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On Ice

FROM: $599
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2D
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Min. Age
6 Years+
4.9 (114 Reviews)
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Departure Times

Departs: 4:00 pm
Returns: 2:00 pm

Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $669 $599 AUD / Person - Shared Single Accommodation (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Jul 2025)
RRP $669 $649 AUD / Person - Private Triple Cabin (requires 3 people) ($1947 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Jul 2025)
RRP $875 $848 AUD / Person - Private Double/Twin Cabin (requires 2 people) ($1696 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Jul 2025)
RRP $899 $872 AUD / Person - Private Double Cabin with Ensuite (requires 2 people) ($1744 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Jul 2025)
RRP $899 $872 AUD / Person - Private Double/Twin Cabin with Ensuite (requires 2 people) ($1744 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Jul 2025)
RRP $822 $798 AUD / Person - Private Triple Cabin with Ensuite (Must Enquire to Book) ($2394 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Jul 2025)

Highlights

Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet room_service Excellent Service sailing Sailing Catamaran
rowing Glass Bottom Canoe shower Hot Showers GBR Island Reefs
Snorkelling restaurant Delicious Catering wine_bar BYO Alcohol

Sail and play in paradise on On Ice's ever-popular adventure tour!

  • An unrivalled collection of water toys makes On Ice one of the most popular trips in the Whitsundays
  • With a maximum of 10 guests, this tour is ideal for small group sailing
  • The perfect sailing experience for anybody seeking fun and adventure, complete with a relaxed and social atmosphere
  • Great for couples, families and groups of friends

*On Ice has an identical sister vessel, Entice. Please visit the Entice page for further availability if needed.

On Ice is a true offshore sailing vessel and offers a great combination of speed, comfort and adventure in the Whitsundays, creating the perfect atmosphere for a sailing trip! Boasting an all-inclusive tour with the latest water toys and water sports, it is an ever-popular tour choice for a variety of guests who travel to the Whitsundays to explore and experience the tranquility of the islands firsthand. For those dreaming of an action-packed yet relaxing tropical escape with a small, social group - On Ice has it all!

Highlights & Features:

  • Snorkel equipment, glass-bottom canoe and stand-up paddle boards included
  • Quality time at Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel the fringing reefs around the Whitsunday Islands
  • Private and shared accommodation options for every comfort level and budget
  • Family owned and operated: ISail Whitsundays is the operator of Blizzard, On Ice and Entice Catamarans
  • Authentic sailing experience with an amazing itinerary
  • Delicious and fresh meals provided by a highly trained crew
  • Bow nets for optimal relaxation
  • Large panoramic windows for amazing views
  • Suitable for children 6+
  • BYO alcohol

Get ready for plenty of laughs as you explore stunning coral gardens from our see-through glass bottom canoe, stand-up paddleboards, and cool-down with a snorkel in the clear azure lagoons of the Whitsundays!

Hill Inlet, Sailing Whitsundays, On Ice


Your On Ice Experience

Start your 2-day and 2-night tour of the world-renowned Whitsundays with a tropical splash as you spot colourful, local marine life and exotic hard and soft corals from the unrivalled collection of water toys onboard On Ice! Remember to pack your cameras and hat as you sail into Tongue Bay to visit the remarkably soft silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and swirling kaleidoscope of colours from Hill Inlet Lookout. Avoid the crowds with a small, social group of 10 guests onboard, as you make new friends exploring secluded island foreshores of the Whitsundays and populous fringing reefs. It's time to make memories that last a lifetime under the Whitsundays sun!

On Ice sailing catamaran anchored in a bay of the Whitsundays

Important Information

Please Note: From 1st September 2024, On Ice will be departing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays rather than Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  • Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements (gluten-free, celiac, lactose-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan) so we can ensure that these are accommodated for in advance.

Sample Itinerary

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Experience the best of the Whitsundays onboard On Ice. With intimate group numbers, you can escape the crowds as your friendly crew takes you to a handful of pristine destinations in the Whitsunday Islands. No two trips are ever the same, as we focus on giving every guest a personalised, authentic experience!

On your two-day, two-night sailing trip you will sail between various lagoons and bays...

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Experience the best of the Whitsundays onboard On Ice. With intimate group numbers, you can escape the crowds as your friendly crew takes you to a handful of pristine destinations in the Whitsunday Islands. No two trips are ever the same, as we focus on giving every guest a personalised, authentic experience!

On your two-day, two-night sailing trip you will sail between various lagoons and bays of the Whitsundays for snorkelling and water sport activities. Every tour is authentic as your experienced skipper sails to the best locations dependant on the weather and tide conditions during your trip. Explore a range of islands such as Hook, Dumbell, Langford, Hayman, Black, Border and Esk Island! 

Itinerary for On Ice

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout

On Ice always takes her guests to the draw-dropping sights of Hill Inlet Lookout and the indulgent shores of Whitehaven Beach to relax and play. Spend ample time on the beach, lazing on the cool silica sands, and wading through the warm shallow lagoons. Take advantage of the short bushwalk through Whitsunday Island's native vegetation, up to Hill Inlet Lookout for the ever-famous panoramic views of the swirling sands and waters below - one of the best places in the Whitsundays to take stunning photos for everybody back home!

Hil Inlet and Whitehaven Beach exploring!

Snorkelling

On Ice provides guests with an abundance of time in the Whitsundays water to explore the colourful fringing reefs that lie below the surface. With thousands of fish species and hard and soft coral at your fingertips, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to take in the underwater world up close! 

Snorkelling with Turtles

Glass-Bottom Canoe and Stand-up Paddleboards

Experience all the beauty and wonder of the underwater Whitsunday world without getting your hair wet! Always popular, the glass bottom see-through double canoes are a window to the underwater world below! Guests can also take the opportunity to gaze in wonder at the flourishing coral gardens onboard On Ice's stand-up paddleboards, as you glide across the Whitsundays lagoons and bays!

Paddling around the Whitsundays!

Layout

  • Shared single accommodation - A single bunk located on the port side and in a common area of the vessel. Guest shares bathroom with others.
  • Private Double/Twin/Triple cabin - Located PORT/AFT this cabin has a double bed and single bunk. Guests shares bathroom with others Occupancy up to 3 guests, based on fare purchased.
  • Private Double cabin with ensuite - Located FWD on both sides of the vessel (2) each cabin is in a private space with a double bed & ensuite bathroom. Occupancy up to 2 guests, based on fare purchased.
  • Private Double/Twin/Triple** cabin with ensuite - Located STARBOARD/AFT this cabin is a private space with a double bed, single bunk & ensuite bathroom. Occupancy up to 3 guests, based on fare purchased.

**To Book The Private Triple Ensuite, Guests must select 1 x Private Twin/Double with Ensuite + 1 x Shared Accommodation.

Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view On Ice:

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Layout
Entice Floor Plan

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag with:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Toiletries
  • Beach towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)

Any excess luggage can be stored at our Airlie Beach Travel Shop for an affordable price. Located at 344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, open from 7:00 am - 7:00 p...

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag with:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Toiletries
  • Beach towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)

Any excess luggage can be stored at our Airlie Beach Travel Shop for an affordable price. Located at 344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, seven days per week.

You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles permitted (with the exception of wine, champagne or spirits).


What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Host
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Bath towel
  • Wet suit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All Marine Park fees

**Guests that have booked 1 x Private Twin/Double with Ensuite + 1 x Share Single have the option to have all guests sleep in the Private Twin/Double Ensuite as a Triple Cabin. 


What's Extra

  • Soft drinks, bottled water and snacks
  • Alcohol (BYO - refer to "What to Bring" for more info.)
  • Luggage storage
  • Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements (gluten-free, celiac, lactose-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan) so we can ensure that these are accommodated for in advance.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

Minimum age for children is 6 years of age. Any guests under 18 must be able to swim, and children must be supervised by parents for the duration of the trip.

Guests under 18 cannot be booked into shared accommodation, except where the group will occupy an entire shared area. In other cases, the parent need to occupy the shared area and child share private cabin with the other parent. Please also note that there are no 2 shared single beds together in the same area, they are spread out around the boat.

This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English. 

This sailing adventure is only suitable for active people. A basic level of fitness and mobility is required. As a guideline, guests should be able to climb a ladder easily.

If you have any dietary requirements (gluten-free, celiac, lactose-free, dairy-free, or vegan) please advise us at the time of booking so we can ensure this is accommodated for in advance. 


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

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.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

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.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring children on On Ice?

Yes but there is a minimum age of 6 years old. It also may be subject to change in the future. 

Can I bring my own alcohol on board On Ice?

You are permitted to bring your own alcohol. Just keep in mind that small glass bottles are not permitted (like beer, cider, pre-mixed spirits). 

Is On Ice air conditioned?

Unfortantely there are no air-conditioners on board, but the cooling seabreeze should do the trick!

Does On Ice cater for vegetarian, vegan etc diets?

Yes they do! Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements (gluten-free, celiac, lactose-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan) so we can ensure that these are accommodated for in advance.

Can I smoke on board On Ice?

Yes, but only in designated smoking areas. 

What if my phone dies? Can I charge my phone on board On Ice?

As there is limited service throughout the Whitsunday Islands, and no Wifi on board, you likely won't need your phone. However, if your phone does happen to die, there are USB charging ports in the cabins and main saloon for you to use. 

Are there hot showers onboard On Ice?

There are 4 bathrooms onboard. 3 are ensuites and 1 is shared and they each have hot water showers. 

From where does On Ice depart?

On Ice departs from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach

Is there a parking facility at the marina?

Yes, Coral Sea Marina has a large carpark where you can leave your car for the duration of your trip (daily rates apply)

Where can I leave my extra luggage whilst out on On Ice?

There is secure luggage storage at The Travel Shop towards the top of Airlie Main Street, which will cost around $6 for the day

Can I come on On Ice if I can't swim?

This is decided on a case-by-case basis, and would need to be discussed at the time of booking

Is On Ice wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the layout of On Ice means that it isn't accessible for passengers in wheelchairs. A list of Whitsundays tourrs that are wheelchair accessible can be found here

What is the weather like in the Whitsundays?

Weather in the Whitsundays varies drastically depending on which time of year you visit! During the Summer months (December - April), expect hot humid weather with a higher chance of showers. From May - November, it's generally much cooler and less chance of rain!

What activities are included on On Ice?

As well as snorkeling, On Ice has stand up paddleboards and a glass-bottom canoe available for use! 

Do I need to bring my own towel on On Ice?

You will get supplied with a bath-towel for when you shower on board, but it's highly recommended to bring a beach towel for your visit to Whitehaven

Is there drinking water available on board On Ice?

Yes, please bring a reusable water bottle with you

What should I bring with me on On Ice?

A small soft bag with changes of clothes, swimwear, toiletries, beach towel, re-usable waterbottle, sun protection, a camera and any drinks you may want during the trip! It's also worth bringing slightly warmer clothes for the Winter evenings 

How many crew are there on On Ice?

Two- a skipper and a host

Is all snorkelling equipment provided on On Ice?

Yes- all snorkelling equipment is provided on On Ice 

What shoes are most practical to wear?

Whilst on On Ice, everyone is required to be barefoot for the duration. When doing the bush walk to Hill Inlet, it's definitely worth bringing thongs/sliders/sandals/trainers as it can be quite rough underfoot

Are there any types of alcohol that are not permitted on board On Ice?

Red wine and any type of glass bottle are not permitted on On Ice

Which days does On Ice depart?

On Ice departs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 

Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 114 reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Rose G, 13 Jun 24
It was fantastic. Thank you for all the advise. The coral was beautiful and the ship was perfect. Liam and Rasha took us to the best spots. Thank you for such a good trip.
Kerim & Manon, 10 Jun 24
Safe, fun, beautiful landscapes ,sharing experience, wonderful crew. thank you very much for this experience.
Niall M, 06 Jun 24
Great trip!
Sharon Routledge, 03 Jun 24
We had an absolutely amazing time thanks entirely to the skipper Ben and his first mate Squid. They made sure we went to places that we would see fish and swam with them and Whitehaven Beach was amazing
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