Whitehaven Beach Half Day Tour - Whitsundays

Tour Code: 498

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Hamilton Island

Family Deal Save $29
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach, voted Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach and one of the top five beaches on the entire planet!
  • This half-day Whitehaven Beach tour is perfect for people are stuck for time or love a morning sleep in 
  • Choose from a half day morning tour 7.00am to 2.15pm or a half day afternoon tour 12.00 midday to 6.10pm to see Whitehaven Beach on the only half day cruise from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island.  

Included In Price

  • National Park entry fees
  • Morning tea or afternoon tea
  • Up to 2 hours on the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Protective lycra sun suits
  • Access to the Southern Whitehaven Beach Lookout
  • Beach activities including paddle-boards, subject to availability

Whitehaven Beach half day Whitsunday Islands tour. Cruise the Whitsunday passage to the dazzling white shores of Whitehaven Beach on the our half day tour.

Take a half day morning or half day afternoon Great Barrier Reef tour to Whitehaven Beach from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. 

You’ll embark on a sensational cruise through the Whitsunday Passage, past Passage Peak and Pentecost Island.

The Solway Passage is the path to the famed shores of Whitehaven Beach.

The islands of the Whitsunday Passage are famed for their breathtaking beauty, and hold among them some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Perhaps none more stunning than your destination the southern section of Whitehaven Beach.

Listed in the top 5 beaches on the entire planet, you won’t believe your eyes as you sail toward the pure white silica sands and surrounding aqua waters. Did you know the sand does not get hot here because of these tiny silica balls of sand?

With expansive seating inside and out your vessel, you’ll munch on a delicious morning tea of muffins, or scones with jam and cream or fresh fruit, as the skipper shares an informative presentation about the natural history of this wonderful Great Barrier Reef region.

Guests leaving from Airlie Beach will get a view of Daydream and Hamilton island as new guests are collected along the way for this Great Barrier Reef tour.

And once you arrive at Whitehaven Beach, there are so many things to do, you can disembark to explore the southern end of the beach and swim or relax as you choose, or for the more active take the short hike along the Solway Circuit for some show stopping views over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.  

It's here where you will enjoy 2 hours on your half day tour to enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters, explore the beach surroundings, build sandcastles or just gaze out over the Great Barrier Reef from your towel and enjoy your time in paradise.

View the all Whitehaven Beach tours and read about the best ways to see Whitehaven Beach and see all the things to do on the Great Barrier Reef.

Half Day Tour - Airlie Beach To Whitehaven Beach

Your half day Great Barrier Reef tour to Whitehaven Beach tour begins from Airlie Beach; an exquisitely picturesque village perched on a glorious coastline.

The morning tour departs at 7.00am and returns at 2.15pm and the afternoon tour departs at 12.00pm and returns at 6.10pm

The town of Airlie Beach is not just the gateway to the famed Whitsunday Islands, but is also an icon it itself.


Half Day Tour - Hamilton Island to Whitehaven Beach

There are two half day Great Barrier Reef tours to visit the southern section of Whitehaven Beach for guests on Hamilton Island.

The morning pick up is at 8.05am with a return time of 12.30pm and the afternoon tour collecting passengers at 01.00pm and returning them back to Hamilton Island at 5.10pm  

Cruise to Whitehaven Beach

Once on board your vessel, you’ll depart Airlie Beach and enjoy a fresh morning or afternoon tea on board.

Expansive and spacious, you could choose to sit in air-conditioned comfort in the boat’s saloon, or watch the stunning Great Barrier Reef scenery go by from the deck.

Enjoy a regional presentation from your skipper on the natural history of the area, while you sip a complementary coffee of tea or purchase an icy beverage from the bar and relax in the Whitsunday sunshine; you’ll soon be arriving at Whitehaven Beach heaven!

The Famous Whitsunday Passage

Only 8 of these isles are actually inhabited, and if your Great Barrier Reef tour begins at Airlie beach, you’ll have the chance to see the shores of Daydream Island up close, and view the magnificence of Passage Peak as you collect  guests from Hamilton Island.

Your half day Great Barrier Reef cruise will continue bypassing the stunning postcard view of Pentecost Island, rising from a sapphire ocean like a sleeping giant.

Pentecost Island was also the first of the Whitsunday Islands to individually be given a name by Captain Cook!

Magical Pure White Sand Beach at Whitehaven

Whitehaven is said to be unequalled in sheer beauty, and is listed in the top five beaches on the planet.

You’ll soon understand why this stunning beach earned its title when you laze on silky-fine sand, swim in the crystal clear shallows, or wade out to its clear depths.

You can likewise explore the southern coastline of this uninhabited island for the next two hours or just swim and relax on the beach

The southern end of Whitehaven Beach is protected from the winds and offers picnic facilities and bathrooom facilities.

And in another of nature’s little tricks, rub a little of the silica sand on your jewellery and it will gleam like never before just be very careful to not scratch too hard !

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Morning cruise departs Port of Airlie at 7:00 am and Return to Port of Airlie at 2.15pm
  • Morning cruise Departs Hamilton Island at 8.05am and Returns at 12.30pm
  • Afternoon cruise departs Port of Airlie at 12:00 pm and Returns at 6.10pm
  • Afternoon Cruise Departs Hamilton Island at 01.00pm and Returns at 5.00pm
Departure Instructions

If making own way to Point of Airlie marina, please check in half an hour before tour time. Coach transfers specific pick up time will be advised by tour operator.

Pickup Locations
  • Airlie Beach
  • Daydream Island
  • Hamilton Island
  • Airlie Beach
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Whitsunday Passage
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Operates Christmas and New Years Day


Half day tour to Whitehaven Beach

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks available for purchase
  • Licensed vessel with beer and wine
  • Optional Extras: All-inclusive beverage packages and shade cabana hire
Fitness Level Required


Additional Information

Due to the number of stairs through pontoon and vessel, this tour is not recommended for disabled passengers.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimmers
  • Beach towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Camera
  • Jacket for the cooler months
  • Credit card or cash

  • Child fare from ages 4-14 is available for both cruise and transfers.
  • Children under 4 travel free.

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Guest Amendments
1. Free of charge more than 48 hours prior to departure
2. Within 48 hours prior to departure, fare difference and third party amendment fees will be incurred
Guest Cancellation
1. Fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to departure
2. 100% cancellation fees apply within 48 hours of departure

Whitehaven Beach Half Day Tour - Whitsundays

Tour Code: 498

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Hamilton Island

Family Deal Save $29



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$59.00
Family: au$379.00

Tour Code: 498



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

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+61 427 074 745
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