Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Eco-Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Eco-Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

From $139.10 per person

Take an exhilarating boat ride to the best snorkeling locations in the Whitsunday Islands. Travel on the area's fastest catamaran on this award-winning, climate action leading tour.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Exact pickup times for each accommodation are provided on the voucher. The local partner will confirm your pickup address and time the day before your tour. Please be ready to leave at the time indicated. The bus cannot wait if you miss the pickup time.
Small group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Visit Whitehaven beach on this tour accredited as "Climate Action Leading"
  • Travel on a fast, comfortable, and stable custom-built boat
  • Go snorkeling to discover underwater valleys, marine life, and coral formations
  • Enjoy a guided bush walk to the breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Refuel with a generous buffet lunch, along with a morning and afternoon snack
Full description
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.  The second snorkeling spot will be on the northern tip of Hook Island. With your guide, discover the area's underwater valleys, caves, and huge variety of marine life. Then, head 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 a guided bush walk and history talk to Hill Inlet Lookout, located at the northern end of the beach. Admire the world-famous spot where white sands and turquoise waters blend together in a unique swirling effect. Enjoy some free time to relax on the beach and soak up the scenery. An afternoon snack of fresh fruit will be provided, before the scenic journey back to Airlie Beach by boat. You'll be dropped off back at your accommodation at approximately 5:00 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by bus
  • Return bus transfers from Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, or Jubilee Pocket
  • Full-day cruise
  • Morning snack
  • Afternoon snack
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
  • Park fees and fuel levy
  • Use of drybag to hold your belongings
  • Alcohol
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • High-heeled shoes
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Plastic bags

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for families, couples, and groups
    • There is an onboard toilet for your convenience
    • Please contact the local partner directly to inform them in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies
    • Feel free to bring your own alcohol to consume on the boat. However, glass and red wine are not permitted
    • Soft drinks and water can be purchased for $3 on the boat
    • The order of locations visited may change from day to day depending on the tides and wind
    • Your crew will select the best snorkeling locations based on weather and visibility conditions
    • The boat has been designed for stability and speed, so is perfect for passengers who are concerned about seasickness
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 271 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    I can mega recommend the tour. We went to the viewing platform right at the beginning, where you can see the beautiful water. Immediately afterwards we went to Whitehaven Beach for an hour, beautiful and heavenly. Then we went into the boat where there was buffet lunch which tasted really good. The crew was super nice and the snorkeling was beautiful. They're really looking for the best places for you depending on the conditions. Thank you for the beautiful day. :)

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    September 13, 2019

    A good combination to see some of the whitsundays like the reef. Unfortunately the weather conditions were not ideal for going to the reef but the organization did their best to find another snorkeling point. Tip: take a good look at the wind force before booking this activity. If the wind blows very hard, the view of the reef will be blurred and you will hardly see anything

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    September 11, 2019

    Had an awesome day out with Mic and Michael! Really friendly and fun guys, lots of laughter. Unfortunately it was really windy so we couldn’t go snorkeling at the normal spots but they made the effort to find a spot where the water was clear. Turned out it was some of the best snorkeling I have ever done! Beautiful bright coloured reef with amazing textures and lots of fish. Really loved the time we had at the south end of Whitehaven, just wish we had longer than an hour there! Thanks guys

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    September 11, 2019

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