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From Airlie Beach: Whitsunday & Whitehaven 6-Hour Cruise

Product ID: 132276
Choose a morning or afternoon departure for this 6-hour Whitsunday Islands cruise. Glide through some of the Whitsundays remote areas, beautiful bays and peaceful islands. Spend 1.5 to 2 hours at the dazzling southern end of Whitehaven Beach.
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Duration: 6 hours
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  • Swim in crystal clear blue waters
  • Visit Whitehaven beach- rated the most incredible beach in Australia
  • Cruise to remote areas of the Whitsundays across azure waters
  • Choose either a morning or afternoon departure
Full description
Cruise to Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful, on this 6-hour cruise. Depart early in the morning on a high-speed vessel for a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and be the first on the beach. Alternatively, depart later in the day and enjoy a sunset cruise home. Morning or afternoon tea will be served depending on option selected.

Board the 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 you to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. 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. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters. You'll spend 1.5 to 2 hours at the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach and then make the beautiful journey back to Airlie Beach.
  • 6-hour cruise
  • Morning or afternoon tea
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks

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Meeting point

Cruise Whitsundays, Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

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Important information
Know before you go
• Be sure to bring swimwear, a towel, protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen lotion, a light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days, a camera and money or a credit card for optional purchases
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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This was one of the best things we did in all the weeks we spent here. The boat trip, the time spent on Whitehaven beach, swimming in the bluest seawater I have ever seen with shoals of fish surrounding us was an extraordinary experience as was our walk on the white sands on shore and our picnic under the trees. I wish I could have stayed longer. I will definitely be doing this again at some point in the future

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February 21, 2020

A little more information in advance of the end of the day would have been great. The boat change was not known and the announcements could not be understood. A lookout run is recommended on site. You should get food in advance and bring it with you. There are only toilets on the beach, nothing else. Strong air conditioning in the ship

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January 6, 2020

absolutely comfortably and just perfect length of time. we took the 7:15am ferry and we got o Whitehaven Beach at 9:45 and allowed us 11:45a return back at Port by 1:45p. Fab crew and always s good thing to have couple of beers after a stint on the beach. thanks guys!

December 21, 2019

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Cruise Whitsundays

Product ID: 132276