Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout Snorkeling Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout Snorkeling Cruise

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Airlie Beach

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  • 8 hours
  • Airlie Beach
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Join us on the "Adventure of a lifetime" around the crystal clear turquoise and untouched waters of the Whitsunday Islands. Departing Airlie Beach you will board "Thundercat" a certified climate action leader and custom-built vessel to suit your next adventure - say goodbye to seasickness!

During this action-packed day you will explore the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, climb to Hill Inlet lookout and snorkel two epic locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Of course, during all of these activities, we will also provide snacks, water and a buffet-style lunch !!

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Stop At: Red Cat Adventures, 2/350 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia

Set sail for a day of swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing in the Whitsundays on this full-day tour with Red Cat Adventures. Cruise around the islands on Thunder Cat, a high-speed catamaran, and discover the colorful underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef as you stop at two snorkeling hotspots. You will cruise at high speeds to Hill Inlet Lookout and take the famous walk to the lookout for stunning views of Whitehaven Beach. After taking some magical photos you can enjoy some beach time and dip your toes in the crystal clear water.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia

We stop at the famous Whitehaven Beach where you can dip your toes in the crystal clear water.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Whitsunday Islands, Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Australia

Enjoy two snorkeling opportunities on the fringing Great Barrier Reef in crystal clear waters.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Hill Inlet Hill Inlet Whitsunday Island National Park Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia

Take the famous walk to the lookout for stunning views of Whitehaven Beach

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Expert Local driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Pickup & drop-off from designated Airlie Beach meeting points.
  • All activities and use of snorkeling equipment (mask & snorkel)
  • National Park fees
  • Buffet Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Red Cat Adventures

  • Drinks
  • Prescription Masks
  • Snorkel equipment doesn't include fins
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Unfortunately we are unable to cater to dietary requirements. If our menu is not satisfactory passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks.
  • Children under two years old MUST be pre-approved by the operator before ticket purchase and supply own lifejacket.
  • A ticket MUST be purchased for anyone 12 months and over
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Coral Sea Marina North End - Meeting Point B, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us on hours prior to departure to arrange a courtesy pick up time from your accommodation

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

User's Reviews


15 Apr, 2024

Red cat adventures made our day worth every cent. They made sure my partner had a great birthday and made sure everybody on the boat enjoyed their day! Red cat crew made the trip exciting and they were all so knowledgeable and can tell why they love their jobs. Definitely recommend everyone to go with red cat to enjoy your day. They’ll spot out the best snorkelling spots and even find nemo for you


14 Apr, 2024

Very friendly, informative and helpful crew. We had 2-2.5m swells and 20 knot winds for one leg of the tour and everybody absolutely loved the ride. What a thrill. Will and Laura made sure we all had a good time and could not have been better at thier respective roles while underway and while snorkelling. To be fair, the inner reef is looking pretty washed out these days and a trip to the outer reef is recommended if the budget allows. Up to you.


13 Apr, 2024

Can't say I would recommend this crew for everyone. I have slight mobility issues - 2 new knees and they were not very helpful. One of the crew in the water was and to be honest if you have mobility or age issues forget this one. They drop you off at Whitehaven on the other side of the island and it is a 20 minute walk they say - which it probably is if you are fit and healthy but if you are not forget it. One lady on our trip didn't make it up the first hill before the walk down the other side. The only toilet on the island is at the top of the island after a very steep climb overlooking the beautiful beach at Whitehaven - she didn't make that either! The toilet they advertise on board is a wee round barrel - don't know how to describe it other than that. Again if you have mobility issues you will not get in it so to sum up the lady who was not terribly mobile did probably not manage a toilet all day and couldn't even get in the water as getting on the stinger suit was not really an option for her either. They should explain that when booking or checking in that your experience might be hindered by mobility and offer you a refund. I was never asked if a small, awkwardly located toilet would be an issue and I'm pretty sure it wasn't explained to her either. Anyway this is not her review but mine so to continue it was an okay experience. The food offered was nice at lunch so no complaints there. There is one tour that actually takes you into the Whitehaven beach but not sure of the comfort of the ride. All the others take you to the back of the island and you have to hike. Wear comfortable shoes - this was not on the leaflet but I would recommend. There are no hand rails on the climb either so forget it if you are not good on your feet or are comfortable on stairs.


12 Apr, 2024

Fabulous day out on redcat boat tours, snorkeling swimming and fun actioned day on the water. Wouldn’t have been the same without captain PJ and Joel , great music and great company


11 Apr, 2024

Donna picked us up on the bus and was on time and so friendly. We knew straight away we were in for a great day! Check in was super organised and easy too. Had a wonderful day with the experienced and well informed Shannon and Loz. Clearly they love what they do and love the reef as well! Thanks for a fantastic day! You guys are the best. Definitely recommend this tour!

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10/10 boat trip fabulous. Captain PJ and Joel fantastic. Snorkeling the best and music great. Fun bumpy ride best part


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Amazing views and snorkeling. Great day out.


Fun filled day


Thunder Cat Tour


Fantastic experience with a genuine, amazing crew.


A very professional crew and a wonderfully sunny day for it


Day trip to Whitehaven Beach with Snorkelling!


The Perfect Voyage


Amazing Day at Airlie Beach Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet


Fantastic Day Out


Red Cat Adventures - Awesome team!


A great way to enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays.


Wonderful and memorable experience


Amazing tour, amazing staff, amazing day


Couldn’t rate higher for a fully organised day trip.


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