2 Days - 1 Night Whitsundays Sailing Holidays

Tour Code: 415

Departing: Airlie Beach

2 Day - 1 Night - 18 - 35's - 23 Guests
  • She is fast so you get to see more of the Whitsundays on this ex world champion racing yacht
  • The Whitsundays are picture postcard perfect and the sunsets over the Great Barrier Reef are something else. Lay on the top deck and gaze at the night sky.
  • Enjoy guided bush walks to Hill Inlet Lookout at Whitehaven Beach, an unmissable location and a highlight of our Whitsundays sailing holiday.
  • Custom built for sailing holidays in the Whitsundays she is a particularly roomy boat perfectly able to cater for 23 guests comfortably

Included In Price

  • Services of skipper and crew, all meals and snacks, tap water, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment and basic tuition, stinger suit, and all marina levies.
  • Accommodation in Single or Double Bunks
  • Guests are encouraged to assist with the sailing
  • Small group size: maximum 23 guests

Take a sailing holiday in the Whitsundays on one of the most comfortable maxi yachts in the region with a rich racing history! See what it feels like to reach maximum speeds heeled over hard. Experience a fun social tour at sea with great company and fun crew members.

Your exciting liveaboard 2 day 1 night Whitsundays sailing holiday agenda includes a visit to the infamous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, a sensational snorkel tour over some of the best coral reefs in the world and of course, an evening full of fun after your action-packed day!

We depart from Airlie Beach and begin our 2 day,1 starry night sail and snorkel adventure in the Whitsunday Islands on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef in Australia on our 77 foot high speed maxi yacht. 

When our 23 guests are not exploring the local islands and snorkeling the bays, they take advantage of the spacious upper deck area which is perfect enjoying the speedy sailing and passing scenery or just sunbaking and relaxing!

Our maxi yacht is one of the most comfortable maxi yachts in the Whitsunday Islands and a big favourite with the Brits as HRH Prince Charles once crewed on this yacht when she set a record in the Queen Victoria Cup.

She is also popular with the folks who are somewhat taller than others! 

This liveaboard boat has 2 dining tables providing plenty of space for guests to enjoy meals together and create a great social atmosphere.

The saloon area also doubles as a comfortable sitting area. On deck, there is ample space for you to relax as well as a boom awning for shade when anchored.

She carries just 24 guests with a combination of Single and Double Bunks for couples.

When you can only squeeze in 2 days and 1 night to see as much of the Whitsunday Islands as possible, then the yacht speed really does matter!

This fast sailing boat will ensure that no time is wasted as they sail you at true racing speeds from one incredible snorkeling destination to the next around the beautiful Whitsundays.

Maxi Sailing 2 Day 1 Night Tour

Meet your crew at the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 8 am for a headcount, to depart the marina at 8:30 am. Feeling energized? Help hoist the sails! Otherwise, sit back and relax as you float across the Whitsunday Passage to Whitsunday Island, finding anchorage at Tongue Bay.

Take a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout to get that awesome photo of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. After taking in those postcard views get amongst it and submerge your toes in the unique silica sand. Climb the driftwood tree, say hello to the local marine critters or try beachcombing for shells.

In the afternoon you’ll sail north to another island where you’ll anchor just before sunset. Enjoy a drink and pre-dinner snacks and be mesmerized by the golden hour as the sun sets over the Whitsundays. After dinner, grab a drink and get stuck into a conversation with new mates.

Early rise for breakfast, then kit up with snorkeling gear, ready to jump in over the fringing coral reefs. Stunning tropical fish and other marine life, a turtle if you’re lucky, will welcome you into their home as they swim, dart and go about their life. Time for morning tea before heading to another location for a swim, snorkel or a beach stop.

After lunch, it is time to set the sails once again and make way across the Whitsunday Passage. Arrive back into Airlie Beach at 4 pm. (Perfect time to get to your accommodation, refresh and meet your new friends out for an after party!)

Sample Menu

All meals and snacks are included for the duration of your trip. Our crew freshly prepares each meal for you to enjoy using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Usually served buffet style; you can choose to eat anywhere onboard. Meals are a great communal time to get to know your fellow travellers.


Arrival: Donuts, Tea, and Coffee

Lunch: Pesto Pasta Salad, Tuna Salad, Cooked Meats, Deconstructed Salad, and Wraps (Vegetarian Option: Falafel/Kofta)

Afternoon Tea: Nachos (V)

Dinner: Chicken and Vegetable Skewers, Fresh Seasonal Salad, Potato Salad, and Garlic Bread (Vegetarian Option: Marinated Tofu)

Dessert: Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)


Breakfast: Cereals, Fruit Salad, Croissants, Spreads, Yoghurt, Tea, and Coffee

Lunch: Build your own burgers – Burger Patties, Fried Onion, Coleslaw, Bread Rolls (Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Burger Patties)

Afternoon Tea: Lamingtons

Cabin Configuration

Open-plan style of accommodation on board made up of single and double beds. Bathroom facilities are shared. 

  • 14 single bunks
  • 5 double 
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time


Departure Instructions
  • Guests are required to check in via an online waiver which is to be completed no later than 72 hours before travel
  • Meet your crew at the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 8 am for a headcount, to depart the marina at 8:30 am.
  • Tongue Bay
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Sundays, Wednesdays and Friday


2 day 1 night

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Please note 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.
  • All departures and itineraries are subject to weather.
  • Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator.
  • The Operator also reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary.
  • 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.
  • It is recommended 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.
  • 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.
Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Eco Climate Action Business
Ecotourism Certified
  • Clothes, beach and bath towel, toiletries, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, jacket/sweater, camera, sunglasses, runners or sandals for island walks.
  • Please pack in a soft-sided, zipless bag, no hard case luggage
  • BYO policy for all soft and alcoholic beverages.

  • Minimum age 15
  • Age 15+. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

Terms, Conditions and Travel Policies

We highly recommends that guests read the following policy:

All future decisions regarding your booking will be guided by the Terms and Conditions outlined in this policy.

QLD Government Covid Direction from 17th December 2021

Please refer to the public health document issued outlining the ‘New Normal” and the impacts that this may have on you the restrictions implemented by the Queensland Government.

All government mandates applicable to vaccine requirements for visitors in the Whitsundays venues and service experiences will supersede any or all Explore Whitsundays terms and conditions.

To view the Queensland Government website click –

Cancellation Policy for Individual Travellers.

We RECOMMEND ALL GUESTS have Travel Insurance which covers cancellation for a variety of reasons, including Pre-trip COVID cancellation cover. Cancellation due to contracting COVID or as a close contact will now no longer be considered a valid reason to cancel or postpone a trip.

Extended / Overnight Tour Cancellations

If you or your guests cancel:

Between 30 and 60 days of departure, you will forfeit 25% of the ticket price.

Between 14 to 30 days before departure, you will forfeit 50% of the ticket price.

Within 14 days of departure, you will forfeit the full trip fee.

Travel Insurance

The Operator strongly recommends that guests have travel insurance to:

Cover valuable items (e.g. Cameras, Luggage)

Protect against unforeseen flight or coach cancellations, road closures or late arrival into Airlie Beach for any reason which subsequently leads to missing the scheduled departure time,

Cover medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands, including returning to port or emergency air evacuation.

Cover against an emergency where you need to return to port urgently, e.g. a family member becomes very ill,

Cover against full ticket refunds, including the agent commissions component

Please ensure that the guests understand the details of the cover included for the Travel Insurance to ensure that it covers the above for their peace of mind.


Guests should note that sailing, snorkelling and aquatic activities can be dangerous, and while our Crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, Explore Whitsundays and the Operator cannot be accountable for the actions of guests that are beyond the Crew’s control. Guests should be aware that marine stingers and other marine life live in the tropical waters of the Whitsunday Islands.

Guests will be required to complete a pre-departure questionnaire and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. The Operators have the applicable Shipowners insurance to cover public liability for our guests and staff. A copy of the certificate will be forwarded if required.

Travel Agent Fees

We recommend that guests who book through an Agent read the agent’s terms and conditions before booking. The Operator will not be responsible for the refund terms and conditions of your travel agent if for whatsoever the trip is cancelled.

Itineraries and Weather

The Operator reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of its tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. The Operator will always consider the safety of guests and staff, and as a result, some locations may not be visited if the wind, visibility or wave/tidal conditions are not suitable or parts of the park have been closed by the managing authority. If it is raining, our tours still operate, as the guests can still experience the Whitsundays, including swimming and bushwalking. If the winds are light, the tours will still run; however, it will be necessary to use the motors on the boats to travel between locations.

We do not provide any guarantee that the winds will be consistent and from a suitable direction to make sailing possible. The Whitsundays is deemed partially smooth waters, and tours will only be cancelled if the Regional Harbour Master closes the area due to gale warnings or the Operator deems it unsafe to travel. If tour cancellations are necessary and ticket balance payment or pro-rate refunds are approved, the amount being paid for the ticket to the Operator will be refunded. Explore Whitsundays does not cover additional costs over or above the ticket amount. We do not guarantee a refund of the travel agent commission component or any other costs associated with the guest’s travel arrangements.

Minimum Guest Numbers

All vessels require a minimum number of guests to operate. The Operator reserves the right to cancel a scheduled trip if the minimum number of guests is not met. Where possible, the Explore Whitsundays will offer an alternative TOUR of a similar or higher standard.

Dietary Surcharges

Please be advised that guests on overnight vessels who request alternative dietary requirements (Such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten-free and dairy/lactose-free) will incur a $15 surcharge payable on check-in.

Please note that we are unable to accommodate Halal and Kosher requirements.

The majority of vessels represented by Explore Whitsundays are owner-operated, with a small team provisioning for the vessels. Airlie Beach is a remote location and does not have the same access to alternative foods as metropolitan areas.

We believe food is very important for our guests’ experience and re-fuelling for a day of activities.


Guests are asked to limit luggage as storage on yachts is minimal. Guests should pack in soft-sided bags, NO hard case trolley bags, please. Please note that there is NO luggage storage available at the Marina. There are options available on the Main Street of Airlie Beach.

Guest Behaviour

The Operator has the right to refuse to board guests who arrive intoxicated or who appear to be under the influence of illegal substances. While on tour, guests must abide by instructions from the Crew. Guests must also abide by the Law, and public nuisance, harassment, abusing our staff or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Guests who refuse to follow instructions and jeopardise the safety and security of the Crew, guests, themselves or the vessel may be restrained and removed from the tour. All associated costs of removal will be borne by the guest, and no refund of ticket monies will be provided.

English Language Comprehension

We ask that all guests (or at least one member of your party) have a good understanding of English. This is especially critical when guests are participating in water sports, swimming and snorkelling.

If customers cannot understand English, it is important that a companion traveller speaks English and can translate for the non-English speaking guest.

We do have snorkelling summaries in other languages, which are provided for guests to read. If guests have any concerns at all, please get in touch with us before departing.

Guest Bed or Cabin Allocation

We will always try our best to accommodate our guest’s cabin requests.

Due to limited resources, this cannot be guaranteed. Alternatives will be offered, and if accepted, the booking will be completed.

Check-Out Times

The Operator will ask guests to vacate their accommodation and pack up their luggage on the final day to allow commencement of accommodation servicing.

Checking in for your tour

Guests on overnight tours must check-in before boarding

Guests are required to check in via an online waiver which is to be completed no later than 72 hours before travel. A confirmation email will be sent to the confirmed traveller.

Guest on day tours must check in before boarding

Guests are required to check in via an online waiver which is to be completed by 6.00 pm, the day before travel. A confirmation email will be sent to the confirmed traveller.

2 Days - 1 Night Whitsundays Sailing Holidays

Tour Code: 415

Departing: Airlie Beach

2 Day - 1 Night - 18 - 35's - 23 Guests



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$469.00
Family: au$1,876.00

Tour Code: 415



19 yrs & over

15 - 18 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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