Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises - Airlie Beach


Enjoy relaxing on the pure white sand of Whitehaven Beach. You can walk along the seven kilometer stretch of natural silica sand, swim in crystal clear water or lay back and read a good book. There is no better place to unwind then finding your own slice of paradise and feeling the ocean breeze sweep over you as your body melts into the sand. The only way to truly experience one of the world's best beaches is in style and comfort aboard a large, high-speed and air-conditioned catamaran.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Details about this tour

Picturesque Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions - five miles (seven kilometers) of glistening white silica sand complemented by crystal clear waters. Located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the region, Whitehaven Beach is fully protected and uninhabited due to its National and Marine Park status. Its shallows are graced by various species of turtles, and these ancient creatures are often sighted during daily visits.

Swim in the crystal clear waters, take a leisurely walk along the pristine beach, join in the beach games or just relax and soak up the sunshine.


  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Island cruise a large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning or afternoon tea on board vessel
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef tax)


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (snacks and drinks available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Snacks available to purchase

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.



    This tour is fantastic, staffs are very friendly, passionate, and extremely helpful. Complimentary food and drinks exceeds our expectations!

  • Sheree05

    Beautiful way to spend a day. Pristine water and beautiful white sand beach. Very relaxing.

  • Michelle A

    Absolutely beautiful beach, and a great trip out there. But be prepared - nothing to do there besides swim, sit, or walk on the beach.

  • provencd

    This beach is the one you have always dreamed of. The powdery white silica sand is so luxurious and the water is so Incredibally turquoise in color. We blasted out to Whitehaven at high speed and rounded Whitsunday Island to reveal Whitehaven beach. We had about two hours to swim, stroll along the beach, or just soak up the sun. Some people rented pop up sun tents, but we just found a shady tree to park under. We brought a picnic lunch, but snacks are provided on the way home as well. This may only be a half day tour, but it is so lovely and should not be missed.

  • Eileen F

    The trip was well organised but had to wear stinger suits to swim

  • Benjamin M

    This trip was good and gets you to whitehaven beach which is beautiful, but I recommend some of the other tours over this one. This one spends a lot of time on the Catamaran, unloading/loading at Whitehaven, and has a stop on the way out to the beach from Arlie stop at Hamilton to pick up other people. If possible, I would recommend one of the speed boat trips with Hamilton Island Reef Ryders. This half day trip had a lot more in it and we still got time at Whitehaven.

  • Gary H

    Was a pleasant day. Half day tour was just right for us. Beautiful beach, but recovering from typhoon Debbie.

  • Manining G

    This tour was amazing!

  • Isobel B

    The beach itself was awesome and although it was raining heavily the day we went, it didin't stop us enjoying swimming, walking and having a laugh!
    The only downside was the actual boat to take us out to the beach.We were under the impression it was a sailing boat / yacht which turned out to be a large ferry, stopping at other islands along the way to pick up more passengers. However, with the heavy rain, being this ferry turned out to be a good thing! It was a great day out.

  • Phil

    We chose the half day trip because there are no facilities at all on Whitehaven Beach - and rightly so. It's a beautiful stretch of white powdery sand that gets in everything. It took quite a while to get there with stops there and back at Daydream and Hamilton Island where you change boats on the way out. Journeys are twice as long as you get to stay on the beach but scenery end route is wonderful.

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USD 59.94
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