Adventure and Classic Cruising - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

Multiple Locations

Have you tried overnight sailing around the islands of the Great Barrier Reef?

If you are short on time, budget or unsure if you would like to spend more than one night on a boat, then this is the option for you.

Waltzing Matilda only takes a small group of up to 14 passengers, she can cater to the family market (children's ages on request), couples and also the solo traveller. SV Whitehaven is more aimed at the youth adventure market or the young at heart (18 plus) for a little bit more of a social tour.

Waltzing Matilda and SV Whitehaven come equipped with professional crew to guide you around the Islands, on-board accommodation, fantastic food prepared fresh daily (they can cater to most diets), snorkelling equipment including wet suits, fresh linen and kayaks on SV Whitehaven. They have daily departures everyday except Mondays from Airlie Beach.

For the youth/adventure/backpacker, they have their catamaran the Mighty Tongarra, which offers a social two day/two night experience ticking all the highlights that the Whitsundays have to offer on a budget.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

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

Other Information

Family Friendly:

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

Our tours

Eco Sailing Safari - SV Whitehaven

A focus on reef, rainforest and wildlife eco interpretation by formally trained crew. Multi Award Winners in Adventure and Eco Tourism. This 'Beach Boat' was designed to cruise tropical waters in style and comfort. With big open decks to sunbathe on, plenty of deck seating and a spacious aft deck boasting permanent shade, she is the ideal safari boat. With an emphasis on snorkelling, eco guided island exploration and of course plenty of time enjoying Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

If you want to spend more time exploring the islands and beaches, this Whitsunday Island sailing safari is for you. The SV Whitehaven was designed and built as a live-aboard charter boat. Space, comfort, shade and speed combine to make her the best budget boat option in the Whitsundays.

Indicative rates

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$395 $395
Adventure Sailing - Tongarra

Tongarra offers great value for money with an on board sailing experience that is hard to match, with plenty of deck space enabling them to show you the best of The Whitsundays. Tongarra is ideal for singles or groups and is geared towards the young, fun loving, adventurous backpacker (with a sense of humour).

Their experienced crew are handpicked for their fun and friendly attitude and happily prepare top-quality meals on the barbecue. Tongarra has a reputation with their guests for being the ultimate fun backpacker experience. Snorkel the best locations in the Whitsundays, experience Hill Inlet and the fine silica sand of Whitehaven Beach.

Sleeping under the stars! As you witness the magnificent sunsets, spoil yourself with a fresh drink. Settle back with your new friends and enjoy the atmosphere while they prepare your evening meal. When you have had enough food and entertainment, they can make you up a bed to lay back on deck and count the shooting stars as you drift to sleep…. Or if you prefer, retire to one of their comfortable bunks inside the vessel to be gently rocked to sleep.

Indicative rates

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$449 $469
Classic Cruising - Waltzing Matilda

Short on time or budget then this quality adventure is for you! Explore Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout walk. Snorkel fringing coral or sun yourself on deck.

With a reputation for providing outstanding value and a sailing experience that combines comfort with adventure. Waltzing Matilda, with a small group of only 14 guests delivers a spacious and relaxed atmosphere. She will carry you to the best locations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park while the crew will ensure your trip is truly memorable.

With a choice of shared or private double cabins, wide flat uncluttered decks, shade awnings, roomy interior, meals cooked fresh on-board, your cruise on Waltzing Matilda will leave you with Whitsunday memories that will last forever.

Indicative rates

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$395 $429

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Airlie Beach Foreshore Markets

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 February 2018
The Airlie Beach Saturday Markets are located on the foreshore of Airlie Beach, every Saturday morning. Complete with local produce, art, craft and all locally made souvenirs, it is a great place to spend some time, have a coffee or purchase a unique gift.

Ideal Bride Wedding Expo - Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
11 March 2018
Ideal Bride is coming to Airlie Beach! By great demand they have listened to the people and they are stepping out of the City to host another spectacular Ideal Bride Wedding Expo but this time in the stunning Airlie Beach at The Palm House.

Thundamentals Regional Tour: ‘Decade Of The Thundakat’ Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
7 April 2018
One of Australia’s most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, are celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2018 with an epic regional tour - Decade Of The Thundakat. Announced on Triple J’s Breakfast Show after a special Like A Version performance of Frank Ocean’s “Ivy" Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live show across regional Australia in early 2018, with tickets on sale now.

Whitsunday Latin Festival 2018

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
18 – 21 May 2018
Join some of Australia's friendliest Latin Dancers at the Shingley Beach Resort for the annual Whitsunday Latin Festival! With over 20 workshops over three days, breathtaking performances from professional champion dancers as well as from local performers and three parties, this will be a weekend never to forget!

Whitsunday SUP Challenge

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$900 - 900
20 – 27 May 2018
Take on the ultimate Stand Up Paddle board challenge in the Whitsundays. Compete for the title with a week of challenging events over both short and long courses supported by Naish Australia. Calling all adventurers:

Yamaha Variety Jet Trek Whitsundays

Shute Harbour, Whitsunday Area
3 – 9 June 2018
The Yamaha Variety Jet Trek is an adrenaline packed adventure on personal watercraft, travelling via some of the most amazing coastline and scenery Australia has to offer. The Yamaha Variety Jet Trek is held each year most importantly to raise funds to empower children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

Airlie Beach Running Festival 2018

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
21 July 2018
The Airlie Beach Running Festival is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is the Whitsunday’s premier running event and the largest onshore mass participation event in the region.

Whitsunday Reef Festival

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
2 – 5 August 2018
The Whitsunday Reef Festival celebrates the reef and what it means to live in Airlie Beach, the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The region's favourite festival is a delicious combination of family fun, all-night celebrations, local food and fashion and some of the biggest parties in the north.

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
9 – 16 August 2018
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is located in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Central Region of Queensland‘s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is also the Gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and fast becoming known as one of the World’s premier sailing destinations.

Run The Great Whitsunday Trail

Brandy Creek, Whitsunday Area
From AU$35 - 170
19 August 2018
Run The Great Whitsunday Trail takes you on a 28.7 kilometre adventure through the beautiful rainforest of the Conway National Park, starting at Brandy Creek and finishing at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. It is a demanding course with many steep uphill and downhill sections with uneven ground.
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