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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Sailing on Hammer

2 day / 1 night Maxi Sailing on Hammer

2 day 1 night sailing adventure on the Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach
Save up to $30. Book 60 days in advance of your departure date

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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Sail for 2 days and 2 nights to maximise your time

2 day / 1 night Maxi Sailing on Siska

The Siska is a 2 day 1 night sailing adventure on the Whitsundays.
Save $20. Book 90 days in advance of your departure date

Sail the Whitsunday Islands over two days on the maxi yacht Siska which has 4 double rooms and 14 single bunks. Great speed and power as you sail the Whitsundays in style on board this social boat.

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Snorkel the Whitsundays

2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on Boomerang

Take this 2 day 2 night Maxi Sailing on the Whitsundays, a thrilling adventure!
Save up to $40. Book 60 days in advance of your departure date

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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Sail the Whitsundays

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.
Save up to $40. Book 60 days in advance of your departure date

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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Sailing on Broomstick

2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on Broomstick

With a thoroughbred racing history Boomerang is sure to give you a thrilling adventure!
Save up to $40. Book 60 days in advance of your departure date

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.

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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
Save up to $40. Book 60 days in advance of departure date

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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Help the crew set the sails on Prima

2 Day / 2 Night Adventure Sailing On Prima

Great for couples and travellers seeking a more intimate Whitsundays experience
Save $20. Book 60 days in advance of your departure date

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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 Eureka II

2 day / 2 night Adventure Sailing on Eureka

For a small group Whitsunday Adventure which is 2 Days and 2 Nights Eureka is the boat for you.
Save up to $20. Book 60 days in advance of departure date

Eureka is a maxi yacht but also very comfortable with a smaller maximum group size of 15 people. Choose from single bunk or double accommodation.

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Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 2 night Catamaran Sailing on Adventurer

Sail the Whitsundays on this relaxing yacht.
Save $20. Book 60 days in advance of your departure

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
Save $20. Book 60 days in advance

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.

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Experience the style, grace and pace of sailing on Derwent Hunter

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.
Save. Book 60 days in advance

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 stunning Whitehaven Beach

2 day / 2 night Solway Lass Sailing Adventure

The balance of snorkelling, hiking, relaxing and sailing is perfect on this 2 day Whitsunday sailing trip.
Save up to $60. Book 90 days in advance of your departure date

Experience sailing like it was done in years past on a classic tall ship with the old renovated fixtures and feel on this tall ship.Take your time over three days and stay in multi-share, twin or double cabin accommodation.

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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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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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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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A luxury Whitsunday day cruise especially for adults

1 Day Lady Enid Sailing

A Whitsunday day cruise especially for adults.

An awesome day out on the Lady Enid sailing the Whitsundays. A stunning yacht with great staff, great food and a visit to Whitehaven beach for a potter, swim and picnic.

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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 Entice Catamaran Sailing

See the Whitsundays in style on this catamaran sailing trip.

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.

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2 Day / 2 Night Adventure Sailing on White Swan

Luxury 2 day 2 night sailing adventure on the Whitsundays

White Swan specializes in small group nature experience which is both relaxing and fun. Sail the Whitsunday Islands with a max. of 10 guests over 2 days covering 2 nights. Epic scenic sailing, Whitehaven Beach, the Hill Inlet Lookout, amazing wildlife and snorkeling.

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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.
Book 90 days in advance of your departure date and save

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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Learn to sail with professional instruction.

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.
15% off 14 December departure

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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See the Heart Reef from the air

Reef and Whitehaven Scenic Flight from Whitsunday Airport

A 1 hour scenic flight over Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef and Heart Reef from Airlie Beach.

It's easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World on this scenic flight. On our Reef and Whitehaven Beach flight, see the ultimate view of the Whitsundays. Sights include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island, and Daydream Island.

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Take a seaplane over Whitehaven Beach

Reef Adventure Flight from Whitsunday Airport

See the Great Barrier Reef by seaplane on this Reef Adventure Flight from Air Whitsunday

Experience the beauty and excellent photo opportunities of Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hearty Reef and Heart Reef as you fly over, then enjoy 2 hours of personalized snorkelling and coral viewing in a private sheltered lagoon, where you will also enjoy sparkling wine, chilled water, cheese and crackers!

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Small group East coast tour 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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Visit Fraser Island on tour

16 Day Sydney to Cairns East Coast Essentials 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. This tour offers iconic destinations including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island and the Whitsundays. You will visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots recommended by locals. You will enjoy a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including wine tasting, wildlife, beaches, hiking, rainforest, reef, off-roading, surfing, and kayaking. This is your adventure!

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Visit world famous Fraser Island

21 Day Extraordinary East Coast Sydney to Cairns Package

Take our 21 day epic group East Coast trip between Sydney and Cairns.

Visit iconic destinations including Byron Bay, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island and the Whitsundays. We stay on two farms, visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots in between. It offers a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including wine tasting, wildlife, indigenous culture, beaches, hiking, rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, off-roading, horse-riding, surfing, kayaking….and more.

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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!
Package tour discount!

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. Let the Aussie Adventure begin!

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Visit the tropical paradise of Magnetic Island

16 Day Cairns to Sydney East Coast Essentials Tour Package

East Coast guided tour package including transport (private bus and Queensland Rail) plus Cape Tribulation day trip, Great Barrier Reef tour, 14 nights budget accommodation, a 2 Day / 1 Night Fraser Island tour, a Whitsundays trip and Rainbow Beach dolphin kayak.

This 16 day experience offers iconic destinations including Cape Tribulation, Magnetic Island, the Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Byron Bay and The Blue Mountains. We visit three very different islands, four World Heritage National Parks and some secret spots recommended by locals. It offers a great mix of unique accommodation and experiences including snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, wildlife, beaches, hiking, rainforest walks, off-roading, and kayaking