Sailing

Whether you’re a keen sailor, or just eager to feel wind in your hair as you sail into the sunset, there’s an adventure to suit in Queensland’s ultimate sailing destination – The Whitsundays. 

  

Simply choose a sailing holiday that suits you and your shipmates.

  • Sun yourself on the deck, let your legs dangle over the edge and settle in for a sailing day trip around the Whitsunday Islands. The journey to the top snorkel spots and gorgeous beaches is just as eye-popping as your final destination.
  • Settle in a little longer on crewed overnight sailing tours. You’ll see more of the islands and feel like you’ve got the place to yourself once the day-trippers have gone home. See the sun set and stars come out over the islands as you anchor in for the night.
  • Be your own captain and navigate the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on your very own private sailing adventure. Do what you want, when you want. You’ll get the low-down and how-to tips from your skipper-yourself boat charter operator.
  • Once you’ve got a taste of the sea-salt on your lips why not pick up some pirate skills by learning to sail at a Twilight Sailing Session at the local yacht club or while you’re on tour.

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Abell Point Marina

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Explore the wonder of the Whitsundays from the redeveloped Abell Point Marina. Uniquely located at the Gateway to the Whitsundays, one of Australia's most prestigious and world-renowned tourism destinations.

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.

A Cruise for Couples - Explore Whitsundays

Multiple Locations
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.

Derwent Hunter, Tall Ship Adventures Whitsunday

Multiple Locations
Set sail on the adventure of a life time in the Whitsundays. Experience the style, grace and pace of sailing on the classic timber tallship, Derwent Hunter for the day. Derwent Hunter visits some of the best snorkelling destinations in the Whitsundays.

Wings Whitsunday Adventures

Multiple Locations
Wings Whitsunday Adventures offers you a combination of sailing, snorkelling and bushwalking amongst the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. Their modern catamarans allow stable sailing and easy movement around the decks for sunbathing, relaxing and socialising with 25 to 31 other passengers.

Cruise Whitsundays

Multiple Locations
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.

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht

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From AU$500 - 1880
The Whitsunday Islands are one of the best sailing destinations in the world. Whitsunday Rent A Yacht has provided skipper-yourself bareboat charters in the Whitsundays for over 30 years. They have a fleet of fully equipped yachts, catamarans and motor cruisers available for charter to explore the 74 Whitsunday Islands.

Whitsunday Escape

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From AU$400 - 2400
Charter a bareboat in the Whitsundays and skipper yourself, family and friends for a holiday of a lifetime in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef! Whitsunday Escape has been specialising in Skipper Yourself 'Bareboat' Charters for over 30 years and their modern fleet of over 41 vessels includes Power Cruisers, Power Catamarans, Sailing Catamarans and Sailing Yachts.

Sunsail Whitsundays

Shute Harbour, Whitsunday Area
Sunsail has been at the forefront of sailing holidays for over 40 years and with bases in 26 amazing locations worldwide Sunsail is a world-knowned leisure travel brand. They pride themselves on their choice of destinations, quality of fleet and their team’s high standards of service and expertise.

Awesome Whitsundays

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Awesome Whitsundays is an exciting tourism company run by an experienced tourism team. They have developed a selection of fantastic Whitsunday experiences and activities that really make the most of this incredible part of the world, including the stunning Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.
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