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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$ 78.99
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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
US$ 78.99
AM: Port Airlie
Half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach morning departure from Port Airlie at 7am. Returns at 1:45pm
US$ 78.99
PM: Hamilton Island
Half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach afternoon departure from Hamilton Island at 1:00pm. Returns at 5pm
US$ 78.99
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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 (73)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
A peaceful day in paradize

It was a pleasure to discover the gorgeous whitsundays islands with the super cool cruise team, very friendly and welcoming ! Whiteheaven is really beautiful and surprising, let's enjoy this day ! Xx

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Escape to Outdoor Adventure

My wife and I took the half-day cruise with a swim and bush discovery walk at Whitehaven Beach. The guide we were fortunate to have was one of the very best (wrote his name down but misplaced it, sorry!) Our cruise left Port Airlie at...More

4  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In one half day Whitsunday Cruises provided a magnificent blend of travelling to the desrtination, arrival at the beach,a mix of activities and access to the best beach in the world. The small on board canteen provided all the expected supplies, free tea and coffee...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome time exceeded expectations!

Took up a deal which included the tour plus a free return transfer to Hamilton Island another day which we’re doing tomorrow ! Staff were excellent and the beach incredible. They even provided nibbles and happy hour prices at bar on way home. Didn’t expect...More

Thank nadarobillard
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Amazing tour but porter service not good

Booked our luggage to be transferred from Hamilton Island whilst we were to enjoy Whitehaven Beach. Absolutely amazing place to visit however, when we arrived in Port of Airlie to pick up our luggage we found it located outside a closed baggage collection desk. Our...More

Thank Craig S
CruiseWhitsundays, Customer Service & Sales Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Craig. I can assure that at all times your luggage was secure. Our terminal is fully fitted with CCTV footage and we have consultant, porters and boat crew routinely monitoring each the Terminal.

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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
Rentus Y
13 June 2018|
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Response from Sazood | Reviewed this property |
A good couple of hours. Try to be first of the boat to get the best amount of time. They provide stinger suits which are beneficial if it’s a bit breezy on the shore.
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