Whitsundays 2 Day Sailing Adventure

Whisk yourself away to explore the Whitsundays on this beautifully restored timber vessel, with 2 Days and 2 Nights of Snorkelling, Diving and Paddleboarding in one of the most stunning locations on the East Coast. That is to say, there has never been a better way to explore the Whitsunday Islands!

Following on from a recent restoration, with the 97ft classic wooden Schooner featuring solid hardwood decks, timber bunks and a spectacular human-sized figurehead on her bow. As a result, when you step on board this vessel, you will feel like a true Sailor, ultimately giving you the best sailing experience you could ask for. During your trip, you can even “walk the plank” on the brand new dive board!

Since the vessel has a dive compressor on board, she is now fully equipped for Scuba Diving. For this reason, this is one of the rare diving experiences you can join on a Whitsundays 2 Day Sailing Adventure. If you haven’t dived before there is no need to worry! The friendly crew will provide you with all the training you need!

Whitsundays 2 Day Sailing Adventure

Offering all shared accommodation, with both Double and Single Berths available.

Wake up to…

…The sunshine glinting off the ocean, and the shimmering white sands of Whitehaven Beach beckoning you from the shore.

Stretch your legs…

…and follow your guide on a gentle uphill stroll to the Hill Inlet Lookout. Only a short 40-minute return walk covering 1.3km, this moderate walk is slightly uphill, but once you reach the top – the view will blow you away! With two lookouts on offer, you will be able to make the most of the ever-changing swirling sands. Similar to Snowflakes – no two photos are ever the same as the swirls change daily with the ebb and flow of the tide.

Whitsundays 2 Day Sailing AdventureFollow your guide on the bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout

Soak up the sun..

… and explore one of Nature’s greatest gift’s – Whitehaven Beach

Seemingly stretching for eternity, there is 7km of this pristine silica-rich, soft white sand for you to explore. With the sand being 98% Silica, it does not retain heat. So unlike other beaches, you will never burn your feet on the hot sand here!

To illustrate what your Sailing Adventure is all about:

  • Snorkelling
  • Sailing
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet & Lookout
  • Blue Pearl Bay
  • Langford Reef
  • Nara Inlet
  • Cateran Bay
  • Mantaray Bay

First Day on your Whitsundays 2 Day Tour:

Departing Coral Sea Marina at approximately 2:00 pm, the boat will set sail for Nara Inlet on the Southside of Hook Island. Upon arrival, there will get plenty of time to enjoy the waters. Snorkelling, Diving, Watersliding, Paddleboards, or even jumping off the side of the boat! Following your day’s activities, you will be able to sit back and relax and enjoy a delicious bbq dinner under the stars. After dinner, are night activities like dolphin and shark watching and getting to know your fellow passengers and crew.

The Second day exploring the Whitsunday Islands:

After an early full continental breakfast, at Whitehaven Beach, you will drop anchor and hike up to the spectacular lookout overlooking the Hill Inlet.

After exploring the breathtaking outlook and the unique silica sand beach, you will return to the boat for a calm and relaxing sail to your next snorkel destination.

During transit, enjoy a delicious fresh lunch including a selection of cold meats, pesto pasta salad, and cheese and crackers, fresh baked rolls and wraps.

Next everyone gets the opportunity to go snorkelling at the beautiful reef and enjoy plenty of time for paddleboards and water activities.

Animal diversity and beauty make this one of the greatest highlights of the trip and creates a unique experience for most guests.

Dinner is next as we set sail for the Langford Island this is always a great time to relax and take in the sunset.

Third-Day on our Final Sail Home:

Wake up to another delicious breakfast and then jump in the ocean for one final snorkelling session. Langford Island offers a different soft coral reef and sizeable tidal sand bar. New to Langford island is the 300-metre scenic walking track that leads to a small island lookout.

Finally, it is time to lift the anchor and return to Airlie Beach by approximately 11:30 am.

 

As a result of being dependent on weather conditions for the operation of this Sail and Dive Adventure, the itinerary is completely flexible to ensure that you are Snorkelling and Diving in optimal conditions. For this reason, the itinerary can be scheduled slightly different from trip to trip.

 

Altogether, your Overnight Sailing Tour includes

  • New beds and linen
  • New cushions and covers
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Flybridge with 360-degree views
  • Forward outdoor lounge
  • Eskies for keeping your drinks cool
  • Fresh linen
  • Beach & bath towels
  • Private ensuite & shower
  • Individual cabin air conditioning
  • TV and DVD player

As a result of travelling to remote areas, around the Islands there is limited or no service. The Captain will advise you of the areas when you will be back in range.

 

 

What doesn’t my Sailing Adventure include?

  • Scuba Diving is available on this trip for an additional $75 per dive
  • Soft drinks, chips and chocolate available on board.

Also available (weather permitting):

  • Jetboat Rides 
  • Banana Boating

Even though there is plenty included in your trip, there are a few things you will need to bring with you!

  • Beach Towel & Shower Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Clothes (light jacket for the warmer months)
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Alcohol (No Glass or Red Wine).
  • Cash for onboard purchases

It should be noted that guests are requested to bring belongings in a small, zipperless bag.

Where do I need to meet?

First and foremost, there is a pre-departure check-in at the Whitsunday sailing Office at 402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.  Check-in the day before departure is required between 7 am – 5 pm.

In case of a delayed arrival into Airlie Beach, if you are not able to complete the pre-departure check-in, please advise at the time of booking.

 

 

What else do I need to know?

As a result of being dependent on weather conditions for the operation of this Sail and Dive Adventure, the itinerary is completely flexible to ensure that you are Snorkelling and Diving in optimal conditions. For this reason, the itinerary can be scheduled slightly different from trip to trip.

Since we travel to some remote areas around the Islands, this can sometimes limit the available cell service. At times there will be little to no service, however, the Captain will advise you of the areas when you will be back in range.

In order to better prepare for your arrival, please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Please note that a surcharge may apply.

The operation of this sailing trip can be affected by weather conditions. For this reason, travel Insurance is highly recommended.

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and National Parks, so please make sure you understand the SCUBA diving laws. The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all rules, including medical as is the law. Please complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent scuba diving. Or you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Flying and Scuba Diving

After a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive. For multiple scuba dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. This includes Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning.

We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

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