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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! 


Explore Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout - Full Day CruiseLOOKOUT - FULL DAY CRUISE 

See the absolute best of the best!

Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout, chill out on Whitehaven Beach and go exploring. What an amazing day out! This day cruise allows you to spend more time exploring the wonders of Whitehaven Beach that 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 and is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world!

Itinerary

Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern, where you can swim, sunbathe and soak 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 days activities, including the trip to Hill Inlet and a snorkelling trip. These will vary depending on weather conditions.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise in our Whitehaven-based vessel, along the full length of Whitehaven, across Hill Inlet to a 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. However as this day cruise involves physical activity children under the age of 4 will not be accepted for their own safety.

If sea conditions permit, we will cross to nearby Esk Island, a delightfully scenic island that is rarely visited. If the tide is right, there is a small reef area to snorkel.

On return to the southern end of Whitehaven you may choose to enjoy some other walks, wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters.

Our cruise staff will have cool drinks available for purchase. Water, beach umbrellas and beach game items will be available at the southern end of the beach for you to use throughout the day. Bathroom facilities are located close by.

The cruise vessel

Being on the full day cruise, you will travel out to Whitehaven on the morning vessel and then return on the afternoon cruise vessel. A Cruise Whitsundays' guide remains with you throughout the day and can provide informative commentary on the area. 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

A picnic lunch in a chiller pack is included for you to enjoy at your leisure. It includes a tasty wrap, fruit, a cookie, yoghurt and a bottle of water. Afternoon tea is included on the cruise from back Whitehaven Beach.

DeparturesDaily

Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM 6:20 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 5:00 PM
Daydream Island 7:35 AM 5:40 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 2016
Adult $210
Child (4 - 14) $105

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

COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout Picnic lunch included - Adult AUD$ 210.00
Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout Picnic lunch included - Child ( 4 - 14 years ) AUD$ 105.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
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! Pack your sunnies and a camera!

Itinerary

See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this fully guided 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 Daydream Island and/or Hamilton Island to collect other guests, enroute 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 onboard.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  MORNING CRUISE AFTERNOON CRUISE
  DEPARTS RETURNS DEPARTS  RETURNS 
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM* 1:35 PM** 12:00 PM 6:20 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 1:00 PM 1:15 PM 5:00 PM
Daydream Island 7:35 AM 12:25 PM 12:30 PM 5:40 PM

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a 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

  For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $99 (morning cruise) / $105 (afternoon cruise)
Child (4 - 14) $50
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Morning cruise Adult AUD$ 99.00
Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Morning cruise Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 50.00
Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Afternoon cruise Adult AUD$ 105.00
Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Afternoon cruise Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 50.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
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 or Daydream Island 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. Be sure to visit the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. It provides the perfect place for you to get up close and personal with some unique Australian wildlife.

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

Lunch is at Hamilton Island where you'll enjoy either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe. Both restaurants are family friendly and both overlook the marina. 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
Daydream Island n/a n/a 7:35 AM 5:40 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 2016
DAY CRUISE WITH MARINA TAVERN LUNCH
Adult $180
Child (4 - 14) $105
DAY CRUISE WITH MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH*
Adult $205
Child (4 - 14) $108

*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 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) 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 with Marina Tavern Lunch - Adult AUD$ 180.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise with Marina Tavern Lunch - Child (4 - 14 years ) AUD$ 105.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise with Manta Ray Cafe Lunch - Adult AUD$ 2,015.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise with Manta Ray Cafe Lunch - Child (4 - 14 years ) AUD$ 108.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise 
From the beach to the pool

Beach time, pool time, island time, activity time. This cruise ticks all the boxes!Not only do you get to enjoy a scenic cruise and Whitehaven Beach; you also get to explore fun-filled Daydream Island.

About Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island

You simply must visit Whitehaven Beach! It's just one of those places in life you've got to see. The white sand framed by aqua water and deep green forest is gorgeous. As for Daydream, this tiny island offers a wonderful taste of island-resort activities and relaxation.

Itinerary

Bright and early in the morning, you'll board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach.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.

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

We'll then cruise on to Daydream Island in time for a relaxing lunch. Enjoy the afternoon here, it's a wonderful island for couples and families alike. You'll have time to wander the full length of the island taking in Daydream Village and the highlight, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon, filled with colourful coral and fish life, sharks and stingrays!

Try a round of golf at the amazing mini-golf course (extra cost). Stroll the flat easy coastal path or the rainforest walk, where you might just see wallabies and endless bird life, or do the circuit.

This is an awesome day out with a great mix of island time and cruising time.

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 tea is served on board the Whitehaven cruise and you have the choice of a delicious 2 course lunch at Mermaid's on Daydream Island ora selection of lunch options at Boathouse Bakery.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie* 7:00 AM 3:40* or 5:55 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 3:50 PM

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **No coach pick up available for this time.COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost.RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort.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 2016
DAY CRUISE WITH BOATHOUSE LUNCH
Adult $165
Child (4 - 14) $88
DAY CRUISE WITH MERMAID'S LUNCH*
Adult $180
Child (4 - 14) $105
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Boathouse Lunch - Adult AUD$ 165.00
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Boathouse Lunch - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 88.00
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Mermaid's Lunch - Adult AUD$ 180.00
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Mermaid's Lunch - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 105.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise 
Relax & soak up the beauty of this famous beach

Spend the day cruising the Whitsunday Islands and enjoying a leisurely picnic lunch on Whitehaven Beach.

About Whitehaven

This dream-come-true beach has turquoise waters that lap along the shore of pure, bright white silica sand.Unlikeregularsand, the sand at Whitehaven reflects light and does not absorb heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot, even on a hot day. You'll also discover it is very good for polishing jewellery!

Itinerary

Start the day with a scenic cruise onboard our high speed and comfortable vessels through the more remote, beautiful and secluded bays of the Whitsunday Islands enroute to Whitehaven Beach. Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary on the history of the Whitsundays.

Enjoy just the right amount of time on Whitehaven Beach to relax on the ever cool silica sand and soak in the azure blue waters. Find the perfect spot to enjoy your picnic lunch and take in the stunning scenery. Take a refreshing swim after lunch, before jumping back onboard and heading back to Hamilton Island.

For those guests departing from Airlie Beach or Daydream Island you will stop at Hamilton Island in the morning where you can enjoy a short time exploring. Visit the Marina Village, shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. You will then head back to Hamilton Island in the afternoon for almost 2 hours so hop on the courtesy resort buses and tick off the rest of the attractions you didn't get to do in the morning!

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

Our cruise staff will have sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beer, wines and mixers available for purchase onboard.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie 8:00 AM 5:50 PM
Hamilton Island 10:15 AM 3:10 PM
Daydream Island 9:00 AM 5:40 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

DAY CRUISE DEPARTING For travel from 1 April 2016
PORT OF AIRLIE
Adult $149
Child (4 - 14) $79
DAYDREAM ISLAND
Adult $130
Child (4 - 14) $70
HAMILTON ISLAND
Adult $119
Child (4 - 14) $60
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing PORT OF AIRLIE - Adult AUD$ 149.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing PORT OF AIRLIE - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 79.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing DAYDREAM ISLAND - Adult AUD$ 130.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing DAYDREAM ISLAND - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 70.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing HAMILTON ISLAND - Adult AUD$ 119.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing HAMILTON ISLAND - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 60.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.50
Three Island Guided Tour - Breakfast or Full Day Cruise  
Want to see and do it all?

Visit iconic Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, colourful Daydream Island Resort and Spa and famous Hamilton Island. An amazing day cruising the Whitsundays!

About Whitehaven Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island

Every destination on this cruise is beautiful and exciting in it's own way. You've got Whitehaven with glistening white sand and aqua waters; tiny Daydream with it's incredible living reef lagoon and short bush walks and Hamilton Island which is buzzing with activities, restaurants and resort attractions.

Itinerary

Explore the Whitsundays on a full day guided tour. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park seeing the more remote bays, islands and beaches and step ashore at two of the region's best resorts as well as the magnificent Whitehaven Beach.

The day starts with a short cruise to Daydream Island Resort and Spa‚ a wonderful stop for couples and families alike. Here you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon - a miniature Great Barrier Reef. See the Shark and Stingray feeding at 10am. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool.

From Daydream Island it's a 30 minute cruise to Hamilton Island. Soak up the atmosphere with a wander along Hamilton Island's famous Front Street with its boutiques, galleries and cafes overlooking the luxury vessels at home in the Marina.

From Hamilton we cruise through the picturesque Solway Passage to Whitehaven Beach - a must-see in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over seven kilometres. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly named Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach. Join in the beach cricket, or find your own secluded spot and laze the day away or cool off in the azure waters.

Your friendly Cruise Whitsundays guide provides an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area as you cruise from island to island for this wonderful day of island hopping.

The cruise vessel

A Cruise Whitsundays' guide remains with you throughout the day and can provide informative commentary on the area. 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

Enjoy a pub lunch at Marina Tavern. If you want to make a full day of it, book the 'BreakfastCruise',catching the early boat to Daydream where you'll enjoy their delicious buffet breakfast before joining up with the guide and group.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie - Full Day Cruise 8:20 AM 6:20 PM
Port of Airlie - Breakfast & Full Day Cruise 7:00 AM 6:20 PM

COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost.RETURN times are when the vessel departs the island to head back to the mainland.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
FULL DAY CRUISE
Adult $205
Child (4 - 14) $90
BREAKFAST & FULL DAY CRUISE
Adult $230
Child (4 - 14) $115
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Three Island Guided Tour - Full Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 205.00
Three Island Guided Tour - Full Day Cruise - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 90.00
Three Island Guided Tour - Breakfast or Full Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 230.00
Three Island Guided Tour - Breakfast or Full Day Cruise - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 115.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
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! 


Explore Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout - Full Day CruiseLOOKOUT - FULL DAY CRUISE 

See the absolute best of the best!

Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout, chill out on Whitehaven Beach and go exploring. What an amazing day out! This day cruise allows you to spend more time exploring the wonders of Whitehaven Beach that 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 and is the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly voted one of the best beaches in the world!

Itinerary

Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern, where you can swim, sunbathe and soak 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 days activities, including the trip to Hill Inlet and a snorkelling trip. These will vary depending on weather conditions.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise in our Whitehaven-based vessel, along the full length of Whitehaven, across Hill Inlet to a 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. However as this day cruise involves physical activity children under the age of 4 will not be accepted for their own safety.

If sea conditions permit, we will cross to nearby Esk Island, a delightfully scenic island that is rarely visited. If the tide is right, there is a small reef area to snorkel.

On return to the southern end of Whitehaven you may choose to enjoy some other walks, wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters.

Our cruise staff will have cool drinks available for purchase. Water, beach umbrellas and beach game items will be available at the southern end of the beach for you to use throughout the day. Bathroom facilities are located close by.

The cruise vessel

Being on the full day cruise, you will travel out to Whitehaven on the morning vessel and then return on the afternoon cruise vessel. A Cruise Whitsundays' guide remains with you throughout the day and can provide informative commentary on the area. 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

A picnic lunch in a chiller pack is included for you to enjoy at your leisure. It includes a tasty wrap, fruit, a cookie, yoghurt and a bottle of water. Afternoon tea is included on the cruise from back Whitehaven Beach.

DeparturesDaily

Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM 6:20 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 5:00 PM
Daydream Island 7:35 AM 5:40 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 2016
Adult $210
Child (4 - 14) $105

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

COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout Picnic lunch included - Adult AUD$ 210.00
Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet & Lookout Picnic lunch included - Child ( 4 - 14 years ) AUD$ 105.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
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! Pack your sunnies and a camera!

Itinerary

See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this fully guided 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 Daydream Island and/or Hamilton Island to collect other guests, enroute 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 onboard.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

  MORNING CRUISE AFTERNOON CRUISE
  DEPARTS RETURNS DEPARTS  RETURNS 
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM* 1:35 PM** 12:00 PM 6:20 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 1:00 PM 1:15 PM 5:00 PM
Daydream Island 7:35 AM 12:25 PM 12:30 PM 5:40 PM

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a 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

  For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $99 (morning cruise) / $105 (afternoon cruise)
Child (4 - 14) $50
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Morning cruise Adult AUD$ 99.00
Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Morning cruise Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 50.00
Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Afternoon cruise Adult AUD$ 105.00
Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach Half Day - Afternoon cruise Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 50.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
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 or Daydream Island 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. Be sure to visit the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. It provides the perfect place for you to get up close and personal with some unique Australian wildlife.

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

Lunch is at Hamilton Island where you'll enjoy either a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or a multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe. Both restaurants are family friendly and both overlook the marina. 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
Daydream Island n/a n/a 7:35 AM 5:40 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 2016
DAY CRUISE WITH MARINA TAVERN LUNCH
Adult $180
Child (4 - 14) $105
DAY CRUISE WITH MANTA RAY CAFE LUNCH*
Adult $205
Child (4 - 14) $108

*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 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) 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 with Marina Tavern Lunch - Adult AUD$ 180.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise with Marina Tavern Lunch - Child (4 - 14 years ) AUD$ 105.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise with Manta Ray Cafe Lunch - Adult AUD$ 2,015.00
Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island - Full Day Cruise with Manta Ray Cafe Lunch - Child (4 - 14 years ) AUD$ 108.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise 
From the beach to the pool

Beach time, pool time, island time, activity time. This cruise ticks all the boxes!Not only do you get to enjoy a scenic cruise and Whitehaven Beach; you also get to explore fun-filled Daydream Island.

About Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island

You simply must visit Whitehaven Beach! It's just one of those places in life you've got to see. The white sand framed by aqua water and deep green forest is gorgeous. As for Daydream, this tiny island offers a wonderful taste of island-resort activities and relaxation.

Itinerary

Bright and early in the morning, you'll board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach.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.

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

We'll then cruise on to Daydream Island in time for a relaxing lunch. Enjoy the afternoon here, it's a wonderful island for couples and families alike. You'll have time to wander the full length of the island taking in Daydream Village and the highlight, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon, filled with colourful coral and fish life, sharks and stingrays!

Try a round of golf at the amazing mini-golf course (extra cost). Stroll the flat easy coastal path or the rainforest walk, where you might just see wallabies and endless bird life, or do the circuit.

This is an awesome day out with a great mix of island time and cruising time.

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 tea is served on board the Whitehaven cruise and you have the choice of a delicious 2 course lunch at Mermaid's on Daydream Island ora selection of lunch options at Boathouse Bakery.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie* 7:00 AM 3:40* or 5:55 PM
Hamilton Island 8:20 AM 3:50 PM

*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start. **No coach pick up available for this time.COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost.RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort.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 2016
DAY CRUISE WITH BOATHOUSE LUNCH
Adult $165
Child (4 - 14) $88
DAY CRUISE WITH MERMAID'S LUNCH*
Adult $180
Child (4 - 14) $105
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Boathouse Lunch - Adult AUD$ 165.00
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Boathouse Lunch - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 88.00
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Mermaid's Lunch - Adult AUD$ 180.00
Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island - Full Day Cruise with Mermaid's Lunch - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 105.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise 
Relax & soak up the beauty of this famous beach

Spend the day cruising the Whitsunday Islands and enjoying a leisurely picnic lunch on Whitehaven Beach.

About Whitehaven

This dream-come-true beach has turquoise waters that lap along the shore of pure, bright white silica sand.Unlikeregularsand, the sand at Whitehaven reflects light and does not absorb heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot, even on a hot day. You'll also discover it is very good for polishing jewellery!

Itinerary

Start the day with a scenic cruise onboard our high speed and comfortable vessels through the more remote, beautiful and secluded bays of the Whitsunday Islands enroute to Whitehaven Beach. Sit back, relax and enjoy the commentary on the history of the Whitsundays.

Enjoy just the right amount of time on Whitehaven Beach to relax on the ever cool silica sand and soak in the azure blue waters. Find the perfect spot to enjoy your picnic lunch and take in the stunning scenery. Take a refreshing swim after lunch, before jumping back onboard and heading back to Hamilton Island.

For those guests departing from Airlie Beach or Daydream Island you will stop at Hamilton Island in the morning where you can enjoy a short time exploring. Visit the Marina Village, shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. You will then head back to Hamilton Island in the afternoon for almost 2 hours so hop on the courtesy resort buses and tick off the rest of the attractions you didn't get to do in the morning!

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

Our cruise staff will have sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beer, wines and mixers available for purchase onboard.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie 8:00 AM 5:50 PM
Hamilton Island 10:15 AM 3:10 PM
Daydream Island 9:00 AM 5:40 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

DAY CRUISE DEPARTING For travel from 1 April 2016
PORT OF AIRLIE
Adult $149
Child (4 - 14) $79
DAYDREAM ISLAND
Adult $130
Child (4 - 14) $70
HAMILTON ISLAND
Adult $119
Child (4 - 14) $60
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing PORT OF AIRLIE - Adult AUD$ 149.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing PORT OF AIRLIE - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 79.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing DAYDREAM ISLAND - Adult AUD$ 130.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing DAYDREAM ISLAND - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 70.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing HAMILTON ISLAND - Adult AUD$ 119.00
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands - Full Day Cruise departing HAMILTON ISLAND - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 60.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.50
Three Island Guided Tour - Breakfast or Full Day Cruise  
Want to see and do it all?

Visit iconic Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, colourful Daydream Island Resort and Spa and famous Hamilton Island. An amazing day cruising the Whitsundays!

About Whitehaven Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island

Every destination on this cruise is beautiful and exciting in it's own way. You've got Whitehaven with glistening white sand and aqua waters; tiny Daydream with it's incredible living reef lagoon and short bush walks and Hamilton Island which is buzzing with activities, restaurants and resort attractions.

Itinerary

Explore the Whitsundays on a full day guided tour. Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands National Park seeing the more remote bays, islands and beaches and step ashore at two of the region's best resorts as well as the magnificent Whitehaven Beach.

The day starts with a short cruise to Daydream Island Resort and Spa‚ a wonderful stop for couples and families alike. Here you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon - a miniature Great Barrier Reef. See the Shark and Stingray feeding at 10am. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool.

From Daydream Island it's a 30 minute cruise to Hamilton Island. Soak up the atmosphere with a wander along Hamilton Island's famous Front Street with its boutiques, galleries and cafes overlooking the luxury vessels at home in the Marina.

From Hamilton we cruise through the picturesque Solway Passage to Whitehaven Beach - a must-see in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over seven kilometres. It is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and repeatedly named Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach. Join in the beach cricket, or find your own secluded spot and laze the day away or cool off in the azure waters.

Your friendly Cruise Whitsundays guide provides an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area as you cruise from island to island for this wonderful day of island hopping.

The cruise vessel

A Cruise Whitsundays' guide remains with you throughout the day and can provide informative commentary on the area. 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

Enjoy a pub lunch at Marina Tavern. If you want to make a full day of it, book the 'BreakfastCruise',catching the early boat to Daydream where you'll enjoy their delicious buffet breakfast before joining up with the guide and group.

Departures

Daily Departure & Return Times

DEPARTS RETURNS
Port of Airlie - Full Day Cruise 8:20 AM 6:20 PM
Port of Airlie - Breakfast & Full Day Cruise 7:00 AM 6:20 PM

COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost.RETURN times are when the vessel departs the island to head back to the mainland.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
FULL DAY CRUISE
Adult $205
Child (4 - 14) $90
BREAKFAST & FULL DAY CRUISE
Adult $230
Child (4 - 14) $115
COACH TRANSFERS TO PORT OF AIRLIE For travel from 1 April 2016
Adult $10.30
Child (4 - 14) $5.15
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 andDebit Card)and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.

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Three Island Guided Tour - Full Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 205.00
Three Island Guided Tour - Full Day Cruise - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 90.00
Three Island Guided Tour - Breakfast or Full Day Cruise - Adult AUD$ 230.00
Three Island Guided Tour - Breakfast or Full Day Cruise - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 115.00
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Adult AUD$ 10.30
Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie - Child (4 - 14) AUD$ 5.15
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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