Are Whitsundays Expensive?

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The Whitsunday Islands, situated just off of the Airlie Beach coast amongst the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, are an absolute dream holiday destination. However, for travellers on a budget, you will be stoked to know that travelling the Whitsundays doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, the Whitsundays can be an incredibly affordable holiday option, with experiences that cost roughly $100 a day! Enjoy luxe island vibes, sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters without the hefty price tag when you book with us in the Whitsundays!

While it depends on what kind of Whitsunday travel you’re dreaming of, here are some of our best deals on island sails and luxury catamarans. With something for every visitor, budget and travel style, you’re bound to find your perfect holiday here in the Whitsundays!


Southern Cross - from $100 pp

A charming, authentic day sail aboard a sleek vessel will only set you back $100, and includes snorkelling, freshly prepared meals and stand-up paddleboarding as well as glorious seascapes of the Whitsunday Islands! Our tours are always cheaper if you book in groups or family packages, so gather the troops and get sailing! 

Southern Cross Sailing Whitsundays Budget Sail


Whitsunday Bullet - from $120 pp

One of the Whitsunday’s most popular day tours, Bullet, will only cost around $120 pp! Visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, the Great Barrier Reef and more with this jampacked, family-friendly tour that will have you experiencing the Whitsundays by land and sea!

Whitsunday Island Whitehaven Beach Bullet Budget Sail Tour


Overnight sail - from $150 pp per day

Our array of overnight sailing experiences average out to be roughly $150 per day, so jump on a deluxe sailing catamaran and watch your worries drift away in the breeze. When you consider the cost of meals and accommodation on the mainland, it’s not surprising that our overnight island sails are fantastic value that allow you to slow down amongst natural paradise! 

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Atlantic Clipper - $150 pp per day

After a bit of fun and social adventure in the Whitsundays? Atlantic Clipper is a perfect choice! Explore Whitsunday Island’s famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, dive in for a world-class snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy a fresh buffet lunch and enjoy an evening of partying for just $150 pp per day.

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Last-Minute Deals

If you’re looking for a super inexpensive way to visit the Whitsundays, you cannot go past our last minute deals! Due to last-minute cancellations and the likes, we slash our prices to ensure that our luxury vessels can go to sea. Making island sailing affordable, these deals are definitely worth scheduling your next getaway around! 

For more details on pricing in the Whitsundays, check out our how much does it cost to sail the Whitsundays article! Also, check out more of our favourite budget trips around the Whitsundays to find the very best tour for you! 

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Airlie Beach on a Budget 

With an abundance of affordable and free things to do in Airlie Beach, your next holiday doesn’t have to cause financial stress! Check out our favourite free Airlie Beach activities in your downtime, find the best cheap spots to eat, or get in touch with our friendly staff to find you cheap accommodation during your next stay in the Whitsundays! 

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We’re here to answer your questions, big or small, as quickly as we can! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team about the best deals, bookings and itinerary consultations today! 


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