Whitsunday Islands Multi-day trips

Our most recommended Whitsunday Islands Multi-day trips

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.

Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

2. 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.

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.

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

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

Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef during both day and night and enjoy a 'reef sleepover' out at sea! Day 1: 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, snorkelling 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 sun set 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 starts from your comfy swag set-up on the top deck of the pontoon. A swag is a cozy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress and snug bedding. On a clear night you can sleep with the cover open - just you, the sea air and the stars. The tranquility of being in the middle of the ocean lulls you to sleep. Day 2: Enjoy a breakfast of bacon and eggs, toast and cereal with coffee and tea, followed by more time exploring the reef. Embark on optional guided snorkelling and diving trips and visit very special spots. Giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks might make an appearance. Choose to visit the underwater viewing chamber and look at the coral from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel. You'll head home with plenty of memories and stories to tell. Boat returns to Port of Airlie at 6:10 PM Sample Menu: please indicate your choice at time of booking. • Char-grilled 150g eye fillet steak served with 1/2 garlic butter bay bug, cooked to your liking • Spinach and ricotta ravioli served with tomato sugo, roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese • Slow braised lamb shank cooked in red wine and thyme and served with root vegetables • Thai fish curry served with steamed rice

Airlie Beach: Private Guided 2-Night Yacht Sailing Cruise

5. 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.

From Airlie Beach: Whitsundays 4-Day Private Yacht Charter

6. From Airlie Beach: Whitsundays 4-Day 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.

Whitsunday Islands: Multi-Day Private Charter Sailing Yacht

7. Whitsunday Islands: Multi-Day Private Charter Sailing Yacht

Plot your dream sailing trip to the Whitsunday Islands with a fully customizable expedition aboard a private yacht. There is no set itinerary here - you have the whole boat and crew to yourselves, so you can plan a unique itinerary based on the time available, interests of your group, weather conditions, and the tides. Choose between a 3 or 4-day itinerary and set sail for the incredible Whitsunday Islands. Examples of the activities available on a 4-day charter are listed below: 1. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for a whole day. Take your time at these beautiful places and maximise your relaxation. 2. Visit multiple hand-picked snorkelling locations around the islands. If you choose the 4-day charter option, you can visit the outer Great Barrier Reef (weather permitting) where you can snorkel amongst untouched reef and marine life in some of the clearest and pristine waters in the world. 3. Go for bush-walks/hikes on various islands that range from 20 minutes to 3 hours. 4. Experience the beauty of the sunsets of the area by stopping at hangouts such as Langford Island Sand Spit Reef, Scrubhen Beach, or Chalkie’s Beach. In the evenings, chill on deck with the crew and your group, take a drink or two, stargaze, then allow the calm waters to gently rock you to sleep.

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What people are saying about Whitsunday Islands

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

J'ai fait cette excurssion avec une amie et nous n'avons pas été déçues du tout! Il faut oublier son confort fortement restreint sur un bateau mais il est finalement peu important. Vous avez la chance de voir une des plus belles plage du monde (et totalement d'accord) mais aussi de nager au coeur de l'océan avec les poissons. De plus, les soirées sur le bateau sont supers sympas! Vous partagez avec les autres et assistez à un super coucher de soleil! Le personnel est top! Je recommande fortement cette excurssion.

Everything was perfect from start to finish! The activities were superb and the team, Alex, Nathan and Johanna went out of their way for our comfort. The food on board was delicious. If you are looking for a cruise on the WhiteSundays do not hesitate.

It was a great trip! the crew was very nice and since we left so early we had Whitehaven Beach to ourselves for a while. the other stops were all great and I can only recommend this trip!

Great experience on the boat, got to Whitehaven first in den morning and had a lot of fun with the group!

Great experience, totally recommended for anyone visiting the Whitsundays.