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Tour code: 3987TWOISLAND
Visit two islands in the world–famous Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour from Port Airlie, traveling in style aboard a high-speed, air-conditioned catamaran. Enjoy activities such as swimming and snorkeling at Whitehaven Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday Islands. At Hamilton Island, explore amenities such as walking trails, boutiques and restaurants, then check out Australian animals including koalas at Wild Life Hamilton Island. Enjoy free time at each location along with the ease of included transportation and lunch.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hamiton Island, from Port Airlie
  • Cruise in style and comfort aboard a deluxe motorized catamaran
  • Admire the turquiose water and white sand of Whitehaven Beach, one of the world's top beaches
  • Explore Hamilton Island, the South Pacific's biggest resort island
  • Have a choice of lunch venues on Hamilton Island
  • Explore Hamilton Island for 2.5 hours with a complimentary shuttle from the marina

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What You Can Expect

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

Board your deluxe catamaran at Port Airlie and set out on your full-day cruise to two of the island highlights of the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions, with five miles (seven kilometers) of pristine white–sand beach and crystal clear waters. Whitehaven Beach is located on the largest island in the region, Whitsunday Island, which is fully protected and uninhabited. The shallow waters are home to various turtle species along with an astounding variety of colorful fish and other marine life.

Cosmopolitan Hamilton Island is the largest island resort in the South Pacific. It features a range of boutiques, restaurants, bars, swimming pools and more than 40 optional activities such as stand–up paddleboard rentals, walking trails and Wild Life Hamilton Island, where Australian native animals such as koalas, dingoes and wombats can be viewed up close.

Choose from two options that offer different lunch venues. The option with lunch at Marina Tavern starts by spending the morning at Hamilton Island, followed by the trip to Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon. If you select the 2-course lunch at Manta Ray Cafe, your day begins with a visit Whitehaven Beach in the morning, then head over to Hamilton Island for lunch and time to explore in the afternoon.

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Customer Reviews

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What to say about this except it is absolutely beautiful !!! It is the best place I've been in Australia with the Horizontal falls Broome by far !!
Whitehaven beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and I AGREE : The best beach I've seen in my life !! An amazing white sand, turquoise water, a sensation of serenity and the feeling of being in holiday and out of everything, thank also to the unbelievable surrounding landscape.

This is the best spot of the East cost.

Keith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great trip, plenty of time at both whitehaven and Hamilton. Boat and all staff were fantastic!

Charmian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very good trip. Especially as the boat went all round the Whitsunday Islands. We loved it.

Alanna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Amazing! The most perfect beach ever, service was great!

Graham K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A great day out with excellent sea craft and crews. Whitehaven Beach a special place to see and enough time to enjoy it. Hamilton Island delightful, again with time available to enjoy and a decent lunch provided.

Susan W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Fantastic...Wonderful fun filled unforgettable Day.

Marisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach. Not really beening a beach person, we spent enough time there, swimming and relaxing. The time at Hamilton Island was great! Even having been there before on several occasions, the day trip was not rushed. Very enjoyable day and worth it. Much more than we expected when we booked.

saz United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Great day out. Just enough time on Hamilton island and Whitehaven beach. Took the opportunity to hire a golf buggy on Hamilton Island which was a great way to get around and see as much as possible in the time there. Could have stayed longer on Whitehaven beach but who wouldn't want to in such a beautiful place. Good value for money and excellent lunch provided.

Gordon H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2009

We had a wonderful day visiting Hamilton Island and then onto Whitehaven Beach. The crew are extremely helpful and friendly and the BBQ lunch was yummy!

Jack D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2009

What a beautiful part of the world. Next time I will sail it.
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