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Airlie Beach: 2-Day, 2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Tour

1. Airlie Beach: 2-Day, 2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Tour

Soak up the stunning world heritage listed Whitsunday Islands and fringing Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, while taking in the sun’s rejuvenating rays, never feeling overcrowded. Just the way it’s meant to be. Avatar caters to guests of all ages. She sleeps 26 guests and 3 crew in a mixture of open plan bunks and private doubles. All meals are freshly prepared on board and include: spaghetti Bolognese, beef tacos, fresh meats, salads, breads, fruits, dips and crackers plus loads more! You won’t go hungry! Avatar Whitsundays is truly a sailing specialist. 2-day 2-night tours of the Whitsunday Islands can include – Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island and Whitsunday Island, with snorkelling stops at Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay plus plenty of other awesome locations. Snorkelling equipment, stinger suits/wetsuits are all included. Avatar is one of the fastest, most high-tech racing yachts ever to be offered for charter in Australia, so if your taste is for the extreme side, this is the boat to be on.

From Airlie Beach: 2-Day Whitsundays Sailing & Camping Trip

2. From Airlie Beach: 2-Day Whitsundays Sailing & Camping Trip

Discover the best of the Whitsunday Islands on this 2-day sail from Airlie Beach. Enjoy captivating snorkel excursions each day, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed islands, and explore the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit locations such as Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island, and Whitsunday Island. Stop to snorkel at Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, and Blue Pearl Bay. Sleep on a spacious maxi yacht on the first night and camp on one of the islands surrounding the Whitsundays on the second night. Help assist the crew by hoisting the mainsail and dropping anchor at each exciting destination. Alternatively, sit back and relax on the spacious deck and enjoy the view of the pristine Whitsunday Islands. Every evening, roll up your sleeves and help the crew prepare mouth-watering specialties like beef stew, spaghetti bolognese, fresh bread, green salad, pasta salads, and much more. Or, position yourself at the ship’s prow where you can watch the sky change from yellow to magenta as the sun sets.

Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

3. Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable 2 or 3-night sailing experience while visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Go on bush-walks, relax on pristine beaches, and explore 4-6 snorkeling sites. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for a whole day on the 3-night option and 5 hours on the 2-night option. Explore various Whitsundays Islands on bush-walks ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours. Experience magical Whitsundays sunset beach hangouts at Langford Island Sand Spit, Scrubhen Beach, and/or Chalkie's Beach. In the evenings, chill on deck with our crew and your new mates, have a few drinks, stargaze, and then let the calm water gently rock you to sleep. On the 3 night option only, you also get the opportunity to visit the outer Great Barrier Reef (weather depending) to snorkel some of the most pristine waters in the world. Return on the last day at approximately 3:30 PM. Straight after your tour, keep the adventure alive and meet your crew and fellow passengers for a catch up at the after-party in Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

4. Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Depart from the Coral Sea Marina in the Northern Village, which is only a short walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. You will cruise around Pioneer Bay and then get up close to many of the points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot turtles on the way, and on Wednesdays you can see the locals on their weekly yacht race. Watch a picture-perfect sunset and observe Airlie start to light up at dusk, whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly.  The Sundowner is a fully covered purpose-built catamaran designed for socializing. Unlike a yacht, it has a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome. Plenty of seating is available on board, and every seat has a great view of the Ocean.

Airlie Beach: Providence Tallship Sunset Sail Whitsundays

5. Airlie Beach: Providence Tallship Sunset Sail Whitsundays

Embark on an adventure and set sail on a 2-hour sunset sail across the bay. Be welcomed on board with a glass of bubbles.  Relax on the green cushioned seats on deck. Help pull up a sail, or two if you feel like it or just chill on deck and take in the tropical sunset.  Enjoy some snacks on the platter consisting of crusty bread, cheeses, fruit, and dips. This experience is perfect for a romantic evening and a journey to remember. Experience the boat Providence V that was in a Hollywood movie called Survive the Savage Seas and is one of the most picturesque sailing boats in the Whitsundays. The boat is built from North Queensland timber and is a replica of the old Grand Banks fishing boats,  a Bluenose or Gloucester schooner.

Tongarra: All-Inclusive Day Sail

6. Tongarra: All-Inclusive Day Sail

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 2-hour sail to the first snorkel location. These reefs are home to some of the most spectacular coral formations and an incredible range of marine life in the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays. The accredited ECO guides will provide in-depth history about the islands and their marine life. Enjoy a delicious lunch break on the deck of Tongarra in the middle of a small tropical oasis — the perfect place to soak up the spectacular views before setting sail again. After lunch, take a short trip to the beautiful Langford Island Sandbar. Snorkel off the beach with the resident turtles, hike the scenic bushwalk or relax on the sands of this idyllic location for the next 2 hours. You will also have access to paddleboards and a banana boat ride. You will then sail back to Coral Sea Marina, returning at 6 PM.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

I loved this trip!!! I was travelling solo and met so many wonderful people. The boat was clean, well organised and the crew where outstanding. Food was great too (thanks chef). We went snorkelling and visited Whitehaven beach. We encountered some rough weather on the second day, however I felt safe the entire time and it just added to the adventure. One thing I will mention is the sleeping situation. I was on the avatar and all the beds are double beds (with only one single and one triple bed). As a solo traveler I was under the impression there would be more single beds. Luckily I befriended some lovely ladies who I bunked with, however, this is just something I wished to share for other solo travellers if you weren’t comfortable sharing a bed with a stranger. Would totally recommend this trip to anyone travelling internationally or from Australia. I had the most amazing time and the Whitsundays was absolutely beautiful!!

This tour was incredible. The crew were fantastic, Joanna, Carter and the the skipper, Alex all went above and beyond to give us an unforgettable experience, in very testing conditions. despite the weather we had a very comfortable and safe time in a beautiful part of the world. Alex's knowledge and expertise of the area, Australia, and obviously sailing, which he shares with you is a huge bonus as well. The meals were amazing too. Very happy with the experience even though we came in the wet season, credit to the crew and especially the skipper. 10/10 would absolutely reccomend this tour as a must do, while in the whitsundays.

Lovely trip regardless of the wet weather. Knowledgeable captain, good humoured and professional. Jasmine was lovely, very friendly. Decent wine, little snacks and a great atmosphere. Good for spotting sea turtles sand the occasional dolphin or dugong. Great for all types of travelers.

We booked this for our first night in airlie - we started off with a glass of bubbles, and got a second one before the sales went up. Gluten free and low Carb catered for. Couldn't ask for any better

Very relaxing. Tour guides were great. The snorkeling was very good. Just need more Nemo's in the water! Saw many turtles.