The Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef

Ahoy skipper! Grab your sextant and get all hands on deck, it’s time for a sail to the pearls of the Coral Sea. Tell the rest of the world to wait, and let the jaw-dropping Whitsunday Islands weave that much needed magic into your holiday. 

  • Set sail and explore the Great Barrier Reef in style. Hire a crew or take the helm of your own vessel and go bareboating along the Whitsundays breathtaking reefs and islands. Whether on an ocean racer, tall ship, luxury yacht or launch, there’s a sailing experience to suit your skills.
  • Island hop your way from Hamilton Island, to Daydream, and Hayman (and the many others). Each with a signature vibe and fringing reef to become acquainted with.
  • Take a scenic flight and experience the beauty from above of one of nature’s astonishing natural wonders, Heart Reef.
  • Spend a night on the Great Barrier Reef with the only permanent pontoon accommodation of its kind in Australia. It’s a truly unique and amazing experience where you’ll watch the reef come alive under the starry night.
  • Join a fishing adventure of a lifetime with day and overnight trips to unexplored reefs. You might even catch the big one!

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Ocean Rafting

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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.

Cruise Whitsundays

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Cruise Whitsundays' day cruise range features trips to 'must see' Whitsunday icons, including the Great Barrier Reef Adventures trip to Cruise Whitsundays' innovative and spacious reef pontoon, and Whitehaven Beach Camira Day Sailing Adventure, onboard one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans.
Adventure Sailing on the Great Barrier Reef. Thrill and Chill with two days and two nights on Silent Night, Aussie Classic two days and one night on Waltzing Matilda or Multi Award Winning Eco Sailing Safaris days days and one night on SV Whitehaven.

Wings Whitsunday Adventures

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Wings Whitsunday Adventures offers you a combination of sailing, snorkelling and bushwalking amongst the Whitsunday Islands, fringing and outer Great Barrier Reef. Their modern catamarans allow stable sailing and easy movement around the decks for sunbathing, relaxing and socializing with 20 to 30 other passengers.

Explore Hamilton Island

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Explore Hamilton Island, based on Hamilton Island in the heart of the Whitsundays specialising in boutique style day cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, and evening sunset cruises.
Adventure Cruise Dive 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.
Adventure Sailing - ProSail Maxi Whitsundays allows you the opportunity to participate, take the wheel, hoist the sails and grind the winches on some of the most famous yachts in racing history, whilst visiting the very best destinations the Whitsunday's has to offer.
The original Whitsunday Cruise, Dive and Sail Company, starting in 1985 - with Southern Cross Sailing Adventures. Today Prosail, Whitsunday Catamarans, Australian Tallships and Eureka Sailing specialise in overnight sailing holidays.

OzSail

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Their sailing vessels conduct awesome holidays around the Whitsunday Islands and fringing Great Barrier Reef. Sail, snorkel, explore or simply relax in the stunning Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Sea kayaking, sailing, exploring the World Heritage Listed Whitsunday Islands, visiting Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling or diving the Great Barrier Reef provide an action packed adventure! Summertime has been lovingly restored and immaculately maintained while retaining all of her old world charm, with classic oiled timbers which are combined with the modern convenience of a fully air-conditioned vessel.
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