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Tour code: 5164SAILING
Discover the Whitsunday Islands on a sailing day trip from Airlie Beach. You can swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, soak up the salty sea air as you zoom across the water by high-speed catamaran and be wowed by the islands’ most famous natural sight, Whitehaven Beach. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are included throughout the day.


  • The thrill of high-speed sailing through the famous Whitsunday Islands
  • Time to explore stunning Whitehaven Beach and swim in the warm tropical waters
  • Snorkeling among colorful marine life (conditions permitting) with all gear provided
  • Beach activities
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • An all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch

What You Can Expect

Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach Sailing Adventure

Whitehaven Beach

Your Whitsundays day trip starts as you hop aboard your sailboat, a high-speed commercial catamaran, and take off to explore one of Australia’s most idyllic destinations. When booking, select your departure point—either Airlie Beach or Daydream Island.

Your all-inclusive sailing tour includes barbecue lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and refreshments. When the boat is in motion, relax on the deck and admire the scenery that makes the Whitsundays so renowned—lush islands surrounded by aqua water and swirling sands. Explore Whitsunday Islands National Park and stop at Whitehaven Beach to take in its bright white silica sand. You can also swim and go snorkeling on the inner reef to spot multicolored fish and marine life (equipment provided; weather dependent).

Your sailing adventure ends with return to the departure point.

Customer Reviews

Ka Nyuk K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

such a great experience, worth every penny. The crew are well train to meet the weather conditions. one of the snorkeling reef site. crew are super friendly.

Jerry Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Grace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Such a perfect day! Worth every penny for the priceless experience.

Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day out, would highly recommend. Need to be reasonably steady on your feet.

Courtney H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was great and the crew did a great job as well! I would definitely do it again!

Sara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Amazing tour!!! The staff were wonderful and the views and experiences spectacular. Would definitely recommend.

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

great tour and great weather. I'd do it again!

Bernd K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A bit windy, but all in all a great trip!

Daniel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

This was a great cruise. Just what I needed to relax after a hectic trip! Weather was a bit dodgy but guess that's what happens when you go in Winter.

anna v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

This trip was really good value. Great day organised by a fabulous team, on a lovely boat and with great food and drink!!

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