What to expect on a Whitsundays overnight sailing trip?

Brace yourself for excitement as you board the boat and meet your crew and fellow passengers and begin the journey of a lifetime! Enjoy a briefing from your crew and be assigned your bed before setting sail and onwards to your first destinations.

Spend your nights at sea!

Each evening you will moor in a sheltered bay where you will spend the night. Your crew will anchor the boat each evening in a sheltered bay so you can enjoy a comfortable nights' sleep.

Girl looking a vessel at sunset, Whitsundays, Australia


Go to Whitehaven Beach

At some point during your overnight tour, you will get to spend a number of hours on the famous Whitehaven Beach where you can wade in shallow waters or sunbake on the silica sand and just explore this amazing beach at your own leisure!

Mother and Daughter making a sand castle at Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Australia


Visit Hill Inlet Lookout

While on the famous beach, you can go on a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout with your crew who will point out native creatures and plant species along the way. When at your destination, enjoy the incredible view of Whitehaven Beach’s swirling sands and the surrounding islands below! This is a great place for a photo opportunity, so be sure to bring your camera along!

Romantic old couple at Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitsundays, Australia


Social experience

You will get to enjoy an awesome social experience as you get to know your fellow passengers. Each boat trip usually has an exciting mix of travellers from around the world and from all walks of life. There are several types of tours to pick from, depending on your travel style, including backpacker, small-group, family and shorter trips for those short on time.


Learn about the Whitsundays

During your trip, you will get to learn about your natural surroundings and the Whitsunday region from your crew. Your experienced crew members enjoy telling stories about the Whitsunday islands, marine life and native flora and fauna.

Crew explaining at Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitsundays, Australia


Learn to sail alongside your experienced crew

That’s right, most trips offer the unique chance to learn to sail with hands-on experience! Assist your crew set the sails and grind the winches as you travel from one destination to the next.

Woman sailing in the Whitsundays, Australia


Great food and great company

Enjoy great meals prepared by your host! While you are busy exploring your surroundings, your crew will prepare freshly-made meals and snacks along the way. Meals are usually a mix of options and each boat sample menu is on the product page.

Crew offering fresh food to guests, Whitsundays, Australia


Amazing views

A few sociable drinks each evening and a great view of the starry sky. Why not head out onto the vessel’s deck each afternoon and enjoy some chilled drinks and chat with your fellow guests. As daylight vanishes, you will enjoy a great view of the clear skies and stars.

Girl looking the sunset, Whitsundays, Australia


Water-based fun!

Exciting water-based activities with plenty of snorkelling. Most overnight sailing trips will try to get up to 4 snorkel sites along the way. Get ready to see some exciting marine life and coral species at some of the best snorkel sites around the islands.

Depending on the tour, enjoy the water toys which may be kayaks, sea scooter and SUP boards. That’s right, a number of vessels also carry extra watersports equipment for additional entertainment!

Snorkellers at the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Australia

No matter which tour you choose, you are bound to have a good time while in the Whitsundays! Ask our friendly travel team which tour is right for you and embark on the overnight journey of a lifetime in the beautiful Whitsundays!

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