We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 24 The Cove Rd | Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4846 7000
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Award winning 'Cruise Whitsundays' is the Whitsundays largest and most...

Award winning 'Cruise Whitsundays' is the Whitsundays largest and most experienced marine tourism operator offering a range of day cruises and Island Resort connections. Cruises visit the Great Barrier Reef (Reefworld and Knuckle Reef pontoons), Whitehaven Beach and island resorts on Hamilton Island and Daydream Island.

The multi-award winning Great Barrier Reefsleep overnight experience is Australia's most unique accommodation. 'Resort Connections' provide services between island resorts and the Whitsunday Coast and connecting the region's airports arrivals and departures. There are also tailor-made activities for the conference, incentive and Weddings market.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$77.05*
and up
Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
More Info
$140.09*
and up
Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
More Info
$128.41*
and up
Whitsunday Islands Full-Day Cruise: Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,017 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1126
    Excellent
  • 389
    Very good
  • 173
    Average
  • 78
    Poor
  • 102
    Terrible
Epic diving on a rainy day

My friend Sjuzi and I were worried the rain would spoil the fun but nothing like that happened. The captain navigated the boat from the rain to a pontoon where we went for a dive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
katarinka
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,017 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,868: English reviews
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
714 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 736 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were advised that despite not being able to dive or snorkel there would be enough for us to do and see on this tour, well not really It's a long sail, and on our day it was moderately rough and debatable if there would be any sun once we got to the reef. The main pontoon s closed for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barry B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend Sjuzi and I were worried the rain would spoil the fun but nothing like that happened. The captain navigated the boat from the rain to a pontoon where we went for a dive and saw amazing corals and turtles at the Great Barrier Reef. We had great guides for the dive - Nathan and Josh, who were amazing... More 

Helpful?
Thank katarinka
Saskatchewan, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took a day cruise to Whitehaven beach from Airlie Beach, that offered 6 hours on the beach, an option to snorkel and time at Betty's beach at the lookout. We stopped at Hamilton Island and Daydream island to pick up/drop off people, coming and going. We cruised by amazing scenery to get to Whitehaven, which is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Debbie L
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We helicoptered from Hamilton island to the Hardy Reef. A great trip out with fabulous views. Met by our dive crew for a very helpful briefing. Put on our gear and then dived between the two pontoons. Dive master showed us many interesting items and guided us along the most interesting and scenic route.

Helpful?
Thank Peter C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well run cruise by relaxed staff that knew what they were doing. Tony, Gabby and Charlie were great and the Siska boat was real nice. Cheers for a great couple days!

Helpful?
Thank Nathan R
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a quest for years to show my kids a real live reef. This trip did not disappoint. A beautiful vibrate reef and tons of fish. Mission accomplished. We brought our three boys, 16, 14, and 12. Couldn't get them out of the water. Friendly staff and they took great photos of the family underwater. Highly recommend this outing as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jackie L
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely have to tour with these guys very professional and alot of fun. we went to Whitehaven which was so beautiful well worth it.

Helpful?
Thank Debbie M
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very well organised day out and cruise to the Reef, picked up from hotel and taken to Quay for quick checking and boarding. Stopped at Hamilton Island for drop off and nice to see expensive boats before the Long sail out to the reef, the large cat was fast at 20 knots so allowing 4 hours on the reef complex.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janmotherearth
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a enjoyable day out at the reef where we saw lots of colourful fish. I suggest adding an extra activity for example the reef snorkel safari. The staff are friendly and helpful. The equipment appear to be kind of faded and old, but get the job done. Definitely recommend this company to anyone who wants a exciting, stress-free holiday.

Helpful?
Thank Jay1992HC
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all the trips we've booked throughout our Australia trip, this is probably the one I looked forward to most. The boat was amazing! The staff were amazing ! Special thanks to our guide Reece, and small charter boat driver Josh. The location was amazing! The weather was amazing! Equipment supplied was ok, Food, ok, could have been better, if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karan L

Travelers who viewed Cruise Whitsundays also viewed

Airlie Beach, Queensland
Airlie Beach, Queensland
 
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands
 

Been to Cruise Whitsundays? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cruise Whitsundays and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question
Norwich, United Kingdom

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Cruise Whitsundays staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?