New Horizon is great way to have fun at a great price! Bring along your family and friends on your own private charter for a unique and special experience in the Whitsundays.
- 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
- Snorkel or scuba dive to check out the reef - both intro and certified divers welcome. No experience needed!
- Try out stand-up paddleboarding or have fun on the waterslide that lands right in the ocean
- Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of your own private charter
New Horizon Private Charter is the ideal trip for those with a sense of fun and adventure and want to see all the highlights of the Whitsundays with their family and friends! Your private charter will not only have guests snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing, but you will also get to visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, go paddleboarding and enjoy New Horizons's very own waterslide! The huge decks and spacious interior are a great place to relax, escape and experience the beautiful Whitsundays as you enjoy the ocean breeze and warm sun!
Highlights & Features:
- Fully air-conditioned for your comfort
- Stand-up paddleboards
- Awesome inflatable water slide
- Snorkelling equipment provided
- Movie theatre area
- Evening entertainment
- Great sailing experience and guests can have a turn at the wheel
- All meals included
- Hot showers on board
- Fresh linen provided
- Jet boat rides and banana boat rides available on board (additional cost)
- Large vessel at 69 feet long
Our stunningly famous beach is often referred to as one of the world's Top Ten Beaches, confirmed by Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. The stark white sands and cool blue backdrop provide the perfect photo opportunity, making it the ideal place to snap some shots so you can walk away with incredible images to share with the world! Thousands of visitors come to the Whitsundays every year just to see it for themselves and enjoy its unique beauty and soak up its 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. It's 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 to experience Whitehaven Beach on board New Horizon and see it for yourself - we know you won't be disappointed!
Hill Inlet Lookout
On every trip, the vessel makes its way to the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout - another one of our favourite destinations! 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 lookout everybody says, 'Wow, what a view!'
Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
Explore some of the best reefs in the world, where you can snorkel and swim with the fish around the fringing coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands. Immerse yourself into an underwater world, where you can see tropical fish, green sea turtles, colourful corals and more! Bring your GoPro along and be amazed by the clarity and colour below the surface, getting some footage and photos along the way. 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. However, 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 - Scuba dives are $65pp (maximum 1 dive per person). The price includes all gear hire and dive instructor. Please note intro divers are subject to age, conditions and medical questions and certified divers need to bring their dive certificate. All diving is subject to availability, MUST be pre-booked, and is paid for on board.
Watersports - Mega slide, stand-up paddleboards, jet boat rides and MORE!
Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to have some fun on the reef while you're at anchor! This challenging and exhilarating activity is a great excuse to spend some time on the water, making your way around the reefs. Hop on and cruise around the reef seeing it from a new point of view, trying your hand at this popular sport! This is the newest and most unique 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' before diving into the warm water below!
New Horizon has recently partnered with Pioneer Jet to offer guests two new water sport activities to try out: jet boat and banana boat rides! These wild rides are available on Day 3 of the tour where you will be able to go for a fast zip around the Whitsunday waters! These 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*
*Subject to change.
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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
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Use of SUP boards
- All Marine Park fees
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 MUST be pre-booked and paid on board.
- Scuba Diving is $65pp
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)
Ph: 07 4946 6241
Terms and Conditions
Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.
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 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.
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 up the non refundable deposit and all client cancellations made less than 2 months prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. Please note if the balance is not paid on time the booking is cancelled and deposit you have paid forfeited. A $40 per person transfer fee applies to ALL name or date changes. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) 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 traveling 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.