The Whitsundays is a favorite destination on Australia’s eastern coast. The islands provide stunning regions to explore aboard fantastic cruises for Whitsundays tours.
In addition to beautiful scenery and tropical beaches, the Whitsundays is located just off the Great Barrier Reef and offers many wildlife experiences. You can enjoy incredible views, fantastic marine life, and walk the iconic Whitehaven Beach.
Let’s have a look at the 10 Top Whitsundays Tours to make the most of the region.
The Isail Whitsundays’ Blizzard – 4-day Sailing Tour
Enjoy a fantastic 4-day Whitsundays sailing experience on the Isail Blizzard to cruise between some of the most beautiful islands the region has to offer.
The vessel offers the latest design for a modern performance sailing yacht and accommodates a maximum of 12 passengers. The Blizzard provides comfortable cabins and a spacious living environment.
Although the vessel lacks sophisticated cooking equipment, your menu has been carefully thought out to provide delicious and freshly prepared meals each day.
The islands visited most often on itineraries include Whitsunday, Hook, Dumbbell, Langford, Hayman and Border Island. You will visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island and enjoy the island walks and beautiful white-sand beaches.
As you cruise between islands, enjoy snorkeling around the Whitsundays to find colorful fish, sea turtles, and interesting corals, walk the beautiful beaches, ride the sea scooter for a unique underwater experience, and sit back enjoying the iconic scenery.
The Blizzard Whitsundays Sailing TourAirlie Beach, Australia
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The Isail Whitsundays’ Entice Catamaran – 2-day Whitundays Sailing Tour
On the Isail Entice 2-day tour, experience some of the most beautiful areas of the Whitsundays. The Entice can comfortably accommodate 10 passengers for a fantastic small-group sailing tour.
The Entice is one of the newest catamarans on the Whitsundays and offers a smoother experience than many other vessels for a more comfortable sailing adventure.
The vessel itself was designed for comfort and performance with a French catamaran racing heritage. Enjoy spacious cabins and a comfortable saloon with comfortable seating areas.
The areas visited include the iconic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for spectacular views. You will also visit the fringing reef for colorful fish, fascinating corals, sea turtles, and different activities.
On the itinerary, enjoy guided snorkeling tours to find marine life, including abundant tropical fish, as well as beach visits, stand up paddle-boarding, and short island trails to lookout points.
The Entice Whitsundays Sailing TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The Lady Enid Full Day Sailing Tour
Enjoy a full day sailing tour in the Whitsundays aboard the elegant Lady Enid. The vessel is a classic yacht from the golden age of Australian sailing.
This cruise is aimed at couples wanting a memorable and romantic experience of the Whitsundays with few other passengers and attentive personalized service. The vessel can accommodate a maximum of 36 passengers, however, there are a maximum of 24 guests onboard to create a spacious and personal experience.
On your itinerary, you can be as involved in the sailing as you like. Help set the sails, take a turn at the helm, or relax with a book or music and enjoy the beautiful views.
For meals on board, enjoy a breakfast of mini muffins, buttermilk scones and seasonal fruits. You will then be served lunch at Whitehaven Beach and will relax with a glass of wine served with an antipasto for the sunset voyage home.
With only adults onboard, relax with a voyage to the iconic Whitehaven Beach and the Hill Inlet lookout for beautiful views of the Whitsundays.
Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the warm, welcoming waters. While exploring, spot a high diversity of colorful fish, sea turtles, and even the occasional whale over the migration months. The wildlife, yacht, food, personal service, and beautiful views come together to create a memorable experience of the Whitsundays.
The Lady Enid Whitsunday Sailing TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The Whitsundays Luxury Sailing Holidays’ 7-day Sailing Adventure
On the Whitsundays Luxury Sailing Holidays’ vessel, enjoy a fantastic sailing adventure with your hosts Lynne and John Boyce aboard the Sydney Sundancer.
You can choose ½ day or full day private sailing tours, charter the vessel, or join other like minded guests on their 7 day / 6 night sailing adventure.
On the itinerary, enjoy sailing, snorkeling and kayaking to explore the islands. See many colorful fish, sea turtles, rays, and even whales over the migration months.
You will be served delicious freshly prepared cuisine onboard accompanied with award-winning wines to complement your experience.
Visit the popular area of Whitehaven Beach and the Hill Inlet lookout for the iconic views of the Whitsundays. Lynne and John will then use their 20+ years of providing highly recommended trips in the Great Barrier Reef region to show you some of the lesser visited highlights with the best areas for nature, exploring, views, and relaxation.
The Sydney Sundancer Whitsunday Sailing TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The Qualia Resort’s Journey to the Heart Tour
The Qualia Resort offers the epitome of luxury accommodation in the Whitsundays. Nestled on Hamilton Island, unwind in understated luxury and comfort at this award-winning resort.
Your accommodation consists of exquisitely designed secluded pavilions with beautiful views of the tropical bushland or Whitsundays Islands. The resort also offers a gym, swimming pool, and the Qualia Resort’s spa where you can enjoy a massage or relaxation treatment.
On the Journey to the Heart tour, experience the beauty of the Whitsundays over a 4-night package tour of island exploration and luxury accommodation.
Your tour starts with a 30 minute helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and Heart Reef landing on the Heart Island helipad. You can then spend 90 minutes exploring the lagoon or relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze and beautiful views. You will also enjoy a comfortable boat ride to the iconic Heart Reef, which is one of the most famous sights of the Whitsundays.
The package includes a delicious dinner served in the Long Pavillion or Pebble Beach restaurant on one evening, a daily a la carte breakfast in the Long Pavillion, use of an electric golf buggy for the duration of your stay, and VIP chauffeur around Hamilton Island.
The Journey to the Heart TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The 3-day Whitsundays Getaways’ Catamaran Tour
Offering a fantastic cruise, on the Whitsundays Getaways catamaran enjoy a more personal experience of the Whitsundays region with a maximum of 8 guests on tour. The vessel has four private queen bed cabins, which offer air conditioning and a private ensuite bathroom.
Each cruise with Whitsundays Getaways is custom designed to help you get the most from your experience. In addition to the incredible island, you can choose to be involved in sailing the vessel helped by the experienced friendly crew. You’re also welcome to simply sit back with a refreshing drink and enjoy the journey.
Enjoy a guided bush walk on Whitehaven Beach and see why this is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches with its pure silica sands and stunning views from the Hill Inlet lookout.
The Whitsundays Getaways’ Catamaran TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The Explore Whitsundays Walking Tour
Operating during the winter months, and for a different way to experience the region, combine a walking and sailing experience on the Walk the Whitsundays tour operated by Explore Whitsundays.
There are some fantastic walking trails in the Whitsundays, such as the Ngaro Sea Trail with breathtaking views of the region. These aren’t connected to the mainland and the only way to access the trails is by boat, which creates a unique and memorable experience.
Enjoy a more personal tour with a small-group experience and an additional crew member as your knowledgeable walking guide.
Throughout your itinerary, enjoy meals made from local ingredients freshly prepared by your friendly crew.
In addition to the walking, enjoy a sailing experience aboard the comfortable Solway Lass to the iconic Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island and the famous Hill Inlet lookout. You can also enjoy snorkeling experiences in wildlife-rich areas to find many colorful fish, sea turtles, and fascinating corals.
The Whitsundays Walking TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The Whitsundays Bliss Cruise
The Bliss Cruise operated by Explore Whitsundays offers a deluxe experience of the region. The Bliss vessel lives up to its name with an air-conditioned saloon, including an entertainment center, comfortable accommodation, and an espresso machine.
With a maximum of six guests, you will be accompanied by the skipper and the chef who will prepare delicious gourmet meals made using local and seasonal ingredients.
When you reach the beautiful islands, you will be served a delicious lunch and can enjoy a glass of your favorite wine before exploring the area. Choose to snorkel or swim in the welcoming turquoise waters to see the colorful fish, sea turtles, and diversity of other marine life.
In the evening, you will then be served dinner and enjoy the beautiful night sky and conversations with other guests.
Visit the iconic sights of the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and the beautiful views from the Hill Inlet Lookout.
The Bliss Whitsundays CruiseAirlie Beach, Australia
The Salty Dog Kayaking Tour
Led by your friendly and knowledgeable guide, enjoy an in depth 6-day kayaking experience of the Whitsundays on the Salty Dog 6-day Kayaking Tour.
Visit the iconic Whitsundays sights and more, including the beautiful silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and the Hill Inlet lookout.
In addition to these main attractions, visit many other beautiful bays, beaches, and lookouts with stunning views.
Relax on the beaches enjoying the white sands and gentle lap of the turquoise colored waters against the shore. Spot the different fish and stingrays swim in the shallows as your guides prepare delicious meals.
In addition to kayaking to get the best areas the islands have to offer, explore the Whitsundays with snorkelling, bush-walking, and camping under the beautiful night’s sky.
The Salty Dog Kayaking TourAirlie Beach, Australia
The Cruise Whitsundays Reef Suites Experience
We can’t make a list of experiences in the Whitsundays without mentioning the Whitsundays Reef Suites Experience.
You will be accommodated under the sea with windows looking at the Great Barrier Reef. Reefworld is moored offshore at Hardy Reef and is visited by day visitors, guests staying on deck in the Reef Sleeps, and visitors for the premium Reef Suite all inclusive package.
When the day visitors leave, the Reef Sleep and Reef Suite guests have the experience all to themselves for your truly memorable experience of the Whitsundays.
Watch the reef through your floor-to-ceiling windows and sleep looking at the marine life. You will arrive at your accommodation with a scenic cruise through the Whitsundays Islands. The package includes all meals and beverages, a dining experience under the stars, and a privately guided snorkelling and semi-submarine tour.
The Reef Suites ExperienceAirlie Beach, AustraliaAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.