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2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

Have you tried overnight sailing around the islands of the Great Barrier Reef? If you are short on time, budget or unsure if you would like to spend more than one night on a boat, then this is the option for you. Tick off all the highlights over two full days and one night under the stars of the Southern Cross. They offer a variety of cruises ranging from the young and fun to small group family friendly experiences. Sit back and relax aboard the beautiful classic Waltzing Matilda, with a great reputation for comfort and value. If you are looking to escape large crowds (only 14 guests) Waltzing Matilda provides the full experience. Affectionately known as the “Beach Boat”, the SV Whitehaven will allow you to fully relax, forget about everyday life and sail away to a slice of paradise. Sail around the Whitsunday Islands aboard a 70-year-old ketch for a full two days/one-night adventure on Summertime, with the extras like a Jacuzzi, kayaks for all passengers and fully air-conditioned vessel.

A Cruise for Couples - Explore Whitsundays

The original Whitsunday Cruise, Dive and Sail Company, starting in 1985 - with Southern Cross Sailing Adventures. Today Prosail, Australian Tallships, Prima Sailing and Eureka Sailing specialise in overnight sailing holidays. Sail and dive the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a fully crewed sailing holiday. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, guided island bush walks, or simply relax on the beach. The fleet offers a choice of Adventure Sailing holidays for the 18 to 35s with daily departures, Tall Ship and Deluxe Cruises, which operate in tours for couples or families of all ages. Explore Whitsundays Sail Training where you to learn to sail in Australia's premier sailing ground, the Whitsundays. Explore Whitsundays Sail Training conducts various maritime courses. The courses are for recreational or commercial purposes and meet the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). Private Charters are available for couples to large groups, for Team Building, Education or Functions.

A Cruise for Couples - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures (WSA) offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing and diving tours in the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Their fleet of owner operators have a high focus on crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience. Professional crew to guide you around the Islands, on board accommodation, snorkeling equipment including wet suits, fantastic food prepared fresh daily, fresh linen, daily departures from Airlie Beach, Sail Away No More to Pay. Your sailing adventure in the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef will probably be a once in a lifetime experience, so go on and spoil yourself with a private double cabin on one of their large, comfortable, well appointed yachts. Savour your time at sea in comfort, style and privacy. Many of their private double cabins are fully air-conditioned and some even offer en-suites.

Absolute Airlie

Absolute Airlie offer a range of guided bushwalking tours that explore the secret side of the Whitsundays. You'll discover absolute natural beauty in ancient rainforests, atop awe-inspiring mountains, on secluded coral beaches and beneath refreshing waterfalls. Soak up the serenity, breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs on their nature based, small group, half and full day tours. They welcome everyone from families with children to retirees, from young couples to groups of friends, there's something for everyone!

Adventure Catamarans - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

Catamarans are renowned for their stable cruising and Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers two unique options to choose from over four vessels. All their tours offer travellers a chance to swim in crystal clear waters and snorkelling in sheltered bays. Leave footprints on Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a guided walk through the Australian bush. All passengers will witness the swirly sands at Hill Inlet. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures have a catamaran for all types of adventure seekers, Wings Sailing Adventures offers up to seven locations over two days and two nights for the 'Flash Packer' who wants to enjoy all the extras or you can sail in style with one of their love cats 'Whitsunday Getaways' for those that are chasing a bit more luxury with four private cabins on each vessel all with their own private en suites. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures (WSA) offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing tours in the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Their fleet of owner operators have a high focus on crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience.

Adventure Catamarans and Yachts - ISail Whitsundays

ISail Whitsundays specialises in small group nature adventure experience, sailing the Whitsunday Islands with a group of maximum 10 people. Each tour gives you the highlights of the Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, snorkelling and central northern islands in a personalised casual atmosphere aboard quality boats. Experience scenic sailing amongst untouched picturesque islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and snorkelling. Three great boats to choose from: Blizzard - a 50 foot long yacht and two identical Entice Catamarans - 46 foot long sailing catamarans. ISail's tours are equally suitable for 'young' single travellers as well couples, families with adult or teenage children, mature young at heart travellers or anyone more interested in nature and activities than partying.   ISail Whitsundays is a small family owned company. They are all passionate sailors who love the water and the Whitsundays Islands.  The islands deserve much more than a quick visit to some highlights.  Sailing into the sunset, dining under the stars, enjoying a morning coffee watching sea creatures coming to the surface, getting to know new people and experiencing moving under the power of wind alone are all things which should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

Adventure Cruise and Sail – Southern Cross Sailing

Adventure Cruise and Sail - Southern Cross Sailing Adventures specialise in overnight sailing holidays. Sail and dive the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on one of their fully crewed sailing holidays. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, taking a guided island bush walk with one of their eco certified tours or simply relax on the beach. The fleet offers a choice of Adventure Sailing holidays for the 18 to 35's with daily departures, Tall Ship and Deluxe Cruises, which operate in three and four star markets and offer tours for families to couples of all ages. All tours include freshly prepared meals.

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

Want to see the best of Whitsundays in half a day? Fly with Air Whitsunday an award winning Whitsunday Tourism Icon, snorkel in secluded coral suspended lagoon, travel in style to Whitehaven Beach and arrive at the Great Barrier Reef in only 30 minutes. Air Whitsunday has proudly been providing an unsurpassed tour and transport service in the Whitsundays for 44 years. Their tours showcase a panoramic perspective of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park including the iconic Heart Reef; a pristine private snorkelling location amidst the coral suspended Hardy Lagoon; ambient stops at the stunning Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands National Park; and day trips to tropical Palm Bay Resort on Long Island.

Australian Tallship Cruises

Australian Tallship Cruises offer guests plenty of variety on their Whitsunday Sailing Adventure. Cruise the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park onboard a magnificent, fully crewed sailing holiday. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, taking a guided island bush walk with an eco certified tour or simply relax on a beach. The knowledge of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will help ensure that a visit to this magnificent area will provoke wonderful memories, visit world famous Whitehaven Beach or even hunt for Aboriginal artwork on a bushwalk - the possibilities are endless. Australian Tallship Cruises also offers corporate or private charters for events such as team building, weddings and birthdays.

Cruise Whitsundays

Cruise Whitsundays' day cruise range features trips to 'must see' Whitsunday icons, including the Great Barrier Reef Adventure trip to Cruise Whitsundays' innovative and spacious reef pontoon and Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure, onboard one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans. Cruise Whitsundays also provide a seamless and hassle-free Island Resort Connections service for arriving and departing passengers. You will travel on one of three modern vessels, custom designed to provide passenger comfort and maximum enjoyment. Or choose from an exciting range of island escape day cruises to breathtaking destinations in the heart of the Whitsunday islands. Enjoy Hamilton Island resort facilities, or explore the walking tracks - the choice is yours.

Derwent Hunter, Tall Ship Adventures Whitsunday

Set sail on the adventure of a life time in the Whitsundays. Experience the style, grace and pace of sailing on the classic timber tall ship, Derwent Hunter for the day. Derwent Hunter visits some of the best snorkelling destinations in the Whitsundays. After a delicious morning tea, pick up a private mooring located at the northern Whitsunday Island reef and enjoy snorkelling on fringing corals. Explore the deserted island beach of the Whitsundays' only sand cay. Many snorkellers get the chance to swim with the large resident turtles who call this area home. Visit a second beach/snorkelling location before returning to the vessel for a hearty fresh smorgasbord lunch freshly prepared on board. Learn about the unique history of the Hunter and help to respect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef. Get involved and help the crew hoist the sails to sail back to Airlie Beach across the Whitsunday Passage. You can enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine from their onboard bar, with a delectable cheese platter for afternoon tea. (Itinerary subject to weather conditions).

Explore Group - Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach - perfectly positioned as the gateway to some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery including the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Explore Group are a marine based tourism operator that pride themselves in offering unique experiences in amazing places. Operating out of Airlie Beach in Australia, Explore Group offer daily direct trips out to dive and snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef.

Island Jet Boating

Island tours with a twist! Island Jet is available for private charters and is a fantastic touring option for groups of up to 12 people. Experience a one hour exciting offshore jet boat ride through the iconic Whitsunday waters, zooming at high speed with amazing sightseeing thrills and spins, spread out over a 40 kilometre journey of pure adventure. This extended 60 minute jet boat ride incorporates the beautiful waterways of Airlie Beach, South Molle Island and Daydream Island, all in one tour. Board the mighty Island Jet Boat and travel through the pristine waters of the Whitsunday Islands, surrounded by tropical island resorts before heading into the Whitsunday Passage where the tricks and stunts continue. This exciting offshore jet boat experience offers fishtails, spins and slides while enjoying the stunning Whitsunday scenery. Catering for small personalised groups of 12, Island Jet Boating offers a must do Airlie Beach adventure.

Just Tuk'n Around

Just Tuk'n Around are a local business that offers a very quirky tour with a difference. The Secrets of Airlie will be revealed. They have several different tours that are environmentally friendly. They have 14 tuk tuks to their fleet and cater for people of all ages. Some of their tours are Progressive dinners, Champagne Breakfast, Sunset tours, Punters Run, Kids birthdays and Weddings - they can do it all.

Kiana Sail and Dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Islands

Sail and Dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands on their 16.4 metre ketch and enjoy your first dive for free. Kiana is the only vessel in the region that caters for small numbers to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Below decks is fully air-conditioned and fitted out for maximum comfort for 14 passengers. Enjoy the comfort of Kiana’s large saloon area and private cabins. Above deck there’s lots of room for gearing up to go diving, snorkelling or relaxing in the sun. Explore, dive or snorkel the incredible diversity of the islands and outer Great Barrier Reef. This trip offers great opportunities for both certified divers and first-timers. Scuba diving amongst the coral playgrounds of the Great Barrier Reef is a prime focus on board. You will also spend a fun time in the clear shallow waters of world famous Whitehaven Beach and take a walk up to one of the regions highlights being Hill Inlet, admiring the swirly sands below. Their skipper, hostess and dive instructor will ensure you enjoy the best of both worlds. Sailing and diving by day with great food and a relaxed atmosphere in the evening.

Ocean Rafting

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience, with special permits allowing the vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. An optional buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand. Tours depart from Abell Point Marina North and courtesy coach pickups are included.

Providence V Whitsundays

Providence V is a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner which offers day and sunset sails in the Whitsundays. The Whitehaven and Dumbell day sail takes you through Whitsunday Passage through Hook Passage to Whitsunday Island and offers morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. Anchor in Tongue Bay and take in world famous Whitehaven Beach from the Hill Inlet lookout before walking down to the white sand. Spend time on the beach before heading to Dumbbell Island.​ Snorkel in the beautiful reef around the island before heading home again feasting on a fruit and cheese platter. Hoist a sail or chill on deck! ​

Red Cat Adventures

Red Cat Adventures is a multi award winning Australian owned charter boat company providing exceptional trips around the Whitsunday Islands. They place absolute importance on ensuring every trip is an amazing experience for their passengers. Thundercat Whitsundays is an exhilarating day boat that suits a wide range of travellers, including singles, couples, groups and families. Tongarra Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is a two-day, two-night sailing experience aimed at fun-loving backpackers travelling on a budget. Ride to Paradise is an all-inclusive two-day, two-night resort stay package showing travellers the best of the Whitsundays. This tour offers serenity and stars by night and once in a lifetime experiences during the day. Paradise Cove Resort is a privately-owned estate at Woodwark Bay, surrounded by 10000 acres of National Park. The resort brings peace through the natural beauty of absolute oceanfront tropical gardens and fringed by white sand and towering coconut palms. All Red Cat products offer travellers the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters and snorkel in sheltered bays. Leave footprints on Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a guided walk through the Australian Bush. Guests will see the iconic swirling sand at Hill Inlet and get to take those ‘once in a lifetime’ photos.

Renegade Fishing Charters

Renegade Fishing Charters are a premium fishing charter experience, located in the Whitsundays. They operate Game, Sport and Reef fishing charters on board their two vessels (38 foot and 34 foot game boats) purpose built for comfortable fishing. Operating from Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach and most other island resorts and offering a professional experience with local guides.

Sea Sprint

Sea Sprint is a high-quality marine operator in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays. Their modern, fast and comfortable vessels are designed to give their guests the best Whitsunday Island experience. Sea Sprint offers two-day tours, Express and Premium which includes visits to the National Park, Whitehaven Beach, secluded beaches in the Whitsundays, as well as beach activities including snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding.