Great Barrier Reef Tours, 2-Day, 1-Night Whitsundays

Great Barrier Reef tours, a stunning one-night, two-day intimate sailing cruise on board a 60ft sailing ketch with only 14 guests navigating the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef. Sail to pristine reefs, unspoilt beaches and picturesque bays away from the crowds.

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Highlights

  • Escape the crowds! Overnight small group (max 14) cruise
  • Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach – voted the best beach in Australia and fifth best beach in the world! 
  • Sail around the stunning Whitsunday Islands in comfort aboard a spacious 60ft fibreglass ketch
  • Snorkel pristine bays with coral gardens and exotic fish or dive into aquamarine waters straight off the back of your yacht

Perfect Selfie

  • Stand on Whitehaven Beach and take a selfie of yourself standing on the most stunning beach in Australia 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Your sailing ketch

Your sailing yacht is a 60ft (18m) fibreglass constructed Roberts ketch. If you are wondering how a ketch distinguishes itself from other boats, it’s easy - you just count the sails. 

A ketch is a yacht with two masts, where the forward of the two masts, known as the mainmast, is larger than the after mast, known as the mizzen.

She will be sailed by an experienced crew of two. 

Your ketch has been designed with a spacious deck area, so there’s a lot of room to kick back and relax.

Comfort was a prime consideration in its build 40+ years ago and the below decks have been made with ample headroom.

At 8 feet (2.43 metres) you can be rest assured that the only head banging you will be doing will be restricted to the music you are listening to!

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Included In Price

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Wetsuit
  • Marine and national park fees
  • Afternoon Tea
  • All meals including snacks (no breakfast on day 1)
  • Linen & beach towel
  • Small group size (up to 12)
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Departs 8:30am
  • Returns 4:00pm
Departure Instructions
  • You are asked to check in and collect your boarding pass at the office in Airlie Beach from 7:00am to 7:00pm the day before departure. The office is located at 402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.
  • A pre-departure briefing will be given at the office when you check in.
  • All overnight passengers are required to reconfirm their trip 24-48 hours prior to departure.
Destinations
  • Shute Harbour
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Stonehaven
  • Nara Inlet
  • Blue Pearl Bay
  • Butterfly Bay
  • South Molle Island
  • Mantaray Bay
  • Cid Harbour
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Duration

2 days 1 night

What to Bring
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen 30+
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • No black-soled shoes please
  • Thongs/flip flops
  • Warm fleece
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases
  • Camera
Fitness Level Required

Low

Restrictions
  • All passengers must be able to clearly understand safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English
  • All passengers wishing to participate in snorkelling must acknowledge that they are able to swim in deep water without a flotation device & unassisted
  • All passengers must be able to climb a 1.5 meter high ladder unassisted
Child Policy
  • No children under the age of 8
  • When booking, please advise of any passengers under 18 years of age
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price
  • It is strongly recommended that you have travel insurance.
Additional Information
  • All departures and itineraries are subject to weather.
  • Vessel operators reserve the right to vary itineraries for safety and passenger comfort.
  • Please be aware operators may pass on credit card merchant fees
  • Please note it is the passengers responsibility to advise at time of booking of any medical conditions including food allergies they may suffer from
  • If you have excess luggage this can be stored at the boat check-in offices.
  • BYO alcohol - drinks brought on board should not be in glass containers and no red wine is allowed
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Great Barrier Reef tours, a stunning one-night, two-day intimate sailing cruise on board a 60ft sailing ketch with only 14 guests navigating the 74 islands of the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef. Sail to pristine reefs, unspoilt beaches and picturesque bays away from the crowds.

Read More

Highlights

  • Escape the crowds! Overnight small group (max 14) cruise
  • Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach – voted the best beach in Australia and fifth best beach in the world! 
  • Sail around the stunning Whitsunday Islands in comfort aboard a spacious 60ft fibreglass ketch
  • Snorkel pristine bays with coral gardens and exotic fish or dive into aquamarine waters straight off the back of your yacht

Perfect Selfie

  • Stand on Whitehaven Beach and take a selfie of yourself standing on the most stunning beach in Australia 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Your sailing ketch

Your sailing yacht is a 60ft (18m) fibreglass constructed Roberts ketch. If you are wondering how a ketch distinguishes itself from other boats, it’s easy - you just count the sails. 

A ketch is a yacht with two masts, where the forward of the two masts, known as the mainmast, is larger than the after mast, known as the mizzen.

She will be sailed by an experienced crew of two. 

Your ketch has been designed with a spacious deck area, so there’s a lot of room to kick back and relax.

Comfort was a prime consideration in its build 40+ years ago and the below decks have been made with ample headroom.

At 8 feet (2.43 metres) you can be rest assured that the only head banging you will be doing will be restricted to the music you are listening to!

Read More

Included In Price

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Wetsuit
  • Marine and national park fees
  • Afternoon Tea
  • All meals including snacks (no breakfast on day 1)
  • Linen & beach towel
  • Small group size (up to 12)
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Departs 8:30am
  • Returns 4:00pm
Departure Instructions
  • You are asked to check in and collect your boarding pass at the office in Airlie Beach from 7:00am to 7:00pm the day before departure. The office is located at 402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.
  • A pre-departure briefing will be given at the office when you check in.
  • All overnight passengers are required to reconfirm their trip 24-48 hours prior to departure.
Destinations
  • Shute Harbour
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Stonehaven
  • Nara Inlet
  • Blue Pearl Bay
  • Butterfly Bay
  • South Molle Island
  • Mantaray Bay
  • Cid Harbour
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Duration

2 days 1 night

What to Bring
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen 30+
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • No black-soled shoes please
  • Thongs/flip flops
  • Warm fleece
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases
  • Camera
Fitness Level Required

Low

Restrictions
  • All passengers must be able to clearly understand safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English
  • All passengers wishing to participate in snorkelling must acknowledge that they are able to swim in deep water without a flotation device & unassisted
  • All passengers must be able to climb a 1.5 meter high ladder unassisted
Child Policy
  • No children under the age of 8
  • When booking, please advise of any passengers under 18 years of age
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price
  • It is strongly recommended that you have travel insurance.
Additional Information
  • All departures and itineraries are subject to weather.
  • Vessel operators reserve the right to vary itineraries for safety and passenger comfort.
  • Please be aware operators may pass on credit card merchant fees
  • Please note it is the passengers responsibility to advise at time of booking of any medical conditions including food allergies they may suffer from
  • If you have excess luggage this can be stored at the boat check-in offices.
  • BYO alcohol - drinks brought on board should not be in glass containers and no red wine is allowed
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
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