There are two main gateways to the Whitsundays, Proserpine and Hamilton Island. The majority of boat trips depart from Airlie Beach. Proserpine airport is the best option if you want to stay in Airlie Beach, where you will find a number of Great Barrier Reef tour operators. Hamilton Island is the other option, which is an hour’s ferry ride from the mainland. Hamilton Island is ideal if you are looking for a resort-style holiday. You can also organize Whitsundays sailing trips from Hamilton Island.
Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
This cruise visits two of the islands’ most memorable attractions: Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Go swimming, snorkeling, and sightseeing on a guided or self-guided tour, and enjoy lunch at a waterfront restaurant. Self-guided tour visitors can also opt to visit Hamilton Island in the morning and Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon. After a full day exploring the Whitsundays, board your boat for the return journey and end your tour back at Airlie Beach.
Whitehaven Beach Cruise
Take a guided boat tour to Hill Inlet and learn about the area’s history. back at Whitehaven Beach, set off on a hike along a nature trail that leads to Solway, Circuit Lookout and Chance Bay. At the end of your tour, enjoy afternoon tea on a relaxing cruise around the Whitsundays. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Ocean Rafting Tour
You can choose between tours that offer a snorkeling expedition or extended beach time at secluded spots you wouldn’t be able to access on your own. You can also explore the beach or go for a snorkeling adventure with the provided equipment. Your guide will be on hand for snorkeling pointers relevant to both beginners and experts. This tour takes you to two different destinations in the Whitsundays to swim around beautiful coral reefs. You may snorkel at Border Island and Dumbell Island.