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Whitsunday Day Trips

ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour On the Way To The Islands

ZigZag Whitsundays From $115

  • Full-Day Tour
  • 35 Guests 3 Crew
  • South Whitehaven Beach
  • New South Whitehaven Lookout
  • 2 Snorkel locations
  • Meals Included
  • Snorkel Gear, Wetsuit Included
  • Island Resort Visit
  • Fast boat
  • Low seasickness probability
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
Thundercat Whitsundays Speeding Across The Coral Sea

Thundercat From $189

Full-Day Tour

  • 38 Guests 2 Crew
  • North Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • 2 Snorkel locations
  • Meals Included
  • Snorkel Gear, Wetsuit Included
  • Fast boat
  • Low seasickness probability
  • Family packages
  • Courtesy Pickup
Big Fury Whitsundays On Way To Hill Inlet Look Out

Fury From $170

  • Full-Day Tour
  • 32 Guests 2 Crew
  • North Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Snorkel
  • Meals Included
  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Fast boat
  • Low seasickness probability
Ocean Rafting Northern Tour

Ocean Rafting Northern Tour $180

  • Day Tour
  • Hill Inlet Look Out
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • 2 Snorkel Locations
  • Fast Fun Boat
  • Includes Buffet Lunch
  • Includes Snorkel Equipment And Sunsuit
Whitehaven Express Day Tour

Whitehaven Xpress From $190

  • Full Day Tour
  • Hill Inlet Lookout 
  • North and South Whitehaven Beach
  • Beach BBQ
  • South End Lookout
  • Guided Walk
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Courtesy Pickup
Great Barrier Reef Tour From Airlie Beach

Great Barrier Reef Day Tour 

  • Full Day Tour 
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour
  • Snorkelling equipment included
  • Scuba Diving available (extra purchase)
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Modern, comfortable boat
  • Maximum 60 guests
Whitehaven Express Day Tour

Camira Sailing Tour From $209

  • Full-Day Tour
  • Fast Sailing Catamaran
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel
  • Lunch Included
  • Ages 4 and up 
  • Snorkel Mask and Wetsuit Included 
Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands scenic flight

One Hour Scenic Flight $269

  • 1 Hour Tour
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef 
  • Heart Reef
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet Swirling Sands
  • Live Commentary 
  • Courtesy Pickup
Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands scenic flight

Northern Exposure Fly And Raft Package From $409

  • Northern Exposure Fly And Raft Tour
  • 1 Hour Scenic Flight
  • Northern Exposure Rafting Day Tour
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef (Flight)
  • Heart Reef (Flight)
  • Whitehaven Beach (Flight and Boat)
  • Hill Inlet Swirling Sands (Flight and Boat)
  • Hill Inlet Lookout Platform (Boat)
  • Snorkelling (Boat)
  • Live Commentary
  • Courtesy Pickup
Whitsundays Jet-ski Tour On A Stunning Day

JetSki Tour $280 Per Ski

  • Part Day Tour
  • 90 mins
  • Two people per ski
  • Qualified guide
  • All safety equipment
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Free pictures
  • Power snacks and bottled water
Guests riding on a Airlie Beach Jet Boat Tour

Jet Boat From $69

  • 30 minute thrill ride
  • Jet Boat 
  • 380-hp Adrenaline Ride
  • Perform 360s, 180s,
  • Power stops/nosedives
  • Spot wildlife
  • See million dollar mansions

Whitehaven Beach Half Day From $115

  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Air-conditioned Ferry
  • Scenic return cruise
  • Morning and Afternoon Tour
  • Up to 2 hours on the beach
  • Guided bushwalk optional
Free-fall Skydive Over The Whitsunday Islands

Sky Dive From $199

  • Part Day Activity
  • From 7000 - 15000 Feet
  • Pick up and drop off
  • 15000 ft is a 1-minute freefall
  • Picture and video add-on available
  • 220km/hr freefall
  • Flight climbs over islands
Free-fall Skydive Over The Whitsunday Islands

Aqua Duck From $40


  • 1 Hour Tour
  • Tour Guide with live commentary
  • 20 mins land 40 minutes water
  • Children allowed to steer
  • Free kids certificate
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Airlie Beach highlights


Whitsunday Day Trips are the perfect way to visit the Whitsundays Islands. These day tours are mostly fast-paced boats that maximize your day on the water. Each trip is slightly different, but most tick off the two big wants for any holidaymaker, Whitehaven Beach and snorkeling the coral around the islands. When choosing your Whitsunday Day Trips, there are specific factors that you need to take into consideration.


  1. Price of the tour
  2. What the tour includes
  3. departure and return times
  4. Where does the trip go



Popular Whitsunday Day Trips Questions



Cost of the tour – Pricing is always an essential factor in choosing any tour; you want value for your money. Most trips range from $150 to $200 for an adult and $105 to $125 for a child; there are family packages available on most tours as well. There is an opportunity to pay $105 -$115 for an adult with ZigZag Whitsundays, but you will need to book one of the first 12 seats on tour.

What the tour includes – This is where some Whitsundays day tours differ from each other .some trips include lunch and a wetsuit in the price, some have them as optional extras. All tours include a mask and snorkel. Make sure you read what the trip consists of, this way you will be prepared for the day.

Departure and Return Times – This is extremely important if you are flying or catching a bus the same day as the tour. Some tours depart as early as 8 am while others leave around 10 am. Return times vary between 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The return times can vary by 20 minutes depending on the wind and tides that day.

Where does the tour go – The most important answer! Well once again it varies… so let us list the most popular place a day trip from Airlie beach goes. Please note a day trip goes to around 3 locations in a day, this is just a list of favourite locations you will not visit all of these


  • Hill Inlet Lookout Whitehaven Beach North End at Bettys Beach
  • South Whitehaven Beach, including the new South Whitehaven Beach Lookout
  • Chalkies beach – excellent beach plus snorkel location
  • Langford spit – now has a walking track and lookout
  • Nara inlet – aboriginal rock drawings
  • Boarder island – snorkel location
  • Whitsunday Island – multiple snorkel locations
  • Hook Island – numerous snorkel locations
  • Palm Bay Resort Long Island – only with ZigZag Whitsundays tour
  • Hayman Island – multiple snorkel locations



One other factor is if you are worried about seasickness, if this is the case choose the fastest boat you can find. The ships like Big Fury and ZigZag Whitsundays have over 1000 horsepower. You will not get seasick in these fast boats, they ride the tops of the waves instead of rocking through them. If you need help or have any questions about Whitsunday Day Trips use the live chat feature below and we will answer all your questions