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Airlie Beach, QLD

Considered the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach provides a picturesque mainland base from which to explore the natural wonders of the area. There is a 15-minute walk from the main point and check out the Airlie Beach craft markets. On your way to the boardwalk is a nice little walk to the Lagoon town centre and a great place to swim. A wonderful sunset stroll on the Bicentennial walk would definitely make your night. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated right in the heart of Airlie Beach and has become a focal point and favourite local hang-out. The beachfront parks, palm-lined beaches, al fresco restaurants and lively seaside markets entertain on land, while the crystal-clear blue sea and soft white sand beaches lend themselves to snorkelling, diving, swimming, and sailing. For boat lovers must visit the coral sea marina and enjoy some magnificent views. The Airlie  Beach Bicentennial Walkway provides a nearly 4 km waterfront walk, showcasing spectacular coastal views, with plenty of opportunities for food and drink along the way, and keen observers might even spot marine life such as fish and turtles during their stroll.

Airlie Adventure Jetski Tour with Whitsunday Jetski Tours (single/twin share jetski)

Airlie Adventure Jetski Tour with Whitsunday Jetski Tours (single/twin share jetski)

This exciting tour is a perfect mix of adrenalin and eco adventure. You will drive your own jetski out to view the Whitsunday Islands from the protection of the coastline, before exploring Airlie’s beautiful bays and enjoying some turtle spotting. This popular tour is suitable for everyone and no licence or experience is needed.

Airlie Beach Sunset Cruise with Red Cat Adventures

Airlie Beach Sunset Cruise with Red Cat Adventures

Immerse yourself in an evening of tranquility and beauty as the sun paints the skies over Airlie Beach. Step aboard a luxurious vessel and indulge in chilled champagne, delectable nibbles, and the serene atmosphere, accompanied by an exceptional crew. With the backdrop of twilight, create cherished moments perfect for romantic escapes, intimate gatherings, or special celebrations.

Bullet Day Tour with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures

Bullet Day Tour with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures

Whitsunday Bullet combines comfort with speed to provide a sensational trip around the Whitsunday Islands. You will visit all the world-famous Whitsunday icons, all in one jam-packed day! Reaching an exhilarating speed of 25knots, the cruise to the first stop takes only around 70 minutes. Having been custom-built, especially for tours in the Whitsundays, Whitsunday Bullet has been designed with modern amenities and comfort in mind. Every seat is forward-facing, with back support and 180-degree views. The whole vessel is covered for shade, plus there’s even a real toilet on board.

Falls to Paradise Tour with Red Cat Adventures - Lunch Included

Falls to Paradise Tour with Red Cat Adventures - Lunch Included

Swim in the rockpools at Cedar Creek Falls on this guided Falls to Paradise Tour. Depart from Airlie Beach and journey to Cedar Creek Falls, a natural rock amphitheater with waterfalls and the opportunity to see stunning flora and fauna. Sit under the shade of the large cedar trees and enjoy morning tea before heading to Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill for lunch and time to relax by the beach.

Prima Overnight Sailing Adventure with Explore Whitsundays Day 1

Prima Overnight Sailing Adventure with Explore Whitsundays Day 1

Experience small group sailing adventures in the Whitsundays with Prima. Specifically designed for Whitsunday charters, Prima offers a comfortable and meticulously presented environment with ample seating. The spacious saloon and dining area can accommodate all 12 guests at once. The deck features a shaded canopy over the helm, providing plenty of seating, as well as a cushioned area for sunbathing. Feel free to bring your own drinks and conveniently store them in the guest fridge. Each trip is unique as you are transported to carefully chosen, picturesque island destinations, ensuring an idyllic experience at every stop.

Prima Overnight Sailing Adventure with Explore Whitsundays Day 2

Prima Overnight Sailing Adventure with Explore Whitsundays Day 2

Begin the second day of your Prima Adventure with a satisfying breakfast, accompanied by the picturesque scenery of the surrounding island landscape. Set sail towards the next bay, where you can indulge in another refreshing swim or snorkel, immersing yourself in the mesmerizing fringing coral reef and the marine life beneath the surface. For added adventure, consider venturing across to another beach or island, offering new landscapes to explore and discover. As the wind fills the sails, embark on a leisurely journey back to Airlie Beach. Relax on deck, basking in the warm sun and relishing the gentle ocean breeze. Take in the stunning coastal views as you approach your destination, arriving at Airlie Beach and disembarking at approximately 4:00 pm.

Thundercat Whitsundays Full Day Tour with Red Cat Adventures - lunch included

Thundercat Whitsundays Full Day Tour with Red Cat Adventures - lunch included

Today, you will explore the world-famous Whitehavens. You will travel to Tongue Bay, visit stunning Whitehaven Beach, and go for a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout. You will cruise to the north end of the Whitsunday Islands and visit Mantaray Bay, which has an abundance of marine life. You will have the opportunity to snorkel in the stunning Coral Gardens and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Tongarra Day Sail with Red Cat Adventures - lunch included

Tongarra Day Sail with Red Cat Adventures - lunch included

This all-inclusive day tour will take you off the beaten track to some of the Whitsunday Islands’ secret spots. You will encounter the most incredible range of tropical fish, colourful coral and witness the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from above and below the surface. Relax on the large comfortable deck, enjoy spacious seating, chilled tunes and spectacular scenery.

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 1

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 1

Experience the elegance of Whitsunday Blue, a stunning sailing catamaran boasting a spacious and open foredeck, a shaded back deck, and ample indoor seating. Upon arrival, savour a glass of bubbles, unwind, and immerse yourself in the leisurely cruise. Your attentive host will delight you with delectable meals, skilfully crafted using fresh local produce. Whitsunday Blue offers modern amenities and well-appointed cabins for your comfort. Witness the renowned beauty of Whitehaven Beach, bask in its glory, and venture into the crystal-clear blue waters for an unforgettable snorkelling experience amidst fringing reefs, maybe even spotting turtles or other marine life. Enhancing your journey, make use of stand-up paddleboards to observe the tropical marine life from a unique and captivating perspective.

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 2

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 2

Awake to the stunning island scenery surrounding the boat, and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board. Next, sail to Tongue Bay to then make your way up to Hill Inlet Lookout on a guided walk, where you can take in the stunning vista of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Spend some time exploring the beach before returning aboard for lunch, where you can watch the beautiful scenery as you sail north. Have a mid-afternoon swim and snorkel over beautiful coral reefs, teeming with bright and colourful fish. Time allowing, you may go for another beach visit, or snorkel before sharing an antipasto platter under the sunset. Dine under the stars yet again, and wind down for the evening.

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 3

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 3

Awake to the stunning island scenery surrounding the boat, and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board. Next, enjoy the additional day to mosey through the secluded bays and coves around the Whitsunday Islands. Take everything a little slower and come back with more knowledge of the islands than some of the locals! Have a mid-afternoon swim and snorkel over beautiful coral reefs, teeming with bright and colourful fish. Time allowing, you may go for another beach visit, or snorkel. Dine under the stars yet again, and wind down for your final evening aboard.

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 4

Whitsunday Blue with Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Day 4

After breakfast, enjoy a refreshing swim or snorkel until it is time for morning tea/brunch. After brunch, set sail for the final time and make your way back to the Coral Sea Marina to disembark. Upon reaching the mainland, you'll leave with cherished memories and a smile, knowing that your Whitsunday Islands adventure was truly unforgettable.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 1

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 1

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of this stylish catamaran. Fully crewed with a skipper and hostess, Whitsunday Getaway is an ideal way to escape the crowds. They will transport you into a relaxed world of sailing, taking you directly and comfortably to the most scenic locations, the least crowded beaches, and proven quiet calm safe anchorages.
The small group numbers allow you to visit pristine locations within the marine park, seeing the best of the Whitsunday Islands whilst avoiding the crowds. Whitsunday Getaway is a Lagoon 440 sailing catamaran that features four private cabins with ensuites that are all independently air-conditioned. This 13-meter spacious catamaran offers not only stability, but great sailing. With a huge deck area to relax on, a comfortable, cushioned forward seating area, a large covered aft deck saloon, and a spacious flybridge with a 360-degree view.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 1

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 1

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of this stylish catamaran. Fully crewed with a skipper and hostess, Whitsunday Getaway is an ideal way to escape the crowds. They will transport you into a relaxed world of sailing, taking you directly and comfortably to the most scenic locations, the least crowded beaches, and proven quiet calm safe anchorages.
The small group numbers allow them to visit pristine locations within the marine park, seeing the best of the Whitsunday Islands whilst avoiding the crowds. Whitsunday Getaway is a Lagoon 440 sailing catamaran that features four private cabins with ensuites that are all independently air-conditioned. This 13-meter spacious catamaran offers not only stability but great sailing. With a huge deck area to relax on, a comfortable, cushioned forward seating area, a large covered aft deck saloon, and a spacious flybridge with a 360-degree view.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 2

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 2

Wake up early and seize the day! The crew prepares you a cuppa along with a delicious continental breakfast before sailing to the breathtaking Whitehaven Beach, renowned for its pristine silica sand. Immerse yourself in its beauty for a few hours before joining a guided bush walk to the captivating Hill Inlet lookout, offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of Whitehaven's swirling sands. After a fantastic buffet lunch onboard, you'll head to the northern Whitsunday Islands to snorkel amongst the vibrant underwater world. As evening falls, we set sail for a stunning anchorage to spend the night, and reflect on the day's adventures.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 2

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 2

After breakfast, today you will sail to Tongue Bay for a guided bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout, a stunning lookout overlooking pristine Whitehaven Beach. Rejoin the crew back on board the catamaran to enjoy lunch, before then heading around to Whitehaven Beach where you will have an hour to yourself to enjoy the area. Then, set sail again, heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island. Tonight, you will anchor overnight in one of the many beautiful bays on Hook Island.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 3

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 3

After breakfast, you have the option to either make use of the included stand-up paddleboards or snorkel equipments to explore the fringing coral reefs. After lunch, make your way to yet another beautiful bay for a chance to snorkel, swim, sunbathe, or simply take a stroll along the pristine beach. At mid-afternoon, set sail for an overnight stop at Hayman Island or Langford Island. Enjoy a relaxing drink and pre-dinner snacks while you watch the sunset over the water.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 3

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 3

Enjoy your final breakfast onboard Getaway and make the most of your time with a final snorkelling session, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Sail back towards Airlie Beach, taking in the captivating beauty of the island archipelago from the spacious deck and outdoor lounge. Upon reaching the mainland, you'll leave with cherished memories and a smile, knowing that your Whitsunday Islands adventure was truly unforgettable. Returning to Coral Sea Marina South to disembark.

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 4

Whitsunday Getaway with Explore Whitsundays Day 4

After breakfast, enjoy a refreshing swim or snorkel until it is time for morning tea/brunch. After brunch, set sail for the final time and make your way back to the Coral Sea Marina, arriving at 1pm to disembark. Upon reaching the mainland, you'll leave with cherished memories and a smile, knowing that your Whitsunday Islands adventure was truly unforgettable.

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