As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, located at the base of the spectacular Conway Ranges and looking out to the picturesque Whitsunday islands, Airlie Beach and its surrounds is awaiting exploration by land and sea.

The tropical Queensland coastline offers an abundance of wildlife found among white sandy beaches and luscious hinterland. The turquoise, protected waters of the Coral Sea are a boating paradise and the 74 magical islands of the Whitsundays all offer something unique. To explore by sea, simply set sail or take advantage of the many tours operating all year round.
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Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

Whitsunday Jetski Tours

Whitsunday Jetski Tours is the newest and most exciting adventure tour in the Whitsundays and is the first and only guided jetski tour operating from Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. Guests can ride their own radio equipped luxury Honda jetski into the beautiful world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park.

Cruise Whitsundays

Cruise Whitsundays offers an outstanding range of day cruises to make the most of your time in the stunning Whitsundays. The range includes some of the ‘must do’s’ in the region – the Great Barrier Reef Adventure to Knuckle Reef Lagoon, Camira Sailing Adventure visiting famous Whitehaven beach and Island Escape day cruises to breathtaking island destinations. Cruise Whitsundays also provides the most extensive island resort transfer service. Transfers are onboard modern, fast vessels and the friendly crew look forward to welcoming you onboard.

Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef onboard ‘Seaflight’, the Whitsundays’ premier day cruise vessel. Experience Queensland’s most innovative and spacious reef pontoon located at Knuckle Reef. Knuckle Reef Pontoon features Queensland’s largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber and a giant waterslide.

Whithaven Beach – Camira Sailing Adventure

Experience the wonders of the incredible Whitsunday Islands with a Camira Sailing Adventure day cruise.’ Camira’ is one of the world’s fastest commercial sailing catamarans, capable of sailing at speeds up to 30 knots! Explore the magnificent Whitehaven Beach and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands National Park on this full day excursion.

Eco Jet Safari

Eco Jet Safari is a “MUST DO” unique thrilling and educational guided Jet Ski adventure tour, that you will be talking about for years. Our playground is in the beautiful, unspoilt Northern Whitsunday area, and routes include river ways, deserted beaches, great snorkelling sites, and even movie locations! Driving your own ski gives you the chance to experience the magnificent scenery, and to see fantastic marine wildlife up close and personal, which can include whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs, rays, etc.