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Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

1. Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach. Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. Experience a fun ride, adventure, and education on super fast semi-rigid inflatable vessels capable of speeds of up to 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour). Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breathtaking views of the tropical waters. Snorkel for over an hour amid corals and fringing reefs. Either way, enjoy the only tour in the Whitsundays to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven. And have peace of mind by traveling with an advanced ecotourism-certified, climate change business and green travel leader.

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Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch

2. Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch

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. Then, head to the second snorkeling spot on the northern tip of Hook Island. With your guide, discover the area's underwater valleys, caves, and a variety of marine life. Continue 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 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. Be dropped back at your accommodation at approximately 5:00 PM.

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Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

3. Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

Jump on board a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner and feel the breeze as you sail across to Whitehaven. Help out to pull up the sails or relax in the sunshine on the deck. Enjoy some morning tea with home-baked chocolate brownies. Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and take a leisurely pace towards Tongue Bay. Look out for turtles swimming through the warm water. Anchor close to shore and walk up to Hill Inlet. Take in the views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach and discover why it’s been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world. Head back to the boat for a picnic lunch of wraps and homemade frittata. Set sail again and continue to the snorkeling spot on the fringing reef. Savor a refreshing fruit platter in the afternoon and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard bar.

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Whitehaven Beach: Flight and Cruise Tour with Lunch

4. Whitehaven Beach: Flight and Cruise Tour with Lunch

This tour combines a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef with a day tour to Whitehaven Beach for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a buffet lunch and access to a variety of beach activities. Your day at Whitehaven Beach commences with a bus transfer from your local accommodation and a direct cruise from the Port of Airlie on a fast, stable, and modern custom-built catamaran. On arrival to Whitehaven, get access to Whitehaven Beach Club with up to 5 hours of beach time. A buffet lunch will be served on the beach and there will be plenty of free time to explore this pristine part of the world. Choose to take a self-guided walk to South Whitehaven Lookout to enjoy magical views of the Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy the flexibility to create your own Whitsundays adventure by choosing up to 2 optional extras: a snorkeling tour or Hill Inlet hike. Later, buckle up for a scenic flight that includes in-flight commentary and a guaranteed window seat that showcases the iconic sights of the Whitsunday Islands with spectacular aerial views of the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, and the famous Heart Reef.

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MILADY PRIVATE CHARTER WHITEHAVEN

5. MILADY PRIVATE CHARTER WHITEHAVEN

Depart from Coral Sea Marina North and sail across Whitsunday Passage, named by Captain Cook, as the yacht sets sail for a day of relaxation. Morning tea is served as the vessel reaches Hook Passage and the first of the Whitsunday Islands. Sail down the largest island, Whitsunday Island, headed for Tongue Bay. Anchor at Tongue and walk up to Hill Inlet lookout for the most spectacular view of a beach anywhere in the world. Then head down to wriggle your toes in the silicate sand when even on the hottest of days, it never gets hot. Lie in the shallows or take a plunge in the turquoise waters and you may see a turtle or two. Then it's back to MiLady for a beautiful picnic lunch on the way to an enchanted snorkelling spot. Slip into the underwater fairyland below and marvel at the beautiful tropical fish and colours of the coral. Then lie back and relax as you head, homeward bound, to Airlie Beach, and the sails catch the wind. Feast on an afternoon fruit platter -- and why not have a drink from the licensed bar? This trip is ideal to do with a group of close friends or family for a day to remember.

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Whitsunday Islands: 2-Night Sailing Adventure Tour

6. Whitsunday Islands: 2-Night Sailing Adventure Tour

This multi-award winning catamaran sailing tour visits the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and offers 2 snorkelling opportunities on the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Check-in at 11:00 AM and receive a safety briefing. The boat will depart from Coral Sea Marina at 2:30 PM. Enjoy a beautiful sunset sail out and get to know your new friends and crew. Stop at Tongue Bay, located on the north-eastern side of Whitsunday Island. Barbecued fish will be served for dinner with a few drinks. Choose to sleep under the stars, or in a cabin if you wish. The next day, wake up next to the stunning Whitehaven Beach, known for its crystal clear waters and perfect white sand. Fuel up for the day with a breakfast of fresh fruit, muesli and cornflakes, tea and coffee, and fresh bread. Enjoy a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout, a beautiful inlet where, when the tide shifts and the white sands blend together, it creates an amazing swirling effect that is photographed hundreds of times each day. For lunch, you will have cold meats, cheese and salads. Then you will snorkel on the fringing Great Barrier Reef amongst the beautiful marine and coral life. If you are into watersports, try the customized banana boat with your friends. Spend the afternoon sipping on a few drinks and enjoy a delicious dinner of spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread. The next morning, you will enjoy one last snorkel at Manta Ray Bay, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Whitsundays Islands. The bay is situated on the northern tip of Hook Island, and has an array of underwater valleys, caves and plenty of different fish. Go on a banana boat ride before sailing back into Airlie Beach across the beautiful Whitsunday Passage for a midday return. So, grab your swimwear and camera, and enjoy a few drinks while you are shown around the Whitsunday Islands!

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Whitsunday Islands: Multi-Day Private Charter Sailing Yacht

7. Whitsunday Islands: Multi-Day Private Charter Sailing Yacht

Plot your dream sailing trip to the Whitsunday Islands with a fully customizable expedition aboard a private yacht. There is no set itinerary here - you have the whole boat and crew to yourselves, so you can plan a unique itinerary based on the time available, interests of your group, weather conditions, and the tides. Choose between a 3 or 4-day itinerary and set sail for the incredible Whitsunday Islands. Examples of the activities available on a 4-day charter are listed below: 1. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for a whole day. Take your time at these beautiful places and maximize your relaxation. Go for bushwalks on various islands that range from 20 minutes to 3 hours. 2. Visit multiple hand-picked snorkelling locations around the islands. If you choose the 4-day charter option, you can visit the outer great barrier reef (weather permitting) where you can snorkel amongst untouched reef and marine life in some of the clearest and pristine waters in the world. 3. Take the opportunity to visit an Island Resort for lunch, cocktails, and use of their facilities (for an additional cost). Lunch is still included on board if you choose not to eat at the resort. 4. Experience the beauty of the sunsets of the area by stopping at hangouts such as Langford Island Sand Spit Reef, Scrubhen Beach, or Chalkie’s Beach. In the evenings, chill on deck with the crew and your group, take a drink or two, stargaze, then allow the calm waters to gently rock you to sleep.

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What people are saying about Hill Inlet Lookout

Scotty and Jaki were awesome, we had a great laugh and they were very down to earth. Snorkeling was incredible and we had a fantastic day!! Whitehaven was spectacular and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

JJ and Maddy were very friendly throughout the tour. Saw some really pretty and colourful corals, cute and big fish. The trip was very organised. Definitely would recommend

Perfect day out! We researched a lot to select ocean rafting, so i hope this helps the next person in not having to do that :)

We had a great time. The places we went were stunning and the boat and the crew where very friendly and fun.

It was an amazing day and the tour guides were lovely!