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|Destination||Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island|
|Departure Location||Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie Marina|
|Trip Length||Full Day|
|Season Rates||Standard pricing valid for travel between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022.|
Spend the whole day experiencing the magic of Whitsunday Island- home to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. This day cruise offers the most time on the island and the longest permit to Whitehaven Beach than any other tour.
Whitehaven Beach is frequently voted top ten in Australia if not the world! This 7km stretch of sand is made up of 98% pure silica leaving it breathtakingly white and soft. Surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and contrasting green forest, it is clear why this is the most photographed beach in Australia.
Your day will consist of informative hikes from both ends of Whitehaven Beach. Take the bushwalk to the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout at the Northern end of the beach, whilst at the Southern end you can enjoy the walk to the newly built lookout point over Whitehaven and Solway Passage. Relax and unwind after, at the southern, less frequented, end of the beach.
Please note: Whitsunday Island is an uninhabited island and as such does not contain any shops or cafes. There are also only a few toilets. Please prepare accordingly.
1. You will be transferred by one of the Cruise Whitsundays vessels to the southern end of Whitehaven Beach for the beginning of your tour. The crew will advise you of your day itinerary including the trip to Hill Inlet and a guided walk to the South Whitehaven lookout.
2. Enjoy a leisurely cruise in the smaller Whitehaven based vessel. This will cover the full length of Whitehaven Beach and across Hill Inlet to the landing point. Enjoy a guided bushwalk including informative commentary about the history of the island and the traditional owners- the Ngaro people. Don’t forget your camera as you will want to capture the view from the top!
4. Your day will also feature walks on the Whitehaven Beach lookout, the Solway Circuit and to Chance Bay. Your guide will provide you with start times for these walks on the day. Solway Circuit Lookout is an approximately 30-minute walk at a steady pace. It offers incredible flora and fauna and beautiful views out over the Solway Passage and out to Pentecost and Haslewood Islands.Chance Bay is a leisurely 90 minutes return option through the rainforest to this stunning secluded beach. You will have time to spend on this beach before your return.
5. Alternatively, if you would prefer to relax for the afternoon in the white sands of Whitehaven Beach you are free to do just that!
6. Full day guests will join the two half day tours available with an exclusive guide on attendance throughout the day. After your Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Adventure Day Tour, hop aboard your vessel back to Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie Marina.
Please Note: This is a sample tour plan; your itinerary is based on the weather and tidal conditions experienced at the time of travel.
“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services “you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking “we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.
For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.
Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.
If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.
Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee. All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees. Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.
In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.
You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier. You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly. You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly. If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.
By confirming a booking of a cruise, you and all Passengers travelling under the booking are bound by this agreement, which is comprised of: (1) these standard terms and conditions, and (2) the Booking Confirmation.
BOOKING (a) Confirmed Booking. Your booking is confirmed when: 1. you have made the booking, complete with all information we require, and have confirmed it with our Airlie Beach Office the day before departure (Ph: +61 7 4846 7000); 2. you have paid us the Fare, according to the terms of this agreement; and 3. we have sent you a Booking Confirmation. (b) Fare. The Fare for your cruise is the amount stated in your Booking Confirmation, noting that: 1. We reserve the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary. 2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. 3. Prices are valid for travel from 1 April 2021 to 31 December 2022. (c) Child Fares 1. Child Fares are for children aged between 4 and 14. 2. Infants under 4 travel free of charge but we must be advised at time of booking. 3. With the exception of Great Barrier Reef Adventures, infant meals are not included on Day Cruises. 4. Child Fares may vary in price and ages when operated by a 3rd party provider. (d) Inclusions. Your Booking Confirmation sets out the details of all goods/services that are included in your cruise.
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL (a) Weather. Check the weather – for passenger safety reasons, all cruises will only proceed in suitable sea and weather conditions. (b) Luggage. Passengers must comply with the relevant luggage requirements set out on the Website. (c) Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend passengers take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover any unforeseen circumstances. (d) Fit to Travel. You must ensure that you are medically and physically fit for travel. Before you confirm your booking, you must advise us of any medical or physical condition(s) that may require medical attention, medication or special treatment during your cruise/stay. We may also ask you to complete a health questionnaire. If a guest has a condition that we decide may significantly affect the enjoyment, health or safety of themselves or any other person on board, we can refuse or cancel a booking. 1. For diving. A third-party provider operates the diving activity. They may require divers to complete a medical questionnaire and satisfy age and medical requirements. We understand divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving. We recommend you check requirements with Reef Safari Pty Ltd, the third-party operator. 2. For Reef Sleep/Suites - Please return the medical disclosure form to Cruise Whitsundays 24 hours prior to departure.
ON THE DAY OF TRAVEL (a) Check In. You must check in with our representative at the location stated on your Booking Confirmation no more than 1 hour and no later than 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. (b) Dangerous Goods. Your luggage must not contain any items which in our opinion are dangerous, illegal, liable to harm or annoy other guests, or otherwise unsuitable. Animals (except guide dogs) are not permitted on board. We reserve the right to deny boarding or eject any Passenger that fails to comply with this clause.
ON BOARD (a) No Smoking Policy - All our vessels adhere to smoke free rules in accordance with relevant state government regulations. Unless designated areas have been created and assigned Passengers are not permitted to smoke (including e-cigarettes) on board. (b) Children. 1. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer (this excludes residential travel) 2. Minimum age for Reef Sleep/Suites is 6 years and all children must be accompanied by an adult carer. (c) Safety. 1. Passengers must always follow and carry out all lawful directions of the Master and/or crewmembers of the vessel. 2. Passengers must take all reasonable precautions for their own safely and the safety of any person in their care (particularly children). This includes using hand and guard rails at all times as provided around the vessel, appropriately restraining children and ensuring that children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and paying attention to the safety briefing given by crewmembers at the commencement of carriage. 3. Passengers are advised and required to take particular care in conditions of inclement, rough or heavy weather or as advised by the crew. 4. Neither we, the vessel nor any crewmember shall be held responsible for any loss or damage (including personal injury) suffered by any person, as a result of breach of that person’s safety obligations, or their failure to utilise all safety devices and precautions as provided and/or advised on board the vessel, or caused by any passenger acting in an unreasonable, unnecessary or unsafe manner.
GUEST AMENDMENTS, PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS The tables below set out the consequences that the parties agree will apply in the event of a Guest Cancellation. A reduction in guests or name change will be treated as a guest cancellation. Subject to availability, you may amend your booking (the date of travel, the components of your package or the number of Guests) as follows: REEFSUITES AND REEFSLEEP Guest Amendments 1. Free of charge more than 14 days prior to check in 2. No amendments allowed within 14 days of check-in. Full cancellation fees apply. Guest Cancellation Reefsleep - 100% cancellation fees apply within 14 days of departure Reefsuites - 100% cancellation fees apply within 30 days of departure DAY CRUISES Guest Amendments 1. Free of charge more than 48 hours prior to departure 2. Within 48 hours prior to departure, fare difference and third party amendment fees will be incurred Guest Cancellation 1. Fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to departure 2. 100% cancellation fees apply within 48 hours of departure FLEXI FARE 1. Flexi Fare is only available on selected day tours; 2. Bookings that have Flexi Fare applied can only be amended outside of 12 hours of departure; 3. Bookings that have Flexi Fare applied can only be date changed to a new travel date within 7 days of original departure date; 4. Bookings that have Flexi Fare applied are only allowed one date change; 5. Bookings that have Flexi Fare applied will still be subject to Cancellation Terms and Conditions of the original booking date CANCELLATION (a) Your cruise or accommodation could be cancelled under one of the following three circumstances: 1. A cancellation arising from your actions, through no fault of ours – see ‘Guest Cancellations’. 2. A cancellation by us arising from external consequences that make our performance of the agreement impossible (for example a Force Majeure event, or the actions of a third party e.g. new government regulation) – see ‘Force Majeure Cancellations’. 3. Any other cancellation by us – see ‘Our Cancellations’. (b) Force Majeure Cancellations. For all cruise and accommodation types, in the event of a Force Majeure Cancellation, we will provide you with a Credit note of an amount equal to the monies paid to us under the booking. The credit note can be applied to the cost of a future cruise with us. Time limits and other criteria and conditions may apply. (c) Our Cancellations. For all cruise types, in the event of Our Cancellation, we will provide you with the option to receive one of the following: 1. (where available) travel on an alternative service of similar value; 2. an alternate service of the same value at a later date; 3. a full refund of monies paid to us under the booking; or 4. a credit note of an amount equal to the monies paid to us under the booking . (d) Refund Payment. Any credit note or refund payable by us under this agreement will be calculated to take into account the monies actually paid under the booking. Any refund will be payable to the person who paid for the booking or to the first person named on the booking. If a booking was made through a Travel Agent, any refund will be returned to that Travel Agent for their payment to the guest.
OUR OPERATIONS (a) Connections. We cannot guarantee our schedule. To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any costs deriving from the failure of a Passenger to connect with other services. As a result, Passengers should allow ample time for connections. (b) Warranties, Exclusions and Limitation of Liability. 1. To the extent permissible by law (and without limiting the operation of any statutory guarantee under the ACL), we will not be liable for any death or personal injury, loss of or damage to luggage or goods, consequential losses, loss of profit or any similar claims arising from any use of the services or arising out of our negligence, including delay, or any inaccuracy with respect to information relating to transport, services or pricing. 2. We are not liable in negligence for harm suffered by anyone as a result of the materialisation of an obvious risk of any dangerous recreational activities. You and any passengers travelling under this booking are made aware of the obvious risks of boarding a cruise and participating in any related activities. 3. To the extent that part of the services are supplied to the guest by a third party, any warranty offered by us in relation to those services will be limited to our right of redress against the third party arising out of any alleged fault or defect in the services. 4. Nothing in this agreement restricts, limits or modifies your rights or remedies as a consumer against us for failure of a statutory guarantee under the ACL.
DEFINITIONS (a) ACL means the Australian Consumer Law as that term is defined in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). (b) Booking Confirmation means the notification from us to you containing the details of your booking. (c) Dollars or $ means Australian Dollars. (d) Force Majeure event means an event or circumstance which is beyond our control and without our fault or negligence and which was not reasonably preventable, including: 1. riot, war, invasion or acts of terrorism; 2. requisition or compulsory acquisition by any governmental or competent authority, a material change in legislation or directions by a government authority; 3. medical outbreak, or contamination of any kind; 4. earthquakes, flood, fire or other physical natural disasters; and 5. strikes or industrial disputes which affect an essential part of the service. (e) Passenger means anyone travelling with us under your booking. (f) We/us means Cruise Whitsundays Pty Ltd, ABN 70 105 420 737. (g) You means the person or entity that made the booking and is named in the Booking Confirmation.
See the Whitsundays from all angles on this air, land and sea adventure spectacular! With visits to some of the most iconic Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Island locations. The only way to visit the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands on the same day!
Perfect for those without strong sea legs this purpose-built jet boat will have you seeing all the wonders of the Whitsunday Islands without the sea sickness! Enquire now for fun for the whole family!
You can’t miss this beautiful purple catamaran and you won’t want to! Offering an exciting day sail in the beautiful Whitsundays- you will walk on Whitehaven and swim coral reefs under the warm Aussie sun! Book today!
Can't decide which island? Visit both! If you would like to visit more than one island and want to have time to experience the attractions of each, our 'Twin Island Escape' to Daydream and Hamilton Islands is for you.
See the absolute best of the best with Cruise Whitsundays! This tour covers everything you would expect from the ultimate Whitehaven Beach day out- book now!
Explore the bright white silica sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach, before heading over to the beautiful resort island that is Daydream to continue your day in paradise!
Whitsunday Island and Hamilton Island hold some of the most iconic locations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Cruise Whitsundays will show you a day out that will quickly become the highlight of your holiday!
Enjoy a fantastic half day cruise to the stunning Whitehaven Beach with Cruise Whitsundays! Scenic route of the Whitsunday Islands, spending 2-hours at Whitehaven Beach!
Cannot decide how to spend the best day of your life? The Fly & Cruise Packages Combine the choice of a fixed-wing scenic flight, Heli flight or Seaplane adventure with the fast cruising of the Whitsundays Boat Tour to Whitehaven Beach.
For an exhilarating twist on GSL’s signature 60-minute scenic flight, take the ride of a lifetime in a helicopter; offering stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands and the iconic Great Barrier Reef! For a truly extraordinary Whitsunday experience, this helicopter flight is not to be missed!
Travel direct to Whitehaven Beach and create your own itinerary and Whitsunday experience. Explore Whitehaven Beach, the Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Complimentary use of equipment and acitivies.
Our signature one-hour scenic flight offers stunning views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands and iconic coral formations that make up the Great Barrier Reef! This flight is not to be missed for a truly remarkable Whitsunday experience!
Do you want to surprise that special someone with the most memorable flight of your life? Visit the most romantic sights of the Whitsundays in this once in a lifetime helicopter experience. Enquire now!
If you’re looking for the fastest way to visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, then look no further! Maximise your time on this iconic Whitsunday location with our tour today!
Lady Enid is a luxury yacht available exclusively for adults for a group sail in the stunning Whitsundays! Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs in this relaxing day out on the water!
Enjoy a half day experience on an incredible Ocean Rafting adventure! Swim at two stunning reef locations and sink your toes into silica sand in this great day out for the whole family!
Spend as much time as possible on the iconic Whitehaven Beach! Swim the Coral Sea and bask in tropical sunshine while travelling in the incredible Ocean Rafting speed boat! Perfect for families!
Ocean Rafting Fly & Raft Package provides the best view from above, on, and below the water in the stunning Whitsundays! Enjoy a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and choose from either the Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour for the best day in the sun!
This 60-minute scenic flight will be the highlight of your Whitsunday stay! See the iconic sights of the Great Barrier Reef from the best vantage point available. Enquire now!
Snorkel in the most magnificent coral gardens of the Whitsundays and stroll along the world-famous Whitehaven Beach on this fabulous day sail with Providence V. Experience the sailing of yesteryear today!
Camp in the beautiful Whitsundays with the Scamper Camping Transfer. It’s an adult choose-your-own-adventure with amazing overnight stays in some of the best National Parks on the Whitsunday Islands! Enquire now!
This award-winning tour offers an exhilarating 600-horsepower experience in the magical Whitsunday Islands! Enjoy a snorkelling adventure and a visit to Whitehaven Beach to make memories to last a lifetime!
This day tour is perfect for the young and old alike! Offering stable and comfortable cruising to Whitsunday Island for the ultimate Whitehaven day tour, the Whitehaven Xpress is an experience not to be missed- book today!
If you’re looking for the fastest way to visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, then look no further! Maximise your time on this iconic Whitsunday location with our tour today!
ZigZag Whitsundays combines the must-see locations of the Whitsundays such as Whitehaven Beach including a resort visit at the tropical Palm Bay Resort, Long Island in speed & comfort!
During this spectacular seaplane experience you will enjoy the pure swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach without the crowds! Relax, sunbathe, swim and explore on your own private stretch of sand today followed by a snorkelling location.
Want to see and do it all? Visit iconic Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, colourful Daydream Island Resort and Spa and famous Hamilton Island. An amazing day cruising the Whitsundays!
Immerse yourself in a Whitsunday Island adventure, explore the Hill Inlet lookout, relax at Whitehaven Beach and snorkel the beautiful coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.
MV Mantaray is perfect for the families that can’t agree! There are multiple options to dive, snorkel, sunbathe, and relax in the Whitsundays with this full day tour. Book today!
Sail the Whitsundays in speed and style aboard ex-racing yacht the Southern Cross! This breath-taking day experience takes you to the iconic Whitsunday locations including Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. Enquire now!
Experience all the sights of the Whitsundays in a thrilling over-reef 60 minute flight! Enquire now to find out how you can get your heart racing today!
Enjoy all the sights of the Whitsunday Islands in a stunning half day experience! Fly low over the Great Barrier Reef and sink your toes into the pure white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach- book today!
Mix adrenaline and relaxation in the beautiful Whitsundays with the Jetski Adventure and Whitehaven Beach! Spend the morning making waves and the afternoon dipping your toes in the water with Cruise Whitsundays!
Expereience relaxed sailing on board the S.V. Sabatayn with Lux Whitsundays, for a comfortable sailing and snorkelling cruise!
Choose from two special tours in this family friendly day out on the water! Both will involve visits to the stunning Whitehaven Beach and incredible snorkelling opportunities on the fringing coral reefs of the Whitsundays. Not to be missed!
Get the most out of your visit to the Whitsundays by combining two of the very best day tours on offer! Chill and sail one day and get your thrills on a high-speed adventure the next! Book today!