Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island
Fantasea Two Island Cruise
Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays group and
is almost purely used for tourism purposes. With it's own International
Airport, fabulous temperature all year round and some of the best water
activities you can find anywhere, Hamilton Island attracts tourists
from near and afar.
The Fantasea 2 island cruise from Shute
Harbour allows you to spend around 2 1/2 hours enjoying the facilities
of Hamilton Island, the beaches, the bars and the atmosphere. Then reboard
the luxury catamaran for the fabulous Whitehaven Beach cruise.
The best way to get around and make the most of your time on Hamilton
Island, is by hiring a golf buggy and self driving to ensure you see
all the sights while on the island. There is a free shuttle bus that
you can use to hop on and hop off at particular sight seeing spots around
the island. the shuttle bus passes each stop every 15 minutes and is
great for those on a budget.
Make sure you are back at the Hamilton Island Marina in time for your
trip to Whitehaven Beach. If you are late, you will be left behind.
The buffet luncheon on board the Fantasea vessel, after leaving Hamilton
Island, is sumptuous, so don't eat too much while enjoying the amenities
on Hamilton Island. Leave room for some great sausages, chicken kebabs,
steak and salad.
Crystal clear water and amazing white silica sand make a spectacular
impression when first landing at Whitehaven Beach. Walk the 7 kilometer
length of the beach and listen to the silica sand squeak beneath your
feet. Use the supplied beach facilities, go snorkeling, take a hike
and enjoy exploring the island or just soak up the sun, Whitehaven Beach
is indeed a special place in paradise.
July through to September it is possible that you may see whales migrating
during the winter months, so keep your eyes open.
Prices start around $145.00 per adult with children and seniors concessions
available. Car Park is available at Shute Harbour and there is secured
parking close by. Tansport to and from most Airlie Beach accommodation
can be arranged.
The 2 Island Cruise gives plenty of time on both Hamilton Island and
Whitehaven Beach. The cruise itself takes about 30 minutes from Shute
Harbour to Hamilton Island and around 40 minutes from Hamilton Island
to Whitehaven Beach.
Once at Whitehaven Beach you can go ashore on specially designed landing
craft or choose to swim to shore. During stinger season, it is wise
to wear stinger suits to protect you from the dangers of possible jellyfish
bites. Fantasea crew will help you select stinger suits, which are supplied
Fantasea also supplies free beach tents and a variety of beach equipment
while on Whitehaven Beach. Once back onboard, afternoon tea is provided
while cruising back to Hamilton Island. You land back at Shute Harbour
between 5.00pm and 5.30pm. This is really a wonderful cruise and worth
every cent, as just cruising the fabulous Whitsundays is an experience
you will never forget.