Enjoying the water surrounding the Whitsundays is what a stay at WAHI is all about. From snorkelling and swimming to cruising and kayaking, there's something for everyone. So whether you're looking for family-friendly activities or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, the island has you covered.


Explore the Island From the Water

Kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding at Catseye Beach is a must-do for anyone looking to get out on the water! As you glide through the clear blue waters, you'll have the opportunity to spot unique wildlife and take in the breathtaking coastline and awe-inspiring views. Plus, there's something so tranquil about hearing only the sound of your paddle hitting the water (are you relaxed yet?). 

With kayak and SUP rentals readily available from the Beach Sports Hut, it's easier than ever to have an unforgettable day on the ocean. 

Or, for the ultimate adventure, set sail on your own mini catamaran. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just seeking thrills, you'll relish in the rush of the wind and the splash of water as you explore Catseye Bay on your catamaran.

So grab your sunblock and shore up some nautical confidence -- time to break out of your swimming pool routine and hit the big open ocean!

If exploring above sea level isn't enough for you, you can also:


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Discover the Islands Own Underwater World

Have you ever wanted to exploit your inner mermaid and join the array of colour and life that lives beneath the ocean's surface? Well, your dreams are about to come true! So bring your gear (or hire what you need) and head snorkelling on Catseye Beach to uncover the abundant sea life that lives among the fringing reefs. Discover countless coral and marine life as you explore the island's aquatic wonderland. With nice warm water temperatures year-round, this adventure is begging to be had.

Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

A boat trip or cruise to the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect way to experience one of Australia's most beautiful and iconic natural wonders. 

Nothing quite beats spending a day under Australia's vast blue skies, with a lush coral reef stretching out beneath your boat as you explore its beauty. Not only will you get the chance to witness some of nature's most spectacular creations up close, but you'll also be blessed with an abundance of sunshine, clear blue waters, and some much-needed R & R in between adventures! So jump aboard a boat today and discover what awaits beyond the horizon – it's time to make some unforgettable memories!

Sail & Sunset

For a more romantic adventure, opt for Explore's Sunset Sail tour. Forget about your daily worries and take in the stunning beauty of nature at its finest - as the evening descends, enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles while watching the sun sink over the horizon.

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For the Thrill Seekers

If you're looking for an exhilarating experience on the water that's sure to get your blood rushing, a jet ski or jetboat tour around the Whitsundays can provide just that! Zoom through the pristine waters on either of these fast-paced vessels while taking in the breathtaking views of tropical paradise. But that's only some of what's on offer for adventure seekers - why not try your hand at wakeboarding, tube riding, or parasailing! Leaving your comfort zone has never been so much fun.


Take a Dip

If you’re a holidayer who would love nothing more than to put your feet up and read a book, make sure to visit the island’s picturesque beaches and utilise the amenities offered at WAHI. Guests can escape the summer heat with a refreshing swim at the renowned Catseye Beach (just a stone's throw from WAHI), indulge in a cocktail from the Main Pool's swim-up bar, or cool off in WAHI's tranquil lagoon-style pool.

So there you have it – the ultimate water activity guide to make a splash on the island this Summer! Whether you're a thrill seeker or a beach bum, there's something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Come and visit us in paradise before Summer sets sail itself! View WAHI accommodation options here.