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Island Safari

5.0 (5 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00am - Daily
Returns: 2:00pm - Daily

Departure Point: Shute Harbour

Experience the magic of the Whitsundays on board the all-inclusive Island Safari tour!

  • Get your adrenaline fix on board the speedy yet comfortable vessel
  • Visit the picturesque Whitehaven Beach and hike up to Hill Inlet lookout
  • Snorkel on the fringing reefs in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • The perfect day out in the Whitsundays, ideal for solo travellers, couples or families!

Island Safari will see you visiting the Whitsundays most iconic locations. Snorkel 'til your heart's content in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Dive into the deep blue and explore the fringing reefs. Come face-to-face with green sea turtles, vibrant parrot fish, manta rays, reef sharks, colourful clams and more! Step foot on Whitehaven Beach's silica sands and swim in its crystal clear waters. Hike up to Hill Inlet lookout and admire the swirling sands and picture perfect views of Whitehaven from above. A day with Island Safari is a day to remember!


  • Ride on a 17-metre, 1200 horsepower rigid inflatable vessel
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef's fringing reefs
  • Cruise through some of the 74 Whitsunday Islands 
  • Visit secluded bays and unique snorkel sites 
  • Relax on the world famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Enjoy a short bush walk to Hill Inlet lookout
  • Fun and exciting fast boat
  • Lunch and refreshments are included
  • Onboard bar
  • Look out for whales (during Whale Season)

Important Information:

  • The minimum age for this tour is 5 years. 

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What To Bring

  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Comfortable footwear for the short hike to Hill Inlet
  • Water bottle
  • Cash for on board purchases

What's Included

  • Guided hike to Hill Inlet lookout
  • Lunch
  • Fruit and snacks
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stinger suits

What's Extra

  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Soft drinks
  • Snacks

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

You must reconfirm all booked tou...

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What To Bring

  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Comfortable footwear for the short hike to Hill Inlet
  • Water bottle
  • Cash for on board purchases

What's Included

  • Guided hike to Hill Inlet lookout
  • Lunch
  • Fruit and snacks
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stinger suits

What's Extra

  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Soft drinks
  • Snacks

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

This experience offers free cancellation up to 48 hrs prior to departure. No-shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Cancellations may forfeit a percentage of the ticket price.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age?

Yes, the minimum age is 5 years.

Can I bring alcohol on board?

You can't bring your own alcohol as the vessel is licensed and has an onboard bar. 

Is snorkelling gear provided?

Yes, all your snorkelling gear including stinger suits will be provided for you.

Does this tour offer diving?

Island Safari only offers snorkelling. If you were after diving, you can check out of diving day tours

Where does Island Safari depart from?

Port of Airlie marina. 

What do I do if there is a stand down?

You can refer to our stand down guide for information on what to do in that situation. 

Does this tour offer courtesy transfers?

Courtesy transfers are not available for this tour. All guests must please make their own way to Port Of Airlie. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure. Pleae meet next to the Billabong store.  


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Tyler Burnes, 10 Oct 23
It was great, Conditions were not perfect for our tour but the team did the best they could with what they had, ensuring we got the most out of our trip. Tides and visibility were not in our favour but we still had a great time seeing the sights of the great barrier reef and Whitehaven Beach
Giulia Irene, 05 Oct 23
I joined to the Island Safari Tour and we had a really good time thanks the wonderful experiences we did (snorkeling, beaches, bush walk). the staff was very kind and funny, they were able to describe with passion the awesome characteristics that make the Whitsundays such a beautiful place.
Anja Kaufmann , 01 Oct 23
It was amazing! The Crew was absolutly lovely and kind. We Explored many beautiful places along the coast, had an really Good snorkeling time and After all that we had the Best relax on the most beautiful beach. A Perfect Day :)
Melanie Nouchy, 01 Oct 23
Loved the crew! Captain Jai top bloke! Jordan Ali and ?? (Sorry), we’re all fantastic! We had poorish weather so the boat ride was super fun and music great. Would only ask for Matso’s Ginger Beer on board, and some SUP boards to play with. Snorkelling visibility was poor but that’s thweather
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