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Excursions

Want to add even more excitement to your Whitsunday charter adventure, or view the Great Barrier Reef from another perspective? There are some once-in-a-lifetime tours and activities available.

Explore above and beyond

Whichever excursion you choose, you'll have the experience of a lifetime. Book through our sales staff or contact our industry partners direct via the links below and tell them we recommended their services.

Reef and Whitehaven Scenic flight (one hour)

Conducted by our valued industry partner, Air Whitsunday, the Reef and Whitehaven Scenic flight is the most comprehensive scenic flight on offer from Airlie Beach. Your pilot will showcase the main group of Whitsunday Isles and the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. See Shute Harbour, the Molle Group of islands, Daydream Island, Whitsunday Passage, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Pre-booking is essential in peak seasons, through WRAY or direct at Air Whitsunday.

Top Reef Adventure tour (three hours)

Air Whitsunday's Reef Adventure tour departs daily, showcasing the amazing expanse of the Great Barrier Reef before landing and transferring to a private semi-submersible vessel at Hardy Reef. Enjoy two hours of coral viewing and snorkelling from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat moored inside confined waters. All snorkelling equipment, tuition and flotation devices for inexperienced snorkellers are included.

Pre-booking is essential in peak seasons, through WRAY or direct at Air Whitsunday.

Great Barrier Reef by fast catamaran

A day trip by fast catamaran is an economical and comfortable way to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Trips leave from Port of Airlie, Daydream Island or Hamilton Island. The cats provide access to a custom-built pontoon equipped with underwater viewing pontoons. Patrolled snorkelling and coral sub rides are just some of the activities available. All meals are provided.

Pre-booking is essential in peak seasons, through WRAY or direct with Cruise Whitsundays.

Airlie Beach activities

There's plenty to do for all ages in Airlie Beach. Boardwalks meander through parklands, or you can stroll the beautiful Abell Point and Shute Harbour marinas. For the kids, Airlie Beach Lagoon has a playground and water sport opportunities from the adjacent beach. Try the Lion's Markets on the foreshore Saturdays from 8am-12pm; or enjoy a cocktail at the Whitsunday Sailing Club. Twilight races are held on Wednesdays from the club and locals are always looking for crew - turn up at 3pm. Also from Airlie or nearby are jet ski tours, skydiving and aerobatic plane flights. At night the main street buzzes with restaurants and nightlife.

A snorkeller resting on white sand in a crystal clear sea, flippers above the water in the foreground

Explore our beautiful region by taking an organised tour or immersing yourself in the activities on offer.