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Whitsundays Luxury Couples Sailing, 3-Day, 3-Night

Departing: Airlie Beach

Luxury Couples Only - Sailing Whitsundays

From

au$879.00

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

Tour Code: 680

  • Exclusive and romantic Whitsundays sailing with just 8 guests and 2 crew
  • Enjoy alfresco dining under the stars on the custom-built vessel’s spacious aft-deck
  • Prepare for foodie heaven! The freshly prepared gourmet cuisine is simply mouth-watering  
  • Spot turtles and tropical fish and view the colourful corals of the Great Barrier Reef from your very own stand-up paddleboard. Go solo or double up for a fun couples activity.

If sailing the Whitsunday Islands on a luxurious, 41 ft catamaran in an intimate setting is what you’re after then you’ve come to the right place! This is the ultimate shared charter sailing tour for couples to experience the romance and majesty of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.

Departing from Airlie Beach each Saturday, we embark on our wondrous 3-day, 3-night adults-only Whitsunday Islands sailing adventure on the Great Barrier Reef.

Visit iconic Whitsundays destinations and exclusive locations

You’ll visit exclusive Whitsunday Islands beach locations unable to be reached by larger cruise ships as the shallow draft of our catamaran ensures direct beach access and easy access in and out of the water. These include:

  • Tongue Bay - a popular anchorage which offers protection from the prevailing south-easterly winds 
  • Whitehaven Beach - where the brilliant white silica sand is so pure it squeaks!
  • Hill Inlet -  the best place to view the famous swirls of Whitehaven’s turquoise, blue and green water

You’ll also get to explore the fringing reefs off Hook Island and anchor at stunning Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island or in the Langford Reef Area.

Your luxury home on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Our spacious, French-designed 41-foot Lagoon catamaran is built to promote a more stable sailing experience and offers style, comfort and privacy for guests. She is equipped with:

  • 4 private, air-conditioned cabins - 3 with ensuites and one with a shared bathroom 
  • A saloon and lounge area in the centre of the vessel
  • Spacious foredeck, ideal for sunbathing
  • A back deck with shaded area, perfect for relaxing out of the sun and alfresco dining

With just 8 guests onboard you’ll have plenty of privacy and room to move, and lots of individual attention from our amazing crew of 2 who will provide fascinating information about the history, region and wildlife of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, prepare and serve meals and organise your activities.

Choose to dine in the spacious interior saloon whilst getting to know the other guests or enjoy a romantic alfresco gourmet dining experience under the stars on the aft-deck as you spot unique night-time marine life that are attracted by our yacht’s special underwater blue lights. 

Be as active or relaxed as you like

With activities aplenty on offer, you can choose to:

  • snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • wander on the beautiful, pure white silica sand of famous Whitehaven Beach
  • take a guided walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout - where you’ll get some amazing pics!
  • try out our stand-up paddleboards
  • explore the reef on our clear kayak
  • relax in air-conditioned comfort on the yacht or sunbathe on the spacious foredeck.  

We guarantee no 3-day, 3-night Whitsundays sailing tours are the same. We like to tailor our Great Barrier Reef sailing tours specifically to our guests’ desires on each departure.

We also offer a 2-day, 2-night Whitsundays sailing tour, extended Whitsunday sailing tours of 4 days or more on request, and private charter sailing tours.

Your Trip

Departing Airlie Beach at 3.00pm on Saturdays, an array of experiences limited only by your imagination are possible each day aboard our luxury adults-only shared charter sailing boat.

Over the next 3 days our couples have the opportunity for bush walks, sailing, swimming, snorkelling, sunbaking, beach hopping, and diverse wildlife spotting of native Australian animals in the Whitsunday islands.

Sail the calm and pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy exclusive, protected anchorages and discover world famous Whitehaven Beach with its 7 kilometres of almost pure white silica sand.

The spectacular fringing coral reefs provide world-class snorkelling and are bursting with an abundance of marine and bird life.

If you’re visiting between July and October, you’ll be amazed by the sight of Humpback Whales as they breach and play in the azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef. These gentle giants make every trip to the Whitsundays an unforgettable experience!

Whitsunday sailing catamaran features

  • 4 private double cabins (3 cabins with ensuites; 1 cabin with shared bathroom - at discounted price)
  • Opening hatches
  • Underwater blue lights
  • Amazing cuisine
  • Alfresco dining
  • Snorkel equipment and wetsuit hire
  • Air-conditioned interior
  • Spacious foredeck
  • Stand-up paddleboard and clear kayak
  • Australian plug sockets and USB charging points

What to bring sailing

As you will be on a sailing boat it’s always best to pack as lightly as possible for storage purposes, so we suggest you will only need the following:

  • A day bag for beach visits and bush walks
  • Clothing for the duration of the tour
  • A long sleeve top and long trousers/pants for cooler evenings 
  • Toiletries
  • A beach towel, although one will be provided
  • Swimmers
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • A book, music player or tablet (there are power points available onboard)

Whitsundays Sailing 3-Day, 3-Night Itinerary

Our 3-day, 3-night shared charter sailing itinerary was designed to be flexible so as to take in where possible the desires and wishes of guests and make the most of all the Whitsunday Islands have to offer.

No two sailing trips are alike and with no strict itinerary we endeavour to use your choices as our guide. A quiet afternoon sunset sail or snorkelling with a 2-metre giant Maori Wrasse amongst a massive school of Yellow Tailed Fusiliers – the choice is yours.

You can expect to arrive back at the Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach by approximately 12.00pm (midday) on Tuesday.

Departing : Saturdays at 3.00pm

Returning : Tuesdays at 12.00pm

Day 1 - Check in at our Office: Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach.

Check-in no later than 12.00pm, however, if guests arrive in Airlie Beach earlier they are welcome to check-in.

After check-in, guests are welcome to leave their luggage in our office. Guests may then explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite to each or enjoy a walk along the beach.  

Couples then meet at Abel Point Marina at 2.40pm.  

Depart the marina at 3.00pm and sail to our first night’s overnight anchorage on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

Get to know the other couples and enjoy sunset nibbles and a drink before dinner is served around 7.00pm.

Day 2 - After a delicious breakfast, we make our way to Tongue Bay for a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout - a spectacular lookout overlooking Whitehaven Beach. 

Back on board, enjoy a sumptuous lunch before heading to Whitehaven Beach. Take a swim or snorkel the magnificent fringing reef before we set sail and head north along the eastern side of Hook Island. Overnight we anchor in one of the many bays on Hook Island.

Day 3  - After a yummy breakfast, enjoy a swim or snorkel amongst the teeming marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

Time for a gourmet lunch, before we set sail to another anchorage for a second snorkel, swim or simply relax at the beach.

Enjoy an incredible sunset as we sail to this evening’s anchorage in Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island or in the Langford Reef Area.

Day 4 - After a delicious breakfast, snorkel or take a refreshing swim before we reluctantly set sail and make our way back to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, arriving at around 12.00 pm.  

See our 2 Day - 2 Night Couples Only Sailing Tour

Sample menu

Day One

On Arrival: Tropical/seasonal fruit selection pineapple, rock melon, mango and kiwi fruit

Sunset snacks: Fine dips accompanied by crispy strip vegetables and savoury crudités

Dinner: Flamed Tuscan chicken served with a fresh Greek salad, lashings of Feta, sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Accompanied with oven baked crisp dinner rolls

Dessert: Cheesecake with berries and cream

Day Two

Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter, Swiss muesli, cereals, warm croissants and banana bread

Morning Tea: Individual French pastries

Lunch: A superb smorgasbord of champagne leg ham, Waldorf salad, spinach and pine nut salad, traditional Greek salad with wholegrain and scotch rolls

Afternoon Tea: Delicious fudge cookies with tea/coffee and hot chocolate

Sunset Snack: Antipasto platter

Dinner: Rib fillet topped with a delicious red wine mushroom gravy, served with potato gratin and steamed seasonal vegetables, accompanied by cheese and herb ciabatta bread

Dessert: Chocolate cake or warm apple pie

Day Three

Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter, Swiss muesli, cereals, and fresh pancakes

Morning Tea: Teacakes and pastries

Lunch: Tuna salad, fresh mango and macadamia salad, roasted pumpkin, pine nuts and feta salad, ham/chicken and wraps

Afternoon Tea: Delicious fudge cookies with tea/coffee and hot chocolate

Sunset Snack: Antipasto platter

Dinner: Steak cooked to your liking with sweet potato mash, broccoli, cauliflower with creamy mushroom sauce

Dessert: Chocolate cake, other offerings

Day Four

Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter, Swiss muesli, cereals & pancakes with all the yummy toppings to with it. Served with tea, coffee and orange juice.

Farewell meal: Antipasto platter with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, a variety of soft and hard cheeses and more...

Please note menu will change based on availability of produce. Please advise special diets with advance notice.

Included In Price

  • Guided
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Small group size (up to 12)
  • Entry fees included in cost
  • Government reef levy
  • Drinking Water
  • Bottle of water
  • Captain and host
  • Gourmet meals
  • Courtesy return transfers
  • Bath towel, beach towel and bed linen
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, 1.5mm wetsuit, flotation noodle)
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Use of stand-up paddleboard
  • Use of clear kayak
  • Guided island walks
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Departs 3.00pm, Saturday from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Returns 12.00pm, Tuesday
Departure Instructions
  • Office check-in: Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach - no later than 12.30pm
  • Guests may leave their luggage to take onboard in our office (excess luggage store in Airlie Beach)
  • Meet at Abell Point Marina south end at 2.40pm. Parking is available (pay on arrival)
Destinations
  • Airlie Beach
  • Hayman Island
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Saturday

Duration

3 Day & 3 Nights

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled Water
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Additional Information
  • We recommend all guests take travel insurance
  • Itineraries differ from voyage to voyage and are dependent on the weather and tidal conditions
  • We do not guarantee the tour will visit every location as described
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Please pack in a small, soft bag:
  • Clothes for the duration of the tour
  • Swimwear and beach towel (one also provided)
  • Warm top or jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • 30+ sunscreen
  • Walking shoes for island walks
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Book, music player or tablet (power points available onboard)
  • Any prescribed medicines
  • BYO alcoholic beverages (no glass preferred, except for wine and champagne)
  • Minimum age 18
  • Adults-only tour. Family groups can be catered for with our fully private charter options.

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.

  • 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 within 30 to 60 days will result in 25% loss of fare
  • Cancellations made within 14-30 days will result in 50% loss of fare price.
  • Cancellation within 14 days of cruise will result in loss of full cruise fare.
  • If ticket can be resold after loss of full fare, ticket fare will be refunded minus 20% of price plus card fees.
  • If weather conditions hinder the cruise and company cannot offer a suitable arrangement, full refund is given minus card fees.

Whitsundays Luxury Couples Sailing, 3-Day, 3-Night

Departing: Airlie Beach

Luxury Couples Only - Sailing Whitsundays

From

au$879.00

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

Tour Code: 680

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