Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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...
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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Skipper AJ and deckhand Deeray are so helpful and informative but knew how to have fun so they made the trip very enjoyable. These guys have the best job in the world! We chose the south whitehaven beach tour and got to snorkel, bushwalk and swim. That’s great value and if you don’t have much time to spend at Airlie. this is the activity to do because you get to do lots and that little boat takes you there - fast! There’s lunch you can purchase beforehand, we chose a pork free meal and it was delicious. Soft drink, water, beer and cider are also available for purchase onboard. Ocean rafting is the best way to see Whitehaven beach by boat. 10/10.
Fantastic day out, beautiful views, great lunch and the crew were wonderful. The music on the boat at times was little loud but move away from the speaker and it was ok. Would have liked time to allow me to put proper shoes on prior to the walk as thongs and rocky steps don’t go well together.
Thunder Cat was great! Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The walk to the Hill Inlet was invigorating, and we had plenty of time to spend on Whitehaven. We also could do snorkeling in great spots. It was a lovely experience and I totally recommend it.
Just a fantastic day. Crew were extremely helpful and friendly. Beautiful classic boat. Magical scenery. Great value for money.
Great experience. Snorkeling amongst coral and little and very big fish . Whitehaven - a sight to be seen.