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Airlie Beach Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Airlie Beach Family-friendly activities

From Airlie Beach: Cruise and ReefWorld Pontoon Experience

1. From Airlie Beach: Cruise and ReefWorld Pontoon Experience

Explore the serene water and colorful underwater life at the Great Barrier Reef by a pontoon. You will encounter many species of fish, and corals while enjoying water activities like snorkeling and swimming. Depart from Airlie Beach, and 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 favorite 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 are unrivaled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. See unbelievable snorkeling and diving (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 underwater chamber if you prefer to see the underwater world below without getting wet. Take a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and purchase drinks from the bar as you please. Finally, return to Airlie after a beautiful day.

Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

2. Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See the wonders of the Whitsundays without getting in the water. Cruise around the best coral reefs around Airlie Beach with your family or friends on a tour that is suitable for all ages.  Enjoy a photo opportunity stop at Lions Lookout prior to your departure. Marvel at the views over the harbor and the stunning Whitsunday Islands and add a charming portrait to your holiday photo collection. Then, venture out on a glass-bottom boat that is fully shaded from the sun. Discover breathtaking coral worlds and marine wildlife such as turtles, rays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Explore the valuable ecosystem that lives within the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with a spectrum of vibrant hard and soft coral and underwater critters as you cruise through the idyllic islands. Listen to funny and informative commentary about the reef from your guide.

Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

3. Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

Blast your way through the bay on an exhilarating 30-minute jet boat experience. Whiz past the glitzy Coral Sea Marina, and get your adrenaline pumping through 360s, 180s, drift, power stops, and nosedives. With bucket loads of the best jet boating has to offer, each tour is crammed with enough action to really make your day and your stay. As you zoom around the stunning blue waters of Pioneer Bay, soak up magnificent views of the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. Everything you need is provided, including a lockbox/small luggage storage, spray goggles, spray jackets (upon request), funny and informative commentary, and free GoPro photos to remember the experience.

Mackay: Wallabies Viewing Beach Sunrise Trip in Mackay

4. Mackay: Wallabies Viewing Beach Sunrise Trip in Mackay

The most picturesque time to see the wallabies and kangaroos on the beach at Cape Hillsborough is at Sunrise. Get up close and personal with these iconic Australian marsupials, waking up early is worth it! Learn and reflect on our role in preserving and protecting Australia's natural beauty with your local guide. After being collected from Mackay, you will arrive at the national park at dawn to catch a glimpse of the wallabies and kangaroos that come to the shoreline to feed on mangrove seed pods washed up by the tide. Spend time walking along the shoreline and taking in all the beauty of the sunrise. The 23-seater air-conditioned bus allows a comfortable adventure in a small group environment as you travel to explore the Cape Hillsborough National Park, where the rainforest meets the sea. Departs: Sep - Mar 4am/Apr - Aug 5am Returns: Approx 9am/10am

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

It was an exceptional day. We are not disappointed to have chosen this company to realize one of our dreams: snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. We took the extra for the 40 minute Safari. The guide made good comments, but nothing more. we highly recommend this cruise.

The guys were fun, informative and happy to answer any questions. We saw lots of marine life and corals. Very good value for money.

Enjoyed our time on the boat tour and learning about the coral. Our guide was awesome, would highly recommend.

Nat was super informative, knowledgeable and tentative to everyone on the boat.

Excellent time out on the boat, lots to see lots to learn Thanks guys