Whitsunday Islands
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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: 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: Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass

    3. Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass

    Hop between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, and Hamilton Island using the Island Hopper Pass, which gives you unlimited 1-day access to the islands’ passenger ferries. Enjoy the flexibility to explore each location on your own time, stop for a swim, lunch or just relax; the choice is yours. Get complimentary use of Hamilton Island’s resort areas and pools and their shuttle bus service. See the live fish-feeding show at 10 AM daily at Daydream Island’s Living Reef and also get complimentary access to the island’s resort areas and pools. Remember: unless you’ve got your accommodation booked, don’t miss the last boat.

    Worth the day trip! Daydream Island was gorgeous I wish we stayed there longer at Lovers Cove and did some snorkelling. Hamilton Island was much busier so if u want a gold cart u need to book in advance.

  • Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

    4. Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

    Departing from Airlie Beach, cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favourite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks. Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life is unrivalled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkelling and diving if you wish (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers and changing rooms. Visit the underwat...

    Amazing would definitely do it again definitely one of the coolest things we have ever done

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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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.

  • Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

    8. Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

    Blast your way through the bay on an exhilarating 30-minute jet boat experience. Whiz past the glitzy Coral Sea Marina, and get your adrenaline pumping through 360s, 180s, drift, power stops, and nosedives. With bucket loads of the best jet boating has to offer, each tour is crammed with enough action to really make your day and your stay. As you zoom around the stunning blue waters of Pioneer Bay, soak up magnificent views of the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. Everything you need is provided, including a lockbox/small luggage storage, spray goggles, spray jackets (upon request), funny and informative commentary, and free GoPro photos to remember the experience.

    was heaps of fun! you get copies of the go pro photos but I would still recommend taking your own water proof camera out with you if you feel comfortable holding it. you could get amazing pictures or the water as the go pro photos taken are of you on the boat. highly recommend

  • From Airlie Beach: Two-Island Safari

    9. From Airlie Beach: Two-Island Safari

    Hop on a free shuttle bus in the Airlie Beach area and head out on a guided jet ski adventure. Explore the area around the Whitsunday Islands, encountering the diverse native wildlife and enjoying the sun and the sea.  Meet your qualified tour guide and head out on a worry-free jet ski ride where no previous experience or license is necessary. Listen to your guide's informative commentary as you cruise down the scenic waterways around Daydream and South Molle Islands for two hours. Learn about the diverse wildlife native to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park. Spot sea turtles, dugongs, seabirds, and seasonal humpback whales (July–September). Afterwards, take home loads of memories with the photos of your adventure shared with you for free on Facebook.

    Was a brilliant time, great staff (Will took us out), great location. They walked us through everything and always made sure we were comfortable and safe, I would recommend this to anyone who makes the trip to Airlie Beach, once again cheers Will

  • Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Whitsunday Islands

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 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!!

Awesome experience, trip delivered what was expected. Pilot was excellent. Whitehaven Beach is spectacular, spending time there was magical. Definitely recommend this to everyone an experience of a lifetime.

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.