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Departing: Airlie Beach

Family Friendly Classic Tallship Sailing
  • Great for couples, groups, friends and families. With 7 private double cabins, 2 twin share cabins (or 4 share single) with shared amenities.
  • Snorkel some of the most pristine reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach
  • Enjoy guided bushwalks and learn about Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy whilst on our small group Whitsundays sailing holiday
  • Visit famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Multi-award winning Airlie Beach liveaboard sailing tour with a commitment to sustainable practices on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • Fully air-conditioned for those balmy summer nights, 4 x freshly prepared meals and snacks, 2 x day trips around the Whitsunday Islands with activities, sensational value for money  

A shared charter yacht from Airlie Beach, with crew to sail the islands of the Whitsundays. Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef in air-conditioned comfort on a relaxed eco sailing tour. Accommodating 18 guests, our shared charter eco sailing tour is perfect for small groups.

On this unique 2-day, 1-night shared charter eco Tallship sailing tour from Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abell Point Marina), we visit some of the most iconic destinations in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and pristine snorkelling locations on the fringing reefs of the Inner Great Barrier Reef.

Our Whitsundays sailing tours are unique that we only carry a small intimate group of 18 passengers to ensure a personalised sailing holiday on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Our Whitsundays shared charter sailing tours place an emphasis on tranquil sailing and informative eco adventure, so our guests enjoy a range of relaxing, fun and educational activities to choose from: 

  • learn the skills of traditional sailing from our experienced crew
  • relax on the spacious deck, watch the world go by and witness a glorious tropical sunset
  • learn about Aboriginal Indigenous culture, ecology and astronomy from our fun eco guides
  • take an interpretative guided island bushwalk
  • go on a snorkelling safari and get up close with an array of exotic marine life on the Great Barrier Reef
  • explore the beautiful coral reef from above on a stand up paddle board.
  • Family friendly for children from the age of 12 years
  • Take your turn on the stand up paddleboards

Whitsundays Shared Charter Sail Boat Layout

Our magnificent timber 75ft shared charter Tallship was hand-built over 17 years and is said to be the largest cold-molded timber hull in the southern hemisphere.

She offers classic style and comfort with an old-world feel, and features huge open decks, a large saloon and spacious interiors.

Accommodating up to 18 guests with nine private, air-conditioned cabins, ideal for couples or twin share.   

  • 7 x Private double cabins 
  • 2 x Twin share cabins (or 4 share single)
  • Shared amenities
  • Air-conditioned

Adding to your relaxation is the inclusion of all freshly prepared meals onboard by your charter yacht hosts and crew.

We pride ourselves on our eco environmental practices to love and protect the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Whitsundays Sailing Tour

A unique shared charter Whitsundays sailing tour with up only 18 guests. Discover the Great Barrier Reef in classic old-world style aboard our majestic timber handcrafted 75ft Tallship.

We do not class ourselves as a party boat, more of an intimate sailing adventure for like-minded groups of people and families, looking for a unique eco style sailing tour. 

With a focus on relaxed sailing, reef, rainforest and wildlife eco interpretation and pristine reef snorkelling safaris, this is the ultimate shared charter sailing tour for couples, groups and friends wanting a relaxed eco sailing adventure and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience. 

Families are also welcome with children from the age of 12 years old.

Shared Charter Yacht Features

  • Fully air-conditioned Tallship with private 7 Double Cabins, 2 Twin share (or 4 share single) private cabins
  • Shared amenities
  • Experience traditional hands-on sailing (optional)
  • Linen and bath towel
  • Use of stand-up paddle boards
  • Wet suits and snorkelling gear
  • All meals including pre-dinner snacks
  • Tea, coffee and tap water
  • Marine and National Park fees included
  • Experienced, knowledgeable crew
  • Interpretive guided bushwalks
  • Snorkelling safaris
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy

What to bring

  • Please pack a small soft bag – no zippers
  • Change of comfortable clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Swim wear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket for winter months
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Bottled water
  • Cash for additional purchases
  • BYO alcohol – no glass

Sample Itinerary: 2-day, 1-night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Day one: Beach Day

Morning: Depart Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach at 8.30 and then we sail to our first destination. Relax or get involved and help sail the Tallship.

Mid-morning: Enjoy a delicious morning tea then head to Hill Inlet Lookout on Whitsunday Island - where the views are to die for - and experience the wonders of Whitehaven Beach where the white silica sand is so pure it squeaks.

Lunch: Return to your ship to enjoy a hearty lunch before setting sail for our next anchorage.

Afternoon: Enjoy sunset snacks with friends or some down time on the spacious deck or in your cabin.

Evening: Dine alfresco under the stars and take in the amazing wealth of stars in the night sky before retiring to your cabin.


Day Two: Reef Day

Breakfast: Wake up on the stunning Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a delicious tropical breakfast. It’s then time to go snorkelling at our first snorkel site of the day. Explore the amazing pristine corals and spot colourful fish and sea turtles.

Mid-morning: Return to the ship for morning tea and snacks as we sail to the second reef destination of the day. Take your second dip of the day and explore the snorkelling site, specially chosen for its vast array of fish and corals.

Lunch: Time to return to the ship for a delectable smorgasbord lunch and tropical fruit platter.

Afternoon: It’s time to set sail across the Whitsunday Passage. Whilst under sail, learn all about the amazing marine life and Whitsunday Island ecology from the friendly and entertaining crew.

4.00pm: Return to Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach with memories to last a lifetime.

NB: This is a sample itinerary only. All overnight tours are subject to tidal conditions, weather and the professional judgement of your captain.

Sample menu

Day One

Morning Tea: Cake, Assorted Biscuits, Tea & Coffee

Lunch: Tropical Salads, Pesto Pasta Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, Tropical Pineapple Coleslaw, Green Salad Selection, Tropical Fruit, Rotisserie Chicken, Champagne Ham, Pastrami, Salami, Tuna, Grated Cheese, Fresh Wraps, White & Multigrain Rolls.

Afternoon Tea: Antipasto Platter, Selection of Speciality Dips and Tropical Fruit Platter.

Dinner: Marinated Chicken, Potato Bake, Green Salad and Bread.


Day Two

Breakfast: Fresh Fruit Platters with Delicious Seasonal Fruit, Selection of Cereals, Toast with Jams and Preserves, Tea and Coffee.

Morning Tea: Cake, Assorted Biscuits, Tea & Coffee

Lunch: Tropical Salads, Pesto Pasta Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, Tropical Pineapple Coleslaw, Green Salad Selection, Tropical Fruit, Rotisserie Chicken, Champagne Ham, Pastrami, Salami, Tuna, Grated Cheese, Fresh Wraps, White & Multigrain Rolls.

NB: this is a sample menu and is subject to change.

See more Whitsundays Sailing Tours. 

Included In Price

  • Fully air-conditioned Tallship with 9 private cabins
  • Experience traditional hands-on sailing (optional)
  • Linen and bath towel
  • Use of stand-up paddle boards
  • Snorkelling safaris, wet suits and snorkelling gear
  • All meals including pre-dinner snacks
  • Tea, coffee and tap water
  • Marine and National Park fees included
  • Experienced, knowledgeable crew
  • Interpretive guided bushwalks
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy
  • BYO alcohol (no glass)
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Departs: 8:30am - Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina - Sunday, Tuesday & Friday
  • Returns: 4:00pm - Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina - Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Departure Instructions

Departs from Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina

Destinations
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Hill Inlet
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hook Island
  • Hayman Island
  • Tongue Bay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

Duration

2-day, 1 night
Departs 8.30am - Sunday, Tuesday & Friday
Returns: 4.00pm - Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Soft drinks
  • Bottled water
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Additional Information

NB: All overnight tours are subject to tidal conditions, weather, and the professional judgement of your captain.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Please pack a small soft bag – no zippers
  • Change of comfortable clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Swim wear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket for winter months
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Bottled water
  • Cash for additional purchases
  • BYO Alcohol – no glass

  • Children from12 years of age are welcome with family members
  • Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.

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 21 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price.
  • We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason.
  • We recommend you take out travel insurance.
  • Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond our control.
  • All cruises are subject to weather and the vessel operator’s discretion. At certain times of year jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or operators of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk, you will be provided with a full length protective ‘Snorkel Suit’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise.
  • Please note these jellyfish are not endemic to the Great Barrier Reef and can be found in many other parts of the world such as Bali, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hawaii, Fiji and more. Australia is recognised as the authority on the research of these animals and all research is done and recorded in Australia. Australia is known as the leader in education and safety of visitors.
  • The yachts related bodies corporate, its officers, employees and agents is not the owner or operator of any vessel on which passengers sail. Accordingly, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any of its sailing adventures, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

Whitsundays Sailing Tours – 18 Guests Only - 2-days - 1-night

Departing: Airlie Beach

Family Friendly Classic Tallship Sailing

From

au$395.00

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

Child: au$395.00
Family: au$1,580.00

Tour Code: 711

From

au$395.00

18 yrs & over

12 - 17 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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