Airlie Beach

Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Day Tour - 2 Beaches 2 Lookouts 1 Snorkel Location

Airlie Beach, Australia
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From USD 142.29

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Save yourself from spending hours on a schedule for your time in the Whitsundays—doing research, booking tickets, and making it all fit—on this easygoing day tour. Spend the day exploring beaches, reefs and more on a comfortable and powerful tour boat. Go snorkeling around secluded reef location, with tropical fish and even turtles swimming nearby, and take some time to swim and sunbathe on Whitehaven Beach.
  • Visit South Whitehaven Lookout Viewing Platform
  • No expensive dive shop visits: all snorkel gear provided free of charge
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea, and a beachside buffet lunch all included
  • A top-notch choice for families: discounts for sunseekers aged 14 and under

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Guided Bush Walk With Crew
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Wetsuit (sizes from XXXXL to kids 5 years of age)
  • Good Quality Marine Wind Jacket For Cooler Days
  • Cold Water Refills At Lunch Time (must bring your own drink bottle as we are a low impact tour)
  • We Cater For, Vegans, Vegetarians Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant. (please add to note on booking)
  • Your Own Individual High-Back Padded Seat
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • No hotel pickup. Make own way to meeting point, 10-20 min walk from most places in Airlie Beach
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour
    Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    7.50 am at Coral Sea Marina Northern Village MEETING POINT B. For the location use Google Maps and search "ZigZag Whitsundays". Meeting point is at end of Shingly drive by the roundabout. Look for white umbrellas and a small cafe. Our crew will be opposite the cafe at 7.45 am with a ZigZag Sign.

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Whitehaven Beach

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Whitsunday Islands

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No Children Under Age 5
  • If you visiting Airlie Beach on a Cruise Ship - Our Departure and return times do not coincide with any Cruise Ships
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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583 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Brilliant - we made it!!
David_C, Mar 2023
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip with Amy, Kacey and Fi. The ladies made the day really relaxed and fun (especially the fast boat ride and music). The snorkel spot at chalkies beach was amazing and it was quiet as not many other tours were there which was great. The lunch provided was a nice selection and there was plenty to go around. They took us on guided tours to the lookouts and answered any questions we had. We would definitely recommend Zig Zag for the Whitsunday tour.
Great day. You can be exposed at times so avoid windy (or wet) weather forecasted days for obvious reasons.
Peter_H, Mar 2023
Crew was apparently one short on the day (2/3) but they nevertheless they made every effort to make our day enjoyable & it was. Fast boat made it enjoyable zipping from one location to the next giving us max. time when we were stopped. Skipper tried to be funny (she wasn't) but did her job well, was good with instructions & looked out for everyone. The other crew member was also helpful at all times. Food was simple yet very good all the same & plentiful.
A taste of the Whitsundays
idpuck, Jan 2023
The Zig Zag employees worked hard to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. Beautiful beaches, good snorkeling, nice lunch. Great day!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive experience on the ZigZag Whitsundays tour. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the beautiful beaches, good snorkeling, and nice lunch. Our team works hard to make sure everyone has a great day out on the water. Safe travels!
Very good !
Yogesh_N, Dec 2022
Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef with care and safety ensured by the very friendly zigzag team 🙏🙏
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review of your snorkelling experience and the Whitehaven Beach Tour with our team. We are glad to hear that you felt cared for and safe during your time with us. We strive to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for all of our guests, and we are happy that we were able to do that for you. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again on one of our tours in the future.
An amazing day!!
Nancy_S, Oct 2022
An amazing experience! Our wonderful crew exceeded customer expectations, very friendly & professional, amazing customer service! They really work as a team!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your feedback about our Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach Tour. We’re glad to hear that our team’s performance exceeded your expectations, and we’ll make sure that the crew receives the recognition they deserve. Thank you again,
Never too old for zigzagging through the Whitsundays!
Glenda_F, Oct 2022
The only way we will ever travel through the Whitsundays again. The excitement and thrill of speeding through the water, the great crew adding to the fun, a mist do for all ages.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon :)
Great day
Russell_T, June 2022
Fabulous staff. Great boat ride, plenty of time on the beach. Excellent food. Highly recommend it for everyone!
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks for the review on our day tour Russel and we hope to see you again soon.
Do not use Viator or this tour
Chloe_B, June 2022
We booked this experience which was misleading on the price ($109 vs $156 charged), the food was terrible and the overall day horrendous. The boat ride over was so scary that we didn’t want to get back on
Response from Host, June 2022
Wow! while we understand this may have not been the tour for you, (as you stated to our crew before you got on the boat) it is extremely disappointing that you would leave such a negative review without even contacting us. Before I reply to the points in your review, I want anyone who reads this to understand our heart and soul go into this business and we live it 24/7. Our only goal is to bring back happy customers and show them the best time visiting the stunning Whitsunday Islands and this shows in 99% of all our reviews. When we receive a review like this, it not only hurts us personally but also negatively impacts our rankings and bookings. I have spent the best part of today interviewing the crew (who are in disbelief with your review after being with you all day on the 15th of June) as well as checking our marketing material on Viator to make sure we have not dropped the ball on anything. Review response (factual) Misleading Price - Our Book early and save price on Viator is $156 (AUD). There is no misleading price. You viewed and booked through a device that was showing you a price in your own currency USD, POUND, EURO, etc. The Food - I’m sorry you didn’t like the food and I’m not sure what you were expecting. Catering for our tour is done by the owner’s mum Jude, who gets awesome reviews every trip. Overall Day Was Horrendous - you don’t get to say that as it’s just not correct, from what I can see on the day's photos and what the crew tell me, you seem to be having a good time snorkelling, paddle boarding and on the beach. The Boat Ride - When you first got on the boat, you stated to our crew “we should have checked the boat before booking”. The boat ride on that day was under 20 knots of wind and was not a rough day. The problem is you didn’t want an open-aired boat you wanted a Ferry ride as you stated to the crew at Whitehaven Beach when you saw the Cruise Whitsundays Ferry. In summary - you booked the wrong boat for what you wanted even tho there are plenty of pictures on Viator of the boat. You didn’t realise the price displayed was in another currency and you had to pay AUD for the tour in Australia You say the day was horrendous, but none of the crew or pictures see you having a horrendous day. The food was not to your taste, however, please note that a full menu is available on our website. This includes every ingredient for people with allergies. We can only advertise the correct price and exactly what our tour does and what you get on the tour. The rest is up to you to read this information and view the displayed pictures and make an informed decision for yourself. As a high-standard tour operator, we urge you to read and view what you are booking. Operators try their hardest to avoid reviews like this by advertising clearly what their tour or activity does, and capturing the correct market for their product. The rest is up to you. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels around Australia and hope you can reconsider your above review to be a fair representation of your day out with us.
Not worth the money!
Nicole_B, May 2022
Whitehaven Beach was beautiful but the lunch that Zig Zag provided was horrible. Dry bread rolls with very fancy salads. Keep it simple. Not worth the $156 per person.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Nicole we are stoked you liked Whitehaven Beach and the tour, Lunch is a selection of cold meats and salads, fresh bread rolls and wraps, nothing fancy but made by the owner's mum to give a homecooked feel, apologies it wasn't too your liking.
Amazing day out !
Elle_K, May 2022
Had the most amazing day out with the ZigZag crew ! The crew were great , loved the snorkelling , visiting the beautiful islands and the boat trip. Would defiantly recommend Highlight of our trip !!
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon :)
Exceptional day
Dilhan_H, May 2022
Our all girl crew to Whitehaven beach were amazing!! Super helpful and friendly. We had an awesome day at the best spot at Whitehaven beach followed by snorkelling the reef. The staff were able to tell us where to snorkel to spot the best fish and turtles. Shoutout to the skipper Fi with her kick ass boat handling skills. So much fun haha! Will definitely use Zig Zag again !
Response from Host, July 2022
we really appreciate your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)
An amazing day out with...
Daniel_A, Apr 2022
An amazing day out with the crew on ZigZag. Apart from the swimming and snorkeling, the boat ride was the highlight. Super experienced captain saw us zigzagging through the waves. Bad pun intended! We went with a family of 5, inc boys aged 7-10, and all had the best time. The only tip would be to make sure you have a big breakfast and bring some snacks as it's a long day out. Highly recommended
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi We’re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback with us. It’s our pleasure to serve customers like you. Have a wonderful day!
Crew were great. Boat was...
Simon_T, Apr 2022
Crew were great. Boat was comfortable. Great places visited.i would recommend this tour. 2 km return Walk to Whitehaven lookout worthwhile.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your detailed review of our Whitsundays And Whitehaven Beach Tour, It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your thoughts with the rest of the travelling community and us. We will make sure the crew gets your review. Safe Travels
Perfect day in the Whitsundays
Stefanie_K, Apr 2022
This was one of the best tours I‘ve ever been on. The crew was fantastic. Professional and with a good sense of humour. It was a perfect combination of all the great things to see in the Whitsundays. Nothing felt rushed and the group size was small too. I would always do it again.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your feedback about our Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach Tour. We’re glad to hear that our team’s performance exceeded your expectations, and we’ll make sure that the crew receives the recognition they deserve. Thank you again,
Snorkelling & Whitehaven Beach
Sarah_H, Mar 2022
My partner and I had a great time exploring the Whitsundays on this tour. The crew were lovely and the day was full of action. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for the review Sarah:) we hope to see you again soon
Great experience!!
Bayleigh_R, Mar 2022
The team at ZigZag really made yesterday an enjoyable day. They’re easy to talk to & give you a good laugh. Ample food was provided & good tunes too. The team was really informative but made it easy to have a laugh throughout the whole experience. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We really appreciate you awesome review Bayleigh :) Safe travels
Nothing can stop us
Natalie_A, Mar 2022
Despite battling crazy weather, strong winds and big swell seas, the team were incredibly comforting, supportive and fun! Hands down best skipper I’ve ever been on a boat with ☺️ Also provided great food and snacks!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks Natalie we really loved your review and we hope to see you again soon :)
Whitsunday Wonders
Colleen_E, Mar 2022
From the time we left the shore we started having a funfilled day. The crew were delightful,well informed and kept the day light hearted. Snorkelling, jet boat riding, hiking and cocktails with the beautiful whitsunday islands in the background. Couldnt have askdd for a more enjoyable day.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review. Safe Travels :)
Must do tour.
Zina_L, Feb 2022
We had the best time. I’ve done quite a few boat tours around the world and this one by far was the best. I liked that we weren’t on the boat longer then a half hr at a time. More time was spent snorkeling, swimming at Whitehaven beach and exploring Palm Bay resort. A Yummy lunch was provided with hearty portions and seconds available if desired. The female Maori tour guide was great too- Funny, informative but knew when to give us our space to explore and do our own thing. I wish I could remember her name. This tour was the highlight of our trip to the Whitsundays.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks Zina, glad to hear our Whitsundays Day Tour was the highlight of your holiday. We hope to see you again soon
Amazing! Highlight of the trip!
Stephen_B, Feb 2022
Zigzag crew was amazing! Was just a fantastic day! Couldn’t recommend more! Will be recommending to all family and friends. A must do in the Whitsundays!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks Stephen, we are stoked you enjoyed the day discovering the Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach, we hope to see you back in Airlie Beach soon