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SeaLink expands into the Whitsundays with unique day cruise

A blue and white cruise in Whitsunday's turquoise ocean

Gearing up for the return of interstate tourism, SeaLink has expanded its tourism services with a one-in-a-kind Whitsundays day cruise in the popular Queensland holiday region.

SeaLink's “Big Island Day Tour” offers visitors a unique cruise around many of the islands in the Whitsundays following the Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail and will take guests to places that no other day tour goes to, said Rob Mitchell - General Manager Whitsundays at SeaLink Marine & Tourism.

“We want to provide something different for visitors to the Whitsundays to experience and enjoy, whilst also taking in the must-do beauty spots that this region is world-renowned for.”

The cruise takes in the Molle group of islands, Cid Harbour, Hook Island, Whitsundays Passage, Whitehaven Bay, Hamilton Island, Dent Island and more, as well as stopping off at the popular Tongue Point Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach to allow guests to explore more.

“Our cruise takes in many of the amazing islands in the region stopping off at Hill Inlet and the famous Whitehaven Beach for guests to sink their toes into the powder-white silica sand and relax with a dip in the crystal-clear waters.”

SeaLink has modified the MV Nancy Wake, specially to suit the new day tour to give customers the best possible Whitsundays cruise experience in complete comfort. Being an air-conditioned double hulled catamaran means the Nancy Wake also provides a smoother cruise experience for guests.

“We have a custom-built tender to transfer guests to Whitehaven Beach and to Tongue Point at Hill Inlet, as well as installed tables and chairs so our passengers can come back to dine in air-conditioned comfort on the vessel all throughout the day.

The SeaLink Big Island Day Tour provides stunning views throughout the day and includes:

  • Gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon teas served in air-conditioned comfort onboard
  • Guided tours of both the Hill Inlet and South Whitehaven lookouts
  • Rooftop observation deck providing unspoilt 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Full bar service throughout the duration of the tour.

With commentary throughout the tour, guests will learn about local Indigenous culture and connection to the region, and the 74 islands in the Whitsundays, the largest collection of islands in Australia. Guests will also hear about the ocean life that calls the Whitsunday Islands home, including the popular manta rays, turtles, humpback whales and lots of other species.

Bookings are open now for the first cruise departure on 16 December 2021.

“At SeaLink we have anticipated a strong return to tourism and our new offering in the iconic Whitsundays is ready to welcome visitors back whether they are Queensland locals or interstaters as soon as borders reopen.”

To learn more about SeaLink's Big Island Day Tour and to book contact the friendly SeaLink team on 1300 317 445 or visit SeaLink Whitsundays.