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Whitsundays Day Trips And Activities

Whitsundays Day Tours


Tip for day tours

Secure your spot early to avoid disappointment. Most tour operators offer a refund guarantee of up to 24 hours before travel if necessary.

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$189 For Travel In May

Fury Whitsundays – 1 Day Tour

Ticket Price SALE From $210 $189 for travel in May

  • Hill Inlet Lookout (Famous swirling sands)
  • Whitehaven Beach + South Lookout
  • 1 Snorkel Location
  • Includes Lunch 
  • Maximum 35 Guests
  • Snorkel Equipment plus wetsuit included
  • Fast Boat (no seasickness)
Zigzag Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach Tour

ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour

From $179 – $229

2 Beaches – 2 Lookouts – 1 Snorkel Location
Full-Day Tour With 30 Guests 3 Crew, Visits South Whitehaven Beach, New South Whitehaven Lookout, Chalkies Beach, Haslewood Island Lookout, Snorkel location
Included – Lunch, Snacks, Snorkel Gear, Wetsuit. Fast boat, Low seasickness probability Dynamic Pricing, Family-Friendly Pricing

Whitsundays Scenic Flight

1 Hour Scenic Flight


60 – 70 Minute Flight Time, With Small Numbers Of 5 people Max

Fly Over  The Great Barrier Reef, Famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Swirling Sands, Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach

Modern Comfortable Plane With Guaranteed Window Seat

ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour

Whitsundays Sea And Sky Combo

SALE $439

Full-Day Tour With ZigZag Whitsundays 30 Guests 3 Crew, Visits South Whitehaven Beach, New South Whitehaven Lookout, Snorkel locations.


70 Minute Scenic Flight Over Heart Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach And Great Barrier Reef

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Fury Whitsundays

From $210  $189 for travel in may 2024

Full-Day Tour 35 Guests 2 Crew
Visits North Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, South Whitehaven and Lookout plus 1 Snorkel Location.
Includes Snorkel Gear Included
Fast boat Low seasickness probability

Thundercat day trip at Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Islands

Thundercat Whitsundays

$210 Adult  $170 Child

Full-Day Tour With 38 Guests 2 Crew
Visits North Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, 2 Snorkel locations
Includes Lunch, Snorkel Gear, Wetsuit
Fast boat, Courtesy Pickup

2 Ocean Rafting Tours of the Whitsundays

Ocean Rafting

From $199 Adult  

Two Different Tour Options
Visits North Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, 2 Snorkel locations
Includes Snorkel Equipment
Fast boat, Courtesy Pickup

Great Barrier Reef Tour From Airlie Beach

Red Cat Great Barrier Reef Tour

From $249

Small group Great Barrier Reef Tour operated by Red Cat Adventures from Airlie Beach.

Multiple snorkel locations on a stable catamaran custom-built specifically for the Whitsundays.
All-inclusive package with lycra suit, snorkelling equipment, fins and lunch.

Half Day Tour To Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven beach half day

From $140

Half-Day Tour To Whitehaven Beach
Scenic return cruise In A Air-conditioned Ferry
Morning and Afternoon Tour
Up to 2 hours on the beach Guided bushwalk optional

Whitehaven xpress aT THE ISLANDS

Whitehaven Xpress

From $205

Full-Day Tour Including Hill Inlet Lookout
South End Lookout, North and South Whitehaven Beach
Beach BBQ And Guided Walk
All Ages Welcome, Courtesy Pickup

sealink ferry on wat to Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach Full-Day Tour

From $225

North Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet Lookout
South Whitehaven Beach
South Whitehaven Lookout 
Includes Lunch and Shuttle Transfers

whitsundays Snorkelling and sailing tour

Whitsundays Snorkelling And Sailing Tour

From $175

10am to 6pm
Finish the day with a colourful sunset as you come back to Airlie Beach.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Snorkelling gear and stinger suits is included
A pleasant and relaxing alternative to experience the Whitsunday Islands.

Whitsundays Private Charters

Full Or Half Day Private Charters

Whitsundays Private Charters On A Fast Luxury Boat.

Full Day Options
Half Day Options
Sunset Cruise Options
Maximum 8 Guests

scuba divers on boat tour from airlie beach

Airlie Beach Scuba Diving Day Tour

From $330 Including 2 Dives and Equipment 

Aqua 5 is a devoted diving day trip running out of the Port Of Airlie.

Their Airlie Beach Scuba diving tour provides Island diving at its greatest! Experience pleasant drift dives along the reef shelf close to Black island next to Hayman Island

Snorkelling options are available to friends or family not wishing to dive

Camira with the sails up

Camira Sailing Tour

From $229

Full-Day Tour
Including Hill Inlet Lookout, and  Whitehaven Beach
1 Snorkel location
Lunch Snorkel Mask and Wetsuit Included

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour

From $299

Departs From Airlie Beach, Day Dream and Hamilton Island
Ferry Transfers To Reef World
Snorkelling plus all equipment
Scuba Diving optional extra 
Buffet Lunch Included

crocodile tour on Proserpine River

Crocodile Safari

From $150

6 hour day includes
Saltwater crocodiles Proserpine River cruise plus
Open-air wagon for unique wildlife Experience traditional Australian “bush tucker”, damper and billy tea plus delicious Aussie BBQ lunch
A small group of 30 guests with an Informative and friendly guide.

whitehaven beach plus Hamilton Island Ferry

Whitehaven Beach Plus Hamilton Island

From $189

Self-guided tour of Whitehaven Beach and Hamiton Island
Cruise in style and comfort on a ferry Admire the turquoise water and white sand of Whitehaven Beach, 
Explore Hamilton Island
Free time included in Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach

Purely Whitehaven Half Day Tour With Sealink

Purely Whitehaven Half-Day Tour

From $125

Whitehaven Beach
Air-conditioned Ferry
Rooftop 360° views on boat
Full bar service onboard
Complimentary bus transfers

Great Barrier Reef Tour From Airlie Beach

AQUA 5 Day Tour To Whitehaven

From $195

Small group Whitehaven Beach and Snorkelling Tour

Visits Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, 1 Snorkel Location.

All-inclusive package with lycra suit, snorkelling equipment, fins and lunch.

Cedar Creek Waterfall Airlie Beach

Falls To Paradise

From $159

Visit Cedar Creek Waterfall
Lunch at Coral Sea Resort 
Morning Tea
10 seater bus with tour guide
Multi-Award winning Tour Operator
All-inclusive price

fishing charters from airlie beach

Fishing Charters

From $150

Available Fishing Charters 
Half Day 
3/4 Day
Full Day
Includes all equipment plus fish cleaning and filleting.

Whitsundays Scenic Flight

1 Hour Scenic Flight

From $289 

60 – 70 Minute Flight Time, With Small Numbers Of 5 people Max

Fly Over  The Great Barrier Reef, Famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Swirling Sands, Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach

Modern Comfortable Plane With Guaranteed Window Seat

Best of Airlie Tour by Driftwood Tours

Best Of Airlie 2 Hour Tour

From $65 

  • 2-hour bus tour of the Airlie Beach area
  • Small group maximum of 10 people
  • Experienced local guide
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Visit Shute Harbour and Mandalay Bay plus lookout locations
airlie beach sunset cruise

Airlie Beach Sunset Cruise

From $69 for 2 hours

2 Hour Sunset Cruise

  • Fully covered, purpose built catamaran 
  • Onboard Bar (No BYO)
  • A glass of sparkling or soft drink is included in your sunset cruise ticket price. 
  • Pioneer Bay and  Turtle Bay.
  • After the sunsets, enjoy the lights of Airlie Beach at night.
Free fall skydiving airlie beach


From $349

Part Day Activity, From 8500– 14000 Feet
14000 ft is a 1-minute freefall AT 220km/hr
Picture and video add-on available
The flight climbs over islands

Airlie Beach Jetski Tour

Jet-Ski Tours

From $250 per ski (2 people max)

Part Day Tour 90 mins Two people per ski
Qualified guide Plus All safety equipment
Pick up and drop off
Free pictures, Power snacks and bottled water

Whitsundays Sunset Cruise

Whitsundays Sunset Cruise

From $79

2 Hour Sunset Tour
Instant Bookings
Maximum of 24 Guests
Sailing Cruise
Departs 5 pm
Glass of Champagne and some snacks included

airlie beach glass bottom boat over coral reef

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

From $89

70 Minute guided Glass Bottom Boat Discovery Tour
Funny and informative commentary about the reef
Fully shaded vessel
All safety equipment

Jetboat Rides

From $89

Jet Boat 30 Minute Thrill Ride
380-hp Adrenaline Ride
Perform 360s, 180s, Power stops/nosedives
Spot wildlife And See million dollar mansions


Private Tuk Tuk Tours

From $30 per person

5 different Tuk Tuk Tours.
Multiple departure times each day.
An exciting and fun way to explore Airlie Beach.
Local guides

Segway Rainforest Discovery Tour

Segway Rainforest Discovery Tour

From $148.27

3.5 to 4 hours approx
Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, 

A small group of 7 
Conway National Park, and Whitsundays Great Walk.


Scooter Hire

From $35

Electric Scooter Hire
Located In The Main Street
2 Hour to Multiple  Day Hire Available
Suited Adults And Children

What You Need To Know Before Purchasing Whitsundays Day Trips


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 snorkelling 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  – Pricing is always an essential factor in choosing any tour; you want value for your money. Most trips range from $159 to $250 for an adult and $149 to $199 for a child; there are family packages available on most tours as well. There is an opportunity to pay $159 for an adult with ZigZag Whitsundays, but you will need to book one of the first 12 seats on tour.
  2. 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, and some have them as optional extras. All tours include a mask and snorkel. Make sure you read what the trip consists of, so you will be prepared for the day.
  3. Departure And Return Times – This is extremely important if you are flying or catching a bus on 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.
  4. Where Does The Trip 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.



Our Favourite Day Tour Locations In The Whitsundays

  • 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 and lookout platform
  • 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
  • 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 boats 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 the contact details for all operators are on their product page