After pickup at the dock in Port Airlie or Hamilton Island, step aboard your spacious boat and glide through Solway Passage to Whitehaven Beach, a postcard–perfect beach with white sands that stretch four miles (seven km) along the coast on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the Whitsunday Islands.
Have more than one hour free to wander along the beach, cool off in the warm clear water and snap photos of the gorgeous scenery. Then reboard your boat and enjoy morning tea as your captain heads to Daydream Island. When booking, choose between two lunch options for Daydream Island: Boat House Bakery — a casual venue with a selection of sandwiches, salads and baked goods; or a relaxing two-course lunch at Mermaids Restaurant.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Lounge on the beach, stroll the flat coastal paths, or take a rainforest walk where you may see wallabies and birds. Daydream Island has great activities for families and couples, including the resort's popular Living Reef Coral Lagoon — a man–made coral reef with colorful fish, a lemon shark and stingrays. Go swimming or snorkeling, or stay dry and play mini-golf (additional activities at extra cost).
Your captain returns you to your original departure point at the end of your full-day cruise.