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School holidays and choosing the right boat

School holidays and what boat trips are right for your family

School holidays are fast approaching for the winter months. Holidays change depending on which state or territory you live in, but everyone has a break at some point in the winter months, meaning it’s a perfect place to explore Australia and the Whitsundays! It just so happens that the winter is one of the best seasons to visit this beautiful part of the country and coincides with whale season - one of our favourite times of year. For a complete list of school holidays in Australia visit here.

If you’re planning a trip to the Whitsundays with your family, it’s important to book ahead and ensure you get on a boat that is right for you. The sooner you can book your trip, the better, to ensure you can get spots on the trip you’d like. There are many sailing day trips available, as well as overnight sailing trips that are ideal for families with children. You can find a complete list here. Each trip takes different ages of children, from infant to 12+, so be sure to ask your agent which boat is right for you. See some of our top choices below.

Anaconda III: all ages
Anaconda III is great if you have children of any age. They’ll take any age on board and are happy to accommodate your whole family! They offer guests a 3 day, 3 night trip and sail to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with both snorkelling and scuba diving offered on board. Children must be in private cabins.

Solway Lass: 3+
Solway Lass is a huge sailing ship that will take children ages 3 and up. This is also a 3 day, 3 night trip that sails around the Whitsunday Islands. Due to her size, she is a stable sailboat with plenty of room for the whole family. Children must be in private cabins.

Prima: 4+
Prima will take children aged 4 and up to sail around the Whitsunday islands. This family friendly ship sails for 2 days and 2 nights, and with only 12 guests on board, is an ideal way to spend time with your family during the school holidays. Children must be in private rooms.

On Ice: 10+
On Ice is a great option if you have older kids, aged 10 and up and want to sail in the Whitsundays. On Ice sails for 2 days and 2 nights and has plenty of fun toys to enjoy during your trip!

Blizzard: 10+
Blizzard is another great option if you have kids aged 10+ and want to have an amazing adventure in the Whitsundays. Enjoy sailing on board an authentic sailing boat, taking the opportunity to enjoy a vacation alongside your family.

Summertime: 12+
Summertime is another great option if you have older kids, and it has all the perks! Summertime has kayaks, a freshwater spa, visits Whitehaven Beach and goes snorkelling. Enjoy all the fun parts of the Whitsundays on board Summertime.

**Please note that age restrictions can change at anytime. Always check with us before booking to ensure your boat of choice is right for your family.

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