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Airlie Beach Dolphin & whale watching

Our most recommended Airlie Beach Dolphin & whale watching

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

1. Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach. Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. Experience a fun ride, adventure, and education on super fast semi-rigid inflatable vessels capable of speeds of up to 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour). Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breathtaking views of the tropical waters. Snorkel for over an hour amid corals and fringing reefs. Either way, enjoy the only tour in the Whitsundays to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven. And have peace of mind by traveling with an advanced ecotourism-certified, climate change business and green travel leader.

From Airlie Beach: Two-Island Safari

2. From Airlie Beach: Two-Island Safari

Hop on a free shuttle bus in the Airlie Beach area and head out on a guided jet ski adventure. Explore the area around the Whitsunday Islands, encountering the diverse native wildlife and enjoying the sun and the sea.  Meet your qualified tour guide and head out on a worry-free jet ski ride where no previous experience or license is necessary. Listen to your guide's informative commentary as you cruise down the scenic waterways around Daydream and South Molle Islands for two hours. Learn about the diverse wildlife native to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park. Spot sea turtles, dugongs, seabirds, and seasonal humpback whales (July–September). Take home loads of memories with the photos of your adventure shared with you for free on Facebook.

Airlie: Adventure Jet Ski Tour From Airlie Beach

3. Airlie: Adventure Jet Ski Tour From Airlie Beach

Get your adrenaline rushing with a 1.5-hour jet ski adventure from Airlie Beach. Delight in the informative and entertaining commentary provided by your qualified tour guide, and spot sea turtles in the turquoise waters. Depart from Airlie Beach and drive your latest model Sea-Doo jet ski out to view the Whitsunday Islands from the protection of the coastline. Explore Airlie's beautiful bays and the picturesque world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park. Keep your eye out for the area's famous turtles, as well as dugongs, seabirds, and seasonal humpback whales from July to September. Take home memories of your experience with free of charge photos provided on Facebook after your tour. No license is required for this tour, and no experience is necessary.

Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

4. Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See the wonders of the Whitsundays without getting in the water. Cruise around the best coral reefs around Airlie Beach with your family or friends on a tour that is suitable for all ages.  Enjoy a photo opportunity stop at Lions Lookout prior to your departure. Marvel at the views over the harbor and the stunning Whitsunday Islands and add a charming portrait to your holiday photo collection. Then, venture out on a glass-bottom boat that is fully shaded from the sun. Discover breathtaking coral worlds and marine wildlife such as turtles, rays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Explore the valuable ecosystem that lives within the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with a spectrum of vibrant hard and soft coral and underwater critters as you cruise through the idyllic islands. Listen to funny and informative commentary about the reef from your guide.

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Our family of four (including 8 and 13 year old boys) had an amazing day out on the water with our awesome skipper & first mate, Scotty & Kurt! These legends went above and beyond to ensure that an exciting, fun day was had by all! The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking, with layers of crystal clear turquoise waters meeting pristine white sands. Scotty kept us laughing all day and Kurt's extensive knowledge of anime earned him some serious street cred with the boys! This experience is a must-do in the Whitsundays! Thanks so much Scotty & Kurt, and all the crew at Ocean Rafting! We had the best day!

Absolutely loved it! Oak and Nicole were awesome. Very friendly and bubbly, typical Aussies. The boat trip to and from whitehaven was a blast. Made me and the wife feel like teenagers again. Whitehaven Beach never disappoints. The best trip in Airlie/Whitsundays. Would highly recommend. Make sure you book well in advance as the trip books up very quickly.

Superb! We never had a single problem. It was all day fun and unforgettable experience. We did this trip for the kids to cherish and it sure hit the mark. The crew (Scottie, Oak and Fin) made it all worth it.

Fabulous trip, boat was unreal, Heath and Scott were brillant hosts, food was so nice, weather not great but the crew really made up for it, waves unreal

It's a must do for people who don't enjoy snorkelling....so close to the coral reef!!!!