Whitehaven Beach Day Trip – 24 Guests - Tall Ship Sailing

Tour Code: 757

Departing: Airlie Beach

Hill Inlet - Snorkel tour
  • Enjoy snorkelling on fringing coral reefs and the chance to see turtles on the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday Islands. 
  • Hiking up to Hill Inlet to overlook Whitehaven Beach and the glorious Whitsunday Islands
  • The romanticism of sailing on a classic 62 foot gaff rigged Tallship that starred in famous movies like Survive the Savage Sea thru the Whitsunday Islands is simply a mind blowing experience. 
  • Sailing along in the wind to the iconic Whitehaven beach under the massive sheets of white sails on this famous sail boat is simply magic.
  • We are one of the few Airlie Beach sail boats that welcome families to join us for sailing, swimming and snorkelling in the aqua blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands

Included In Price

  • Snorkelling on magnificent fringing reef
  • Bushwalk to Hill Inlet with panoramic view of Whitehaven Beach
  • Free pickups from local accommodation
  • Snorkelling gear/stinger suits provided (in season)
  • Chance to get involved in traditional sailing.
  • Morning tea
  • Pinic lunch
  • Fruit Platter
  • Cater for all dietary needs.

Our Tall Ship is famous and guests love to join us from Airlie Beach to cruise the waters of the Great Barrier Reef under sheets of magnificent giant white sails that enable us to skim the aqua waters of the Whitsundays on our way to Whitehaven Beach to explore and snorkel around Dumbell Island.

A day of sailing to remember, to the iconic Whitehaven Beach on a classic 62-ft gaff rigged schooner that has a history in Hollywood made films of yesteryear.

Our 1 day sailing tour to Whitehaven Beach caters for everyone from families with children to the younger at heart who wish to experience the luxury of sailing on a timber Tall Ship built out of North Queensland timber.

We choose to carry only 24 guests to ensure our Whitehaven Beach tours are personalised and memorable for everyone.

We are proud to say that all items onboard our Airlie Beach based yacht are recyclable where possible and we offer chilled water on deck rather than selling plastic bottles and we have enviro-friendly toilets. 

Catch the breeze on a family-owned topsail schooner for a daily sail to Whitehaven Beach one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

Morning tea on board and lunch with all dietary needs catered for.

Disembark at Tongue Bay and spot the turtles.

Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout and marvel at those turquoise and pristine white sands of Whitehaven Beach.

Then jump back on board and hoist the sails or chill on deck.

Learn how to belay a cleat on a traditional tall ship. Lunch on board before we head for one of our favourite snorkelling spots. Spot the M?ori wrasse and the beautiful fringing coral and teaming fish life.

Whitehaven Beach Day Trip – 24 Guests - Tall Ship Sailing

From Airlie Beach board our classic Tall Ship yacht and sail into the azure blue waters of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands with only 24 guests onboard our 64 foot schooner.

Leaving Airlie Beach at 7.30am we begin a magnificent day of sailing towards Whitehaven Beach where guests can climb to Hill Inlet lookout and enjoy the famous views across the sandy inlet and the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. 

During our sailing tour guests are asked if they would like the experience of hoisting the sails or just sitting back and relaxing on deck taking in one of the best scenery’s in the world right here in Australia on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef

Sail out across Whitsunday Passage through Hook Passage to Whitsunday Island.

Witness the ever changing blue hues of the calming waters of the Whitsunday Islands wash past the bow of the boat with a rush of whitewater.

Keep an eye out for dolphins as they love to ride the bow waves and spend time looking at the guests onboard the Tall Ship. 

During the months of July and August there is a high chance that you very well may see breaching Humpback  Whales travelling through these waters.

Explore Whitehaven Beach and Hill inlet

Disembark the yacht at Tongue Bay to explore Whitehaven Beach and climb the walking trail to Hill Inlet lookout.

Spend some selfie time enjoying Whitehaven Beach before reboarding the schooner and setting sail for a fringing reef to enjoy some snorkelling, exploring all the coral bommies and looking for colourful fish and other marine life.

Meals and Beverages

We enjoy a picnic lunch onboard the sail boat and guests may purchase drinks from our fully licenced bar or just drink the cold water that is provided

Snorkel Tour Whitsunday Islands

We spend the afternoon doing some more exploring and snorkelling before setting the sails for Airlie Beach. 

The crew will provide a nice refreshing fruit platter to enjoy along the way as guests chill out on the decks and reminisce about the day you just experienced on the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday Islands. 

See more Whitehaven Beach sailing tours for your holiday in the Whitsundays. 

What to Expect

  • Set Sail through Hook Passage
  • Morning tea
  • Chance to see the ‘Great 8’ Marine life up close.
  • Expert local commentary
  • Hour and a half at Hill Inlet lookout and Whitehaven Beach
  • Picnic lunch on board
  • Snorkelling on beautiful fringing reef
  • Hoist a sail or two.
  • Afternoon fruit platter
  • Fully licensed

You can do as little as you want or join the fun.

  • Hoist a sail.
  • Chill on deck
  • Learn how to belay a cleat.
  • Spot the turtles.
  • Spot the dolphins.
  • Catch the humpback whales in season.
  • Bushwalk to Hill Inlet lookout and see turquoise waters and white sands.
  • Relax on Whitehaven Beach

Snorkel on Fringing Reef.

  • Teeming fish life
  • Magnificent coral colours
  • Beautiful fringing reef
  • Look out for turtles and whales in season
  • Snorkel watch from our caring crew
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

7.30am and return at 4.30pm

Departure Instructions
  • Meeting point: Coral Sea Marina North Meeting Point B at roundabout.
  • Please meet us 15 minutes before departure. One of our crew will come to meet you.
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • Fringing coral reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



9 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Our yacht is fully licensed
  • Winter months: we recommend a wetsuit if you intend to snorkel longer than 10 mins - 10$ per person
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Swimming costume
  • towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (charged)
  • Credit card for onboard purchases

  • Infants under 1 travel free
  • Families and children welcome
  • Children are to be supervised by parents at all times
  • Children are to be confident swimmers

Our T&Cs

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.

Tour Operator's Cancellation Policy:

Guests can cancel up to 72 hours before the sail. A 20% service fee applies.

There are no cancellations within 72 hours before the sailing date.

If we cancel, there is a full refund or guests are offered the opportunity to sail on another day.

Whitehaven Beach Day Trip – 24 Guests - Tall Ship Sailing

Tour Code: 757

Departing: Airlie Beach

Hill Inlet - Snorkel tour



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

Child: au$150.00
Family: au$650.00

Tour Code: 757



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+61 427 074 745
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