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See the best beach in Australia Sail and Snorkel Whitehaven and Chalkies

Stroll the white sands of Whitehaven Beach, voted ‘#1 Best of the Best Beaches in the World’ - Tripadvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021.

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Opening hours

Tour Duration 8:30am to 3.45pm
Bottled water, soft drinks, alcohol and snacks are available to purchase on board.

Adult $210.00 per person
Minor (5-14yrs) $105.00
Family 2 Adults & 2 Minor $525.00

Please note the minimum age for this tour is 5 years.
Delicious picnic lunch, morning and afternoon tea included. 
Visit two separate destinations - Whitehaven Beach and a second location for snorkelling, Chalkies Beach on nearby Haslewood Island
Quality snorkeling equipment, wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required)
Personalised snorkeling instructions for the not too confident
Licensed bar onboard for with additional snacks and drinks available to purchase
Sights and highlights
Spend the day cruising and enjoying the incredible views from the deck of our 20 metre catamaran with shaded deck and lounge seating.

Spend time relaxing on, and exploring, Whitehaven Beach, and snorkelling around Chalkies Beach.

All snorkelling equipment is provided - including a wetsuit, stinger suit and flotation jacket if required.

Our friendly and experienced team can also provide personalised snorkelling instructions if required.
Sample itinerary
8.30am - depart Hamilton Island Marina
Visit Whitehaven Beach - spend time exploring the beach at your own pace.
Snorkel in the waters surrounding Chalkies Beach.
Daily itinerary depends on tides and weather.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are served when cruising.
4.00pm - return to Hamilton Island Marina.
What to bring
Credit card for drinks.
Flat-soled shoes or thongs (no high-heels).
A light jacket or warm clothes for after swimming or if the weather becomes cool.
Booking information
Bookings are essential. Please complete online booking request, call the Tour Desk on 07 4946 8305 or visit the Tour Desk located in the Resort Centre.
How to get there
Explore's On The Edge vessel is located in the Marina Village at A3 Arm, opposite the Ice Cream Parlour.
Terms and Conditions
All tours are subject to minimum numbers and to weather conditions and so may be cancelled at the discretion of the operator.
Explore reserve the right to alter the destination pending the weather for your safety and comfort. Times may also need to be changed due to tidal changes.
Explore will offer alternative days or refunds in the event of cancellations.
Explore reserve the right to use other vessels should On The Edge be unavailable for any reason.
Cancellation policy
If your booking is cancelled within 24 to 48 hours notice, 50% of the ticket price will be forfeited.
If your booking is a no show or cancelled less than 24 hours notice, 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited.
The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time.