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ZigZag Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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


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 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


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.


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.

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 

Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy
We had an amazing time! The boat ride was awesome (we saw whales!), the crew was fun and knowledgeable, the food and snacks provided were delicious, and the locations were spectacular. Would absolutely recommend!
Erin Gilligan
Erin Gilligan
We did a day trip with ZigZag tours out to whithaven beach and haselwood island for some snorkeling. The team Fiona, Casey, Alex & Luke, were sensational. It was rough ride out to whitehaven but Fiona handled very rough conditions really well! They provided a a real nice lunch and snacks throughout the day. Alex and Luke paddles around the reef keeping an eye out on all of us And turtle spotting!Really awesome way to spend the day exploring the glorious whitsunday islands.
Stephen Drew
Stephen Drew
Very good trip all the crew were efficient and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Great locations and a fun informative day
Anita MacDonled
Anita MacDonled
Joe Wishon
Joe Wishon
They have two very uncomfortable seats. I hope they don't make you sit there.When I got onto the boat they said I could sit anywhere I wanted. Then they made me change seats. The seat they made me switch into was extremely uncomfortable. There is a pole directly in front of the seat. Within 3 cm of half of the seat. There are only 2 bad seats on the boat. They put an infant in one of them. They put me a 192 cm / 95 kg man in the other. I literally couldn't get into the seat without first standing on the seat. Putting 1 leg around the pole then doing doing yoga to get the other leg in. I had to lift my right leg with my arms around the pole and it wouldn't fit next to the pole and in between my left leg. I had to rest it on my left leg and smashed into the pole. This applied pressure to my back and hips. When I mentioned to the crew that I was uncomfortable and if there was any way for me to change seats, stand while riding like they were, or sit even sit on the floor they told me to deal with it.Fiona and Angus were extremely rude about it. Angus the entire rest of the day actively ignored me and actively treated me poorly. Josh was super friendly though.The worst part, I am still dealing with the pain. This has caused pain in my sciatic nerve after riding for 2 and half hours like this and it still hurts after 24 hours. I will be filing complaints with every agency in australia and Queensland.
Leo Tsang
Leo Tsang
Excellent tour, great host. My family really enjoyed the trip, definitely recommend to my friends and families.
Nick Gaertner
Nick Gaertner
We had a fantastic day with the team from Zig Zag Whitsundays tours. We did the day tour that included snorkelling and the trip to Whitehaven beach. With so many companies offering very similar tours it is difficult to choose who to go with. Well, I can say if our experience was typical of the day you get with Zig Zag, then there is no need to keep looking,as these guys were 10 out 10 for everything. Our friendly crew of Angus, Casey and Fi did an outstanding job looking after us and making sure we had a great time. You could tell it wasn’t just a job for them but something that they all really enjoyed doing. The boat was comfortable and the snorkelling gear was very good, which included fins, something that a lot of other tours don’t, and a wetsuit. The food was also very nice and fresh with plenty to go around. All in all an outstanding day out.
Sandra Stadnik
Sandra Stadnik
I have never experienced a better cruise than that. Truly family run business with a focus on a customer. Will recommend to anyone visiting Airlie Beach. Lovely crew and even better views
Martyn Stephens
Martyn Stephens
Great day out, staff fantastic.
Absolutely amazing crew!!Phi the cool sailor, Casey and josh the lovely care takers.Loved every bit of it. The crew were friendly and it was a wonderful experience overall. Can’t wait for the photos !! 😁
Tom T
Tom T
Our family of 4 chose Zigzag for our day tour to go snorkelling and to visit Whitehaven beach. The boat is very clean, fast so we got to our destinations quicker and no sea sickness for anyone on the boat. The cushioned high back seats are very comfortable and all snorkelling gear was provided without extra charge (some other operators charge extra for a wetsuit or don’t provide flippers - be careful of this as my friend went out with another company and cut her foot on some coral!). The crew were all lovely, served us a tasty lunch on the beach (dietary requirements were not a problem), ensuring we were all comfortable, well informed and took pictures of us throughout the day. It is clear on their booking page, but just a reminder that this tour takes you on two optional walks to the lookout on Chalkies beach and the south Whitehaven lookout (no Hill Inlet lookout). But don’t let that deter you. The Whitehaven lookout in my opinion is just as spectacular and much more peaceful with less people. The way the day was planned was at a relaxed pace. There was enough time to snorkel and enough time at Whitehaven beach. Doing the walk up to the lookout does cut into Whitehaven beach swimming time but it is optional. Having said that, if you don’t mind, it is definitely worth the walk up there. Thanks Zigzag and the crew Casey, Fiona and Angus for a very relaxed, beautiful day out.
Kulwinder Kumar
Kulwinder Kumar
This is a must do if you are visiting airlie beach. Our boat driver Fi was great and even spotted a dolphin for us to watch. Loved the whole trip.
Mark Burrowes
Mark Burrowes
My wife and I had an amazing day with the ZigZag crew yesterday doing the Whitsunday Islands tour. Very friendly and professional crew. Everything is provided all you need to bring is a smile and an appetite for fun. We highly recommend them.
Davis Zhou
Davis Zhou
Amanda Bridge
Amanda Bridge
Amazing experience. Fun and exciting boat ride as it was quite windy but felt very safe the whole time! Got to swim with turtles which was a dream come true. Food was delicious!!
Del Green
Del Green
Zig Zag were well organised, informative and friendly. The crew were fantastic. Shout out to Fi, Kacey and Angus for a great day.
Loved this trip so much. Friendly informative staff and Co-travellers. We ventured out on a zippy boat and were provided with spray jackets for the journey. Snorkelling was fun as were the bush walks and lunch all together (they catered for me being gluten free too!)
james kerslake
james kerslake
This is an average rating, hate to leave it but know that you don’t get to Inlet hill lookout and the “famous” view, not even stopping by it to see it from afar.Tour will be 0Crew and vessel would be 5+ starsAfter my last solo visit in Airlie two years ago I was excited to come back with my partner and show him the glorious Whitsundays, which he never went to - booked a tour based on the amazing reviews which was pricier than a few other operators cause I wanted us to travel in comfort and enjoy our dayWe have spotted some whales and the crew went above and beyond which is always great but the snorkeling spot was ok and we spent way too much time there, then got dropped off at Whitehaven beach for lunch which was yum - onto the main attraction, going up to the lookout it wasn’t quite what I remembered only to realize there’s actually two lookouts and that’s clearly not the famous one everyone go to - the view was not as nice, in their defense it states so on the website but silly me didn’t even bother checking cause who would even think a tour this popular wouldn’t go to the main attraction?I was so friggin’ disappointed because this vacation and tour was so highly anticipated and just didn’t live up to the hype- the other side is far better, coming to see the fantastic inlet hill and swirly sands, nothing mattered at that point, and who knows when will be the next time we’ll get to Airlie againApparently they split the permits to go to the other spots (probably cheaper to go south and divert the crowds from Inlet)
John Derix
John Derix
Super goede organisatie
Claire Frazer
Claire Frazer
My husband and I were aboard ZigZag yesterday 02/08/23. We had a wonderful day. Starting with the welcome and assistance in getting wetsuits fitted to the amazing ride out to Saba Bay. The snorkelling was spectacular with lots of time to enjoy the reef. Time at Whitehaven Beach was relaxing with lunch and a swim. Even saw whales! Special thanks to Captain Dane and crew Sam and Angus. Highly recommend this tour.
Bo Martin
Bo Martin
What a fantastic time with a wonderful mix of activities.We didn't want to sit on a beach all day so the mix of snorkel,hike,swim and sitting made the day fly by.The crew were excellent. They had the knowledge and would help but thankfully they did not hover.The food was tasty and home done so very fresh. If you are really lucky you can even see the whales.Thanks guys,5 stars.
Lucas M.
Lucas M.
Highly reccomend if you are around the area! Fiona, Angus and Casey will take good care of you and will answer any questions! They took us to really beautiful locations around the Whitsundays islands!
Die Fahrt zu den Inseln dauerte ca. 1 Stunde. Es wurde laute Musik aufgedreht und das Schiff sprang durch den Wellengang und die Geschwindigkeit regelmäßig auf und ab. Das ist nicht jedermanns Sache und hat uns persönlich Angst gemacht.Auf der ersten Insel gab es einen Bushwalk zu einer schönen Aussichtsplattform und ein sehr leckeres Mittagessen. Lebensmittelunverträglichkeiten konnten ohne Probleme berücksichtigt werden. Außerdem konnte man Zeit an einem der schönsten Strände der Welt verbringen. Da es Winter war, war das Wasser eher kühl, aber mit etwas Überwindung konnte man trotzdem schwimmen.Vor der zweiten Insel konnte man ca. 1 Stunde schnorcheln. Es gab viele Fische und Korallen zu sehen und wir hatten sehr viel Spaß. Anschließend konnte man an einem weiteren Bushwalk teilnehmen oder sich am Strand aufhalten. Der zweite Strand konnte zwar nicht mit dem ersten mithalten, war aber auch sehr schön.Insgesamt war die Tour gut, aber die Zeit zum Schnorcheln fühlte sich sehr kurz an. Außerdem hat man insgesamt relativ viel Zeit auf dem Boot verbracht (insgesamt ca. 2.5 Stunden). Da uns die Bootsfahrt an sich wegen dem starken Rumgehüpfe nicht gut gefallen hat, hat das die Tour etwas vermiest. Allerdings wurde bereits auf der Website angekündigt, dass das Boot sehr schnell fährt (ca. 50 - 60 km/h).
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