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Our most recommended Whitsunday Islands Romance & Special Occasions

From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

1. From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

Delight in a 60-minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the big window views from your comfortable fixed-wing aircraft, and learn all about the area with your experienced pilot's expert commentary. After pickup from your accommodation in Airlie Beach, head to the nearby airport for take-off. Unlike flights offered by other companies in the area, the local partner is able to take-off from much closer to Airlie Beach, saving you the long 40-minute travel time. Once up in the air, marvel at the best bird's-eye views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations Heart Reef. After you land, transfer back to your accommodation in Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

2. Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

Jump on board a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner and feel the breeze as you sail across to Whitehaven. Help out to pull up the sails or relax in the sunshine on the deck. Enjoy some morning tea with home-baked chocolate brownies. Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and take a leisurely pace towards Tongue Bay. Look out for turtles swimming through the warm water. Anchor close to shore and walk up to Hill Inlet. Take in the views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach and discover why it’s been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world. Head back to the boat for a picnic lunch of wraps and homemade frittata. Set sail again and continue to the snorkeling spot on the fringing reef. Savor a refreshing fruit platter in the afternoon and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard bar.

Airlie Beach: Sunset Sail to Whitsundays

3. Airlie Beach: Sunset Sail to Whitsundays

Embark on an adventure and set sail on a 2-hour sunset sail across the bay. Be welcomed on board with a glass of bubbles.  Relax on the green cushioned seats on deck. Help pull up a sail, or two if you feel like it or just chill on deck and take in the tropical sunset.  Enjoy some snacks on the platter consisting of crusty bread, cheeses, fruit, and dips. This experience is perfect for a romantic evening and a journey to remember. Experience the boat Providence V that was in a Hollywood movie called Survive the Savage Seas and is one of the most picturesque sailing boats in the Whitsundays. The boat is built from North Queensland timber and is a replica of the old Grand Banks fishing boats,  a Bluenose or Gloucester schooner.

Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

4. Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Depart from the Coral Sea Marina in the Northern Village, which is only a short walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. You will cruise around Pioneer Bay and then get up close to many of the points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot turtles on the way, and on Wednesdays you can see the locals on their weekly yacht race. Watch a picture-perfect sunset and observe Airlie start to light up at dusk, whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly.  The Sundowner is a fully covered purpose-built catamaran designed for socializing. Unlike a yacht, it has a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome. Plenty of seating is available on board, and every seat has a great view of the Ocean.

Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

5. Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

Spend a full day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in numerous activities from exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet in the north to swimming, hiking, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun in the south. Cruise to the 7-kilometer long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Start from the northern end of the beach and take a leisurely 1.3-kilometer hike to the Hill Inlet lookout. Follow the path of the native inhabitants of Whitsundays, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim, relax by the beach or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach lookout and take in the beautiful scenery of Whitehaven Beach. Then, savor a delicious gourmet burger that will be waiting for you back at the Whitehaven Beach.

Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

6. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Hamilton Island: Premium Private Boat Charter & Snorkeling

7. 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

It was as a great cruise, we were in a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. The music and sparkling wine put you in a festive mood. The captain was funny. I would book this again next time I’m in Airlie Beach.

Such a beautiful way to watch the sunset on a gorgeous day in the Whitsundays! The crew were so lovely and we had an amazing time. Would 100% do again

We had a great time, from the check in to the end. Staff were friendly, loved the music and plenty to drink

Excellent service saw whales,dolphins, and the island views were spectacular. Highly recommend

Not to be missed if you are visiting Airlie Beach. Highlight of our visit to Airlie