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. 

Bareboat

Did you know that The Whitsundays is the only place in the world where you can rent a multi-million-dollar sailing yacht without a licence? Yep, you can be your own captain and navigate the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on your very own private sailing adventure.

While bareboating is fairly straight forward and a romantic adventure your significant other can be incredible, having a larger crew will help, especially if this is your first bareboating holiday. So, assemble your crew and enjoy the fun.

Skippered boat

Be guided around the Whitsundays with your own talented skipper. Kick back, spread out and relax on the deck as you decide where to next. Do what you want, when you want.

If you’re up for some extra fun, your skipper can teach you the basics of sailing and give you a chance to get behind the wheel.

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Public Tours

Ranging from budget backpacker party boats to family-friendly getaways, you can opt for a public tour instead of renting your private boat. These are perfect for the extrovert wanting to meet new friends. Plus, it’s a little easier on the hip pocket.

Sailing Events

For a week in August, the Whitsundays is adorned with sails for the Airlie Beach Race Week, a colourful week of sailing and partying. Picture long lunches and a chock-a-block full social calendar. Sailing enthusiasts, this is an event not to be missed.

You can also get involved in the Hamilton Island Race Week which has more of a foodie and fashion edge. Show me more events.


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Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$380 - 495
Romantic and affordable, Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows are designed for couples and families holidaying on a budget. Surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and Hamilton Island's lush foliage, the bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island holiday.

Hayman Island

Hayman Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$990 - 6400
Due to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Hayman Island is temporarily closed. The resort is currently accepting reservations from 1 March 2019 and looks forward to welcoming guests to the rejuvenated luxury resort from early 2019.

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$680 - 880
Awaken to absolute beachfront views at the Beach Club. Surrounded by landscaped gardens on Catseye Beach, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is a boutique retreat exclusively for adults. Romantic, intimate and perfect for couples, the well appointed boutique rooms have a stylish and relaxed beach house vibe, tailor-made for relaxing.

at Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$175 - 200
at Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments offers you distinctive apartment style accommodation, located directly across from the Port of Airlie and adjoining Boathaven Bay. at Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments offers a variety of room types including Bayview Spa Suites, One Bedroom Spa Suites, One and Two Bedroom Apartments, all with breathtaking water views and private balconies.

at Blue Horizon Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$200 - 1000
at Blue Horizon Resort creates the perfect setting for your Whitsunday holiday. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly destination, or somewhere to mix work with pleasure at Blue Horizon Resort can cater for all tastes.
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