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Product – ZigZag Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach Tour
Price – From $179
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.

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 

Had an awesome day out to Whithaven Beach ⛱️ yesterday and snorkelling at Chalkies Beach, seen alot of sea life and my absolutefavouritethe sea turtle. Angus and Fi were great tour guides and really know their stuff. Ficwas an awesome skipper and we definitely were mad feel safe our entire trip. My husband stated she reads the sea well. Thanks again for making our trip at Airlie memorable.
Alex Krycek
Alex Krycek
1713434873
Hatten einen tollen Ausflug heute (18. April). Zum Glück war die Gruppe relativ klein (18 Pax) und man hatte genügend Platz auf dem Boot.Folgende Inputs hätte ich noch:- mehr Infos über die Insel oder Natur. Dies war eher lieblos kommuniziert- Beim Essen fehlen scharfe Saucen, Pfeffermühle (funktionsfähig!) und sonst noch was zum nachwürzen- Meeting B Treffpunkt stimmt nicht, sondern es ist zwei Buchten weiter
Melanie A.
Melanie A.
1713432294
Ein wirklich tolles Erlebnis, was unsere Erwartungen tatsächlich übertroffen hat. Sehr organisiertes und freundliches Team. Während der Tour gibt es zudem Verpflegung, was super lecker war und hygienisch bei so vielen Personen auf einem top Level ist. Wirklich empfehlenswert!
AMAZING!!! The experience was once in a lifetime for me. The whiteheaven beach is just out of this world. The snorkelling was the best I have done in Australia. The variety of corals was insane and on top of that we swam with a turtle. The biggest thank you goes out to the team that brought us there! Lidia, Casey and one more person whose name I forgot (apologies), they made the whole tour even more enjoyable with their energy, stories and positivism! Thank you guys, you are amazing!
Javier Díaz
Javier Díaz
1713265632
I took a tour with those people and was amazing. Nice people and great tour I really enjoy the experience of snorkel. The guys were so friendly and now I’ve got a good memory for the rest of my life.
Isabela Almeida
Isabela Almeida
1713222009
The tour was absolutely incredible, we had fun from the very first moment while choosing our suits. Definetly recommend taking one of the jackets they offer - it's very windy out there. The crew was amazing, lunch was delicious and we all (all the eleven Snehas) had a great time. I don't even know how to swim and it was marvellous when I realised I could still admire the ocean and the coral and be surrounded by fishes of all colors and shapes while floating safely in my life jacket. This was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Would love to do it again and would only want to go with ZigZag. Oh, yeah, it is very bumpy in the front role, but all worth it!!!!!
Ralph Bos
Ralph Bos
1713169108
Nice people and nice tour. Recommend to use the tour if you want lots of time to snorkle, enjoy the beach en have fun.
Luis Fiore
Luis Fiore
1713161297
Great Daytrip for snorkeling and Whitehaven beach.lovely employees on the boot and great lunch at Whitehaven beach !
Kirsten Weir
Kirsten Weir
1713067579
An amazing day!!Everything was planned perfectly and we had the best time. The crew were fantastic (especially Lydia and Angus) - they were so kind, friendly and informative and made time for everyone. The tour had been planned perfectly and we never felt rushed. Our boat ride was bumpy and wet but lots of fun (appreciated the spray jackets!!) loved the music too. The beaches were beautiful and it was great to do a couple of walks after snorkelling and our delicious lunch. We will absolutely be recommending ZigZag tours, thank you so much again for a fab day!
Courtney Lee
Courtney Lee
1712988740
Angus Lydia and Casey were the best crew ever! Vibes were great all day with the music, snorkeling, and hiking! Lunch was provided and delicious!! Couldn’t have asked for a better day would 100% recommend this tour if you want to see the reef and have the best day ever
Anna Ellis
Anna Ellis
1712988554
Our guides anges, Lydia, and Casey were so so nice and explained the environment around us the whole time. Perfect amount of time to snorkel and chill at the beach. Lunch was delicious. 100% recommend
Malte K
Malte K
1712902090
Super Crew sorgt für mega Stimmung beim Bootfahren, Schnorcheln und am Land. Leckeres Essen in kleiner Gruppe
Ben Ash
Ben Ash
1712827397
Nice boat, great crew and a beautiful part of the world. 100% would recommend
Brooke Berry
Brooke Berry
1712825166
Family of five had the most wonderful day with Zig Zag crew. The team were fantastic and it was so much fun and well run. We all loved the fun boat ride. Highly recommend this tour.
Philipp Niesing
Philipp Niesing
1712804763
We had a great day with Fea, Julian, Kate and the rest of the crew, speedboat was fun and we snorkeled at a beautiful beach. Lunch was served on whitehaven beach.
Great tour , food and the team was very nice and kind, 100% recommended !
Grmma RAwlinson
Grmma RAwlinson
1712618070
Absolutely fantastic tour with zigzag. Everything we could have wished for and more from the Great Barrier Reef and visiting the whitsunday islands. A massive shoutout to the skipper and crew Fi, Angus and Josiah, they really made the day what it was. They were incredibly organised, professional, friendly and ultimately funny. We felt at ease right from the beginning of the briefing, very grateful to have them as our crew, they are a credit to the company. I would definitely recommend ZigZag to anyone looking to book a tour round the Whitsundays.
Marlene Möller
Marlene Möller
1712376497
Amazing tour with a great crew (Lydia, Cassy, ...) and a fantastic snorkeling spot. A wonderful trip - highly recommended!
Dana Baes
Dana Baes
1712354816
Despite the rain all day thanks to the super friendly staff we still had fun. We caught a lot of waves while drifting and it was fantastic even when completely wet. Views unfortunately obscured by rain, fantastic snorkeling! Thanks to all the staff!
Jemma Albrecht
Jemma Albrecht
1712291435
Great day out. Super chill with lots of time. They take you to the (newish) southern Whitehaven lookout which I had not experienced before. You also get to enjoy some time at Chalkies which used to be a place only local's with private boats went to; this could be weather dependent but we were lucky enough either way.
May
May
1712229122
Never regret to join their tour though not able to snorkel due to weather conditions. The service is excellent and the refunds are so smooth. Nathan is professional with booking. Will choose you again Zigzag
Jakob Davison
Jakob Davison
1712207237
Super friendly staff ,super fast boat
Colin Eyre
Colin Eyre
1712104542
We enjoyed the 8 hour boat trip, which included snorkeling, a few bush walks, and lunch. Would highly recommend for an enjoyable day activity.
a pretty good tour tbh. would recommend if y’all are looking for something small and inclusive. the crew was super nice, funny and outgoing. unfortunately you only get one snorkel unlike other tours but thats ok. really enjoyed the ride w fiona (the wheel controller); she was fun and adventurous w some turns i thought the boat was gonna flip 😭 one thing i like abt this small owned business is that the tickets you paid for are all-inclusive (lunch, stinger suits, ice cold water endless refills) no extra fees. anyws dont go for the award winning stuff tbh (advertised only ticket’s price then started to add a bunch of fees and extra costs once you book) go for the zigzag tour ☺️
Emma Higgins
Emma Higgins
1711867756
An amazing day out in the Whitsundays. Thanks to the crew Casey, Luke and Josh for making it so great!
Cheryl Galvin
Cheryl Galvin
1711867327
Sarah Fennelly
Sarah Fennelly
1711865324
Such a fun tour, I would definitely recommend it. The snorkelling spot was amazing and we got there before the rest of the tour groups so it wasn't crowded. Our lunch at whitehaven beach was amazing. Casey was the best boat captain we had in the whitsundays, really enjoyable ride but very smooth. Really friendly and helpful crew
Melany Wolanink
Melany Wolanink
1711859166
Hayley Smith
Hayley Smith
1711789068
There is nothing bad to say about these guys. Luke, Kasey and Josh are outstanding as a team. Water was a bit hit and miss so nearly had to cancel but the skipper made a great call and we went out anyway. The choppiness made the boat ride so much fun and everyone was laughing and no wonder their company is called the ZigZag, the boat did exactly that. Absolutely loved our time out today. Very very friendly presences from everyone, the music was belting which was so good, the food was great, honestly all the other tours don’t give as much of a friendly vibe as this. Thank you guys for giving my mum especially a really good feeling on where i’m living now, I am 15 hours away from her, but she is now jealous.
Amazing experience! Luke and Josh were great! Kacey made the boat ride super fun! Would recommend to anyone looking for an exhilarating boat ride to some beautiful beaches! Also good snorkeling and good food!
Lara Ludbey
Lara Ludbey
1711778501
It was an amazing experience and well worth the money. My partner and I had a great time. The team Josh, Luke, and Casey were all very informative and made the whole experience a truly great one!
Vick D.
Vick D.
1711661029
30 personnes sur un speedboat. C'est déjà beaucoup mais moins que la majorité des autres compagnies qui font le même tour. Deux arrêts: Beau snorkeling et belle plage de sable blanc.
Raffi Nguyen
Raffi Nguyen
1711617058
Ich buchte die Tagestour mit den 2 Stopps. Um 7:50 ist Treffpunkt, gegen 8:30 gehts dann zirka los. Parken kann man am großen Hafenparkplatz (hier steht ein Automat am Parkplatz bereit - man muss sein Autokennzeichen und die Parkzeit angeben -man bezahlt mit Münzen oder Karte). Zuerst fährt man auf eine Insel 1h lang, wo man snorcheln + die Aussichtsplattform besuchen kann (rund 5min Wanderung). Stopp dauerte 1 STD 15min. Danach erreichten wir nach einigen Minuten die zweite Insel. Mittagessen war ok: die Guides teilten Teller mit Wraps aus. Kühles Wasser war vorhanden. Wir hatten rund 2,5 STD Aufenthalt dort. Klos vorhanden. Man konnte dort auch auf die Aussichtsplattform gehen (rund 15min raufwandern). Die Musik war angenehm an Board. Die Mail, die ich zuvor bekam, stimmte nicht ganz bzgl. Schnorchelausrüstung (keine Vorreservierung notwendig) und dem Parken (keine Easypark-App fürs Parken notwendig). Als es regnete, wäre es super gewesen, wenn die Guides den seitlichen Regenschutz runtergetan hätten. Die Mühe wollten sie sich wahrscheinlich nicht machen.PS: Fiona war sehr lustig!!!
Dan Pinkney
Dan Pinkney
1711609710
We had enjoyable day out on Zig Zag. The trip got the highlights of the Whitsundays. Snorkelling at Chalkies Beach was nice with a lot of fish life on the day we visited. Fionia, Kate, Casey and Josiah were great tour guides.
Samantha Lyn
Samantha Lyn
1711421008
11/10 recommend over the other companies!! My partner and I recently returned back to Whitsundays and we decided to try out one of the commercial tour companies (as we already did ZigZag on our last trip). And we wholeheartedly regret not doing ZigZag again… the Zig Zag team was so fun, they go faster on the water, and were so informative throughout the entire trip. We didn’t feel rushed for time at all / was not crowded. And they take photos of you during the day, which I found to be awesome! It was an experience we are never going to forget. Thank you so much to the team. And we promise we will come back next time.
lee jones
lee jones
1711349249
Had a great day with the Zigzag crew on the 23/3/24, they looked after us and where really friendly and informative. Snorkeling at Chalkies beach was amazing. Highly recommended tour.
Ana Bellosta
Ana Bellosta
1711227565
Un equipo familiar y muy simpático.
Steve
Steve
1711226934
Incredible team….full of energy and enthusiasm and made an incredible tour even better!!! If you plan on seeing the Whitsundays I would highly recommend the group at ZigZag!
Kylie Smith
Kylie Smith
1711071545
One of the best experiences we have done, crew are very friendly, very accommodating,Boat got us out there and back fast. We highly recommend
Nicole Rowe
Nicole Rowe
1710982943
Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Airlie / the Whitsundays. All the staff were so friendly and told us facts about the islands while on the boat tour . Had the best day snorkelling over the reef and we were lucky to see and swim with turtles. Lunch on the Whitsundays was nice and fresh. Would say the day tour is defo suitable for all ages as we had a mixed group and it was great. Thanks ZigZag !
Tom Harkness
Tom Harkness
1710969566
Ted Thurley
Ted Thurley
1710916617
Just off the boat from an amazing day. Saw three turtles, plenty of fish, and the beautiful Whitehaven beach. Angus, Fi and Luke were very knowledgeable and great fun. Couldn't think of a better way to spend your day! The food was amazing and I really liked their watermelon! So refreshing and yummy!!!
bradley Pearson
bradley Pearson
1710747271
Fiona, Luke and Angus, Great crew great day! Definitely recommend to anybody looking at a boat tour! Remember your sun cream!
Nous sommes en famille de 4 avec deux enfants de 6 et 8 ans et navons découvert cette compagnie avec bookme. Nous avons adoré la promenade en bateau (aucun mal de coeur même si ma fille a le mal des transports), l'équipage (merci Jenna !!!) et pour leur organisation. Une magnifique journée de snorkling, de marche et de plage grâce à eux!
Trotz schlechtem Wetter eine super Erfahrung. Tourguides sehr nett und genial drauf mit guter Musik als Begleitung während der Fahrt. Haben beim Tauchen eine Schildkröte gesehen, dazu noch Snacks aufm boot und ein deftiges Mittagessen. Am besten wahr das Heizen über die großen Wellen mit dem Speedboat. Wirklich nur zu empfehlen!
Lotte Papen
Lotte Papen
1710661293
April Pringle
April Pringle
1710633604
Amazing tour! Two incredible locations, snorkeling at Chalkies beach was great because we were able to go in off the beach which was nice. There were plenty of beautiful fish within meters of the shore along with lots of colourful coral. I lucked out and saw a gorgeous stingray! Then we went to Whitehaven beach which is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! The white silica sand is amazing. We did a walk up to the lookout with one of our lovely deck hands and she gave us the lowdown on everything we saw. She pointed out spiders we wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. The viewpoint is spectacular! The boat ride was very, very bumpy, but I felt safe because the crew were so good and seemed super relaxed even though the boat was slamming into the water. It was a super windy day (today the water is more like glass…). Lunch was good. I highly recommend this tour, the Whitsundays are a must not miss when visiting Australia and this company was top notch!
Awesome day!! Wonderful activities and locations with super nice, helpful and fun crew. Lunch and snacks were also amazing. A great taste of Whitsundays. Definitely worth it 👍🥰
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ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour Passing Whitehaven Beach

DAY TOURS

Three Prosail boats sailing towards the Whitsunday Islands

OVERNIGHT TOURS

Tandam skydiving free falling over the islands in Queensland

ACTIVITIES

palm bay resort long Island Whitsundays

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