Big time budgeting? This is the Whitsundays best budget-friendly trip, offering an unforgettable sailing experience!
- Habibi is the best choice for the budget backpacker!
- Great value for money for those on a budget who are still seeking an awesome experience!
- Social, fun trip that has a young crowd and fun crew
- This trip is full of sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and exploring, all while making new friends and having the ultimate Whitsundays experience
For many years now, Habibi has been the favourite pick among backpackers and students seeking a quality boat trip that fits their budget too! She is a beautifully equipped and appointed sailing vessel that will enhance your Whitsundays sailing experience in every way possible. Explore the amazing marine life over colourful coral reefs at the very best snorkelling locations on this 2 day and 2 night adventure tour and get to see the diversity and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Guests will also be taken to the unique and famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for some exploring and quality beach time. Back on board, you can also enjoy the spacious decks which provide lots of shaded areas and plenty of seating space for socializing or relaxing. Habibi has something for everyone to enjoy their time in the Whitsundays! Downstairs, you will find spacious cabins and portholes that offer an abundance of natural light, making the bunks even more spacious and comfortable. The entire interior is lined and decorated with rich exotic timbers to enhance the warm nature of the boat. Habibi takes out a total of 26 passengers, also making it an ideal tour to socialise and make new friends.
- Maximum 26 passengers making her a fun and sociable trip
- Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
- Budget-friendly and social trip
- All meals prepared on board by your awesome crew
- Fresh, clean linen provided for all guests
- Snorkelling gear and tutorials provided to help you make the most of your time in the water
- Alfresco Dining
- BYO alcohol and soft drinks
- Spacious open plan/dorm style cabins
Enjoy all that the Whitsundays has to offer such as snorkelling, sunbathing, sailing and observing the unique wildlife, without having to empty your pockets.
Your 2 day and 2 night sailing tour will take you around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, hopping from one amazing bay to another calm cove. Prior to leaving the marina, your skipper will brief you and outline the trip agenda based on the projected weather and tidal conditions. Our many destinations include Blue Pearl Bay, known for its diverse marine life, Langford Reef, where you walk along your own secluded sand bar at low tides; and Nara Inlet, where you can see waterfalls and aboriginal cave paintings. You will also get to visit the most incredible beach in the world, Whitehaven Beach and the equally famous Hill Inlet Lookout!
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
Stretching more than 7kms and formed from pure silica sand, getting you to Whitehaven Beach is one of your crew's prime focuses. Take a quiet stroll along the waterline, play a game of beach cricket or soccer with your fellow passengers or simply sit back and soak up the sun! Get ready to be blown away from the spectacular view of Whitehaven from Hill Inlet Lookout. The short bush walk to get there offers you the perfect chance to stretch your legs and enjoy the flora and fauna up close.
When you aren't at Whitehaven Beach or sailing to your next destination, your crew will be encouraging you to get in the water to observe the amazing marine life at the stunning snorkelling locations around the Whitsunday Islands. You will have many opportunities to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef Park, and rest assured we will get you to all the talked about hot-spots in the area! If you have never snorkelled before or you are a non-swimmer, our crew will happily provide you with a tutorial and offer you flotation devises to put you at ease.
Evenings on Habibi are relaxed and social and are a great time to grab a drink after a hard days' exploring or to simply stargaze on the decks. We welcome you to bring your own alcohol on board and provide eskies to keep your drinks nice and cool.
Breakfasts: fresh fruit salad, a choice of cereals, toast and jams for breakfast, to pre-dinner chips & dips, pastries and bruschetta
Snacks: chocolate cake and doughnuts for afternoon tea
Lunches: cold meat platters, coleslaw's, potato, Indian rice and egg salads for lunch, to Italian pasta night
Dinners: Aussie BBQ on the first night (featuring tender steaks, giant snags (Aussie sausages), choice of yummy crispy salads and bread rolls, Italian pasta night, featuring delicious pasta sauce, garlic & herb breads and Italian salads
You are going to be overwhelmed with the amazing menu and the never ending array of food. All our meals are freshly prepared in the alfresco galley and all our juicy meats are cooked on the BBQ, giving you that true Aussie feel. There is morning and afternoon tea as well, so you will never go hungry!
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What To Bring
Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a reusable shopping bag). A zipless souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat's check-in office for a few dollars. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for onboard purchases. Please feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks.
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town, for example, your boat check-in office, 24 hour locker shop or at your accommodation, and they usually charge between $5-10pp for the whole trip.
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
BYO soft drinks and alcohol (no glass or red wine)
*Please note the 'Friday Departure Summer Special' is valid for tours departing on Friday only until January 31st 2019.
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure.
Please note that in the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
Also, please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats' departure to check in, please ask us for more details.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of the total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.