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Queensland: Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach Sail & Snorkel

4.3 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Providential Magic P/L

Queensland: Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach Sail & Snorkel

Activity provider: Providential Magic P/L
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From US$ 119.05 per person

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Sail to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Chill out on deck or join in pulling up the sails. Visit the Hill Inlet Lookout, enjoy a picnic lunch, and go snorkeling on the fringing Great Barrier Reef.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail across to Whitehaven
  • Snorkel on a fringing reef
  • Walk to the lookout at Hill Inlet and enjoy spectacular views of Whitehaven Beach
Full description

Jump on board a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner and feel the breeze as you sail across to Whitehaven. Help out to pull up the sails or relax in the sunshine on the deck. Enjoy some morning tea with home-baked chocolate brownies.

Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and take a leisurely pace towards Tongue Bay. Look out for turtles swimming through the warm water.

Anchor close to shore and walk up to Hill Inlet. Take in the views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach and discover why it’s been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world.

Head back to the boat for a picnic lunch of wraps and homemade frittata. Set sail again and continue to the snorkeling spot on the fringing reef. Savor a refreshing fruit platter in the afternoon and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard bar.

Includes
  • Lunch
  • Fruits and drinks ( tea, coffee, and water)
  • Stinger suits (in summer)
  • Guide
  • All reef taxes
  • Extra drinks (alcoholic beverages, available for purchase at the bar)
  • Wet suits ($10 per person in winter months, payable to activity provider)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at Providence Sailing. Look for Place B, near the Kiosk Cafe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Children can be accommodated if the weather is fine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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The experience was great. We started with the sailing in the morning then we stopped at the beach and the lookout, after that we started to do the snorkelling. The only point that I would suggest to change is to let people spend more time at the beach and the lookout since we only had like half an hour and it took us 15 min to go from a place to another. Snorkelling was ok but couldn’t see much fishes, probably short time too since a storm was about to come. Overall very nice experience, felt like a pirate for a sec.

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October 31, 2022

Whitehaven beach is a must see and you should definitely go there if you’re in Airlie beach. The tour stops at a coral reef for some snorkelling before heading to the Whitehaven. It would have been nicer to have a bit longer at the beach as it took about 3 hours to get there, I think some tour boats may have been quicker. But the views are great on the boat ride, especially when the sun is out. I’d said I was vegan when I booked the tour through GetYourGuide but I don’t think that message was passed on to the tour company. They had provided for others with dietary needs so it might be best to confirm directly with the tour company before your trip.

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October 5, 2022

A nice trip to Whitehaven beach, the views there are amazing and so worth the long boat trip to get there. The boat trip was a bit longer than expected (just over 6hr round trip) meaning that you only get to snorkel for 30 mins ish and 1hr 30 on the island! The boat trip was quite chopping as well so something to bare in mind if you get sea sick! It seemed like there were other tour available with faster boats and more time on the island but if you are looking for more of a boat experience this one is probably for you!

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October 5, 2022

Product ID: 391833