Activities & Tours
With its location set amongst the Whitsunday Islands there are boundless opportunities to explore the island and surrounds and many once-in-a-lifetime moments. In addition to all the diving and snorkelling the heart desires, guests can take a sailing charter out to Whitehaven Beach or try their hand at fishing, or a helicopter tour to Heart Reef or Whitehaven Beach with a gourmet picnic hamper.
At Elysian there is adventure to suit everyone's taste.
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ELYSIAN RETREAT ALL INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES
The activities at Elysian are complimentary and included in the stay.
Guests can also take part in the daily activities run by the island.
Explore the water and nearby reef surrounding Elysian, see the many species of coral, turtles and fish in an incredible array of colours. Enjoy unlimited use of snorkelling equipment during your stay.
Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding and enjoy a bit of light exercise while taking in the scenery. You might even be lucky enough to see a green turtle.
Guests can take a glass bottom kayak and explore just off the shore, within the sheltered bay.
Begin your day with a morning yoga session to gently awaken your body and calm your mind. Our instructor will guide you through a series of flowing movements, poses and meditation techniques by the ocean to bring your body into a state of relaxation and balance.
Private classes are also available.
If you are passionate about food, join our chef in the kitchen for a fun interactive cooking lesson whilst he prepares the evening meals, or ask to try your hand at the recipe of one of your favourite dishes at Elysian.
BEACH / RAINFOREST PICNIC
A chef prepared picnic can be arranged for any adventure. Guests can take a pick of the many neighbouring island beaches for the most private and secluded beach picnic or venture into the rainforest behind Elysian for a lust private forest experience.
Enhance your Elysian experience with a boat or helicopter charter within the Great Barrier Reef.
Bookings are essential for these adventures, but can be done on arrival to Elysian.
Lady enid sailing $239 Per adult
A day on Lady Enid is all about you, sailing a beautiful Australian rare classic yacht, gourmet food and a relaxed time frame. Your booking includes pick up and transfer back to Shute Harbour. Lady Enid departs from the Port of Airlie marina where your adventure with elegance to begin.
A Lady Enid day cruise includes:
A Lady Enid crew person will greet you at Shute Harbour and transfer you to Port of Airlie marina.
Once the sails are set, morning tea will be served amongst the Whitsunday Islands. Fresh coffee, a beautiful selection of teas, hot chocolate and a fresh selection traditional morning tea favourites to delight a variety of tastebuds.
A snorkelling spot on one of the Whitsunday Island Reefs will ensure for a wonderful experience.
Lady Enid will arrive at Tongue Bay, where you can walk to the lookout to view the beautiful swirling white sands and turquoise waters of Hill Inlet and then proceed down to Betty's Beach at Whitehaven.
Lunch is served on return to Lady Enid, a locally produced gourmet menu.
As you sail back to Airlie Beach a complimentary glass of sparkling and antipasto platter will be served.
The Crew will be at your service, a day on Lady Enid is about you, and what you choose to do.
Helicopter & FIXED WING TOURS
Whitehaven Beach $379
Fly directly to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, on board your own private helicopter. With aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands and swirling sands of Hills Inlet, it’s an experience you won’t forget. Arriving on the beach in style, you’ll have 1 1/2 hours to explore or relax.
REEF WITH WHITEHAVEN BEACH $699
You can only truly appreciate the beautiful colours and patterns of the Great Barrier Reef from the air. On this tour, you’ll travel by your own private helicopter from Elysian Retreat, and explore all the best sights of the Whitsundays. Highlights of the flight include Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. On Whitehaven, your helicopter will land, with 1/2 hour for you to explore or relax.
REEF & ISLAND FIXED WING $229
The signature scenic flight includes an amazing view of the Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef. Included is the iconic Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Truly a great way to see our region.
Adventure Heli Fishing Tour
6.5 hrs or more $2,300
The days fishing adventure starts with a coastal helicopter flight to the most Northern Whitsunday Isle. Its fringe reef system and isolation lays way for prolific fishing. Reef and Pelagic fish species are on the take at this location. Once the tide starts to abate you will fly back to the south east of Bowen towards the Gregory River where there are some remote and extremely hard to access, except by helicopter, run off holes and gutters where Estuary fish species will be targeted. A stop in at the Montes Bar Cape Gloucester for a beverage and a meal/snack if required, before returning to Elysian in the late afternoon wraps up a day of adventure. Tides and weather systems may reverse the order of fishing locations to suit the conditions from time to time.
Great barrier reef experience
This incredible full day experience lets you enjoy an outstanding range of interactive Great Barrier Reef Adventures with Cruise Whitsundays
The day trip to Heart pontoon departs Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island every day, journeying past spectacular islands enroute to the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Once at the reef, board their incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life.
Cruise Whitsundays operates a range of comfortable cruising vessels to the Great Barrier Reef. All of our vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating.