The Whitsunday Islands are one of the most popular places that visitors from all over the world choose as their vacation destination, for a number of reasons.
Not only does the Whitsunday Islands offer the ideal weather conditions almost all year round, making it perfect to just laze on the beach or swim in the crystal blue waters any time of the year, but it is also one of the best places to stay on holiday if you are planning a trip to the Great Barrier Reef.
Hamilton Island is the most popular choice for tourists out of the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, as it not only has great value accommodation for any Island in the world, but it also offers a great base for going all the popular tours and cruises that the Whitsunday Islands have to offer while on holiday.
While there are so many great tours and cruises available in the Whitsundays, here are a few that are a must do when visiting Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays:
Hamilton Island Jet Ski Tour
While most visitors come to Hamilton Island to relax and escape the fast pace, if you love the adrenalin you need to see Hamilton Island in a different way, and the best way is by Jet Ski. race around Hamilton Island with your Jet Ski Instructor and see another side of Hamilton Island, literally. Make your Whitsunday Island holiday one to remember and make this first on your list!
Reefworld Helicopter Tour
Experience the Great Barrier Reef in a way that most people just dream about, with this great fly and cruise tour to Reefworld. Reefworld is a pontoon anchored in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef where you can swim and feed the tropical marine life and explore the amazing colourful coral up close.
Sail and Sunset Whitsunday Cruise
It doesn’t get more relaxing and romantic than a Sunset sailing cruise in the Whitsundays. Feel the fresh tropical ocean breeze on your face while you enjoys a drink with your partner or family and erase the bustle of your daily life from your mind while you soak in the ever-changing beautiful scenery that the Whitsunday Islands have to offer.
Sea Kayak Sunset Paddle
Hamilton Island offers a lot of great watersports while visiting the Whitsundays, so why not grab a sea kayak and paddle out and watch the amazing sunsets that only the Whitsunday Islands can provide.
It’s truly spectacular.
Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise
Whitehaven is seriously one of the most picturesque places in the world, and a must-see place to visit if you are planning a Whitsunday Island holiday.
If you’re staying on Hamilton Island, you can easily arrange cruise to Whitehaven Beach in one of the air conditioned boats to visit one of the top 10 beaches in the world, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll on the white sandy beaches, play a game of beach cricket or just gaze out into the blue waters of the Whitsundays!
Adrenalin Rush Sailing
The name says it all, but if you love the rush and sailing, than this is one tour you need to do while visiting the Whitsundays.
Enjoy the speed of this 36ft catamaran while exploring the waters around Hamilton Island. You’ll love it!
Great Barrier Reef Cruise
No visit the Whitsundays is complete without a Great Barrier Reef Tour, and the best one is a visit to Reefworld. Cruise out on one of the chartered boats and enjoy the snorkelling trails or take a guided snorkelling tour and explore the Great Barrier Reef up close.
If you’re not too keen about getting wet than the semi-submersible sub lets you see the Great Barrier Reef marine life up close through the underwater observatory.
Reef Ryder Tour
For those that are looking something a little faster pace, check out the Reef Ryder Tour and enjoy a half day tour or full day tour of Whitehaven Beach followed by snorkelling at Chalkies Beach where you can amongst the coral and marine life including the local turtles. The tour includes all your snorkelling gear, so if you want to get out on the Reef this is the way to do it.
Whitsunday Fishing Charter
If you love your fishing, Hamilton Island offers a number of great fishing charters, with the boats fully equipped with the best high-quality fishing gear, ready for you to land the catch of the day in the Whitsunday waters. You can even bring home your catch to Hamilton Island where one of the restaurants will cook it up for you!
Sail and Snorkel the Whitsundays
Enjoy a day out sailing the Whitsunday Islands on the Edge, a large sailing catamaran specially designed for day sailing tours in the Whitsunday Islands.
Spend a great day aboard this magnificent vessel and cruise around the Whitsunday Islands, including a stop in at Whitehaven Beach, followed by a snorkel at the local fringing reefs.
There really is so much to discover and explore at the Whitsundays, so when you are booking your Whitsunday Apartments holiday accommodation make sure you check out the great tours and cruises available in the Whitsundays to create that perfect holiday you’ll remember for ever.
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