Cruise the Whitsundays on board Whitsunday Getaway for a romantic and unforgettable experience - the ultimate getaway!
- Whitsunday Getaway is the perfect escape for couples and honeymooners who want to see the Whitsundays in style
- This intimate trip is designed to offer couples the chance to be wined and dined while exploring the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands
- See all the best parts of the Whitsundays in 2 days and 2 nights
- Whitsunday Getaway offers a large foredeck, modern saloon and roomy private cabins, complete with ensuites for the best in luxury and comfort
Escape on board Whitsunday Getaway to enjoy the Whitsundays in luxury. Enjoy a tropical getaway, complete with comfort, style and class and an itinerary that is both flexible and action-packed. Lounge on board Whitsunday Getaway's spacious desks, sailing amongst the picturesque tropical islands of the Whitsundays. You can also snorkel, swim or sit back and relax - this trip has it all. You can watch the sunset on board with a glass of champagne in hand and fall asleep to the soft lull of the ocean, only to wake up to unbeatable views of this tropical paradise. Check out the video below to see what a Whitsunday Getaway looks like!
Whitsunday Getaway Features
- Four spacious cabins with queen-sized beds and ensuites
- Fully air conditioned cabins and saloon
- Personal DVD players in each cabin
- Gourmet meals included, freshly prepared
- Enjoy an onboard Aussie barbecue
- All snorkelling equipment included
- Stand-up paddleboards included
- Professional crew
- Intimate group sailing - max 8 guests
- Spacious flybridge and a forward outdoor lounge
- BYO (bring your own) alcohol
- Getaway is a modern french built 12.5 meter spacious catamaran
Whitsunday Getaway has four spacious cabins, all with queen-sized beds and private ensuites.
Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view Whitsunday Getaway 2.
Whitsunday Getaway stands above the rest with its exclusive design, low guest numbers and quality service. The flexible itinerary allows passengers to see all the best of the Whitsundays, where keen sailors can take the helm, enthusiastic snorkellers can spend plenty of time in the warm tropical waters, and those wanting rest and relaxation can sit back and enjoy the Whitsundays weather! You will also get to visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet to enjoy unbeatable views, as well as taking plenty of time to relax on the sunny, beautiful beaches of the Whitsunday Islands. After your full day, you can ask your crew to drop you off at a tropical beach, like Bali Hai, to watch the sunset over a bottle of wine and a delicious freshly prepared antipasto platter. Spend time enjoying an authentic sailing experience, complete with sails up and wind in your hair, as you revel in the beauty of your surroundings. Whitsunday Getaway will spend its evenings at peaceful, protected anchorages like Nara Inlet off Hook Island, allowing for a relaxing night's sleep on the calm ocean, where you can wake up to beautiful sunrises and unforgettable views. Whitsunday Getaway is owned by local couple Rich and Veronica, who care a lot about their vessel and the type of experience they provide and aim to make each and every trip an unforgettable one.
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
After all of your in-water excitement, Whitsunday Getaway will whisk you off towards the iconic Whitehaven Beach, where you can spend as long as you like sunbathing on the pure white silica sand and exploring in the shallow warm waters. You can join the crew for a short bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout, where you can see the world-famous views overlooking the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet below. The swirling sands are one of the most photographed places in all of Australia and with good reason - they are never the same twice offering a new point of view visit after visit!
What better way to explore the Whitsunday Islands than with the sails up on board a luxury catamaran! We keep sailing at the top of the agenda on board Whitsunday Getaway, always allowing our guests to have an amazing experience of a sail-powered trip. You can sit back and relax as the crew takes you around the Whitsundays or you can take part in the fun and help hoist sails or man the helm - the crew are always happy to get you involved if you would like! Sails up, engines off, the sound of the waves crashing at the bow... this is the sound of luxury!
The Whitsunday Islands are an important part of the Great Barrier Reef and its vast and diverse ecosystem. The fringing reefs of the islands are a snorkeller's paradise, where you will find amazing marine life, nestled away in calm coves and protected bays. Whitsunday Getaway carries a full complement of snorkel gear aboard including stinger suits, fins, mask and flotation assistance devices, so all guests can enjoy an unforgettable snorkelling experience. Snorkel with schools of tropical fish, and be amazed by the bright and vivid colours of the spectacular coral formations. The warm waters and calm seas of the Whitsundays are ideal for snorkelling year round, with an average water temperature of 25 degrees.
Stand-up paddle boards
Paddleboards allow for a great view of the surrounding area, and are a fun way to explore the reef and coastline! Keep on enjoying the sun as you glide on the surface of the reefs, having fun keeping your balance and paddling around. From above the water, you will get to enjoy the reef in a new way as you quietly make your way around while fish and other marine life hang out below. Great for spotting turtles, stand-up paddle boards are becoming popular all over the world.
You will be impressed with our delicious menu on board Whitsunday Getaway, where all meals are freshly prepared using locally bought produce. Fresh fruit and cookies are included throughout the trip, and a range of soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase. All dietary requirements are catered for from vegetarian to gluten free but please advise us ahead of time so we can cater for your needs. We are delighted to help you celebrate any special occasions such as birthdays, engagements and anniversaries. Please let us know when booking your trip so we can do something extra. Whitsunday Getaway does not sell alcohol, but guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol beforehand as we have cold storage on board. Bottled red, white and sparkling wine is welcome, however, we request that beer comes in cans not bottles for safety and storage reasons. We have included below a sample menu. Please note menus may vary due to the availability and seasonality of some fruits and local produce.
Upon arrival: Exotic seasonal fruit platter
Sunset: Soft cheeses and biscuits
Dinner: Specially marinated chicken barbecued to perfection, served with a side of fresh Greek salad, including lashings of feta, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives. Accompanied with pan-fried herb potato shapes, and a selection of condiments
Dessert: Cheesecake served with berries and cream
Breakfast: A fresh fruit salad served with pancakes, muesli, cereals, juice, tea and coffee
Lunch: A superb smorgasbord including champagne leg ham, coleslaw, tuna salad, spinach and macadamia salad with fresh bread and condiments
Dinner: A prime rib fillet served with a reduced mushroom sauce. Stacked on a base of sweet potato mash and steamed vegetables, accompanied by a side of fresh warmed dinner rolls
Dessert: Decadent chocolate mud cake crowned with fresh cream
Breakfast: Warmed croissants and continental-style breakfast, muesli, assorted cereals, fruit juice, tea and freshly brewed coffee
Farewell Drinks and nibbles
Please note passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $18 per person payable on check-in. This does not include vegetarians or passengers with a nut allergy.
- 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.
- Whitsunday Getaway is also available for Private Charter.
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What To Bring
Please bring only a small soft bag with: change of clothes, hat, swim-wear, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal). 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
- Bath and beach towel
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
BYO alcohol - no glass bottles, with the exception of wine and Champagne. Soft drinks are available for purchase on board. An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.
Terms and Conditions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
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.
The tour had been perfectly organised, the crew was extremely nice and helpful, Food was excellent, all destinations were carefully choosen. Please continue in the way. Thank you fort the trip is was great! "
Everything was well organised and welcoming from the minute we arrived at the boat. Deb & Phil were great hosts and we could not have asked for anything more.... except better weather!! Great memories, thank you very much."