Whitehaven Beach

The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven Beach stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the Whitsundays’ 74 islands. The magical views from the lookout at Hill Inlet have entranced many a traveller. There are many ways to get to Whitehaven Beach, with trips of all kinds departing from Airlie Beach every day.

Ocean Rafting

Adults: $164.00
Children: $105.00 (2-14)
Family: $490.00 (2A/2C)

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An exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkeling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! Their semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkeling lessons and the pleasure of a small group.

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Tour features:

  • Two itineraries available: Northern Exposure (more snorkeling time) or Southern Lights (more beach time). Both include Whitehaven Beach; Hill Inlet lookout and snorkeling at either Hook or Border Islands
  • The Northern Exposure departs 8.45am, returns 3.30pm and the Southern Lights departs 10am, returns 4.30pm
  • Courtesy bus pick up
  • Tropical buffet lunch at Whitehaven Beach (optional extra)
  • All snorkeling equipment including masks, snorkels and flotation devices
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Cake for afternoon tea
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Fly & Raft Package

Adults: $409.00
Children: $359.00 (2-14)

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach, then ride the tropical waters on Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour. Each Ocean Rafting adventure offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. The Southern Lights tour offers more beach time and the Northern Exposure tour offers more snorkelling time.

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Tour features:

  • 60 minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, including Heart Reef
  • Full day Ocean Rafting adventure to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Tropical buffet lunch on Whitehaven Beach
  • Informative commentary throughout
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Courtesy transfers
  • Wetsuit/sunsuit

Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise

Adults:$115.00
Children: $45.00 (4-14)

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Explore the more remote beautiful bays, islands and beaches and see the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this fully guided half day cruise to Whitehaven Beach. Departing at lunch time and returning 6 hours later this is the perfect cruise for those short on time, with small children or just wanting a shorter cruise option to a magnificent destination.

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Tour features:

  • Morning tour departs 7.15am; returns 1.45pm
  • Afternoon tour departs 11.55am; returns 6.10pm
  • Tea, coffee and cake
  • Sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and wine are available to purchase on board
  • Fully guided cruise with commentary

Afternoon Departure
Adults: $128.00
Children: $68.00 (4-14)

Daydream Island and Whitehaven Beach Day Tour

Adults: From $218.00
Children: $119.00 (4-14)

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Your day begins with a cruise to Whitehaven Beach, where you can wander along the 7km shoreline – beachcombing, bushwalking and wading in warm, crystal-clear water. From here, cruise via Hamilton Island for a quick vessel change and onto Daydream Island, where you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore the island or relax by the pool. Make time to experience the Living Reef, one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, with a stop at the Living Reef Centre to learn more about tropical marine life.

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Tour features:

  • Morning tour departs 7.15am; returns 6.20pm
  • Afternoon tour departs 11.15am; returns 6.20pm
  • Experience the Living Reef and Living Reef Centre
  • Delicious two-course lunch on Daydream Island
  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays, with up to 2 hours at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Use of the resort areas and pools on Daydream Island

Twin Island Guided Tour

Adults: $235.00
Children: $125.00 (4-14)

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Experience two of the Whitsundays’ iconic destinations in one day – The silica sands of the spectacular Whitehaven Beach & chic Hamilton Island. Once arriving at the famous Whitehaven Beach your guide will take you on a peaceful morning bushwalk around Solway Circuit soaking in the views of the surrounding islands & the southern end of Whitehaven Beach. Then you’re welcome to relax on this picturesque stretch of sand, enjoy a refreshing dip in the Coral Sea or participate in some of the beach games. You’ll then cruise through Solway Passage, over to the sought after holiday destination Hamilton Island. Lunch will be served overlooking the Hamilton Island Yacht Club & the luxurious Marina.

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Tour features:

  • Departs 7am; Returns 6.10pm
  • Morning tea & Lunch
  • Morning bushwalk around Solway Circuit
  • Guided walking tour of Hamilton Island
  • Free time to relax or explore Hamilton Island

Camira

Adults: $209.00
Children: $145.00 (4-14)

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‘Camira’ is a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance. Camira is one of the world’s fastest commercial sailing catamarans, capable of sailing at speeds up to 30 knots! Explore the magnificent Whitehaven Beach followed by a guided walk to The Hill Inlet Lookout.

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Tour features:

  • Departs 8am; Returns 5.45pm
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • BBQ lunch at Whitehaven Beach
  • All refreshments throughout the day, including beer and wine from 11am
  • Guided Walk up to The Hill Inlet Lookout, one of Australia’s most photographed locations
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Whitehaven Xpress

Adults: $190.00
Children: $130.00 (4-14)
Student/Seniors: $175.00
Infant: $60.00 (0-4)
Family: $600.00 (2a & 2c)

Whitehaven Xpress cruises to Whitehaven Beach for their famous Aussie Beach BBQ, also Hill Inlet Lookout and a third place for Snorkelling or a Glass-bottom boat tour. This tour is the longest running day trip in the Whitsundays, (Est. 1989).

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Tour features:

  • Departs 8:45am; Returns 4:30pm
  • Courtesy bus pick up
  • Morning tea, including tea and coffee
  • Afternoon Cheese platter
  • BBQ Lunch cooked to order on Whitehaven Beach
  • All Snorkelling equipment including masks, fins and Stinger suits.
  • Glass-bottom boat tour for non swimmers

Please note: Prices and itineraries were correct at time of publishing. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice at the operators’ discretion.