Hop on / hop off

This is the perfect 'hop on, hop off' option, allowing you to cruise through the islands as you please!   

Explore the Whitsundays at your leisure. Our high speed vessels cruise around the Whitsunday islands all day transferring guests and day trippers between the mainland and Daydream and Hamilton Islands. If you would like to do your own thing then arm yourself with a pass, timetable and map then set out exploring the Whitsunday islands on your very own itinerary.  

Just take a look at our individual Island Escape pages to get an idea of the attractions at each island, make your choices and enjoy whatever you fancy from all that this spectacular region has to offer. If you would like a more detailed information guide for any particular island our crew can assist onboard plus they'll be able to advise you on the best things to see and do.  

Depart whenever you like - with your copy of the Cruise Whitsundays 'Resort Connections' timetable you can plan your day and go explore the islands.

Arrive back at your starting point whenever you like, but be sure to catch that last departure from whichever island you are on or make sure you have your credit card and toothbrush with you!! 

Hamilton Island 

Hamilton Island has a multitude of activities and is a delight to wander around. Stroll the Marina Village main street, visit the boutiques and galleries. Visit WILD LIFE Hamilton Island and get up close and cuddly with a koala, lounge beside the pools or relax on Catseye Beach. Or, get active and enjoy bowling, target shooting, mini-golf or a go-kart challenge!  

Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is one of the premier resorts in the Whitsunday Islands. It's tiny in size and you'll find it no trouble to explore the whole island.

Daydream Village at the southern end of the island has been especially developed with day visitors in mind. It has all the facilities of an island resort and then some! Set around the swimming pool is a bakery, watersports, shop and souvenir boutique. There are tennis courts, a children's playground and the fantastic 'Living Reef' Coral Lagoon filled with colourful coral and fish life. Look out for the fantastic Marine Biologist presentation at shark and stingray feeding time! 

There's lots of room to laze away the day pool side, on the lawns or adjacent beach. Take a swim, stroll along Sunset Beach or see wallabies and endless bird-life on the rainforest walk. The 'Around Australia' mini-golf course has to be the best in the world - definitely not just for the kids!  

The cruise vessels 

Our fleet of day cruise vessels have air conditioned interior saloons and seating areas outside.   

Where you can cruise 

The islands you can hop off at with this pass are Daydream Island and Hamilton Island and you'll see many more as you cruise. The Island Hopper Pass does not visit Whitsunday Island or Whitehaven Beach. Because there are no set departure and arrival times you need to make your own way to / from our marina at Port of Airlie.



Daily Departure & Return Times

NOTE: Schedule changes may occur. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.


The following prices are per person and include transfers onboard Cruise Whitsundays vessels all day (Cruise Whitsundays is Awesome Whitsundays sister company).

  For travel to 31 March 2017 For travel from 1 April 2017
Backpacker card holder $99 $109

All prices are in Australian dollars. Please note a credit card administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard & Visa) and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.