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Join your one hour Daintree River cruise offering two different departure points along a twelve kilometre stretch of the river. This gives you the best opportunities to see wildlife and the diversity of this amazing eco system.One hour cruises depart regularly from both Daintree Village as well as from Daintree Gateway which is located 200 meters before Daintree River Ferry Crossing. This gives visitors the best opportunities to see wildlife and the diversity of this amazing eco system. From rainforest to mangroves the scenery is spectacular. The Upper Daintree section from Daintree Village is especially popular for bird watching and departures from near the Daintree River Ferry Crossing (Daintree Gateway) offers spectacular views of Thornton Peak, rainforest and mangroves.
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Relish the good life on a private luxury yacht tour with a renowned, expert host from Port Douglas, to visit one of the seven wonders of the natural world;
The Great Barrier Reef.
This wonderful excursion will feature an abundance of spectacular scenery and splendid activities, such as snorkeling, sightseeing, and immersing among nature!
*Guests staying in Cairns will be provided with complimentary private transport to and from Port Douglas Marina to embark on this cruise.
The only whale watching cruise departs from Surfers Paradise. See magnificent humpback whales at play on this half-day cruise from the Gold Coast. You'll enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views from all three decks of your purpose-built vessel and the experienced crew, including a marine naturalist guide, will provide the closest whale encounters possible. Small group sizes, guaranteeing rail side position which makes it one of Gold Coast's most intimate whale watching experiences.Itinerary
The Koala Express is an express boat to the oldest and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world and is a “must do” experience while in Brisbane. Great for those who are short on time, join this fun ride on the Brisbane River, through the city’s most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, historical home sites and interesting wildlife habitats.
• Zoom along Brisbane’s waterfront, passing from the bustle of the city’s skyscrapers to leafy suburbs with waterside mansions
• Convenient departure place – right in the heart of Brisbane city
• The captain will point out iconic places along the river and slow down for photo opportunities
• Plenty of time to explore Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - see over 130 koalas up close, hand feed kangaroos and see many other Australian Native Animals
Join a 2-hour peaceful and enjoyable sunset sail during your stay on Magnetic Island. Small personalised groups of 12. BYO is welcome. Complimentary sparkling wine or non alcoholic beverages on arrival and delicious antipasto platters while watching the sunset. No hidden costs. Small personalised groups of 12.
Private Charters Available.We also have another vessel, Ragamuffin 3, so check out our website.
Cruise with Whitehaven Xpress (Established 1989) from Airlie Beach which includes the famous Whitehaven Beach BBQ with steaks and meats cooked to order! Visit the spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout and participate in Snorkeling or the Glass-bottom boat tour of fringing reef systems.
This vessel has indoor, semi-outdoor and rooftop seating which is the key difference to the various options available.
Courtesy Pick-ups & drop-offs in AC Buses are included. This day tour is an authentic "Aussie" experience! This company is the longest running day tour to Whitehaven Beach and is family operated with Terry, Jill, Capt Dan, and Capt Shane providing personal service.
Treat yourself to a decadent afternoon of high tea aboard an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. This scenic 2.5-hour cruise on the Brisbane River includes sparkling wine with traditional treats such as quiches, finger sandwiches, scones and desserts. Stroll the outdoor decks and soak up the sunshine as you enjoy some of the most picturesque scenery Brisbane has to offer.When your wooden paddle wheeler departs from Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane, the crew will show you to your table for afternoon high tea.
Experience a peaceful, tranquil sunset during a sailing cruise from Port Douglas. After being welcomed aboard a luxury catamaran with a complimentary drink of your choice, sit back, relax, and enjoy ambient music and a selection of hot and cold gourmet canapés in the friendly atmosphere. Sail along the coast of Port Douglas and admire a gorgeous tropical sunset over the Coral Sea, the Low Isles and the surrounding mountains.Your sunset sailing cruise begins with check-in at the Port Douglas Meridien Marina. Once you board the luxury catamaran, you will be greeted with a complimentary drink of your choice from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including white, red and sparkling wine and beer. Then, start your 1.5-hour journey along the beautiful Coral Sea.
Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral cay island just one hour's sailing from Port Douglas aboard the 30 metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer. With snorkelling direct from the beach, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await. It's a leisurely, informative day where island visitor numbers are limited.Throughout the day, a shuttle boat transfers guests between the boat and the island. Snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour, marine biologist guided snorkel tour and island walk, tropical buffet lunch served onboard, morning and afternoon teas all included.Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Low Isles is well-known for its population of green turtles, keep an eye on the surface as they regularly pop up for air. Occasionally dugongs can be seen grazing on sea grass and large rays may glide by.
See the Gold Coast from the water on a sightseeing boat tour from Surfers Paradise. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea while cruising along the meandering Nerang River, and admire the Gold Coast’s skyscrapers and resort hotels as you tour the coastal waterways. From Surfers Paradise, you’ll cruise to Broadwater past the Marina Mirage and magnificent Palazzo Versace. If you choose the morning option, enjoy cake with coffee and tea; the afternoon snack includes a cheese platter.Itinerary
Reward yourself with this premium whale watching tour departing Hervey Bay on-board the Freedom III. There is plenty of time to witness close encounters and stunning behaviors of the majestic humpback whales whilst in the shelter of Fraser Island. Maximum 49 passengers, includes freshly baked morning tea, tropical buffet lunch and fruit and cheese platter on the way home. Expert commentary, friendly and caring crew make this a tour to treasure.The tour departs from Urangan Harbour, passing Round Island, the Urangan Jetty, Big Woody Island. Some information on the history of the area is given by the skipper.
Departing from Brisbane, the Classic Day Cruise takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can spend the day exploring Tangalooma Island Resort, with your choice of land or water based touring activity. Experience the thrill of sand tobogganing down the dunes, spot local marine life on the Marine Discovery Cruise, snorkel the famous Wrecks or experience the adrenaline fueled action on a jet boat ride.
Packed with all of the day trip essentials, the Classic Day Cruise is a great way to experience your choice of unique touring expedition in nature’s playground.
Join a whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay. Sit back and relax enjoying the breathtaking sights as you cruise past the beautiful white sandy beaches of Fraser Island and venture into the whales' playground. Cruise in superior comfort and style aboard this first class fast cat cruiser and spend more time with the whales. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour which includes morning or afternoon tea and a souvenir whale DVD to take home with you. Get the most from your once in a lifetime experience.Cruise the sheltered waters of Platypus Bay and feel the excitement and anticipation as the boat gets closer to the whales sanctuary, scanning the horizon for our first splash or blow from a mighty humpback whale. Loud tail and pec slaps, spectacular breaches, curious spy hops and close encounters are just some of the antics the whales display to keep you captivated. Join the friendly crew on a magical tour surrounded by nature.
Enjoy a 4.5-hour experience at the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef at Cape Tribulation. This half-day eco-tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. Get ready to snorkel, alongside sea turtles, two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. Swim over reefs full of colorful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and starfish.
Departing from Brisbane, the Classic Whale Watching Day Cruise takes you across the bay to Moreton Island, where you can enjoy a short stop at Tangalooma Island Resort before venturing out into Moreton Bay to search for humpback whales. From the comfort of Australia’s largest, purpose built whale watching vessel, encounter these gentle giants up close and in their natural environment. Lunch is served on board. Enjoy another short stop at the resort - perfect for relaxing on the beach or grabbing an ice cream, before heading back to Brisbane.Day pass to Tangalooma Island Resort is included.
A swashbuckling 60 minute rollick in Pumicestone Passage, where we adjust the adrenalin rush and the route to suit the crew. The perfect all weather alternative for everyone from an eight year old cabin boy to an experienced adventurer. Plenty of action, and plenty to see!Itinerary
Start your night on Australia's Nature Coast with a 1.5 hour sunset cruise. Watch the glow of the setting sun on Hervey Bay while gliding along the waterways between K'gari (Fraser Island) and the mainland; admire the lights of the city, the iconic Urangan pier and the Marina precinct. On board, enjoy fresh Hervey Bay seafood and non-seafood delights, and a complimentary welcome drink (more are available for purchase). When booking, you have the ability to select a family option.After pickup from Hervey Bay accommodations, your Sunset Cruise departs from Great Sandy Straits Marina.
For a great day out on the pristine waters between Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, join this 5-hour cruise. Be as active as you want on your supplied kayaks, have a go at fishing or chill out on a secluded beach as you experience a taste of the incredible Fraser Island.Itinerary
Spend a full day exploring Whitehaven beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday Islands. You’ll enjoy a guided hike to Solway Circuit Lookout and chance Bay, and take a leisurely hike to Hill Inlet lookout where you get a famous view of Whitehaven beach! Swim away from the crowds, and have time to lounge on the beach. Your day trip includes a guide, lunch and afternoon tea with a group tour limited to 32 people.Itinerary
Your unforgettable marine experience begins here. Situated in the heart of Queensland, Australia. The Great Sandy Straits Marine Park boasts safe, protected waterways, coral reefs and an abundance of marine and bird life.Your 4 hour fully guided ecotour will take you through the calm, clear waters of the Great Sandy Marine Park. You will be able to view the coral gardens from the comfort of the Milbi, one of Australia’s largest glass bottom boats. Snorkelling equipment is available to enable you the ultimate experience of coming face to face with the infinite wonders of the marine park. You are likely to see fish habitat amongst the coral reef, turtles, dolphins, sea bird colonies, and possibly a reef shark or dugong. Time is set aside to explore Round Island and enjoy a healthy lunch and tropical fruit platter.Itinerary
Experience our professional Stand up Paddle lesson on the Gold Coast, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. We commence with a safety briefing and then a basic lesson including a full demo from our qualified instructors. Then you get to test your balance in the shallow waters and before you know it you are paddling like a pro! We only paddle on flat water so it is safe, fun & easy.
The calm waters here create ease of learning SUP (stand up paddle) and your instructor will be with you every step of the way, you will enjoy SUP fully and want to do it again and again. We love to SUP and we love to share the experience with you. It’s an incredible feeling standing on your paddleboard, perhaps spotting the local dolphins & create amazing photos! Your lesson continues on the water where we discuss advanced paddle technique tips and stances for you to try. We will capture your first experience with photos during the lesson for you to share on Social Media.
Sail through the Whitsunday Islands and explore magnificent Whitehaven Beach, voted one of the world's best beaches on this full-day sailing adventure from Port of Airlie. With the thrill of high-speed sailing through the famous Whitsunday Islands, swimming and visiting the world famous Hill Inlet Lookout this full day of fun and adventure is the ultimate Whitsunday Islands experience.Itinerary
As the wind tends to drop late in the afternoon, you can observe some of the birds out and about looking for that last meal of the day, or flying down to the water bathing, before retiring for the night.
Large saltwater crocodiles are often seen sun baking in the afternoon sun, tree snakes come out to the edge of the native hibiscus with Ulysses and Cairns Birdwing butterflies often flying over head.
Watching hundreds of Cattle Egrets flying low over the water on their way down river to roost for the night, and the fragrance of some of the Native rainforest tree species flowering, (especially Ylang Ylang, Cananga odorata which tends to disperse their perfume late evening) all add to the river experience.
You then finish your Daintree River birdwatching tour with some magical sunsets, (as with everything, it's up to Mother Nature... but then again Mother Nature has a special interest in the Daintree River).
Dine on the water on a lunchtime boat tour from Surfers Paradise. Cruise along the Nerang River to Broadwater, past the Marina Mirage and Palazzo Versace, and admire the Gold Coast’s skyscrapers and resort hotels. While cruising, enjoy a buffet lunch of seafood and chicken, and soak up the Gold Coast views from the sundeck on this relaxing lunch cruise.Itinerary
The only way to experience one of the world's best beaches and the Whitsundays largest resort island is in style and comfort aboard a large, high-speed and air-conditioned cruising catamaran.Itinerary
Sail to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles during a relaxing, afternoon cruise aboard a luxury catamaran. Moor at a secluded island with pristine white-sand beaches where you can admire colorful fish, coral and sea turtles while snorkeling or taking an included glass-bottom boat tour. You even get to catch the sunset during the return to Port Douglas. This premium reef experience is limited to a smaller group of up to 33 adult passengers. Refreshments and afternoon tea are included, along with all snorkeling gear plus hotel pickup and drop-off.After pickup at your hotel in Port Douglas, head to the Reef Marina where you are welcomed aboard the deluxe catamaran, one of the only boat operators permitted to visit the coral cays of the Low Isles.
Experience two UNESCO World Heritage–listed natural wonders on a full-day tour that visits the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Within Daintree National Park, tour Mossman Gorge with an Aboriginal guide who shares local indigenous culture with your small group limited to 15 people. In the afternoon, join a sailing cruise aboard a luxury catamaran with numbers limited to 33 adults, stopping at the Low Isles for a snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour and time on the beach. Snacks, beer or wine, and round-trip hotel transportation included.After hotel pickup, travel by air-conditioned vehicle for 20 minutes to reach Mossman Gorge, situated within Daintree National Park. When you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site, receive a traditional welcome ceremony by your Kuku Yalanji hosts, then join an Aboriginal guide for a leisurely rainforest walk.
Glide along the Brisbane River aboard a majestic paddlewheeler for a lunchtime cruise with a great perspective on Brisbane’s waterfront. Get unobstructed views of the city's riverside highlights and dine on a delicious contemporary buffet lunch, with a selection of fresh produce, plus tasty sides and desserts. The weekend cruise option features live entertainment for your enjoyment with a buffet lunch. This cruise has it all: the beauty of Brisbane River, fantastic food and fine entertainment.Marvel at the fine craftsmanship of the wooden paddlewheeler as you walk on board for your lunchtime cruise. The friendly staff welcome you to your table and review the cruise schedule. Once you have been oriented to the boat, stroll the deck for unobstructed views of the Brisbane River waterfront. Informative commentary shared by the crew details the development of Brisbane and the sights that you pass.
Come and experience an up-close, personal whale encounter with strictly limited numbers. Includes whale swim encounter when possible.Itinerary
The Atlantic Clipper is the biggest and most popular vessel out on the water in the Whitsundays for the 18-35 market. It is a must do tour on the east coast and provides breathtaking 2 day 2 night excursions of the amazing Whitsunday Islands, part of the Great Barrier Reef marine park.
This 54 passenger, 34m vessel dwarfs the rest whilst still providing superior facilities such as air-conditioned cabins, 5 hot showers, 7 toilets and a saloon that can sit 60 people very comfortably, sun tan decks, sheltered areas, a 12 person hot tub, a water chute slide, 8-metre inflatable waterslide and dive platform.
Water activities include; snorkelling, introductory & certified scuba dives, stand-up paddle boarding, banana boat rides, jet boat rides, guided bushwalk and more.
Our 6 fantastic crew instill a sense of fun in every facet of the tour by creating an atmosphere and culture that’s lively, engaging, and entertaining.
Spend the day at sea, sailing, snorkeling, beachcombing and enjoying the Whitsunday Islands' spectacular natural beauty. Go snorkeling at a protected beach and enjoy morning tea with chocolate cake, a buffet lunch and afternoon hors d'oeuvres, freshly prepared on board. There’s plenty of room to relax on the tallship’s large deck, ideal for calm sailing in the protected waters of the Whitsundays' fringing reefs. Combining adventure on the high seas, snorkeling and a non-stop smorgasbord of food, a tallship cruise is the best way to experience the beautiful Whitsundays Passage in one day. With numbers restricted to less than 40, you can sit back and relax or join the crew and try your hand at raising the sails!Set sail in the Legend Derwent Hunter from Airlie Beach, heading to the Whitsunday Islands' tranquil northern bays. Help the crew raise the sails, or sit back and enjoy morning tea with chocolate cake and biscuits while you cruise across the calm sea to your private mooring at Langford Reef and Bali Hai.
Enjoy two fun filled days exploring the Great Barrier Reef, including a free introduction dive, a scenic tour on the glass bottom boat. Breakfast and lunch are included as well as a visit to the 'Oldest Rainforest on Earth' with a day tour to the stunning Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas and the magical Mossman Gorge. These tours are two must see attractions while visiting Cairns in the beautiful far Northern Queensland. Both tours are small group in nature and relaxed in true North Queensland style.Day One: Full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Enjoy this half-day dolphin watching tour from Hervey Bay allowing guests to see, experience and learn about the variety of wild dolphins that exist in the waters surrounding Hervey Bay, the Great Sandy Strait and Fraser Island. You'll also enjoy small passenger numbers, expert commentary and free Wi-Fi on-board. During the warmer months you'll have the chance to swim, go boom netting test your balance on the AquaMat or swim to the shore of Fraser Island. Morning tea is also provided.The waters of Great Sandy Strait are home to two species of dolphins, dugongs and turtles. The tour operates between October and July of each year departing the marina in Hervey Bay at 8:30am and returning at approximately at 12:30pm.
Join this small-group whale watching cruise for a boutique whale watching experience like you’ve never seen before! A maximum of 8 guests on a 30 foot boat – relax and enjoy your day without the crowds. Get up close and personal with these spectacular animals in their natural environment, and then enjoy a picnic morning or afternoon tea on board the vessel.Humpback whales are the most common species sighted in the Whitsundays between July and September. As they migrate north to breed in the warm waters of the Whitsunday's. This is the best way to enjoy the whales and the iconic Whitsundays region.
This is an excellent choice for travellers with limited time — explore all the highlights of the Whitsundays, including a visit to Whitehaven Beach, snorkel, stand-up paddle board and visit Hill Inlet in a day.
Snorkelling equipment, stinger suit, stand-up paddle board and food (morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea) are all included, so all you have to bring is your sense of adventure!
0700-0730 Hotel pick ups
0730-0900 Travel to Cleveland, stopping for Kangaroo & Koala viewing.
0900-0940 Vehicular ferry across Moreton Bay. Morning tea & cakes. Marine life watching.
0940-1130 4WD on bush tracks stopping at lakes, lookouts & fauna.
1130-1200 Short walk to North Gorge. Observe dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays & Humpback whales in season.
1200-1430 BBQ lunch on the beach, Fishing, swimming, playing in the sand. Aboriginal artefact presentation, play didgeridoo, throw boomerang.
1430-1500 Beach driving.
1500-1545 Ferry back to Cleveland. Afternoon tea & biscuits.
1545-1715 Return journey to hotels.
ZigZag Whitsundays Ultimate Whitsundays Day Tour. Visit Whitehaven Beach, 2 Snorkel Locations and an Island Resort.
With Four outboard engines totalling 1200 Horsepower and comfortable padded seats you can be assured of a full day adventure without the worry of seasickness.
Snorkel the coral-filled bays with tropical fish, you may even see a turtle! Explore Whitehaven Beach and the new South End Lookout!
Feast on a fully prepared buffet lunch, then have a refreshing swim at Palm Bay Resort on Long Island and enjoy a cocktail on the beach to finish the day. ZigZag is the only boat permitted to visit this exclusive resort so you will not find this anywhere else.
We visit more locations than any other day tour in the Whitsundays and can guarantee friendly knowledgable tour guides that take this trip to another level!
Our prices are fully inclusive and include - morning and afternoon snacks, buffet lunch, high-quality snorkel equipment and fins, wetsuit, refills of ice cold water.
Choose the ultimate 2-day 2-night resort stay package around the Whitsunday Islands. The all-inclusive combo departs from Airlie Beach and offers an exclusive two nights’ accommodation at the multiple award-winning Paradise Cove Resort. The custom-built vessel offers a comfortable and smooth ride to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkeling at pristine locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef. The vessel allows passengers to arrive at the destinations quickly with more time for activities such as sunbathing, swimming and exploring the Whitsunday Islands.Itinerary
Experience the best of Queensland, as well as some off the beaten track locations that we're sure will become your faves. From island hopping to exploring rainforests, you'll see more and do more on this adventure from Brisbane to Queensland.
This not a regular tour. It’s flexible adventure travel! You can complete your trip in the minimum amount of time, or you can hop off and extend your stay in any destination on the route. Use the Stray Mate App to book extra nights’ accommodation and activities along the way.