We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whitehaven Xpress

Features Animals
1a Shingley Dr | Abell Point Marina | North Village, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Save
Book In Advance
Tours from Whitehaven Xpress tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Whitehaven Beach Tour from Airlie Beach. A BBQ lunch "Aussie" style by true-blue Australians on Whitehaven Beach is their Major difference! Also being a White Boat with indoor, outdoor and upstairs seating is a big difference. Whitehaven Xpress offers a full day tour from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach (2hrs min) including a Hill Inlet lookout walk, Snorkel or Glass bottom boat viewing. The BBQ menu is steak, sausages, chilli burgers, salads and tropical fruits. (Vegetarians are catered for on request). The BBQ is prepared for your enjoyment under the shade of the trees while utilising the National Parks picnic tables. On the homeward journey they serve a cheese platter and crackers. Departs daily at 9 am from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach and Returns approx. 5pm. Courtesy van pickup / dropoff included. The day trip is family operated by Terry, Jill and their sons Captain Dan and Captain Shane. They are the longest running tour to Whitehaven Beach.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“captain dan” (46 reviews)
“bbq lunch” (53 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
LOCATION
1a Shingley Dr | Abell Point Marina | North Village, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Write a ReviewReviews (1,365)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"captain dan"
in 46 reviews
"bbq lunch"
in 53 reviews
"bbq on the beach"
in 22 reviews
"day trip"
in 86 reviews
"great bbq"
in 20 reviews
"aussie bbq"
in 13 reviews
"a family run business"
in 12 reviews
"bush walk"
in 29 reviews
"fish"
in 64 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 32 reviews
"cheese and biscuits"
in 11 reviews
"these guys"
in 40 reviews
"mantaray bay"
in 15 reviews
"small boat"
in 12 reviews
"plenty of food"
in 13 reviews
"friendly crew"
in 14 reviews
"down to earth"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,241 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

A day trip to Whitehaven Beach is an experience not to be missed. We took a couple of trips there during our time at Airley Beach but our favourite memories are of our day with Whitehaven Xpress - a great bunch to spend the day...More

1  Thank Sean S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great way to spend a day in the Whitsundays - the variety of spots we covered in one day was perfect. The crew were very friendly and helpful.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Kai C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the day immensely. The crew of Captain Dan, Scott and Jimmy were both entertaining and informative. We went out on a day that was a bit windy and the big plus was that you were dry on the boat inspite of the wind and...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Gazstar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

glass half full review, thank you very much, Capt Shane

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest Whitehaven was a bit disappointing. Boat ride was to rough for young children on our day. Weather was decent at the marina. Fine for adults. Maybe a bit more of a heads up for the tourists who left their gear on the...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Ashley L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your constructive review. It seems like the weather had an affect on your day of travel, which is does from time to time. We do apologize for your gear getting wet, that should not of happened. Thank you for your feedback and...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic fun crew who made the tour a fabulous day. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the best of the Whitsunday Islands. Thank you for the lovely catering Vegan it was great eating with everyone else

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Leanne S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for Highly Recommending us, Capt Shane

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the day at the beach, snorkeling, hiking and the boatride. Fantastic food, lovely guides.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank ursus k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

thank you and best regards, shane

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this tour solely for the purpose of spending extra time at whitehaven beach. The day started good. Nikita and the young guy running the tour were friendly and great. I read reviews talking about seasickness but it didn’t phase me as I grew...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank SoloTraveller1991
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi SoloTraveller A tour like Cruise Whitsunday who do a Half day tour would have been your cup of tea. A much larger vessel. We are sorry you didn't enjoy our style of tour, however a little exaggeration I think..........not sure if it is humor...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew is super friendly and helpful. A perfect day trip to Whitehaven beach. We got VIP treatment by Jimmy

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank 07april2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. Nice to hear, Cheers, Capt Shane

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time ,wonderful time , fabulous lunch.Well looked after by the crew. Scenery was magnificent, A great day.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank elmaputt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Whitehaven X, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
Google Translation

Cheers

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Airlie Beach
Coral Sea Resort
1,271 reviews
.30 km away
Adventure Island Resort
151 reviews
.33 km away
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge
172 reviews
.56 km away
Whitsunday on the Beach
168 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cool LaLa Modern Chinese & Asian Cuisine
347 reviews
.57 km away
Little Vegas Burger & Bar
698 reviews
.55 km away
Treehouse
134 reviews
.56 km away
Clipper Restaurant & Bar
204 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sail Merit - Day Trips
48 reviews
.00 km away
Whitsunday Jetski Tours
2,484 reviews
.33 km away
Pioneer Jet Whitsundays
314 reviews
.37 km away
ZigZag Whitsundays
115 reviews
.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Giselle W
29 September 2017|
Answer
Response from Shane M | Property representative |
we provide snorkelling gear- masks & fins (plus floatation aids) as part of the tour. Stinger suits are an additional $8 however a rashy shirt is ok if you have one. Cheers, Shane
0
Votes
Giselle W
29 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Yes snorkelling gear is provided and you can wear a life jacket as well as holding onto a pool noodle for added floatation
1
Vote
Nercy P
8 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Fififinn | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have nothing to compare it to. I guess it's a medium sized vessel. It was full with apx. 50 passengers. That's just a guess though.
1
Vote