Day trip

Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Beach BBQ & Hill Inlet Adventure

4.7 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Whitehaven Xpress

Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Beach BBQ & Hill Inlet Adventure

Activity provider: Whitehaven Xpress

From US$ 126.37 per person

Venture from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven on a small boat. Spend 5-hours at both Whitehaven beaches and enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch. Visit Hill Inlet Lookout and play on the swirling sands below the lookout.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up locations and times need to be confirmed with the reservations crew. Please email or call 49461585 with your accommodation name for a complimentary pick-up time.


  • Enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch with steak cooked to order, sausages, rissoles, and onions along with a salad buffet
  • Enjoy a smaller vessel with indoor, outdoor, and upstairs seating
  • Hang out at Whitehaven Beach
  • Visit the spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout
Full description
Experience a memorable day tour to Whitehaven from Airlie Beach. On the scenic journey over, you'll pass many spectacular Whitsunday islands, cross the Whitsunday Passage and cruise the full length of Whitehaven Beach. The fast vessel glides through the water and will keep you safe and dry in any conditions. There is space to sit upstairs with the captain, inside the saloon or on the main deck. A bar service and toilets are also on board.  The tour spends 5-hours at Whitehaven's North and South Beaches. Here, enjoy an Aussie Beach BBQ consisting of satisfying steaks, sausages, chili rissoles, salads, and tropical fruits. Enjoy your meal in the shade of the trees, or dine on the sand. There is proper crockery and cutlery too. Share your dining experience amongst the wildlife including goannas and birdlife. The day tour also visits Hill Inlet Lookout for the spectacular and outstanding views, so don't forget your camera. After a full day of exploration, return to Airlie Beach for the end of the tour.
  • Morning and Afternoon tea
  • BBQ lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Courtesy transfers from accommodations & Free Parking areas
  • Stinger suit hire (November-April)
  • Marine Park and National Park fees
  • Beverages from the bar
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please note vegetarian and fish options are available upon request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

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A really great tour with great people. Even if the tour flow changed little bit, it was a great experience. Our stop at Hill Inlet Outlook was amazing. We were almost alone for a longer time at the lookouts and the time at the beach under the look out was great. The BBQ was awesome as well. Thanks a lot to the three of you guys :-)

January 3, 2020

Great experience for visiting the reef and Whitsunday Island. All handled very well by the kind and helpful crew. Magnificent places (especially if you are lucky enough to find good weather), excellent snorkeling with many types of corals, lots of fish and good food. Adequate number of people. To raise the level of experience even more, a little more explanations about the underwater world of the reef could be provided. The trip on the clear bottom boat could improve with a less scratched plate.

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October 21, 2019

The Whitehaven Cruise with BBQ and Snorkeling was delightful. I went with Whitehaven Xpress' worthy crew with Captain Shane, Braden, and Jess and enjoyed the safety, hospitality, planned activities, stunning seascapes, and the playfulness of the guide and wealth of information he imparted--geological, historical, and biological. The captain himself manned the barbecue on the beach and did a spectacular job. Morning and afternoon tea were included in the initial cost as were some hotel transfers. An on-board bar offered drinks and snacks at additional expense. The arrangement of the cabins was conducive to conversation among guests, and crew members were warmly sociable. I consider the cost to be most reasonable, an excellent value for the price.

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October 21, 2019

Product ID: 179972