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Whitehaven Beach – 2 Snorkel Locations – Island Resort

ZigZag Whitsundays


ZigZag Whitsundays Day tour is your number one choice for visiting the Whitsundays. No other trip can match our boat speed, amount of locations visited, friendly tour guides or all inclusive price. We visit the incredible Whitsunday Islands including Whitehaven Beach the holy grail of white sands and clear tropical waters. Two different snorkel locations, and yes, we supply high-quality equipment including wetsuits. Plus we do what no other tour can do, or has time to do; we visit Palm Bay Resort on Long Island, this small boutique tropical resort is the perfect way to end a day with a cold drink and a swim in the pool.

The Whitsunday Islands are one of the last genuinely unspoiled regions on the East Coast where natural attractions are a prelude to complete relaxation. Pristine and beautiful in every way, this region comprises of 74 islands in total and stretches along the coast from Mackay to Bowen. Although extremely remote, you can reach this paradise on ZigZag’s Whitsundays Day Trip and explore everything this coastline has to offer.

ZigZag is a 39ft Naiad with four engines totalling 1200 horsepower. Giving us a cruising speed up to 24knotts. This makes the vessel a fast, yet extremely comfortable ride is allowing guests of all ages and adventure levels to participate.



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Fast Fun Whitsundays Day Trip With ZigZag

Meeting at 8 am and returning at 4 pm we are a true Whitsundays full day tour. Combine that with the fastest boat in the Whitsundays and you get more time on the water, and more locations visited than any other trip here in Airlie Beach.

Whitehaven Beach

The Tour spends around 1.5 – 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach. During this time you enjoy a homestyle buffet lunch and discover the 98% pure silica sand and crystal clear waters.

  • 1.5 -2 hours on the beach
  • Lunch and water provided
  • 98% Silica White Sand
  • Beach Landing with stairs
  • Shade available under trees

Two Snorkel Locations

Discover coral filled bays filled with tropical fish around the Whitsunday Islands. ZigZag will take you to 2 different snorkel locations for around 45minutes at each site.

  • 2 Snorkel Locations
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins included
  • Wetsuit / Stinger Suit Included
  • Fold out stairs for easy water access
  • Flotation devices for non-swimmers

Exclusive Island Resort

Enjoy 45 minutes at Palm Bay Resort situated on Long Island in the Whitsundays.ZigZag is the only tour allowed in this exclusive resort. Enjoy a cocktail or swim in the pool

  • 45 Minute stop approx
  • Bring $ for a cold drink or cocktail
  • Swim in the pool
  • Discover the resort
  • Enjoy afternoon tea

Whitsunday Islands

Comprising of 74 Islands, these group of tropical havens have just been voted the best islands in Australia and South Pacific as part of the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.

  • See multiple islands including
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Hook Island
  • Long Island
  • Hayman + More

Fast Comfortable Boat

ZigZag is the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays! Plus we have just added new extremely comfortable padded bucket seats, making this a quick, comfortable ride without the risk of seasickness.

  • Fastest day tour boats
  • No Seasickness because its to fast 🙂
  • Beach landing fold down stairs
  • Very comfortable seats
  • Free iced water onboard

The Tour Guides

Trained by a Marine Biologist (the owner) our friendly tour guides combine over 20 years experience in the tourism industry, our crew will show you the best the Whitsundays has to offer.

  • Experienced tour guides
  • The friendliest crew in the Whitsundays
  • Fully marine qualified
  • In water activities specialists
  • Trained by a marine biologist
Lunch Plus Snacks

Lunch Plus Snacks


Snorkel Equipment

Snorkel Equipment





Bathroom On The Boat

Bathroom On The Boat



Why Choose Our Day Tour?

  1. The Boat – Four 300 Suzuki engines = 1200 horsepower! comfortable padded bucket seats, smooth ride with no seasickness
  2. Whitehaven Beach –  90 -120 minutes to explore this remote beach on Whitsunday Island.
  3. Two Snorkel Locations– We pick the very best two snorkel locations for the day.
  4. Island Resort – ZigZag is the only tour allowed into the exclusive Palm Bay Resort on Long Island.
  5. Our Crew – Trained by a marine biologist, handpicked crew with over 20 years combined knowledge of the area.
  6. Dynamic Pricing – ZigZag is the only dynamic priced tour in the Whitsundays.Book Early and Save!
  7. Reviews – they speak for themselves, you can find them below, Tripadvisor and google. We have a 4.9 / 5 average rating

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Day Tour Pricing And How It Works


ZigZag’s Whitsundays Day Tour is different from all the other tours in the way of pricing. We base our model on Online Dynamic Pricing (same as airlines). The first six tickets every trip start at $115 then once sold out this price increases to $125 and $145 until we reach our last eight tickets at $175.

There is absolutely no difference between ticket price and which seat you get on the boat. The earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket. Your price will never change after you purchase the ticket. 

We get asked why we are cheaper than our competitors… The simple answer is we are only sold online! Saving us a lot of overheads and allowing us to pass the savings onto you. It also helps to have a marine biologist and a marine mechanic as the owners!

Please Note – There are child age restrictions of 5 years or older on this tour. This is a safety issue, no children under five years will be allowed onboard the boat without calling us by phone and getting consent.

Your ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour Itinerary

Your tour with ZigZag Whitsundays day trip will depart from Abell Point Marina at 8.30am. From the marina, we will head out to the Whitsunday Islands for a snorkel at one of the sheltered bays filled with coral and tropical fish. Next, we will visit Whitehaven beach where you will be served lunch and have plenty of time to explore Australia’s number 1 beach.

Taking off for the next location we will head over to another snorkel location which has a beautiful beach to relax on. On the way home, we will be stopping at a secret island resort for 45-mins where you will get the opportunity for a cold cocktail, beer or orange juice and a look around this amazing tropical resort before we head back to Abell Point Marina for a 5 pm arrival.

Please note while we try our best to keep the same itinerary, factors like tides and wind can mean the crew may have to reverse a few location times.


Whitehaven Beach cruise with a full day boat ride

Whitehaven Beach

Few places in the world are so isolated or infused with as much natural beauty as Whitehaven Beach on the East coast of Australia. Far from the bustling city and toxic fumes, this awe-inspiring stretch of white powdered sands is a paradise where pure tranquility is surrounded by a stunning expanse of turquoise blue water.

Offering unique encounters with wildlife, sublime scenery and surprisingly cool sands on which to thread, every adventure to Whitehaven Beach is simply an unforgettable and long lasting experience.Our ZigZag Whitsundays day tour will give you plenty of time to explore this truly amazing 7km long beach during your Airlie Beach Day Trips.

girl snorkeling over coral reef in the whitsunday islands


ZigZag Whitsundays day tour includes 2 different snorkel locations during your day on the water.

Our qualified crew always pick the best locations that suit the conditions for snorkeling on the day. These locations can include Blue Pearl, Bay Luncheon Bay, Border Island and Chalkies bay. These tropical waters are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and are filled with tropical fish and turtles all year round.

The coral reefs are sheltered by the islands and have a large diverse range of stunning colours and vibrant sea life. We cater for all swimming abilities and have flotation devices if needed.

Palm bay resort front beach and accommodation

Palm Bay Resort

ZigZag is the only day tour to have access to Palm Bay Resort. This small secluded resort is on nestled between the rainforest and beach on Long Island

Our tour visits the resort in the afternoon for around 45 minutes. You will get to swim in the pool or have a cold drink or cocktail at the bar.

For guests staying at Palm Bay, we can pick you up from the front beach of the resort. Bookings for guests staying at the resort must be made through the island reception and not our website.

Whitsundays Day Tour FAQ

  • When does the tour Depart?
    The tour Departs everyday @ 8.30am and returns around 4 pm to 4.30 pm from Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach.
  • Meeting time – Is 8 am sharp at Abell Point Marina North End Roundabout for directions, please see this map to our Whitsundays Day Tour Meeting Point 

  • Do you have a pickup service? No – with our dynamic pricing we pass the savings onto you by not having a pickup service.
  • What should I Bring? You should bring sunscreen, hat, towel, cash or credit card (for drinks at Palm Bay Long Island Bar)
  • Can I buy anything on tour? The only purchases are when we stop in at Palm Bay island resort in the afternoon, and there is an opportunity to buy a few cold drinks.
  • Where Does the Whitsundays Day Trip Go? The Tour itinerary can change due to tides and weather conditions, but we usually visit two separate snorkel locations, stay on Whitehaven Beach for around 90 minutes and visit Palm Bay Long Island Resort in the afternoon
  • Pick Ups From Palm Bay Resort  We do pick up guests from Palm Bay resort for the tour. However, all bookings must be made through Palm Bay Resort on Long Island.  Dynamic pricing does not apply to any pickups and drop-offs from the resort.
  • I’m visiting Airlie Beach for the day on a cruise ship can I do the tour? Unfortunately no. There is no cruise ship terminal here. The thousands of guests on the ship are transported to the mainland in small ferries. This can take up to two hours each way, not leaving enough time to board or return from our tour

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Dynamic Pricing

The only Whitsundays Day Trip with Dynamic Pricing Tickets Start At Only $105 


Fast Boat Ride

1200 Horse Power Means a Fast Comfortable Ride With More Destinations And More Time At Them


Everything Included

Our Tour Is Fully Inclusive Of Lunch Morning Tea Afternoon Tea Snorkel Equipment and Wetsuit.

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About us

ZigZag Whitsundays is a locally owned and operated company. Owners Ben ( Boat Mechanic)and Nicole (Marine Biologist) are dedicated to giving you the best tour in Airlie Beach

Contact us

ZigZag Whitsundays
Abell Point Marina
Shingley Drive
Airlie Beach QLD 4802

0447 378 354