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Sea Kayaking, Sailing and snorkelling will provide an action-packed adventure. Summertime is a classic timber ketch handcrafted in 1945 by master shipwrights, has a rich history and has been lovingly restored and immaculately maintained in the ultimate sailing comfort. While retaining all of her old world charm, the boat also boasts an on board freshwater hot Jacuzzi, full air conditioning throughout, comfortable berths and nine of the latest inflatable two person kayaks. The Whitsundays only eco-friendly ‘guided’ kayak tour is available on Summertime. Meals prepared fresh on board by our crew, the spacious decks with plenty of shade and the on board hot tub will make relaxing easy.

Lovingly restored this 63-foot ketch is designed for adventure while also boasting a comfortable fully air-conditioned saloon and spacious deck area where guests can relax and enjoy the amazing sunsets.

Renowned for its amazing aqua blue water, snorkelling and tropical beaches you will discover a world of pure wonder as you stay and play around the Whitsundays.
Laze on the famous Whitehaven Beach and snorkel fringing reef in the World Heritage Marine Park. With 10 of the latest inflatable two person kayaks, we offer the Whitsundays only eco-friendly ‘guided’ kayak tour. All meals are prepared fresh on board. Our classic oiled timber decks with plenty of shade and the freshwater jacuzzi will make relaxing easy

$ 349
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    Overnight Whitsunday Islands Sailing

    The Whitsundays Island are a must do in Australia, book a sailing trip today!

    Whether travelling individually, as a couple or with a group there is a tour option available. Tours range in length from 2 to 6 days or we can tailor durations for private charter groups. You can also do a learn to sail course.

    Along with Sailing the Whitsunday Islands, tours include time to snorkel on Coral Reefs teeming with marine life, take guided island bush walks to lookouts which offer amazing photo opportunities and visit the world famous Whitehaven Beach. Tours are Eco-Certified and along the way, the crew will provide an interpretive insight into this World Heritage Listed area.

    During a typical 2 or 3 day tour, along with the sailing, there will be time to:

    • Snorkel coral reefs teaming with marine life
    • Visit stunning sand and coral beaches
    • Go for guided island bush walks.

     

    To check this Whitsunday sailing adventure is the best boat for you read this article: How to choose a Whitsundays Sailing boat. We do have East Coast packages, including a Whitsundays Sailing adventure and Fraser Island. Check it out here Sydney to Cairns or Cairns to Sydney. Find out what to do on the East Coast of Australia before your boat trip please check out How best to travel the East Coast or Hot Spots on the East Coast.  Read more about how long we recommend for an East Coast trip.Our most popular Whitsundays tours are our 3 days Whitsunday cruises, which allow for a longer time around the islands and relaxation on board a vessel as you soak up the tropical vibes of the Whitsundays. We have day tours out to the Whitsunday Islands, sailing trips and catamarans.

    The Whitsundays are located in Central Queensland, approximately 1,000km north of Brisbane and 700km south of Cairns. Getting to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, is very easy with a variety of air, rail and road options available.

    Arriving by flight

    The Whitsundays are serviced by two domestic airports, Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine Airport – PPP) on the mainland, and Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island.Proserpine is situated about 25kms inland from Airlie Beach with shuttles, taxis, and buses meeting all flights to take you to Airlie Beach. International access to the Whitsundays is available via connecting flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns. Airlines servicing the Whitsundays region are Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair, and Jetstar.

    Approximate flying times: Sydney – 2 hours 30 minutes, Brisbane – 1 hour 30 minutes, Melbourne – 3 hours, Cairns – 1 hour

    Arriving by train

    Queensland Rail’s ‘Sunlander’ and ‘Queenslander’ services to Proserpine depart Brisbane and Cairns several times weekly. The Great South Pacific Express also services this area. Alternatively, you can discover Queensland’s tropical beauty aboard the country’s most innovative train, the Tilt Train. The new Tilt Train services Proserpine Station, with two return services weekly between Brisbane and Cairns.

    Arriving by car

    If you choose to drive to the Whitsundays there are some wonderful places to explore both north and south of the area.The Bruce Highway runs from Brisbane to Cairns offering some beautiful scenery along the way. The turnoff to Airlie Beach is 1 km north of Proserpine.

    Approximate travel times: From Brisbane – 13 hours, From Cairns – 8 hours, From Townsville – 3 hours, From Mackay – 2 hours, From Bowen – 1 hour, From Proserpine – 30 minutes

    • Family Friendly Whitsunday Sailing

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    • Summertime Whitsundays

      2 Day / 1 Night Summertime Whitsundays Sailing

      Relax and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on board a beautifully constructed traditional sailing boat and experience the Whitsundays in style.

      Relax and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on board a beautifully constructed traditional sailing boat and experience the Whitsundays in style.

      $349
      Trip Styles:Comfort
    • Sailing on Kiana Whitsundays

      3 Day / 2 Nights Kiana Whitsunday Islands and Outer Reef

      Our small number vessel in the Whitsundays that ventures to the 'Outer' Great Barrier Reef with only 14 passengers

      Our small number vessel in the Whitsundays that ventures to the ‘Outer’ Great Barrier Reef with only 14 passengers

      $749
      Trip Styles:Comfort
    • Bullet Day tour Whitsundays

      1 Day Whitsunday Bullet Beach and Snorkel Tour

      Whitsunday Bullet is an exhilarating day tour from Airlie Beach. This tour includes Hill Inlet Lookout, visit the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach, plus snorkeling.

      Whitsunday Bullet is an exhilarating day tour from Airlie Beach. This tour includes Hill Inlet Lookout, visit the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach, plus snorkeling.

      $159
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Entice is one of the Twin catamarans

      2 Day / 2 night Entice Catamaran Sailing

      Sail for 2 days and 2 nights on the Catamaran Entice. A short walk takes you up the Hill Inlet Lookout, from where you have a breathtaking view over Whitehaven Beach. The tour stops in various of the dreamy Whitsunday Bays for snorkeling. Underwater yo...

      Sail for 2 days and 2 nights on the Catamaran Entice. A short walk takes you up the Hill Inlet Lookout, from where you have a breathtaking view over Whitehaven Beach. The tour stops in various of the dreamy Whitsunday Bays for snorkeling. Underwater you’ll find a whole world of itself, full of colorful corals and fish.

      $539
      Trip Styles:Comfort
    • WHITSUNDAYS_OCEANRAFTING_Ocean Rafting

      1 Day Ocean Rafting Whitsunday Islands

      Ride, beach, snorkel and bushwalk…all in one day! Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour offers the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km s...

      Ride, beach, snorkel and bushwalk…all in one day! Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour offers the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach.

      $139
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Prima Whitsunday Sailing

      2 Day / 1 Night Adventure Sailing On Prima

      Join our intimate sailing adventure around the Whitsunday Islands. Visit Whitehaven Beach and snorkel among the breathtaking reefs and experience the thrill of sailing from one destination to the next.

      Join our intimate sailing adventure around the Whitsunday Islands. Visit Whitehaven Beach and snorkel among the breathtaking reefs and experience the thrill of sailing from one destination to the next.

      $410
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Adventurer Whitsundays Sailing

      2 day / 2 night Catamaran Sailing on Adventurer

      Experience the best of the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and paddleboarding.

      Experience the best of the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and paddleboarding.

      $565
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Whitsunday blue lady in water

      3 Day Catamaran Sailing on Whitsunday Blue

      Take your time and enjoy the perfect couples deluxe sailing experience on Whitsunday Blue. Stop at Whitehaven beach, go snorkelling, and check out the islands in the area.

      Take your time and enjoy the perfect couples deluxe sailing experience on Whitsunday Blue. Stop at Whitehaven beach, go snorkelling, and check out the islands in the area.

      $2,010
      Trip Styles:Comfort
    • Broomstick HERO

      4 day / 3 night Maxi Sailing on Broomstick

      The maxi yacht Broomstick only stopped racing in 2000 but now is fitted out for your passenger comfort. it's still a long and sleek boat with double cabins and single bunk accommodation on board.

      The maxi yacht Broomstick only stopped racing in 2000 but now is fitted out for your passenger comfort. it’s still a long and sleek boat with double cabins and single bunk accommodation on board.

      $850
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Hammer sailing

      3 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on Hammer

      Sail on a yacht that has been a successful racing yacht on the Queensland coast. This yacht is a little different in that it has a lot more twin and double accommodation. perfect for couples or people travelling together.

      Sail on a yacht that has been a successful racing yacht on the Queensland coast. This yacht is a little different in that it has a lot more twin and double accommodation. perfect for couples or people travelling together.

      $650
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Deck shot Hammer2

      2 day / 1 night Maxi Sailing on Siska

      Sail the Whitsunday Islands over two days on the maxi yacht Siska, great speed and power as you sail the Whitsundays in style on board this social boat.

      Sail the Whitsunday Islands over two days on the maxi yacht Siska, great speed and power as you sail the Whitsundays in style on board this social boat.

      $299
      Trip Styles:Budget
    • Condor Whitsundays Sailing

      4 day / 3 night Maxi Sailing on Condor

      If you want to sail on the perhaps the most famous maxi yacht in history, then Condor is the yacht for you. Having won all major races twice, Condor is steeped in history and is now kitted out for charters.

      If you want to sail on the perhaps the most famous maxi yacht in history, then Condor is the yacht for you. Having won all major races twice, Condor is steeped in history and is now kitted out for charters.

      $850
      Trip Styles:Budget
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