1 Day Whitehaven Xpress Beach Tour from Airlie Beach

Adults from $185

Experience the magic of the Whitsunday Islands on a high-speed vessel, visiting Whitehaven Beach, bushwalking to Hill Inlet Lookout, enjoying a beach BBQ, and snorkelling beautiful corals gardens.

Join the local crew for a comprehensive Whitsunday Island day tour. Enjoy the outstanding views with a guided National Park bush walk to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout. 

Whet your appetite for Great Barrier Reef snorkelling exploring the fringing coral gardens. You may encounter marine species including Angel Fish, Turtles, the awesome Humphead Wrasses, Clown Fish, and even elusive Manta Rays. 

For those who want to experience the marine life without getting your hair wet, there is a glass bottom boat available.

Experience one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach, in true Aussie style whilst you feast on a delicious and satisfying BBQ including steak, sausages, chilli burgers, salad and tropical fruits (Vegetarians are catered for on request). 

Relax on board this strong, fast and stable boat that keeps you safe and dry in any condition.  This vessel is licenced with alcohol available for purchase.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour 9:00am 5:00pm 8 Hours


Ticket Price
Adults $185
Children (4-14 yrs) $120
Concession $170
Family (2+2) $580
Infants (0-3) $60


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Wet-suit/Stinger-suit Hire Stinger Suits are available for hire onboard $8.00



Group Size: 40ppl max


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • Return cruise to Whitehaven Beach
  • Morning Tea
  • Guided National park bushwalk of Hill Inlet lookout
  • Aussie Beach Barbecue
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Snorkeling over the corals or glass bottom boat
  • Afternoon Tea
  • National Park Fees

Rated: 43210 (4.5/5 based on 11 customer reviews)

32121 When I read 1 day Whitehaven beach I was expecting to spend more than 2 hours there. We arrived at 1pm and came back at 3pm lunch time also included in this short time. So wasn’t enough to enjoy this magnificent place. Crew was nice, bbq was okay.
Nayuta — 31 October, 2018

43211 Booked this trip following research due to my wife having had reduced mobility due to a knee replacement operation. Pick up from hotel was punctual. All stuff were friendly and aware of people, there needs and had safety as a prime objective. James was an amusing young man, full of fun. Whitehaven and BBQ was great, snorkeling was good, weather cannot be controlled, the Hill Inlet walk and view was amazing. Staff were so patient when boarding the small dingy. Snacks on board were good. We all had a get day
Andrew Freislich — 6 August, 2018

54321 The staff were very attentive, the bbq was great. We went with a toddler and it was a very comfortable trip.
Gabbie — 9 May, 2018

54321 The tour was brilliant! All the staff were super friendly and helpful :) the bush walk led to the most wonderful view, then Whitehaven beach was so lovely with a proper bbq and loads of time to chill out and swim around. Snorkelling was good, saw lots of different fish, and even a turtle!! A few family’s had young children with them and the staff made sure that they could take part as much as possible too. Great trip, would certainly go again :)
Nicola — 1 December, 2017

32121 The trip was good, we enjoyed the day. The lunch was perfect. Staff are very nice and helpful and give plenty of notices. Just the snorkeling was bad, we couldn't see anything, probably because of the weather but not sure if there is any reef anyway. Just keep in mind that all drinks (and wetsuits) are extra charged, so don't forget a bottle of water.
Lenka — 20 August, 2017

54321 I highly recommend this tour! For me it was a unique expierience to see "the tongue" of Whitehaven Beach and the snorkelling was nice. We spotted a few dolphins on our way as well as some turtles. The crew was very friendly and helpful and the driver who picked us up was just great! Christina
Christina — 9 December, 2016

54321 Great day, great staff. Combines some quality snorkeling with one of the best beaches and views Of my life. Strongly recommended!
Daniel — 9 November, 2016

43211 It was an enjoyable day. Staff were very friendly and the BBQ was excellent. We did expect a bit more time cruising the GBR rather than speeding from one destination to another and the 'glass bottom boat' was a bit disappointing. Maybe it was the lousy weather or where we were sitting, but we could not see much. Still, we would go back again (on a sunny day!)
Barry and Helen — 20 July, 2016

54321 Amazing day! Breathtaking lookout, amazing bbq on the beach and swimming with a Manta Ray while snorkeling!
Nico — 23 July, 2015

54321 Had a fantastic day on 12 April 15 with a crew that went the extra mile to ensure the day was one to treasure
Steve Redhead — 13 April, 2015

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54321 Really enjoyable day out! BBQ lunch was great, snorkelling fantastic. The family all had a good time. Thanks! :)
Brian Jones — 9 September, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Airlie Beach Accommodation

8:00am – 8:30am

Arrive at Abel Point Marina and Board Vessel


Guided Bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout

Enjoy a Guided Walk and hear all about the Great Barrier Reef!

Arrive at Whitehaven Beach

Discover the pristine white sand and aqua waters of the stunning Whitehaven Beach


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Enjoy the best BBQ including steak, sausages, chilli burgers, salad and tropical fruits. Voted the best BBQ lunch in the Whitsundays. (Vegetarians are catered for with prior request)

Depart Whitehaven Beach


We find a good spot to pull up and jump in for a snorkel!

Glass Bottom Boat

If you do not want to swim, there is an option of a Glass Bottom boat instead.

Return to Abel Point Marina


Dropoff at Airlie Beach Accommodation

5:00pm – 5:30pm

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