Whitehaven Beach Chill And Grill Experience

Spend the day at Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a gourmet lunch!
Airlie Beach, Australia
Full day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 8 am, End 6 pm
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All Ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
What's Included

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays with up to 6 hours on Whitehaven Beach
  • Guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Walk to Whitehaven Beach Lookout
  • Gourmet burgers on the beach
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Beach games
  • Protective stinger suits
  • Dedicated host for the duration of the day
What to Expect

Chill and grill on this Whitehaven Beach tour. You'll spend the whole day experiencing the wonders of the Whitehaven Beach area. Enjoy swimming, hiking, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun. No other day cruise provides as much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach.


This tour begins with a pick up at your port (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, or Daydream Island) between 7:15 am and 8:30 am to cruise to the 7-kilometre long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. From the beach’s northern end, you'll embark on a leisurely 1.3-kilometre return guided hike to Hill Inlet Lookout. This short hike follows a path walked by the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. With a backdrop of tropical rainforest, Whitehaven Beach is regularly crowned Australia’s #1 beach. Pristine, pure, perfect – the silica sand is dazzlingly white, washed in on the tide over thousands of years.


After taking photos at the top of the lookout and walking back to Whitehaven’s southern end, you'll have time to swim in the teal waters or relax on the sand. Whitehaven Beach offers up 7km of shore to explore – swim, snorkel, laze on the sand, or even take a hike through the forest to an ocean lookout or secret swimming spot. Feeling up for a challenge? Grab your friends and tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach Lookout to view the length of Whitehaven Beach.


The tour includes morning and afternoon tea, plus a delicious gourmet burger on Whitehaven Beach. At the end of the day, the tour will cruise you back to your port (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, or Daydream Island) between 5 pm and 6 pm.

    Tour Options
    • Whitehaven Beach Full Day - Chill and Grill (ex Port of Airlie)
      Departing at 7:15 AM Returning at 5:10 PM Duration 1 Day
      FromAUD $239
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    • Whitehaven Beach Full Day - Chill and Grill (ex Daydream Island)
      Departing at 7:50 AM Returning at 4:20 PM Duration 1 Day
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    • Whitehaven Beach Full Day - Chill and Grill (ex Hamilton Island)
      Departing at 8:30 AM Returning at 4:10 PM Duration 1 Day
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    Frequently Asked Questions
    • Swimwear and beach towel
    • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and protective clothing
    • Light jacket/sweater for a cool or windy day
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Camera
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    Day cruises departing Airlie Beach

    Day cruises depart from our Maritime Terminal at 24 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach. The terminal features convenient airport-style check-in and baggage conveyor belts, a large café with indoor and outdoor eating areas, a gift shop, and comfortably seated waiting areas. Upon booking, you will be given a day cruise departure time. Check-in is 30-40 minutes prior to your departure time.

    Day cruises departing Hamilton Island

    Day cruises depart from the main marina opposite the Ice Cream Parlour at Hamilton Island. You’ll be required to catch a coach from your resort to the marina, please check with your resort reception for coach times. Upon booking, you will be given a day cruise departure time. Check in is 30-40 minutes prior to your departure time.

    Island resort connections

    The tour offfers transfers from Port of Airlie, Hamilton Island Airport, Hamilton Island Marina, and Shute Harbour. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Please note luggage check-in closes 15 minutes before departure.

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    National Parks have recently installed two large covered areas to provide shade for visitors to Whitehaven Beach, as there is limited natural shade available. To assist guests at Whitehaven Beach, the tour also has two large marquees set up to provide additional cover. The tour can also provide individual sun shades, please ask your onboard crew for further details (subject to availability).

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    Luggage cannot be taken on this day tour.

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    Our vaccination policy provides guidance in the absence of mandated state-based health orders and/or other Government directives.

    We believe that this policy helps to safeguard our valued guests, our employees, and the communities in which we operate across the country.

    We will continue to diligently monitor this ever-evolving landscape and will make amendments to our policy as and when required.

    Extended Journeys: Guests booked on the below journeys will be required to be fully vaccinated for travel from 1 January 2022.

    Extended journeys and tours where overnight accommodation is necessary include: The Ghan, Indian Pacific, and Great Southern rail journeys; Outback Spirit, its camps, and lodges; Sal Salis, Cruise Whitsunday’s Reefstays and Horizontal Falls overnight adventures.

    Proof of vaccination will be required at check-in and must be sighted by the supplier's staff.

    Any Federal and/or State government mandates requiring vaccination before the date mentioned above will supersede the above date.

    The supplier aims to provide guests with confidence that our incredible crews, guides, hosts and fellow travellers who will be with them on their extended journey/tour will be fully vaccinated.

    Guests and employees with a contraindication to any available COVID vaccine may receive an exemption provided they can provide a valid medical certificate and record a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to the time of departure.

    Non-vaccinated exempted guests may also be subject to additional specific requirements, such as the use of PPE, for example wearing a face mask throughout their journey, except while eating and drinking, or in their private cabin/quarters.

    Guests who are unable to meet these vaccination requirements are requested to contact the supplier or their travel agent for assistance with their booking, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

    Guests who are unable to receive both vaccines for travel from 1 January 2022, will unfortunately not be able to travel with us at this time.

    In this circumstance, please notify the supplier a minimum of 45 days prior to your departure/stay/experience for assistance in organising a future travel credit or alternative arrangement.

    Day Experiences: Our preference is that all guests who book and travel with us on a day experience are fully vaccinated.

    Guests may be requested to verify their vaccination status and if unvaccinated, should be aware that they may be required to wear face masks and physically distance.

    All government mandates applicable to vaccine requirements for visitors to day venues and service experiences will supersede the supplier's day experience policy.

    Day experiences include: The Overland, Cruise Whitsundays day tours, Rottnest Express, Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney, Darwin Harbour Cruises, Eureka Skydeck and Eureka 89, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures day trips.

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    Terms & Conditions:

    • 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.
    • No Smoking Policy - All 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.
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer (this excludes residential travel).
    • Passengers must always follow and carry out all lawful directions of the Master and/or crewmembers of the vessel. Passengers must take all reasonable precautions for their own safety 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.

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Schedule changes may occur. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled, the tour will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. The itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels. All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests. Some tours will require a change in the vessel for connection to the Whitehaven Beach vessel.
    • Changes permitted up to 1 day prior (fees may apply) 100% cancellation fees apply within 48 hours of departure
    • Your cruise or accommodation could be cancelled under one of the following three circumstances:
      • A cancellation arising from your actions, through no fault of ours 
      • 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) 
      • Any other cancellation by the tour 

    Pickup Locations
    • - Meet at Hamilton Island Marina
    • Daydream Island

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