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  • Location:Whitsundays, Australia
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Best Whitsunday Islands Full-Day Cruise: Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

Explore Australia’s gorgeous Whitsunday Islands on a full-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island from Abel Point Marina, Hamilton Island or Long Island. Enjoy free time to stroll along the beaches, take scenic nature walks, or even snorkel or golf. On board, your friendly skipper will provide informative commentary about the sights you see. This is an amazing day out with a great mix of island time, cruising time and with lunch included.


  • Full-day Whitsunday Islands cruise
  • Visit world-famous Whitehaven Beach and admire spectacular coastal vistas
  • Discover marine life or take a relaxing nature walk on Daydream Island
  • Enjoy commentary from your friendly skipper
  • Morning and afternoon tea included, plus a choice of two lunch options

What You Can Expect

Best Whitsunday Islands Full-Day Cruise: Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

Whitehaven Beach

From your selected departure location -- Abel Point Marina, Hamilton Island or Long Island – board the vessel for your scenic full-day cruise. The crystal-clear waters of Solway Passage lead the way to world-famous Whitehaven Beach, a must-see 4-mile (7-km) stretch of coast on Whitsunday Island. This is the largest of the Whitsunday Islands, a collection of continental islands off the central coast of Queensland.

You'll get over an hour to experience what's argued as the most photographed beach in Australia. Wander along the beach, laze on the sand, or cool off in the azure waters.

Back on board, your friendly skipper will provide informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area as you sit back, breathe in the sea air, and enjoy morning tea on your way to Daydream Island. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing two-course lunch at Mermaids Restaurant or visit the Boathouse Bakery for a choice of bakery treats. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure.

This is a wonderful island for couples and families alike. A highlight here is the Living Reef Coral Lagoon -- a reef teeming with colorful fish and stingrays. Swim or snorkel for an aquatic adventure or stay on land to enjoy a round of golf at the mini-golf course (additional activities at extra cost).

If you’re feeling more leisurely, simply lounge on the beach, stroll the flat coastal paths, or take a rainforest walk, where you may see wallabies and birds. After your scenic, relaxing cruise, you’ll return to your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Great places to go and to see. It's always a pleasure cruising with the cruise company.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Pretty good - The only thing that would have made it better is if it had a more precise itinerary with more information of what our trip actually consisted of. However, we had a wonderful day and would recommend it to anybody else.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Very pleasant cruise with some good humour from the crew! Whitehaven Beach was beautiful.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

This really is just a ticket for the ferry rides and lunch. Whitehaven is beautiful, we just happened to get some bad weather. The ride out was really rough! Daydream was cheesy, in my opinion. The lunch was pretty bad, but the coffee was good.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2013

Whitehaven beach was beautiful! We had a good time swimming in the crystal clear waters.

Daydream Island however was quite average - it was really just a resort island.

We would recommend just a half day cruise to Whitehaven beach and skip Daydream Island all together.

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