The Whitsunday Islands are the perfect place to introduce your children to boating life on the ocean. What better way to bring your family together than to spend a few days sailing and exploring the islands? The Whitsundays offers a plethora of wonderful cruising options to suit your family getaway, so it's best to do your research prior to booking anything.
We have broken down the four prime ways to get your family onto the water in the Whitsundays to help you decide which tour is right for you!
With its dazzling pure white sand and sparkling turquoise water, Whitehaven Beach is an iconic year-round destination you don’t want to miss. Located on Whitsunday Island in the heart of the Whitsundays, this world-famous beach is the perfect place to spend the day soaking up the sunshine with the family. Relax, play and swim in the warm sheltered water, take a short walk to the spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout or seek out hidden Betty’s Beach, there are endless ways to spend your time on Whitehaven Beach and your visit is sure to be the highlight of your Whitsundays trip.
There are many Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, however, not all boats are suitable for children so we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites.
Here are the best fun and value-for-money Whitehaven Beach tours for families:
The Whitsundays are an amazing place to come and explore alongside your family. With many family-friendly boats available to you, it's the perfect setting for your next family getaway. As a family, you can explore Whitehaven Beach, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and enjoy the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.
School holidays are fast approaching for the winter months. Holidays change depending on which state or territory you live in, but everyone has a break at some point in the winter months, meaning it's a perfect place to explore Australia and the Whitsundays! It just so happens that the winter is one of the best seasons to visit this beautiful part of the country and coincides with whale season - one of our favourite times of the year. For a complete list of school holidays in Australia visit here.
Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays are a great location for a family holiday with children of all ages. Sun, sand and swimming are top of the agenda along with snorkelling, visits to the Great Barrier Reef and island adventures.
The Whitsundays are an ideal place to vacation with your family and see all the amazing sights that this amazing part of Australia has to offer. With Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, Airlie Beach, the islands and the reefs, there is so much to see and do, especially with kids in tow!
The Whitsundays are found within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and are a few hours' boat ride from the Outer Reef. You can enjoy a fun family day to the Outer Reef and take advantage of plenty of fun activities on a pontoon located on Hardy Reef! From here you can snorkel from the edge of the pontoon, check out the underwater viewing chamber, go on a semi submersible boat, or relax in the shade back on deck! It's a great place for the whole family and gives you the freedom to enjoy several activities from a stationary platform.
For families around the world, the Whitsundays is the ultimate vacation paradise; filled with tropical beaches, child-friendly accommodation places and great trip and tours on the mainland and on the islands.
Whether you’re travelling from within Australia or from overseas, the Whitsundays is a must-do for family holidays. The natural beauty of the region, the perfect climate year-round, and abundant activities and tours that cater to parents and children make this the perfect vacation destination for families of all ages. What better way to visit such iconic destinations such as Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef than by your own private overnight charter? We’ve got everything you need to know to plan the perfect family trip to the Whitsundays!