Cruise Whitsundays

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Cruise Whitsundays is the region’s largest and most experienced marine operator, offering a range of day cruises and island resort connections.

Cruises visit the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and islands, the multi-award winning Reefsleep overnight experience and Australia’s first underwater
accommodation, Reefsuites is one of Australia’s most unique accommodation options.

Resort Connections provide services between island resorts and the Whitsunday Coast, and connect the region’s airports arrivals and departures.

Blackout Dates: 1/4/2023 – 16/04/2023


From $38 to $59.9

Cruise Whitsundays operates a resort connections service in the Whitsundays. This service connects Great Barrier Reef Airport at Hamilton Island to Daydream Island and Airlie Beach.

It also connects Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine through to Daydream Island and Hamilton Island, and connections between the islands and the mainland.

The service provides a seamless, hassle free and fast transfer for arriving and departing guests with modern, purpose built vessels.

The ferries are comfortable vessels with air-conditioning, plasma screens providing information on resorts and the Whitsundays, a full range of drinks and snacks.

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Enjoy the spectacular views of Airlie Beach as you sail into the sunset aboard their stunning sailing catamaran. Your evening begins as the sun is still high and warm, as you cruise out into Pioneer Bay. Sit back, relax and enjoy the all-inclusive alcohol and beverages and a delicious antipasto offering. It’s the perfect way to wind down your day in paradise. As the sun dips down, the lights of Airlie Beach will spring to life offering a beautiful outlook as you head back into the Port of Airlie. Step off the boat and head into town to carry on your night.

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Cruise through the magnificent Whitsunday islands to Hamilton Island Resort, the perfect place for a great family day out.

Staff will meet you at the marina and direct you to the Hamilton Explorer shuttle buses. After a short trip over the hill, the fun begins with a visit to the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park. Enjoy a guided tour of the unique Australian sanctuary at 10 am or 4 pm daily or wander at your leisure.

After the wildlife experience board the shuttle bus again and enjoy a circuit of the island stopping off at some of the spectacular scenic lookout points and finishing at the Marina Village. Enjoy a delicious family friendly Fish n’ Chip lunch and wander down to the Hamilton Island Resort Centre for an hour of Kegel nine pin bowling.

For the afternoon, you are free to take part in the many activities on offer or just laze by the pool or on Catseye Beach. Walk the waterfront taking in the sights or head in the direction of adventure activities such as Go-karting or an adrenalin pumping jet boat ride.

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From $595 to $795

Their permanently moored pontoon is located on Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from shore on the Great Barrier Reef – one of the most spectacular stretches of the reef. This is the destination for day visitors, but for a lucky Few, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime, breathtaking and memorable overnight experience.

Reefsleep guests travel to hardy reef on board their high-speed modern, well-appointed vessel, arriving around 11am with the day guests. By day, all the amazing activities offered on the Great Barrier Reef Adventure are there to be enjoyed – diving, snorkelling, swimming with thousands of fish and scenic helicopter Flights. By mid-afternoon, the day guests will depart and you get Hardy Reef and the Reefworld pontoon all to yourself and your fellow Reefsleep and Reefsuite Guests.

Watch the sun set over the reef then see the reef really come to life in the darkness of the night.

Gaze up at a million stars from your custom built queen size Reefbed before the tranquillity of being in the middle of the ocean lulls you to sleep. In the morning, guests enjoy more private time with the reef before the day guests join.

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The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a “must-see” for any visitor to the region. Formed millions of years ago, this colourful living reef continues to grow and flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays. Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral thrive in the sheltered lagoon.

Discover the underwater wonderland at one of the regions most acclaimed outer Great Barrier Reef sites. The pontoon features an underwater viewing chamber, semi-submarine and a spacious sun deck to lounge on. The colourful corals and abundance of marine life will blow you away as you enjoy sheltered snorkelling and diving all year round.

Diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed! Whether you are a first timer or an experienced diver, their fully certified, experienced instructors will ensure you have an unforgettable dive experience.

Morning tea, afternoon tea and a delicious lunch are included.

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From $155 to $179

If you enjoy having the freedom to explore at your own pace, Hamilton Island Freestyle is the perfect choice. It allows you to go where you want to go, when you want to go.

Hamilton Island Freestyle includes a return ferry to Hamilton Island, a delicious lunch and use of the island shuttle buses. Head off for your day exploring, armed with a Hamilton Island Pocket Guide and map or the Hamilton Island iPhone App.

Hamilton Island has a multitude of activities on offer. Stroll the Marina Village main street, visit the boutiques and galleries or get active and enjoy bowling, target shooting, mini-golf or a go-kart challenge! Visit Wildlife Hamilton Island (additional cost) and get up close and cuddly with a Koala, lounge beside the pools or relax on Catseye Beach – the choice is yours.

Note: all optional activities at own cost.

Lunch at Marina Tavern or Manta Ray Cafe included.

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The jewel of the Whitsunday Islands, seven kilometre-long Whitehaven Beach is a divine natural environment and an essential Queensland destination.

Board your vessel for the scenic cruise through these picture-perfect isles and spend two hours on the dazzling Whitehaven sand, swimming or just relaxing on the shore.

Whitehaven Beach truly is Mother Nature at her best – it’s the most photographed beach in Australia and is regularly named ‘Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach’.

Morning and afternoon tea is included in your tour. Sandwiches, snacks and a range of beer, wine and soft drink is available for purchase onboard.

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From $199 to $229

Visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon, or vice-versa – the choice is yours.

At Hamilton Island, jump on a shuttle bus and tour around the island. The driver will tell you tall tales and true of the things you see stopping off at some spectacular scenic lookout points. The shuttles circuit the island all day so hop on and off as you please.

Go walking, bowling, hire a golf buggy or visit the boutiques and galleries. There is a generous choice of swimming pools, including the Main Pool with its swim-up bar or hit the long sandy curve of Catseye Beach for seaside fun. Be sure to visit the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park too!

Enjoy a pub lunch at Marina Tavern or two-course multi choice lunch at Manta Ray Cafe. Right on the waterfront, the colonial-style Marina Tavern has outdoor tables and expansive covered decks.

Whitehaven Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, stretches for a spectacular seven kilometres. The sand is almost 100 per cent silica, which gives it a vivid white colour. Have a swim in azure waters or entertain yourself with beach games in the sand.

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Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern – swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven beach.

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From $899 to $1299

Slip between the sheets below the waterline – it’s an intimate and totally unique encounter with this amazing underwater world. Moored offshore at the spectacular Hardy Reef, 40 Nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is a sophisticated setting for the overnight Reefsuite experience.

Reefsuites are a premium accommodation offering but the real attraction here is the spellbinding tropical marine life beyond the suites’ full-height glass walls and floor panels.

Reefsuite guests travel to Hardy Reef onboard our High-speed, modern, well-appointed vessels, arriving Around 11am with the day guests. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef. Day visitors depart mid-afternoon, after which overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves. Watching the sunset over the reef with a drink in hand is a memorable experience, followed by a starlit long table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. Food is served Family style, but you can still sit at a table for two if you choose to.
After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the hushed privacy of their undersea accommodation. Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’

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The Whitsundays is well known as the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and home to the world’s very best, Whitehaven Beach.

But which one should you visit?

At Cruise Whitsundays they want you to see both of these incredible natural wonders with their Best of The Whitsundays package.

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The ultimate way to discover The Whitsundays. Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day adventure and relax on one of Australia’s best beaches – Whitehaven Beach on our half-day tour.

Mix and match days to best suit you!

Whitehaven Beach half-day tour
Cruise through the picture-perfect Whitsundays to the dazzling sands of Whitehaven Beach – recently named the World’s Best Beach by Tripadvisor.

Great Barrier Reef full day adventure
Set a course for the outer reef on a full-day interactive reef adventure at Reefworld on Hardy Reef. Plunge right in with a snorkel and explore the reef, or if you’d prefer to stay dry, peer out from the underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine.

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Experience the wonders of the Whitsundays on this full day cruise on board Camira – the big purple catamaran! Sail through the azure blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands, walk to Hill Inlet, snorkel the inner reef and enjoy a sumptuous barbecue lunch.

See Hill Inlet from the lookout, one of the most photographed locations in Australia. Learn about the history, flora and stories from the informative displays along the way that provide an insight into this picture perfect area.

Snorkelling, Hill Inlet, beautiful beaches, a delicious barbecue lunch and the thrill of sailing – put it all together and you have an awesome day out.

Cruise Whitsundays’ well informed, experienced and knowledgeable crew will give you the best sailing experience possible and ensure you have a memorable day.

This is a fully inclusive day cruise – all activities, morning and afternoon tea, a delicious barbecue lunch and drinks are included whilst on board.

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