Airlie Beach

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout Full-Day Snorkeling Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Set sail for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing in the Whitsundays on this full-day tour. Cruise around the islands on a high-speed catamaran and discover the colorful underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef as you stop at two snorkeling hotspots. Admire dramatic coastal views on a hike to the Hill Inlet Lookout, then tuck into a delicious buffet lunch on-board (included).
  • Full-day cruise of the Whitsundays
  • Swim and snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef
  • Take in the views from Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch served on-board
  • Travel by high-speed catamaran
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities

What's Included

  • Expert Local driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Pickup & drop-off from designated meeting points. This tour does NOT pickup from Hamilton Island.
  • All activities and use of snorkeling equipment
  • National Park fees
  • Buffet Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Prescription Masks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Coral Sea Marina North End - Meeting Point B
    Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    Please meet at the Coral Sea Marina 'North' meeting point b next to the roundabout.

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please contact us on hours prior to departure to confirm a courtesy pick up time from your accommodation

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Unfortunately we are unable to cater to dietary requirements. If our menu is not satisfactory passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children under four years old MUST be approved before departure and supply own lifejacket.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Note that drinks are available to purchase onboard at a reasonable price too!
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Awesome day out!!
Jess_L, Mar 2023
We were so lucky to experience perfect weather and be taken such good care of by Emily and Dave! They were perfect hosts and made the day extra special. ‘We saw lots of fish and they were very sparkly’ - Emilia 6 years old We highly recommend this day trip!!!
Amazing experience
Emily_K, Mar 2023
Fabian and Ash were great guides and made our day unforgettable…good time management, enough time to snorkel and always fun…definitely a tour i would book again
Wow! Stunning snorkel and beach
Briana_H, Mar 2023
Amazing day! We had perfect weather. Emily was a great tour guide- knowledgeable and friendly. Got to see 2 amazing snorkel spots- one with fish and the other with beautiful coral reef. Then got to see the overlook and swim at Whitehaven beach. Would do it all over again
Fun experience but quite choppy
Felicity_W, Mar 2023
We had a great day and enjoyed the experience! The best part would’ve been the lookout as the view is spectacular, the beach was also really nice but have to be careful as there’s lots of stingrays and snorkelling with the fish was fun but the fish get extremely close to your face. The coral snorkelling wasn’t too exciting as you couldn’t see too much, the water wasn’t clear and the coral was quite hard to see. They provide morning tea (brownies), for lunch it was bread rolls with meats, salad and noodles, it was okay but not great and you eat it in the boat which is extremely hot and sways with the waves as you’re trying to eat the food so wasn’t too enjoyable, for afternoon tea we had fruit skewers. I would say if you get sea sick easily that this isn’t the tour for you as the ride on the way there was about 1.5 hours and it was very up and down. We had some children in front of us not feeling great and they were swaying everywhere, also if you have young kids I wouldn’t recommend it as it’s extremely hot on the boat, you get sprayed with lots of sea water from the waves and they are essentially stuck on it for 6 hours as we only get off for the beach and lookout which we get to explore off the boat for about 2 hours.
Nice snorkelling spots
Barbara_K, Feb 2023
This tour visits two really nice snorkelling spots and the Whitehaven Beach. It was the first time snorkelling for me and they did a really nice instruction with the equipment.
Best choice !
Valerie_C, Feb 2023
Excellent choice for snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef! Best crew ever and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Boat captain Dave and...
Deepak_K, Feb 2023
Boat captain Dave and guide Scottie did a great job of conducting the day-trip, snorkelling activities and onbooard food and snacks. Due to the high winds, almost non-stop rain and leaky roof we were soaked almost the whole day.
Snorkling on the reef was...
Neil_A, Feb 2023
Snorkling on the reef was quite good.I wasdisappointed with Whitehaven beach.It haz been loved to death.The crew on board josh and Dave were very informative and friendly.
GBR tour- amazing!!!
Emma_P, Feb 2023
Shan, Caz and Dave were amazing!!! We loved every minute of our tour. They were very informative, fun, uplifting and all round wonderful hosts. The lunch was delicious, we couldn’t recommend this tour more! Thank you so much, we will be back!
Red Cat Tour awesome
Maxwell_C, Feb 2023
A fantastic day, the staff were great very knowledgeable and looked after everyone on the tour. Food was awesome especially the chocolate brownies. Sahara was a stand out best tour I have been on.
Fantastic Day
Adam_V, Feb 2023
What a great day. Whitehaven Beach was absolutely stunning and the journey on the boat was smooth. My partner is prone to seasickness but she felt fine all day! Shannon (guide) and Scotty (skipper) were both brilliant. They kept the energy up and made this one of the best day cruises I've ever done! Thanks all!
An amazing day out
Fraser_R, Jan 2023
Holy hell this experience was freaking amazing. Scuba diving is a bit pricy on the face of it, but you get a guide that takes you around. Super super amazing day, good food and all the crew were knowledgeable and very friendly
Full, Fun, friendly, fabulous day!!
Jenny_B, Jan 2023
Shannon was a vibrant, fun, informative and thoughtful leader for the day. She was ably assisted by the supportive team of the driver and Ash who had his first day that day. The hill view of Whitehaven was spectacular and the lemon sharks and stingrays made it a truly unique experience. The snorkeling at the first spot was spectacular with increased visibility.... truly magical. Lunch was delicious and abundant. Trip was fast and easy. Thanks for a truly memorable experience in a stunning location 🌺🙌
Whitehaven beach and snorkeling
Juliet_B, Jan 2023
We had a good time snorkeling and also swimming/playing at Whitehaven beach. Whitehaven beach is a world class like you are in a cloud 9.
Jenny_B, Jan 2023
Great trip, took us to amazing spots, informative and were really attentive. Would recommend booking this trip
Pedro_M, Jan 2023
Amazing excursion, with snorkeling, Hill inlet viewpoint, and Whitehaven beach. Our tour guide Jayden was super fun and witty.
The most beautifull excursion ever. A must do
Lex_T, Jan 2023
A great organised excursion. Every dollar worth it. Just book this one. Amazing! A whole day with beautifull views and walking on the beach.
Incredible day
Raymond_C, Jan 2023
Best boat tour we have done across Cairns, Airlie Beach and Fraser Island. Ash and Jayden did a great job. The tour is run very efficiently and the snorkelling was substantially better than what we saw when we visited the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns a few days earlier.
Great day and experience
kimchapman, Dec 2022
Absolutely outstanding day the sea was quite rough but you felt very safe the crew on board were amazing Mika and Cody Lunch was great and music was pumping all day All round brilliantt experience
Great Experience...👍
Rungroj_A, Dec 2022
Staffs were very good. Jessie, Ash(captain) and Emily. Great host from pick up, during tour and drop off.