The Whitsunday Islands are most easily accessed from the town of Airlie Beach on the Queensland coast.

When someone says Australia what do you think of? The Great Barrier Reef? Beaches? We think of Whitehaven beach on Whitsunday Island. The pristine white sand, like flour crunching under your toes with every footstep you take. The clear blue water rippling as you see small fish swimming by. Whitehaven Beach is a paradise. The first look you get of the area as you walk up the Hill Inlet to the look out point is a sight you will remember forever. 

This collection of islands called the Whitsundays offer sheltered sailing conditions and access to the Great Barrier Reef. There are a number of resorts on the islands or the islands can be visited on sailing or day trips from the mainland. Out of the 74 islands the majority are uninhabited, leaving lots of lush green wild spaces popping up from the crystal clear blue sea as you sail by. 

Tours that start from the Airlie Beach and take you out to the wonderful Whitsundays include full day sailing trips to the islands and Whitehaven Beach, the iconic white sand beach. We have a fast boat called Ocean Rafting that gets you to Whitehaven Beach fast for plenty of time to enjoy.

Then there are our amazing overnight sailing adventures around the Whitsundays. Longer tours that take in snorkelling on the reef, sailing around the islands and sleeping on a boat under the stars. Our 2 day 2 night sailing trips around the Whitsundays are mostly filled with fun out at sea, we have boats with waterslides, stand up paddle boards and Kayaks. Plenty to keep you and your new friends occupied when you have finished with snorkelling and turtle spotting.

If you have a little while to relax and enjoy in the East Coast why not take a 3 day 2 night Whitsundays sailing tour and spend more time seeing what the Whitsundays has to offer, peace, beauty and tranquility.

The Whitsundays is number 1 on the bucket list of Australian East Coast Adventures and its easy to see why. Come to Queensland and experience it for yourself. 

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Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 1 night Maxi Sailing on Hammer

2 day 1 night sailing adventure on the Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach

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.

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Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on Boomerang

2 day 2 night Maxi Sailing on the Whitsundays, a thrilling adventure.

Experience an impressive 2 day 2 night Maxi Sailing Adventure which are designed for for 18 - 35s and young at heart travellers. With a fantastic racing history, Boomerang is sure to give you a thrilling adventure! Originally built in Italy to compete in the world's most recognised races, she proved to herself to be a true winner. Now she is taking you around the Whitsundays!

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Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on British Defender

The Whitsundays boat with speed and power, sail on the British Defender to get to the best snorkel spots around.

British Defender was built to race in the 1990/91 Whitbread Around The World Race - the premier ocean racing event. Today it's kitted out for your comfort with spacious cabins configured with bunks and private doubles. Two dining areas offer below decks dining areas and there are 3 showers and toilets.

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Sail, snorkel and relax on one spacious yacht

2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on Condor

Whitsunday Sailing adventure on the 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. Relax with your crew and up to 29 other travellers.

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Sail for 2 days and 2 nights to maximise your time

2 Day / 2 Night Adventure Sailing On Prima

Great for couples and travellers seeking a more intimate Whitsundays experience

The yacht Prima only takes a maximum of 12 people on board making it an intimate experience with a small group as you sail around the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkel among the breathtaking reefs and experience the thrill of sailing from one destination to the next. Visit Whitehaven Beach as well as all the other highlights in the marine park and around Hayman Island.

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Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 2 night Catamaran Sailing on Adventurer

Sail the Whitsundays on this relaxing yacht.

Sail with a maximum of 12 others on board this stable sailing catamaran with a mixture single and double cabin accommodation through the Whitsunday islands. There is plenty of room to lounge inside or outside the vessel, regardless of the weather! Taking out a maximum of 12 passengers, this boat creates a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

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Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 2 night Powerplay Catamaran

Powerplay is fast so you will go further and see more of the islands on this 2 day 2 night Whitsundays sailing tour

Soak in the on board hot tub with a maximum of 18 other guests on board the powered boat Powerplay. This is a great boat if you want to dive in the Whitsunday Islands. Can do up to 4 dives (optional) over two days.

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Tasty morning and afternoon tea and lunch included

1 Day Tall Ship Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Get involved help sail a Tall Ship, 2 hours snorkeling, beach exploration at two premier reef/island destinations of Langford Reef and Bali Hai. Swim with turtles relax on the beach.

A full day out in the Whitsunday Islands on this eco-Tall Ship, Derwent Hunter, with its elegant sails and comfortable deck. Visit a wreck site to snorkel and enjoy morning and afternoon tea and lunch onboard.

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Visit Whitehaven Beach

2 Day / 2 Night Blizzard Yacht Sailing

Spend 2 days 2 nights sailing the Whitsundays and visiting Whitehaven Beach on this boat tour

Blizzard is ultimate Whitsundays sailing yacht, Combining real sailing performance and true comfort, she carries a maximum of 10 Guests in 5 separate cabins. Experience the best of the Whitsundays whilst avoiding the crowds.

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Snorkel around the Whitsunday Islands

2 Day / 2 night On Ice Catamaran Sailing

See the Whitsundays in style on this catamaran sailing trip.

Sail for 2 days and 2 nights on the Catamaran On Ice. 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.

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Only 6 guests this is a personalised sailing, snorkelling and island experience.

3 Day / 2 Night Deluxe Sailing on Whitsunday Bliss

Comfortable and stylish yacht sailing on the Whitsunday Islands.

Whitsundays Bliss is our most luxury sailing boat on the Whitsundays. We take only 6 people on this comfortable, stylish yacht. An Australian designed Jutson 60 luxury cruising yacht available for sailing holidays in the beautiful Whitsundays, heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly named for the experience it provides, 'Bliss' sets a new standard in luxury yacht charter in Australia.

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Travel out to the reef on one of our high speed catamaran reef vessels.

1 Day Great Barrier Reef Adventures Cruise

The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a ‘MUST DO’ for anyone visiting the Whitsundays.

Experience the Great Barrier Reef's spectacular outer reef site with Cruise Whitsundays. Acclaimed as one of the best reef spots in Queensland, you can explore the amazing underwater world from Cruise Whitsundays innovative pontoon.

Visit 'Reefworld” located on Hardy Reef, one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef

Overnight Reefsleep Experience

Reefsleep is the only place in Australia where you can sleep on the reef! Enjoy two days of unlimited snorkelling, one night at the pontoon and an experience of a lifetime!

This two day, one-night adventure is a once in a lifetime experience. There can be few more unique experiences offered in the world than the chance to sleep under the stars, 39 nautical miles from shore on the Great Barrier Reef. Our permanently moored pontoon is located on Hardy Reef - one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.

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This recognised course will set you up to be employed.

23 day Sail Learn To Earn Program

23 day learn to sail adventure

Perfect course for the Working Holiday Maker lookijng to further skills and develop a career for work at sea. This extended course will impart knowledge test skills and is a recognised qualification you can use to further your careeer.

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Fraser Island 4WD adventure with lunch included

7 Day Brisbane to Cairns East Coast Tour

Visit the ‘must-sees’ of Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, but also enjoy family-run hospitality, locally-produced food and wine, and a variety of down-to-earth experiences.

An amazing East Coast Australia Tour 7 Days from Brisbane to Cairns in a small group. Enjoy food, wine, beaches, walks, wildlife, and nature from our locally owned and operated East Coast Australia experts.

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Sail for 2 days and 2 nights to maximise your time

2 day / 2 night Sailing on New Horizon

New Horizon sailing on the Whitsunday's perfect for those 18-35 looking for fun!

New Horizon is the ideal trip for those with a sense of fun and adventure, with fun activities, on board scuba diving, snorkelling, and an exciting itinerary. With large decks and spacious interiors, there is also plenty of space to relax, ensuring guests can have the best of both worlds. You'll have the chance to snorkel in several different locations, visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, as well as trying your hand at scuba diving. With plenty of socialising, evening activities, an onboard waterslide, and paddleboards, New Horizon is the perfect way to enjoy the Whitsundays.

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Have an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach

1 Day Ocean Rafting Whitsunday Islands

Ocean Rafting visits the ‘Wild Side’ of the Whitsundays, offering exhilarating tours to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine reef snorkelling and guided bush walks.

Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! An Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach on our Whitehaven Beach tours and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

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Relax at an exclusive resort equipped with a swimming pool and amazing facilities

2 Day / 2 Night Ride to Paradise

Take a fast boat out to one of the Whitsunday Islands most chilled out resorts and relax!

Ride to Paradise is the ultimate Whitsunday Islands adventure package. This "Thill and Chill" combo includes 2 nights’ accommodation at the exclusive Paradise Cove Resort, plus 2 days exploring the Whitsundays on the fast and fun Wildcat.

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Small group tour (Max 16 people) including all transport and accommodation

14 Day Sydney to Cairns East Coast Tour

Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns. Local adventures, food, wine, beaches, snorkeling, walks, wildlife & nature.

This adventure is for active people who want to explore the east coast of Australia in a small group that loves nature, beaches, food, wine and the friendly locals we meet along the way. Australia East Coast Tour 14 days from Sydney to Cairns in twin share hotel and lodge accommodation. 

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Relax, surf, party, and enjoy the vibe of the beach town of Byron Bay

16 Day Sydney to Cairns Tour Package

Travel Sydney to Cairns on this fully guided,16 day inclusive tour. Activities include visiting stunning Fraser Island, sailing the Whitsunday Islands, chilling in Byron Bay plus a hop over to magnificent Magnetic Island.

Capture the essence of the East Coast of Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, on this 16-day adventure. Stay on a private farm in a World Heritage listed area, visit a tropical Island paradise and relax in Byron Bay, spend the night on the world’s largest sand island, Fraser and visit stunning beaches whilst also snorkeling in the Whitsundays. Stay overnight in the rainforest, learn to care for koalas, how to surf, and learn to how to live like a traditional 'swagman' and enjoy life in outback Australia. From Sydney to Cairns – this is your adventure!

Spend two full days exploring World Heritage listed Fraser Island

28 Day Sydney to Melbourne Tour Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Melbourne)

East Coast Sydney to Cairns then Alice Springs to Melbourne tour

See as much of Australia as you can in a short time. Travel up the east coast of Australia Sydney to Cairns to take in the stunning landscapes, coastline and activities at Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Whitsunday Island and Magnetic Island. Rest between tours at Cairns and enjoy the world-famous Great Barrier Reef here. Fly to Alice Springs (own expense) before experiencing the Red Centre of the Northern Territory including seeing Uluru (Ayers Rock). Then we head down to Adelaide and finally spend time on the Great Ocean Road before arriving in Melbourne. 

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Swimming at beautiful Lake McKenzie

30 Day Australia's East Coast and Outback Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Darwin)

Take in the highlights of the East Coast; Byron Bay, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays and Cairns. Plus Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. The best bits of Australia in one amazing tour!

This great value package is a combination of our Sydney to Cairns tour and 10 Day Alice Springs to Darwin tour package including Uluru and Kakadu National Parks plus five nights extra accommodation spread across Cairns, Alice Springs and Darwin. The only other requirement is that you book your own domestic flight at additional expense between Cairns and Alice Springs. Let the Aussie Adventure begin!

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Making friends with like-minded travellers

31 Day Sydney to Melbourne Tour Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Melbourne)

Explore the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns and the outback Alice Springs to Melbourne. Snorkel, swim, camp, hike, party and spot native wildlife on this awesome adventure.

Capture the essence of Australia on this 31-day adventure. See the East Coast, Sydney to Cairns, and the outback Alice Springs to Melbourne. Visit a private farm in a World Heritage listed area, stay on a tropical Island and relax in Byron Bay, spend the night on the world’s largest sand island and visit stunning beaches whilst also snorkeling in the Whitsundays. Stay overnight with Indigenous custodians in the rainforest, learn to care for koalas, how to surf, and learn to how to live like a traditional 'swagman' and about life in outback Australia. See the Red Centre of Australia before traveling to Adelaide via Coober Pedy (stay underground) and the Flinders Ranges. The highlights of Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley are included as part of this package as well as the accommodation between the tours. Finish in Melbourne after traveling through the Grampians National Park and along the Great Ocean Road to marvel at the Twelve Apostles.

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Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

30 Day Outback and East Coast Package (Darwin to Alice Springs / Sydney to Cairns)

Explore the Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then hop across to the East Coast between Sydney and Cairns.

What a fantastic way to see the highlights of Australia! Explore the uniquely Australian, culture-rich Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then travel the ever-popular East Coast between Sydney and Cairns. Lead by professional guides, including all accommodation and a fantastic range of activities and experiences - this is your Real Aussie Adventure!

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