Take the cruise with Hamilton Island as the first destination. Take the Blue bus tour to see the entire island and then lunch there before going to Whitehaven beach.
Make your way to the Port Airlie marina in time for an early-morning departure. Board your air-conditioned high-speed catamaran and set sail for the Whitsunday Islands.
If you’ve chosen the guided tour option, make your first stop at 4-mile (7-kilometer) Whitehaven Beach and enjoy dramatic views of one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. Follow your guide on a bushwalk along the Solway Circuit, stopping at some impressive viewpoints along the way, then return to the beach where you’ll have free time to swim, sunbathe, or play some beach games.
If you’ve chosen to visit on a self-guided tour, you will be dropped at the beach and have the morning to spend at your leisure.
Continue to Hamilton Island in time for lunch, cruising across the scenic Solway passage. Dine at either the Manta Ray Café (guided tour participants) or the Marina Tavern (self-guided tour participants) overlooking the marina. (Lunch is at own expense)
Spend the afternoon exploring Hamilton—the largest island resort in the South Pacific—either with or without your guide. All tour participants can use the island’s shuttle buses to hop between sights such as Front Street, Marina Village, One Tree Hill, and Cateye Beach, and there are ample walking trails and swimming beaches to choose from. Other possible activities include a visit to the Wild Life Hamilton Island nature park, where you can spot native Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, and crocodiles, or water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding.
Self-guided tour visitors can also opt to visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon.
After a full day exploring the Whitsundays, board your boat for the return journey and end your tour back at Airlie Beach.
Great tour to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Hamilton Island completes the feeling of being in a little paradise. Thank you. I like it T
Hi T, thanks for your review. We agree with you on both points! We're glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise.
When we booked this outing the agent at Whitsunday cruises talked us into changing from Friday to Saturday as “weather would be better”, she got that wrong. Weather was overcast and drizzling rain most of the time we were on the beach.sand remarkable and toilet...More
Would definitely recommend going to Whitehaven beach first as we had the beach to ourselves. So idyllic with soft white sand and the color of the water magical. Our next stop Hamilton island was quite busy but we enjoyed our lunch at the Marina tavern...More
We did the self guided tour with our kids. Got off the boat and on to the free bus near the ice cream shop and went to the first resort. We swam at the beach and in the resorts pool. The included lunch at the...More