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From Airlie Beach hop on a jet ski tour of the Whitsunday Islands for an unforgettable experience of this tropical paradise. Zip past picturesque coves and beaches as you learn from your expert guide about the region. Three tours options suit beginning and experienced riders: take a shorter morning tour around Pioneer Bay; or upgrade to a longer two island jet ski adventure; or choose an afternoon tour that crosses the open ocean to reach Daydream Island Resort and Spa. Numbers are limited to 16 people for a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Guided Jet Ski tour through the World Heritage-listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park, from Airlie Beach
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour suitable for different experience and confidence levels
  • Learn about the natural features of the Whitsunday Islands from your experienced guide
  • Look for marine life such as sea turtles, sea birds, whales (in season) and dugongs
  • Enjoy lunch and a choice of activities at Daydream Island Resort and Spa (if option selected)
  • Includes all riding apparel, bottled water, photos, and instruction; no prior experience needed
  • Small group tour limited to 16 people gives you a more customized experience

What You Can Expect

Whitsundays Jet Ski Tour

Whitsundays Jet Ski Tour

Choose from three options below for your tour, all with a maximum of 16 people for a more personalized small-group tour. Your guide snaps photos of you on your Jet Ski, and you’ll be able to see them online after the tour.

Tours begin with pickup from your Airlie Beach hotel and transfer to the check-in office. There, meet your guide and receive an orientation and safety briefing before boarding your Sea-doo Jet Ski, which you can ride solo or with a friend.

Put on the provided riding apparel — vest, sunglasses or goggles, a hat — then climb on to your Jet Ski for a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Whitsunday Islands. Please see Itinerary below for more details about the tour options.

Itinerary

Airlie Morning Adventure:
Take off in the morning or afternoon from Airlie Beach to zip around Pioneer Bay's scenic bays and lovely beaches. Spot small islands, among other places pointed out by your expert guide, during your explorations. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of sea turtles, sea birds, or a large dugong (akin to the manatee) bobbing along the water.

Expect to spend 1.5 hours riding on the Jet Ski, covering about 18 miles (30km) total. Your guide provides entertaining and informative commentary throughout the tour, and can help with any questions that you may have. Take breaks for photo ops, to get a closer look at places you see, and to sip on provided bottled water. This option is suitable for both beginner and experienced jet skiers.

Daydream Afternoon Experience:
The 4.5-hour tour is best suited for confident riders who want an action-packed afternoon zooming across the open ocean. You’ll cover approximately 31 miles (50km) over two hours on the Jet Ski. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, dugongs, whales (in season) and sea birds as you skip across the turquoise waters.

Buzz over to Daydream Island where you can enjoy a resort pass that includes lunch and a choice of activities. After your meal, pick from two activities: a private fish-feeding tour at the Daydream Living Reef Lagoon or banana tube rides. Refresh yourself with bottled water during rest breaks and photo ops

After 2.5-hours at Daydream Island, climb back on your Jet Ski and return to Airlie Beach, arriving by late afternoon. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

South Molle and Daydream Islands Experience:
This 2.5-hour experience offers 50km of jet skiing and is all about maximizing your time on-board the Jet Ski. Explore the stunning Whitsunday Islands visiting the natural beauty of South Molle Island and stopping over at the award-winning Daydream Island Resort.

Customer Reviews

Alison Thuy An N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Super friendly and helpful staff! Super patient and eager to help you when you're on the water and some of the best customer service! Left some of my belongings on the courtesy bus and they went above and beyond to try to deliver them to me at my hotel before I left for my flight the next day. Would definitely recommend!!

Kyle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was amazing!!

the team made sure everyone felt safe and knew what they were doing! we got to have some serious fun on these jetskis!

strongly recommend for anyone wanting a thrill :

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome adventure! Staff were friendly an experienced.

Lei W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Need good arm strength. But comfortable after mastering the control method.

Thi Nhu Hang N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great Tour! New high speed Jet-Ski!
The Extreme tour was action packed, for 4 hours riding around Whitaunday Islands, a great way to view this beautiful scenic islands!

Alexandra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Amazing tour! This was the highlight of the trip to Airlie Beach. The Living Reef was a wonderful experience. Al and Scott were absolutely fantastic. 10/10 will be doing this again!!

Anja U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great staff and great experience. Thanks Richard (??? sorry if I forgot your name dude), Hailey and the Tasmanian girl (So sorry forgot yours too). Thanks heaps

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