Local Whitsunday tours – our favourites

 

 

Let us book your tours for you prior to arrival.  There is no extra cost to you and we only recommend the very best in the Whitsundays.  Our suggestion is for you to experience the Whitsundays from under, on and above the water.
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Ocean Rafting –   often booked our weeks in advance.      Australian Tourism award winner 2017

 

Northern Exposure tour – Cost per Adult $159.00 p/pThree top destination in one day includes Inner Reef snorkel, Whitehaven Beach, Hill inlet and afternoon tea, use of snorkel equipment, courtesy coach pick up from bus stop at the end of Paluma road and reef and naturalist talks.   Optional extras are lunch $16 & wetsuit hire $8. There are also drinks available for purchase.

 

Their semi rigid inflatable vessels are super-fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Explore Whitsundays  – small group to outer Great Barrier Reef  Cost per adult – $250 p/p  Departs Abel Point Marina at 8.45am and returns 5pm – 3.5 hours on the reef.

Includes full-day Great Barrier Reef snorkelling adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef – the closest of the outer reef locations. The smaller groups ensure a more personalised and quality experience.- on-board their brand new vessel ‘Island Explorer’, Informative educational Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island commentary en route, visit dive sites around Bait Reef including Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Mantaray drop-off.  Island Explorer has two levels of air-conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers on-board. There is a full beam swim platform, which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience.  Includes, morning and afternoon tea and a delicious buffet lunch, high quality Mares Diving & Snorkelling gear, wetsuits/stinger suits & flotation jackets (if required).  You can also add a dive.

Cruise Whitsundays – out reef to Heart pontoon   Cost per adult – $259 p/pDeparts daily at 8am from Port of Airlie and returns 6pm – 4 hours at reef

Included is a fantastic day at Hardy Reef is a semi sub ride, snorkelling and all equipment needed, a buffet lunch , morning and afternoon tea and plenty of knowledgeable crew to tell you about the reef and islands.You can also add a dive, a helicopter joy flight over the famous heart reef, a seabob ride or a massage.  With 4 hours at the reef, there is plenty of time to do it all. Abundant fish life and colourful coral awaits you.

Air Whitsundays Seaplane tour

Reef and Whitehaven Discovery $410 p/p – 2-hour duration.  This tour has the entire WOW factor.

Includes the Great Barrier Reef from the air but not so keen on snorkelling or perhaps you are just a little short on time. Bait Reef, home of the amazing stepping-stones, Hook Reef and Hardy Lagoon (the most photographed location of the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park!). We will also show off one of our biggest natural wonders to you, the perfectly shaped Heart Reef.  All from the comfort of your seaplane.    During the course of this 60 minute scenic flight you will take in views of Shute Harbour, the Molle Group of Islands, Daydream Island, Whitsunday Passage, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island ,Whitehaven Beach, the amazing swirling sands of Hill Inlet

 

To top off this amazing flight you will descend to 500 feet whilst at the reef to take in all the sights of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so you can possibly spot a turtle, rays or in the right season, pods of humpback whales. We will also show off with a touch and go water landing at the reef so you can experience the sensation of landing on the ocean’s surface in a seaplane.

 

This scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is followed with a relaxing one-hour visit to Whitehaven Beach. Frequently voted as one of the world’s top ten beaches, this striking stretch of silica beach on Whitsunday Island National Park is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic lunch, explore and recline in the clear waters with turtles and rays.   Includes an assortment of snacks and treats, fruit juice, sparkling wine, beach umbrella and inflight commentary.

The Panorama Tour $625/adult 4.4hour duration– Includes all of the above plus a snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, it truly does it all,  see the GBR Marine Park from the air, land and water.

 

Sail the Whitsundays

S.V. Amadeus – Bavaria 36 – offers small group experience  of life on board a sailing boat exploring the magic of the Whitsundays  – Cost per adult  $199.00  Private charters available also.   Departs from Abel Point at 8.30am

Includes Morning Tea, Tapas Style Gourmet Lunch with Chocolate Gateaux on your sail home, Drink – tea, coffee, water, fruit juices, (BYO alcohol), Snorkelling equipment, Reef taxes

What makes this unique? No more than 10 guests on any day trip or private charter.  This allows a more personal experience aboard a beautiful 36-foot sailing yacht ‘Amadeus’.   Leave only a small footprint and less environmental impact while visiting more secluded bays within the Whitsundays.  Relax as the steady winds fill the sails before anchoring at one of the 74 islands. Swim, snorkel, take a stroll on the beach or just take it easy and enjoy a delicious lunch either aboard on shore.

Camira Sailing Adventure with Cruise Whitsundays– $199 per adultDeparting daily at 8am from Port of Airlie and returns at 5.45pm

Experience the wonders of the Whitsundays on this full day sail around the Whitsundays Island on-board Camira – the big purple catamaran! Sail through the azure blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands, walk to Hill Inlet, snorkel the inner reef and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Morning and afternoon tea are also provided.  All beverages are also included.

The well-informed crew with years of local experience will give you the best sailing experience possible and ensure you have a memorable day.

Hamilton Island day tours with Cruise Whitsundays

Cruise to Hamilton Island aboard Cruise Whitsundays fully air-conditioned fast catamarans.   Ferry departs morning and afternoons from Port of Airlie and cost is $61 each way for adults.      Hire a buggy and see the island, lie on the beach or have a crazy busy day jet skiing or kayaking.   On the other hand, enjoy a long lunch at one of the many restaurants. There are endless amounts of fun on this world-renowned island.

Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island day tourTwo icon destinations in one day.  Cost $185 per adult – departs at 7am from Port of Airlie and returns at 6.30pm.   Includes 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach in the morning with morning tea and the afternoon at Hamilton Island.  Includes lunch at Marina tavern, There is a free shuttle bus around the island for your use and lots to do on the famous Hamilton Island.

Whitsunday Croc Safari   Adult $129 p/p Includes    
Pick-up and return transfers (from the end of Paluma Road) to tour campsite in Proserpine.  Meet our local experienced guides and enjoy their professional expert commentary.

Cruise the calm waters of Proserpine River and watch estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat on Proserpine River, delicious Aussie barbecue lunch, Wetland Wagon-Train Tour, Billy Tea and Damper at campsite.    Meet some interesting Aussie characters on your tour like Boofhead the crocodile. Explore Goorganga Plains on a tractor-drawn wagon a mangrove ecosystem and observe the inhabitants including birds, fish and crustaceans.

 See estuarine crocodiles in the Wild in the Whitsundays.  Nowhere else in Queensland can you experience so much in one location.   Whitsunday Crocodile Safari offers guests a unique Australian nature experience in natural habitat.

Salty Dog Sea Kayaking    Half day inner Turtle Tour – Cost per Adult $90 p/p

Both experienced paddlers and beginners, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment, can appreciate this popular guided trip.  Departing from Shute Harbour, you will kayak over fringing coral reefs and explore nearby tropical islands.

These turquoise waters and islands are home to an amazing diversity of marine and bird-life including sea turtles and soaring eagles.   Between July and September, there is also a chance to encounter the magnificent humpback whales, which arrive to give birth before returning to the Antarctic.

You stop off at White Rock, allowing time to swim, explore the island or kick back and relax. Cold drinks and a cheese and fruit platter provided, allowing time to refresh before heading back to Shute Harbour.

Segway tours

Rainforest discover tour    $129 per adult   – half day 9.15am and returns approx. 1pm

Ride your own Segway through the spectacular Conway National Park rainforest along the Whitsunday Great Walk. Surrounded by lush rainforest and flowing streams, our experienced tour guide will share interpretive commentary, highlighting the local flora and fauna and points of interest during the 9km round journey.

 Includes courtesy coach pick up from Whitsunday Plaza, morning tea and informative commentary throughout the tour.

 This one is for everyone and the Segway’s are easy to use.

Whitsunday Jetski tours

The Airlie Adventure  $220 per adult – departs from Abel Point Marina   – Duration 1.5 hours

This scenic tour is suitable for everyone…a perfect mix of adrenalin and eco adventure. Explore the beautiful bays of Airlie Beach as you head out to view the Whitsunday Islands from the protection of the coastline.  Island views and sea turtle encounters.

The two Island Safari – $280 per person – departs from Abel Point Marina -duration 2 hours

This one is for the more adventurous.    It’s all about the jetskiing and maximising your time on the water, as we journey into the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, exploring the beautiful Whitsunday Islands including the scenic waterways around South Molle and Daydream Islands.  This is one of the best Whitsunday tours you can choose for a mix of scenery and adventure.

 

Fishing tours

Barra2billfish  – full day from $210 per person

A local family-run business fishing charter business primarily running out of Airlie Beach. Our aim is to ensure you have a great day out and an even better days fishing.

 Your full day’s fishing includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  Coffee and tea provided.  Soft drinks and water can be purchased on board.   Includes provide quality tackle (rods, reels, lures, etc).

Cortesy pickups and drop offs from Whitsunday Plaza.

 We can also quote on private charters.