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Our most recommended Whitsunday Regional Sunset Tours

From Airlie Beach: 2-Day Whitsundays Sailing & Camping Trip

1. From Airlie Beach: 2-Day Whitsundays Sailing & Camping Trip

Discover the best of the Whitsunday Islands on this 2-day sail from Airlie Beach. Enjoy captivating snorkel excursions each day, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed islands, and explore the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit locations such as Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island, and Whitsunday Island. Stop to snorkel at Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, and Blue Pearl Bay. Sleep on a spacious maxi yacht on the first night and camp on one of the islands surrounding the Whitsundays on the second night. Help assist the crew by hoisting the mainsail and dropping anchor at each exciting destination. Alternatively, sit back and relax on the spacious deck and enjoy the view of the pristine Whitsunday Islands. Every evening, roll up your sleeves and help the crew prepare mouth-watering specialties like beef stew, spaghetti bolognese, fresh bread, green salad, pasta salads, and much more. Or, position yourself at the ship’s prow where you can watch the sky change from yellow to magenta as the sun sets.

Airlie Beach: Sunset Sail to Whitsundays

2. Airlie Beach: Sunset Sail to Whitsundays

Embark on an adventure and set sail on a 2-hour sunset sail across the bay. Be welcomed on board with a glass of bubbles.  Relax on the green cushioned seats on deck. Help pull up a sail, or two if you feel like it or just chill on deck and take in the tropical sunset.  Enjoy some snacks on the platter consisting of crusty bread, cheeses, fruit, and dips. This experience is perfect for a romantic evening and a journey to remember. Experience the boat Providence V that was in a Hollywood movie called Survive the Savage Seas and is one of the most picturesque sailing boats in the Whitsundays. The boat is built from North Queensland timber and is a replica of the old Grand Banks fishing boats,  a Bluenose or Gloucester schooner.

Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

3. Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Depart from the Coral Sea Marina in the Northern Village, which is only a short walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. You will cruise around Pioneer Bay and then get up close to many of the points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot turtles on the way, and on Wednesdays you can see the locals on their weekly yacht race. Watch a picture-perfect sunset and observe Airlie start to light up at dusk, whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly.  The Sundowner is a fully covered purpose-built catamaran designed for socializing. Unlike a yacht, it has a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome. Plenty of seating is available on board, and every seat has a great view of the Ocean.

Airlie: Sunset Sail with Aperol Spritz and Antipasto

4. Airlie: Sunset Sail with Aperol Spritz and Antipasto

Enjoy the sunset over the coast on this roundtrip sailing venture to the Whitsundays islands from Airlie Beach. Board a traditional timber sailing ship. Discover facts about the local flora an fauna from the crew. Climb aboard the Lady Enid sailing vessel. Stow away your bags and shoes. Walk barefoot on the wooden deck and settle in with a delicious Aperol Spritz. Listen to an introduction of the ship's features and a safety briefing while departing from Coral Sea Marina. See the crew hoist the sails. Move freely move around the ship and take advantage of the cushioned seating. Relax and soak up the ambiance as you savor the variety of flavors in your antipasti plate. Admire the rich colors of the sunset reflecting on the water. Let the crew point out various points of interest as you sail and listen as they tell you about the history of the area. Have the option to purchase additional drinks from the bar. Admire the lights of Airlie Beach dancing on the water as you return for the night.

Airlie Beach: 2-Day, 2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Tour

5. Airlie Beach: 2-Day, 2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Tour

Soak up the stunning world heritage listed Whitsunday Islands and fringing Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, while taking in the sun’s rejuvenating rays, never feeling overcrowded. Just the way it’s meant to be. Avatar caters to guests of all ages. She sleeps 26 guests and 3 crew in a mixture of open plan bunks and private doubles. All meals are freshly prepared on board and include: spaghetti Bolognese, beef tacos, fresh meats, salads, breads, fruits, dips and crackers plus loads more! You won’t go hungry! Avatar Whitsundays is truly a sailing specialist. 2-day 2-night tours of the Whitsunday Islands can include – Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island and Whitsunday Island, with snorkelling stops at Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay plus plenty of other awesome locations. Snorkelling equipment, stinger suits/wetsuits are all included. Avatar is one of the fastest, most high-tech racing yachts ever to be offered for charter in Australia, so if your taste is for the extreme side, this is the boat to be on.

Tongarra: All-Inclusive Day Sail

6. Tongarra: All-Inclusive Day Sail

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 2-hour sail to the first snorkel location. These reefs are home to some of the most spectacular coral formations and an incredible range of marine life in the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays. The accredited ECO guides will provide in-depth history about the islands and their marine life. Enjoy a delicious lunch break on the deck of Tongarra in the middle of a small tropical oasis — the perfect place to soak up the spectacular views before setting sail again. After lunch, take a short trip to the beautiful Langford Island Sandbar. Snorkel off the beach with the resident turtles, hike the scenic bushwalk or relax on the sands of this idyllic location for the next 2 hours. You will also have access to paddleboards and a banana boat ride. You will then sail back to Coral Sea Marina, returning at 6 PM.

Airlie Beach: 3-Hour Sunset Segway Tour with Dinner

7. Airlie Beach: 3-Hour Sunset Segway Tour with Dinner

Saddle up on your own Segway in Airlie Beach. Ride along the Whitsunday Bicentennial Boardwalk, past the stunning Pioneer Bay, Abell Point Marina, and ending on the wonderful Cannonvale Beach. Stop on the way back to savor a lovely dinner while the sun sets over beautiful Australia. On this 3-hour and 7-kilometer tour, hear some local tips and tricks from your experienced guide. Learn about the area’s points of interest while riding right up next to them and getting off to walk around.  Feel the breeze in your hair on the return trip while gliding effortlessly along the boardwalk. Arrive at the Sorrento Restaurant, where you can decide to stay for dinner or continue back to Airlie Beach. If you stay, enjoy a delicious pizza or pasta dinner — best paired with views of the impending sunset. 

Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

8. Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable 2 or 3-night sailing experience while visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Go on bush-walks, relax on pristine beaches, and explore 4-6 snorkeling sites. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for a whole day on the 3-night option and 5 hours on the 2-night option. Explore various Whitsundays Islands on bush-walks ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours. Experience magical Whitsundays sunset beach hangouts at Langford Island Sand Spit, Scrubhen Beach, and/or Chalkie's Beach. In the evenings, chill on deck with our crew and your new mates, have a few drinks, stargaze, and then let the calm water gently rock you to sleep. On the 3 night option only, you also get the opportunity to visit the outer Great Barrier Reef (weather depending) to snorkel some of the most pristine waters in the world. Return on the last day at approximately 3:30 PM. Straight after your tour, keep the adventure alive and meet your crew and fellow passengers for a catch up at the after-party in Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef 2-Day, 2-Night Sailing Tour

9. Airlie Beach: Great Barrier Reef 2-Day, 2-Night Sailing Tour

Fall head over heels for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the coral fringed Islands that plunge into the azure waters of the Coral Sea. Mandrake caters to guests of all ages, sleeping 14 guests and 2 crew in a mixture of open plan share-single bunks and doubles. On your first night, drop anchor at a protected spot among the islands. Watch the sky turn scarlet and feast on mouth-watering offerings. All meals are freshly prepared onboard and include: Spaghetti bolognese, beef tacos, fresh meats, salads, breads, fruits, dips, crackers plus loads more! You won’t go hungry! Mandrake Whitsundays 2-day 2-night tour of the islands can include – Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island and Whitsunday Island, with a choice of snorkelling spots at either Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay or any of the other awesome locations. Snorkelling equipment, stinger suits/wetsuits are all included.

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What people are saying about Whitsunday Regional

Super trip! Fantastic skipper, great knowledge and excellent communication. Arnie, we will be baaaack. Great weather helps, so all on board had a great time. Clear communication and explanation of where we were going and what to expect. We all saw a large number of whales and calves, large sea turtles, good coral, many fish and hand fed white belly sea eagles. Unbelievable experience. Thanks so much.

It was a mega trip with Captain Alex and his crew and the other participants, I had a very good time and would love to go back on board. Thank you so much and I couldn't have asked for anything better for my birthday

It was as a great cruise, we were in a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. The music and sparkling wine put you in a festive mood. The captain was funny. I would book this again next time I’m in Airlie Beach.

Such a beautiful way to watch the sunset on a gorgeous day in the Whitsundays! The crew were so lovely and we had an amazing time. Would 100% do again

We had a great time, from the check in to the end. Staff were friendly, loved the music and plenty to drink