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Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour

Activity provider:SeaLink Queensland
Water activity

Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour

Activity provider:SeaLink Queensland
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From US$ 147.13 per person

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Enjoy a full-day scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands by catamaran. Make stops at the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet while cruising in air-conditioned comfort.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Bus pickup times: 8:00 AM: Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort bus stop 8:05 AM: Stewart Drive Bus Stop (Shute Harbour Road at Pandanus Drive) 8:06 AM: Beach Road Bus Stop (Beach Court Holiday Villas) 8:08 AM: Whitsunday Shopping Centre Bus Stop (Island Drive at Whitsunday Shopping Centre) 8:11 AM: Mantra Club Croc Resort 8:11 AM: Police Station Bus Stop on Shute Harbour Road (Shute Harbour Road at Altmann Avenue) 8:14 AM: Coral Sea Resort 8:16 AM: Airlie Central Bus stop 8:18 AM: Coconut Grove Bus Stop 8:20 AM: Bus stop opposite Boathaven Spa Resort on Shute Harbour Road 8:22 AM: Jubilee Tavern Bus Stop (at Loop Road) 8:23 AM: Ferntree Road Bus Stop (QLD parks office) 8:25 AM: Big 4 Eco Resort Bus Stop (Shute Harbour Road at Flametree)
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise the Whitsunday Islands in air-conditioned comfort
  • Enjoy Hill Inlet Lookout which is one of the jewels of the Australian landscape
  • Relax, swim, laze or bask on the famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Listen to onboard commentary throughout the tour of history and culture
  • Take in panoramic views of the Islands on the 360° boats observation deck
Full description

Enjoy a scenic cruise through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands stopping off at the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Cruise in air-conditioned comfort on a catamaran complete with modern facilities including a rooftop deck and capped numbers to ensure maximum guest comfort to roam around the boat enjoying the stunning views so you have a brilliant experience.

Departing from Shute Harbour at 9:00 AM, the cruise takes you through the Molle group of islands before crossing the Whitsunday passage into Cid harbor, where you will learn its historic role in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The cruise then travels past Nara Inlet and through Hook Passage before anchoring at Tongue Point to visit Hill Inlet, known for its bushwalks and stunning views.

Leaving Tongue Point, you will cruise across Whitehaven Bay to visit the famous Whitehaven Beach. Any tour of the Whitsundays wouldn't be complete without taking a dip in the beautiful clear waters or just relaxing on the powder-white silica sand on Whitehaven Beach. With up to 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach, basking in the water, or walking up to the lookout.

This tour runs daily (excluding Christmas Day) and includes a complimentary bus pick-up and drop-off service from multiple transfer points. Enjoy morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea with the convenience of an onboard bar to purchase beverages throughout the duration of the tour. 

  • Gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon teas served on board in air-conditioned comfort
  • Fully guided tours of the Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach lookouts
  • Bus transfers to and from Shute Harbour
  • Friendly staff and informative commentary
  • The catamaran will circumnavigate Whitsunday Island on the Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail, taking you past the stunning South Molle Island and Hook Island
  • Cruise through Whitehaven Bay stopping at Whitehaven Beach
  • Rooftop observation deck providing 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Full bar service throughout the duration of the tour
  • Alcoholic drinks (Available for purchase onboard)
  • Soft drinks (available for purchase onboard)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 117 reviews

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Activity - walk up to viewpoint was not a pleasure as our guide left at great speed, those of us at the back of the pack left behind having to try to work out which way to go. Not surprisingly when we got back to the beach we were short of 3 people and the whole group back on the main boat had to wait whilst the guides searched for them. This would not have happened if Kimba had done her job properly and looked after all of her group.

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May 22, 2023

A fabulous day tour to Whitehaven beach. The crew were happy and helpful with a lovely lunch and snacks throughout the day. Loved the lookout at our first stop but a few too many steps for my husband who’s 80 he did love the views but said he’d not want to climb them again. All up a fantastic trip Thankyou

March 27, 2023

This was a very enjoyable, professional experience. In addition to a friendly crew, they served breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea which were refreshing breaks between activities. Our only disappointment was that there was no snorkeling but I guess that was another tour:)

March 18, 2023

Product ID: 410838