Overnight Whitsunday Islands Sailing

The Whitsundays Island are a must-do in Australia, book an overnight Whitsunday Islands sailing trip today!

Whether traveling 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 that 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 Whitsunday 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 to the Whitsundays 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 to the Whitsundays 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 to Airlie Beach 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

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    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 one Day tour Whitsundays

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    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
  • Ocean Rafting Best Boat for Sailing the Whitsundays

    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.

    $169
    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 boat whitsundays sailing 3 days 2 nights

    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 sailing whitsundays 3 nights. Luxury sailing on a catamaran.

    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.

    $699
    Trip Styles:Budget
  • Deck shot Hammer Best Boat for Sailing the Whitsundays

    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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