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Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch

1. Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch

After pickup from your accommodation, head to the marina in Airlie Beach by bus. Board the custom-built catamaran and enjoy fresh, homemade, gluten-free brownies as a morning snack. The first stop is at one of the area's many beautiful reefs to go snorkeling. Be blown away by the vivid colors, bountiful fish, and coral formations of the Great Barrier Reef's outer fringes. This spot offers a quieter way to experience the UNESCO-protected reef. Then, head to the second snorkeling spot on the northern tip of Hook Island. With your guide, discover the area's underwater valleys, caves, and a variety of marine life. Continue to Whitehaven Beach for a buffet lunch of zucchini frittatas and quiche lorraine served with cold sliced meats, cheeses, salad, and fresh bread. After lunch, join a guided bush walk and history talk to Hill Inlet Lookout, located at the northern end of the beach. Admire the world-famous spot where white sands and turquoise waters blend in a unique swirling effect. Enjoy some free time to relax on the beach and soak up the scenery. An afternoon snack of fresh fruit will be provided before the scenic journey back to Airlie Beach by boat. Be dropped back at your accommodation at approximately 5:00 PM.

From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

2. From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

Board a modern airplane for a scenic flight to remember above the Whitsunday Islands. Benefit from a modern aircraft, in-flight commentary, and return transportation from Airlie Beach. Take a 60-minute scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary, and enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of all the landmarks, such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet, and make 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach. Experience the dramatic natural aquarium of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Fly over the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colors and patterns of Hardy Reef. Return to the mainland and land at Proserpine Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

3. Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See the wonders of the Whitsundays without getting in the water. Cruise around the best coral reefs around Airlie Beach with your family or friends on a tour that is suitable for all ages.  Enjoy a photo opportunity stop at Lions Lookout prior to your departure. Marvel at the views over the harbor and the stunning Whitsunday Islands and add a charming portrait to your holiday photo collection. Then, venture out on a glass-bottom boat that is fully shaded from the sun. Discover breathtaking coral worlds and marine wildlife such as turtles, rays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Explore the valuable ecosystem that lives within the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with a spectrum of vibrant hard and soft coral and underwater critters as you cruise through the idyllic islands. Listen to funny and informative commentary about the reef from your guide.

Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

4. Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

Get an orientation tour of the Whitsundays Islands by helicopter on a 30-minute, scenic flight from Airlie Beach. Fly over some of the most stunning island scenery in Australia, getting aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach. Get an in-flight commentary from your pilot as you fly over landmark attractions, such as Hill Inlet, Shute Harbour, the Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and your ultimate destination, Whitehaven Beach. On landing, laze on the white sands of Whitehaven Beach and look out at the beautiful blue waters of the Coral Sea. Benefit from 1.5 hours to enjoy the sparklingly clean sands, and experience Australia's top-rated beach firsthand. Journey back to Proserpine Airport, where a courtesy bus can take you back to Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach: Cedar Creek Falls and Coral Sea Resort Tour

5. Airlie Beach: Cedar Creek Falls and Coral Sea Resort Tour

Explore Cedar Creek Falls, swim with turtles at the majestic waterfalls, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and take a guided walk to the top for spectacular views. Relax next to the Coral Sea Resort pool and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. At Airlie Beach, get back to nature and see the impressive white cedar trees, Alexandra palms, wild orchids, colorful butterflies, and many species of birds. Your experienced guide will take you on a walk to the top of the falls where you can climb over the rocks and take a dip in the refreshing clear natural pools. Back at the resort, frolic at the pool, and when you’re ready to relax, savor a delicious lunch and cocktail.

Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

6. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Beach BBQ & Hill Inlet Adventure

7. Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Beach BBQ & Hill Inlet Adventure

Experience a memorable day tour to Whitehaven from Airlie Beach. On the scenic journey over, you'll pass many spectacular Whitsunday islands, cross the Whitsunday Passage and cruise the full length of Whitehaven Beach. The fast vessel glides through the water and will keep you safe and dry in any conditions. There is space to sit upstairs with the captain, inside the saloon or on the main deck. A bar service and toilets are also on board.  The tour spends 5-hours at Whitehaven's North and South Beaches. Here, enjoy an Aussie Beach BBQ consisting of satisfying steaks, sausages, chili rissoles, salads, and tropical fruits. Enjoy your meal in the shade of the trees, or dine on the sand. There is proper crockery and cutlery too. Share your dining experience amongst the wildlife including goannas and birdlife. The day tour also visits Hill Inlet Lookout for the spectacular and outstanding views, so don't forget your camera. After a full day of exploration, return to Airlie Beach for the end of the tour.

Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour with Whitehaven Landing

8. Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour with Whitehaven Landing

When you see it from the air it’s easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The amazing array of colors is something that’s best experienced on a helicopter tour. This 2.5-hour program begins with a scenic helicopter flight, taking you to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll also have fantastic views of the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach. In addition to seeing it all from above, you’ll land at Whitehaven Beach, where you’ll have 90 minutes to explore Australia's finest beach at your leisure. Sights you’ll see during the tour include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island and Daydream Island.

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 298 reviews

So happy we went with this tour operator. The tour guide and skipper were very knowledgable, and the snorkeling spots were divine. The food was also superb, and surprisingly had vegan options. Thanks for a great day!

I had the best day and would highly recommend this tour. I would also recommend you purchase a hamper and bottle of wine. Once in a lifetime experience. Thanks GSL and Luke the Pilot.

Knowledgeable, funny, interesting, tour guide. The sights are amazing, and you get to see bits of all of it start to finish! Well worth the cost, and lunch is amazing! Thanks Roger!

Most amazing trip. Spectacular from start to finish. Would recommend . A bucket list trip

Wonderful experience that the whole family loved. Informative and fun.