Explore’s Sail & Snorkel Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach With its turquoise water, plentiful marine life and pure silica sand, it’s easy to see why the Whitsundays is considered one of the most picturesque natural regions in the world. On this day trip from Hamilton Island, you’ll experience all the beauty of this renowned region up-close, with a visit to the spectacular Whitehaven and Chalkies beaches. What you’ll love about Explore’s Sail & Snorkel experience: Cruise in style. After leaving Hamilton Island in the morning aboard this purpose-built sailing catamaran, you will spend your day cruising around the Whitsundays, visiting some of the world’s most iconic destinations. Discover Whitehaven Beach. Wander the white sands and take a dip at Whitehaven Beach - voted the ‘number one beach in Australia’ by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards. Enjoy a buffet lunch. Enjoy morning/afternoon tea & lunch. Build your own wraps and rolls with a selection of cold meats, fresh prawns and sliced salads is served as you cruise between Whitehaven Beach and Hazelwood Island to your snorkelling destination. Snorkel Chalkies Beach. Upon arrival, you'll be fitted out with snorkelling equipment and spend an hour or so discovering the underwater home of an array of exotic and diverse marine life - including turtles. Quality equipment. High quality snorkelling gear is supplied, along with wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets. If required, your tour guide can also provide personalised snorkelling assistance. Booking Request Details at a glance Opening hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 8:30am to 3:30pm Pricing Adult: $185.00 Minor (5-17years): $110.00 Please note the minimum age for this tour is 5 years. Bottled water, soft drins, alcohol and snacks are available to purchase on board. Inclusions Delicious buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Snorkel equipment and instruction included. 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, buffet lunch and afternoon tea are served when cruising. 3.30pm - return to Hamilton Island Marina. What to bring Hat Towel Sunscreen Camera Swimmers Cash or 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 and Reef View Hotel. 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. Reefworld Great Barrier Reef Reefworld Great Barrier Reef Discover all the colour, diversity and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef with this family-friendly day trip from Hamilton Island. Read more See all Great Barrier Reef 13 Oct Good will crabbing Reef Magazine Whitehaven Beach by Helicopter $3,332 Discover the magic and splendour of world-famous Whitehaven Beach from above - with a luxurious helicopter tour, four nights' accommodation in your choice of accommodation, and more.