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Purely Whitehaven Half Day Tour

SeaLink Whitsundays
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Product – Purely Whitehaven Half Day Tour By Sealink
Price – From $125
Price IncludesComplimentary Pick Up and Drop Off Service, Coffee and/or Tea, Snacks, Stinger suit
Location – Shute Harbour Marina 4802
Type Of Boat – Catamaran Power Boat
Boat Name – Sealink
Departure Time – 12:30pm
Return Time – 5:30pm
Maximum Guests – 180
Tour Locations – Whitehaven Beach

Optional Reserve Now & Pay Later (information on booking page)
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts. (information on booking page)

Welcome to Purely Whitehaven, this is the ultimate half-day scenic cruise experience. Join the friendly crew as they take you on a boating journey through the Whitsunday Islands towards the famous Whitehaven Beach. This 7km long beach of 98% silica sand and crystal clear waters is the perfect spot to take a dip, explore and relax.

As you board the modern catamaran you will have the choice of the airconditioned indoor seating or the open air top deck of the boat. During the boat ride the knowledgeable crew will provide live commentary on the history and geography of the Whitsundays.

With morning and afternoon departure options available, you can easily fit this adventure into your holiday plans. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the #1 beach in the world. book your spot on Purely Whitehaven today!

Purely Whitehaven Half Day Tour Detailed Information

Tour Highlights
  • Cruise to Whitehaven Beach, departing from Shute Harbour
  • Snacks
  • Rooftop 360° views of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Full bar service onboard
  • Complimentary bus transfers
  • Stinger suits
  • Up to two and a half hours at Whitehaven Beach
Is This Tour Suitable For You?

This Tour is suitable for most people.

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Courtesy Pick Up

Our bus picks up along Shute Harbour road at the bus stops. See pick up locations on the booking page

Tour Departure Point Map
Whitehaven Beach

Purley Whitehaven half day tour spends up to 2.5 hours at the beach. The 7 km-long beach has powder white sand made up of 98% pure silica means the sand doesn’t retain any heat from the sun, making it perfect for walking without burning your feet. during the time at the beach, you will have the opportunity to visit the Southern Lookout giving you views of the entire 7km of Whitehaven Beach.

Cancellation Policy
  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time Which is UTC/GMT +10 hours.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Sealink Whitsundays Reviews On Google

Shay M
Shay M
00:16 03 Mar 24
We had such a great time on our tour! The team onboard we’re fabulous and made the trip even more fun. The boat was immaculate and had updated facilities. The lunch had all the ingredients posted and had several vegetarian options which I really appreciated. I believe the gentleman’s name was Mack (long dark hair, ponytail, blue eyes), but he had a great sense of humour and was an exceptional guide. The tour is perfect to take children as well as the boat has many areas to spend time. Thanks for a great day!
Jess Genesh
Jess Genesh
08:12 24 Feb 24
This is the 3rd time I come to Whitsundays. I and my family took the Big Island Day Tour this time and I couldn’t recommend the experience more highly. The boat is so modern and comfortable, has both open area if you want a 360 view or indoor seating with aircon if it’s a bit too windy. The staff are all very nice and friendly to everybody and trying to help as much as they can. The trip is also very well designed with BOTH southern and northern itinerary in one day and more than enough time for each side. The food onboard was exceptional. We had breakfast (morning tea), lunch and afternoon tea. We even decided to skip the dinner after coming back as we were feed too full. Highly recommend this tour to everyone coming to Whitsundays. You should have a go!
Christian P. Somogyi
Christian P. Somogyi
05:19 24 Feb 24
We took the day tour to Whiteheaven Beach with Sealink. It was a wonderful experience and we can only praise the organizer. The day was well organized, the staff was extremely friendly, the food (breakfast, lunch and afternoon food) was exceptionally good. The climb to the viewpoint over Whiteheaven Beach was worth it. When we arrived at the beach we had enough time to enjoy this world-famous beach and a long swim. The captain's explanations during the day are also worth mentioning. They are comprehensive, supplemented with a lot of valuable background information. I can only warmly recommend this tour.
Katalin Karolyi
Katalin Karolyi
14:11 23 Feb 24
The actual experience has surpassed the description of the boat trip. This is mainly due to the crew having been good communicators, friendly and helpful, and having conducted themselves in a professional manner. The man who made the accouncements on the boat radio was really good at his job and was entertaining. The food was suprisingly tasty and had a good variety. I really liked that we had plenty of space on the boat due to it not being filled with people to maximum capacity. We also had nice sunny weather which resulted in beautiful photos and thanks to the full body suits, we could also enjoy swimming a bit at Whitehaven beach. The whole day had a pleasant pace and atmosphere - props to the whole crew!
Maggie F
Maggie F
23:57 19 Feb 24
My family really enjoyed the day tour with sealink, very comfortable and relaxing in the big aircon boat with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, a lot of space. Staffs are very friendly, we did both walks with Maddy, she is lovely. Whitsundays is absolutely stunning.
Craig Hamilton
Craig Hamilton
09:56 04 Feb 24
Family on holiday from Northern Ireland.Strongly recommend.Excellent, friendly staff.The captain even let my mum try on his hat like the big kid she is at heart!Excellent and delicious food.Clean, comfortable and everything taken care of incl factor 50, aircon and toilets.I am very likely to do this tour again - once again, the staff were brilliant and had a bit of banter about them which was important to us.
Tony Snape
Tony Snape
22:24 03 Feb 24
The best Whitehaven Cruise hands down. The crew are fantastic, the food it to die for and from start to finish a great that my whole family enjoyed. Thanks Sealink 😊
Sara Rivard
Sara Rivard
10:49 02 Feb 24
We had a wonderful day. We went with two young kids (1 & 3 years old) and it was perfect. The boat is big and comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly, they are very welcoming and caring. Food was better than expected. Definitely something not to miss.
Bruce Nichols
Bruce Nichols
03:40 30 Jan 24
First rate!!! Every detail was taken care of perfectly. From the organization of the bus transfer, to ship safety, amazing sights with guided tours, to the friendly staff and good food…it was all there. Also a shout out to the captain of the Sealink…he gave a superlative commentary throughout the trip…just that was worth the trip! Go to the Whitsundays and Whitehaven beach with Sealink!
Angie Hirata
Angie Hirata
08:23 16 Jan 24
This was great!! The food was sooo good and the staff were super nice! Would definitely recommend for people who get sea sick! This boat was very calm and steady. The view from the lookout point is also so beautiful! This was an overall great experience! ❤️👍
Lillian Borg
Lillian Borg
20:02 14 Jan 24
The staff were absolutely amazing had a very beautiful day out on the cruise 😊
Kira Jeske
Kira Jeske
10:13 14 Jan 24
Awesome crew, great boat, nice tour - all in all a perfect day. Thank you!
Julie Dunn
Julie Dunn
02:19 14 Jan 24
WOW! What an excellent day exploring Whithaven Island out of Airlie Beach on the Sealink "Big Island Day Tour" with a 2hr stop at South Whitehaven beach for a swim in the pristine waters before heading to Tongue Bay & hiking up to the Inlet Hill Lookout.An absolute 'must do' on the Bucket List. 👍
Giulia Ros
Giulia Ros
07:54 12 Jan 24
Great cruise and beautiful staffs.
Tayla Susac
Tayla Susac
09:52 01 Jan 24
We had an amazing day on the full day tour. The crew were incredible, such a lovely bunch of people who created such a great atmosphere. Food was fantastic, a very enjoyable day!
sima mahdlou
sima mahdlou
06:49 01 Jan 24
A very big thank you to Sealink team for making such an amazing day for us,I wish I could give 10 stars.The girls crew were so Informative and super helpful, so proud of you girls.Convenient and departure and arrival time spot on.Food was pretty good.I would say if you are going to whitsunday Island just go with Sealink.You will absolutely make a memorable day.
Rosie Syme
Rosie Syme
22:31 31 Dec 23
Lovely boat, loved the air conditioning, staff were so friendly and helpful - especially the amazing Maddy. Loved the captains commentary throughout. Lots of room to move about the boat. Food was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience
Cibelesr Sanchez
Cibelesr Sanchez
02:57 31 Dec 23
We had a great experience with SeaLink Airlie Beach day tour. The staff were amazing, very nice and polite. The captain knew what he was talking about and it was a very informative tour. The food was great and the amenities was clean. Highly recommend!
winter huang
winter huang
01:20 29 Dec 23
The ship is big and the service on board is good. trustworthy
Lex Raaijmakers
Lex Raaijmakers
09:27 14 Dec 23
Had some issues but their customer service is top notch! They went above expectations to satisfy our experience.The vessel, crew and food is very professional and comes highly recommended ! Based on their service towards us I can confidentially say you cannot go wrong with Sealink.
Ashley Hayden
Ashley Hayden
21:00 11 Dec 23
Big Island Day Trip was fantastic, the crew, facilities, knowledge and food options were the best! Highly recommended
Tracy Scott
Tracy Scott
07:42 04 Dec 23
Such a fantastic day on the Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour. All the staff were amazing, they were friendly helpful and very informative. And we caught the free pick up/drop off bus - making it super convenient. And even the bus driver was great at recommending local areas for look outs across the Whitsundays. Well done Sealink.
Lorraine Vecchio
Lorraine Vecchio
08:33 03 Dec 23
This tour is unbelievably amazing the Captain and crew are exceptional they look after you superbly the food is great also but the scenery is spectacular and Whitehaven beach is utterly beautiful easily the best holiday experience you will have I can’t recommend this enough just do it.
Jens Bauer
Jens Bauer
14:24 28 Nov 23
Hello,I was here a while ago for a little trip. I took the bus from Airlie Beach over here, which took about 20 minutes. Is simple and practical. The view from the parking lot or bus stop is good. There is a clear view over the bay and there is also a picnic area. From here it is only a 5 minute walk down to the harbor.
Nigel Hughes
Nigel Hughes
06:34 19 Nov 23
While the other reviewers are reflective of ours and a five star experience we wanted to say that the 5/5 rating is mostly due to engagement of the crew. It was clear to us that they too believed in the company’s commitment to passenger service. All crew pitched in and helped each other in their respective roles, they were polite and attentive throughout our day trip to Whitehaven Beach, and there was plenty of space and food available at the various times throughout the day.Can’t thank them enough and the captain of course for the informative commentary.The scenery was there well before anyone arrived in the area but if you’re reading this and want to see absolute splendor and aqua blue water and white sands then check it out in style and comfort of SeaLink. They won’t let you down - we’re convinced about that.
Briar Pearson
Briar Pearson
02:46 10 Nov 23
Very friendly and helpful people 🙂 no job is too much
Josef Bourke
Josef Bourke
00:37 08 Nov 23
Brilliant. Friendly and helpful staff, large and modern vessel, family friendly and plenty of good food. Plenty of spare seats, moving around was easy and the cruise itself allowed plenty of time for activities.
Abby Tomlinson
Abby Tomlinson
00:25 06 Nov 23
Amazing experience! We did this with our 8 month baby and had the most incredible day. The boat was comfortable and the food was delicious but it was the crew that made the trip stand out. They were so helpful, friendly and informative, we couldn't have asked for more. We would 100% do this again and highly recommend. Thanks for such a wonderful day!
Erika Pacini
Erika Pacini
10:22 05 Nov 23
We absolutely loved our full day tour to Whitehaven beach. The boat is huge and the top viewing deck is incredible. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, you get the feeling they really love what they do and care about making the day great for everyone. Food was better than expected. Highly recommend.
Marry Owen
Marry Owen
07:17 05 Nov 23
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough, the crew were fantastic and the morning/afternoon tea and lunch were amazing. The boat has plenty of space with a viewing deck up top and the stops were simply magical. Do yourself a favor and book it.
Michelle Carter
Michelle Carter
03:03 04 Nov 23
Absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed the day immensely. The staff where friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and plenty of it. A great day out overall.
Bronwyn Williams
Bronwyn Williams
10:37 03 Nov 23
Luke and the Team were the best hosts, all were knowledgeable and happy to assist when needed. The food was amazing and service outstanding. Would highly recommend this tour group.Thank you!!! (Bowes & Williams)
Chris Drew
Chris Drew
20:05 10 Oct 23
We had the very best experience on our cruise yesterday, Whitsundays beautiful, great weather, Thanks to Dave and staff for a fantastic day from the food( So much) to very caring and professional staff members that ensured for a fantastic time.Thanks Dave and crewwill definately be recommending you guys !!! 😊🙏👍
Garth Ainsworth
Garth Ainsworth
02:06 06 Oct 23
Awesome day out, with the very excellent Captain Dave & his friendly, professional crew. Super informative & comprehensive tour of the Whitsunday islands. Not crowded, very relaxed. Great & plentiful food. Leisurely walk to look out, plenty of time to relax & enjoy Whitehaven beach. Great day team. Our 3yr old had a blast! Thank you. 🙏🏼
Simer Kahlon
Simer Kahlon
05:59 05 Oct 23
Such a beautiful experience. The staff was excellent. One of the staff members was so good that she took care of our little bub while we were dipping in the water. Thank you so much.
Egbert
Egbert
06:31 02 Oct 23
Great tour with a great crew! Would 100% recommend to go with them, especially also for families with smaller children.
Stephen Michael
Stephen Michael
10:05 29 Sep 23
What a great day at Whitehaven Beach, thays so much to SeaLink, the boat and Crew were fantastic, really enjoyed the day and with professional people taking care of us, could have been happier, well done to all the SeaLink team..Thankyou 👍
Ravjas P LTD
Ravjas P LTD
10:38 21 Sep 23
10/10. Wow …what a evening .. wine/snacks .. easy going cruise 2 hours ..must do at Airlie beach attraction.. staff are very welcoming n helpful .
Megan Winslade
Megan Winslade
07:55 21 Sep 23
Had the most amazing day on Nancy Wake with the Sealink guys on the Whitehaven Beach Big Island Tour! The crew were amazing throughout and we felt so well looked after - Dave especially was so knowledgeable and gave us history & facts about all of the islands we passed in the Whitsundays! The food was incredible and the itinerary was just perfect. I get bad seasickness so was a bit nervous at first but even in the (brief) rough waters I was totally fine as it was such a big vessel it handled it perfectly! Such good value for money and would highly recommend booking this trip 🙂
Noreen Howland
Noreen Howland
01:34 20 Sep 23
We had a wonderful experience on Sealink Whitundays Big Day Out. the vessel was superb, very comfortable and with every convenience. The wind was high on the day we went and the ship just cruised through the big waves. It was very exciting. Food was great and a nice glass of wine was just perfect. Tour and tour guides were fantastic. Would highly recommend it.
Paul
Paul
11:08 19 Sep 23
Our family of four, with two young kids, had an unforgettable day on the SeaLink Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour cruise. "Amazing" doesn't even begin to describe it! From the moment we stepped on board, the crew made us feel welcomed and ensured our safety. The boat itself was pristine, very comfortable and very modern. They cap the people on board at 85 which is well under the capacity of the boat which makes the experience not overcrowded and the smorgasbord meals are great. The crew were amazing to say the least. Dave the captain shares his years of knowledge of the islands throughout the tour and along with his absolutely amazing crew they make a day that you will remember for ever. Dave and the crew are super friendly, amazing with the kids and genuine good people who are all about making your day the best it could possibly be. Highly recommended! 🙏
Nina Gordon
Nina Gordon
22:45 18 Sep 23
Great service, beautiful food, everyone had a good time. Team worked hard to accommodate and help make lasting memories for everyone. Worth every cent. Would go with this crew again.
Leigh Halse
Leigh Halse
07:43 23 Aug 23
Brilliant tour. Skipper Dave was very informative and welcoming, as were the crew. Special mention to Jade, who we had on 2 walks. So much personality.Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were excellent. Passenger numbers are limited, so no overcrowding.
Jrdmum
Jrdmum
22:43 18 Aug 23
Excellent day out. The weather was perfect. The crew are so informative and the skipper gave a commentary on where we were situated during the cruise. The morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were excellent! You cannot go hungry. We didn't manage to get to Whitehaven beach due to a weather change but we went to chance bay instead and I think it was better! Really well run and the boat is very large and plenty of space with excellent viewing deck on top. I have done other similar tours in previous years but this is hands down the best. Forget the other "quick" tours and take this one you won't regret it. I will definitely do this one again. Highly recommended.
Tracie Coram
Tracie Coram
07:48 31 Jul 23
The best experience. Definitely the way to see The Whitsunday Islands.Cannot fault anything staff were fantastic, food was amazing and plenty of it. Boat was very clean.Highly recommended by our family of 3😘
Madelein Drotsky
Madelein Drotsky
21:18 30 Jul 23
Went on the half day cruise to white haven beach, find that it was a really good enough time on the boat and on the beach. The staff was all lovely and the beautiful spread of afternoon tea was delicious! Highly recommend it and we can’t wait to do it again! NB!! just in case pack a umbrella in☔️ because you’ll never know when that un expected shower may come 😊♥️ Enjoy!!!!
Kim Willoughby
Kim Willoughby
04:19 26 Jul 23
The weather was not good but the crew kept us entertained throughout the day. They still put on the optional walks for the brave ones and beach activities in the rain. The food was outstanding. Buffets can be hit and miss, and this one was a definite hit. Plenty on offer for all tastes and dietaries. The salads were especially good and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t eat salads.
tony nelson
tony nelson
00:42 20 Jul 23
Initially we wondered if the Sealink Whitsundays full day cruise might be too long, but in fact the time just flew by. It was a great cruise with lots of variety of activities and points of interest plus of course, the wonderful aspect of the islands themselves. Dave, our skipper, kept us informed of lots of interesting facts and bits of history and the rest of the crew could not have been more helpful and always smiling. )well I guess they did have the best office in the world!!). The variety of water and land activities was excellent and we really came back with a better appreciation for this stunning island group. I can’t recommend Sealink more highly.
RYAN GUO
RYAN GUO
01:55 22 May 23
I have to say, it was a perfect daytour, because I was traveling with a family, so I chose very carefully. The boat is big and clean with complete facilities, and the staff is friendly and professional. The lunch on board, morning tea and afternoon tea are all good.Wisely choice and really enjoy our Journey.
Amy Martin
Amy Martin
02:55 21 May 23
Amazing experience and such a wonderful day exploring the Whitsundays. I would definitely recommend.You pay for what you get and this did just that!Everything was on time, from when the bus picked us up, getting on board, serving food and drop off.The food was lovely.Great amount of time at each stop.The bar was fully stocked with cold drinks and they even took drinks onto the island so you can swim and have a cold beverage. Also you can just set up a tab and then pay for all your drinks at the end which was very handy, didn’t have to worry about handling cash and change.Loved every minute of this trip 😁Would recommend taking some goggles to look at the fish when swimming around.
Helena Holman
Helena Holman
07:54 12 May 23
It was an absolute excellent trip!! You would not regret it. The crew was fantastic, the tour guides very knowledgeable and the food service amazing and very filling. Would highly recommend the SeaLink Whitsundays to everyone. Very accommodating to every need!!
diane spindler
diane spindler
07:07 04 May 23
We booked the big island cruise and had a great day. All staff were exceptional from the lady that took our booking to the staff on the boat. Food was laid on - morning & afternoon tea and lunch. We couldn’t fault anything. Will definitely recommend to all.
Carla Taylor
Carla Taylor
21:44 03 May 23
What an amazing way to see the Whitsundays. Excellent boat - clean, comfortable, spacious, multiple viewing areas. The crew were so accommodating and helpful. The food was healthy and delicious, plus the bar on board was well stocked.The trip itself was stunning. We were flexible in our itinerary to deal with the weather, while still seeing the most beautiful spots. Optional hikes on the islands, or otherwise relax. Whitehaven beach is beautiful to sit and chill and soak up the island atmosphere.Would consider this a must do in the Whitsundays!
Gary Jensen
Gary Jensen
04:11 01 May 23
We took a day trip with Sealink Whitsunday out to Whitehaven Beach. Great ship called Nancy Wake. Skipper Dan was awesome and handled and manoeuvred the vessel with great skills. His commentary was very informative, interesting and entertaining. The crew were very professional and worked so well together. Nothing was too much trouble. The meals were well prepared, presented and delicious. Transfer from ship to tender and to the shore excursions were handled safely and with great care. Attention to detail was second to none. We will definitely recommend it to family and friends.
miriam thatcher
miriam thatcher
13:47 24 Dec 22
SeaLink Whitsunday Big Island Day Cruise was perfectly tailored to balance a bit of adventure with an easy relaxed tour.Our tour guides took us to stunning lookouts along an easy track (which older folk and small children coped with just fine) as well as a swim at Whitehaven beach. We enjoyed plenty of fresh food, a clean vessel and well organised friendly staff that made us very welcome.
Inez Johnson
Inez Johnson
21:47 22 Oct 22
Wonderful experience with fantastic staff. The day included being picked up from your accommodation & taken to the boat. Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea all included. Very clean & well presented.Even though it was a cloudy rainy day still managed to get some sun at Whitehaven Beach.The walk up the hill at Hill Inlet the staff were so good with us. Thanks for a great experience 😊
Fiona Evans
Fiona Evans
09:31 29 Jun 22
It was the start of a predicted wet week, so our day was overcast, blowy, and a little cooler than usual. However, we had a brilliant time, visiting the beautiful white beaches, and guided walks through the well-maintained bush tracks to lookouts. We could not have asked for better care from the crew. And the meals were amazing! Don't hesitate if you're thinking of booking onto this fabulous cruise. You won't regret a moment of it.
Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor
22:20 16 Jun 22
Wow Wow Wow ,what a day trip the best of all the trips to do.On board staff were so professional ,friendly and had heaps of knowledge they shared readily.The vessel was spotless and hygiene was adhered to at all times.Think I put on a few kilos the food was exceptional and plenty of it.If your able and like going up steps the trails you go on are worth the pain.Thanks guys ,pat yourselves on the back you made the expierence so enjoyable.Carol Taylor. 👍
Gareth Sedgley
Gareth Sedgley
06:46 23 Feb 22
Fantastic day trip cruising the Whitsunday Islands. Including a walk to hill inlet lookout which had stunning views of Whitehaven Beach and the surrounding area. Also a stop at Whitehaven Beach itself where we went on another trail with our guide who gave us lots information about the islands. The cruise also included a delicious lunch and also morning and afternoon tea. The crew were very professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I will definitely book this trip next time I visit and would highly recommend it to others.
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