Whitehaven Beach
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  • Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    1. Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach.

    Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. The semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure, and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breatht...

    Awesome experience which I rate as one of the top experiences in my life. Seeing the beautiful live coral was something else. These guys knows the spots and our team AJ and "Deray" (hope I spelt that right!) were fantastic, knowledgeable and engaging with everyone on the boat. My reluctant sullen 13y old who did not want to go had the best time ever!

  • Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

    2. Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

    Jump on board a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner and feel the breeze as you sail across to Whitehaven. Help out to pull up the sails or relax in the sunshine on the deck. Enjoy some morning tea with home-baked chocolate brownies.

    Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and take a leisurely pace towards Tongue Bay. Look out for turtles swimming through the warm water.

    Anchor close to shore and walk up to Hill Inlet. Take in the views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach and discover why it’s been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world.

    Head back to the boat for a picnic lunch of wraps and homemade frittata. Set sail again and continue to the snorkeling spot on the fringing reef. Savor a refreshing fruit platter in the afternoon and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard ba...

    Wonderful sailing to get to the snorkeling spot, then to Whitehaven beach. Enjoyed ot very much!

  • Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    3. Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    Experience the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day: from the water and the air. Visit the Whitsundays’ most iconic destinations. These include the famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and secret, exclusive snorkeling locations. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bush walk, all in one day. Visit both ends of the world-famous beach. Departing from Airlie Beach, take to the skies and experience a once-in-a-lifetime, 60-minute scenic flight.

    Soar over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Guests will have a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, flying over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed-wing aircraft offers big window viewi...

    Brilliant experience. Saw a Whale's water spout from the plane, and had a great time with the guides on boat and snorkeling. Swim with a lot of fish at Manta Ray Bay whilst the guide fed them from the boat

  • From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

    4. From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

    Delight in a 60-minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the big window views from your comfortable fixed-wing aircraft, and learn all about the area with your experienced pilot's expert commentary. After pickup from your accommodation in Airlie Beach, head to the nearby airport for take-off. Unlike flights offered by other companies in the area, the local partner is able to take-off from much closer to Airlie Beach, saving you the long 40-minute travel time. Once up in the air, marvel at the best bird's-eye views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations Heart Reef. After you land, transfer back to your accommodation in Airlie Beach.

    It was raining most of the time which was a shame but we still went up and it was amazing !! couldn’t recommend doing a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef if you are up here. definitely recommend going to Ocean Rafting!!

  • Whitsundays Islands: Private Catamaran (24 People Max)

    5. Whitsundays Islands: Private Catamaran (24 People Max)

    Escape the crowds and discover the Whitsundays Islands onboard your very own private catamaran for up to 24 people departing from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. Choose from half-day, full-day, and sunset boat charter options.  Swim through the vibrant coral reefs fringing the Whitsunday Islands, discover the Ngaro sea sculptures trail, chill out with a turtle or meet the friendly Maori wrasse.  Relax and unwind on the boat or stopover at one of the beautiful beaches and bays to uncover some of the most beautiful sub-tropical hiking trails within the Whitsunday Islands.  This catamaran charter is the perfect choice for anybody seeking fun and adventure, combined with a relaxed atmosphere. An excellent choice for small groups of friends and families looking to experience the Whitsundays in a unique way.

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What people are saying about Whitehaven Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 75 reviews

before we got on boat James briefly gave us details of places we going to visit. when we got near whitsunday Islands where the shallow water was, boat was stopped for nearly an hour for all the people on board to go for snorkeling. It was my first time so i freaked out but nicole was very friendly, helped me to snorke,it was breathtaking, Cannot express in words how wonderful the snorkeling experience gave me to look in the water, get to find different spices of fishes, amazing reef swinging, on top of all that, we get to see Sandy the Shark. It was right 10 feet under me in a small cave. never imagined i would see shark that close. From there we were taken to white heaven Island, where we had bush walk for 15 minutes, we were full on but the bush walk was too much for kids they got tired and hungry. Right after that we had some fun time at beach whilst having lunch, playing with silicon sand and diving into the crystal clear water is the most exciting thing to do. we just loved it.

Such a fun day! The guides, Mandy and Braedon were fantastic, food was great and they were always eager to help out with any questions that came up. The boat ride and locations were amazing, we had a wonderful day!

First time ocean rafting was rough wet day. Still had a awesome day enjoyed Whitehaven beach and snorkeling. The tour guides Mandy and AJ made the experience even better I will be doing it again.

such a fantastic day! went out on Riptide with Scotty and Thomas and had a blast! highly recommend to anyone of any age.

Had a great day out snorkelling and just enjoying life.