How to get out there

The Whitsundays offers a diverse range of tours from land, sea and air, the problem will be choosing! Choose from day trips, overnight tours and multiple night adventures to suit your wildest dreams of discovering the stunning natural beauty of the Whitsundays and islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Skipper Yourself

Bareboating’ is the term used for skipper yourself charters. A variety of operators in the Whitsundays provide a flotilla of yachts, catamarans and motor launches of varying sizes for bareboat charter. While you don’t require a licence, to get the most out of the bareboat experience, at least one of your party should have some boating experience.


View Bareboat & Yacht Charter Suppliers

Charter Yachts Australia
T 07 4946 6666
Throw the dock lines, plot a course and sail off in search of adventure.  Check out a bareboat sailing holiday with Charter Yachts Australia.

Cumberland Charter Yachts
T 07 4946 7500
Cumberland Charter Yachts has a fleet of 23 boats based in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Choose from Sailing Yachts, Catamarans or Powerboats, ranging in size from 32 to 47 feet.

 Queensland Yacht Charters
Queensland Yacht Charters
T 07 4946 7400
Dream Yacht Charter is everywhere you want to sail. With 33 locations worldwide and more than 450 boats to choose from the hardest part is deciding where to next? That’s what we are here for…to assist you in deciding where to take your next Dream Charter Holiday.

Whitsunday Escape
T 07 4946 5222
Whitsunday Escape is the proud winner of the GOLD Award for Unique Accommodation at the Australian Tourism Awards on 7 February 2014.  Whitsunday Escape specialise in skipper yourself bareboat charters.

 Master Whitsunday Yacht Charters  
Whitsunday Yacht Charters
T 07 4946 4557 www.whitsundayyachtcharters.com.au  
Whitsunday Yacht Charters is an exciting bareboat charter company servicing the Whitsundays. We are proud to offer a modern fleet of the finest presented charter boats in the area.

Crewed Overnight Sailing Tours

The Whitsundays has an extensive array of maxi yachts, modern catamarans and traditional tallships for overnight sailing. You can take an active part in the sailing or you can lie back and relax and let the crew do the work. Tours last from 1 to 6 nights and offer varying accommodation from open plan bunks to private ensuited cabins. Includes all meals and snorkelling and some offer diving as an optional extra


View Crewed Overnight Sailing Tour Operators

T: 07 4946 7533
Prosail offers a variety of sailing adventures for guests from all age groups, all walks of life and across the globe join Prosail for sailing holidays that allow for the passenger to explore lush tropical islands, spectacular coral reefs plus the abundant sea and bird life of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, onboard a famous ex racing Maxi yacht, an experience not offered anywhere else in the world. Included with a Prosail tour are freshly prepared meals, genuine hospitality, and fresh linen, high standards of vessel presentation, equipment and professionally qualified crew.

Southern Cross Sailing Adventures
T 07 4946 4999
Southern Cross Sailing Adventures offer Maxi and Adventure sailing options. Exploring beautiful locations such as Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, Mantaray Bay and Nara Inlet at Hook Island. During the tour guests can get involved and learn the sailing basics, swim and snorkel the fringing reefs and there are also scuba diving options available.

T 07 4948 3158
Swim in the crystal clear waters and snorkel the sheltered bays. Leave your footprints on the stunning white sand and coral beaches. Play on our beautiful Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a guided walk through the Australian bush. Learn new skills from the fully experienced crew by participating in hands on sailing while Tongarra slices through the calm waters.  Fitted sunbeds on a large deck invite you to lay back, relax and work on your tan.  The friendly crew love to keep passengers entertained but we invite you to enjoy this unique experience at your own pace.

Whitsunday Catamarans
T 1300 797 783
With a variety of catamarans available to suit your holiday needs. We take great pride in our commitment to our passengers for providing a wonderful sailing experience around the world famous Whitsunday islands. Our catamaran sailing holidays will be one of the most memorable things you can do, sailing through such a stunning environment you will be captivated by the serenity of the Whitsundays.

Day Tours

From the aqua blue waters of the Whitsundays, you can visit some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. An abundance of marine life and coral gardens brings the under water world of the Whitsundays to life.


View Day Tour Operators

Cruise Whitsundays
T 07 4946 6666
Cruise Whitsundays provides quality Day Cruises throughout the stunning Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.
Wardys Watersports Jetski
T 0459 538 754
Whitsunday Jetski Tours offers exciting adventure tours in the Whitsundays and is the first and only guided Airlie Beach jet ski tour operating
from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands.

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Ocean Rafting
T 07 4946 6848
Multi award-winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsundays, offering two exhilarating tours to Whitehaven Beach, pristine reef snorkelling and guided National Parks walks.  The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast, allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the beauty of the Whitsundays.

Tall Ship Adventures
T 07 4946 7124
Set sail aboard the classic Tallship Derwent Hunter for a day cruise in the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands. Learn the ropes, snorkel on pristine coral reef or just relax and enjoy the all inclusive smorgasbord lunch, morning and afternoon tea prepared fresh onboard. Eco Interpretive presentations by trained guides round out this fantastic and memorable day of discovery. Stable under sail and offering extensive shaded seating areas Derwent Hunter is the perfect day out for all ages.

Australian Tall Ship Cruises
Tours offer plenty of variety, from sailing, to swimming, snorkelling, taking guided islands walks or beachcombing and scuba diving is available on Whitsunday Magic. Our knowledge of the Whitsunday Islands & the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will help ensure that a visit to this magnificent area will provoke wonderful memories, photos to show & stories to tell long after your tour is over.

Tornado Dive
T 07 4946 4999
Tornado Dive offers Introductory or Certified Divers the chance to experience the beautiful reef structures in the Whitsundays.

Whitehaven Xpress
T 07 4946 1585
Whitehaven Xpress cruises daily to Whitehaven Beach from Abell Point Marina. Your full day cruise includes courtesy pick up, a BBQ lunch at Whitehaven Beach, a walk to Hill Inlet scenic lookout and snorkelling or glass bottom boat viewing over coral at Mantaray Bay. A cheese platter is served on your homeward journey and on arrival at Abell Point Marina our courtesy bus returns you to your accommodation.