Cruise Whitsundays operates ‘Resort Connections’ a fast and hassle free ferry transfer service connecting both Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) airports to Airlie Beach, Daydream Island Resort and Spa, and Long Island. At the Great Barrier Reef Airport - HamiltonIslandthe ferry is waiting 100m from the terminal to take you to your destination and at WhitsundayCoast airport there is a coach waiting to take you to AbelPointMarina or ShuteHarbour. Cruise Whitsundays offers you the most extensive network of island resort connections in the Whitsundays. Resort Connections - Great Barrier Reef Airport - Hamilton Island Resort Connections - Abel Point Marina Resort Connections - Shute Harbour One way prices. Valid for travel until 31 March 2015
ABOUT AIR WHITSUNDAY
Air Whitsunday has evolved since its conception back in 1973 - with the energy and enthusiasm generated by Kevin and Sue Bowe – to provide an unsurpassed seaplane service to the region.
We have built upon our very beginning`s – still with the same intention - of providing you the opportunity to glimpse the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef; stretching over a curved horizon; to the glistening white silica sands of the famous Whitehaven Beach - all from the ultimate perspective of seaplane comfort.
Over the history of our 37 years trading we have been a growing, changing entity with a focus that has remained steadfast in providing specifically tailored scenic flights and Reef experience tours that take full advantage of this stunning area.
The discovery of “Heart Reef” in 1975 (now a Whitsunday feature of the international tourism market) by one of Air Whitsunday`s very own pilots has provided a focal point to our popular scenic flights and showcases the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly the Heart Reef is a favourite for brochure shots and other colour promotional material for the Whitsundays.
What makes your seaplane experience with us so unique is the ability to provide – YOU – our guest, with some of the most breathtaking and memorable visuals provided by ‘Mother Nature’ from a bird`s eye perspective.
The Great Barrier Reef is a great wonder of the natural world and a `must-see` for any visitor to the region. Formed millions of years ago, this colourful living reef continues to grow and flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays.
Cruise Whitsundays is an exciting, innovative and experienced tourism company based in Queensland, Australia. They have developed a fantastic selection of outstanding day cruises that really make the most of this incredible part of the world, including the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the stunning Whitsunday Islands. At Cruise Whitsundays they focus on quality, safety and of course, fun!
HAMILTON ISLAND DAY CRUISES
Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other.
Hamilton Island is an expansive island with 75% of the island still in its natural state and the Whitsundays` largest resort with a great range of accommodation. The island has a multitude of activities and is a delight just to wander around. Stroll the Marina Village main street, visit the boutiques and galleries. Linger for a coffee, wine or long lunch in the cafes and restaurants as you look out over the array of amazing private launches in the marina. Lounge beside the pools or on Catseye Beach. How about bowling, target shooting, mini-golf or a go-kart challenge! If you are a golfer you will surely have heard of the magnificent course on neighbouring Dent Island.
Cruising the Whitsundays is already an incredible experience but nothing beats sailing through crystal clear turquoise waters on an 85ft catamaran!
Experience the wonders of this full day excursion exploring magnificent Whitehaven Beach and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands National Park on board `Camira` – a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance.
The Whitsunday`s Newest One Day Cruise
35 Passengers only
Departs: 10.30am, Abel Point Marina, daily
Returns: 5.00pm, Abel Point Marina, daily
All in a day.....visit magnificent Whitehaven Beach, see Hill Inlets swirling sands and enjoy an Island Reef Snorkel at one of the many pristine coral reefs around the Whitsunday`s onboard FURY - the `Ferrari` of day boats in the Whitsundays!
Illusions is a comfortable 12 metre catamaran sailing daily from Abel Point Marina at Airlie Beach to the beautiful fringing reefs of the Whitsundays at Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, and to Langford Island & Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Cruise, snorkel, scuba dive, boom-net, swim with the fish while they are being fed, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. On Illusions, the choice is yours.
Illusions is fully licensed for your convenience, with wine, beer and spirits available at very reasonable prices.
A magnificent buffet lunch, snorkeling and diving equipment all included.
We are a sailing vessel designed for relaxation without crowds, which allows you to appreciate the picturesque scenery and spot dolphins, turtles and whales in the whale season.
Multi award winning 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. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. 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.
The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 28 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. An optional buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.
Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Skipper and Eco Host will ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service with snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.
Nowhere else on the Queensland coast can you experience so much in one location. In Proserpine, you can cruise around in pristine crocodile country as well as tour through freshwater wetland habitat, melaleuca forest and a mangrove ecosystem.
Proserpine River Eco Tours has been operating its Whitsunday Crocodile Safari since 2000. Locally owned and operated, we hold Advanced Eco Certification with Ecotourism Australia, and our tour has a distinctive nature focus.
Our Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a full day nature excursion into the estuaries of the Whitsundays. The region boasts an abundance of wildlife including birds, reptiles, mammals and indigenous flora.
Proserpine River is home to approximately 150 saltwater crocodiles, and you can see these animals in their natural habitat during our river cruise which is a highlight of the safari. Also included is a tour on board our open-air wagon-train traveling through nationally listed Goorganga wetlands, an Aussie barbecue and billy tea and damper.
Our guides are experienced in showcasing the best of Australian native wildlife with an entertaining and educational commentary.
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking
Based in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, Salty Dog Sea Kayaking has been running kayaking expeditions since 1996. Its qualified staff have an intimate knowledge of this region and enjoy nothing better than sharing this with friends and guests. Comprising more than 70 islands, the Whitsunday Island Group is the largest offshore island chain on the east coast of Australia. And as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, its tropical, clear,warm waters offer some of the most breathtaking and accessible paddling in the world.Â
Join us for an unforgettable experience on one of our fully-guided trips or extended expeditions. Choose a tour from our schedule or let us customise one to suit you or your group's special requirements. Alternatively, explore the islands at your own pace with a "freedom" rental kayak, camping out under the stars or "living in up" at luxury resort-style accommodation en-route.
Whitehaven Xpress is a cruise with a difference,it is family operated with Terry,Dan &Jill providing a unique personal service for visitors to the Whitsunday Islands,with three relaxing destinations. Bush Walk At Hill Inlet Fantastic views overlooking Whitehaven Beach Just a short walk to the Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout for outstanding views of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach...be sure to take your camera. Whitehaven Beach Gourmet BBQ on the Beach We give you the most time to swim,walk or relax on fabulous Whitehaven Beach and under the shade of the trees enjoy our gourmet beach BBQ,which is cooked personally by Dan who is the skipper turned chef.Look out for the interesting native wildlife! Snorkel Mantaray Bay - Try our glass bottomed boat Swim or snorkel over spectacular coral and tropical fish.We have snorkelling tuition for the inexperienced.If you don't want to get wet be sure to try our glass bottom boat,our guide will show you the mystical underwater world of abundant marine life.
On our homeward journey a platter of cheese and biscuits is served.On arrival at Abel Point Marina our courtesy bus returns you to your accommodation.
Whitsunday Jetski Tours is the newest and most exciting adventure tour operator 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 luxury Sea-Doo jetski into the beautiful world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine park.
Two tours operate daily, the `Airlie Adventure` in the morning, also known as the `Turtle Tour` with sea turtle encounters on each trip, and the `Daydream Extreme` in the afternoon where guests visit spectacular Daydream Island with a choice of activities included. Whitsunday Jetski Tours operate daily. YOUR RIDE……YOUR ADVENTURE….
NO LICENCE REQUIRED – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Guests have the option of a soft adventure tour around Pioneer Bay or the thrill of jet skiing across to Daydream and the surrounding islands, allowing for tours to operate in most weather conditions.
Two terrific tour options:
Option 1: Airlie Adventure SEA TURTLE ENCOUNTERS See Details Below under Packages
Option 2: Daydream Extreme
EXPERIENCE AWARD WINNING DAYDREAM ISLAND See Details Below under packages
Our adventure tour operates daily in most weather conditions
Thorough safety briefing and demonstrations provided by qualified tour guide
Fully supervised at all times
All safety gear & full riding apparel is supplied
We have 10 jetskis available per tour (Maximum of 16 people)
Families and groups most welcome
A reasonable level of fitness is required as some conditions can be physically demanding.
Weight restrictions apply, maximum of 2 people per jetski or 230kg per jetski.
Minimum driver age – 16 years. Minimum passenger age – approx. 10 years
Water's Edge Resort Whitsundays • Airlie Beach Holiday Accommodation
4 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia