Whitsundays Overnight Sailing | 2 Day - 1 Night Sailing Whitsundays

Tour Code: 413

Departing: Airlie Beach

2 Day - 1 Night - 12 Guests
  • On our 2 day sailing tour you will be with a small group aboard this beautiful yacht that was purpose built for cruising the Whitsundays from Airlie Beach.
  • If you are keen to learn how to sail just ask the crew for some tips, or just enjoy the scenery as you sail around the Whitsunday Islands at the hands of the crew
  • The most amazing highlight on our Airlie Beach 2 day sailing tour is the Double Private Cabins with esuites for Couples and family groups, that makes it the perfect intimate Great Barrier Reef sailing trip in the Whitsundays 
  • Our popular 2 day sailing tour departs Airlie Beach each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 08:30am and heads out to the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. 

Included In Price

  • Experience real sailing
  • Small group size (up to 12)
  • Shared or private cabin accommodation
  • All linen included
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • All meals while on-board
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Filtered water on board

An unforgettable Great Barrier Reef tour on 2 day 1 night sailing adventure. With only 12 guests, enjoy a more personalised sailing experience with greater flexibility. Join in with the sailing to enhance the adventure or just relax on deck, swim and snorkel as you desire

Departing Airlie Beach your home on the Great Barrier Reef is a 47'  Woodward designed sloop shared charter yacht, superb for sailing the calm waters of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

With a maximum of 12 passengers and 2 crew, you are guaranteed a relaxing atmosphere that will enhance your tropical escape.

Book a 2 day 1 night sail and snorkel tour Whitsundays escape that departs from Airlie Beach each week to head for the waters of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Featuring two private double cabins with private en-suites, two double and two single bunks with shared bathrooms, this experience is ideal for couples, friends and families. 

You will sail from one idyllic destination to the next to snorkel, explore the National Parks, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet and of course to soak up the sun!

Enjoy all the glories that the Whitsunday Islands have to offer on this fantastic 2 day and 1 night sailing adventure.

Sample Itinerary - Departs Airlie Beach Even Days of the Week

The following itinerary is an example of a scheduled cruise.

All cruises are subject to weather and tidal conditions and the Captain’s professional judgement in putting together the best itinerary to keep guests happy, safe and well.

Day 1: Depart the marina at 8.30am and sail to 1st anchorage for a swim and a snorkel on the fringing coral reefs.
Enjoy sunset nibbles and a drink before dinner is served around 7:00pm.

Day 2: After Breakfast, head to Tongue Bay for a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout.
A spectacular lookout overlooking Whitehaven Beach.
Back on board enjoy morning tea before heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island.
Time for a snorkel or swim this afternoon. Overnight anchor in one of the many bays on Hook Island.

Only 2 Day 1 Night Sailing Tours of the Whitsunday Islands will be bookable 

Two Day Intimate Adventure Sailing

For 2 days, your experienced crew will sail you around the Whitsunday islands, visiting all the favourite hot spots in the area including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Here, you have the choice of relaxing and soaking up the sun, playing beach games or taking a peaceful stroll.

Take advantage of the pristine aquatic environment, with all snorkel equipment provided, make a splash and get up close and personal with the exciting marine life while you snorkel. If it is your first time snorkeling, be sure to let the crew know and they would be happy to assist you in this new underwater experience!

The Whitsundays region is well known for the wealth of aquatic wildlife and you can expect to enjoy the company of sea turtles, Stingrays and Mantarays.  During the winter months you may be lucky enough to enjoy the sight of the migrating Humpback whales!

At the end of the day, it is time to kick back and take it easy! Take your drinks up onto the deck to watch the sunset over a glorious day in paradise.

The small group size and the boat layout offers a relaxed and social setting perfect for making new friends and great for couples. 

Liveaboard Sail Boat Accommodation Choices

  • Shared Saloon Accommodation - There are beds in shared/open plan salon area, for up to 4 people to share and sharing the bathroom with other guests.
  • Private Double Cabin - There are two private double cabins with curtains, 2 people to share each cabin and sharing the bathroom with other guests.
  • Private Double Ensuite Cabin - There are two private double ensuite cabins with curtain, for 2 people to share each cabin and each with own bathroom.

Book 2 Day - 1 Night Sailing Tours Whitsundays

Multiple Snorkel and Sail Trips Departing Weekly

Whitsundays Sail Boat - 2 Day, 1 Night 
Departs: Even Numbered Days (2, 4, 6, 8 etc) from Coral Sea Marina at 8:30 A.M.
Returns: Odd Numbered Days (1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc) to Coral Sea Marina at 4:00 P.M.

See more Airlie Beach and Whitsunday sailing tours.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time


Departure Instructions
  • All guests need to check in 48hours prior to departure, this can be done online or in person at Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach. Guests will need to collect a boarding pass from the Explore Whitsundays Reservations Office in town minimum 2 hours before departure
  • Transfers are not included. Guests must make their own way to Coral Sea Marina (South End) by 12.30pm.
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hill Inlet
  • Airlie Beach
  • Hayman Island
  • Whitehaven Beach
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Friday, Sunday


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. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk.
  • Whilst the operator makes 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.
  • We recommend 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.
  • Guests are asked to limit luggage. Please pack in soft sided zipless bag. We provide dry bags hire; for a deposit of $50 (cash only) which will be refunded on return. We also provide luggage storage at the Explore Whitsundays Reservations Office for $10 per person.
  • Christmas surcharge applies for departures on 24th and 26th December
Eco Certifications
Eco Climate Action Business
Ecotourism Certified
  • Small overnight bag
  • Toiletries
  • Beach towel & bath towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Warm top or jacket
  • Camera
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Guests can bring your own alcohol, wine in bottles is ok, but beer/cider/UDLs etc in cans only please. Whitsunday Prima does not sell soft drinks or bottled water.
  • Fresh water is provided from a filtered tap, please bring a refillable bottle.

  • Child rate not applicable.
  • Children aged 4 years and over can travel on this tour at full adult rates. Please advise any child ages at time of booking. Prima is an active sailing vessel, crew are unable to babysit children, parents are fully responsible for child’s behaviour whilst on tour.

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.

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.

For Solway Lass Guests, after lunch on the final day, guests will be asked to pack and vacate the cabin so servicing can be started.

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.

Explore Whitsundays – Children and Age Range Conditions

Age ranges vary depending on the vessel and conditions.

It is important to contact our Reservations on a case by case basis. The owner/operator of the vessel may be flexible based on the load factors, time of year, ages of children, number of children, and other age range restrictions may be amended.


Whitsundays Overnight Sailing | 2 Day - 1 Night Sailing Whitsundays

Tour Code: 413

Departing: Airlie Beach

2 Day - 1 Night - 12 Guests



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

Child: au$474.50
Family: au$1,898.00

Tour Code: 413



19 yrs & over

4 - 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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