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Whitehaven Beach & Snorkelling Tour Combo Whitsundays | STH

Tour Code: 690

Departing: Airlie Beach

North & South Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
  • The only Airlie Beach Great Barrier Reef tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet from Lookout Beach 
  • Fastest boats in the Whitsundays - meaning you get to explore more!
  • Visit North & South Whitehaven Beach and see the two lookout points
  • Free snorkelling instruction, snorkelling equipment and flotation devices

Included In Price

  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy return transfers
  • Entry fees included in cost
  • Government reef levy
  • ***Lunch & Sun/Wet Suits included if you are departing from Daydream Island ONLY; if departing from Airlie Beach please note lunch is an optional extra and needs to be prebooked***

Thrilling Whitehaven Beach rafting tour, snorkelling and Island bushwalks. The only Airlie Beach tour to land on Lookout Beach at Hill Inlet. Explore North & South Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Lookout in a day.

What to Expect

A simply must do tour in the Whitsundays is a trip to Whitehaven Beach. Join our thrilling Whitehaven Beach rafting tour for a day filled with adventure, snorkelling, and island bushwalks. This tour is the only one from Airlie Beach that lands on Lookout Beach at Hill Inlet, offering you the chance to explore both North and South Whitehaven Beach, as well as Hill Inlet Lookout in one day.

Features and Highlights

High-Speed Adventure

  • Departure: Begin your day at 10:00 am from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach. Experience the ride of your life on our custom-built, 12-metre semi-rigid inflatable vessels, capable of speeds up to 35 knots (65 km/h).
  • Skipper and Eco Host: Learn fascinating facts about the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands from your knowledgeable guides as you travel.

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

  • Southern Whitehaven Beach: Spend approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach’s famous white silica sand. Choose to swim in the turquoise waters or simply relax and sunbathe.
  • Northern End: Take a guided bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout from the other side of North Whitehaven Beach when we land at Tongue Bay and climb the hill for stunning views of the swirling silica sands and aquamarine waters below. Enjoy exclusive direct access to the Hill Inlet beaches.

Snorkelling The Whitsundays

  • Pristine Coral Reefs: Enjoy snorkelling for over an hour at the stunning fringing reefs at Border Island, Dumbell Island, or one of our “secret” snorkelling spots in the Whitsundays. Discover the vibrant marine life, including:
    • Turtles
    • Dolphins
    • Colourful tropical fish
    • Giant clams
  • Included Gear: All snorkelling equipment and flotation devices are provided, with wetsuits available for hire. Snorkelling lessons are included to ensure you’re comfortable in the water.

Lunch and Refreshments

  • Buffet Lunch (Optional): Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch served on the beach.
  • Afternoon Tea: Indulge in some yummy cake for afternoon tea on your way back to Airlie Beach.

Sample Itinerary

Departure and Pick-Up

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am: Courtesy pick-ups from local Airlie Beach accommodations.
  • 9:00 am: Check-in at Coral Sea Marina North, Airlie Beach.

Mid-Morning

Whitehaven Beach

  • Mid-Morning: Relax at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach. Explore the beach, swim, or sunbathe.
  • Lunchtime: Head to Hill Inlet for a guided national park walk to Hill Inlet Lookout and an optional buffet lunch on the sand bars.

Afternoon

  • Mid-Afternoon: Snorkelling at Border Island, Dumbell Island, or a secret spot. Personal snorkelling instruction provided.
  • Afternoon: Speed back to Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach, often racing other boats for extra excitement. Enjoy some afternoon tea cake during the return journey.

Return

  • 4:30 pm: Arrive back at Coral Sea Marina North, Airlie Beach.

Important Notes

  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
  • Courtesy pick-ups are available from Airlie Beach accommodations.
  • Lunch must be pre-booked if you opt for the buffet-style meal.

For more information and to explore other Whitehaven Beach and Great Barrier Reef tours, visit our website.

Learn more about the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef on our blog. 

Departure Airlie Beach

Departing daily at 10.00am from Coral Sea Marina North, Airlie Beach and returning at 4.30pm, this ‘3 days in 1’ Whitsundays tour offers the opportunity to enjoy three iconic Whitsunday Islands destinations, two hours of relaxation at the southern end of iconic Whitehaven Beach, and a range of reef, beach and bush activities in just one day.  

  • Ride one of the fastest and most adventurous reef tours in the Whitsundays
  • Visit both ends of world-famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkelling the stunning fringing reefs at Border Island or Dumbell Island
  • Personal snorkel instruction, snorkelling equipment and floatation devices provided
  • Enjoy exclusive direct access to stunning Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven Beach
  • Swim in the turquoise waters or laze on the white silica sand at Whitehaven Beach
  • Take a guided national park walk to iconic Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Listen to reef and island naturalist talks offered by your Skipper and Eco Host
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch (optional) served on beautiful Whitehaven Beach
  • Courtesy pick-up/drop-offs and yummy cake for afternoon tea are included.

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat and shoes.
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling.
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, beer, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.

Our Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef tour includes an optional lunch at an additional cost. If you have chosen not to have our buffet-style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day.

Afternoon tea cake is included in tour cost.

Cold drinks and chocolates are available to purchase onboard.

Tropical Lunch - Optional Extra Needs to be Pre Booked

Tropical Lunch

  • POTATO SALAD: Potato, mayonnaise (does not contain egg or dairy and is also suitable for vegans), salt and pepper. GF LF VEG VGN NF 
  • ASIAN NOODLE SALAD: Angel hair pasta, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, salt and pepper, topped with roasted vegetables including carrot, zucchini, capsicum and onion mixed in Italian herbs and paprika. LF VEG VGN NF
  • GARDEN SALAD: Mesclun lettuce, cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, Spanish onion, cucumber, capsicum, julienne carrots, stuffed green olives with a vinaigrette dressing. GF VEG
  • FRESH BAKED BREAD ROLL: Topped with cheese, sweet chilli sauce, spices. VEG NF
  • COLD MEATS: Sliced ham GF LF NF, sliced salami GF NF, sliced chicken breast. GF LF NF
  • CHICKPEA SALAD (FOR DIETARY PACKS – SEE BELOW): Chickpeas, fresh tomato, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. GF VGN

Morning or Afternoon Tea

  • SELECTION OF SEASONAL FRUITS
  • LAMINGTONS VEG

Special Dietary Options

  • GLUTEN FREE: Noodle salad replaced with chickpea salad.  Dinner roll replaced with gluten free bread.
  • LACTOSE FREE: No cheese or salami provided. Plain dinner roll provided.
  • VEGETARIAN: No meat provided. Extra salad and dinner roll provided.
  • VEGAN: No cheese or meat provided. Extra salad and chickpea salad provided.
  • NUT FREE: No salad dressing or olives

Sample Whitsundays Beach Adventure Itinerary

Departing : Daily at 10.00am
Returning : Daily at 4.30pm

9.00am - 9.30am: Courtesy pick-ups

Courtesy pick-up is included for guests from local Airlie Beach accommodations between 8.45am and 9.30am. 

9.00am: Check-in

Check-in at 9.00am at Coral Sea Marina North, Airlie Beach (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) then get ready for an action-packed day exploring the pristine islands, beaches and bays of the Whitsundays. 

10.00am: We’re on our way

Depart the marina at 10.00am on our super-fast semi-rigid inflatable raft and enjoy a fun, high-speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.

Mid-morning: Whitehaven Beach

We visit both ends of beautiful Whitehaven Beach, enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of famous white silica sand.  Explore the beach, swim in the turquoise ocean or sunbathe on the soft silica sand - the choice is yours.

Lunchtime: Hill Inlet

Enjoy exclusive access to all areas of Hill Inlet where you can enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch (optional) on the swirling sand bars. 

After lunch, take a guided national park walk to Hill Inlet Lookout where you’ll encounter stunning views of the swirling sands below.

Mid-afternoon: Snorkelling pristine coral reefs at Border Island or Dumbell Island

Snorkelling for over an hour at the stunning fringing reefs at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots. As you explore the colourful corals you’ll encounter an array of unique marine life, including:

  • turtles
  • dolphins
  • an array of colourful tropical fish
  • giant clams.

Personal snorkelling lessons, snorkelling equipment and floatation devices are included. 

Afternoon: It’s time to head home

There’s more fun to be had as we make our way back to Airlie Beach! Indulge your sweet tooth with some cake for afternoon tea and enjoy adrenaline-fuelled fun as the boats speed back to Abell Marina, often racing each other on the way.

4.30pm: Return to Airlie Beach

Arrive back at Coral Sea Marina North, Airlie Beach at 4.30pm.

Please note: The above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions.

See more Whitehaven Beach Great Barrier Reef tour options.  

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

Departs/Returns: 10.00am (check in at 9.00am) from Airlie Beach / 4.30pm to Airlie Beach

Departure Instructions

Tours depart daily from Coral Sea Marina North (previously known as Abell Point Marina), Airlie Beach (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar).

Destinations
  • Hill Inlet
  • Shute Harbour
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • Whitehaven Beach
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

6.5 hours (approx.)

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Tropical style lunch - NEEDS TO BE PREBOOKED: From $20 per person to pay on check in
  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire - From $8
  • Prescription Mask Hire - From $15
  • Water
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat and shoes.
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling.
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, beer, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.
  • If you have chosen not to have our fresh tropical lunch pack, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day.
  • A sense of humour is always welcome!

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations after midday the day prior.
  • NOTE: QLD Public Holiday surcharges of $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 per family (2ad and 2ch) for Northern Exposure, Southern Lights and Fly Raft apply. These are payable on check in.

Whitehaven Beach & Snorkelling Tour Combo Whitsundays | STH

Tour Code: 690

Departing: Airlie Beach

North & South Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet

From

au$199.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$131.00
Family: au$605.00

Tour Code: 690

From

au$199.00

15 yrs & over

2 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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