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North End Abell Point Marina
Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach

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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 of 24knotts and a top speed of 48knotts. This makes the vessel a fast, yet extremely comfortable ride is allowing guests of all ages and adventure levels to participate.

Fast Fun Whitsundays Day Trip With ZigZag

Whitehaven Beach
2 Snorkel Locations
Palm Bay Island Resort
From $115
Whitsunday Islands

Why Choose Our Day Tour?

  1. The Boat – ZigZag has four 300 Suzuki engines totalling 1200 horsepower making it the Whitsundays fastest boat! and with comfortable padded bucket seats, you will have a quick, smooth ride with no seasickness
  2. Whitehaven Beach –  You get 90 -120 minutes to explore this remote beach on Whitsunday Island. Our permit allows us to pull up to the beach and take off from the beach. No walking for kilometres through the bush to get there!
  3. Two Snorkel Locations- We pick the very best snorkel locations for the day. Our experienced crew read all weather and water conditions to find clam clear waters with plenty of coral and tropical fish below
  4. Island Resort – ZigZag is the only tour allowed into the exclusive Palm Bay Resort on Long Island. Here you can purchase a cold drink or cocktail and swim in the resort pool
  5. Our Crew – Trained by a marine biologist, the crew have over 20 years combined knowledge of the area. Our team are hand-picked on their people skills, and this shows in all our online reviews
  6. Dynamic Pricing – ZigZag is the only dynamic priced tour in the Whitsundays. We sell our tickets like airlines, the price starts at $115 and as the tickets sell out the price increases to $125 $145 and $175 for the final tickets. Book Early and Save!
  7. Reviews – Read our reviews, they speak for themselves, you can find them below, Tripadvisor and google. We have a 4.9 / 5 average rating for our tour. We encourage you to read them.

Video Introduction To Our Tour

Day Tour Pricing And How It Works


ZigZag’s Whitsundays Day Tour is different from the rest in the way of pricing. We base our model on Dynamic Pricing. This means we set flexible prices on our product based on current market demands. When setting our Dynamic Pricing we take into consideration, day of the week, weather forecast of the day, the number of days before the tour, how many seats are filled, high and low season, school holidays.

Pricing Example –  Once $115 tickets sell out the price moves to $125, then $145 and finally $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. 

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

Once the allocated number of tickets are sold the next price is available until the boat has reached its maximum occupancy. With all these factors taken into consideration ZigZag reserves the right to change seat pricing allocations to meet the demands or non-demand of our product.

Our Reviews

  • Robert T Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing Zig Zag fun day out at reef and islands Excellent day out snorkeling the reef, lunch on white haven beach, drinks at long island beach bar and sited whales,... read more

    Robert T 10/09/18
    martyandbobbie Avatar

    5 star rating 1day 2 snorkelling spots white haven beach with lunch! Wow what a great day out! If you like fast boats good tunes and a good day this is the... read more

    martyandbobbie 09/09/18
    wiltonsinoz Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing whitsundays What an amazing day from start to finish, the staff were great , food fantastic, snorkeling amazing, the wildlife was... read more

    wiltonsinoz 08/09/18
    Chloe Gibson Avatar

    My boyfriend and I had a snorkel tour today with Zig Zag. Had little expectations because we'd heard that Whitsundays... read more

    Chloe Gibson 06/09/18
  • Elena Digonzelli Avatar

    Amazing tour!! I highly recommend it to everyone! Very nice boat, the crew was really nice and good lunch too!... read more

    Elena Digonzelli 10/08/18
    Becca Avatar

    Fantastic time on the Whitehaven beach island tour and snorkelling. The food, the service by the Captain and staff... read more

    Becca 26/07/18
    Janet Martin Avatar

    Friendly staff who were very attentive. One of my boys and I were not sure about the boat ride, it... read more

    Janet Martin 19/07/18
    Sarah Burnham Avatar

    This trip was non-stop fun. The highlight of my week in Airlie. We saw whales and a sea snake, heaps... read more

    Sarah Burnham 17/07/18
  • Tossal82 Avatar

    5 star rating Corey The day out yesterday with ZigZag was unforgetable, as already mentioned by others we had our doubts but have already... read more

    Tossal82 17/07/18
    Cooroora Avatar

    5 star rating 10 our of 10 Almost didn’t book this tour as I was a little worried none of the travel agents advertised for them. We... read more

    Cooroora 16/07/18
    John Donovan Avatar

    Very knowledgeable crew and great fun. Brilliant day had - dolphins, turtles, mantas, whales and lots of other fish and... read more

    John Donovan 15/07/18
    georgiman Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent tour of the Whitsundays We had a brilliant day with the fabulous team from ZigZag. I liked the staggered pricing where we got a... read more

    georgiman 11/07/18
  • Jade Leigh Avatar

    Incredible time out on the water and saw many places throughout the day. We also saw Dolphins, Reef Fish and... read more

    Jade Leigh 05/07/18
    Joy B Avatar

    5 star rating Pristine beaches and fantastic smiles!! Booking through their own website was quick and easy. We saved some dollars by booking through their site directly. The... read more

    Joy B 02/07/18
    Kathleen C Avatar

    5 star rating Awesome day out with zigzag My husband and 2 teenagers had an amazing day out with zigzags to white haven beach, would definitely recommend this company.

    Kathleen C 29/06/18
    Patricia V Avatar

    5 star rating Thanks ! We had a great day with zigzag. Everyrhing was prefectly organised perfectly. Snorkeling was Great. Good food. Thanks to Ben

    Patricia V 20/06/18
  • Jay T Avatar

    5 star rating Amazing Snorkeling Experience On the 12/6/18 we went on the zigzag tour. The entire experience was amazing. Plenty of time at the two... read more

    Jay T 20/06/18
    cjm151 Avatar

    5 star rating Wonderful trip. Great value! These guys are awesome. They put every bit of effort in providing a super cool experience for everyone on the... read more

    cjm151 19/06/18
    Ben D Avatar

    5 star rating Action packed Whit-FUN-day! Zigzag are one of the youngest and smallest tour operators in the region but you wouldn't know it. We took... read more

    Ben D 19/06/18
    Leonardo Ballerini Avatar

    Awesome day out !! ZigZag took us on a very nice toor around Whitsundays islands. Stoped at a few key... read more

    Leonardo Ballerini 17/06/18
  • Jo Barr Avatar

    What a great day you put on for us - so many highlights, I haven’t laughed or said ‘wow’ that... read more

    Jo Barr 16/06/18
    Cherry Collard Avatar

    Great crew (Kate, will and a guy with long hair driving the boat!), lovely energy, fun, relaxing, beautiful snorkelling and... read more

    Cherry Collard 16/06/18
    cfwin Avatar

    5 star rating Great value, great service! Our original tour cancelled last minute so we made a very last minute call to ZigZag. Their service was exceptional... read more

    cfwin 04/06/18
    VICKI J Avatar

    5 star rating Excellent value for money! What a great winters day in The Whitsundays! This company is not marketed by agents in the street at Airlie... read more

    VICKI J 02/06/18
  • Marilo T Avatar

    5 star rating Laughed and smiled all day We booked this as it's very budget friendly and got us exactly what we wanted - Whitehaven and snorkeling. The... read more

    Marilo T 30/05/18
    radpuk Avatar

    5 star rating Top Tour We we're going to do a sailing trip but went for this as we were short for time and this... read more

    radpuk 02/05/18
    kevinflorian Avatar

    5 star rating Great value, fun crew Found ZigZag searching for tours in the Whitsundays, and I was not disappointed. Small, independent company, and it shows in... read more

    kevinflorian 01/05/18

    A Family group of 6 adults from 11hr away. We all found the whole experience fabulous. Several small things made... read more

    DEBB BALSHAW 27/04/18
  • Lena Forget Avatar

    Wonderful experience with Will, Ellen and the very experienced skipper who steered the vessel through the waves at an amazing... read more

    Lena Forget 12/04/18
    Krystle M Avatar

    5 star rating Great day even with rain! We had a great day out with the zigzag team! This tour gives you more time in snorkeling locations and... read more

    Krystle M 28/03/18
    Wayne H Avatar

    5 star rating Great day Wow what a great day.Great boat with a skipper that knew what he was doing. Crew was excellent. Food was... read more

    Wayne H 25/03/18
    mawibi Avatar

    5 star rating Exellent tour! Exellent tour with plenty of speed action, great snorkelling and pretty sights. The lunch was nice, too - heard it... read more

    mawibi 25/03/18
  • Kate V Avatar

    5 star rating We had the best day! Can highly recommend Zigzag if you're wanting an awesome day snorkelling. Our hosts James, Ellen and skipper Johno were super... read more

    Kate V 17/03/18
    Robert o Avatar

    Staff is super fun but good organized as well. Skipper is making his best to get the best out of... read more

    Robert o 13/03/18
    Jaymee_444 Avatar

    5 star rating Fun filled day! Spent the day with ZigZag today! Such a fun filled awesome day! Enjoyed all our stops and hanging with the... read more

    Jaymee_444 04/03/18
    Santiago Clausse Avatar

    By far the best tour in Australia. Environmentally friendly and sustainably owned.New boat and really good equipment.Absolutely recommend it to... read more

    Santiago Clausse 03/03/18
  • Diana Cuartas Avatar

    Totally recommend!! Awesome experience and good prices too. Staff was friendly, funny and know their stuff. Will... read more

    Diana Cuartas 12/02/18
    Gareth Bell Avatar

    Awesome day out with these guys!Will was the life of the party and kept everyone upbeat while we traveled to... read more

    Gareth Bell 24/01/18
    Carla D'Angelo Avatar

    Great day on the water! The crew were fun and engaging. The boat was super fast, made the experience so... read more

    Carla D'Angelo 13/01/18
    AD Westy Avatar

    Awesome day out. Saw lots and wasn't rushed. Crew were a quality pair and the skipper drove the boat like... read more

    AD Westy 12/01/18
  • Jocya W Avatar

    The crew was awesome!! I had such a good time, with good music on board and a lot of fun.... read more

    Jocya W 12/01/18
    Mark Leverkus Avatar

    So, I don’t normally do reviews, but...Our group of 6 friends had an amazing time with Will and the crew,... read more

    Mark Leverkus 08/01/18
    Eliot Westlake Avatar

    Really awesome day, can't recommend it enough! Fun and knowledgeable staff, the boat is quick and a blast to get... read more

    Eliot Westlake 29/12/17
    Karen Billington Avatar

    Excellent value for money, staff were super friendly and the best snorkeling stop off's. Just the right amount of time... read more

    Karen Billington 29/12/17
  • Victoria Grace Avatar

    Professional, slick, world class crew in Joc, Kaley and Will - amazing snorkelling, gorgeous Whitehaven beach, turtles, swimming in crystal... read more

    Victoria Grace 26/12/17
    Lauren Jade Atkinson Avatar

    This is the second time we have visited the Whitsundays in three months and this was by far our favourite... read more

    Lauren Jade Atkinson 23/12/17


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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.

Our Full Day Tour Includes

Bathroom On The Boat

Bathroom On The Boat

Snorkel Equipment

Snorkel Equipment



Lunch Plus Snacks

Lunch Plus Snacks


Whitsundays Day Tour FAQ

  • When does the tour Depart?
    The tour Departs every  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 8.30am and returns around 4 pm to 4.30 pm from Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach. We run Everyday in school holidays
  • 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
child standing on Whitehaven Beach in a zigzag wet suit
3 friends swimming on a whitehaven beach tour with zigzag

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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