So you’ve booked your Drop Bear Adventures tour – nice one! Now it’s time to get you some cheeky discount off of a Whitsunday’s tour to make your East Coast adventure even more epic!
We work alongside some brilliant, owner-operated boats which, just like us, are passionate about the environment and provide personal tours. Check out the list of boats below and if one tickles ya fancy then pop us an email or give us a ring and we can book that in for you 🙂
Got questions? The team at Drop Bear HQ are always on the end of the phone if you want more details about a particular Whitsundays tour!
WHITSUNDAY SAILING TRIPS
2 DAY 1 NIGHT – EVERY SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY @ 830am.
FROM $315 PER PERSON
The perfect boat for those wanting a relaxing but fun trip around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands whilst still having the chance to enjoy plenty of activities. You’ll be snorkelling, star gazing and sea kayaking and if that’s not enough they’ll also be taking you on Bush Walks with experienced guides to Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach. Fancy sitting back and just relaxing? Then that’s no problem either – enjoy the spacious deck with plenty of seating and space to enjoy the views of the Whitsundays. A feature of this cruise is a high level of reef, rainforest and wildlife eco interpretation by formally trained crew.
*24 PAX *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *ECO-CERTIFIED *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED
2 DAY 1 NIGHT – EVERY MONDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY @ 830am.
FROM $415 PER PERSON
Experience the Whitsunday Islands aboard this epic 70 year old Ketch and take in the breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Islands. The air-conditioned vessel is the perfect choice for those wanting a relaxed tour. With a freshwater jacuzzi onboard, snorkelling equipment and a guided turtle/stingray kayak tour, this eco-friendly experience will take you on an a journey to hidden inlets and fringing reefs.
*19 PAX *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *ECO-CERTIFIED *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE
1 DAY – EVERYDAY @ 9am.
FROM $189 PER PERSON
Looking for an adventurous ride around the Whitsunday Islands all in just one day? Thundercat is the multi-award winning tour that visits the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet as well as taking you to two snorkelilng locations that fringe the Great Barrier Reef.
Being one of the fastest catamaran’s in the Whitsundays, the speed and stability will ensure a comfortable ride around the islands, even for those prone to sea-sickness!
*32 PAX *BYO *LUNCH & AFTERNOON SNACKS *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *FREE TRANSFERS FROM AIRLIE BEACH
RIDE TO PARADISE
1 DAY 1 NIGHT – EVERY FRIDAY @ 1PM.
FROM $299 PER PERSON
This 1 Day 1 Night tour is perfect for those short on time but still wanting an overnight experience to the Whitsunday Islands. Get to stay at the beautiful Paradise Cove Resort situated off the Whitsunday Islands and enjoy the beautiful nature and tranquility of oceanfront tropical gardens, white sand and towering palm trees.
You’ll get to visit Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet as well as snorkelling opportunities and plenty of time to sunbath and swim.
*32 PAX *BYO *KAYAKING *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *MEALS, SNACKS & LINEN PROVIDED *SWIMMING POOL & TENNIS COURTS
RIDE TO PARADISE
2 DAY 2 NIGHTS – EVERY MONDAY & FRIDAY @ 8am.
FROM $599 PER PERSON
This is the ultimate 2 day 2 night package with accommodation at the award-winning Paradise Cove Resort situated off the Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy an epic trip which includes snorkelling, visits to Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Lookout, fresh meals and friendly staff. Enjoy the resort’s activities; paddle boards, kayaks, pool tables, table tennis and also an indoor and outdoor pool…all included in the ticket price!
Fancy seeing the islands from the sky? Jump onboard the ‘Fly to Paradise’ for a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands – not included in price.
*32 PAX *BYO *2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *SNORKELLING GEAR *KAYAKS & PADDLE BOARDS *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *DAY TRIPS TO WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS FROM PARADISE COVE RESORT
2 DAY 2 NIGHTS – EVERY DAY @ 1PM EXCEPT WEDNESDAYS.
FROM $429 PER PERSON
Travel the Whitsunday Islands in style on a large catamaran vessel that’ll take you to all the hotspots including Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. This trip is for those wanting a fun and social trip whilst still enjoying the beautiful views, going on bush walks and the chance to snorkel some of the best locations the Whitsunday Islands have to offer. With air-conditioning, freshly prepared meals and lots of deck space for snoozing in the sun, this trip is certainly a firm favourite.
*31 PAX *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *ECO-CERTIFIED *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE
3 DAY 2 NIGHTS – EVERY MONDAY & FRIDAY @ 8am.
FROM $749 PER PERSON
Kiana is the only vessel in the region that caters for small numbers to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Aboard this impressive 16.4m ketch you have the opportunity to scuba dive with a fully qualified instructor. Even better, the first dive is for free! Whether you’re a beginner or certified, this eco-accredited trip offers the chance to see the Whitsunday Islands in a different way. Enjoy the air-conditioned vessel whilst having a drink from the licensed bar onboard as you take in the beautiful views surrounding you.
*14 PAX *LICENSED BAR *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *DIVING & SNORKELLING GEAR *ECO-CERTIFIED *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE *FIRST DIVE FREE!
2 DAY 2 NIGHTS – EVERY SATURDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 830am.
FROM $395 PER PERSON
With a renowned reputation for comfort and value, the Waltzing Matilda is the boat to choose for a relaxing cruise around the Islands. With only 14 guests onboard it’s the perfect pick to escape the crowds. Enjoy bush walks and visits to Whitehaven Beach as well as snorkelling some of the best reefs with experienced and knowledgable crew members.
Wanting a relaxing experience? This is the tour for you!
*14 PAX *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *ECO-CERTIFIED *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *SUP BOARDS *PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE
1 DAY – EVERYDAY @ 8am.
FROM $195 PER PERSON
This multi-award winning tall sailing ship will take you on a 1 day journey to two premier reef destinations where you can snorkel and learn from their onboard eco-accredited guides and marine biologists. It is the perfect day trip for all ages and even has an onboard licensed bar to enjoy on your sail home. Not only will you learn about the Whitsundays, you will also be provided with information on the history of this impressive, legendary ship, learn sailing skills along with the marine life you are likely to encounter.
*39 PAX *BYO *INCLUSIVE MORNING TEA, LUNCH & SNACKS *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *ECO-CERTIFIED *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *FREE BUS TRANSFER FROM AIRLIE BEACH
2 DAY 2 NIGHTS – EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 230PM.
FROM $499 PER PERSON
A social sailing experience which is perfect for the young, fun and adventurous backpacker. Get to explore Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and snorkel at pristine locations on the fringing Great Barrier Reef onboard the Tongarra catamaran. Enjoy fresh, yummy meals, have the chance to go out on their very own banana boat, option to sleep under the stars as well as plenty of space to sunbathe as you are taken around the incredible islands by their friendly and knowledgable staff.
Known for their outstanding reputation, Tongarra is great value for money and a great choice for those wanting an adventurous and fun experience.
*24 PAX *SUITABLE FOR AGES 18-35 ONLY *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *SNORKELLING GEAR *LEARN TO SAIL *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED
2 DAY 1 NIGHT – EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 830am.
FROM $389 PER PERSON
A fun & sociable tour suitable for the 18-35 adventure market, the Gypsy Dancer is a comfortable and stylish racing yacht, measuring around 18m long. The friendly and experienced crew will give you the chance to help the sail the vessel or you can just sit back and enjoy the stunning views surrounding you. The spacious deck is perfect for a bit of sunbaking as you sail to Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet but don’t get too tired because when the boat anchors, it’s party time!
*22 PAX *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *WETSUITS & SNORKELLING GEAR *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED * PADDLE BOARDS *ONBOARD SHOWERS
2 DAY 1 NIGHT – EVERY SUNDAY, TUESDAY & FRIDAY @ 830AM.
FROM $395 PER PERSON
Perfect for couples wanting a romantic experience around the Whitsunday Islands. This fully air-conditioned vessel has nine private cabins ideal for couples looking for that more intimate adventure whilst still enjoying snorkelling safaris, bush walks, learning about Aboriginal culture and taking in the fascinating facts on ecology and astronomy. Their commitment to sustainable practices helps ensure that the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands stay as pristine as possible. They are a multi-award winning company for the Adventure & Eco Tourism Industry with more than 15 years experience.
*18 PAX *BYO *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *SNORKELLING & WETSUITS PROVIDED *ECO-CERTIFIED *BUSH WALKS *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE
2 DAY 2 NIGHTS – EVERY WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SUNDAY@ 1PM.
FROM $845 PER PERSON
Hop aboard this stylish, fully air-conditioned catamaran designed to accommodate four couples in private en-suite cabins. The perfect escape if you’re looking to relax and unwind in comfort with your loved one. Experience snorkelling over spectacular coral reefs and indulge yourself with the fresh, yummy food onboard whilst being looked after by the hostess and skipper.
*8 PAX *BYO *COUPLES ONLY *MEALS & LINEN PROVIDED *SNORKELLING GEAR & WETSUITS *MARINE & PARKS FEES INCLUDED *PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE
MUMMA BEAR’S HANDY TIPS FOR TRAVELLING BETWEEN FRASER ISLAND & WHITSUNDAYS
A lot of travellers under estimate the distance between Fraser Island and the Whitsunday Islands so Mumma Bear is here to help you with that little bit of extra planning needed before you start your journey 🙂
It is around an 11 hour drive from Noosa to Airlie Beach and we recommend allowing at least 3 days to drive this distance and a reminder to stop, revive and survive. It’s really important that you plan lots of stops to give yourself a break from driving and also to enjoy the views on your way!
Greyhound is the most reliable, reasonably priced and often quickest public transport option to get to/from each location. It is best to do an overnight journey and try your best to sleep most of it. Its about 14 hours but is by far the easiest and cheapest option.