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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Summertime
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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Summertime

By Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
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Experience the pristine Whitsunday Islands the old-fashioned way—aboard a vintage ketch sailboat with a maximum of 18 other travelers. The exact itinerary will change with the tides and the weather, but expect fantastic snorkeling, white sand beaches, and a sea kayak trip in search of turtles and stingrays. Besides air-conditioned accommodation, your package includes breakfast, dinner, and two lunches: A private cabin is available for an additional charge.

Ages 12-60, max of 17 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Spend two days exploring the reef, inlets, and beaches of the Whitsundays
  • Snorkel, kayak, and bushwalk—and maybe even see a whale in season
  • Meals are cooked fresh on board: Feel free to bring beverages from town
  • Fall asleep lulled by the ocean waves in a scenic anchor spot

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax) & National Park Fees
  • All activities and equipment (Snorkelling and Beach Combing)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Linen including pillow and blanket & Shower Towel
  • Drinkable tap water
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Inlet
  • Entry/Admission - Whitehaven Beach
What's not included
  • Drinks - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water $2
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beach towel
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass)

Start:
  • 9 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
    Meeting point B
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66697P6

    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Departs every Thursday & Saturday, Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give 10-14 days notice to book. All bookings MUST be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance. Please check-in online prior to departing.
    • **Special dietary requirements other than vegetarian are subject to a surcharge and payable on check-in** Please note we cannot cater for Halal or Kosher diets
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Itineraries: Whitsundays Sailing Adventures reserves the right to operate substitute vessels, change routes and amend tour timings and itinerary without prior notification. All itineraries, activities and departures are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled at the discretion of Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers

    • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66697P6

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    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
      980
      Australia
      Joined in May 2010
    • 597rufusg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thank you HMAS KIANA
      Really wonderful experience with the #KianaKru. Brent knows his stuff and the crew looked after us so well, whether it be the diving or the food that Capu prepared for us. I’d recommend this to anyone if they were in this part of the world. Thank you all you. You’re legends
      Written May 18, 2024
    • Albagarciagarciia
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience!!!! 100% recommend!
      My partner and I lived an amazing experience on Kiana. Brent, Jack and Capu were absolutely amazing and made the experience really enjoyable. The boat had everything we needed and more. The food served by Capu was delicious (including a roast dinner one evening) and we even had snacks in between meals. Jack was an amazing dive instructor (as this was our first time diving and felt a bit nervous). He explained everything, was patient with us which enabled us to thoroughly enjoy the experience. We also learned a lot about the nature that surrounds the islands. Brent kept a very clean and well ran boat, and he didn’t hesitate to answer any questions we had about the boat or sailing. All in all, we had an unforgettable experience. We got to dive and snorkel in stunning environments, made friends, relax and have a nice time. We definitely recommend doing the Whitsundays sailing with them. Thank you so much again for everything!
      Written April 28, 2024
    • andreadW7378QQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best sailing experience I ever had on a commercial tour!!
      Absolutely amazing!!! Wonderful experience and highly professional crew (Dan & Nico). For who was interested they gave us a demo of the basics of sailing as well, which was great!The crew had also a lot of knowledge of the surrounding area and they were taking their time explaining to you whatever you asked! Beautiful sailing boat, good food on board and a really nice trip thru the Beautiful Whitsundays!! 10/10 ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED!!
      Written April 17, 2024
    • anynikki2910
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an experience
      Wow what a great trip had an amazing day, thanks to all the crew Really attentive made our day really special Andy and Nikki from the uk
      Written April 5, 2024
    • jkingston44
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful trip on relaxed boat with great crew and fellow passengers
      Fabulous 3 day/2 night trip on Whitsunday Adventurer with captain Ed and deck hand Nicole. Very enjoyable trip shared with 8 others on catamaran where we enjoyed Whitehaven beach and snorkelling on the inner reef. The crew were very knowledgeable and helpful and nothing was a problem. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting a lovely relaxing trip.
      Written March 24, 2024
    • Journey49172516542
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of a kind experience
      Loved it the activities were awesome and the views amazing. The water is so clear and there are plenty of opportunities to see the sea life.
      Written March 22, 2024
    • markpN7983UP
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      My only bad experience in Australia in 6 months' time
      Don't book with this company. Go spend the money on something else! My only bad experience in Australia in the 6 months I've been here. When you share your bad experience with them trying to solve the issue, they simply tell you they don't see a reason to help you and they eventually just decide to ignore you. On March 7 I joined the 2 day 1 night tour on the British Defender. A sailing tour that should have been cancelled. More than half of the time we had really bad weather that had already been predicted earlier this week. The one day sailing tour was already cancelled for this day because of the wind. Those people got rescheduled for a another non-sailing tour, but this one eventually got cancelled too. Ours didn't. This really felt like pure greed from the men at the top within this organisation. Not very surprising these days, but still disappointing. A cancellation from the customer's side would incur a 100% fee, so I still joined. They rather put you on a tour with a very mediocre experience than cancelling it and rescheduling or paying the refunds. They don't care if you have a good time or not. Don't expect any luxury on board regarding the food or the accommodation itself. The food on board was good, but basic. The accommodation and its facilities were the bare minimum and not comfortable. The boat might fit 26 participants besides the crew, but at the expense of comfort. I was the last one that was allocated a bed, but earlier that week there had been a huge leak underneath that bed, so it wasn't even ready, there were no sheets or pillow and the mattress was still soaked. Luckily for me, there was a participant that last minute decided to not join after all (right after stepping onto the boat), so I could get their bed. It's still sloppy from their side and if that 26th participant had still joined, we would have had a big problem. Seemed like they could not be bothered with fixing it 100% before letting a new group board. The snorkeling stops were fun and the crew for this tour definitely did all they could to make the best of it (the one star is for them solely). Overall, this tour was not worth the $459 I paid for it. I feel exploited and scammed.
      Written March 16, 2024
    • lilif730
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had the best time
      Had the best time on Eureka 2 with the best group! The Crew and food was amazing and they showed us the best spots out there! Honestly the best trip I did during my five months in Australia!
      Written March 16, 2024
    • U9494XUthomasm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ticked every box
      So greatful i was on a boat that ACTUALLY sailed! Such professional and knowledgeable Crew and by far the best recommendation i could give. Food and service was amazing and our itinerary was jam packed but still felt incredibly relaxed. Thank you Mal and Tom!
      Written March 4, 2024
    • ladinam2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Insane sailing 3 day trip to Whitsunday Islands
      This trip was insane. We were a small group of 12 people and because of that we got really close and had a very good time! First day: sailing & sunset picknick at the beach. Second day: Whitehaven Beach, snorkeling & sunset on the boat. Third day: snorkeling & sailing back to the harbour. The captain Mal & skipper Tom made our trip unforgetable. The meals were so healthy and decorated beautiful, always so tasty. I would recommend this trip on Eureka to everyone.
      Written March 2, 2024
    • 196emiliea
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Epic 3-day trip!
      It was the best 3 days I spent in Australia so far! Mal and Tom are the best hosts/navigators/chefs/tour guides/fun fact providers.. you get to access incredible spots that bigger boats can’t: the dream!
      Written March 2, 2024
    • ChrisTaylerNT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Getaway 11 number 0ne
      Wow what a brilliant trip - the weather was not perfect but that is to be expected at this time of year. But the skipper Isaac was so good at taking us to the best places during our time in the Whitsundays. The best snorkelling I have done in Australia without a doubt. The swimming with giant fish just out of this world. Our room and bed was so comfortable - everything we needed. Caitlin was a pure delight with her hospitality ensured we were well feed with her delicious meals and always on hand to take a photo or 2. Highly recommend this trip it maybe a bit costly but certainly worth it! All round great trip, thank you team Getaway II.
      Written February 8, 2024
    • hannae754
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!!
      Best experience in Australia so far! A memory for life! We got to see the best spots around the Whitsunday Islands, and got many chances to do some amazing snorkeling. Really good food as well! The crew - John, Andy and Romain - were amazing. Lots of positive energy and inspiring conversations! Yes, it was a bit crowded sometimes and it got very warm during the night, but it was still an absolutely amazing trip.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • D1357SQharryf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience in Australia
      Once in a lifetime experience made even better by the crew and the magic of sailing. Andrew, Dom, Andy and Katy pulled out all the stops, were super friendly and helpful from start to finish. They were incredibly knowledgable on everything from the islands to the marine life to the sailing and more. Food was fantastic and a lot of effort put into meals and snacks considering you’re on board an ex racing boat, not a super yacht. There was a perfect mix of activities/exploring and relaxation. The snorkelling was as good as you’ll get anywhere in the world, the crews knowledge of each reef made them all even better. And the Whitsunday islands themselves are even more beautiful than you could imagine. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again with the Apollo crew.
      Written January 21, 2024
    • C5941UZjulietteb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apollo Whitsundays
      The team were fantastic and really helpful. We saw amazing views and went to popular spots at quiet times which gave us a really unique experience. The food was delicious and it’s a lovely boat to be on. I would definitely recommend it and do it again!
      Written January 12, 2024
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    jbradfield1990
    Bradford, UK20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    I couldn't recommend the Summertime enough. Especially if you're a bit shorter on time and can't do the 2 or 3 night tours. You get two full days and experience all the greats bits Whitsundays has to offer.

    Our skippers, Daniel and Damien, were really good fun. The food was really good throughout the whole trip with plenty of snacks! The group was a really good size (can imagine it gets a little crowded on boats with more people), and we were really lucky with the people on board as everyone was really friendly. There was a mix of couples, families and groups of friends.

    The Whitsundays were as incredible as the pictures look. Damien also took us on a guided kayak and we saw some sharks and actually saw a Mantaray fly out of the water which was incredible. Others saw a turtle whilst snorkelling.

    Don't hesitate to book!
    Written January 24, 2020
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    Serif O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Friends
    Had a great time at the Whitsundays with the Summertime crew. Josh and Damion were excellent and made our trip so much fun. Perfect balance of fun, relaxing and adventure. Went to Whitehaven beach first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds which was such a great idea as it got very busy as we were leaving. Thanks Summertime for such a great time! Will definitely be back!
    Written March 8, 2020
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    Rachel W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    My trip on Summertime was great! The food was delicious (and frequent) and Izzy did an awesome job leading all the activities. It was a perfect two day trip with the right balance between activities and rest time on the boat. The air conditioned cabin also made for comfortable sleeping environment and you could tell the crew really wanted us to have the best experience. Thanks for a great trip!
    Written November 21, 2023
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    Charlotte E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Friends
    Amazing trip !! Crew was super friendly and welcoming. Tim was a standout member, providing all the interesting stories and humour. Made some unforgettable memories and met lots of new people. This is a must!
    Written December 2, 2022
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    Cheers for the amazing review! You can never go wrong when Tim is on the boat :) We are so glad you have such a great time with us and we hope to see you again one day!
    Written December 5, 2022
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    Gregor & Louise M
    Scotland, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We finished the 2 night catamaran sailing trip on the Entice Boat and we can honestly say it has been the highlight of our trip to Australia. We couldn't believe how lucky we were to see everything we did on the trip whilst amongst great company of the others on the boat. Captain Dave was brilliant and took us to the most amazing places where we got to swim with turtles and see lots of fish and beautiful coral reef. Simone cooked for us each day and every meal was simply delicious! We got into Whitehaven beach nice and early which was great for getting photos before it got too crowded. Every place we went we got to spend a good amount of time at to enjoy it. Both Dave and Simone were so lovely and nothing was any bother for them so a massive thank you to them for making our trip so unforgettable! Would highly recommend this to anyone!
    Written January 11, 2023
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    Thanks for your great recommendation and its awesome to know that this was the highlight of your visit to Oz. Dave's knowledge and experience always ensures that you get to the best spots. The Whitsundays' has a lot to offer and its amazing to hear that you saw so much in such a short time.
    Written January 13, 2023
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    Elizabeth Brett
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Friends
    If you do an overnight tour, do this one!
    Brad (the skipper & owner), Oliver, and Kyle were absolutely fantastic the whole trip. We were well looked after and were at no risk of going hungry or thirsty. The food was delicious. We had a bit of rain one day but no one can control that. Whitehaven was beautiful and full of little rays..we had plenty of time here. On the second day, we went kayaking and snorkelling and saw many fish, rays, and turtles. 10/10 recommend this family run business. Thanks so much guys and all the best.
    Liz and Kevin Xx
    Written June 15, 2021
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    Hi Liz and Kevin! Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time - Brad and his crew definitely aim to please and glad they did for your trip. I will be passing along your kind words to him to let him know what a great experience you had. If you're every back in the Whitsundays make sure you stop by and say hi!
    Written June 30, 2021
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    timbuktu60
    Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    We had a wonderful 2-day adventure on the Summertime, a ship built in 1945, which is a handmade wooden ship and not one of the soulless plastic boats.
    We enjoyed snorkelling, sightseeing, hiking, kayaking and some wild rides on the waves in the Whitsundays.
    Arielle, Andy and Antonia 😉 made us feel very welcome and made sure we wanted for nothing. Food was freshly prepared and delicious and drinks are provided and you can bring your own.
    We had a lot of fun on board, also with the open playlist that everyone could contribute to.
    We can highly recommend a trip with Summertime and her great crew.
    Written May 19, 2024
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    Nele S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Solo
    It was perfect. The crew was so friendly and chilled! I’m a vegetarian and that was no problem, the food was very good, especially when you are a backpacker you will be thankful for some self made food like this. I loved the Kajak tour, I saw my first turtle out there und I really like the people on boart. In the evening we all watched the Sunset and had some beers and wine as well. Early in the morning I stand up to saw the sunrise and it was worth it! The whitheaven beach was unbelievable beautiful it was kind of a magic place I thought.
    So all in all it was worth it! I would do it again if I could
    Written February 10, 2020
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    Leila GT
    Sanur, Indonesia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would have been nice to have fit more activities in, 2 hours on kayaks felt a bit long but the snorkeling was pretty cool. Food was very good and varied with plenty of options for those with dietary requirements. Staff were nice but overall atmosphere was pretty mediocre if you’re a backpacker. It was sightseeing oriented, which was great, but would have benefited from something more lively. However would recommend it to families or those looking for a quieter experience.
    Written October 18, 2023
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    Bobby
    Belfast3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    Went on the 2 day cruise around the whitsunday islands, brilliant crew Amy and Jesse always there if we ever needed them. I'm fussy when it comes to food but the food was so good! Very chilled out ideal for couples/single travellers got to meet some brilliant people on board from all around the world. And of course the stunning beach, kayaking and snorkeling speak for themselves!
    Written January 7, 2020
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