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FROM: $399

Departure Times

Departs: 2:00 pm - Mon, Thu & Sat
Returns: 11:30am - Wed, Sat & Mon

Pricing Options

RRP $499 $399 AUD per Person - Shared Accom (Travel: 15 May 2018 - 16 Sep 2018)

New Horizon is great way to have fun at a great price! Perfect for backpackers wanting to socialise while on a Whitsunday adventure!

New Horizon offers a fun-filled tour of the Whitsundays with traditional sailing and plenty of activities that is ideal for a social crowd wanting an action-packed adventure. New Horizon offers a busy itinerary as well as snorkelling, diving, stand-up paddleboarding and a waterslide! The boat has a huge deck for relaxing and enjoying the views. You will sail around the Whitsundays in air-conditioned comfort, with the highlight of your visit being Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. During the trip you will also explore some of the best dive and snorkel sites in the Whitsundays!

New Horizon is the ideal trip for those with a sense of fun and adventure! New Horizon has large decks and spacious interiors and plenty of space to relax. You won't get bored on this boat, with the opportunity to do a scuba dive, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding and sliding from the waterslide. You will have the chance to snorkel in several different locations, visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout with your unforgettable itinerary. With plenty of socialising and evening activities, New Horizon is the perfect way to enjoy the Whitsundays!

New Horizon Features:

  • Fully air-conditioned for your comfort
  • Awesome inflatable water slide and stand-up paddleboards included
  • Dive board so you can 'walk the plank'
  • Snorkelling equipment provided
  • Movie theater area
  • Evening entertainment and games
  • Great sailing experience - get involved or simply relax!
  • All meals prepared by professional and friendly crew
  • Hot showers and fresh linen provided
  • Comfortable and spacious vessel at 69ft long
  • Jet boat rides and banana boat rides available on board (additional cost)
  • BYO Alcohol

Boat Layout:

Tap the hotspots below to view New Horizon's layout

New Horizon Floor Plan

Sample Itinerary:

New Horizon, Sailing Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Slide

Day 1
After a 2:30pm departure, guests will have a briefing before the sails are hoisted to catch the winds across Whitsunday Passage. We will head past the Molle group of islands and venture to the southern end of Hook Island to Nara Inlet for a picturesque anchorage. 

Once at the sheltered bay of Nara in the afternoon, New Horizon will anchor for the night, and passengers can enjoy swimming in the warm waters or try out stand-up paddleboarding. This is a great time to get to know your fellow passengers and socialise with friends. 

As the sun sets on the horizon, your crew will serve you a tasty meal, which will be well needed after a busy day! After dinner you can enjoy some drinks and enjoy fun on-board activities with the other passengers!

Day 2
The day will start bright and early at 6:30am as the boats ventures over to the one and only Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast including a delicious fresh fruit platter before heading to the beach. 

Arriving at Whitehaven at around 8:00am, passengers will be accompanied by their experienced tour guide as they make their way to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout for plenty of photo opportunities. From here you can see the amazing swirling sands of Hill Inlet which the Whitsundays are known for. The famous lookout point and surrounding view is one of the most famous is Australia and with good reason. The sands are never the same twice and provide a kaleidoscope of colour.

Afterwards enjoy a walk to north Whitehaven Beach where you will experience the world-famous silica sand for yourself, spending some time sunbaking, wading, having a stroll or playing some beach games. Whitehaven Beach's sands always remain cool, meaning you can walk the beaches and relax in comfort.

At around 11:00am, head back to the boat for some lunch and a brisk sail to the next destination for a snorkel and dive at one of the Whitsundays' best locations. From the water you can discover the many beautiful species that wait below, including sea turtles, Maori Wrasse and colourful parrotfish. After exploring the underwater world, it's time for more fun back on the boat, where you can enjoy the diving board, waterslide and paddleboards with the rest of New Horizon's guests.

If there is time, New Horizon will head to the north of Hook island and enjoy another snorkel at Maureen's or Butterfly Bay before the afternoon snacks are served for a bit of extra fun.

After all of your day activities are done, sail again and watch the sun set as we make our way to the next overnight anchorage. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner, a few drinks and some socialising.

Day 3
Day 3 will be another early start to head to another snorkel and dive site. This final location offers a discounted dive for second or third time divers. After snorkelling or diving there will be plenty of opportunity to take a swim, slide from the waterslide and cruise around on the paddleboards.

At 10:00am you'll begin heading back to Airlie Beach, where you can enjoy an after party in the evening!

Fun on New Horizon!

Hill Inlet
On every trip the vessel makes its way to the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout. With views that justify its popularity on Instagram, Hill Inlet is the second most photographed place in Australia, only after the Sydney Harbour Bridge! The lookout point gazes down on the shifting sands of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, where you can see the amazing swirling sands and surrounding islands. Every day is a different masterpiece made by nature, of azure blue seas and stunning vivid white sands. When you take the short walk to the look out everybody says, 'Wow what a view!'

Hill inlet lookout from New Horizon

Snorkelling and Scuba diving
Explore some of the best reefs in the world, snorkelling and swimming with the fish around the fringing coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkelling is included in the trip with several snorkelling opportunities on the itinerary. It is a must-do activity while sailing around the islands and offers one of the best ways to experience the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. From the surface of the water you can see the reef fish and corals up close, enjoying it in all its beauty. If you would like to dive further beneath the waves, New Horizon also offers passengers the wonderful opportunity to scuba dive. This is available for both certified divers and intro divers - the first dive is only $60pp, the second dive is $50pp. The price includes all gear hire and dive instructor. Intro divers are subject to age, conditions and medical questions. Certified divers need to bring their dive certificate. All diving can be decided on and paid on board.

*Diving is temporarily suspended on New Horizon. We are currently waiting to confirm return dates with the operators, thank you for your patience.

Snorkel the Whitsundays with New Horizon

Watersports - Mega slide, stand up paddle boards, jet boat rides and MORE! 
Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to have some fun on the reef while you're at anchor! Hop on and cruise around the reef seeing it from a new point of view, hanging out above the surface in the warm sunshine. This fun activity is the newest and funnest way to experience the calm waters of the Coral Sea while on board New Horizon. You can also get the adrenaline pumping by zipping down the mega inflatable slide, or test your inner pirate by daring yourself to 'walk the plank.'

True Blue Sailing have recently partnered with Pioneer Jet to offer guests two new water sport activities to try out: jet boat and banana boat rides! Available on Day 3 of the tour, these optional activities do not need to be pre-booked, and are payable on board the vessel.

  • Jet boat ride is $35pp
  • Banana boat ride is $20pp

Water sports!

Whitehaven Beach
Our stunningly famous beach is often referred to as one of the world's Top Ten Beaches, confirmed by Trip Adviser and Lonely Planet. Thousands of visitors come to the Whitsundays every year just to see it for themselves and enjoy its unique beauty and stunning surroundings. Its pure white silica sand is actually said to have come all the way from Antarctica, or is even the result of ancient volcanic activity. Its very fine nature means the sand is millions of years old and makes for the perfect place to relax, play beach games or explore. It squeaks between your toes as you walk around and doesn't get hot like normal sand due to its composition and colour, making it some of the most unique sand in the world. Come experience Whitehaven Beach on board New Horizon and see it for yourself - we know you won't be disappointed!
Whitehaven Beach Silica Sand

Sample menu:

Day 1
Snacks: Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips, dips and cheeses
Dinner: Oven baked fish served with herb and lemon dressing on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, alongside homemade crunchy coleslaw and fresh Aussie Damper and crusty bread rolls

Day 2
Breakfast: Tea and coffee, a selection of breads, spreads such as honey, Vegemite and peanut butter. Fresh fruit platters as well as toasted muesli and cornflakes

Lunch: Selection of cold meats, salads, homemade pesto pasta salad, tuna and sweet corn salad, a selection of cheeses and crackers and fresh baked crusty rolls and wraps

Dinner: Papa Steve's famous Spaghetti Bolognaise, cheese and a crunchy salad with freshly made garlic bread

Snacks: Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips, dips and cheeses

Day Three
Breakfast: Tea and coffee, a selection of breads, spreads such as honey, jam marmalade, Vegemite and peanut butter. Tropical fresh fruit platters as well as toasted muesli and cornflakes.

*Please note this is a sample menu and is subject to change and amendments. With prior arrangement, most special diets can be catered for.

Please Note: Diving is temporarily suspended on New Horizon. We are currently waiting to confirm return dates with the operators, thank you for your patience.

Smiling faces on New Horizon

New Horizon is also available for Private Charter.

Awards and certifications for New Horizon


Add to your Whitsundays experience... Combine multiple tours to unlock exclusive discounts!

Featured Add-on's for New Horizon:

CW ReefworldBase Hostel AccommodationSkydive Airlie BeachHeart Reef

What To Bring

Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). 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 on board purchases. Feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles please.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip

What's Included

Skipper, crew, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire, snorkelling equipment, mega slide, use of SUP boards and all Marine Park fees.

What's Extra

BYO alcohol (no glass) and scuba diving. Soft drinks, chips and chocolate available for purchase on board.

Jet boat rides and banana boat rides can be purchased at an additional cost. These optional extras can be decided on and paid for on board:

  • Jet boat ride is $35pp
  • Banana boat ride is $20pp

New Horizon offers onboard scuba diving for both certified divers and those without experience/qualification. All diving can be decided on and paid for on board.

  • 1st dive is $60
  • 2nd dive is $50

*Please Note: Diving is temporarily suspended on New Horizon. We are currently waiting to confirm return dates with the operators, thank you for your patience.

Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over and they will require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions.

Please read the following questions carefully:

  • Do you currently have an ear infection?
  • Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
  • Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
  • Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
  • Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioral health problems or a nervous system disorder?
  • Are you or could you be pregnant?
  • Do you have a history of colostomy?
  • Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
  • Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • Do you have a history of diabetes?
  • Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
  • Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
  • Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?

If any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.

A Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from:
Whitsunday Doctors Service
257 Shute Harbour Rd (Opposite xBase)
Airlie Beach
Ph: 07 4946 6241

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 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 be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

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 cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the recommended retail price (RRP), not discounted or sale prices. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. 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.

"Had an amazing time on new horizon! Food was tasty and there was plenty of it! All staff were fun and informative (conor, Nicko & Eileen) and made sure we had the best time. Definitely recommend this boat for a Whitsundays tour!"
Grace Kelly
Thu 12 Jul 2018
"As if the East Coast couldn't get any better, being on the New Horizon was one of the best experiences so far. The Crew (Crossy, Conor and Nick) were fab and made the trip amazing. Everyone was lovely on board #TeamNewHorizon"
Ashley Park
Thu 21 Jun 2018
"Great couple days on the boat the crew were amazing Crossy got us everywhere and was smooth sailing, Conor was good fun and full of great information about the islands and nick was great fun always having a laugh and the food was great! (Found my husband #foundMrWright)"
Seonaid McLaren
Thu 21 Jun 2018
"Absolutely amazing trip, loved every minute of it from the diving board and the slide to the snorkelling and seeing the beautiful coral and of course the visit to the gorgeous Whitehaven beach. The guys Nick, Conor and Crossy made the trip 100 times Better by keeping us safe, making the best meals and just being great guys !! Thanks for showing us around the Whitsundays and giving us the time of our lives!"
Kerry Nicklin
Thu 21 Jun 2018
"This was a-ma-zing! New Horizon is such a beautiful boat and we had a lot of fun! The food was delicious because Nick made it, even tho the skipper #Eileenwasbetter! In the welcome speech Conor and Tommy said they don’t do a lot on the boat, but it kind of surprised us how much they actually do! Couldn’t have had a better experience!! Thanks guys!"
Min & Kim
Thu 31 May 2018
"Amazing trip. It's a very nice boat, everything was good organized, the crew (Nick, Eileen, Tommy, Conor) was very cool and entertaining. Storytime was fun :D We visited nice spots, equipment and activities were sweet. Really enjoyed the stand up paddle board!"
Martin M
Thu 31 May 2018
"Had such a great time on the trip! I have always wanted to go on a sailboat and this was a great way to be introduced to it. The stops at Whitehaven Beach, the reef snorkels, and the last morning of water sports was really great. I had so much fun sitting on the bow riding some of the bigger swells. The food was great too! The crew was very funny and nice too. Definitely recommend this tour! Crew: Ilene, Connor, Tommy, Nick"
Hayley M
Thu 31 May 2018
"This trip was absolutely great. The staff was wonderful and the atmosphere awesome. It was clean and the food delicious. Whitsunday Islands is paradise!"
Sat 26 May 2018
"I did the two night /day sailing trip with the New horizon Boat. This was one of the best trips I've done to date! The food was fantastic! And on the boat the crew were excellent . Whitsundays has to be one of the most beautiful places I've seen to date, words can't describe it!. I would advise anyone to put this on your bucket list! This two day trip was well planned with more than adequate time for snorkelling at some of the most beautiful spots in Australia. I would highly recommend this trip and would do it again!"
Wed 09 May 2018
"I went on New Horizon it was a great experience!! Definitely a must do in the Whitsundays! The crew are so much fun and there was great company! Loved the food yummy fish! there were even paddle board on the boat which is loved :) Thanks New Horizon!"
Tue 20 Jun 2017
"This was my favourite trip up the East Coast. Our crew were awesome and made the trip just that much better."
Wed 19 Oct 2016
"Had an absolute blast. Best thing to do on the east coast by far. The crew are amazing so much fun... They really try to make your trip amazing best time of my life "
Wed 26 Mar 2014
"Amazing from start to finish. Great food, great crew, would recommend to all! "
Thu 11 Jul 2013
"Great food, great crew, great activities! Awesome trip especially the diving! Nice laid back attitude for us to enjoy the trip. Loved paddle-boarding in the sunset! Thanks New Horizon!"
Tara Finnegan
Tue 25 Jun 2013
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