Whitsunday Islands
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Our most recommended Whitsunday Islands Island Tours

  • Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

    1. Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

    Cruise to Whitehaven Beach on this 6-hour cruise. Depart early in the morning on a high-speed vessel for a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and be the first on the beach. Alternatively, depart later in the day and enjoy a sunset cruise home.

    Enjoy morning or afternoon tea. Board the Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to the magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area.

    Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer, and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and the Pentecost Island. The waters of Solway Passage lead you to Whitehaven Beach, a must-see in the Whitsundays.

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    Wow What a fantastic day, could not speak highly enough of the attention and service from the crew. Whitehaven was awesome and the half day with a stop off for 20min at Hamilton was just perfect Bear and Mouse

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

    2. 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 ...

    Was a bit rough due to weather but the crew were absolutely fabulous and made sure our safety was foremost. Would diffently do this activity again and recommend to anyone looking at doing this as well.

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

    3. 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!

  • Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

    4. 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.

    Captain was very informative and knew a lot about the reef and surrou ding areas

  • From Airlie Beach: Twin Island Day Trip

    5. From Airlie Beach: Twin Island Day Trip

    Enjoy a day exploring the Whitsunday Islands, featuring Hamilton Island and the Daydream Island. The first stop on your island-hopping adventure is Daydream Island, where you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the Living Reef coral lagoon. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool before watching the sharks and stingrays in action at the fish feeding show. After spending time on Daydream Island, enjoy a short cruise to Hamilton Island for a delicious lunch at Marina Tavern. Enjoy great food and sweeping views of the marina. After lunch, explore the island by foot or with the complimentary Island Shuttle service. Try and visit One Tree Hill to catch some incredible views of the Whitsunday Islands. Cool off in the resort pool afterwards, complete with a swim-up bar and ocean outlook, or take a walk along famous Catseye Beach.

  • Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

    6. Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

    Your day begins with a cruise to Whitehaven Beach, where you can wander along the 4 mile (7km) shoreline – beachcombing, bushwalking and wading in warm, crystal-clear water. Then cruise to Daydream Island, where you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore the island or relax by the pool. Make time to experience the Living Reef, one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, with a stop at the Living Reef Centre to learn more about tropical marine life.

    whitehaven lives up to it's high reputation. a must for those visiting area. Daydream Island provided a very good 4 hour visit. Excellent lunch and faculties.

  • From Airlie: Whitsundays Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

    7. From Airlie: Whitsundays Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

    Discover the Whitsunday Islands National Park and beautiful Whitehaven Beach on this 10-hour cruise. Sit onboard the spacious deck in the sun and enjoy refreshments and morning tea.

    Upon arriving at the famous Whitehaven Beach, you'll see the Hill Inlet lookout, one of the most photographed locations in Australia. Enjoy a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people.

    Your guide will lead you right to the lookout and that picture postcard view. Learn about the history and flora from the informative displays along the way that provide an insight into this picturesque area.

    Spend the rest of your day relaxing on Whitehaven Beach and playing beach games. Tuck into a delicious gourmet lunch. Alcoholic beverages and refreshments served throughout the da...

    It was beautiful , great boat, great crew. But I was hopping to spend the day in Whitehaven beach

  • From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

    8. 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!!

  • Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

    9. 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 e...

  • Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

    10. Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

    Spend a full day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in numerous activities from exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet in the north to swimming, hiking, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun in the south. Cruise to the 7-kilometer long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Start from the northern end of the beach and take a leisurely 1.3-kilometer hike to the Hill Inlet lookout. Follow the path of the native inhabitants of Whitsundays, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim, relax by the beach or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach lookout and take in the beautiful scenery of Whitehaven Beach. Then, savor a delicious gourmet burger that will be waiting for you back at the Whitehaven Beach.

    Fantastic day out highly recommend doing the full day to get the most out of the trip!

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What people are saying about Whitsunday Islands

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 442 reviews

unbelievable experience. Dave and Cam were our guides and they were honestly the best. Super friendly, super funny, did everything to ensure everyone was okay, fed and happy! Cannot recommend this tour enough. Thank you to Dave and Cam for the awesome experience!!

Great way to experience Whitehaven beach, in half a day. Well organized and on the beach itself, it was great to have access to a SUP, kids toys and a bar. Boat trip might seem a bit long but it is worth it, plus you see things along the way.

Was a bit rough due to weather but the crew were absolutely fabulous and made sure our safety was foremost. Would diffently do this activity again and recommend to anyone looking at doing this as well.

Super cool experience & great atmosphere! Cam and Amy where great fun, informative, and kept the music pumping. Food on board was awesome too.

Staff (Cam and Amy), boat, and locations were excellent. Lunch was wholesome and plentiful.