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ZigZag Whitsundays Tour Information

ZigZag Whitsundays is a fun day tour on a fast comfortable boat. At 38 feet long and 1200 horsepower, this is a day trip like no other. This tour is perfect for guests that want a fast-paced adventure that will not blow the budget. ZigZag is the only boat in the Whitsundays with dynamic pricing, with prices starting at $105 for people who book early, this is the most affordable day tour in the market,  This is also the only day trip that visits Palm Bay Resort on Long Island. You will also get 2 snorkel locations and 90 minutes on Whitehaven Beach. All this in one day makes it the most action-packed Whitsundays tour on the market.

From -$115.00 / 1 Day Whitsundays Tour

ZigZag Whitsundays Tour Details

Departure and Return

This Tour Departs Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday  at 8:00am. and returns between 4:00pm – 4.30pm

Guest and Crew Numbers

ZigZag takes 35 guests and has 3 crew

Locations Visited

Whitehaven Beach South End .  2 Snorkel locations and Palm Bay Island Resort for a swim in the pool and a cold drink at the bar

Included in the price

Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Mask Snorkel Fins, Wetsuits

Whitehaven Beach

ZigZag Whitsundays Tour visits Whitehaven Beach for around 90 minutes. During this time you will have the crew will serve lunch on the beach and after you will have plenty of time to explore and swim. at this breathtaking location. There are games to play on the beach or explore the bush land which has local goanna’s. Take a walk and explore the 98% pure silica sand dunes and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters.

Snorkeling The Reef

During your 1 day tour, you will get 2 opportunities to snorkel the coral-filled bays on the coastal fringes of the islands. Here you can see turtles, Maori wrasse, batfish, parrot fish, clown fish (Nemo) plus plenty more! in most bays, the coral starts close to shore and is easily accessible by the front stairs on the boat. For the nonconfident swimmers, there are noodles and flotation devices available for safety.

Palm Bay Resort

In the afternoon ZigZag Whitsundays visits Palm Bay Resort located on Long Island. Get exclusive access to this small resort right on a beach. Here you can take a refreshing swim in the pool and get a cold drink at the bar. The cocktails are always a hit sitting beside the pool or on the front beach in total serenity. You will not find this on any other tour. ZigZag also takes guests from Palm Bay on the tour to experience the Whitsundays

Pre-Departure Information For ZigZag Whitsundays Day Trip


If you are walking – (15 min walk time) you need to be at Abell Point Marina Roundabout (North End Meeting Point under the Umbrellas see map above) @ 8.00am .

If you are driving – there is car parking at Abell Point Marina for $8 for the day, paid at machines by coins or card on the day. Then walk down to the Roundabout (North End Meeting Point under the Umbrellas see map above) @ 8.00am

Google Maps App link for the meeting point is https://goo.gl/maps/dbyjbJntHDL2


ZigZag does not have set itineraries, as we are dependent on weather & tidal conditions. When you board the boat, the crew will sit down with you and go through information specific to the vessel as well as where you may be going that day.


ZigZag is an open vessel you can get wet whilst we are travelling, please be prepared for this.
No large backpacks or suitcases are allowed on ZigZag, if you wish to bring a bag bring a small daypack There is NO bag storage on the boat. if you bring a bag it will be with you or under your seat for the tour


In a small soft bag (if needed), we suggest that you bring the following –
Light Clothing / Warm clothing in cooler months (May – September) Swimsuit
Sunscreen (30+ highly recommended)
Beach Towel
Morning Tea and lunch is included. However, If you think the fresh air might make you extra hungry, you may want to bring crisps, chocolates etc


Glass bottles Passport, Travel Documents
ZigZag is not responsible for any property you take on board the vessel. We strongly encourage you to take
waterproof cameras (or waterproof protected cameras) rather than expensive digital cameras. Your electrical equipment will be ruined if it comes in contact with seawater.


Welcome to the tropics! Although our winters are unbeatable in terms of weather, our summers can be hot and wet. November -March can be extremely hot and humid, Unless you are accustomed to living in this climate, you
may find it slightly uncomfortable, Please be prepared for this.


Cold soft drinks and bottled water can be purchased on board the boat. We provide tap water on the boat for free, however, it isn’t cold and some people don’t like the taste of it due to heavy chlorination in the area


If you are not quite sure whether or not you may suffer from Travel Sickness please make sure that you are prepared. As our trained crew will assist as much as possible in making you comfortable but they are not allowed to provide you with any medication to help with the problem. Medication can be purchased at the Night Owl in Airlie Beach or any pharmacy. ZigZag is a fast boast and most people do not suffer sea sickness whilst travelling with us


Masks and snorkels are all included in the price of your trip and will be distributed on board.


Wearing a Lycra stinger suit will prevent UV exposure and significantly reduce your risk to marine stingers. ZigZag requires that all passengers wear a full length stinger suit or wetsuit if you wish to swim and or snorkel from our boat
You will be fitted for your Suit onboard the boat. These are included in the price you paid.

B&N Operations Pty Ltd ABN 14 617 437 751 t/as ZigZag Whitsundays operates the vessels known as ZigZag, The following terms and conditions apply to travel by you on ZigZag  .
All prices are shown in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST. Prices are valid from 1st April 2017.
All ZigZag departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled a B&N Operations discretion. ZigZag reserves the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time and for any reason.
ZigZag  reserves the right to cancel any trip, or reduce trip duration, in any circumstances, including those which pose a safety risk to you, the vessel or crew, such as severe weather, including cyclones.
If ZigZag  is cancelled by the owner prior to or on the scheduled departure date, you will be refunded within 7 days.
If your trip duration is reduced during the trip due to Unforeseen Circumstances, you may be offered a future trip on ZigZag  at no cost to you, depending on the amount of time by which your original trip on ZigZag was reduced and, subject to availability. You acknowledge that “Unforseen Circumstances” includes but is not limited to the following; inclement weather, issues pertaining to ZigZag  and any medical emergency, such as injury to guests or crew.
You acknowledge that if you cancel your travel on ZigZag  less than 24 hours before the departure date, this will result in the forfeiture by you of the full trip price.
If you request a transfer of a trip departure date up to at least 24 hours before the day of scheduled departure this will incur no transfer fee. No Transfers will be accepted under this 24 hr. period
We recommend you take out travel insurance
You acknowledge that travel with, and the recreational services provided by, ZigZag  (such as all in water activities and bushwalking) involve risk, including in particular a risk of being stung or bitten by jellyfish and other marine creatures or native fauna. You are advised to wear a stinger suit at all times you are in the water.
Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our passengers travelling on ZigZag , you acknowledge and agree that ZigZag  is not liable to you for personal injury, aggravation of any existing injury or condition, mental injury, contraction of any disease, loss (direct, indirect or consequential) or death (including but not limited to from jellyfish stings) resulting from the recreational services provided by ZigZag  , ZigZag hereby excludes absolutely all such liability to you.
Where the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) consumer guarantees apply you also acknowledge and agree that the liability of ZigZag  for any breach of those consumer guarantees is excluded to the maximum extent possible under section 64A of the Australian Consumer Law and 139A of the CCA, where you are killed, injured (physically or mentally) or contract a disease, or an existing disease is aggravated, arising from your trip onZigZag Whitsundays .
Your agreement with ZigZag Whitsundays is subject to the laws of Queensland, Australia If any of these terms is unreasonable or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, it shall be severed and the remaining terms will not be affected in any way.
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