Whitsundays Sail & Jet Rafting 2-Day Whitehaven Beach Adventure

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

ALL INCLUSIVE

From

au$333.00

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

Child: au$209.00
Family: au$1,084.00

Tour Code: 696

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
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  • 2-day tour package that combines relaxed Whitsundays sailing with adrenaline-charged ocean rafting
  • Experience hands-on traditional sailing, including hoisting the sails
  • Visit some of the more secret spots in the Whitsundays, that you won’t see on other day tours
  • Snorkel straight off the beach and explore the pristine fringing reefs at Hook Island and Stonehaven
  • Ride one of the fastest and most adventurous day boats in the Whitsundays
  • Enjoy exclusive direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven
  • 2 hours visiting both ends of world-famous Whitehaven Beach

Day one: Set sail for the Whitsunday Islands

Departing from Airlie Beach Abell Point Marina on our tall ship sailing tour explore the Great Barrier Reef and stunning Whitsundays, sailing on a traditional timber tallship in the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands - one of the best sailing destinations in the world.

Guests can enjoy hands on traditional old world ship sailing, including hoisting the sails and a visit to the Captain’s cabin to help steer the ship, or you can just simply kick back and relax on the huge shaded decks and watch the beautiful scenery sail by.

  • Visit two snorkelling and beach locations, including Hook Island and Stonehaven where you can enjoy some beach time and snorkel straight off the beach to explore the soft coral gardens and swim with turtles and tropical fish.
  • Sail to uninhabited tropical islands such as Langford Island and Bali Hai.
  • Enjoy a fully catered Great Barrier Reef tour with delicious buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
  • Learn about the exceptional biodiversity of the Whitsundays region with our experienced yacht crew.

Day two: High-speed ride to Whitehaven Beach

Travel to three iconic Whitsunday Island destinations in one day on one of the fastest boats in the Whitsundays that carries a maximum of 32 passengers.

Our custom-built, super-fast 12-metre semi rigid inflatable boats travel at speeds of up to 35 knots (65 km/hour), providing an exhilarating Great Barrier Reef ocean rafting experience.

  • Spend over two hours relaxing on the 7km stretch of white silica sand at world famous Whitehaven Beach.
  • Visit both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach, swimming in the crystal clear waters and enjoying a buffet lunch on the beach
  • Enjoy exclusive access to Hill Inlet beach and a guided walk to stunning Hill Inlet lookout.
  • Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots

Day One: Whitsundays Sail Adventure

  • Enjoy hands on traditional sailing, including hoisting the sails and a visit to the Captain’s cabin to help steer the ship, or simply kick back and relax on the huge shaded decks.
  • Explore uninhabited tropical islands such as Langford Island and Bali Hai.
  • Visit two snorkelling and beach locations, including Hook Island and Stonehaven where you can enjoy some beach time and two hours snorkelling on pristine fringing reefs.
  • Use of snorkel equipment, sunsuit/wetsuit.
  • Enjoy a fully catered day trip with delicious buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
  • Learn about the exceptional biodiversity of the area with our experienced crew.

Day Two: Ocean rafting Whitehaven Beach tour

  • Ride one of the fastest and most adventurous day boats in the Whitsundays.
  • Visit both ends of world-famous Whitehaven Beach where you can swim in the turquoise waters or laze on the white silica sand.
  • Snorkel the stunning fringing reefs at Border Island or Dumbell Island.
  • Personal snorkel instruction, snorkelling equipment and floatation devices provided.
  • Enjoy exclusive direct access to stunning Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven.
  • Take a guided national park walk to iconic Hill Inlet Lookout.
  • Listen to reef and island naturalist talks offered by your Skipper and Eco Host.
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch served on beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

What to bring:

  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat and shoes
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, beer/wine, fruit juices and chocolates for sale onboard

Sample Two-day Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Tour Itinerary

Day One: Whitsundays Tallship Sailing Tour Itinerary

Departing : Daily at 8.00am
Returning : Daily at 4.30pm

7.30am: Meet at Abell Point Marina South Village next to Hemingway's Restaurant

8.00am: Depart Abell Point Marina South (courtesy bus pick-ups provided), in the heart of Airlie Beach. Set sail across the Whitsunday Passage, help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenery.

10.30am: Enjoy a delicious morning tea, with chocolate cake, biscuits and seasonal treats before heading ashore at Hook Island for snorkelling and beach combing. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities.

1.30pm: Return to the boat for a delicious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits.

2.00pm: Depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday Passage. Buy a drink from our licenced bar and enjoy afternoon cheese & fruit platters as you sail home.

4.30pm: Returns to Abell Point Marina South Village for bus pick-up.

Please note: The above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions.

Sample menu

  • Buffet Lunch:
  • Tropical salads
  • Pesto pasta summer salad
  • Asian noodle salad
  • Tropical pineapple coleslaw
  • Green salad selection
  • Tropical fruit selection
  • Rotisserie roast chicken
  • Champagne ham
  • Pastrami, salami, tuna
  • Grated cheese
  • Fresh wraps
  • White and multigrain rolls
  • Morning Tea
  • Chocolate cake
  • Assorted biscuits
  • Tea and coffee
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Antipasto platter
  • Selection of specialty dips
  • Tropical fruit platter
  • Beer and wine can be purchased from our onboard licensed bar from lunchtime onwards.

Day Two: Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Tour Itinerary

Departing : Daily at 10.00am
Returning : Daily at 4.30pm

8.45am - 9.30am: Courtesy pick-ups

Courtesy pick-up is included for guests from local accommodations between 8.45am and 9.30am. 

9.00am: Check-in

Check-in at 9.00am at Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) then get ready for an action-packed day exploring the pristine islands, silky white beaches and bays of the Whitsundays. 

10.00am: We’re on our way

Depart the marina at 10.00am on our super-fast semi-rigid inflatable vessel and enjoy a fun, high-speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

Mid-morning: Whitehaven Beach

We visit both ends of beautiful Whitehaven Beach, enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of famous white silica sand.  Explore the beach, swim in the turquoise ocean or sunbathe on the soft silica sand - the choice is yours.

Lunchtime: Hill Inlet

Enjoy exclusive access to all areas of Hill Inlet where you can enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch (optional) on the swirling sand bars. 

After lunch, take a guided national park walk to Hill Inlet Lookout where you’ll encounter stunning views of the swirling sands below.

Mid-afternoon: Snorkel pristine coral reefs at Border Island or Dumbell Island

Snorkel for over an hour at the stunning fringing reefs at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots. As you explore the colourful corals you’ll encounter an array of unique marine life, including:

turtles
dolphins
an array of colourful tropical fish
giant clams.

Personal snorkelling lessons, snorkelling equipment and floatation devices are included. 

Afternoon: It’s time to head home

There’s more fun to be had as we make our way back to Airlie Beach! Indulge your sweet tooth with some cake for afternoon tea and enjoy adrenaline-fuelled fun as the boats speed back to Abell Marina, often racing each other on the way.

4.30pm: Return to Airlie Beach

Arrive back at Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach at 4.30pm.

Please note: The above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions.

Sample menu

  • Tropical buffet Lunch:
  • Selection of Large and Small Rolls and Wraps (VEG) (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Platter of Ham and Hungarian Sliced Salami (GF, LF)
  • Sliced Chicken Breast with Ranch Dressing
  • Pacific Seafood Salad - Barramundi Cubes, Slivers of Crab, Baby Prawns, Sliced Seeded Cucumber and Celery, Marinated in Coconut  Cream with Lime and Chilli dressing, garnished with Smoked Salmon (GF)
  • Sour Cream Potato Salad (VEG, GF)
  • Asian Noodle Salad (VEG)
  • Sweet and Sour Pasta (VEG) (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Green Tossed Salad (VEG, LF, GF, VEGAN)
  • Gluten Free Tabouli Salad - Chickpeas, chopped Parsley, Tomato and Onion with Lemon and Mint  Flakes and Salt and Pepper (VEG, LF, GF, VEGAN)
  • Condiments - 1000 Island Dressing, Yoghurt garlic and Mint Dressing, Margarine and Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Selection of Fresh Fruit - Pineapple and watermelon and rock melon (VEG, LF, GF, VEGAN)
  • Lamingtons (VEG) (Contains Nuts)

Note: Lunch menu subject to change. Most dietary requirements and food allergies can be catered for if advised upon booking or when re-confirming your tour. Please enquire upon booking if unsure.

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Included In Price

  • Ocean rafting Whitehaven Beach tour:
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guided national park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Whitsundays sail boat tour:
  • Hands on traditional sailing or just relax
  • Explore Langford Reef and Bali Hai islands
  • Two hours snorkelling on fringing reefs
  • Lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Ocean rafting Whitehaven Beach tour:
  • Departs Airlie Beach: 10.00am / Returns Airlie Beach: 4.30pm
  • Whitsunday sail:
  • Departs Airlie Beach: 8.00am / Returns Airlie Beach: 4.30pm
Departure Instructions

Tours depart daily from Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar).

Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

Destinations
  • Shute Harbour
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Hill Inlet
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Langford Island
  • Bali Hai islands
  • Border Island
  • Dumbell Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Whitsundays sailing tour : 8 ½ hours
Ocean rafting Whitehaven Beach tour: 6 ½ hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Prescription mask hire ($15 per person)
  • Water
  • Soft drinks / juice
  • Beer / cider
  • Chocolate
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Additional Information

Please reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat and shoes.
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling.
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, beer and wine, fruit juices and chocolates for sale onboard.

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 up to 5.00pm the night prior to the tour receive 95% refund. Cancellations after 5.00pm the night before departure date receive no refund.

Whitsundays Sail & Jet Rafting 2-Day Whitehaven Beach Adventure

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

ALL INCLUSIVE

From

au$333.00

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

Child: au$209.00
Family: au$1,084.00

Tour Code: 696

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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