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  2. Queensland
  3. Airlie Beach
  4. Hamilton Island

Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Day Trip + Restaurant Lunch

Product ID: 171528
Choose your own adventure with this full-day trip! Cruise to Hamilton Island and explore at your own pace: relax at the pools or Catseye Beach or get lost in nature. Feast on a pub or Mediterranean-style lunch.
About this activity
Duration: 10.1 hours
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Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a 50% refund

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  • Cruise through the Whitsundays to Hamilton Island on a luxury vessel
  • Experience the freedom of exploring Hamilton Island at your own pace, creating your own itinerary
  • Visit various shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants on Hamilton Island
  • Enjoy a delicious restaurant lunch: pub or Mediterranean-style with views over the marina
  • Choose from a variety of fun and exciting island activities including hiking, water sports, and wildlife parks
Full description
There is so much to see and do on Hamilton Island – this day cruise allows you to create the perfect day excursion tailored to your interests. If you enjoy having the freedom to explore at your own pace, this is the perfect choice for you!
Your day starts with a cruise through the splended Whitsunday Islands towards Hamilton Island. Once you get there, you can start your day by strolling the Marina Village main street, visiting its boutiques and galleries. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, 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 and offer a relaxed, family-friendly setting.
Spend the rest of the day exploring as you please, choosing from the huge variety of fun activities available: relax and lounge by the various resort pools, encounter wildlife on the three self-led walking paths, stroll across the stunning Catseye Beach, enjoy a swim in the ocean, or jump on board one of the free courtesy buses and enjoy a scenic trip around the island. Additionally, and at your own cost, visit Wild Life park and get up close with many of Australia’s iconic animals such as kangaroos, snakes, lizards, and even a crocodile. Or, go bowling, mini-golfing, go-karting, or enjoy various water sports! After a full day of adventure, enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Airlie Beach on your luxury vessel.
  • Restaurant lunch at either the Marina Tavern or the Manta Ray Café
  • Return-trip cruise to Hamilton Island from Airlie Beach
What’s Not Included
  • Wild Life Park entry fee
  • Bowling, mini-golfing, go-karting fee
  • Water sports fees
  • Infant meals

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Port of Airlie, 13 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie QLD 4802

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note: meals are not included for infants.
• Please bring: comfortable walking shoes, swimwear and towel, protective clothing, hat and sunscreen lotion, light jacket/sweater for windy or cool day, your camera and a sense of fun!
• Departs daily at 8:00 AM and returns 6:10 PM.
• Water sports available at your own expense: snorkelling, diving, JetSkiing, sea kayaking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Unfortunately despite booking well in advance our booking was not located with Cruise Whitsundays. They didn't seem too overly concerned and did the booking there and then. Also when though we had made enquiries prior to booking regarding infants there was no where on our booking to place a booking for an infant so didn't . Upon arriving cat cruise Whitsundays who the cruise is with they said it was crucial for all passengers to be booked. Whilst this mud-communication seems to be a common issue (see other reviews) it did not affect our trip. We were disappointed to not be able to see the islands during our trip to Hamilton (cruise Whitsundays employers taking up window seating) so we were seated in a row at the front of lower deck Hamilton island is beautiful and relaxing. We did mini golf and hired a buggy for 2 hours (two as there were six of us). On our return boat trip we could not find any Seats and a young lady employee git her colleagues to move so we could all sit together.

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September 21, 2019

Everything great

Everything went great. However, you should be on site at the Check Inn early. The time on Hamilton Island passed very quickly. The small "golf cars" are highly recommended to discover the island. The rental for this, however, is not found at the port, but has to be a short walk (uphill, downhill, straight ahead and then left)

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August 13, 2019

Great activity if you wish to have assistance in changing the booking without dramas. Average price similar to the one you would pay buying your own ferry tickets and lunch. Pools and shuttle buses are free anyway for all visitors of Hamilton Island.

January 1, 2020

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Cruise Whitsundays

Product ID: 171528