Water activity

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

Activity provider: Red Cat Adventures

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

Activity provider: Red Cat Adventures
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From US$ 134.87 per person

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Take a boat ride to the best snorkeling locations in the Whitsunday Islands. Travel on the area's fastest catamaran on a climate action leading tour.

About this tour

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Exact pickup times for each accommodation are provided on the voucher. The local partner will confirm your pickup address and time the day before your tour. Please be ready to leave at the time indicated. The bus cannot wait if you miss the pickup time.
Small group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Visit Whitehaven beach on this tour accredited as "Climate Action Leading"
  • Travel on a fast, comfortable, and stable custom-built boat
  • Go snorkeling to discover underwater valleys, marine life, and coral formations
  • Enjoy a guided bush walk to the breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Refuel with a generous buffet lunch, along with a morning and afternoon snack
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by bus
  • Return bus transfers from Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, or Jubilee Pocket
  • Full-day cruise
  • Morning snack
  • Afternoon snack
  • Lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Stinger suit hire and wetsuit hire (winter months only)
  • Park fees and fuel levy
  • Alcohol
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Plastic bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for families, couples, and groups
  • There is an onboard toilet for your convenience
  • Please contact the local partner directly to inform them in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies
  • Feel free to bring your own alcohol to consume on the boat. However, glass and red wine are not permitted
  • Soft drinks and water can be purchased for $3 on the boat
  • The order of locations visited may change from day to day depending on the tides and wind
  • Your crew will select the best snorkeling locations based on weather and visibility conditions
  • The boat has been designed for stability and speed, so is perfect for passengers who are concerned about seasickness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 392 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We highly recommend this experience by Red Cat. We began the day by driving approx. 50 mins to the first snorkel spot, Manta Bay. The visibility, water temperature and marine life was all awesome! You get to spend a good amount of time at both the snorkeling spots. From there you'll head to Hill Inlet where you can do a small hike to the stunning lookout and then spend around 1-2hrs on the northern part of Whitehaven beach. Such a good trip and incredible bang for Buck. The Red Cat team are so good and very well organised. Morning tea and a healthy lunch were provided. Many thanks to our crew Matt and Corey, well done.

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July 7, 2022

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!!

May 4, 2022

Scotty and the other man I forgot his name made the experience so amazing from the music to their overall vibe they were very comfortable to talk to! They made each activity really fun and we’re comforting in activities I was nervous to do, gave me motivation!! An experience of a life time I can’t wait to do it again

March 23, 2022

Product ID: 394848