Whitehaven and Daydream Island day Cruise

Whitehaven and Daydream Island Day Cruise

From the beach to the pool

Beach time, pool time, island time, activity time. This cruise ticks all the boxes! Not only do you get to enjoy a scenic cruise and Whitehaven Beach; you also get to explore fun-filled Daydream Island.

About Whitehaven Beach & Daydream Island

You simply must visit Whitehaven Beach! It's just one of those places in life you've got to see. The white sand framed by aqua water and deep green forest is gorgeous. As for Daydream, this tiny island offers a wonderful taste of island-resort activities and relaxation. 


Bright and early in the morning, you'll board our Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays.

Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the sand or cool off in the azure waters.

We'll then cruise on to Daydream Island in time for a relaxing lunch. Enjoy the afternoon here, it's a wonderful island for couples and families alike. You'll have time to wander the full length of the island taking in Daydream Village and the highlight, the 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon, filled with colourful coral and fish life, sharks and stingrays!

Try a round of golf at the amazing mini-golf course (extra cost). Stroll the flat easy coastal path or the rainforest walk, where you might just see wallabies and endless bird life, or do the circuit.

This is an awesome day out with a great mix of island time and cruising time.


Daily Departure & Return Times

                                                        DEPARTS                RETURNS

Port of Airlie*                                      7:00 AM                   3:40* or 5:55 PM

Hamilton Island                                   8:20 AM                   3:50 PM

There is a cafe at Port of Airlie where you can grab a breakfast before your early morning start.

*No coach pick up available for this time. COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. NOTE: Schedule changes may occur. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. 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.


For the latest prices and availability we can assist with tour bookings at the park - Free Call 1800 653 445 or email admin@airliecove.com.au



  • All prices are in Australian dollars.
  • Please note a credit card administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard & Visa) and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.
  • Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Included in your cruise fare is a per head fee which goes to the government. The money collected is used by the Authority for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.