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

1. 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.

Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

2. Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

Experience the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day: from the water and the air. Visit the Whitsundays’ most iconic destinations. These include the famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and secret, exclusive snorkeling locations. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bush walk, all in one day. Visit both ends of the world-famous beach. Departing from Airlie Beach, take to the skies and experience a once-in-a-lifetime, 60-minute scenic flight. Soar over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Guests will have a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, flying over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed-wing aircraft offers big window viewing, pilot commentary, and the best views of the Whitsundays. Then, take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Departing from Airlie Beach, climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays. This means it is not only an adventurous ride, but distances are covered in a shorter time, leaving more time for activities. The semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, enjoy a guided bushwalk to spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout to view and capture photographs of the stunning swirling silica sands and aqua water. This operator is the only tour to have direct access to all areas of the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach to ensure you enjoy the most memorable experience of this special place. If you have selected the 'North Whitehaven' option: This eco-adventure is a favourite amongst avid snorkellers because it is the only Whitsunday adventure which includes two different snorkel destinations. Not only that, but it includes a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Guests explore the restricted area of beautiful Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach.  If you have selected the South Whitehaven Option: This tour visits both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach with more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the world famous white silica sand, a guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout and experience the Southern Whitehaven Lookout, enjoying breathtaking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of the “secret” snorkel spots, enjoying the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs.

Whitehaven Beach: 2-Day Flight and Cruise Tour with Lunch

3. Whitehaven Beach: 2-Day Flight and Cruise Tour with Lunch

This 2-day 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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What people are saying about Hill Inlet Lookout

Great day out on the water. Unfortunately, the weather was windy & raining for the whole day so didn’t get to enjoy the sunshine but didn’t stop the fun. Our guides were experienced and a ball of jokes! You’ll start off on a raft ride to then go check out the lookout first, which on a rainy day you couldn’t see a lot but still beautiful, then head to Whitehaven beach for lunch & a swim/walk whatever you like. We chose the northern trip so we then went to the two snorkel spots and they were awesome!! Lots and lots of fish and colourful coral. Very enjoyable!!

This is a fantastic full of fun day trip. It is picturesque and just plain gorgeous. The tour guide Kory and Skipper Maddy did an amazing job and we able to keep the fun going all day! Thunder cat is very organised and is an amazing day for families and friends. I would recommend this tour to everyone!!

Despite the rainy weather we had a fab day out on the water! Still managed to snorkel and see Whitehaven Beach. Boat ride across the very choppy waters was so much fun and the crew were positive and happy all day. Food provided was excellent!!

So happy we went with this tour operator. The tour guide and skipper were very knowledgable, and the snorkeling spots were divine. The food was also superb, and surprisingly had vegan options. Thanks for a great day!

yeah unreal trip, so awesome. Penn the deckhand was amazing, heaps good staff