Whitehaven Xpress + BBQ Lunch + Transfers

Duration | 8 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

The Whitehaven Xpress tour is the longest-running day tour to Whitehaven Beach. Whitehaven Xpress departs from Airlie Beach daily and offers longest time at Whitehaven Beach with a BBQ lunch and 2 hours to explore Hill Inlet & Betties Beach! Discover the stunning beauty of Whitehaven Beach, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Whitsunday Islands. Whitehaven Xpress is a great choice for those seeking a combination of relaxation, adventure, and breathtaking scenery.


  • Aussie beach BBQ - cooked to order
  • Airlie Beach accommodation transfers
  • A cruise along the full length of Whitehaven Beach 
  • Optional guided walk to lookout
  • 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach

The Whitehaven Xpress Boat
is a purpose-built, comfortable vessel designed to provide a smooth and enjoyable journey. It features spacious deck areas, providing ample room for relaxation and taking in the stunning views. The vessel is equipped with onboard facilities, including a licensed bar and toilets, ensuring a comfortable and convenient experience throughout the tour. Our maximum capacity is 47 passengers, however we usually cap it at 37 passengers.

BBQ Lunch
Enjoy an iconic Whitehaven Beach BBQ lunch served right on the famous Whitehaven Beach! We take great pride in producing  wholesome food for the whole family, from fresh and local produce. Our local produce is of high quality and our rissoles are made fresh the morning of the cruise.

  • Prime Australian rumps
  • Sausages
  • Burgers
  • Sauteed Onions
  • Aussie Chefs Salad
  • Rice Salad, and
  • Tropical Fruit Platter

Special Dietry Requiremets
Freshly made vegie and vegan burgers or locally line caught fish can be ordered prior to the day of the tour! 
We love supporting local, using locally grown rockmelon, watermelons, pineapples and tomatoes PLUS Captain Dan catches the fish for any fish eaters! Freshly made vegie and vegan burgers or locally line caught fish can be ordered prior to the day of the tour! 

Captain Dan often catches the fish fresh for the day, with Spanish Mackerel a target species and a crowd favourite.

Captain Dan & The Friendly Crew
The Whitehaven Xpress tour is led by knowledgeable & friendly  guides who provide commentary throughout the journey, sharing interesting facts about the Whitsunday Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, and the unique ecosystems found in the region. They can offer insights into the history, geology, and marine life of the area, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the natural wonders you encounter.

Special Child & Family rates
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

  • Senior Rate (60+ years) 5% off
  • Student (15-17 years) 5% off
  • Children (3 - 14 years) | 30% off
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) 10% off
  • Infants (2 Years & Under) travel free

Times anf Transfers 
Whitehave Xpress departs Airlie Beach at 7am and returns at 6pm
Return transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation are included.
When booking you will be prompted to select your hotel and given a pick-up time. If your hotel does not appear in the list please meet the tour at the default departure point.

Whitehaven Xpress is berthed at Coral Sea Marina. 
If you need to meet us at the Marina the best parking is at the South end of Coral Sea Marina. Whitehaven Xpress departs from the North end of Coral Sea Marina. It is only a 5-minute walk.

Hill Inlet Beach 
Upon arrival from Airlie Beach to Hill Inlet, a brief talk is given. We then take you ashore for a guided tour through diverse vegetation. Here you can learn about the Ngaro People, likewise the Whitsunday Island flora and fauna with signs at the beginning and also along the track.

Be sure to have your camera ready when you arrive at the vista. The ever changing breathtaking views are the most photographed in the Whitsundays.

The guided walk is optional.  You can also choose to explore the beach, or relax on Whitehaven Xpress. 

After visiting this stunning lookout and visit to the swirling sands, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitehaven Beach BBQ awaits!

Hill Inlet Lookout
This lookout is the second most photographed location in Australia. One of the key reasons we choose to extend your time at this iconic destination. Located along the sheltered SE edge of Whitsunday Island, both the lookout and beach are accessed by a short bush walk from Tongue Bay. 




Captain Dan and deckhand Harry ensured we enjoyed every moment, from insightful commentary about the local sights to a fantastic BBQ lunch.


Neville R

Our tour with Captain Dan and his crew was a standout experience, showcasing the best of North Queensland's natural beauty with a dose of authentic Australian hospitality. The friendly, family-like atmosphere created by the crew added a personal touch to our adventure, making us feel like part of the family. The food was excellent, the stories engaging, and the sights breathtaking. Highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience the region through the eyes of locals.

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Return transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation are included.