If you want to experience exciting sailing in the Whitsundays, our racing yacht is perfect for you. Join our 2 day 1 night sailing tour from Airlie Beach. This Airlie Beach shared charter sailing tour suits those looking to experience the Beaches, Islands and Reefs of the Whitsundays.
Sail in an Americas Cup Legend to Whitehaven Beach
This is liveaboard 2 day 1 night Whitsundays sailing tour for guests looking for a more personalised Great Barrier Reef sailing trip with a smaller group size of only 14 guests. Not only will you visit some of the most beautiful parts of the Airlie Beach region, but guests will also have the chance to take part in sailing themselves.
There is space on board to relax on the sail boat deck, or take a seat in the shaded cockpit. For guests interested in helping to sail, the crew will ask for volunteers to help hoist the sails, or you can just simply relax and soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
At 20.8 metres and with 14 guests and 2 crew aboard we depart Airlie Beach at 8.30am and cruise our way to our first stop at Whitehaven Beach to swim and a take hike to Hill Inlet Lookout for some photos.
During the day our guests will enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a good lunch. We then return to the yacht and sail our way north to another Great Barrier Reef island where we will anchor just before sunset and enjoy a pre-dinner drinks and some snacks as we watch the mesmarising sunset glow in the sky and across the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
After dinner you may wish to retire early or relax on the upper deck and chat with your travelling companions and admire the stars.
If you are a sunrise person then awake early and great the sun with a few yoga poses on the upper deck as the boat crew prepare your breakfast. then you can jump on the paddleboards and do a bit of self exploration or kit up in the snokelling gear.
At morning tea time we sail away to another reef location for more snorkeling and paddleboarding.
Our yacht is a racing legend, being built for the America's Cup as Australia's 4th Challenger, with sail number KA4 and beating the competing nations to win the right to race against the American's at Newport Rhode Island.
Today, while she still holds the spirit of a racing yacht, modifications have been made to make it comfortable for guests on our 2 day 1 night Great Barrier Reef sailing tours, with features such as a shaded cockpit, downstairs lounge area, dining table and guest bathroom.
Meet your crew in Airlie Beach at Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abel Point Marina) where we will depart at 8.30am.
Enjoy morning tea of fruit and biscuits and crew commentary of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands, then before you know it, you will have arrived at your first destination, Tongue Bay on Whitsunday Island.
Using the tender, guests transfer in groups over to Whitehaven Beach, and then one of the crew will guide guests along the path to the Hill Inlet Lookout.
Here guests take in the spectacular view of Australia's number one beach, marvel at the shimmering swirling sands covered by crystal clear waters.
Don't forget to ask the guide to take pictures of you with this famous background.
You will then have time to explore the beach, before being welcomed back onboard with a delicious lunch.
Setting sail once again for the voyage to a new Great Barrier Reef snorkel location for the afternoon we anchor here for the night and enjoy the sunset
Snorkel equipment and lycra sun suits will be issued as the crew provide a snorkel briefing and instruction on the snorkelling site.
With temperatures rarely dropping lower than 21°C, this is a very comfortable snorkel location, with tropical fish and corals blanketing the ocean floor, the odd turtle and dolphin also can’t resist saying hello.
The crew will serve an afternoon fruit platter and aussie lamingtons.
After playing in the water for a few hours we freshen up for pre-dinner sunset drinks and snacks.
Once dinner is over its time to roll into our bunks for a good nights rest or if you prefer, stay up on deck and chat with your new ship mates.
Don't miss out on the stunning sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef as this is the perfect time to re-charge in the peace and quiet and maybe partake in a bit of deck yoga.
After breakfast its time for more paddle boarding and snorkelling the coral reefs.
At morning tea time we head off to another secluded bay for more snorkeling and or a beach walk.
After lunch we set the sails one last time and sail across the whitsunday Passage for our arrival into Airlie Beach around 4.00pm.
Please be aware, this itinerary may change if the winds are strong. While most of the year we enjoy prevailing S.E trade winds, sailing is also dependent on the winds.
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Meet at the south end of Coral Sea Marina (Formerly Abell Point Marina) at 7:45am – returns 5.00pm -5.30pm
January - December
check-in with us at our office, Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach until 6:30pm the evening before departure. At check-in we will arrange a courtesy bus pickup and provide boarding passes, or
check-in on our website. Guests will need the booking reference number provided when the booking was made to register. Once the check-in is completed on-line guests should meet the boat crew at Coral Sea Marina (Formerly Abell Point Marina) (South End) at the Meeting Area at 7:40am
Departs on Even Days of the Month at 8.30am
2 Day 1 Night Sailing Tour
Minimum age 15
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 416