and our around the island. The shuttle circuit run all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts so you can hop on and off as you please. Spend your day at leisure by the pool or swim at Catseye Beach, visit Front Street and Marina Village.

Enjoy a pub lunch at the Marina Tavern overlooking the marina. After lunch you will cruise to Whitehaven Beach where you will be provided with informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area along the way. Choose to laze on the white silica sand, go for a bush walk or swim in the crystal clear water.

This tour is also available in reverse starting from Whitehaven in the morning followed by Hamilton Island in the afternoon

Cruise Whitsundays

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hamilton Island Marina

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Cruise timetable subject to change
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 230 travellers
Operated by Cruise Whitsundays

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    No more then a ferry service, no maps of islands or information given which is ok if all you want to do is snorkel or dive.
    They have a professional photographer on board to make your day unforgettable.
    148 reviews
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    Very poor customer service
    Leesa_O, Mar 2023
    We didn’t get there. Had a medical issue and was unable to go but was unable to retain a refund. Very disappointed in Viator response .
    A great day out
    Charlie_M, Mar 2023
    The friendly service from the crew the beautiful White Heaven beach great lunch at Hamilton Island then lovely afternoon at Hamilton A great trip home Then farewell be all of the staff
    Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach.
    Glenys_L, Jan 2023
    The tour itself to both Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach would have been fantastic except for the weather. The crew was fantastic and so helpful under the circumstances. The only problem was our trip was on the only wet day of our stay. The trip between HI and Whitehaven was very rough and many people got seasick. This put a bit of a dampener on the trip. It also didn't stop raining all day.
    Bliss on the Water
    Jennifer_H, Nov 2022
    Would just like to commend Whitsunday Cruises for thinking of everything and making it such an awesome experience for all! You guys went above and beyond. You really do think of every need to ensure an amazing experience. Well done x
    Salter family
    Scott_S, Oct 2022
    The whole day - Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach - and the friendly cruise staff over and back - weather was nice too!
    A Great Day
    David_H, Aug 2022
    This is a DIY experience at Hamilton Island which was perfect for me. I hit a trail and hiked to a nice viewpoint. Decent lunch on the island there. Whitehaven Beach was amazing and there were plenty of activities there. Great crew and staff - very friendly and helpful.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thanks so much for your feedback!
    Olga_L, June 2022
    Amazing crew!! Gave us many recommendations, super helpful. Fabulous tour: Whitehaven and Hamilton! Would do it again:)
    First holiday of the year
    cchantal4, June 2022
    Magic moment The beach 🏖 the water 💦 A M A Z I N G Clear water White sand The whole beach for yourself
    Unforgettable adventure experience
    Rey_I, May 2022
    The Whitehaven Beach is the best white beach and Hamilton Island is awesome for sightseeing and walking adventure.
    Koren_M, Apr 2022
    Even with the weather being rough, the boat trip was great! Then at white haven, it was perfect!great lunch at Hamilton island , we did get on an earlier boat as there were no buggies available on Hamilton Island. Overall a great experience and my children had the best day!
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thanks for the kind review... Whitehaven beach is a must see and is so beautiful, so we're glad you got to enjoy it with your family!
    Awesome tour
    Nicole_S, Apr 2022
    The staff were all so very friendly . Great size boat with many options of sitting inside in aircon or outside and feel the wind . Comfortable seating , great bathroom facilities , All around a great experience and well worth the money
    Great day in the sun and water
    Victoria_M, Mar 2022
    It was nice getting to see Hamilton island which I heard a lot of in the past. White heaven beach was great to see and have a little swim in our sting swuits. Fish feeding time. Big goana came to look for some food.
    Great day out
    David_L, Mar 2022
    Was a little dissatisfied at Hamilton island as there was no buggy’s available to hire so you had to walk everywhere which limits the area on the island you can see lovely place tho Whitehaven beach was magic just loved it
    Whitehaven is absolutely beautiful!
    Catherine_W, Feb 2022
    Whitehaven is a beautiful beach, the walks are great and easy. The shelters are great. We visited in the wet season but the clouds opened up just in time for our visit!
    Awesome day out for the family. Professional, friendly tour group
    Mark_S, Jan 2022
    Cruise Whitsundays crew were very friendly and extremely helpful when my daughter was seasick. Whitehaven Beach was awesome. I will definitely book with them in the future.
    Fun in the sun
    Senka_T, Nov 2021
    Amazing day with my mum Staff so friendly and helpful Loved Hamilton island too and the lunch provided was nice
    Lovely little day trip, I...
    PaigenAnn_H, Oct 2021
    Lovely little day trip, I would highly recommend booking island activity prior to your trip ie golf carts, paddle boarding etc otherwise you miss out.
    A day to remember for ever.
    kevin_b, Oct 2021
    The whole experience was outstanding and the Staff were absolutely marvellous and made the day very memorable for us.
    Overall pleasant but there better places to visit
    Doug_O, Oct 2021
    Hamilton island is overated chance bay was nice staff on vessel very helpful and friendly disappointment at not able to land on Whitehaven beach
    Bad weather experience
    Kathleen_L, Oct 2021
    100 words not enough to cover our experience!! Unfortunately we were caught in a dreadful storm at Whitehaven Beach.Pontoon/Barge unable to pick us up from Beach so 40 mins treck through bushland to other side enduring torrential rain for about 30 mins waiting for pontoon We are 81 and 83 and honestly thought our last day had come! Crew and fellow passengers were wonderful but we were all scared Once back on boat crew could not be faulted- they really looked after us A memorable experience to be sure!!