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 iconic Australian destinations such as the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and islands, and the multi-award winning Reefsleep overnight experience is one of Australia’s unique accommodation options.

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

Facilities

Advanced Ecotourism Certified Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Australian Tourism Export Council Basic Beaches & Surf Birdwatching Boating Boating Canoeing/Kayaking Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Disabled access available Evening Extended Family Family Friendly Full Day Half Day or Less International Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Public Toilet Queensland Tourism Industry Council Sailing Sailing Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Shopping Tours Sightseeing Tours Snorkelling Snorkelling Swimming Swimming The Ecotourism Association of Australia Walk Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised Water - Self Propelled Wheelchair access

Services

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $115 to $128

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

$190

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $525 to $675

Reefsleep is a two-day/one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars.

Exclusive Heart Pontoon at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Swim, snorkel, take a ride along the reef wall in the semi-submarine or visit the underwater observatory.

For an additional cost you can also spend your time diving or view the reef from above on a scenic helicopter tour.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

$269

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $145 to $175

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

$209

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.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $179 to $205

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $272 to $280

This epic day out is for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies alike. Enjoy two awesome activities, both included in your ticket price.

First up, test your skill on the Palm Valley Go Kart racetrack. This challenging nine turn track uses the latest in computer controller lap timing allowing you to race your mates and race the clock. There are tandem karts available for families.

After screaming around the race track, experience a 30 minute thrill ride on Jetryder – a hulking jet boat that twists, turns and fishtails with amazing power.

Hungry for more? Optional activities are Scenic Helicopter flights over the island (minimum two people), target shooting at Palm Valley, or Kegel nine pin bowling.

Between all the action, enjoy lunch at the Marina Tavern.
Note: all optional activities at own cost.

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

$229

Whitehaven Beach is a definite ‘must see’ in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the full length of the beach, across Hill Inlet to a landing point. From here a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people, will lead you to the lookout and that picture postcard view.

On return to the southern end of Whitehaven Beach you may choose to enjoy the guided walk to Chance Bay and Solway Circuit Lookout, wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters.

A delicious gourmet burger to enjoy on the beach is included. Afternoon tea is also included on the cruise back from Whitehaven Beach.

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