Airlie Beach: Half Day Cruise Direct to Whitehaven Beach

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Relax on a half-day afternoon scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Whitehaven Beach direct from Airlie Beach. Explore Whitehaven Beach and relax surrounded by the turquoise sea.

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  • Soak up the sunshine on the white-sandy shores of the famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Cruise through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands and enjoy live commentary
  • Embark on a relaxing sightseeing cruise in a comfortable and modern catamaran
  • Take in the panoramic views from the 360° open-top deck
  • Spend more time on the #1 beach in the world than what it takes to get there


Embark on a half-day scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Whitehaven Beach, direct from Airlie Beach. Relax inside the air-conditioned catamaran or soak up the sunshine on the 360° top deck.  Arrive at Shute Harbour and board your comfortable catamaran. Choose to relax inside the air-conditioned interior or soak up the panoramic views from the open-top deck. Enjoy a cold drink or a complementary tea/coffee on board as you cruise around the stunning Whitsunday Islands. As you take in the sights, the crew will provide insightful commentary about the history and geography of the islands. Purchase extra drinks at the bar on board, and feel free to pick up a stinger suit for the water. It only takes approximately 1 hour until we arrive at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach and disembark. Explore the beach, relax on the white-sand shores, or bathe in the turquoise sea. After a relaxing few hours, when all the guests are onboard, the catamaran will begin her journey back to the mainland. Schedule example - Subject to change due to weather and tides on the day 12.30pm - Vessel departs Shute Harbour 1.30pm - Vessel arrives southern end of Whitehaven Beach Between 1.30pm - 4.30pm - All guests have full access to move between the vessel and the beach via the tender. 4.30pm - Vessel departs Southern End of Whitehaven Beach Afternoon tea is served 5.30pm - Vessel arrives Shute Harbour


Bus transfers to and from Shute Harbour from selected addresses Cruise transfer to Whitehaven Beach Cruise in air-conditioned boat Live commentary Use of stinger suit for the afternoon 360° top deck views Afternoon Tea

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine Please ensure you have lunch prior to the cruise or you can bring a picnic with you

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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