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Hamilton Island -> Whitehaven Beach

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Hamilton Island -> Whitehaven Beach

Hi All,

We are staying on HI for 4 nights and have already booked a helicopter tour over whitehaven beach, hill inlet, heart reef and reef world etc.

Our question is do you think it is worthwhile doing a boat tour from HI to whitehaven beach and hill inlet as well?

If so, are there water taxi's that just jump across to whitehaven beach or do we need to book a tour (there are only a few I can find online leaving from HI). Or are you able to go to the marina and find a tour?

Any information you have would be very grateful, many thanks


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1. Re: Hamilton Island -> Whitehaven Beach

Depends if you enjoy walking on the beach, swimming, hiking, etc, or if you're just happy to look at it from above. Unless you will be on Hamilton in peak time (eg school holidays, HI Yacht Race, etc) you should be able to pick up a tour or charter at the marina without booking a long way ahead. Just go to the marina on your first day there and ask them about availability, but check the weather forecast before you actually book something.

I don't think HI has a 'water taxi' for Whitehaven, so you will likely have to take a tour of some sort. There is a ferry that leaves from Airlie beach, but I don't know if it stops to pick up passengers at HI.

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2. Re: Hamilton Island -> Whitehaven Beach

No there aren't any water taxis but you can visit Whitehaven by seaplane and they drop you off and pick you up at an agreed time to fit in with their schedules... There isn't any shade on Whitehaven so it depends how long you wish to stay


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