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Our most recommended Whitsunday Islands Family-friendly Activities

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

1. Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

Departing from Airlie Beach, cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favourite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks. Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life is unrivalled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkelling and diving if you wish (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers and changing rooms. Visit the underwater chamber if you prefer to see the underwater world below without getting wet. Take a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Optional extras also include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and drinks from the bar as you please (extra cost). The return journey back to Airlie is a beautiful end to the day.

Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

2. Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

Blast your way through the bay on an exhilarating 30-minute jet boat experience. Whiz past the glitzy Coral Sea Marina, and get your adrenaline pumping through 360s, 180s, drift, power stops, and nosedives. With bucket loads of the best jet boating has to offer, each tour is crammed with enough action to really make your day and your stay. As you zoom around the stunning blue waters of Pioneer Bay, soak up magnificent views of the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. Everything you need is provided, including a lockbox/small luggage storage, spray goggles, spray jackets (upon request), funny and informative commentary, and free GoPro photos to remember the experience.

Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

3. Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See the wonders of the Whitsundays without getting in the water. Cruise around the best coral reefs around Airlie Beach with your family or friends on a tour that is suitable for all ages.  Enjoy a photo opportunity stop at Lions Lookout prior to your departure. Marvel at the views over the harbor and the stunning Whitsunday Islands and add a charming portrait to your holiday photo collection. Then, venture out on a glass-bottom boat that is fully shaded from the sun. Discover breathtaking coral worlds and marine wildlife such as turtles, rays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Explore the valuable ecosystem that lives within the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with a spectrum of vibrant hard and soft coral and underwater critters as you cruise through the idyllic islands. Listen to funny and informative commentary about the reef from your guide.

Hamilton Island: Premium Private Boat Charter & Snorkeling

4. Hamilton Island: Premium Private Boat Charter & Snorkeling

Move away from the tourist port spots and discover something spectacular in the Whitsundays with a customizable experience. Explore the unique world beneath the waves and snorkel some of the most abundant coral reefs, stop over at the many beaches and bays, enjoy the many island trails or soak up the sun while lazing on soft sands. Popular destinations on Private Charters include: • Hill Inlet - Famous swirling sands • Whitehaven Beach - 99% pure white silica sands along a 7km stretch of beach • Chalkies Beach - The same white sands of Whitehaven Beach, with great fringing reefs straight off the beach for snorkeling (perfect for kids or people that aren't confident swimmers) • Honeymoon Beach - Secluded Beach with the same white sands as Whitehaven - perfect for lunch on the beach, without the crowds • Teague Island - Close to Whitehaven Beach with fantastic snorkeling - great for a 4hr charter length • Northern Bays of Hook Island 0 These bays you'll see some of the better coral the Whitsundays has to offer and also large fish (eg. Maori Wrasse and GTs) Your vessel is fitted with lounge-style seating, teak decking throughout, an entertainment system, and an iPad that can be connected via Bluetooth.

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What people are saying about Whitsunday Islands

Best experience ever! FRIGGIN AMAZING!! Very professional, but also alot of fun. Great tunes, awesome guide. Definitely doing it again, and again, and probably again

This was great for our young kids (3 and 1) we saw fish and a glimpse of 2 turtles it was great and kid friendly

Fantastic experience Also meeting Maggie was amazing The introduction to scuba was priceless

The staff all worked tirelessly to make sure everyone on the trip had a great time.

Fun afternoon on the water, prepare to be saturated and laugh loads.