Please note Getaway 3D/3N will discontinue on April 1, 2018.
Cruise the Whitsundays on board Whitsunday Getaway for an unforgettable escape into paradise
Enjoy a luxurious getaway into the Great Barrier Reef on this unique and initiate sailing trip. Whitsunday Getaway offers a relaxing escape, ideal for couples and honeymooners, for a chance to escape the crowds and sail into paradise. Lounge on the foredeck nets under the sails, enjoy the delicious meals freshly prepared by your host, snorkel with the exciting marine life - Whitsunday Getaway has it all. Take comfort in your personal cabin fully equipped with a DVD player and ensuite. Taking out only 8 passengers, Whitsunday Getaway is the perfect escape for couples seeking a relaxing sailing adventure!
For 3 days and 3 nights, you can enjoy the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays in style on board Whitsunday Getaway. This extended trip will allow you to see see first hand why this luxurious vessel is ranked as one of Sailing Whitsundays' favourites! You are not just a guest on board this boat, but a creator of your own ultimate holiday by helping your crew build your itinerary. Choose from sailing among the 74 Whitsunday Islands, snorkelling with the exciting marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, relaxing, beach-hopping and paddleboarding - Whitsunday Getaway has something for everyone.
Whitsunday Getaway Features:
Four spacious cabins equipped with comfortable queen sized beds and private ensuite
Fully air conditioned cabins and saloon area
Personal DVD players in each cabin as well as a selection of complimentary films
Snorkelling equipment and tuition included
All meals included and freshly prepared using the freshest local ingredients
On board BBQ
Relaxing and intimate atmosphere
Small group sailing
Spacious flybridge with a 360 degree view and a forward outdoor lounge
Getaway and Getaway II were launched in 2004 and 2007
Getaway is a Fountain Pajot 'Belize' Catamaran and is 12.5 meters in length
Getaway II is a Lagoon 440 and is 13 meters in length
This new and luxurious catamaran is set to raise the bar in deluxe charter vessels in the Whitsundays... you don't want to miss out!
Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view Whitsunday Getaway 3.
Whitsunday Getaway is a Belize 43 catamaran, a vessel ideal for honeymooners or partners wanting a romantic getaway. Taking out only four couples at a time, Whitsunday Getaway offers 4 private queen sized cabins that are each fully equipped with an ensuite bathroom. This carefully designed layout allows for optimal privacy and a more intimate atmosphere. With ample deck space, large foredeck nets and a low number of passengers, there is always plenty of room to relax. Guests can sunbathe on the front nets, watch a movie on your private DVD player in your cabin, enjoy pleasant conversation with new friends in the plush saloon or just lounge on the back deck with your book! Whitsunday Getaway has plenty of space of relaxing, with saloon seats everyone for dinner, or the option to enjoy dining alfresco on the cockpit dinning table, taking in your beautiful Whitsundays surroundings, while you are wined and dined.
What sets us apart from other Whitsunday tours? Whitsunday Getaway stands above and beyond other charter boats not only because of its exclusive appearance and low guest numbers, but also by the quality service provided by the crew. Whitsunday Getaway is driven by an experienced skipper who encourages passengers to participate in choosing from a myriad of possible destinations; including the world famous Whitehaven Beach, countless spectacular snorkelling sites, secluded bays, deserted beaches and other tropical locations. This flexible itinerary also allows keen sailors to take the helm, or enthusiastic snorkellers to spend most of the day in the warm tropical waters; those looking to relax can lounge on board and the more adventurous can bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout or enjoy the beautiful Whitehaven Beach below. After a long day in the sun, another possibility is to be dropped off on a tropical beach like Bali Hi to watch the sunset over a bottle of wine and a delicious freshly prepared antipasto platter.
The vessel will spend its evenings at peaceful, protected anchorages like Nara Inlet on Hook Island. After dinner and dessert, you could spend a little quality time with your loved one under the stars, relax with a DVD in the privacy of your own cabin or get to know your fellow travellers over a drink or two. All your delicious meals are freshly prepared for you by your onboard host, for a stellar dining experience.
Departure days and times have been custom designed to coincide as close as possible to airline arrival times to suit busy lifestyles, and to cater for the guests needs for an affordable holiday whilst minimizing the time away from work or business, or even a tight holiday schedule. Private charters are available on request for an array of voyage lengths (three day minimum).
The Whitsunday Islands are an important part of the Great Barrier Reef. The fringing reefs that surround the Whitsunday Islands are a snorkeler's paradise, with its protected bays and coves, teeming with colourful and diverse marine life. Whitsunday Getaway carries a full compliment of snorkel gear aboard including stinger suits/wet suits, fins, mask and flotation assistance devices to make every snorkelling experience an unforgettable one. Snorkel with schools of tropical fish, and be amazed by the bright and vivid colours of the spectacular coral formations, keeping an eye out for sea turtles, Clownfish or the huge Maori Wrasse. The warm waters and calm seas of the Whitsundays is ideal for snorkeling year round, with an average water temperature of 25 degrees.
What better way to explore the 74 Whitsunday Islands than with sails up and waves below. Sailing is definitely a prime focus of Whitsunday Getaway's tours, adding to the sense of serenity of being on the water. Sit back and watch how it's done as the crew set the sails or take part and help. Sails up and engines off with only the crashing sounds of waves on the bow, this is the ultimate escape into luxury!
WHITEHAVEN BEACH AND HILL INLET LOOKOUT
After all that in-water excitement, Whitsunday Getaway will whisk you off towards the world famous Whitehaven Beach, where you can relax and enjoy the soft silica sands Here you can spend as long as you like sunbathing on the pure white sands, or exploring the variety of marine life in the shallow waters. Nearby is a low incline bush walk to the lookout, a viewpoint overlooking the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, where you will get to witness one of the most beautiful sights in all of Australia, the swirling sands of Hill Inlet.
You will be impressed with our delicious meals on board Whitsunday Getaway, where we aim to delight all of your senses! All meals are freshly prepared by your host, using our locally bough produce. Fresh fruit and cookies are included free of charge 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 happy 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 (we have cold storage on board). Bottled wine is fine, however we request that beer is in cans not bottles for safety reasons. We have included below a sample menu. Please note it may vary due to the availability and seasonal availability of some fruits and local produce.
Arrival: Exotic seasonal fruit platter
Sunset: Soft cheeses and biscuits
Dinner: Specially marinated chicken barbecued to perfection. Serve with a side of fresh Greek salad, including lashings of feta, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives, accompany this with pan-fried herb potato shapes together with oven baked crisp garlic, and a selection of condiments
Dessert: Cheesecake served with a 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 mushroom sauce. Stacked on a base of sweet potato mash and steamed vegetables, accompanied by a side of freshly baked dinner rolls
Dessert: Oven fresh apple and blackberry pie crowned with fresh cream
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, fresh fruit salad, assortment of cereals and warmed croissants
Lunch: A superb smorgasbord including champagne leg ham, coleslaw, tuna salad, spinach and macadamia salad with fresh bread and condiments
Sunset: Smoked salmon served on sour dough bread with Philly cheese, brie, crackers and dip
Dinner: BBQ fish with mixed herbs, butter and lemon. Sweet potato and Rocket salad, stir fried zucchini and yellow squash with herb bread
Dessert: Mud cake with cream
Breakfast: Warmed croissants and continental-style breakfast, muesli, assorted cereals, fruit juice, tea and freshly brewed coffee
Passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $12 per person payable on check in. This does not include vegetarians or passengers with a nut allergy.
Whitsunday Getaway is an exclusive way to experience the stunning Whitsunday Islands in style and at a relaxed pace. With our friendly crew, gourmet food and spacious accommodation, you will love seeing the Whitsundays on one of our deluxe sailing catamarans. Start building your once in a lifetime memory right here... it's time to Getaway!
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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.
Freshly prepared meals
Bath and beach towel
All Marine Park fees.
BYO alcohol - no glass bottles, with the exception of Wine and Champagne. Soft drinks available for purchase on board. An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.
Terms and Conditions
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 be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% 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 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, 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.
"A really fun trip and made all the better because of the cheerful and informed host and skipper. Snorkelling spots were magnificent. Food great and lots of it. We have made lots of friends on our trip and will not forget it for a very long time. Can't wait to come back!"
Phil & Tricia
Thu 11 May 2017
"Amazing trip with friendly and knowledgeable staff! Loved every minute of it and would absolutely recommend to friends and family."
Fri 21 Apr 2017
"Great trip! Would recommend without hesitation, the 3 night trip is a great option to sail without feeling rushed. The crew were amazing and couldnt do enough, friendly knowledgeable making it fun for us all. Plenty of sail time with may opportunities for off-boat activities too. Jo was great with thr food and really looked after dietary requirements/requests."
Wed 09 Mar 2016
"Great trip! Would recommend without hesitation, the 3 night is a great option to sail without feeling rushed. The crew were amazing couldnt do enough, friendly knowledgeable making it fun for us all. Plenty of sail time with lots of opportunity for off-boat activities too. Jo the hostess was great with food and really looked after dietary requirements/requests."
Wed 10 Feb 2016
"Absolutely loved it on Whitsunday Getaway. We went snorkelling, paddle boarding, sunbathing, swimming and saw turtles and dolphins. The food was really yummy and the crew were great hosts. We didnt get to see that much while snorkelling but I guess thats just down to luck! Whitehaven Beach is magical and the walk was fun with the other couples who were on the trip."
Wed 12 Aug 2015
"Rob and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time on Getaway. and we would certainly do this again if we are ever on this side of Australia in the future. I would like to especially thank Ashleigh for taking me on my first ever snorkel trip. She gave me the confidence to have a second snorkel, this time solo, All in all we have had a wonderful experience, also this was the first time we have sailing on a catamaran, our own boat is a monu hull. Well done crew! "
Eileen and Rob Perry - UK
Mon 03 Nov 2014
"From the time we came aboard we were made welcome, had a safety briefing which was full. The skipper allowed us to relax and to enjoy all aspects of sailing. He knew where to moor at night to be in comfort and where to snorkel. The hostess was alw3ays attentive to needs and produced delicious meals and snacks at appropriate times. They made a great team"
Quarrie - UK
Thu 11 Sep 2014
"Thank you Ash and Chris for a fabulous 3 days. Local and trivial knowledge was exceptional. The boat was fabulous, weather fantastic. Food was great, friendly, wonderful crew. Ive felt well looked after and cared for 24/7. The company on the boat all round was lots of fun."
Margie & Michael Lee
Mon 01 Sep 2014
"Phil and Amder were amazing crew. We had a wonderful experience, great food, nice spots a to stay and Phil and Amber did really everything to ensure our cruise would be the best. Thanks a lot guys! will definitely recommend the getaway!
Nicoletti - Australia
Sun 13 Jul 2014
The trip was great, Phil and Amber were wonderful lots of laughs.
Well worth the experience. "
David and Gail Hudson - NZ
Sun 06 Jul 2014
"Amazing! WE loved Peter & Amber, they are both lovely people. Food was great. We had an amazing time
Thank you !"
Thu 03 Jul 2014
"Exactly what we had hoped! A great size boat for exploring the islands with all the comfort to make the voyage relaxing and luxurious. The schedule was perfect with a good mix of activities and our host was always one step ahead."
Tom + Marcella
Thu 29 May 2014
"Amazing trip, nothing could be improved. Everything was perfect! Hayley + Matt were superb skippers/hosts. Loved the Whitsunday Peak walk + Langford Island snorkelling with the turtles - these two activities were our favourite."
Harriet and James
Fri 11 Apr 2014
"Fantastic, very easy going and super friendly, kept informed of what was happening and made to feel great. Our enjoyment and experience was the only consideration Food excellent and plenty of it - felt like I was very special with all the gluten free food. Totally amazing :) Both Trent & Ashleigh put me at ease in the water as inexperienced snorkeller. Running out of superatives. Everything Brillant! "
Fri 21 Mar 2014
"Fantastic skipper and host! Ashley and Trent were very friendly, caring and knowledgeable about the boat, Whitsundays native culture, wildlife and peoples. Meals were delicious and nutritious. Great variety. Very impressed with preparations in such a small space. Very accommodating to all our requests. Many thanks for a fantastic few days! "
Andrea Sello - USA
Mon 17 Mar 2014
"What can we say this trip was the absolute perfect end of our honeymoon. The skipper and host were amazingly hospitable and friendly. They selflessly went out of there way to make us have the ultimately relaxing and fun filled holiday. The way they cared for the boat was extremely dedicated and the way they cared for their clients was perfection. The food was the nicest food we have had in the Whitsundays, beautifully prepared and full of nutrients. If only every holiday we go on could be just as amazing. "
Tess Atkinson - AUS
Sun 02 Feb 2014
"thoroughly enjoyable. Both Trent and Clair could not have been more attentive, supportive friendly and helpful. The knowledge and experience Trent was willing to share made us feel like personal Friedens. Both Clair and Trent made us laugh and not once did we fell the were 'just doing their jobs' nothing was too much trouble and they were happy everyday, everything from sorting out the toilets to chatting in the evenings. With staff like this you will always have happy customers. 8 people was a great number, luckily we all got on so had an intimate feel about the whole holiday. Please can you install blue lights under boat!! Thank you for everything."
Derek & Celia
Tue 10 Dec 2013
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