Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island Tour

From $185 PP

Highlights & Inclusions

From Port of Airlie, cruise across the Whitsunday Passage and into the Whitsunday Islands. On Hamilton Island, hop-on/hop-off shuttle buses take you past key attractions, scenic lookouts and holiday accommodation. Cool-off in the main pool with its swim-up bar, visit iconic Catseye Beach, or browse the waterfront shops and galleries before lunch at Marina Tavern. You’ll also have the chance to explore Whitehaven Beach, where you can wander along the 7km shoreline – beachcombing, bushwalking and wading in the warm, crystal-clear water.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays, with up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Morning tea
  • Protective stinger suits
  • Lunch overlooking Hamilton Island marina
  • Full use of Hamilton Island’s shuttle bus, pool and beach areas

What to bring

  • Swimwear and beach towel
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and protective clothing
  • Light jacket/sweater for a cool or windy day
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Cash/Credit card


Daily Departure & Return Times
Hamilton Island AM & Whitehaven Beach PM Departs Returns
Port of Airlie 8:00 AM 6:20 PM
**Lunch only available at Marina Tavern on this day cruise.
Whitehaven Beach AM & Hamilton Island PM Departs Returns
Port of Airlie 7:15 AM 6:10 PM
Daydream Island 7:50 AM 5:40 PM
*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. NOTE: Schedule changes may occur. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels. All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests.
Some tours will require a change in vessel for connection to Whitehaven Beach vessel.

Hamilton Island Race Week 17 - 24 August

Please note that during Hamilton Island Race Week any package including Marina Tavern lunch will now be relocated to Sails Resturant in the Resort Centre. Race Week brings a lot of people onto Hamilton Island to take part in the sailing and also to enjoy the weather and atmosphere, please be aware that this may cause some longer than usual wait times in restaurants and retail outlets.


The following prices are per person.

Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island Self Guided Tour

Day Cruise With Marina Tavern Lunch
From 1 April 2019
Adult $185
Child (4 - 14) $105
Day Cruise With Manta Ray Lunch
From 1 April 2019
Adult $205
Child (4 - 14) $115
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie
Adult $12.50
Child (4 - 14) $6.50
Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a non refundable credit card surcharge fee of 1.42% (Mastercard & Visa), 1.1% (WeChat Pay), 2.8% (Amex), 2% (China Union Pay) or 1.54% (Alipay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

NOTE: Most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option.

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