Cruise Whitsundays

Multiple Locations

Cruise Whitsundays' day cruise range features trips to 'must see' Whitsunday icons, including the Great Barrier Reef Adventures trip to Cruise Whitsundays' innovative and spacious reef pontoon, and Whitehaven Beach Camira Day Sailing Adventure, onboard one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans.

Cruise Whitsundays also provide a seamless and hassle-free Island Resort Connections service for arriving and departing passengers. You will travel on one of three modern vessels, custom designed to provide passenger comfort and maximum enjoyment.

Or choose from an exciting range of island escape day cruises to breathtaking destinations in the heart of the Whitsunday islands. Enjoy Hamilton Island resort facilities, or explore the walking tracks - the choice is yours.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Island Resort Connections

Cruise Whitsundays operates a 'Resort Connections' service in the Whitsundays. This service connects Great Barrier Reef Airport at Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach.

It also connects Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine through to 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.

Indicative rates

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$53.50 $81
Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise

See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on a Whitehaven Beach half-day cruise.

Board their Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back and breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 island wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and the imposing Pentecost Island.

The waters of Solway Passage lead them to the famous Whitehaven Beach, 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. It's Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia and named 'Queensland's Most Beautiful Beach'.

Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters.

Morning and afternoon tea is included. Sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beers, wines and mixers are available for purchase onboard.

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$99 $105
Hamilton Island Family Day

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.

Indicative rates

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$190 $190
Reefsleep

Reefsleep is the only place in Australia where you can sleep on the Great Barrier Reef! Enjoy two days of unlimited snorkelling, one night at the pontoon and an experience of a lifetime!

Reefsleep is an extension of their popular Great Barrier Reef Adventure Day Cruise. Guests on the Reefsleep experience travel to their Reefworld pontoon onboard their high-speed reef vessel with day cruise passengers. Arrival at the pontoon is around 11am.

Enjoy all the wonderful activities on offer including snorkelling, swimming, semi-sub rides, viewing fish from the underwater observatory and sunbathing on deck. For an additional cost you can also spend your time diving, viewing the reef from above on a scenic helicopter tour or with your feet up, relaxing with an indulgent massage.

Come 3pm, the vessel departs the pontoon and this magnificent part of the world is open to you and your Reefsleep guests to enjoy. The evening dinner is a la carte (preordered), served with other guests. Study the stars through their telescope or lie back on a lounger and marvel at the night sky.

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$499 $649
Great Barrier Reef Adventures

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. They have two pontoons at two different sites and you will visit one site on the day you travel. Their innovative reef pontoons feature an interactive underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible 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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$245 $245
Hamilton Island Freestyle

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.

Indicative rates

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$145 $175
Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure

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

See the Hill Inlet 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 picturesque area.

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

This is a sailing trip so they rely on Mother Nature and naturally things will vary according to conditions but their fun, well informed crew with years of local experience will give you the best sailing experience possible and ensure you have a memorable day.

This is a fully inclusive day cruise, you don’t need to reach for your wallet! All activities, morning and afternoon tea, a delicious barbecue lunch and all drinks are included whilst on board.

Not just a cruise, an awesome experience!

Indicative rates

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$189 $189
Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island

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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$179 $205
Hamilton Island Adrenalin

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.

Indicative rates

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$272 $280
Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Lookout Full Day Cruise

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. No other day cruise allows you this much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach!

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 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 picnic lunch in a chiller pack is included for you to enjoy at your leisure. It includes a tasty wrap, fruit, a cookie, yoghurt and a bottle of water. Afternoon tea is included on the cruise back from Whitehaven Beach.

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$220 $229

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