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Derwent Hunter - Tall Ship Reef Adventures

Whitsunday Island day sailing adventures on Traditional tallship Derwent Hunter

Ever dreamed of sailing to a tropical Whitsunday island for a day, to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef? Join us for the adventure of a lifetime, sailing on a traditional timber tallship in the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands.

This full day tour explores the islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the Whitsundays on the coast of Queensland. Visit uninhabited islands and explore sheltered, secluded anchorages and beaches. Snorkel straight off the beach. See and swim with an abundance of turtles, colourful tropical fish, and a multitude of corals.

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands are famous for being one of the best sailing destinations in the world, you simply have to experience it for yourself. 

The Derwent Hunter full day trip departs Airlie Beach and includes lunch and snacks.

Don’t leave the Whitsundays without going sailing. 

Providence Whitsundays

One of a kind and the star of the show!

Providence V is a Gloucester schooner, a baby tallship half the size of the Blackfish, the American schooner of which she is a replica. Her builder, an Australian man who fought in the Korean War travelled all the way to the USA and visited the Mystic Seaport Museum to ask permission to get plans to build her. Back in Australia, in his boatyard at Mourilyn, a town halfway between Townsville and Cairns, he built Providence V, his first wooden boat, out of the last of the Tully rainforest timber. She has spur mahogany hull; quandong masts; penda below deck and beech decks.

She is therefore a unique boat as the original Gloucester schooners were built from American timbers. The 31st Annual Gloucester schooner festival was held in the American city of Gloucester this year. These fishing schooners became obsolete during the 1930s, displaced by motor schooners and trawlers.

Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours Airlie Beach

No licence required – no experience necessary

Multi award winning Whitsunday Jetski Tours offers exciting adventure tours in the Whitsundays and is the first and only guided jetski tour operating from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. Guests can ride the latest model Sea-Doo jetski into the beautiful world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park.

Lady Enid Sailing

Lady Enid recreates that classic age of yachting enjoyed in the 1960’s when sailing was more about elegance and chic than corporate sponsorship and carbon fibre.

The experience of sailing on this beautiful and rare classic Australian yacht gives as much to the day as the the destination. Become involved as much or as little as you like, help set sails, take a turn on the helm or lean back and relax with your favourite book, listen to music or simply daydream and be beguiled at the uninterrupted beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.

Explore Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, perfectly positioned as the gateway to some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery including the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Let us take you out beyond the shores of mainland to show you a whole other world beneath the waves.

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes - Whitsundays


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.

Cruise Whitsundays - Great Barrier Reef Adventures - Full Day Cruise & Overnight Experience

Book a Great Barrier Reef Adventure day trip with Cruise Whitsundays, or sleep under the stars on the outer reef with our unique, once-in-a-lifetime Reefsleep experience.

Cruise Whitsundays - Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet

Experience the extraordinary beauty of Whitehaven Beach on a day cruise with Cruise Whitsundays. We offer a range of Half Day and Full Day excursions to both Hill Inlet and the main beach. An unforgettable stunner of a day! 

Cruise Whitsundays - Island Escape Day Cruises

Island Escapes

Every visitor to the Whitsundays simply must step ashore at one of the area's 74 sub-tropical islands. Cruise Whitsundays offer a number of day cruises to fun-filled, family-friendly Daydream Island & the famous island that really does have it all: Hamilton.

Cruise Whitsundays - Airlie Beach

The Whitsundays’ mainland gateway, Airlie Beach is a vibrant and multicultural town, with an unhurried, beachy soul. A long-time favourite with travellers, sailors, families and nature-lovers, Airlie makes it easy to change down a gear and slip into holiday mode – the kind of place where you come for a day and stay for a week.

With a range of quality accommodation, buzzy bars and sophisticated dining options, Airlie is the perfect base for exploring the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and wild rivers of the hinterland. Or just spend a day wandering the main street, browsing the shops and galleries, enjoying a lavish seafood lunch, visiting the Saturday morning market, dipping into the swimming lagoon or people-watching over a sunset drink.

Cruise Whitsundays offers a range of day cruises to Airlie Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays - Camira Sailing Adventure

This is exhilaration and relaxation rolled into one!  

This full day sailing adventure visits famous Whitehaven Beach and is all about jamming as much fun as possible into the day with swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and, of course, speedy sailing! 

About Camira

'Camira' is a world first with her sleek lines, spacious deck areas and breathtaking performance. Camira is one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans, capable of sailing at speeds up to 30 knots!

Big Fury

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!

Mantaray Charters

Whitehaven Beach is a must!

Whether you visit Whitehaven Beach with Mantaray or with any other Tour Operator, it is something you MUST visit when you are in the Whitsundays. Of course we will be very pleased when you choose Mantaray Charters as your host on this cruise!

Come and discover a whole new world of pleasure in the Fantastic Whitsundays aboard the Award Winning Vessel Mantaray.

Mantaray offers:

  • Pick up from your accommodation.
  • Snorkeling and Diving.
  • Excellent on-board meals.
  • Visits to beautiful Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet.
  • Private Charters for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and diving trips.
  • An efficient and friendly crew.


Ocean Rafting

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 - 32 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.

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.

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

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 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.

GSL Aviation - Airlie Beach



Experience the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands from above. See the famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef. We guarantee your window seat on board our high wing aircraft, with departures 7 days a week from Airlie Beach.


Travelling to or from Hamilton Island? GSL Aviation offer a range of transfer flights with a direct transfer from $99 and our popular transfer flight via the Great Barrier Reef. We offer our Hamilton Island Transfers with a range of departure times to suit your schedule.

Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours

Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours offer a range of services for guests visiting the Whitsundays. Options include Whitsunday Coast Airport shuttle and private transfers, day and sunset tours to Hydeaway Bay, as well as private charter and limousines services around Airlie Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays - Island Transfers

What a way to start your holiday!

Cruise Whitsundays provides the most extensive island resort transfer service in the Whitsundays offering seamless, hassle free and fast transfers for arriving and departing guests.

How does it work?

Cruise Whitsundays island resort transfer service connects Great Barrier Reef Airport at Hamilton Island to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, and Airlie Beach. It also connects Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine through to Daydream Island and Hamilton Island, as well as providing a service between the islands and the mainland.

We have a fleet of modern, purpose built vessels, decked with comforts including air conditioning, plasma screens to provide information on the resorts and area, a bar serving REAL coffee and a full range of drinks and snacks. Hmmm… decisions, do you have a cappuccino or wine?

Whitsunday Transit

Whitsunday Transit provides transfer services to and from the Whitsunday Coast Airport. Transfers from the airport through to Airlie Beach take approximately 40 mins and all passengers are transferred in air conditioned comfort. Whitsunday Transit transfers newly arriving guests to the region to the majority of the accommodation houses throughout Airlie Beach or to the islands, with a stop available at the Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie.


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.

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a family owned, professionally operated, fully-guided and safe day-trip nature excursion into the estuaries and wetlands of the Whitsundays.  This unique tropical environment, is home to many species of native and migratory birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including approximately 150 estuarine crocodiles. 

The tour commenced operation in 2000 and you are guaranteed excellent customer service and a memorable nature experience.  Whitsunday Crocodile Safari holds advanced eco-certification with Ecotourism Australia and is a Green Travel Leader. The tour operates on private land, and is the only commercial tour on Proserpine River.  The safari is set to the background sounds of nature and gives you a feeling of being miles from civilization, deep in the Australian bush, even though you are only five minutes from Proserpine and 30 minutes from Airlie Beach.