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ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour
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Quick Information For This Tour

Product – ZigZag Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach Tour
Price – From $159
Price Includes – Lunch, snacks, cold water refills, snorkel equipment, wetsuit
Location – Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Type Of Boat – Fast Power Boat
Boat Name – ZigZag Whitsundays
Departure Time – 8:00am
Return Time – 4:00pm
Maximum Guests – 30
Boat Seats  – Comfortable Soft High Back
Tour Locations – Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, South Whitehaven Lookout, Chalkies Beach and Haslewood Island Lookout.

ZigZag Whitsundays is a fun day tour on a very comfortable riding boat. With more destinations, this is a day trip like no other. This tour is perfect for guests that want a scenic day on the water and want to experience the best the Whitsunday Islands have to offer.

Unlike other tours, ZigZag Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach tour has soft comfortable seats, takes low guest numbers with a maximum of 30 people, also everything is included in the ticket price from lunch and snacks to all snorkel equipment and wetsuit, they even supply good quality marine wind jackets (when needed) and have a cold water refill station of drinking water (take your own bottle. This tour is a low-impact environmental tour.

ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour Detailed Information

Tour Highlights
  • 2 Beaches 2 Lookouts 1 Snorkel Location
  • Most comfortable day boat in the Whitsundays
  • Visit Whitehaven beach
  • Visit The New South Whitehaven Beach Lookout
  • The Best Snorkel locations in the coral-filled bay
  • Chalkies Beach Visit
  • Haslewood Island Lookout
  • Buffet lunch on Whitehaven Beach
  • Includes lunch, snacks snorkel equipment, wetsuit
  • Comfortable padded seats
  • 30 guests, 3 crew – the ultimate Whitsundays day tour
Is This Tour Suitable For You?

This Tour is suitable for all guests from age 5 up, no children under 5 are allowed on this tour
This boat is a very comfortable ride and in 2020 the addition of high-back padded seats means they have taken the guest’s comfort to the next level.
However, If you are over 20 weeks pregnant or have back/neck injury its tour is not for you.

Tour Departure Point Map

Tour Video

Whitehaven Beach

ZigZag Whitsundays Tour visits Whitehaven Beach for around 2 hours. 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. Take a walk and explore the 98% pure silica sand dunes and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters.

South Whitehaven Beach Lookout

ZigZag Whitsundays no visits the brand new lookout platform at the South end of Whitehaven Beach. This 970-meter walk and lookout platform was opened in July 2019. Here you will see the entire length of Whitehaven Beach plus 120-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands. This is a view like no other in the Whitsundays and ZigZag is proud to be one of the few tours that visit this Instagram-inspiring location.

Snorkelling

During your 1 day tour, you will get an opportunity 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 non-confident swimmers, there are noodles and flotation devices available for safety.

Finer Details

MEETING TIME/PLACE ON MORNING OF DEPARTURE

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

YOUR ITINERARY:

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.

IMPORTANT!

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 day pack 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

WHAT TO BRING:

In a small soft bag (if needed), we suggest that you bring the following –
Light Clothing / Warm clothing in cooler months (May – September) Swimsuit
Hat
Sunscreen (30+ highly recommended)
Beach Towel
Sunglasses
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

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

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.

WEATHER:

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.

TRAVEL SICKNESS:

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

SNORKELLING GEAR:

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

LYCRA SUITS & WETSUITS:

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.

Terms and Conditions Of Travel

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 July 2022.

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.

ZigZag Whitsundays Reviews On Google 

Dave Zonneveld
Dave Zonneveld
14:32 15 Sep 22
We had a great time during our ZigZag Whitsundays Tour. We really enjoyed the snorkeling, visit to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach and the boat trip. The crew was really professional, friendly and kind, the lunch was delicious and healthy and the boat and gear (wetsuits, snorkeling gear etc.) were really nice! Definitely would recommend and I hope to do the trip again on one of our next trips to Australia.
Saar Catalan
Saar Catalan
02:03 05 Sep 22
It was exhilarating!We had a lot of fun despite our sleep deprivation that was unfelt for some reason during the trip.The weather was thankfully on our side😊.We were glad to know it's a family business & not part of a big corporation - you could see this trip means a lot more to you, and we wish to support family businesses in the future by picking them over ones of big companies.And yes, we were fortunate to see whales (Baby & its mother).The spontaneous almost 90 degrees full speed towards the nearby islands were great!Thanks a lot & much appreciation to the well deserved Zigzag crew!
TJ
TJ
02:00 11 Aug 22
A day I think I will always remember! Such beautiful beaches. The snorkeling was amazing, even swam along with a beautiful turtle. Saw a whale with it's calf on the way back. Crew were great, especially Amy who always had a smile on her face.
Agostina Pesino
Agostina Pesino
21:05 07 Aug 22
We took the Whitsundays day tour with my partner and it was an amazing experience!! We couldn’t enjoy our day more. Beautiful snorkeling spot, breathtaking beach and tasty lunch. On top of that, on our way back we spotted two beautiful whales and we stopped for a while to admire them. Thank you very much to the friendly crew for making this day so smooth and amazing. You can see they enjoy what they do.
Matthew Malnar
Matthew Malnar
22:47 09 Jul 22
This was a perfect quick day out to Whitehaven Beach with just the right amount of snorkeling at a spectacular reef. It was chilly on the ride the day I went, so I would bring a sweater and sit in the middle if you can't tolerate cold. The crew was super friendly and fun, and the captain knew how to make the ride exciting but not at all frightening. They told us about the islands on the way, and we got lucky with a couple Manta Ray on the ride out. There was plenty of food for the day, and their provided equipment was up to the task.
Jonipher Kwong
Jonipher Kwong
03:50 04 Jul 22
A little sense of humour goes a long way. What else can one do when it's been raining for days and I only had one full day to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef? Book a trip with ZigZag Tour of course. While it was an early wake-up call, I didn't mind because I was still a bit jet-lagged. The boat was only half-full because of the rainy weather. Everything was as described and reviewed upon by countless others here, so I won't repeat what's been said. I also appreciate that it's a family-run business. Good job!
lauramaud
lauramaud
20:41 27 Jun 22
We had such a blast with the ZigZag crew. They were professional, meticulous and on top of everything. This meant we could relax and enjoy our trip knowing we were in safe hands. The snorkeling gear was in good nick and the food was simple, fresh and healthy. We’re still talking about how our skipper Fiona handled the boat like an absolute boss. She was so cool. A family run business that delivers a safe, fun filled day to remember. Would highly recommend.
Beth Saiz
Beth Saiz
01:33 24 Jun 22
We had such a fun day. Josh and Dave were great. Funny, informative and great tour guides. Would highly recommend this tour. I normally get seasick but didn't at all as the boat moved so quickly. Whitehaven Beach didn't disappoint! Absolutely gorgeous!
Kathryn Edwards
Kathryn Edwards
20:47 04 Jun 22
Highly recommend choosing ZigZag for future tours around the whitsunday islands! From the boat trip to snorkelling, exploring the panoramic views of the Whitsundays from the lookout, the Stand up paddle boarding - it was a fantastic day and I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. Josh, Amy & Fi were absolutely amazing and it was such a lovely way to explore Airlie. Thanks guys for a great day! Will definitely be back in the future!
Bob Campbell
Bob Campbell
22:00 03 Jun 22
My wife Mandy and I have been on the road now for 6 weeks and today was definitely the best day of our trip so far. Thanks to Zigzag.From our time at the Port checking in, to spending the day at one of Australia's most iconic beaches with the crew Dave and Josh, it was superb value for money. I will be telling friends and family how good this tour was, and to put it on their bucket list.5 out of 5. ⛱😜
Kylie Captain
Kylie Captain
22:33 13 Apr 22
My 17 year old daughter and I had the most amazing day.The crew were incredible.Music onboard was a great touch as it really improved the mood and experience.Skipper was entertaining and made us feel safe all day.The food was delicious and catered for allergies.I felt we were in good hands when snorkelling as staff were there to provide assistance if needed.I will be sharing this small business with all and will definitely be back.Thank you team for a brilliant experience!
infiniteallien
infiniteallien
07:37 03 Feb 22
I went out today with the ZigZag team and did the day tour with snorkelling and Whitehaven. Kelly, Josh and Fi were so wonderful, friendly and educational about the area. The food was delicious, the boat was comfortable and with everything provided it was so easy and an incredible experience. I've also got the 70 minute scenic flight to look forward to! I absolutely will be back out with the ZigZag team and can not recommend them enough!
Shirley Hunter
Shirley Hunter
01:34 24 Jan 22
The staffs were excellent, professional and friendly. However, I should have done more research. The tour is more suitable for younger people. The boat is open air, so it's very windy and you'll get very wet. The water splashing on my face and it really hurts. Even with the jacket provided I was still soaked, my dry clothes in my backpack also wet. I have to say the weather was not ideal for that kind of tour the day when I went. Otherwise, it would be a great adventure. I think the younger people enjoyed the ride. Whitehaven beach was beautiful. The last stop of the tour was at the Palm Beach Resort, where you can go for a swim in the pool and have a drink, very beautiful and relaxing. I do like the three staff of the tour, they were fantastic!
Mara Ahmetovic
Mara Ahmetovic
06:45 19 Nov 21
I highly recommend booking this day out its so amazing and I could definitely say this was one of the funnest days I've ever had the staff team were so funny and amazing especially Josh! He made us laugh so much. And we will definitely be booking again next time we come to Airlie for a holiday.
troy ryan
troy ryan
20:15 14 Nov 21
What an amazing day trip. This is an absolute must do. Zigzag comes highly recommended, lunch supplied was excellent and our Skipper was more than happy to communicate with people from all ages. The boat ride was thrilling hence the name. Love love love
Chenise Pike
Chenise Pike
03:39 01 Nov 21
I’ve been on a few reef tours and zigzag is by far the best in terms of comfort, best planned day, and great crew. Tonnes of food which is great as I was worried because of my dietary requirements but there was no issue at all they even had my own labeled bags. Best reef spots to snorkel too
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