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Five Amazing Tours From Airlie Beach

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There are tons of options when it comes to experiencing tours from Airlie Beach—but you might be wondering where to start, who to tour with, and which tour to choose!

In this article, we wanted to cover some of the most exciting tours Airlie Beach has to offer, as well as the companies that offer these incredible experiences for tourists and travellers:


1) Whitehaven Beach Tours

Of course, everyone who visits the Whitsundays wants to visit famous Whitehaven Beach—and most tours will take you there while out and about for the day (unless it’s a specific tour heading to a specific location).

Whitehaven Beach is known for it’s amazingly soft and pure white beach, as well as the stunningly clear waters and swirling sands viewed from Hill Inlet Lookout.

All of our tours at Red Cat Adventures take you to Whitehaven Beach, but if we had to recommend a single one, we would recommend our Thundercat tour. Thundercat is the perfect day trip and it allows you to experience the best of the Whitsundays in just one day—making it perfect for those short on time or even travellers who want to try lots of different things while visiting.

To book a Thundercat tour, head here:


Tours from Airlie Beach To Whitehaven Beach


2) Seaplane Tours

Air Whitsunday is your go-to place to experience the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands from the air. They offer an extensive range of seaplane tours, including the Whitehaven Experience tour, the Outer Reef and Beach Scenic tour, and even their Reef Adventure tour!

Imagine gliding over the green-blue hues of the ocean, with a bird’s eye view at the stunning reefs (including the perfectly shaped heart reef)—before using the easy access platform to snorkel and experience it firsthand? Or, if you prefer not to get in the water, you can see it all from their glass bottom boat’s underwater viewing chamber.

Book a seaplane tour:


3) Snorkelling Tours

Most tours from Airlie Beach include snorkelling or scuba diving opportunities—but again, all of our Red Cat Adventure tours include plenty of snorkelling time in multiple snorkelling locations! We’re only going to show you the best spots the Whitsundays has to offer.

With Thundercat, you get to spend a whole afternoon snorkelling to your heart’s content—but if you’d like more time out on the reef, our Tongarra tour and our Ride to Paradise tour will allow for multiple instances of reef exploration over a number of days—so you’ll really get to see it all!

To view all of our tours, head here:

airlie beach tours that go snorkeling


4) Overnight Cruises

There are tons of overnight cruise tours happening around Airlie Beach—but for a great range of options, we recommend Prosail Whitsundays.

Prosail has three different overnight tours available—ranging from speedy, island adventures to social sailing experiences. Each tour will take you sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, and even to Whitehaven Beach.

We also have an exclusive overnight tour adventure—our Tongarra tour is an award winning, 2-Day, 2-Night adventure, perfect for young backpackers who want to chill, socialise, and experience the best of the Whitsundays.

Book an overnight cruise tour:

Banner of Tongarra boat


5) Jet Ski Tours

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the Whitsunday waters in a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled way, jet skis are a perfect choice. Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours offers an amazing range of exciting tours around the Whitsunday Islands—including their very own collaboration with us, Jet Ski to Paradise!

Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours has a tour option for you—whether you want to go sightseeing for marine life, take in the lush, tropical sights or simply glide along the ocean waves.

We highly recommend the Jet Ski to Paradise tour, which includes 2 hours of jet skiing fun as well as a tropical brunch at the gorgeous, hideaway Paradise Cove Resort (where you can spend an hour sunbathing, relaxing in the Balinese pool, or swinging in a hammock).

Book Jet Ski to Paradise Tour:

Whitsundays Sailing And Weddings With RedCat Adventures


Which tours from Airlie Beach are you most excited to experience during your stay?