The Whitsundays are known for its sailing and boat tours that bring you to all the best parts of the islands to see highlights such as Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. there are many tours available with something for every type of traveller to ensure you have the best time possible in this beautiful part of the world and no matter which tour you choose, you will see and experience the Whitsunday Islands in the best way possible and find out what the island lifestyle is all about! Below we have listed the 10 best tours in the Whitsunday Islands.
With over 50 boats available in the Whitsundays, it isn’t an easy choice choosing the perfect fit for sailing overnight around the beautiful islands that make up this beautiful region of Australia. Luckily our local travel experts have been on every tour to help you choose the perfect sailing trip! We’ve highlighted some of the finer points of our trip, so you can know what to expect out at sea aboard Prima!
The Whitsundays is adding another boat to her fleet: the White Swan. White Swan Whitsundays Adventure Sailing is a 2 day, 2 night sailing trip that will begin departures from Abell Point Marina on January 21st 2019. She will host 10 passengers at a time, along with 2 crew, to explore the stunning Whitsundays. This exciting tour will depart on Monday and Wednesday at 2pm to set her sails and explore all the exciting things the islands have to offer!
The tall ship Alexander Stewart is coming back to the Whitsundays! Sailing up from Victoria, the 27m vessel will arrive in the Whitsundays in November 2018 to begin chartered trips around the island chain. The boat is handcrafted from timber and is 60 tonnes, and has 9 private cabins that are ideal for couples or for twin shares. Timbers such as Nouman Kauri, Ribbon Maple, Red Cedar, Silky Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood and Oregon have been used in the construction which give a rich old world feel to the large roomy interior. It is said that the Alexander Stewart is the largest cold-moulded timber hull in the southern hemisphere, and has strong ties to the Mitchell family. It was built by 3 generations of the same family, and was completed in 1989.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef from every possible perspective with this combination Cruise/Fly package to Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld. This tour features a 35 min scenic flight encompassing views of the Whitsunday islands, Hill Inlet, Heart Reef and the Outer Reef. The tour also includes approximately 2.5 hours at Reefworld, a tropical buffet lunch, snorkeling and coral viewing from the underwater viewing chamber, before returning home by luxury catamaran.
Marvel at the earth's largest living organism and one of the southern hemisphere's largest island resorts all in one day with this fly and cruise combination to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island.
Indulge in the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience with return helicopter flights to Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld. This tour features a 60-minute scenic flight encompassing views of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, the outer reef and world famous "Heart Reef". The tour also includes 2 hours at Reefworld, complimentary refreshments and a light snack, snorkeling and coral viewing from the underwater viewing chamber.
Entice Catamarans has arrived in the Whitsundays. As the newest catamaran to come to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays Islands, Entice is drawing people to the Coral Sea and Whitsundays for the sailing adventure of a lifetime. Offering a 2 day and 2 night trip, Entice makes the perfect way to explore the Whitsundays in comfort. Please enquire about departure days.
Ride to Paradise Resort Stay gives guests the chance to stay for two nights at the exclusive Paradise Cove Resort while spending their days exploring on board Wildcat, a fast catamaran that will take you to all the best places in the Whitsundays!