Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

4.2 / 5

18 reviews

Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

From $137.96 per person

Sail on a traditional schooner to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Chill out on deck or join in pulling up the sails. Visit the Hill Inlet Lookout, enjoy a picnic lunch, and go snorkeling on the fringing Great Barrier Reef.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail across to Whitehaven
  • Snorkel on a fringing reef
  • Walk to the lookout at Hill Inlet and enjoy spectacular views of Whitehaven Beach
Full description
Jump onboard 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 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 snokeling spot on the beautiful fringing reef. For the afternoon, let your thirst be quenched by a fruit platter and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard bar.
Includes
  • All reef taxes included
  • Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon fruit
  • Snorkel gear
  • Stinger suits provided in summer
  • Chilled drinking water (please bring your own water bottle)
  • Informative guides (some are marine biologists)
  • Drinks (alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the bar)
  • Wet suits available for hire $10 per person in winter months, payable to local operator on the day
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Date

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Meeting point

Please meet us at Meeting Place B, Coral Sea Marina North (near the Kiosk Cafe). Checkin time is 7 AM

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Young children can be accommodated as long as the weather is fine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
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Really enjoyed being on a sailing boat for the first time, even got to pull some sails, felt like an explorer! Great snorkeling spot with lovely fish and nice coral and the cherry on top, 3rd time lucky visit to Whitsunday Island (after the first times being rainy and chocolate milk colour) I finally got to see the clear blue water, the long-promised turquoise waters, swirling sands and heavenly white beach. Totally worth it! The crew was nice, friendly and funny.

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28 January 2021

Great day. No wind so no sailing which you can't control the weather. Wear shoes in summer up to the lookout as feet get really hot. Don't spend too long at the lookout so you can have a little swim in the beautiful waters. Captain was really awesome and gave off a relaxed vibe. Was great with the younger kids too. Absolutely recommend. Value and price matched.

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27 December 2020

Loved the boat, the water was a bit rough so the raincoats come in handy. The guys running the boat were very nice and the bar on the way home was a nice addition. We did get scammed/pressured into hiring wetsuits from a lady that associates with the boat. So be mindful of her. My wetsuit didn't fit me and we didn't wear them in the water anyway so a waste of $20.

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23 October 2020

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