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Enjoy a full day to unwind at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday Islands: postcard–perfect Whitehaven Beach. Have ample free time to swim, snorkel far from the crowds, and hike to Hill Inlet lookout for amazing views of the white sands and turquoise seas of Whitehaven Beach. Get away from the crowds and Whitehaven Beach and use the provided snorkeling equipment for a peak underwater experience. Your small-group tour with an informative guide has numbers limited to 16 people, and includes lunch and afternoon tea.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Whitehaven Beach, from Port Airlie, Hamilton Island and Daydream Island
  • Cruise along the coast of Australia's spectacular Whitsunday Islands
  • Follow your guide to Hill Inlet lookout for a postcard-perfect view of Whitehaven Beach
  • Explore or lounge around Whitehaven beach, more than four miles (seven km) of white sands
  • Snorkel at the pristine reef at Esk Island (conditions permitting)
  • Small-group tour with maximum of 16 passengers ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Whitehaven Beach Cruise Including Hill Inlet Walk

Whitehaven Beach Lookout

After pickup from your hotel, depart from the dock at Port Airlie, Hamilton Island or Dream Island and travel to Whitehaven Beach. Upon arrival, transfer to a smaller boat and hear the options for the day’s activities (depending on conditions) from your guide.

Among the options for your time at Whitehaven Beach: have several hours of free time at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach, where your guide sets up a base with beach umbrellas, games and a picnic lunch to enjoy at your leisure. If you have any questions, your guide is available throughout the day.

A guided boat tour takes you to Hill Inlet where you disembark for a leisurely walk led by your guide (suitable for all fitness levels) to Hill Inlet's lookout point. Admire stunning views from this popular vantage point and hear the history of the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Informative displays along the path detail the history, flora and fauna of this pretty area.

Conditions permitting, take a short boat ride to Esk Island, a rarely-visited gem with a small reef that has great snorkeling. Use the provided snorkeling gear and check out the colorful fish coral reef and fish. If the conditions at Esk Island are unfavorable, your guide takes you to an alternate location for snorkeling.

At the end of your time on Whitehaven beach, your small group will be picked up by boat. Enjoy afternoon tea on the boat as you relax after your day of beach fun. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

E D S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Brilliant trip. Great guide. Wonderful day.

Adam V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing place!

MICHAEL T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent day special the inlet view an experience I will never forget the tour guide was top class a trip not to miss

Kathy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Definitely a must do if you go to the Whitsundays. The tour guide was fantastic and nature put on a beautiful show with the fish coming right up to my goggles to say hello and a turtle just cruising by!

PATRICK C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Spent 2 weeks driving from Cairns to Brisbane, and undoubtedly the highlight of of our fortnight was this cruise. Our guide Craig was superb, so enthusiastic, so knowledgeable and approachable he really made it for us. Unmissable

GRAHAM K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great day and amazing views.

Geoffrey N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A truly great day out and our guide for the inlet walk was particularly helpfull in explaining about the terrain.
If you only do one tour mak it this one.

Stephen L Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This is a 'must-see' place during your tour of Australia. Stunningly beautiful..

emma c

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

Great tour, great guide!!!! Down side was the lunch supplied having no options when booking to provide details of lunch and having a dAiry allergy there was nothing in the lunch provided I could eat except a piece of fruit !

suehardman50

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Tour content was good only let down by the weather and the Half Marathon been run on the beach. Beach was far too crowded to make the trip special and because there is nothing to do when weather is bad we had too much time spent waiting for boat to return! Snorkelling in the morning was good but needed more time and hill walk was nice. Boat crossing was very bumpy but that was due to weather, staff were very good

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