Airlie Beach Day Trips With ZigZag Whitsundays

Airlie Beach Day Trips are the perfect way to spend a tropical hot day in the Whitsundays. By far the most popular way to do this is by jumping on a boat and setting out to discover the remote Whitsunday Islands. While there are many tours to choose from, ZigZag Whitsundays stands out from the rest. Let us tell you why you should travel on our day tour.

The Boat – newly installed comfortable safety seats were installed in 2020 making the ride extremely comfortable. There is also a bathroom on the boat for your convenience.

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ZigZag Whitsundays Day Tour Departing Airlie Beach

From $179 Per Adult

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Pick Up And Return From $229 Adult

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The Tour Boat

This is no ordinary boat, powered by FOUR 300hp Suzuki Engines the boat is fast and yet extremely comfortable with highback padded seats. Seasickness is virtually eliminated as the boat rides on top of any waves,  no rocking side to side whatsoever, making this Whitsundays day trip perfect for any guest worried about feeling sick on the ocean. ZigZag Whitsundays has a shallow draft and stairs folding down from the front this is the perfect boat for beach landings.

Guests departing off zigzag on whitehaven beach

Itinerary For The Day

** Note – this is a general itinerary there are a lot of factors that can change this including tides and wind. ZigZag Departs Coral Sea Marina|Resort in Airlie Beach. Our meeting time is 8 am sharp. Departing from Coral Sea Marina we head to the snorkel locations for the morning. Then off to Whitehaven Beach for lunch and a guided walk to the south Whitehaven lookout. Returning back to Coral sea marina at 4 pm

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Whitehaven Beach

Visiting time on Airlie Beach Day Trips for Whitehaven Beach is around 2 hours to discover the new south lookout and the beach in the Whitsundays Islands. This Beach is continually voted Australia’s number 1 beach in the TripAdvisor awards. The beach is 7 km long and holds some of the purest silica sand in the world totalling around 98.7%. ZigZag will make sure you get away from the daily crowds and have plenty of time to explore with family and friends. When the boat first pulls up to Whitehaven, you will be served a cold buffet lunch.

Guests on the platform at the south whitehaven lookout

South Whitehaven Lookout

The new South Whitehaven Lookout opened in 2019.
In one direction you will see a spectacular view down the entire 7 km of Whitehaven Beach, and in the other direction, you will see the open ocean and islands leading back to the mainland.
The walk is around 45 mins return (including time at the top) and is beginner grade and you will need a level of low-medium fitness.
In my personal opinion, the South Lookout delivers more wow factor every day of the week while the Northern lookout highly depends on tides and is overcrowded

Coral shoal snorkelling in the whitsunday isalnds

Snorkelling In The Whitsundays

Whether you have snorkelled before or this is your first time, the Whitsunday Islands are perfect for beginners and advanced alike. With the coral bays sheltered from wind and tide and most coral starting only meters from the beach, this is the ideal location for the whole family to see turtles and visit Nemo in a natural environment. On our Whitsundays Day Trip all the snorkelling equipment, including wet suits are provided along with flotation devices if needed. The qualified crew will watch over everyone on rescue boards so you can feel safe and enjoy the best coral and tropical fish the Whitsunday region has to offer.

Other Airlie Beach Day Trips You Should Book


The town itself is a great little town, but you will feel the need to get out and discover what tropical North Queensland has to offer when staying here for a few days. With not much action on the way of land tours, it seems natural to take to the warm ocean water and enjoy a day in the sun.
Other tours include

  1. Whitsundays Scenic Flight 
  2. Day Tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  3. A day discovering Crocodiles on the Proserpine River
  4. Take a ferry to Hamilton Island
  5. Fishing tours for half or full-day
  6. Adrenaline Island Jetski adventure
  7. Jetboat rides

Plus so much more
As there are so many Airlie Beach Day Trips, make sure you get the right tour for you by researching online and always check out the reviews. We hope to see you up this way soon

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In Summary, Airlie Beach Day Trips should be on everyone’s list visiting the region. Here at ZigZag, we see a boatload of happy guests when we reach the beach every day, but the only way to see for yourself is to book one of these tours.

Tip. If your looking for the best coffee in Airlie Beach before you go on the tour check out Le Shack in the middle of town

As always if you have any questions about ZigZag Whitsundays Tour , you can head over to our FAQ page or contact us on 07 4813 9007 or

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Nath J

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Nath J has lived and worked in the Whitsundays since 2001. Over these 20 years, he has spent 18 of them in the tourism industry. 

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Everything Included

Our Tour Is Fully Inclusive Of  Lunch Snacks Snorkel Equipment and Wetsuit.