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Whitsundays Cruise - 2 Nights - Luxury Cruise

Tour Code: 1112

Departing: Airlie Beach

Whitsundays Cruise - 2 Nights
  • Fully licenced bar with interior and exterior service.
  • 2 night, 3 day cruise in the Whitsundays an all inclusive meals and non-alcoholic beverage Great Barrier Reef trip. Depart Friday return Sunday. 
  • Spacious four level vessel with only 30 well appointed cabins accommodating up to 60 guests. 
  • Expansive 138m2 roof deck with sun lounges offers 360 degree views.
  • Explore Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and other islands, take snorkel tours on various reefs and in water toys. 
  • Departs from Hamilton Isalnd and Airlie Beach
  • Whitsundays cruise to see and enjoy all the icons of the Great Barrier Reef over 2 nights and 3 days in pure comfort. 

Included In Price

  • 2 nights cruising through the Whitsundays - Depart Friday - Return Sunday
  • Twin share configuration with an option for either 1 x king or 2 x king single beds
  • Cabins include wardrobe, vanity table and power outlets
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Wildlife sighting opportunities throughout your cruise
  • Onboard TV, books & games
  • FREE WIFI - where coverage allows
  • Snorkelling gear, kayaks & floatation devices
  • Tender for onshore excursions
  • Easy access rear swim platform
  • Late afternoon departure from Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island

Whitsundays cruise - 2 night Great Barrier Reef Cruise. A brand new way to explore the Whitsundays. Spend a weekend exploring some of the most beautiful islands on the Great Barrier Reef.

What we like about this 2 Night Whitsundays Cruise:

  • This is the only full service luxury cruise in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Brand new luxury vessel
  • Small ship cruising - only 30 cabins
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • All inclusive of delicious catering
  • Oceanview cabins, private ensuite and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Includes tours and excursions of iconic locations such as Whitehaven Beach
  • Kayaks, snorkelling gear
  • Licenced bar

This a is Whitsundays cruise like no other on the Great Barrier Reef. Offering all the comforts and simple pleasures in life with a very attentive crew on a premium four level cruise boat. Its' cruising in minature so you can access islands and reefs that the big cruise ships simply cannot visit.

Relax and unwind with a weekend on the water departing Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island on a Whitsundays cruise boat.

Our relaxed cruise style allows you plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Whitsundays your own way – whether on the deck with a cocktail or in the water paddling around the Great Barrier Reef on a kayak.

Our 2 night Whitsundays cruise offers a unique opportunity to explore this amazing destination your way – kayak, hike and snorkel this iconic landscape or simply recline on our expansive roof deck with a cocktail in hand and watch the spectacular scenery from sunrise to starlight.

Our vessel provides accommodation with premium amenities and spacious configuration across four levels including roof deck, lounge and dining including bar and cocktail deck, and just 30 well-appointed ensuite cabins across two further levels.

There is ample space across this vessel for everyone to find a quiet spot to read a book and mingle over a drink at cocktail hour.

Whitsundays Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: (Friday)

Meet your crew aboard the Whitsunday Explorer at Coral Sea Marina - Airlie Beach at 3.00 - 3.30pm sharp and make yourself at home in your private ensuite cabin. Departs 4.30pm.

Hamilton Island guests board 3.00 - 3.30pm Departs 4.30pm

As we set off to Cid Harbour our anchorage for the evening, relax with a cocktail on deck and watch the sunset.

Then join the Captain and his crew for our special Welcome Dinner.

Your crew will also brief you on the itinerary for the next couple of days to suit the conditions.

DAY 2: (Saturday)

After breakfast you can choose to relax onboard, participate in water activities, or take the Whitsunday Peak Guided Walk, only accessible by boat, for spectacular panoramic views of the Whitsundays.

Once everyone is back onboard enjoy a buffet lunch before we head off to Whitehaven Beach and it's iconic stretch of white sand to swim and relax on the beach or Hill Inlet – an easy walk to take in vistas of the spectacular swirling sands.

Make sure you join us at 5pm for cocktail hour on the sun deck before dinner.

We anchor at Hayman Island overnight.

DAY 3: (Sunday)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast then either explore the underwater life with snorkeling in a safe and sheltered spot or just relax on the beach before your return to Coral Sea Marina to disembark at 11am.

Notes:

During our cruise it may be necessary to change the proposed itinerary due to adverse weather and sea conditions. Your crew will keep you fully informed along the way and will always ensure that your journey is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Our Cruise Boat - Whitsundays Cruise

Our vessel is a 45m premium small ship purpose-built for overnight cruising with a full suite of amenities to ensure ultimate comfort and relaxation throughout your time on board.

The size of our cruise vessel provides us with the agility to navigate islands, reefs and shallow bays that bigger ships cannot access.

Facilities:

  • Expansive 138m2 roof deck with sun loungers
  • Large airconditioned lounge/dining deck
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Fully licensed bar with interior/exterior service
  • Back sun deck adjacent to the bar, lounge area
  • Easy access rear swim platform
  • Tender for onshore excursions
  • Snorkelling gear and kayaks
  • FREE Wifi – where coverage allows
  • Onboard TV, books and games

Cabins:

  • The 30 cabins have individually controlled airconditioninhg
  • Private ensuite and include a large picture window with sea views.
  • Cabins also include a wardrobe and vanity table for storage, as well as power outlets.
  • Configuration is twin share with an option for either 1x king or 2x king single beds.
  • Rooms measure a spacious 14.5sqm 
  • 240v power outlets
  • Serviced daily

Optional Activities on your Whitsundays Cruise

Whitsundays Island Walks

Discover some of the best trails in the Whitsunday Islands National Park only accessible by boat including but not limited to Solway Circuit 1.2kms (approx. 40mins), Chance Bay 3.6kms (approx. 2.5-3hrs) and Hill Inlet 1.4kms (approx. 40 – 60mins).

Whitehaven Beach 

Famous for its endless stretch of silky white sand and crystal clear waters Whitehaven Beach is a must visit for any Whitsundays holiday. Relax on the beach, swim or enjoy classic beach games (equipment included) – again the choice is yours but make sure you feel the sand between your toes.

Water activities

Kayak/snorkel/swim from the rear platform for easy access to the warm Whitsunday water (stinger suits, snorkelling equipment and kayaks included).

Onboard activities

Cocktail hour, board games, stargazing.

Add on ***available in a near future***

Full Day Great Barrier Reef Dive or Snorkel Experience: don’t miss the Great Barrier Reef on your Whitsundays to do list – join our Full DayDive or Snorkel experience and transfer directly to/from the Whitsunday Explorer
to see this amazing underwater world for yourself, all based from our premium purpose-built dive and snorkel vessel.

Note: optional activities subject to change due to weather and sea conditions. Great Barrier Reef Experience is subject to availability and additional cost, please enquire at time of booking. Your crew will keep you fully informed along the way and will always ensure that your journey is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Cruise Menu Sample

--BREAKFAST--
Each morning a full hot & continental buffet breakfast will be available from 7 am.
The continental buffet breakfast will include eggs, bacon, house beans, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh fruit, yoghurt & granola cups, toast & spreads,
Chef selected special offerings will also be available and may include:
•Eggs Benedict with house smoked salmon, ham or spinach
•House made pancakes, ice cream, maple syrup & crispy maple bacon
•Cheesy chorizo & bean baked eggs
•Smashed Avocado on sourdough toast topped with roasted cherry tomatoes,whipped feta, dukkha & balsamic reduction
•Coconut & cinnamon French toast with raspberry compote and chocolate crumble

--LUNCH--
Enjoy a light lunch from our fresh buffet overlooking the stunning Whitsunday Islands.
Enjoy a selection of options from our sandwich bar including fresh salads, cured & house roasted cold meats, Queensland tiger prawns, cheeses, fresh wraps & bakery rolls, sauces & relishes.
More substantial lunch offerings will also be available and may include:
•Warm Singapore noodles with Cajun style chicken
•Roasted vegetable frittata, smokey tomato relish
•Slow roasted Italian lamb shoulder with cucumber, pea & mint salad and tzatziki
•Pulled beef corn tacos, crispy slaw, chipotle aioli
•Pesto and spinach fusilli pasta salad with Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes
•Tofu & vegetable salad with chilli and lime dressing
•Oven roasted tandoori chicken pieces with pickled cucumber & garlic yoghurtdressing
•Lime and cracked pepper grilled king prawns with risoni, sweet corn & asparagus

--DINNER--Relax and unwind with us for dinner in the saloon from 6 pm.
Our onboard chef will prepare a variety of delicious dishes for you to enjoy, showcasing their skills with a special cooking demonstration for an interactive dining experience.
As well as a large selection of sides, salads and trimmings you could be treated to:
STARTERS
•Mini blue swimmer crab sliders with lime aioli, slaw & fried shallots
•Charcuterie board, house selection of cured meats, pickled vegetables &crackers
•Cold roasted balsamic mushrooms & tomato bruschetta
•Caprese skewers with prosciutto, heirloom tomatoes, bocconcini & basil
•Fresh seafood chowder with crusty ciabatta
•Chipotle baked chicken wings with harissa mayo
•Smokey BBQ pork rib fingers
MAINS
•House roasted rib fillet, served medium with garlic and rosemary chat potatoes,honey glazed baby carrots and rich red wine gravy
•Moroccan chicken tagine with charred peppers and olives, sautéed Pak choy andturmeric rice pilaff
•Pulled BBQ jackfruit corn tacos with fresh pineapple salsa & vegan aioli
•Whole side of lemon and caper baked barramundi with kumara puree, charredbroccolini and dill crème fraîche
•Sumac spiced butternut risotto with fried sage, toasted pine nuts and freshparmesan
•Vegan sweet potato and peanut curry with sticky coconut rice and fried shallots
•Tomato and basil braised beef cheek with creamy herbed polenta and parmesanbaked asparagus
•Sweet soy and sesame crusted salmon fillet with crisp potato pavé, cauliflower andfennel cream
DESSERT
•White chocolate bavarois with passionfruit coulis, toasted coconut and ginger nutcrumble
•House baked apple crumble with cinnamon crème anglaise
•Dark chocolate and orange mousse cups topped with crème fraîche and roastedwhite chocolate dust
•Individual baileys tiramisu with dark chocolate fudge sauce
•Chocolate raspberry fondants with salted caramel and peanut butter ice cream
•Passionfruit cheesecake with crème Chantilly

Note: we can accommodate most dietary requirements. Please ensure you discuss this with us at time of booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

Weather appropriate clothing, footwear for moderate walking, swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, light jacket, cash or card for any additional purchases, small backpack and water bottle for onshore excursions. 

What time can I check in?

Check in commences at 3pm at Coral Sea Marina Lookout Lounge. As our guest you will have complimentary access to the Coral Sea Marina Lookout Lounge prior to boarding.  Final arrival time is 4pm to ensure we depart on time at 4:30pm sharp.   

What type of menu is available? 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be a buffet style menu based on local seasonal produce. Morning and afternoon teas will include a selection of muffins, cheese, biscuits, and fruit. Tea & Coffee will be available throughout service times. Please see our sample menu. 

Do you cater for specific dietary requirements or food allergies?

Please ensure you advise any special dietary requirements and/or medical conditions at the time of booking. We can cater to most requirements. 

Can I take my own alcohol?

Alcohol is available for purchase from our fully licensed bar on board, with a selection of local beer and wine on offer. BYO Alcohol is not permitted. 

Are snacks available outside mealtimes?

A small selection of snacks are available for purchase outside of meal times. 

Where will the boat anchor for the evenings?

A sample itinerary has been provided as a guide, however the final cruise itinerary will be dependent on the sea and weather conditions. There will be a briefing each evening to outline the planned activity for the following day. 

What on board entertainment, water activities and shore excursions are available?

Island walks, wildlife encounters, kayaking, tender excursions, beach games, swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, cocktail hour, board games, TV. Stinger suits will be supplied for water activities when required.  Is there Wi-Fi available on board? Yes, Wi-Fi is complimentary on board for all guests (where service is accessible)   

Are children permitted?

Children must be 5 years or over for the Explore Expedition Cruises. Standard per person rates apply to children 5 years and over. 

Is there a baggage limit?

Baggage is limited to one large suitcase and one travel bag per person. 

How often is the cabin serviced?

Cabins receive a light service daily. 

What bathroom amenities are included in the room?

Soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are supplied in all cabins. 

What is the bedding configuration and what size beds are in the rooms?

Double cabins have a super king sized bed and twin share cabins have two standard single beds. 

Is there a dress code for dinner?

Casual or Smart Casual is appropriate for all evenings. 

Are there TV’s in the cabins?

No. A TV is located in the main lounge. 

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is only permitted in the specifically designated outdoor smoking area. 

Does the boat have accessible cabins & facilities?

Mobility access to this vessel is limited and there are multiple stairways to get between decks. Please contact us for more details if you have limited mobility. 

Are medical services available on board?

Multiple crew are first-aid trained, please advise any medical conditions at time of booking and before boarding the vessel. 

What if there are travel restrictions due to Covid-19?

If the cruise is unable to operate as scheduled, or customers aren’t able to travel, due to Covid-19 restrictions within Australia, a full refund will be provided. 

Are there any items that are prohibited?

Dangerous goods must be declared before travel on all Explore Group products and services. This includes but not limited to Gas Bottles, Dive Tanks, Fuel including Kerosene, Diesel and Petrol. Methylated Spirits and other flammable liquids or substances. We are limited in the quantity that we can carry, please call our team for more details. 

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

Check in 3.00pm - Departs Friday 4:00pm - Returns Sunday 11am

Departure Instructions
  • Departs from Coral Sea Marina
  • Departs from Hamilton Island Marina
Destinations
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitehaven Beach
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Friday

Duration

2 Nights

Available for Purchase / Hire

Alcohol

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions
  • Guests must be able to understand the English Language and be able to take instructions from the boat crew
  • Guests must be competent swimmers if entering water
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Weather appropriate clothing, footwear for moderate walking, swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, light jacket, cash or card for any additional purchases, small backpack and water bottle for onshore excursions.
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel

Children must be 5 years or over for the Explore Expedition Cruises. Standard per person rates apply to children 5 years and over.

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.

Tour Operator's T&Cs

PAYMENT

Full payment must be made at the time of booking.

PRICING

Prices are subject to change without notice.
All prices stated are in Australian Dollars and include 10% Goods and Services Tax.
Adult fares apply to all passengers. Child discounts are not applicable. All children must be 5 years old and over and accompanied by a paying adult.

REFUNDS / CANCELLATIONS

Bookings are fully refundable if cancelled 14 days or more before departure.
Bookings are non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days of departure or in the event of a no show.
If the operator cancels the departure and an alternative date cannot be arranged, bookings will be fully refunded.
If customers are not able to travel, or the cruise is unable to operate as scheduled, due to Covid-19 restrictions, a full refund will be provided.
Explore Group reserves the right to alter proposed routes or cancel any departure in the interest of passenger safety and/or comfort.
All departures are subject to minimum numbers, sea and weather conditions and Explore Group reserves the right to cancel departures in the event that requirements are not met.

ONBOARD

Passengers must always follow instructions of the crew members of the vessel
Passengers must take all reasonable precautions for their own safely and the safety of any person/s in their care.
We observe Host Responsibility on all our vessels and locations and reserve the right to refuse any passenger who appears intoxicated. BYO Alcohol is not permitted on board.
Guests participating in water activities from the swim platform should be confident swimming in the open water. Water activities will be available under the supervision of crew only and not available during twilight hours and at night, or after consuming alcohol. Stinger suits will be supplied for water activities when required

DISCLAIMER

Some activities are not recommended for people who are pregnant or have certain medical conditions, please consult with Explore Group prior to departure.
To the extent permitted by law, Explore Group hold no liability for damage to you or your property.
To the extent permitted by law, Explore Group hold no liability for disruption to your travel plans. We recommend our guests hold a comprehensive travel insurance policy in case of any unexpected changes in their travel plans that may incur a cancellation fee.

Whitsundays Cruise - 2 Nights - Luxury Cruise

Tour Code: 1112

Departing: Airlie Beach

Whitsundays Cruise - 2 Nights

From

au$999.00

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

Child: au$999.00
Family: au$3,996.00

Tour Code: 1112

From

au$999.00

15 yrs & over

5 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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