FROM: $339
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Departure Times

Departs: 08:30am - Thu, Sat
Returns: 4:00pm - Fri, Sun

Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $349 $339 AUD / Person - Shared Single (Between: 01 Nov 2020 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $349 $339 AUD / Person - Shared Double ($678 Total) (Between: 01 Nov 2020 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $349 $339 AUD / Person - Triple Share Cabin (Requires 3 People) ($1017 Total) (Between: 01 Nov 2020 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $499 $485 AUD / Person - Private Double Cabin (Requires 2 People) ($970 Total) (Between: 01 Nov 2020 and 31 Mar 2023)

Summertime's 2 Day and 1 Night tour is the perfect choice if you're short on time, but still want to soak up the beauty of the Whitsundays!

  • Features the perfect combination of snorkelling, exploring and sailing while cruising the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
  • Added bonuses of freshwater jacuzzi, air-conditioning, kayaks
  • Features a beautiful interior
  • Check out Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkel in the fringing reefs

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Summertime sails from Airlie Beach for 2 days and 1 night, taking passengers on the ride of their life. Featuring a jam-packed itinerary that showcases the highlights of the Whitsundays, it's one of the best tours for those who are short on time and ready for action! Relax and enjoy the ride on board an elegantly constructed traditional sailing boat. Experience the Whitsundays in style and be mind blown by an authentic and immersive sailing adventure! Constructed with beautiful timbers, Summertime is designed to comfortably sleep up to 19 passengers with plenty of deck space to socialise. This trip is ideal if you're looking relax, unwind and soak up adventures on board an amazing boat, with a fun crew and an incredible itinerary! Visit the beautiful and famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and spend plenty of time snorkelling.

Highlights & Features: 

  • Only boat with a freshwater jacuzzi
  • Fully air-conditioned throughout 
  • Inflatable double kayaks
  • Comfortable, spacious saloon area
  • Spacious deck area and shade awnings
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout
  • Snorkel vibrant coral reefs around the Islands
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition provided
  • Separate male and female amenities
  • Fresh linen and bath towel provided
  • Meals freshly prepared on board
  • All marine & park fees included
  • BYO alcohol 

Don't miss out on this action-packed sailing adventure! Enjoy the use of the onboard sea kayaks or the freshwater spa in between your island adventures and snorkelling safaris! Hang out with your loved ones or take the time to meet new friends - Summertime's intimate group setting is a great way to spend time exploring the Whitsunday Islands to make unforgettable and lasting memories.

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Important Information:

Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.

Sample Itinerary

For 2 days and 1 night you will get to explore the glorious Whitsundays and experience the best parts of the region! Sea Kayaking, sailing and snorkelling will provide an action-packed adventure, leaving you in awe of the deep blue. Summertime also boasts an onboard freshwater hot Jacuzzi, full air conditioning throughout, comfortable berths and nine of the latest inflatable two-person kayaks.  The Whitsundays only eco-friendly 'guided' kayak tour is available on Summertime. Meals prepared fresh on board by our crew, the spacious decks with plenty of shade and the onboard hot tub will make relaxing easy. During your trip, you will get to visit Whitsunday Island, home to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, as well as the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Take part in snorkelling, bushwalking, sailing, kayaking and more!

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Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
Summertime will bring you to the beautiful Whitsunday Island where you will get to visit a world-famous beach and lookout point. Known for the soft, swirling sands and vast shoreline, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet are a must-see for anyone in the Whitsundays! You can take in the view from the top and enjoy the beach from below at this breathtaking destination. 


Summertime offers the chance to experience real sailing while in the Whitsundays. Certainly not an activity to be missed, your crew will make every effort to make sure you get to enjoy this thrill as you make your way around the islands! Feel the power of the wind as you make your way from one place to the next, enjoying the world as it passes by.

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Snorkel among the colourful and diverse fringing reefs of the Whitsundays and explore all they have to offer! Summertime provides quality snorkelling gear that will allow you to enjoy the reefs in comfort down among the marine life. You will get to stop at several snorkel destinations and compare different reefs, seeing the colourful corals and beautiful fish that inhabit them.

Kayaking and Jacuzzi
Summertime has the added bonus of inflatable kayaks, allowing guests to have a bit of extra fun on the water! Go for a paddle around the reefs on a kayak safari and see them from a new point of view, skimming along the water's surface as you make your way. Afterwards, return back to the boat and hop in the freshwater jacuzzi - a welcome indulgence after a busy day of adventure!

*There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience. 

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Summertime is a classic timber ketch handcrafted in 1945 by master shipwrights, has a rich history and has been lovingly restored and immaculately maintained in the ultimate sailing comfort. While retaining all of her old world charm, the cabins are well ventilated allowing them to remain cool during tropical nights and the vessel is fitted with a full air-conditioning system for total comfort in summer.

  • Shared single: Single bed (sleeps one person), usually a bunk bed
  • Shared double: Double bed (sleeps two persons), usually with a single bunk on top
  • Private double cabin: One double bed (requires 2 persons) in a private cabin
  • Private twin cabin: Two single beds (requires 2 persons) in a private cabin
  • Triple share cabin: One double bed and one single bed (requires 3 persons) in a private cabin 

Sample Menu

To view the sample menu for Summertime please click here.

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What To Bring

Please only bring a small overnight bag (large travel cases and cases with wheels not allowed), 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. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available in town but please no glass bottles.

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
  • Reusable eco-bag
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Marine Park fees
  • Special Diets plus $10 extra

What's Extra

  • BYO alcohol (no glass). 
  • Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
  • Special diets (inc. Gluten Free) will incur an $10 - $18pp surcharge. 

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. 

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.


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 outreview-table-column the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


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 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.


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.


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.


Overall Rating

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Aimee, 24 Dec 19
My sister recommended this tour for my fiancé and I. We had a lovely relaxed time, taking in all the beautiful sites of the Whitsundays. The crew were wonderful and really informative. Highlights were sitting back under the stars in the hot tub, the beautiful snorkel sites we visited and getting to Whitehaven Beach on the perfect tide. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.
Vinay C, 10 Jul 19
Unforgettable trip! Everyone had an awesome time including my two teens. The crew, Daniel and Damon, took good care of us and made sure everyone was well taken care off. Thanks for a great time.
Sforsierra, 31 May 18
Such an amazing time on Summertime. A cruisey 3 hours heading out to Whitehaven Beach which was absolutely incredible - picture perfect! Plenty of time spent taking pics and relaxing before heading back onto the boat for an incredible sunset sail. Snorkel spot on day two was beautiful, just a shame the visibility wasn't too great due to the high tide, but nothing we could do about that! Food was great, team super friendly and everything so well organised. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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