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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises

By Cruise Whitsundays
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Even if you’ve got limited time in the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is a must-see stretch of shore. Discover the white-sand paradise on a morning or afternoon cruise that provides a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the daytime heat in an air-conditioned catamaran, enjoy on-board tea, and take advantage of free time to swim and sunbathe one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches at your leisure.
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AU$145.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 200 per group
Duration: 5h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • No-hassle morning or afternoon cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Half-day tour allows you to fit more sightseeing into your day
  • Avoid the heat in an air-conditioned catamaran
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea on the boat

  • Island cruise a large air-conditioned catamaran
  • Morning or afternoon tea on board vessel
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef tax)
  • Protective stinger suits
  • Beach activities including paddle-boards, subject to availability
  • Up to 2 hours on the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Option Extras: All-Inclusive Beverage packages and shade cabana hire available for purchase
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (snacks and drinks available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Your half-day tour begins at a designated meeting point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island. Once there, board an air-conditioned catamaran destined for Whitehaven Beach, hailed as one of the best beaches in the world. Following the cruise, disembark on the powder-white sands of Whitehaven Beach and enjoy free time to swim, sunbathe, or walk around the island’s 5-mile (7.5- kilometer) circumference. The turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach are home to a plethora of marine life, including tropical fish and and turtles. Back on the boat, enjoy morning or afternoon tea before returning to your original departure point in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island.

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    24 The Cv Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
    Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal
  • Option 2
    Hamilton Island Marina, Front St, Hamilton Island QLD 4802, Australia
    Cruise Whitsundays Marina
  • Option 3
    Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
    Daydream Island Marina
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3987WHITEHAVEN

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Snacks available to purchase
    • This experience operates in all weather conditions
    • Please advise dietary requirements
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
    Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises price starts from AU$149.60. Discover and book Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises on Tripadvisor
    What is the Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises cancellation policy?
    Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
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    How much time do I need for Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 5h 30m. Discover and book Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3987WHITEHAVEN

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    Itinerary
    • You’ll have 3 starting options
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    • 1
      Cruise Whitsundays
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 2
      Whitehaven Beach
      Stop: 2 hours
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Cruise Whitsundays
      4,073
      Australia
      Joined in December 2008
    • travellingmichael1
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cruise Whitsundays does not deliver
      Travelled to Reefworld as the second leg of a Hamilton Island Air Fly/ Cruise. After a spectacular helicopter ride over the heart of the barrier reef, the experience deteriorated after landing at Reefworld. Overcrowded, with poor quality food and an inadequate facility for semi-submersible viewing the reef and observation of fish. The worse part however is the journey home back to Hamilton Island. You have to wait until 3.00 pm to depart and then travel for over 2 hours in a boat that is less comfortable than a ferry, navigating choppy waters. After a while some passengers started to feel sick. Staff do the best they can but the vessel itself is a most unpleasant experience.
      Written 7 April 2024
    • N3045HElisah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      See the Reef
      Amazing experience - do it! Best activity over the course of our 21-day vacation in Australia/New Zealand. They had so many ways to experience the Reef, plus they fed us lunch.
      Written 24 March 2024
    • SteveA355
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow, sooooooo BLUE & WHITE!
      Firstly, apologies on the late review! However, we had a fantastic trip out to The Whitsunday Islands, weather perfect (though a bit more wind would have been good as we motored most of the way). Great stop off for reef snorkelling , with the crew well organised and attentive, ensuring everyone’s safety and insisting on everyone who wanted to go in the water wearing the stinger suits. After that more sailing/motoring, eating and drinking to the most amazing beach and sea views we have ever seen! Again the crew kept everyone safe and there was time to spend in the water on the beach of Whitehaven Bay. Be ready for boat transfers to and from the beach but the crew were ready to help out those that needed assistance and point out easier routes to the lookout, the climb up is relatively straight forward on paths but might be harder for those with some restrictions. Overall a great day out, well catered and refreshed! Thanks
      Written 19 March 2024
    • Departure10248363556
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fntastic day
      This is an amazing experience, all inclusive, plenty of great quality food, great crew in an amazing place. i would recommend to anyone.
      Written 17 March 2024
    • 173heinzm
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rundown vessel with unreasonable good reviews
      Pretty rundown vessel which actually broke down 1 hour into the cruise and therefore screwed up our day. Definitely would need a refit soon if they want to continue to operate. Also a bit of safety concerns as I saw safety pins of doors aren’t functioning anymore and no inflatable life rafts as you know them from other boats…
      Written 13 March 2024
    • priscilladE7140QN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out
      Really great tour. The conditions on the day were rough, so I recommend taking seasick tablets if you get motion sickness. However the crew were so attentive. I cannot fault the effort they put in to ensure everyone was safe and comfortable at all times. Food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea was great and plenty of it. The only feedback I would provide is for the semi-submersible a microphone would be helpful or alternate walking around front to back as we were in the rear and unfortunately couldn't hear anything.
      Written 12 March 2024
    • Waimate01
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing, but do get the suite
      An incredible experience if you like fish. We have dived and snorkelled extensively in many countries, so the idea of snorkelling off a tourist pontoon was not a drawcard for us, but the idea of spending a night in an underwater hotel room with floor to ceiling glass, even in the bathroom, and more glass in the floor -- certainly was a drawcard. And it did not disappoint. Be sure you get the "reef suite" and not the "reef sleep", as they are substantially different. Three hour trip out from Airlie with 100 randoms who then spend a couple of hours splashing around the pontoon, then they thankfully depart back to the mainland and you have the place to yourself. The staff are amazing, the food is plentiful and of good quality, and the drinks flow freely. But you won't want to leave your room, and watch the daytime fish get replaced with the nighttime GTs and their various moods that change minute by minute, and the lurking presence of a 1.75 metre Qld Grouper and his little 1.5m friend. This is an experience best suited to people who don't sleep soundly, because you'll want to keep waking again and again throughout the night to see what's going on. There are two suites, each just like a compact hotel room and *very* nicely appointed, given they are under the water. There are also a dozen tents on deck, but tbh I think it's well worth just paying the extra and doing it properly. In the morning, after a great breakfast, some snorkel time, and some morning tea, the boat returns with more punters ready to have a thrash around in the water. But you're having lunch somewhere separate and then get back on the boat to head back to land. Basically, the flow is: 3hrs on the boat in transit, 4hrs with randoms thrashing the water snorkelling in lifejackets, 20hrs of sane serenity on the pontoon spending as much time in your room as possible or snorkelling in peace, 4 hrs of randoms and 3hr boat trip. The "busy time" on the pontoon is the price of admission, and once the boat departs the vibe completely changes. This is a unique experience.
      Written 9 March 2024
    • 957adelek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun-friendly staff-fantastic food-fabulous views from lookout-enjoyable snorkel-amazing swim on whitehaven beach- a must do
      Thoroughly enjoyed this trip-highly recommend- staff out to make it an enjoyable experience-well worth the money. Food was fantastic..breakfast -BBQ lunch- morning and afternoon tea- drinks as you need. Sixty on board-plenty of space. Friendly staff so professional - fun.
      Written 4 March 2024
    • Ron Y
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience
      Very professional crew but warm and friendly- just a great atmosphere Terrific trip with Beach and snorkelling plus good food and drinks
      Written 1 March 2024
    • kristinrose2583
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Value Full Day Experience EVER!!
      My partner and I took to the Whitsundays for a Full-Day Camira Sailing Adventure….. EPIC!!! SO worth every penny! It’s ALL inclusive, they really look after you and you leave feeling like you’ve had a massive experience that’ll stay with you forever! DO IT!!!
      Written 1 March 2024
    • TanyG_12
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Day
      What an amazing day. From the moment you step on foot the purple machine to the sad part of leaving. The staff were amazing all day. Very attentive to your needs. Awesome food and drinks all day. Nice n cold beverages on a high day. Music was good Snorkeling was great and Whitehaven was just beautiful. Definitely recommend this sailing trip 10/10
      Written 29 February 2024
    • 907JLeMay
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Ferry from Airlie Beach to and from Hamilton Island
      Cruise Whitsunday is an excellent transportation option with big windows to enjoy the sea views. The ride is smooth and comfortable. Staff are friendly and attentive. The boarding and disembarkation processes are swift and down to a science.
      Written 29 February 2024
    • Betty56B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended!
      It was a lovely boat trip, beach and island were just beautiful. Lunch was well taken care of. Transport to and from port Airlie beach was well arranged. Highly recommended cruise!
      Written 28 February 2024
    • tedswasalreadytaken
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      When a nail sticks out of your chair, you expect someone from Cruise Whitsundays to contact you. So far, they haven't.
      On 3 February, 2024, we took a trip on the Whitehaven Beach Chill & Grill tour. There was a nail sticking about 1 cm out of my chair, and it got my leg multiple times before I figured out what it was. I spoke to one of the uniformed crew members, and they apologised and offered me a free drink (which I actually didn't want, but ultimately, I got a soft drink for one of my companions who wanted it). They took down my name and contact info and told me that someone would be in touch with me over this, and that there would be an incident report. No one contacted me. I even reviewed this trip on their own site and brought up the incident again, and still no one contacted me. I have to say, this is the second tour I have taken with Cruise Whitsundays, and the first time around, I had a nice time. I would have walked away with a favourable impression of their operations if I didn't do this tour. No matter what any experience is like, when you have a nail sticking out of your chair and no one bothers to follow up about it, I can't possibly recommend this company to other people. Did anyone read the review that I posted from their own site? Was an incident report ever even filed? I know that somebody from Cruise Whitsundays responds to these Tripadvisor reviews, and it's nice that they actually read these ones. Maybe that person will post a public apology when they see this review. But that's not what I'm looking for. I'm still waiting to hear from the person at Cruise Whitsundays whose job it is to ensure that nails don't stick out of their chairs. I want to hear their plan to ensure that this never happens again. What would have happened if I contracted tetanus from that nail? But hey, thanks for the free Bundaberg.
      Written 26 February 2024
    • MartinLopez10
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing staff and nice cruise !
      Very good day on a big catamaran with a friendly staff ! A lot of food during all the cruise (4 meals with hot croissants, bbq, free soft drinks and beers, etc.) Despite the rain, the beach and the lookouts are impressive by their beauty. Also a good spot of snorkeling before going back to Airlie beach.
      Written 25 February 2024
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    KH
    Gold Coast5 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty average experience. Expecting more for the price. Lacking communication on all fronts.
    Firstly the booking agent got my chosen tour wrong, I asked for full day Whitehaven and Hamilton island and they put me on half day trip.
    I did not even know this until we were leaving on the boat, as I never received an email of the itinerary or booking confirmation.
    Next, we spent 3 hrs on the boat 7am until 10am, due to multiple stops before our destination of Whitehaven.
    Then once we got back to Hamilton Island we asked to move our ferry back to Airlie so we could stay for a few hrs, as I was expecting. Apparently that is not possible without paying a whole separate ticket - for the exact same trip (Hamilton Island to Airlie Port), just at a later time of the day.
    The on board service was great, but your company has a ways to improving the overall customer experience as I rate this trip one of the lowest of any I’ve experienced.
    Won’t be using your service again.
    Written 17 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    As per our recent email correspondence, I do apologise that your requested tour was booked incorrectly. We have had a number of new recruits and this was raised with the staff member in question. I am sorry that you were disappointed in the Whitehaven Beach component of the tour, we do advertise this tour as a scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands with up to 6 hours on the beach. We are currently working on updating all collateral to make these stops and the journey time more transparent for guests.
    Written 10 April 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Vaz B
    6 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Couples
    What they fail to tell u while booking with the phone operator is that they drain the day by doing drop offs and pick ups at other islands before actually heading to whitehaven.
    We left Port of Airlie at 11.30 and arrived at whitehaven just after 2pm. Spent a considerable amount of time picking up and dropping off and actually docking the boqt etc. I would choose a smaller company/boat that takes you straight there next time round personally and wouldn't book again with cruise whitsundays. Also for a company that charges as much as it does and sees so many tourists per day, you'd think arvo tea snacks would consist of more than 1 slice of cantaloupe, three grapes and a tiny muffin. Pretty embarrassing.
    Unfortunately whitehaven looked nothing like it does in the photos. Could be due to the fact we saw it in rainy season but do bare that in mind for your trip if u do go in the wet season. Just Seemed like any other beach and definitely nothing special. Not any fault of the tour company ofcourse.
    When compared to visiting other beaches in the pacific Islands and yes even in the wet season with rain, whitehaven sadly didn't come close to comparing.
    Written 8 January 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    I am sorry to read that you were not impressed with your Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach half day tour Vaz B. Our brochure and website both list the inclusions of the tour as a Cruise through the Whitsunday Island and up to 2 hours on the beach, along with a map of the route that is taken. For afternoon tea, we are currently offering a sausage sizzle on the beach and fruit on the vessel on the return journey. I'm sorry if you missed the sausage sizzle. I am disappointed that you were not impressed by Whitehaven Beach, it is regularly voted as one of the top 10 beaches in Australia with its beautiful white silica sand idyllic blue waters not quite as visible during the wet season but still beautiful.
    Written 12 January 2021
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    Sarah R
    Hobart, Australia2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022 • Couples
    Never one to write negative reviews but was in disbelief regarding my experience with this business. Booked for the Whitehaven Beach half day tour online and as required paid the full amount at that time via card. Cruise Whitsundays then took this money out of my account as expected.

    The next morning recieved an email saying that I was required to make payment within 24 hours or I would lose my booking. Promptly called and spoke to a frankly unhelpful staff member. They stated that I needed to provide "proof" that I have paid. Never mind the fact that they were the ones who took it from my account? Offered to send a screenshot of my bank account to which they said if it says pending it doesn't count (even though practically all online purchases process for 3 to 5 business days). So despite the trip being in 2 days and them having already taken my money, there's no way of knowing whether we will actually be going.

    Would never travel with this company again, but no point asking for a refund as I imagine I would never see my money.
    Written 8 July 2022
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    I am sorry you had trouble confirming your payment with the Reservations team. Online payments through the Cruise Whitsundays website are instant for credit cards hence why we ask for confirmation. I am sorry that this process impacted your experience.
    Written 16 July 2022
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    amy
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    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2022 • Family
    Do not go with Journey beyond cruise Whitsundays.
    A friendly, helpful driver picked us up from our resort at 6;20am and dropped us at the Airlie beach port terminal which didn’t open for 40mins and we stood outside freezing despite the staff sitting at their desks on the other side of the glass. Then we got given the day schedule from the terminal desk where we were essentially on the ferry boat.

    It took us over 2 hrs to get to whitehaven beach as we had to drop off and pick up guests from daydream island and then Hamilton island and then whitehaven beach.

    Morning tea was a tray of fruit and yoghurt after people had been vomiting everywhere because the sea was so rough. Very disappointing choice of food- muffins or quiches which was something of substance could have been offered.

    We got 2.5 hrs on the beach then turned around and had to do the same trip back but we had to actually get off the boat at Hamilton, line up and get on another boat. This took us again over 2 hrs to get back.

    No lunch provided which we knew about but the full day guests were getting lunch on the beach and that could have been offered as an upgrade possibly.
    We snacked on junk food all day via the kiosk on the boat. There could have been more options for this as well.

    I get it for the price that’s what we paid for but it was so not worth spending essentially 4.5 hrs on a rocky boat. Luckily no one in our group vomited but for future guests, I would suggest they do a private tour where you can go straight to the island. And ask in advance exactly what is included in the tour.

    We would never go with this company again as we essentially traveled on the ferry all day, waste of time and money.
    Written 22 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your trip. The morning cruise to Whitehaven Beach offers the scenic route via Daydream Island and Hamilton Island to collect other guests who can be on a transfer or travelling on the same tour. The second vessel you take to return to Port of Airlie departs shortly after your arrival into Hamilton Island and does offer complimentary tea and coffee for the duration of the voyage. Lunch is not a listed inclusion on this tour, however we do offer sandwiches and snacks for purchase. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Cruise Whitsundays by emailing info@cruisewhitsundays.com if you feel that the information you received regarding the listed inclusions was misleading and we can look into rectifying to prevent future confusion.
    Written 25 June 2022
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    Jonathan H
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    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first ever bad review here, sadly.

    Whilst we had a great time on Whitehaven Beach I have a major issue with how this is being sold. We arrived expecting a nice informative cruise around the islands,but this was something very different. It is a ferry service. We made two stops on the way to Whitehaven to pick up other passengers & even had to change boats on the way back!

    I have attached a photo of the itinerary so anyone viewing this knows what they are signing up for.

    Other than that, it was a good experience but we would have booked with.

    Avoid this company if you want a true informative cruise.
    Written 8 January 2020
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    Thank you for your feedback. Cruise Whitsundays is the only company that offers tours departing and return from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island, I am sorry if this impacted your experience. During the cruise to Whitehaven Beach guests have the option to relax in the air-conditioned cabin or in the sea breeze on the back deck. While travelling to Whitehaven Beach all our vessel have access to toilets, a fully licensed bar, morning and afternoon tea. On approach to Whitehaven, you can enjoy commentary about Whitehaven Beach’s bright white 98% pure silica sands and how it be came to be so, I am sorry if you missed this.
    Written 14 January 2020
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    Lauren F
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the Port of Airlie where we checked in and chilled out before departing. We stopped off at Daydream island to pick up/drop off passengers then continued on to Hamilton Island where we had to change vessels. This gave us 25 mins on Hamilton Island where we got an ice cream and a sandwich and boarded again for Whitehaven Beach. All up the cruise time to get from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach was about 2 hours but it was broken up and went really quickly, the boat speed was fast as well which I was concerned about it being slow. There is complimentary tea and coffee on board, as well as drinks and snacks to purchase. We pre purchased the drinks package for my husband for $45 which was unlimited alcohol and soft drink all day, including while on the beach. We found it worth it for him. Whitehaven beach was beautiful, we were there for 2 hours and the weather was perfect. We have a toddler and the time was just right for us, half spent swimming and half spent playing in the sand. There are cabanas available to hire for $30 but we didn't feel we needed them. When we boarded the boat again we were served an antipasto afternoon tea of crackers, cheese, olives, dips, fruit and lamingtons. We dropped people off at Hamilton island but stayed on the same vessel all the way back to Airlie Beach. The only downside was the confusion around getting our transfer back to our hotel. We waited for 30 minutes and ended up being the last people there and we asked the Heart of the Reef shuttle bus if our name was on their list to which it was. We were never informed at any point in the booking process or after, that the shuttle back from the port was run by Heart of the Reef shuttles. We missed an earlier shuttle bus due to this and with a toddler it's not ideal at 6:30pm. Aside from this we had a brilliant day and would 100% do it again and highly recommend to everyone, families, couples, groups, etc.
    Written 9 June 2023
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    Thank you for your detailed review! We appreciate your feedback regarding the transfer bus.
    Written 19 September 2023
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    Anita-Roland
    Brisbane, Australia614 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    The cruise was just as exciting as Whitehaven Beach itself. We were so lucky to witness humpback whales during their migration, while we were cruising.
    Our tour was included as part of a Daydream Island package, and so we departed from Daydream. The cruise took us to Hamilton Island where we collected more passengers, and then on to iconic Whitehaven Beach. The white sand and azure water are simply stunning. We stayed on the beach for two hours (not enough time). Highly recommend half day tour.
    Written 12 September 2020
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    This time of year is a great opportunity to see whales migrating, such an amazing sight to see. Glad you got to experience their beauty and grace.
    Written 16 September 2020
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    Mahdad E
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    I strongly recommend considering alternative options if your primary goal is to visit Whitehaven Beach, as the following scenario may occur: After checking in, you settle into the ferry, the doors close, and then the captain announces a change in destination due to weather conditions, redirecting the ferry to another beach instead of Whitehaven. They do not disclose this information before check-in, preventing refund requests. Even if they do mention it later, refunds are not provided, as stated in their terms and conditions. This unfortunate experience happened to us on December 24, 2023, during our Christmas trip. We were taken to a modest beach, much less appealing than the one near our hotel on Hamilton Island. My lawyer and I are pursuing this matter with QCAT and are waiting for other travelers from that day to join. Unlike other services on Hamilton Island, this provider seem rather unreliable
    Written 20 January 2024
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    We understand the disappointment of having your scheduled itinerary varied due to Northerly Winds resulting in visiting an alternative beach of Whitsunday Island. As is our normal procedure all guests are advised at the time of check in that there is a possibility of a different beach being visited due to not being able to safely land on Southern Whitehaven Beach, this is not always know at the prior to the travel day. When there is availability the option to change dates is always offered, however as you were travelling in the peak school holiday period we were fully booked. Cruise Whitsundays terms and conditions do have the clause that we do reserve the right to alter inclusions or itineraries if deemed necessary.
    Written 31 January 2024
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    Peter
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Terrible experience. High winds generated very rough seas. The ride to Whitehaven Beach for my wife and small children was horrendous. We were informed later that day that other tour operators had cancelled, but our operator appeared to have less consideration for its customers and was more focused on the vessels capabilities of making it through (the captain repeatedly said that 'we shouldn't worry, the boat can handle it', but unfortunately many passengers couldn't. The trip out ruined the period on Whitehaven Beach as it took a long time for members of my family to recover). More warnings should be given prior to the journey for young families and/or people that suffer motion sickness.
    Written 23 December 2022
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    At Cruise Whitsundays, safety is our number one priority. Unfortunately, the weather is out of our control, which is one reason we ask our guests to reconfirm your booking prior to travel. We can usually offer an alternative date or tour(pending availability). I am sorry that you suffered motion sickness and I ask that next time you travel, you contact us directly to reconfirm.
    Written 8 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dakhina M
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Family
    This half-day tour was a problem from the start. The tour itself was a 4hr one but we were taken to two stops like a ferry service, first to Diamond island and then Hamilton where we had to change the vessel to go to White Haven beach. On the way back we again made these two stops. It was tiring and long. As a result we spent a total of 7 hrs of a day, of which we got to spend only 1.5 hours on the White Haven Beach.
    The company is selling this as a half-day tour with an afternoon tea but it technically made the passengers sit for a total of 7 hrs. The two stops and change of vessel made it a very very tiresome trip which was absolutely not worth the effort or money. We did not know about these number of stops and weren't adequately equipped with food supplies. As we had kids in the group, this was a huge issue. I wish we had known this before as we would not have chosen this trip or the company for the White Haven experience.
    Written 6 January 2022
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    I am sorry that you did not enjoy your tour . The half day tour is advertised as including a scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays, with up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach. All start and finish times are also advertised. Afternoon is a listed inclusion, however as the tour does commence at 11:35am additional food and beverage are available for purchase on our vessel.
    Written 11 January 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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