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Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island Day Tour From $205pp

Escape to paradise with a captivating day trip to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island, where every moment promises to be a cherished memory.

Embark on a scenic journey through the mesmerising Whitsunday Islands, a haven of pristine beauty and tranquillity. As you glide across turquoise waters, soak in the awe-inspiring vistas of secluded coves, lush greenery, and coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Arriving at Whitehaven Beach, you’ll step onto the soft, powdery sands of this world-renowned destination. Spend up to two hours amidst the unparalleled beauty of Whitehaven, where the sand glistens like diamonds and the azure sea beckons you to dive in. Next, set sail for Hamilton Island, a sophisticated oasis of luxury and leisure. Immerse yourself in the island’s vibrant atmosphere as you explore its array of attractions, from iconic beaches to bustling marinas. Hop aboard the island’s convenient shuttle buses to traverse its scenic landscapes, stopping to admire breathtaking vistas, soak up the sun on Catseye Beach, or indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the waterfront shops and galleries.

With morning/afternoon tea served onboard, protective stinger suits provided for your comfort, a delicious lunch at Marina Tavern and full access to Hamilton Island’s amenities, this day trip is tailored to exceed your expectations and leave you with cherished memories of paradise found.

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Tour Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island Itinerary

Departing from Port of Airlie, embark on a scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands, with brief pick-up stops at Daydream Island and Hamilton Island to collect guests. Spend up to two hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, where you can enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach, and exploring the stunning shoreline. Indulge in generous morning/afternoon tea onboard before continuing your journey to Hamilton Island. Upon arrival, take advantage of the hop-on/hop-off shuttle buses to discover the island’s highlights, including Catseye Beach, scenic lookouts, and waterfront shops. Cool off in the main pool with its swim-up bar or relax on the beach before savouring a delicious lunch at the Marina Tavern. Head back to Airlie Beach with another scenic cruise through the islands.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays
  • Up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Generous morning or afternoon tea
  • Protective stinger suits
  • Solway Circuit walk
  • Transport to Hamilton Island
  • Lunch voucher for the Marina Tavern
  • Full use of Hamilton Island’s shuttle bus, pool and beach areas


  • Bus transfer to Port of Airlie

What to bring

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

Pick Ups & Departures

Port of Airlie, Port Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to visit the Whitsundays?

In the Whitsunday Islands you’ll find tropical climate of hot summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days. Water temperatures remain a welcoming 25 degrees celsius most of the year round. The tropical wet season occurs during January to March when days can be steamy, and the summer heat is often broken by tropical showers.

Is there shade coverage at Whitehaven Beach?

National Parks have recently installed two large covered areas to provide shade for visitors to Whitehaven Beach, as there is limited natural shade available. Your tour provider have set up two large marquees so that you have access to additional cover.

How can I travel eco-friendly?

Home to an explosion of colourful marine life, the Whitsundays’ natural environment is truly special. Offshore you’ll find six of the world’s seven species of turtle, along with delicate coral reefs and migrating humpback whales, who frequent the area from June to October. Thirty-two of the islands are protected as the Whitsunday Islands National Park – including Whitsunday, Hook, Hamilton and Hayman – but it remains our responsibility to reduce human impact as much as possible.
Leave shells and plants where you find them: the only thing you should take with you is your rubbish.
Don’t rush to flush and take short showers: fresh water is precious on the islands.
Never touch or stand on coral, even if you are wearing flippers.
Never touch marine life (fish, turtles etc) – human bacteria can make them sick.

What makes Whitehaven Beach so special?

Whitehaven Beach is renowned for its striking beauty, characterised by its brilliant white silica sand that stretches for over 7 kilometres along Whitsunday Island. This sand is exceptionally pure, giving it a bright white colour and a soft, powdery texture. Coupled with the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, the beach offers a stunning contrast that’s truly mesmerising. Additionally, the swirling patterns created by the shifting tides at nearby Hill Inlet further enhance the beach’s allure, making it a natural wonder and a must-visit destination for travellers seeking pristine natural beauty.

Is Whitehaven Beach good for swimming?

Yes, Whitehaven Beach is excellent for swimming. The waters surrounding the beach are generally calm and shallow, making them ideal for swimming, wading, and paddling. The gentle slope of the shoreline also contributes to a gradual entry into the water, suitable for swimmers of all skill levels. However, visitors should be mindful of any safety precautions advised by tour operators, particularly during stinger season when jellyfish may be present, and wear the stinger suit provided when in the water.

Are there facilities on Whitehaven Beach?

Facilities on Whitehaven Beach are limited due to its protected status as part of the Whitsunday Islands National Park. While there are no permanent buildings or amenities such as restrooms or food outlets on the beach itself, your tour operators will provide shaded areas, and be sure to use the toilets on the transfer ferry before disembarking. Visitors should be prepared to bring their own supplies, including food, water, sunscreen, and any other necessities, and to follow the principles of “leave no trace” to help preserve the pristine environment of the beach.

What activities can I do on Hamilton Island?

Hamilton Island offers a wide range of activities. You can join in on water activities such as snorkelling, diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, jet skiing, and sailing. The Hamilton Island Golf Club is renowned for its breathtaking views and challenging course. There is a wildlife park on the island where you can interact with native Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and more. The island is also known for its scenic walking trails that lead to stunning lookout points and secluded beaches. There are also plenty of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, bars, and spas where you can indulge for the day.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Cruise Whitsundays Terms & Conditions

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 2 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 2 Days and 3 Days incur a 50.00% fee.
Between 3 Days and 7 Days incur a 25.00% fee.

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