Explore’s Sail & Swim at Whitehaven Beach With its pristine white sand and tropical waters, it’s easy to see why Whitehaven Beach is one of Australia’s most renowned beaches. Experience Whitehaven Beach for yourself, with this family-friendly day-trip from Hamilton Island. Why you’ll love the Explore’s Sail & Swim at Whitehaven Beach experience: Cruise in comfort. Sail to Whitehaven Beach on Explore’s custom catamaran - On the Edge. Fully-equipped, and with the largest deck area per guest of any vessel from Hamilton Island, you can enjoy spectacular views from every angle. Explore Whitehaven Beach. With its pristine silica sand, tropical water and incredible vantage points, this beautiful beach is one of the must-see spots in the Whitsundays. Family-friendly experience. This is a tour suitable for the whole family - and even includes sporting equipment such as cricket sets and footballs - for you to use at your leisure once you arrive at the beach. Please Note: On the Edge Sailing catamaran is away for annual maintenance from the 16th July to the 29th of August and this tour will not be operating during this time. However the Sail and Snorkel will be operating on Explore's Pure Dive vessel. The Sail and Snorkel will be operating on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday's. Booking Request Details at a glance Opening hours Departs 11.00am (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday only) Duration – approximately 5 hours. Please enquire during winter months as departure times may vary. Pricing Adult - $125 Minor (5-17yrs) - $75 Inclusions Lunch and afternoon tea. Sights and highlights Sail to magnificent Whitehaven Beach on board a 24metre catamaran. Enjoy a 3 hour sailing adventure, and 2 hours on beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Includes lunch - a selection of cold meats, sliced salads with wraps and rolls, and cordial for kids. Includes an afternoon tea platter on the sail home. Sample itinerary Sail to magnificent Whitehaven Beach on board a 20metre catamaran. Enjoy a 3 hour sailing adventure, and 2 hours on beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Includes lunch - a selection of cold meats, sliced salads with wraps and rolls, and cordial for kids. Includes an afternoon tea platter on the sail home. What to bring Hat Towel Sunscreen Camera Swimmers Cash or credit card for drinks. Flat-soled shoes or thongs (no high-heels) A light jacket or warm clothes for after swimming or if the weather becomes cool. Booking information Bookings are essential. Please visit the Tour Desk or call 07 4946 8305. How to get there Departs from marina arm A4 opposite the ice cream parlour on Front Street. Terms and Conditions All tours are subject to minimum numbers and to weather conditions and so may be cancelled at the discretion of the operator. We also reserve the right to alter the destination pending the weather for your safety and comfort. Times may also need to be changed due to tidal changes. The company will offer alternative days or refunds in the event of cancellations. We reserve the right to use other vessels should On the Edge be unavailable for any reason. Cancellation policy - Cancelling before 12 midday the day prior to the cruise – no charge - Cancelling after 12 midday the day prior to the cruise – 50% charge - Cancelling after 5pm the day prior to the cruise, or no show at the boat – 100% charge. The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time. Reef discovery Great Barrier Reef Reef discovery Great Barrier Reef Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air - and the water - with this sensational return helicopter tour to Reefworld on Hardy Reef. Read more See all Great Barrier Reef 12 Jan Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island Reef Magazine Whitehaven Beach by Helicopter $4,038 Discover the magic and splendour of world-famous Whitehaven Beach from above - with a luxurious helicopter tour, two nights' accommodation at qualia, and more.