Airlie Beach: Whitsundays Eco-Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

Airlie Beach: Whitsundays Eco-Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

From $146.53 per person

Take an exhilarating boat ride to the best snorkeling locations in the Whitsunday Islands. Travel on the area's fastest catamaran on this award-winning, climate action leading tour.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Exact pickup times for each accommodation are provided on the voucher. The local partner will confirm your pickup address and time the day before your tour. Please be ready to leave at the time indicated. The bus cannot wait if you miss the pickup time.
Small group available

The Original experience

  • Visit Whitehaven beach on this tour accredited as "Climate Action Leading"
  • Travel on a fast, comfortable, and stable custom-built boat
  • Go snorkeling to discover underwater valleys, marine life, and coral formations
  • Enjoy a guided bush walk to the breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Refuel with a generous buffet lunch, along with a morning and afternoon snack
Full description
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.  The second snorkeling spot will be on the northern tip of Hook Island. With your guide, discover the area's underwater valleys, caves, and huge variety of marine life. Then, head 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 together 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. You'll be dropped off back at your accommodation at approximately 5:00 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by bus
  • Return bus transfers from Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, or Jubilee Pocket
  • Full-day cruise
  • Morning snack
  • Afternoon snack
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
  • Park fees and fuel levy
  • Use of drybag to hold your belongings
  • Alcohol
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Plastic bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for families, couples, and groups
  • There is an onboard toilet for your convenience
  • Please contact the local partner directly to inform them in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies
  • Feel free to bring your own alcohol to consume on the boat. However, glass and red wine are not permitted
  • Soft drinks and water can be purchased for $3 on the boat
  • The order of locations visited may change from day to day depending on the tides and wind
  • Your crew will select the best snorkeling locations based on weather and visibility conditions
  • The boat has been designed for stability and speed, so is perfect for passengers who are concerned about seasickness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

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The trip out to Whitehaven beach was good fun, the big twin hulled boat cut through the swell and Dave at the helm handled the occasional wind gusts with ease. The walk and swim at Whitehaven beach was good but the snorkeling was great. Two locations, the first with plenty of fish and second was an outstanding reef dive moving gently with current. The other outstanding feature was Jack the deckhand, whose lively personality and great rapport with the guests kept everyone comfortable all day. Dave and Jack together were accommodating and professional, we always felt safe.

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May 26, 2021

Amazing fun day!! we would recommend red cat adventures for an awesome day out, our guides Cam and JJ were so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, professional and so much fun! They always made us feel safe and we definitely knew we were in the best of hands and the food was delicious & very fresh

May 21, 2021

Absolutely amazing day !! Cam and JJ were fantastic could not fault anything . Went with our whole family had the best day ever thoroughly enjoyed everything. Cam and JJ are the best lots of knowledge and great people! They made our day one we all will never forget !!! Thanks guys 10/10

May 19, 2021

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