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Family Sailing Holidays in the Whitsundays

Updated Wed 06 Mar 2024

Family snorkelling in the Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are an amazing place to come and explore alongside your family. With many family-friendly boats available to you, it's the perfect setting for your next family getaway. As a family, you can explore Whitehaven Beach, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and enjoy the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands. 

Onboard a skippered boat, you won't have to worry about a thing. With a host there to take care of all your meals, clean up and entertainment, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your time exploring this beautiful part of the world.

You can visit our families page or take a look at the boats below to find out what's right for you!

1. Prima

Prima offers small group sailing on board an authentic sailboat that takes only 12 passengers at a time. Taking children ages 4 and up, it makes a great place for you and your family to escape. It has both private and shared accommodation and offers a 2 day, 1 night trip. Children must be in a private cabin.


2. Solway Lass

Solway Lass is a huge pirate ship that offers a 2 day, 2 night trip sailing in the Whitsundays. This trip is ideal if you want to experience sailing on a large tall ship that will give you plenty of space on board, and also offers both private and shared accommodation. It offers snorkelling, swimming, a visit to Whitehaven Beach and even has a rope swing that's great for both kids and adults! This trip is ideal for families, taking children aged 3 years and up. Children must be in private cabins.

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3. On Ice

On Ice offers a 2 day, 2 night trip through the Whitsunday Islands where guests can enjoy fun toys like a clear kayak, sea scooter, aqua-glider and standup paddleboard. On Ice takes guests aged 4 years and older and has both private and shared accommodation, but children must be in private cabins.

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4. Summertime

For 2 days and 1 night, you and your family can sail on board Summertime. Welcoming families with kids aged 6 and up, you can enjoy Summertime's amazing activities during your trip, including onboard kayaks and a spa! Summertime also offers private and shared accommodation.


5. SeaLink Whitehaven Big Day Tour 

The perfect all-ages day trip for you and your tribe to experience the wonders of the Whitsundays while making the most of comforts like air conditioning and smooth cruising! Discover North and South Whitehaven Beach, witness Hill Inlet Lookout and enjoy ample beach time with the young ones. Including a delicious lunch in air-conditioning, don't sacrifice the little luxuries on this family day out! Infants between 0 - 4 years travel free, making it the perfect trip for all ages.

Father and toddler walking down Whitehaven Beach

6. Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda offers families 2 days and 1 night of sailing in the Whitsundays. Children aged 8 years and older are welcomed, making it a perfect place for a family escape! This traditional sailing boat combined with an awesome itinerary promises an amazing place to make family memories.

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No matter what boat you choose, sailing in the Whitsundays is an amazing way to spend time with your most cherished family members. Children must be in private cabins for most tours, please check with your agent to ensure you choose the right accommodation style so you can enjoy your Whitsundays escape.

Please note that ages and guest numbers can change at any time. Always check with your agent before booking!

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