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$79.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises

Picturesque Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions - five miles (seven kilometers) of glistening white silica sand complemented by crystal clear waters. Located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the region, Whitehaven Beach 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. Swim in the crystal clear waters, take a leisurely walk along the pristine beach, join in the beach games or just relax and soak up the sunshine.

$135.61 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

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.

$175.20 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Snorkeling Tour on Classic Yacht

You will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to the Port of Airlie Marina to board Lady Enid at 8am. After introductions and a safety briefing, you will set sail for Whitehaven Beach amongst the Whitsundays 74 Islands. Your host for the day will personally serve you a tea or coffee of your choice.  Morning tea consists of fresh scones, jam and cream with a selection of gourmet mini muffins. As the sails are set, you are more then welcome to sit back and relax or join in and learn how to hoist the sails.  Through the day, the attentive crew will engage in conversation about the history of Lady Enid, the destination and history of the Whitsunday Islands. Before arrival at the destination a fruit platter is served on board. On arrival at Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island, it is a short dingy (small boat) to shore.  Your deckhand and guide will escort you to Hill Inlet lookout, which is a short 500-metre walk.  Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays is a stunning inlet located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. As the tide shifts, the white sand and blue hues of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking mosaic. Your escort will then walk you back down to Whitehaven Beach. Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award-winning beach on Whitsunday Island. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Sink your feet into the sand and wade into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.  As a special treat to Lady Enid’s guests, you will also be escorted to Betty’s Beach, a beautiful alcove at Whitehaven’s most Northern point to enjoy mostly by yourself.  A day on Lady Enid is about relaxing and not having to rush from point to point, therefore giving you more time to enjoy this beautiful beach.  As you sail to our next destination to get up close and personal with the sea life and corals of the Great Barrier Reef, a snorkeling stop on the secluded island reefs will certainly ensure beautiful memories are made. On return back to Lady Enid a gourmet menu is served, from fresh prawns and salmon, seasoned roasted chicken breast and roast pork, served with four flavoursome on trend salads and fresh bread. All dietary requirements are catered to on request. As you sail back into the sunset, a glass of sparking and antipasto platter is served. Additional drinks may also be purchased. At the end of the day, new friendships have been made with like minded people and the memory of sailing on this truly graceful and majestic yacht to a world class destination are made. Return approximately 5pm for transfers back to your accommodation.

$347.46 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Whitsundays 2-Night Cruise: Whitehaven, Great Barrier Reef

Spank Me’s 2 Day 2 Night Whitsundays sailing cruise can include - Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island and Whitsunday Island, With snorkelling stops at Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay plus plenty of other awesome locations. Snorkeling equipment is included on board. Stinger suits/wetsuits are also available. Snorkel, relax and chill out, help hoist a sail and bury your feet in Whitehaven Beach's beautiful silica sand.                                                                                    

$54.98 Day Trips & Excursions

Whitsunday Wayfarer

The perfect way to spend a day - this walk has it all...The day will start with a steady climb to the top of Mount Rooper for a stunning (almost) 360 degree view of the Whitsundays. Along the way we'll enjoy sweeping views of Shute Harbour Bay and its sparkling turquoise waters, admire the green covered hills and valleys of the Conway National Park and stop to discover some of the areas native plants and unique inhabitants. There will be plenty of time for photos of the islands once we reach the peak boasting arguably the best views of the Whitsundays from the mainland. From here its mainly downhill on an easy going track through the ever-changing national park.  Before you know it you'll be stepping off the track and onto the sun-filled Swamp Bay, a peaceful, secluded beach full of natural treasures. Enjoy morning tea surrounded by an abundance of white coral, rugged, tree-lined shores and sparkling turquoise waters complete with views out to the Whitsunday Island - you’re sure to love every minute.This tour also includes a photo opportunity at Airlie's original and most scenic port, Shute Harbour.You wanted to get out, stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air? Fancy some good company, rugged rainforest and some of the best views around? This is the tour for you!

$371 Outdoor Activities

Whitsundays Sailing 2-Day Adventure

Day 1: Airlie Beach - Blue Pearl Bay - Cataran Bay - Whitehaven Beach - Hill Inlet Lookout (B/L/D)Your adventure begins with an 8am departure from Abel Point Marina at Airlie Beach. Munch on a light breakfast on board and get ready to cover around 90 nautical miles (160kms)!We will first sail across the Whitsunday Passage to breathtaking Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island. Next we’ll pass through Hook Passage and speed away to beautiful Cataran Bay on Border Island. Then it’s time to head to the north-eastern side of Whitsunday Island to world-famous Whitehaven Beach, where we’ll take a guided bush walk up to the amazing Hill Inlet Lookout--don’t forget to bring your camera! From here we’ll head out to find a nice and protected anchorage site for a freshly prepared Aussie dinner and a night of fun!Day 2: Sail Back to Airlie Beach via the Molle Islands (B/L)After waking up to stunning natural beauty and a freshly made breakfast, it's time for more thrilling sailing back to Airlie Beach. We will pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands.