Accessible Whitsunday Tours

The Whitsundays offers accessible touring options, which we have collated below for your reference. There is an extensive range of tour operators in the region, so if there is a particular experience you would like to book, please contact the operator directly to discuss how they can assist in accommodating your individual needs and the services they provide.

CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS

Most of Cruise Whitsundays’ Resort Connection vessels are wheelchair friendly, however for day tours and semi-submarine tours at Hardy Reef, vessels are accessible by stairs, making them inaccessible for guests who are fully wheelchair dependent. For semi-mobile wheelchair users travelling to Whitehaven Beach, a pre-booked beach wheelchair is available.

Cruise Whitsundays – Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise

accessible whitsunday tours Explore the more remote beautiful bays, islands and beaches and see the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this half day cruise to Whitehaven Beach. This is the perfect cruise for those short on time, with small children or just wanting a shorter cruise option to a magnificent destination. Cruise Whitsundays’ Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise offers accessible tours to Whitehaven Beach, with the following facilities:

  • Ramp access to and from jetty onto catamaran vessel
  • Onboard, you may choose to remain in your wheelchair on the deck or inside, or alternatively transfer onto comfortable seating within the air conditioning vessel.
  • At Whitehaven Beach, passengers are required to use either the rear stairs onto a tender, or the front gangway to gain access to the beach.  The front gangway requires the use of stairs out of the main cabin. 
  • Upon request, crew can provide you with a beach wheelchair and assist with the transportation of the beach wheelchair onto Whitehaven Beach.
  • There is an accessible bathroom on board the Cruise Whitsundays catamaran.
  • There are very basic accessible bathroom facilities at Whitehaven Beach, with access via path and ramp.
  • A full day Whitehaven Beach tour is an option if you prefer, however be mindful of the longer periods on Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Travellers requiring accessibility have been able to enjoy this experience with the assistance of a carer or family member.

Cruise Whitsundays – Hamilton Island Freestyle

accessible whitsunday tours Explore Hamilton Island your way and at your pace. Browse the boutiques and galleries along Marina Village main street, or unwind by the pool or beach. Eating, drinking and shopping opportunities abound. Cruise Whitsundays’ Hamilton Island Freestyle offers the following accessible facilities:

  • Ramp access to and from jetty onto catamaran vessel
  • Onboard, you may choose to remain in your wheelchair on the deck or inside, or alternatively transfer onto comfortable seating within the air conditioned vessel.
  • On Hamilton Island, upon disembarking via ramp, please note there is an inclined jetty pontoon.
  • Accessible shuttles operate on Hamilton Island, looping from the Marina to the Resort, as well as up to One Tree Hill.
  • Lunch is included in this tour at the Marina Tavern, which has stairs to the second floor, where the tavern is located. Please discuss with Cruise Whitsundays and Hamilton Island pre arrival, or upon arrival, so that access can be provided via the rear of the building where a ramp is located.
  • Hamilton Island does not have accessible pools for day guests and pools are gated per pool safety guidelines.

Cruise Whitsundays – Daydream Island Escape

accessible whitsunday tours Enjoy a scenic cruise to Daydream Island from Port of Airlie. From here you can choose your own activities: relax by the pool and soak up the ocean views or discover over 100 species of marine life in the incredible Living Reef. A delicious two-course lunch awaits at Salti Restaurant & Bar.

  • Ramp access to and from jetty onto catamaran vessel
  • Onboard, you may choose to remain in your wheelchair on the deck or inside, or alternatively transfer onto comfortable seating within the air conditioning vessel.
  • On Daydream Island, upon disembarking via ramp, please note there is an inclined jetty pontoon.
  • The main part of the resort is wheelchair accessible with accessible rooms on the ground and first floors of the resort.
  • Pools are not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour must be booked with Cruise Whitsundays directly. 
Cruise Whitsundays Reservations and Enquiries

24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) QLD 4802 Phone +61 7 4846 7000 Email [email protected]

SEALINK

Sealink – Big Island Day Tour

accessible whitsunday tours Sealink’s Big Island Day Tour takes you on a scenic cruise through the spectacularly beautiful Whitsunday Islands, stopping off at famous Whitehaven Beach, cruising in air-conditioned comfort on a modern catamaran with rooftop deck. Sealink’s Big Island Day Tour offers the following facilities:

  • Ramp access directly onto modern catamaran
  • Wheelchair access on vessel in air conditioned comfort
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Please note, beach wheelchairs are not available, so please be mindful that this tour has two hours on Whitehaven Beach.
SeaLink Whitsundays Reservations and Enquiries

Whitsunday Drive, Shute Harbour QLD 4802 Phone 1300 317 445 Email [email protected]