This comparative chart allows you quickly find out about the key characteristics of the different types of sailing trips you can do from Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia.

You can find more information on all the sailing trips here.

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There are many things to consider when choosing the right sailing trip to the Whitsunday Islands. These are notes on some of the attributes of the sailing trips.

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The "Category" type of boat refers to the style of yacht. Maxi Sailing yachts are the largest single hull yachts. They are former ocean racing yachts. Adventure Sailing yachts are slightly smaller in size and this is reflected i the number on board the yacht.

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Days/Nights and Departure times

Sailing trips are slightly different to many tours in that they often depart later in the day or in the evening and return at a similar time. This is important because it will allow you to meet a trip and maximise your holiday time.


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Bedding Configuration

Different yachts can accommodate different numbers of people. This is reflected in the type of beds and cabins available. Yachts have limited space and the beds are underneath the deck in the hull of the yacht.

A "dorm bed" is a bed in a room shared with other travellers.

An "open double" is a bed that is not private - there are not regular walls, although there will normally be curtains.

The other bedding types have self-explanatory names.

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Suitable for

The price, yacht size, number of people and bedding configuration all contribute to attracting different clientele for each of the yachts. The descriptions of who goes on the yachts does not exclusively define who might be on a particular yacht. They are a general guide as to who goes on the different yachts.


Tours to get you there

Experience our magnificent west coast sunset from the ocean

Fremantle Twilight Sail

Set sail from Fremantle through the beautiful waters of the Cockburn Sound. Interact with some playful dolphins! Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.