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Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands 2-Day Sailing Tour

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

On this unique sailing tour, experience nature's finest while you cruise through the Whitsunday Islands. Relax with a knowledgeable crew at your side and marvel at the unblemished beauty of these 72 islands. Known for the Great Barrier Reef, let yourself be enchanted by the islands' vivid colors. Set out from Airlie Beach to begin your sailing adventure. Take in the turquoise and azure waters of this tropical paradise, hugging the curve of white sandy beaches, as you make your way to the Whitsundays. Along the way, pause for snorkeling in stunning spots, including Hill Inlet Lookout. While on board, enjoy the panoramic views and relax on the spacious deck. Tame your appetite with local produce from the Whitsundays: crunchy salads, tropical fruit, and homemade Spaghetti Bolognese for dinner, all freshly prepared by the lovely crew onboard. Sip on a cool refreshment as a hazy orange sunset adorns the horizon. Once the stars have taken center stage and the ocean is glistening with moonlight, settle into your bed for the night and let the music of the waves gently lapping at the keel lull you to sleep. In the morning, it's time for more exploring. After a hearty breakfast, don your wetsuit once more and dive in the water around Whitehaven Beach to experience the Great Barrier Reef up close. Teeming with wildlife, revel in the sheer beauty of the underwater world as you snorkel and explore. Towards the end of the second day, depart from the tropical oasis of the Whitsundays to arrive back at Airlie Beach and conclude your tour in the late afternoon.

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

2. 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

3. 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: 3-Day 2-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

4. Whitsunday Islands: 3-Day 2-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable 2-night adventure sailing experience while visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for up to 5 hours. Go on bush-walks, relax on pristine beaches, and explore up to 4 snorkeling sites. 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. 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.

Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

5. Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

Explore the Great Barrier Reef during the day, and sleep on an open deck during the night out at sea on this immersive reef experience. Watch the sunset over the water, enjoy gourmet food and watch the stars as you fall asleep. Travel on a high-speed, comfortable vessel 39 nautical miles from shore to the reef. The approximately 3-hour trip to the destination counts as its own sightseeing adventure. Spot whales at certain times of the year. Arrive at the permanently moored pontoon on Hardy Reef – one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life, runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper.   Explore the reef all day with your choice of swimming, snorkeling, and more. Curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. As dusk approaches, watch for turtles who nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch the sunset while you sip your sundowner...the reef comes to life in the darkness of the night. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner and full use of the bar. Gaze at a gazillion stars from your comfy Reefbed on the top deck of the pontoon. Our Reefbeds are comfortable queen beds with snug bedding. On a clear night, you can sleep with the cover open — just you, the sea air, and the stars. Be lulled to sleep by the tranquility of being in the middle of the ocean. Enjoy a breakfast followed by more time exploring the reef. Embark on optional guided snorkeling and diving trips and visit very special spots. Get the chance to see Giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, tropical fish, turtles, and reef sharks (not guaranteed). Choose to visit the underwater viewing chamber and look at the coral from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel.

From Airlie Beach: Whitsundays 3-Night Private Yacht Charter

6. From Airlie Beach: Whitsundays 3-Night Private Yacht Charter

Cruise around the Whitsunday Islands on this private 4-day charter from Airlie Beach. Discover a stunning array of marine life, snorkel in the best fringing reefs, see artwork from the First Nation in Ngaro Cave, and savor fresh seafood on board.  Celebrate as you step on board with sunset nibbles and a glass of bubbles and set sail across the Whitsunday Passage for your first quiet anchorage away from the crowds. Settle into your cabins - all with en suites.  Dine on deck under the stars from local cuisine (Barramundi, fresh salads, crusty bread, and NQ Tiger prawns - to name a few items on the menu).  Make a walk up to the Ngaro Cave to see artworks from the Aboriginal peoples with many interpretations of their lives.  Then, head for Whitehaven depending on the winds and the tides, and spend the morning or afternoon luxuriating in the white silicate sand and splashing around in the turquoise waters in sheltered bays.  Visit the best spots to see Manta rays and walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout to see why Whitehaven Beach has been voted one of the best 10 beaches in the world. Savor lunch on board, before heading off to your first snorkeling spot.  Spend the afternoon sailing and relaxing. Drop anchor on a quiet second night and a snorkel with your guide. Feed George the Maori Wrasse and swim alongside. The next morning depending on wind and tide head for more snorkeling spots and beach time at Langford spit.  Finally, on day 4, set sail homeward bound across the Whitsunday Passage back to Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands 2-Night Yacht Trip w/Meals

7. Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands 2-Night Yacht Trip w/Meals

Jump onboard MiLady, a 54ft French yacht to see the best of the Whitsundays with welcome onboard glass of bubbles and a tantalising platter and head out to see a tropical sunset and our first quiet anchorage. Depending on the wind and the tides, spend 3 hours on Whitehaven without the crowds. Swim in turquoise waters and luxuriate in the dazzling white silicate sands. And then board the vessel and sample our beautiful local cuisine North Queensland tiger prawns. Dinners includes reef fish or Tassie steak. All diets are catered for. The next anchorage and a beautiful snorkelling spot. You may visit our own snorkel trail where we help collect data for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Optional visit to an indigenous cave once inhabited by the seafaring Ngaro people. And there's always paddleboarding or more snorkelling.

Airlie Beach: Private Guided 2-Night Yacht Sailing Cruise

8. Airlie Beach: Private Guided 2-Night Yacht Sailing Cruise

Set sail across the Whitsunday Passage on a guided two-night cruise on a luxury sailboat. Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life with this sea excursion to Ngaro Cave and Whitehaven. Swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and relax. Dine on fresh seafood and take in the seaside views. Enjoy a welcome onboard with some snacks and drinks for the sunset sail across the passage. Settle into your en suite cabins and dine on deck under the stars. Savor fresh Barramundi fish, salad, bread, and tiger prawns, to name a few items on the menu.  Start your second day with a walk to the Ngaro Cave on Hook Island and see artwork from the local First Nation people. Head to Whitehaven and spend time luxuriating in the white silica sand and splashing around in the turquoise waters in sheltered bays. Visit the best spots to see Manta rays. Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout to see why Whitehaven Beach has been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world. Eat lunch back on board. Spend the afternoon, sailing, snorkeling with your guide, and feeding George the friendly Maori Wrasse fish.  Spend the last morning snorkeling and swimming before heading back to Airlie Beach.

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4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We had a great trip on the Avatar! The boat itself is lovely with massive areas you can relax and sunbathe on. The sleeping conditions although a bit hot are also fine for a boat. You’re the first people at Whitehaven beach for about 4 hours as you arrive at 7am which was amazing. As we left at 10.30 tonnes of boats arrived up so being there alone was really special. Also snorkelled in some cool spots. Food was great. Not really party boat in our experience, although this suited us! Constructive feedback would be that on the first day you don’t really do much. You get on at midday and we snorkelled at one spot for about an hour, then you are just on the boat for the rest of the day. If you don’t mind chilling it’s fine however another activity on the afternoon of the first day such as a beach visit or walk would have been welcomed. Apart from that, amazing trip with lovely chilled crew! Thank you.

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.

We had a special and unique experience. Alex and the crew- Carter and Dylan were great! They cooked us delicious food, explained everything to us, took us to amazing places to snorkel and took us to the stunningly beautiful beach of whitehaven island. The sleeping conditions were challenging, but we managed and slept well and they contributed to the experience! Many thanks to Ozsail for the amazing experience. We were with 3 children (5,8,11) and they also really enjoyed it!

We were a little unlucky with the weather, and then had a technical problem that reduced the amount of proper sailing we could do. It was nevertheless so much fun and worth the trip! Great crew and atmosphere on board (3-night trip on Condor).

Fantastic experience, can recommend anybody if possible to do this at least once in their live