Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Day Tour
Experience the beauty that is Whitehaven Beach – ranked at #2 of the World’s Top 50 Beaches and one of the largest inhabited islands of the Whitsunday Island Group – Hamilton Island.
This full-day cruise departs Airlie Beach in the morning and then heads to the stunning Hamilton Island, which is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands.
Once there, you can jump on the Hamilton Island shuttle bus and tour around the island. The shuttles circuit the island all day, stopping at key attractions, scenic points and restaurants.
There is a wide range of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar or you can relax by the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach.
A highlight of Hamilton island is the island Wildlife Park which is home to some of Australia’s most unique wildlife. The park allows you to get an up-close look at the wildlife for a personalised experience.
While on Hamilton Island, you can wander the famous Front Street Marina Village waterfront. Take in the breathtaking sights, visit the galleries, shop and then, finally, lunch at the Marina Tavern.
The second half of your day will start when you board the vessel to cruise to the unbelievably stunning Whitehaven beach.
The cruise vessel has extensive seating areas both inside and out. Your knowledgeable skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and facts of the natural world wonders area.
Once at Whitehaven Beach, you can relax on the pristine white silica sand stretching over 7 km along the island. The tempting crystal-clear azure water provides the perfect backdrop for your afternoon.
Enjoy Mother Nature’s most incredible creation. Breathe in the clear sea air and sip a wine or beer while you marvel at the wonder of the Whitsundays.
Visit two of Australia’s best-loved destinations – Hamilton Island in the AM and Whitehaven beach in the PM, with Popeyes fish & chips lunch
8.00 am: Depart from the Port of Airlie
Spend the morning on Hamilton island
Lunch at Popeyes
Then spend up to two hours at Whitehaven Beach
6.25 pm: Return to the Port of Airlie
- Hamilton island shuttle bus
- Full use of pool & beach area
- 1 1/2 to 2 hours on the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
- Afternoon tea
- Lunch at The Marine Tavern
- Stinger Suits
What to bring
- Swimwear and beach towel
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and protective clothing
- Light jacket/sweater for a cool or windy day
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Credit card for optional activities – Please note that Hamilton Island is currently accepting cashless payments only
*There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab breakfast before your early morning start. 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 a notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. The 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. All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests.
Some tours will require a change in a vessel for connection to the Whitehaven Beach vessel.
* The Hamilton Island Shuttle Service and Routes can vary in alignment with demand on the island. For more information, please visit Hamilton Islands website.