A Cruise for Couples - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

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A Cruise for Couples - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Their vessels are all Owner Operated resulting in a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalized service and a truly individual and unique experience.

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. From Stylish Classic Cruising to Performance Sailing, Reef Diving, Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has got it all.

Professional crew to guide you around the Islands, on board accommodation, snorkeling equipment including wet suits, fantastic food prepared fresh daily on-board, 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. Savor 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.

Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

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Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Summertime - Sail and Dive Adventures

Sea kayaking, sailing, exploring the World Heritage Listed Whitsunday Islands, visiting Whitehaven Beach and 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.

Summertime is the only vessel in the region that allows all guests to experience guided kayaking safaris on our ‘sit on top’ kayaks, this lets us guide you on an ecofriendly exploration of hidden inlets and fringing reefs as a group which is a highlight of this cruise.

Being a full dive boat with an on board compressor, passengers have the opportunity to dive at our selected reef spots, learn from our on board dive instructor about the marine environment whilst being guided on a dive, our instructors allow people the opportunity who have never dived, to experience firsthand the beauty of this underwater paradise.

Meals from our renowned menu, plenty of shaded areas, spacious decks, share or private cabins and the on board hot tub/spa will make for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise.

Indicative rates

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$629 $729
Whitsunday Getaway - Sailing in Style (2 Nights)

Go on, spoil yourself and indulge. Only eight guests in four private cabins all fully air-conditioned with en-suites.

‘Whitsunday Getaway’ is a stunning European designed and built Fountain Pajot 43 foot sailing catamaran that caters to the discerning guest. Ideal for cruising and sailing for couples, she is a fast stable vessel that uses her speed to take you to more destinations. Sunbake on the fore deck trampolines or relax in the shade of her aft deck. Indulge in the fantastic fresh food prepared on-board and choose between either alfresco dining or eating in the comfort of our fully air conditioned vessel.

Snorkel the colourful corals as most of the abundant marine life are close to the surface, admire stunning beaches, tranquil anchorages and the legendary Whitsunday Islands. At night the boat will be safely anchored in a calm bay allowing you time to socialise or just relax under the stars of the southern hemisphere.
Our small group numbers allow us to visit pristine locations within the marine park, seeing the best of the Whitsunday islands whilst avoiding the crowds. Climb aboard and cruise the crystal blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style.

Indicative rates

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$795 $795
Whitsunday Getaway - Sailing in Style (3 Nights)

Go on, spoil yourself and indulge. Only eight guests in four private cabins all fully air-conditioned with en-suites.

‘Whitsunday Getaway’ is a stunning European designed and built Fountain Pajot 43 foot sailing catamaran that caters to the discerning guest. Ideal for cruising and sailing for couples, she is a fast stable vessel that uses her speed to take you to more destinations. Sunbake on the fore deck trampolines or relax in the shade of her aft deck. Indulge in the fantastic fresh food prepared on-board and choose between either alfresco dining or eating in the comfort of our fully air conditioned vessel.

Snorkel the colourful corals as most of the abundant marine life are close to the surface, admire stunning beaches, tranquil anchorages and the legendary Whitsunday Islands. At night the boat will be safely anchored in a calm bay allowing you time to socialise or just relax under the stars of the southern hemisphere.
Our small group numbers allow us to visit pristine locations within the marine park, seeing the best of the Whitsunday islands whilst avoiding the crowds. Climb aboard and cruise the crystal blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style.

Indicative rates

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$965 $965
Silent Night - Performance Sailing

Silent Night’ is performance sailing in comfort. With wide, flat decks above and comfortable accommodation below, she carries a maximum of 12 passengers in a friendly fun environment.

Contemporary design combined with a comfortable fitout adds to the experience of cutting edge speed with this fun sailing adventure.

‘Silent Night’ is credited with multiple wins on the Australian east coast racing circuit. Formally known as Madame De Farge, Silent Night has a colourful history, for all you sailing enthusiasts.

Experience the natural wonders of the Whitsundays as our eco accredited operation includes Whitehaven Beach, bush walks including Hill Inlet, snorkeling on amazing fringing coral reefs teeming with marine life and eco friendly activities which enhances your experience and minimizes your impact on this magnificent setting for your adventure sailing holiday.

Get involved in hands on sailing or you can just sit back, relax and take in the view as you work on your tan. With action sailing, snorkeling and beach walking by day, a wind down drink and music under the stars by night with the added advantage of single share & private cabins with low passenger numbers.

Indicative rates

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$499 $589
Kiana - Outer Great Barrier Reef & Islands

Sail and Dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands on our 16.4m 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.

Our 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 evenings.

Indicative rates

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$749 $849
Waltzing Matilda - Classic Cruising 2 Days And 1 Night

Short on time or on a budget? With 2 days/1 night and a reputation for comfort and value, we will sail you to the highlights of the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkel the most amazing fringing reefs, relax, run barefooted on an unspoilt beach and anchor at a picturesque bay.

Built in Queensland with a reputation for providing an unforgettable sailing experience that combines comfort with adventure, this 60ft (18m) Roberts Ketch provides a spacious and relaxed atmosphere to cruise our northern tropical waters, on-board you will find a spacious saloon area with 8ft of head room, plenty of uncluttered deck area with room to stretch out, comfortable cabins with a choice of private or shared cabins with no sleeping in common areas with the added bonus of hand basins in most cabins. This vessel is ideally suited for those travelers that are looking to escape the large crowds.

Of a night, sit back and relax under the Southern Cross while our crew grills you a steak on the BBQ. With just 14 passengers and 2 crew, ‘Waltzing Matilda’ will ensure your trip is truly memorable

Indicative rates

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$395 $429

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Conway National Park

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Conway National Park is a peaceful coastal park with rainforest-clad hills, secluded beaches and panoramic outlooks over the scenic Whitsunday area. This park includes the rainforest-clad Conway Peninsula and protects the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland. Hoop pines grow on coastal ridges and in damp gullies, emerging above the rainforest canopy. Rugged, steep, rocky cliffs provide a spectacular 35 kilometre-long backdrop to the Whitsunday Passage and islands. Walk or boat into secluded Swamp Bay bush camping area beside a secluded pebbly beach overlooking Daydream Island. Enjoy a wide range of bushwalking opportunities that start from the Conway National Park day-use area and Mount Rooper and Coral Beach car parks. The Conway Circuit for walkers and mountain bike riders also winds through the park. From Mount Rooper lookout, take in superb views over the islands: Hamilton, Dent, Long and Henning. The view from the ridge above secluded Coral Beach is worth the effort of reaching there. Enjoy birdwatching along the tracks then relax over a picnic in the day-use area on Shute Harbour Road.

Hangover Dive Site, The

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Hangover, located off Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, is a wall dive with exciting terrain to be negotiated by the diver. Larger marine life such as Giant Trevally, Barramundi, Cod and Mackeral to be found in this pelagic area. No previous history of this site, so surface and tell them what you saw!

Airlie Creek Track, The

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The 850 metre Airlie Creek Track slowly winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach along a gravel path, featuring rare flora and fauna such as the Whitsunday Bottle Tree and the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby which are only found in this region. The track winds you through tranquil forest which is home to magnificent fig trees, sub tropical plants, beautiful native birds and ends up at scenic natural rock pools. The walk back offers views of the beautiful blue Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands with leafy frames. Walking time: allow one hour. Access: from Waterson Way, Airlie Beach.

Drop Zone Dive Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Drop Zone, off Airlie Beach located on the Great Barrier Reef is a drift dive with attitude! Drop into this dive and let the current do its thing. Featuring soft corals, whip corals, staghorn forests and resident turtles. As with all strong currents, keep your eyes peeled for pelagic activity.

Boathaven Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
It's not every day that a town gets a new beach, but Airlie Beach is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Boathaven Beach! Part of the new Port of Airlie development, Boathaven Beach is situated on the new peninsula known as The Beacons, and boasts 60,000 cubic metres of soft, white sand, a northerly aspect and is the area's first true all-tide beach. Visitors and locals alike are loving Boathaven Beach already. Enjoy a day of swimming, sunbathing and lap up the views out the Coral Sea and islands beyond, before popping over to the adjacent marina and shops for a bite to eat or an ice cream along the main street.

Molle Islands National Park

South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Molle Islands National Park covers a picturesque cluster of islands in the heart of the Whitsundays with white sandy beaches and pockets of rainforest, encircled by the aqua waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The islands provide a wildlife refuge and are popular with nature lovers. South Molle is the largest, offering walking tracks with stunning views. Snorkel at Sandy Bay. Sail around the islands. Bush camp on some islands. Camping bookings are essential. It is recommended to book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. At low tide walk between South and Mid Molle islands. In late spring, witness an underwater snowstorm - the annual spawning of coral. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.

Cannonvale Beach

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated just three kilometres to the west of Airlie Beach, on a north facing stretch of sand, is Cannonvale Beach. With a stinger net for safe swimming in the summer months, a children's playground, and a delightful cafe on the foreshore, Cannonvale Beach is a favourite spot for families to play. The Botanic Gardens are taking shape along the foreshore and are set to grow and develop over the coming years. The wreck of the Whitsunday Magic is a photographers favourite, making for some spectacular sunset photos.

Daydream Island

Daydream Island, Whitsunday Area
Daydream Island is the closest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays to the mainland shore at Airlie Beach. Daydream is extremely popular due to its natural beauty and variety of water activities available. With modern, contemporary rooms, several dining options, a wedding chapel, an award-winning day spa, kids club and loads of facilities to keep the whole family amused. Snorkel directly off the beach to the fringing reef at Lovers' Cove or go sea kayaking, water skiing and windsurfing with the watersports team at the resort. There are also several walking tracks on the island for you to explore. The central and highest point of the island is a small but dense jungle of tropical vegetation inhabited by parrots and tiny sunbirds. Daydream Island Resort occupies the majority of the island and offers many activities and impressive facilities including an excellent mini-golf course where you can "play your way around Australia" in 19 holes, and the Living Reef Lagoon, where you can experience the Great Barrier Reef without even getting your feet wet, if you don't want to. Handle a baby shark, pat a stingray and feed the barramundi in the large outdoor aquarium, guided by Marine Biologists.

Long Island

Long Island, Whitsunday Area
With 13 kilometres of extensive walking tracks, stunning lookouts, protected bays and beautiful secluded beaches, Long Island is well worth a visit. Much of the island is national park and you can enjoy bush walks, exploring the fringing coral reef, snorkelling off the beaches or relaxing under the coconut palms. There are private bungalows and a few resorts and they recommend you check availability and access details before arriving at the island. Long Island is nine kilometres in length and the nearest island to the mainland. The Whitsunday islands, officially named the Cumberland group, are part of Australia's largest offshore island chain and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. These continental islands were formed when changing sea levels drowned the mainland mountain range in the last Ice Age. Due to the shallow depth and warm temperature of the waters, beautiful fringing reefs have grown up around the islands with outstanding coral cover and variety. The islands support an abundant marine and bird life, and from May to September the region is an important calving ground for migrating humpback whales.

Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour, Whitsunday Area
Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, is the major port facility for the transfer of visitors to the Whitsunday Islands and resort destinations. A small residential community, it commands outstanding views from most locations. A selection of holiday homes and one small hotel situated right on the crest of a hill take in some of the best. The port is one of the busiest small vessel facilities in Australia, and is also a major base for bareboat and charter yacht activity. Daily scheduled ferries and water taxi services are offered by commercial operators. A public boat ramp is available, with limited trailer parking, for launching of small private vessels. The public fishing jetty is an excellent spot to dangle a line and try your luck at catching some of the famed tropical Whitsunday fish and squid species. To get to Shute Harbour, drive east for ten pleasantly winding kilometres through Conway National Park from Airlie Beach. The park itself has a camping and picnic area. There is plenty of paid parking for those heading out to the islands, including an undercover parking station suitable for parking boats, trailers, caravans and more, while you enjoy the islands.
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