Traditional sailing combined with top comfort for the ultimate private charter sailing trip in the Whitsundays
- Sail on board a boat with a fantastic reputation for providing unique and fun sailing trips in the Whitsundays
- Spacious decks that offer lots of room to sunbake and hang out
- Both private and shared accommodation that will work for any private charter!
- Snorkel among fringing reefs and enjoy an awesome sailing experience on a traditional sail boat!
Waltzing Matilda provides the perfect platform to have a holiday among friends and family as you sail around the glorious Whitsunday Islands. Providing a relaxing atmosphere with just 14 passengers, your group can enjoy relaxing on the decks, the roomy interior and, off the boat, get ready for plenty sightseeing on Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout and exploring some amazing snorkelling locations.
Highlights & Features:
- Maximum of 14 passengers for a sociable and relaxed tour
- Freshly prepared meals prepared on board using fresh local produce
- Fresh linen provided for each guest
- Snorkelling equipment provided for your convenience
- Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly crew
- Spacious deck area ideal for sunbaking and taking in your beautiful surrounds
You will get to visit the amazing Whitehaven Beach while on your tour with Waltzing Matilda tour. This world famous beach is known for its soft silica sands, warm waters and calm shores and is a top bucket list item for any beach lover! It stretches over 7km in length, giving all of its' visitors plenty of space to relax and enjoy its unique beauty. Be sure to bring along your beach towel to enjoy the water, sunshine and sandy shore.
Hill Inlet Lookout
Guests on Waltzing Matilda can look forward to a short bush walk through Whitsunday Island to visit the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout! Immerse yourself in the forest and trees, keeping an eye out for goannas, butterflies and other animals along the way. From Hill Inlet, you will make your way back through the bush down to the famous Whitehaven Beach.
Sailing in the Whitsundays is an experience unlike any other! Waltzing Matilda offers you the opportunity to experience traditional sailing around the islands, where you can come to understand the excitement and enjoyment of making your way around with sails up above and ocean below. This sailing experience combines comfort and adventure as your crew takes you around this stunning island chain to explore and have the adventure of a lifetime.
The crew on board Waltzing Matilda will take you to some of the best snorkelling reefs in the Whitsundays to ensure an amazing underwater experience! All your snorkelling equipment and tuition are included to ensure you feel comfortable in the water, so you can enjoy the reefs at their best! The Whitsundays are full of protected coves and bays that are ideal for snorkelling and are teeming with marine life. You can look forward to seeing fish, corals and even sea turtles!
*Private Charter itineraries are flexible. You can work with your crew to plan out your perfect holiday on board Waltzing Matilda!
This 60ft sailboat provides a spacious and relaxed atmosphere to cruise our northern tropical waters, on board you will find a spacious saloon area with 8ft of headroom, plenty of deck space with room to stretch out, comfortable cabins with a choice of private or shared cabins.
What To Bring
You will provide you with a souvenir environmental bag at check-in to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip. They ask that you only take these bags on board with you as luggage. 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, 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.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- All Marine Park fees
BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
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.
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 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. 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.