Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Australia

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The only way to experience one of the world's best beaches and the Whitsundays largest resort island is in style and comfort aboard a large, high-speed and air-conditioned cruising catamaran. You have the option to choose between a fully guided or self-guided tour.
A visit to cosmopolitan Hamilton Island is a definite Whitsundays must-do! Hamilton Island is the largest island resort in the South Pacific and boasts an exciting mix of things to see and do. Seven pools, boutiques, galleries, bars, a number of restaurants, over 40 optional activities, walking trails and a koala and wildlife gallery are just a few of its features. Picturesque Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions - five miles (seven kilometers) of glistening white sand complemented by crystal clear waters. Renowned as one of the top ten beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the region and is fully protected and uninhabited due to its National and Marine Park status. Its shallows are graced by various species of turtles, and these ancient creatures are often sighted during daily visits.Choose one of two options:Option 1 - Fully Guided Small Group TourYou will cruise to Whitehaven beach where your guide will take you on a morning walk around Solway Circuit to see views of surrounding islands and the south Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy free time to participate in beach games, sun bake or swim in the pristine waters. Board your cruise vessel and head to Hamilton Island where you will have your lunch at the Manta Ray Cafe (at own expense) overlooking the Hamilton Island Yacht Club and the Marina.After lunch, take on a fully escorted walking tour of Hamilton Islands' Front Street and gift shops. After a relaxing tour, board your complimentary shuttle to One Tree Hill, the highest point of Hamilton Island for photo opportunities of Catseye Beach and Passage Peak. After this visit, spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure at the resort to relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand (own expense) or to find souvenirs at the boutique stores. Option 2 - Self Guided TourSail to Hamilton Island where you can spend your morning at your own leisure. You can choose to take a shuttle bus around the island. The shuttle circuit run all day stopping at key attractions, scenic points and resorts so you can hop on and off as you please. You also have the option to take advantage of the facilities at the resort and swim by the pool or relax at Catseye Beach, visit Front Street and Marina Village.Enjoy a pub lunch at the Marina Tavern (at own expense) overlooking the marina followed by your cruise to Whitehaven Beach. Along the way, listen to informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. You will have free time to swim, go on a bush walk or just laze around and bask under the sun. This tour is also available in reverse starting from Whitehaven in the morning followed by Hamilton Island in the afternoon.

What’s included

  • Self-Guided Tour Inclusions:
  • Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Complimentary use of island shuttle buses and resort pools
  • Commentary from experienced crew
  • Fully Guided Tour inclusions:
  • Island cruise on large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Tour Guide
  • Morning tea 
  • Walking tour of Solway Circuit
  • Walkinig/Bus tour of Hamilton Island highlights
  • Beach activities
  • Complimentary use of island shuttle buses and resort pools
  • Commentary from experienced crew

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife Park at own cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch


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