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Lady Enid Sailing

Lady Enid recreates that classic age of yachting enjoyed in the 1960’s when sailing was more about elegance and chic than corporate sponsorship and carbon fibre.

The experience of sailing on this beautiful and rare classic Australian yacht gives as much to the day as the the destination. Become involved as much or as little as you like, help set sails, take a turn on the helm or lean back and relax with your favourite book, listen to music or simply daydream and be beguiled at the uninterrupted beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.


Air Whitsunday Seaplanes - Whitsundays

ABOUT AIR WHITSUNDAY

Air Whitsunday has evolved since its conception back in 1973 - with the energy and enthusiasm generated by Kevin and Sue Bowe – to provide an unsurpassed seaplane service to the region.
We have built upon our very beginning`s – still with the same intention - of providing you the opportunity to glimpse the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef; stretching over a curved horizon; to the glistening white silica sands of the famous Whitehaven Beach - all from the ultimate perspective of seaplane comfort.

Over the history of our 37 years trading we have been a growing, changing entity with a focus that has remained steadfast in providing specifically tailored scenic flights and Reef experience tours that take full advantage of this stunning area.

The discovery of “Heart Reef” in 1975 (now a Whitsunday feature of the international tourism market) by one of Air Whitsunday`s very own pilots has provided a focal point to our popular scenic flights and showcases the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly the Heart Reef is a favourite for brochure shots and other colour promotional material for the Whitsundays.

What makes your seaplane experience with us so unique is the ability to provide – YOU – our guest,  with some of the most breathtaking and memorable visuals provided by ‘Mother Nature’ from a bird`s eye perspective.


Cruise Whitsundays - Great Barrier Reef Adventures - Full Day Cruise & Overnight Experience

The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the amazing wonders of the natural world and a 'must-see' for any visitor to Australia. Cruise Whitsundays offer two fantastic reef experiences: a full day experience or an overnight adventure!


Cruise Whitsundays - Whitehaven Beach

Experience the extraordinary beauty of Whitehaven Beach on a day cruise with Cruise Whitsundays. We offer a range of Half Day and Full Day excursions to both Hill Inlet and the main beach. An unforgettable stunner of a day! 


Ultimate Whitehaven Beach Hike, Hill Inlet & Lookout 

See the absolute best of the best!

Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout, chill out on Whitehaven Beach and explore the beautiful Chance Bay. What an amazing day out. This day cruise allows you to spend more time exploring the wonders of Whitehaven Beach than any other cruise.

About Whitehaven

Whitehaven Beach is a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand of Whitehaven stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Whitehaven is nature at it's best. It is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world.

Itinerary

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the Northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the Southern – swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach.

Begin your Whitehaven experience ashore at the Southern end where our crew will advise of the times for the day’s activities – including the trip to Hill Inlet at the Northern end of the beach and the walking tours. These will vary depending on conditions.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise, in our smaller Whitehaven based vessel, along the full length of Whitehaven and across Hill Inlet to the landing point. From here a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people, will lead you to the lookout and that picture postcard view! There are informative displays along the way that will provide an insight into the history, flora and stories of this picturesque area. A leisurely pace ensures all fitness levels are catered for, and guests take the time to enjoy this superb spiritual place.

On return to the Southern end, your guide will let you know what time the departure for the walk to Solway Circuit and Chance Bay.

The Guided Bushwalk to Solway Circuit Lookout (1.2km) is approximately 30 minutes walking at a steady pace, regularly stopping for commentary and picture perfect moments. Walk past impressive grasstrees, cycads and rock fern, with beautiful views over Solway Passage, Pentecost and Haslewood islands.

Once at Solway Circuit, there is the option to continue on the walk to beautiful Chance Bay (6km return) and is a leisurely 90 minutes return. Walk through Whitsunday Island’s forest and woodlands to a secluded beach at Chance Bay. On arrival, you’ll have time to have a swim before the return walk.

If you’re after the relaxing option; wander back to Whitehaven Beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters for the afternoon.

Cruise staff will have water, beach shades and beach game items on shore for your use throughout the day. Toilet facilities are located close by. A delicious lunch is included for you to enjoy on the beach. Cold drinks will be available on the beach, just purchase your vouchers on the boat before disembarking. Full day guests will travel out on the morning half day cruise vessel and then return on the afternoon day vessel. A Cruise Whitsundays’ host/guide will remain with the full day guests throughout the day and can provide informative commentary. Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside.

Please note: To keep Whitehaven Beach pristine and untouched there are no shops, cafes and only limited toilet facilities. Snacks are available for purchase on board. Please prepare accordingly. Cruise Whitsundays is enhancing its products with additional experiences in place of the usual snorkelling activity.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM 6:05 PM
Hamilton Island 8:05 AM 5:00 PM

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.

Prices

The following prices are per person

  For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $220
Child (4 - 14) $110

Due to the length and activity during the day this cruise is unsuitable for infants.

Included in the price is lunch, afternoon tea, full use of beach and protective stinger suits.

COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE  For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option. 

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach Ultimate Whitehaven Beach Hike, Hill Inlet & Lookout - Adult AUD$ 220.00
Whitehaven Beach Ultimate Whitehaven Beach Hike, Hill Inlet & Lookout - Children [4 to 14 years] AUD$ 110.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 14.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 7.00
Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - Half Day Cruise  

Step ashore at world-famous Whitehaven

This fantastic half day cruise takes you past some of the Whitsundays remote areas, beautiful bays, peaceful islands and onto dazzling Whitehaven Beach.

About Whitehaven

Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and vivid white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. This uninhabited island is one of Australia's true gems and the journey to the beach is spectacular too.

Itinerary

See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this half day cruise.

Board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and the imposing Pentecost Island.

The waters of Solway Passage lead us to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sands stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and named 'Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach'.

Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters.

Passengers departing from Airlie Beach will cruise via Hamilton Island to collect other guests on the way to Whitehaven Beach.

The cruise vessel

Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. It also has a boarding ramp allowing direct easy access on and off the beach.

Food & Drink

Morning or afternoon tea is included. Also sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beers and wines are available for purchase on board.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  MORNING CRUISE AFTERNOON CRUISE
  DEPARTS RETURNS DEPARTS  RETURNS 
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM* 1:45 PM** 12:00 PM 6:05 PM 
Hamilton Island 8:05 AM 12:30 PM 12:55 PM  5:00 PM 

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab breakfast before your early morning start. **No coach pick up available for this time. 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.

Prices

The following prices are per person

 Whitehaven Beach Half Day from 1 April 2017
Adult $99
Child (4 - 14) $52
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie from 1 April 2017
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option. 

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (MasterCard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - Half Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 99.00
Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - Half Day Cruise - Children [4 to 14 years] AUD$ 52.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 14.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 7.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise  

Two iconic destinations

Cruise through the magnificent Whitsunday islands to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Step ashore and explore at each island for a day out that will be the highlight of your holiday!

About Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island

Whitehaven and Hamilton are two of the Whitsundays - and Australia's - most well known spots. They're famous for good reason... take this day cruise and find out for yourself why they're such popular places to visit! Here's a clue: jaw-dropping scenery and everything an Aussie island resort could offer.

Itinerary

Your cruise will take you from Port of Airlie onto either Hamilton Island or Whitehaven Beach. There you'll spend the morning before re-boarding the vessel to cruise onto whichever destination you're still to visit. 

At Hamilton Island, you might like to jump on a shuttle bus and tour around the island. The shuttles circuit the island all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts. So hop on and off as you please. There is a generous choice of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar or hit the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach for seaside fun.

Leave time to wander the waterfront of Hamilton Island's famous Front Street and Marina Village taking in the sights, visiting the galleries, doing some shopping and of course enjoying either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a two course multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe.

The Whitehaven segment of your day is a leisurely half day scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Once at the beach, sink your toes into the fine white silica sands of Whitehaven and enjoy the warm crystal clear waters. This is Mother Nature at her best. Back on the vessel, sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.

The cruise vessel

Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. It also has a boarding ramp allowing direct easy access on and off the beach. On the cruise out to Whitehaven, you'll enjoy an informative commentary.

Food & Drink

Enjoy either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern OR a Mediterranean style menu at Manta Ray Café. Both restaurants have beautiful views over Hamilton Island Marina & offer a relaxed, family friendly setting. Drinks are available in fun laid back bars at both venues (Additional charge)

Marina Tavern – Cruise Whitsundays Menu

Manta Ray – Cruise Whitsundays Menu

NOTE: The Manta Ray Cafe lunch is only available on the cruise which visits Whitehaven in the morning and Hamilton in the afternoon. 

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  WHITEHAVEN AM / HAMILTON PM HAMILTON AM / WHITEHAVEN PM**
  DEPARTS RETURNS DEPARTS  RETURNS 
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM* 6:10 PM 8:00 AM 6:20 PM 

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **Lunch only available at Marina Tavern on this day cruise. 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.

Prices

The following prices are per person

  For travel from 1 April 2017
DAY CRUISE WITH MARINA TAVERN LUNCH  
Adult $179
Child (4 - 14) $99
DAY CRUISE WITH MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH*  
Adult $209
Child (4 - 14) $111

*NOTE: MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE CRUISE VISITING WHITEHAVEN IN THE MORNING, HAMILTON IN THE AFTERNOON. 

COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE  For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option. 

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 179.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise - Children [4 to 14 years] AUD$ 99.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 14.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 7.00
Cruise Whitsundays - Island Escape Day Cruises

Island Escapes

Every visitor to the Whitsundays simply must step ashore at one of the area's 74 sub-tropical islands. Cruise Whitsundays offer a number of day cruises to fun-filled, family-friendly Daydream Island & the famous island that really does have it all: Hamilton.


Cruise Whitsundays - Camira Sailing Adventure

This is exhilaration and relaxation rolled into one!  

This full day sailing adventure visits famous Whitehaven Beach and is all about jamming as much fun as possible into the day with swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and, of course, speedy sailing! 

About Camira

'Camira' is a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance. Camira is one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans, capable of sailing at speeds up to 30 knots!


Big Fury

The Whitsunday`s Newest One Day Cruise
35 Passengers only

Departs: 10.30am, Abel Point Marina, daily
Returns: 5.00pm, Abel Point Marina, daily

CRUISE DESCRIPTION:

All in a day.....visit magnificent Whitehaven Beach, see Hill Inlets swirling sands and enjoy an Island Reef Snorkel at one of the many pristine coral reefs around the Whitsunday`s onboard FURY - the `Ferrari` of day boats in the Whitsundays!


Ocean Rafting

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.  There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights.  Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.  Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.   28 - 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group.  An optional buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.
Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  The Skipper and Eco Host will ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service with snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.


Salty Dog Sea Kayaking

Based in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, Salty Dog Sea Kayaking has been running kayaking expeditions since 1996. Its qualified staff have an intimate knowledge of this region and enjoy nothing better than sharing this with friends and guests.

Comprising more than 70 islands, the Whitsunday Island Group is the largest offshore island chain on the east coast of Australia. And as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, its tropical, clear,warm waters offer some of the most breathtaking and accessible paddling in the world.

Join us for an unforgettable experience on one of our fully-guided trips or extended expeditions. Choose a tour from our schedule or let us customise one to suit you or your group's special requirements. Alternatively, explore the islands at your own pace with a "freedom" rental kayak, camping out under the stars or "living in up" at luxury resort-style accommodation en-route.


Whitehaven Xpress

Whitehaven Xpress is a cruise with a difference,it is family operated with Terry,Dan &Jill providing a unique personal service for visitors to the Whitsunday Islands,with three relaxing destinations.

Bush Walk At Hill Inlet Fantastic views overlooking Whitehaven Beach

Just a short walk to the Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout for outstanding views of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach...be sure to take your camera.

Whitehaven Beach Gourmet BBQ on the Beach

We give you the most time to swim,walk or relax on fabulous Whitehaven Beach and under the shade of the trees enjoy our gourmet beach BBQ,which is cooked personally by Dan who is the skipper turned chef.Look out for the interesting native wildlife!
Snorkel Mantaray Bay - Try our glass bottomed boat

Swim or snorkel over spectacular coral and tropical fish.We have snorkelling tuition for the inexperienced.If you don't want to get wet be sure to try our glass bottom boat,our guide will show you the mystical underwater world of abundant marine life.

On our homeward journey a platter of cheese and biscuits is served.On arrival at Abel Point Marina our courtesy bus returns you to your accommodation.


 Transfers
Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours

Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours offer a range of services for guests visiting the Whitsundays. Options include Whitsunday Coast Airport shuttle and private transfers, day and sunset tours to Hydeaway Bay, as well as private charter and limousines services around Airlie Beach.


Cruise Whitsundays - Island Transfers
What a way to start your holiday!

Cruise Whitsundays provides the most extensive island resort transfer service in the Whitsundays offering seamless, hassle free and fast transfers for arriving and departing guests.

How does it work?

Cruise Whitsundays island resort transfer service connects Great Barrier Reef Airport at Hamilton Island to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, and Airlie Beach. It also connects Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine through to Daydream Island and Hamilton Island, as well as providing a service between the islands and the mainland.

We have a fleet of modern, purpose built vessels, decked with comforts including air conditioning, plasma screens to provide information on the resorts and area, a bar serving REAL coffee and a full range of drinks and snacks. Hmmm… decisions, do you have a cappuccino or wine?


 Tours
Sundowner Sunset Cruises

Sundowner Cruises operates from Airlie Beach, where the Whitsunday islands provide the perfect back drop for our sunset cruises and variety of other cruises Sundowner has to offer including private charters for birthdays, corporate groups, weddings or any celebration.

Why choose us? We have been happily operating in Airlie Beach since 2006, we love what we do and being a purpose built catamaran we are able to circumnavigate Pioneer Bay from Mandalay Point to Cannonvale Beach and with very little draft we are able to get up close and personal to the many points of interest, including the ship wreck at Cannonvale Beach and a bit of Turtle spotting with in Turtle Bay.

We are fully covered from the elements and with a flat surface and no trip hazards like that of a yacht, you have room to move and high heels are welcome.

Our philosophy at Sundowner is about providing a great product, fantastic service in a friendly social atmosphere that gets your holiday of to a great start and that allows you to truly unwind and bask in a fantastic Whitsunday sunset whilst enjoying your favorite tipple from our fully licensed bar.

Sundowner departs from the new Port of Airlie which is only a short 200m walk from the main street of Airlie Beach.


Lady Enid Sailing

Lady Enid recreates that classic age of yachting enjoyed in the 1960’s when sailing was more about elegance and chic than corporate sponsorship and carbon fibre.

The experience of sailing on this beautiful and rare classic Australian yacht gives as much to the day as the the destination. Become involved as much or as little as you like, help set sails, take a turn on the helm or lean back and relax with your favourite book, listen to music or simply daydream and be beguiled at the uninterrupted beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.


Air Whitsunday Seaplanes - Whitsundays

ABOUT AIR WHITSUNDAY

Air Whitsunday has evolved since its conception back in 1973 - with the energy and enthusiasm generated by Kevin and Sue Bowe – to provide an unsurpassed seaplane service to the region.
We have built upon our very beginning`s – still with the same intention - of providing you the opportunity to glimpse the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef; stretching over a curved horizon; to the glistening white silica sands of the famous Whitehaven Beach - all from the ultimate perspective of seaplane comfort.

Over the history of our 37 years trading we have been a growing, changing entity with a focus that has remained steadfast in providing specifically tailored scenic flights and Reef experience tours that take full advantage of this stunning area.

The discovery of “Heart Reef” in 1975 (now a Whitsunday feature of the international tourism market) by one of Air Whitsunday`s very own pilots has provided a focal point to our popular scenic flights and showcases the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly the Heart Reef is a favourite for brochure shots and other colour promotional material for the Whitsundays.

What makes your seaplane experience with us so unique is the ability to provide – YOU – our guest,  with some of the most breathtaking and memorable visuals provided by ‘Mother Nature’ from a bird`s eye perspective.


Hydeaway Bay Tours with Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours

Hydeaway Bay has so much to offer visitors to the Whitsundays...stroll along the picturesque remote beach, swim in crystal clear waters, treat yourself to a relaxing massage or watch the sun set over the Whitsunday waters. Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours offer exclusive day and sunset tour to Hydeaway Bay and Cape Gloucester, with a choice of lunch or sunset dinner at one of three beachfront restaurants... Montes Reef Resort, Cape Gloucester Beach Resort or Dingo Beach Hotel. The Hydeaway Bay day tour is also ideal for visitors departing on the Virgin afternoon flight from Proserpine.


Cruise Whitsundays - Great Barrier Reef Adventures - Full Day Cruise & Overnight Experience

The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the amazing wonders of the natural world and a 'must-see' for any visitor to Australia. Cruise Whitsundays offer two fantastic reef experiences: a full day experience or an overnight adventure!


Cruise Whitsundays - Whitehaven Beach

Experience the extraordinary beauty of Whitehaven Beach on a day cruise with Cruise Whitsundays. We offer a range of Half Day and Full Day excursions to both Hill Inlet and the main beach. An unforgettable stunner of a day! 


Ultimate Whitehaven Beach Hike, Hill Inlet & Lookout 

See the absolute best of the best!

Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout, chill out on Whitehaven Beach and explore the beautiful Chance Bay. What an amazing day out. This day cruise allows you to spend more time exploring the wonders of Whitehaven Beach than any other cruise.

About Whitehaven

Whitehaven Beach is a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand of Whitehaven stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Whitehaven is nature at it's best. It is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world.

Itinerary

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the Northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the Southern – swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach.

Begin your Whitehaven experience ashore at the Southern end where our crew will advise of the times for the day’s activities – including the trip to Hill Inlet at the Northern end of the beach and the walking tours. These will vary depending on conditions.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise, in our smaller Whitehaven based vessel, along the full length of Whitehaven and across Hill Inlet to the landing point. From here a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people, will lead you to the lookout and that picture postcard view! There are informative displays along the way that will provide an insight into the history, flora and stories of this picturesque area. A leisurely pace ensures all fitness levels are catered for, and guests take the time to enjoy this superb spiritual place.

On return to the Southern end, your guide will let you know what time the departure for the walk to Solway Circuit and Chance Bay.

The Guided Bushwalk to Solway Circuit Lookout (1.2km) is approximately 30 minutes walking at a steady pace, regularly stopping for commentary and picture perfect moments. Walk past impressive grasstrees, cycads and rock fern, with beautiful views over Solway Passage, Pentecost and Haslewood islands.

Once at Solway Circuit, there is the option to continue on the walk to beautiful Chance Bay (6km return) and is a leisurely 90 minutes return. Walk through Whitsunday Island’s forest and woodlands to a secluded beach at Chance Bay. On arrival, you’ll have time to have a swim before the return walk.

If you’re after the relaxing option; wander back to Whitehaven Beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters for the afternoon.

Cruise staff will have water, beach shades and beach game items on shore for your use throughout the day. Toilet facilities are located close by. A delicious lunch is included for you to enjoy on the beach. Cold drinks will be available on the beach, just purchase your vouchers on the boat before disembarking. Full day guests will travel out on the morning half day cruise vessel and then return on the afternoon day vessel. A Cruise Whitsundays’ host/guide will remain with the full day guests throughout the day and can provide informative commentary. Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside.

Please note: To keep Whitehaven Beach pristine and untouched there are no shops, cafes and only limited toilet facilities. Snacks are available for purchase on board. Please prepare accordingly. Cruise Whitsundays is enhancing its products with additional experiences in place of the usual snorkelling activity.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM 6:05 PM
Hamilton Island 8:05 AM 5:00 PM

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.

Prices

The following prices are per person

  For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $220
Child (4 - 14) $110

Due to the length and activity during the day this cruise is unsuitable for infants.

Included in the price is lunch, afternoon tea, full use of beach and protective stinger suits.

COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE  For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option. 

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach Ultimate Whitehaven Beach Hike, Hill Inlet & Lookout - Adult AUD$ 220.00
Whitehaven Beach Ultimate Whitehaven Beach Hike, Hill Inlet & Lookout - Children [4 to 14 years] AUD$ 110.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 14.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 7.00
Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - Half Day Cruise  

Step ashore at world-famous Whitehaven

This fantastic half day cruise takes you past some of the Whitsundays remote areas, beautiful bays, peaceful islands and onto dazzling Whitehaven Beach.

About Whitehaven

Prepare to be dazzled by the breathtaking beauty and vivid white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. This uninhabited island is one of Australia's true gems and the journey to the beach is spectacular too.

Itinerary

See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this half day cruise.

Board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and the imposing Pentecost Island.

The waters of Solway Passage lead us to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sands stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and named 'Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach'.

Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters.

Passengers departing from Airlie Beach will cruise via Hamilton Island to collect other guests on the way to Whitehaven Beach.

The cruise vessel

Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. It also has a boarding ramp allowing direct easy access on and off the beach.

Food & Drink

Morning or afternoon tea is included. Also sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beers and wines are available for purchase on board.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  MORNING CRUISE AFTERNOON CRUISE
  DEPARTS RETURNS DEPARTS  RETURNS 
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM* 1:45 PM** 12:00 PM 6:05 PM 
Hamilton Island 8:05 AM 12:30 PM 12:55 PM  5:00 PM 

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab breakfast before your early morning start. **No coach pick up available for this time. 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.

Prices

The following prices are per person

 Whitehaven Beach Half Day from 1 April 2017
Adult $99
Child (4 - 14) $52
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie from 1 April 2017
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option. 

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (MasterCard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - Half Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 99.00
Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach - Half Day Cruise - Children [4 to 14 years] AUD$ 52.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 14.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 7.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise  

Two iconic destinations

Cruise through the magnificent Whitsunday islands to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Step ashore and explore at each island for a day out that will be the highlight of your holiday!

About Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island

Whitehaven and Hamilton are two of the Whitsundays - and Australia's - most well known spots. They're famous for good reason... take this day cruise and find out for yourself why they're such popular places to visit! Here's a clue: jaw-dropping scenery and everything an Aussie island resort could offer.

Itinerary

Your cruise will take you from Port of Airlie onto either Hamilton Island or Whitehaven Beach. There you'll spend the morning before re-boarding the vessel to cruise onto whichever destination you're still to visit. 

At Hamilton Island, you might like to jump on a shuttle bus and tour around the island. The shuttles circuit the island all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts. So hop on and off as you please. There is a generous choice of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar or hit the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach for seaside fun.

Leave time to wander the waterfront of Hamilton Island's famous Front Street and Marina Village taking in the sights, visiting the galleries, doing some shopping and of course enjoying either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a two course multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe.

The Whitehaven segment of your day is a leisurely half day scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Once at the beach, sink your toes into the fine white silica sands of Whitehaven and enjoy the warm crystal clear waters. This is Mother Nature at her best. Back on the vessel, sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.

The cruise vessel

Your day cruise vessel has air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside. It also has a boarding ramp allowing direct easy access on and off the beach. On the cruise out to Whitehaven, you'll enjoy an informative commentary.

Food & Drink

Enjoy either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern OR a Mediterranean style menu at Manta Ray Café. Both restaurants have beautiful views over Hamilton Island Marina & offer a relaxed, family friendly setting. Drinks are available in fun laid back bars at both venues (Additional charge)

Marina Tavern – Cruise Whitsundays Menu

Manta Ray – Cruise Whitsundays Menu

NOTE: The Manta Ray Cafe lunch is only available on the cruise which visits Whitehaven in the morning and Hamilton in the afternoon. 

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  WHITEHAVEN AM / HAMILTON PM HAMILTON AM / WHITEHAVEN PM**
  DEPARTS RETURNS DEPARTS  RETURNS 
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM* 6:10 PM 8:00 AM 6:20 PM 

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **Lunch only available at Marina Tavern on this day cruise. 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.

Prices

The following prices are per person

  For travel from 1 April 2017
DAY CRUISE WITH MARINA TAVERN LUNCH  
Adult $179
Child (4 - 14) $99
DAY CRUISE WITH MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH*  
Adult $209
Child (4 - 14) $111

*NOTE: MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE CRUISE VISITING WHITEHAVEN IN THE MORNING, HAMILTON IN THE AFTERNOON. 

COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE  For travel from 1 April 2017
Adult $14
Child (4 - 14) $7
NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option. 

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 179.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise - Children [4 to 14 years] AUD$ 99.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 14.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 7.00
Cruise Whitsundays - Island Escape Day Cruises

Island Escapes

Every visitor to the Whitsundays simply must step ashore at one of the area's 74 sub-tropical islands. Cruise Whitsundays offer a number of day cruises to fun-filled, family-friendly Daydream Island & the famous island that really does have it all: Hamilton.


Cruise Whitsundays - Camira Sailing Adventure

This is exhilaration and relaxation rolled into one!  

This full day sailing adventure visits famous Whitehaven Beach and is all about jamming as much fun as possible into the day with swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and, of course, speedy sailing! 

About Camira

'Camira' is a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance. Camira is one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans, capable of sailing at speeds up to 30 knots!


Big Fury

The Whitsunday`s Newest One Day Cruise
35 Passengers only

Departs: 10.30am, Abel Point Marina, daily
Returns: 5.00pm, Abel Point Marina, daily

CRUISE DESCRIPTION:

All in a day.....visit magnificent Whitehaven Beach, see Hill Inlets swirling sands and enjoy an Island Reef Snorkel at one of the many pristine coral reefs around the Whitsunday`s onboard FURY - the `Ferrari` of day boats in the Whitsundays!


Illusions

Illusions is a comfortable 12 metre catamaran sailing daily from Abel Point Marina at Airlie Beach to the beautiful fringing reefs of the Whitsundays at Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, and to Langford Island & Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Cruise, snorkel, scuba dive, boom-net, swim with the fish while they are being fed, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. On Illusions, the choice is yours.

Illusions is fully licensed for your convenience, with wine, beer and spirits available at very reasonable prices.

A magnificent buffet lunch, snorkeling and diving equipment all included.

We are a sailing vessel designed for relaxation without crowds, which allows you to appreciate the picturesque scenery and spot dolphins, turtles and whales in the whale season.


Ocean Rafting

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.  There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights.  Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.  Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.   28 - 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group.  An optional buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.
Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  The Skipper and Eco Host will ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service with snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.


Whitsunday Crocodile Safari

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a family owned, professionally operated, fully-guided and safe day-trip nature excursion into the estuaries and wetlands of the Whitsundays.  This unique tropical environment, is home to many species of native and migratory birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including approximately 150 estuarine crocodiles. 

The tour commenced operation in 2000 and you are guaranteed excellent customer service and a memorable nature experience.  Whitsunday Crocodile Safari holds advanced eco-certification with Ecotourism Australia and is a Green Travel Leader. The tour operates on private land, and is the only commercial tour on Proserpine River.  The safari is set to the background sounds of nature and gives you a feeling of being miles from civilization, deep in the Australian bush, even though you are only five minutes from Proserpine and 30 minutes from Airlie Beach.


Salty Dog Sea Kayaking

Based in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, Salty Dog Sea Kayaking has been running kayaking expeditions since 1996. Its qualified staff have an intimate knowledge of this region and enjoy nothing better than sharing this with friends and guests.

Comprising more than 70 islands, the Whitsunday Island Group is the largest offshore island chain on the east coast of Australia. And as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, its tropical, clear,warm waters offer some of the most breathtaking and accessible paddling in the world.

Join us for an unforgettable experience on one of our fully-guided trips or extended expeditions. Choose a tour from our schedule or let us customise one to suit you or your group's special requirements. Alternatively, explore the islands at your own pace with a "freedom" rental kayak, camping out under the stars or "living in up" at luxury resort-style accommodation en-route.


Whitehaven Xpress

Whitehaven Xpress is a cruise with a difference,it is family operated with Terry,Dan &Jill providing a unique personal service for visitors to the Whitsunday Islands,with three relaxing destinations.

Bush Walk At Hill Inlet Fantastic views overlooking Whitehaven Beach

Just a short walk to the Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout for outstanding views of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach...be sure to take your camera.

Whitehaven Beach Gourmet BBQ on the Beach

We give you the most time to swim,walk or relax on fabulous Whitehaven Beach and under the shade of the trees enjoy our gourmet beach BBQ,which is cooked personally by Dan who is the skipper turned chef.Look out for the interesting native wildlife!
Snorkel Mantaray Bay - Try our glass bottomed boat

Swim or snorkel over spectacular coral and tropical fish.We have snorkelling tuition for the inexperienced.If you don't want to get wet be sure to try our glass bottom boat,our guide will show you the mystical underwater world of abundant marine life.

On our homeward journey a platter of cheese and biscuits is served.On arrival at Abel Point Marina our courtesy bus returns you to your accommodation.


Whitsunday Jetski Tours

AIRLIE BEACH • SOUTH MOLLE ISLAND • DAYDREAM ISLAND

Multi award winning Whitsunday Jetski Tours offers exciting adventure tours in the Whitsundays and is the first and only guided jetski tour operating from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. Guests can ride the latest Sea-Doo GTI 1500cc jetski into the beautiful world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park.

Three terrific tour options!

Three tours operate daily, the ‘Airlie Adventure’, also known as the ‘Turtle Tour’ with sea turtle encounters on nearly every trip, the ‘Two Island Safari’, a jetski adventure incorporating South Molle and Daydream Islands and the action packed ‘Daydream Extreme’ where guests visit spectacular Daydream Island Resort with lunch and a choice of activities included. Guests have the option of a soft adventure tour around Pioneer Bay or the thrill of jet skiing across to Daydream, South Molle and the surrounding islands, allowing for tours to operate in most weather conditions.

NO LICENCE REQUIRED – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY


 

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