Whitsundays Cruise with Airlie Beach

$1999 per person
7 days

EXPLORE QUEENSLAND Airlie Beach with Whitsundays Cruise & Flights

Experience the turquoise waters and white sands that holiday dreams are made of when you visit Queensland's beautiful Airlie Beach and cruise aboard premium Whitsunday Explorer. Spend your time in idyllic tropical surrounds and exploring the Great Barrier Reef without a care in the world!
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Get set for a fantastic Queensland and Great Barrier Reef holiday. Begin with 4 nights to relax in beautiful Airlie Beach, then board the impressive new Whitsunday Explorer for an amazing small ship cruise to Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands National Park. Check out all the great inclusions on this premium Aussie adventure!

What's included

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Departure Location
Fly Brisbane to Proserpine, Australia
Return Location
Fly Proserpine to Brisbane, Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
April 29, 2024 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: QCRWF7M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Internal flights
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays. Travel Insurance: Insurance is recommended- please ask for a quote. Solo Travellers: Please contact us current single supplement for private rooms

Whitsundays package overview

Your Queensland holiday begins with a flight from Brisbane to Proserpine, gateway the Whitsunday Coast.

Enjoy a 4-night stay in resort town of Airlie Beach. Then our itinerary packs in all the highlights of the Whitsunday Islands National Park, with just one check-in for the modern small ship cruising vessel, M.V. Whitsunday Explorer

Discover the ultimate Whitsunday Islands experience with a maximum of 60 guests on board. Your ocean view room has a private ensuite and features wide picture windows. The spacious configuration has expansive observation decks and a large air-conditioned main saloon.

The cruise includes your tours and excursions. Activities incorporate the highlights of the region including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Whitsunday sunrise and sunset and the thrilling ship to shore rigid inflatable transfer vessel, Island Adventurer. Explore via kayak from the easy-access swim platform or experience the vibrant marine life with snorkel and fins.

Onboard is your bar, restaurant and café. Partake in an alfresco breakfast on the open observation deck, enjoy a fine wine over dinner in the main saloon or order an espresso coffee during afternoon tea. All your meals are included.

Whitsunday Explorer offers an intimate Whitsundays cruise experience with your accommodation, dining and day touring to stunning Whitsunday locations all wrapped up into one unforgettable voyage.

See the brochure for more information about this impressive new ship.



Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy airfares Brisbane to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast)
    • Airfares include checked baggage & airline fees
  • Accommodation – 4 nights at Airlie Beach Apartments, based on twin share
    • One bedroom apartment with private bathroom & kitchen facilities
  • Cruise – 3 days Whitsundays Islands cruise on the new Whitsunday Explorer
    • 2 nights accommodation in an ocean view, private ensuite room
    • All meals while cruising, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning & afternoon tea
    • A selection of non-alcoholic beverages
    • Guided off-vessel excursions and tours
    • Use of kayaks, snorkelling equipment and flotation devices
    • Free onboard WIFI where coverage is available
    • All Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and National Park Fees
    • Informative commentary & exceptional customer service from the friendly & knowledgeable captain & crew

Want to add flights from other Australian cities? Call 1300 168 910 or email [email protected] for the latest airfare deals!

About M.V. Whitsunday Explorer

Your cruise includes experiences and activities that showcase the Whitsundays landscape, seascape, nature and history.

During your cruise, you will be treated to a high level of care and service from the dedicated local crew. Hand-picked for their engaging personalities, attention to detail and unwavering commitment to providing the best experience, the cruise staff will warmly welcome you on board. The experienced crew possess the necessary expertise to create daily itineraries tailored to the prevailing weather conditions and local surroundings. With their deep knowledge of the landscapes, flora and fauna, as well as the indigenous culture of the region, crew members will guide you both on board and during off-vessel excursions.

Whitsunday Explorer is a 45-metre premium small ship that’s purpose-built for overnight cruising, with a full suite of modern amenities to ensure ultimate comfort and relaxation throughout your time on board.

Vessel Features:

• 30 rooms with individual air-conditioning
• Stable modern catamaran design
• Expansive 138-square-metre upper observation deck offering 360-degree views with sun lounges
• Large air-conditioned main saloon bar, restaurant & lounge
• Full onboard kitchen and servery
• Fully licensed bar with interior & exterior service
• Back sun deck adjacent to the main saloon
• Hydraulic stern platform for easy safe water entry for kayakers & swimmers
• All water activity equipment, including snorkelling gear and kayaks
• WIFI – where coverage allows
• Onboard TV, library & games

  • DAY 1
  • DAYS 2-4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7

Fly to Proserpine, Whitsundays Coast

Arrive in Airlie Beach, serviced by Proserpine Airport (PPP), and make your own way to the Airlie Beach Apartments for your 4-night stay.

DAYS 2-4

Airlie Beach

Your time is free to explore beautiful Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday region. Being the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, most visitors are eager to jump on boat trips, but since you have the cruise coming up you may wish to enjoy exploring on foot. Close to town you can stroll along the sand at the district’s beloved beaches; Cannonvale, Shingley, Airlie and Boathaven. Or wander the Bicentennial Boardwalks and venture further afield with a hike or mountain bike along Conway National Park’s circuits.


Whitsunday Explorer Cruise

Today is time to make your way to Coral Sea Marina to check in for the cruise between 3:00pm-4:00pm. Whitsunday Explorer departs Coral Sea Marina passing through Molle Island group and across the Whitsunday Passage, before dropping anchor at Cid Harbour for the evening. Enjoy drinks on the observation deck before settling into the main saloon for dinner with the Captain, followed by an itinerary briefing for the upcoming days.


Cruise the Whitsundays

Start your day with an alfresco breakfast on the upper observation deck or in the main saloon as we set sail to drop anchor near Whitsunday Island. Board the high-speed rigid inflatable Island Adventurer for a quick transfer to the brilliant white sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach to swim, walk and explore at your leisure.

Jump back on Island Adventurer for a short cruise up to Tongue Bay and the Hill Inlet Lookout Track. Marvel at the marbled ever-changing patterns created by shallow blue water and moving white silica sand. Refuel with lunch on Whitsunday Explorer as we set sail to Hook Passage. From here we’ll launch the Island Adventurer to explore Nara Inlet and the ancient rock wall paintings of the indigenous Ngaro people.

The final destination for the day is Langford Island - the perfect spot for snorkelling with sheltered waters and coral systems teeming with vibrant marine life including a large population of green turtles. Back onboard the small ship, take in the sunset as we cruise to Long Island to anchor. Enjoy drinks and dinner in the main saloon at your leisure, why not treat yourself to a nightcap under the stars on the observation deck.


Cruise to Airlie Beach, Fly to Brisbane

Enjoy breakfast alfresco or in the main saloon. Explore Long Island’s shores and walking tracks at your own pace. A crew member will always accompany guests ashore. Return to the mother ship for your cruise back to Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach, arriving around 11:00am. From here, it’s time to make your own way to the airport for your departing flight.

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Get set for a fantastic Queensland and Great Barrier Reef holiday. Begin with 4 nights to relax in beautiful Airlie Beach, then board the impressive new Whitsunday Explorer for an amazing small ship cruise to Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands National Park. Check out all the great inclusions on this premium Aussie adventure!

My Travel Experience Review

4.2out of 5

What an amazing introduction to the Whitsundays with flights, accommodation, all meals on the cruise and excursions with expert local guides all included.

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Cruise package departures

This package departs Brisbane on select Mondays.

Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date.
Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost.
Let us know if you'd like to include flights from another Australian city.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, cruising conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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      Whitsundays Cruise with Airlie Beach

      $1999 per person
      7 days

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