New sunset tour gives taste of iconic Whitsunday islands
A NEW tour has landed in the region giving people the chance to kick back and enjoy the sunset from an iconic Whitsunday island.
ZigZag Whitsundays is launching a new tour this week that will jet guests to Palm Bay Resort on Long Island.
On arrival, guests will be able to kick back and enjoy a cocktail from the resort's beach bar with a backdrop of the setting sun.
The tour returns to Coral Sea Marina about 7.30pm, making it a perfect add-on to a day on the water, according to ZigZag Whitsundays marketing manager Nathan Johnston.
"There's definitely a hole in the market to go to an island resort cheaply these days," he said.
"We're pretty positive that this is going to be a winner.
"It's just a fun atmosphere … especially when you get to the resort and you just sit on the beach and put a cocktail in your hand."
Running from Friday to Monday, the sunset cruise fits 35 guests in the 1200 horsepower boat.
For the first few weeks, light snacks will be provided on the cruise but by the end of the month guests will be able to pre-order dinner from the resort and it will be ready on arrival.
Mr Johnston said the sunset tour had already received a lot of interest from locals and visitors across the state and gave ZigZag the potential to expand to new markets in the face of COVID-19.
"There's just Queenslanders travelling at the moment, which are different from the international travellers," he said.
"Where the international travellers are looking for more, I suppose a bargain, the Australian customers at the moment are looking more for things to do around the region.
"We were thinking about it pre-COVID, but thought it was the right time to bring it in."
All bookings can be made on the ZigZag website and the tour costs $59 for adults and $49 for children.
The first cruise launches this Saturday, September 19, at 5pm from Coral Sea Marina Northern Village.
More information on the ZigZag sunset cruise can be found here.