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Whitsunday & Great Barrier Reef Cruises

Whitsundays Boat Cruises

We think there’s no better way to explore the Whitsundays than to take a relaxing and scenic boat cruise through the magnificent islands and reefs. There’s a whole host of options for you to choose from including day trips, bare boat and skippered charters.

There’s a range of day trips leaving the mainland and large resort islands so you can visit a few of the 74 Whitsunday Islands all in a day. Many of these cruises allow for you to snorkel at various reefs and include lunch and drinks.

Bare Boat charters are especially popular in the Whitsundays as you can be captain of  your own trip on your holiday. It allows visitors more freedom in their holiday as you can set sail to wherever you heart desires and wake up to sparkling azure oceans.

Book Whitsundays Boat and Sailing Cruises Online NowThere’s a range of yachts, catamarans and motor launches of various sizes to suit every budget. You can also choose to hire a crew so you can relax day in and day out in luxurious surroundings.

Please see our list of recommended Whitsunday Boat Cruise experiences below. For more cruise providers, check out Whitsundays Boat Cruises in our local directory, or click the banner to the right to book a cruise and start sailing!

 

Whitsunday Boat Cruises

Sunset Sail in the Whitsundays

Sunset Sail in the Whitsundays

Book Sunset Sail in the WhitsundaysSit back and enjoy a relaxing, picturesque sunset sail on board the catamaran - On the Edge. Unwind with a drink in hand and some light nibbles as you enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Whitsunday Islands.

This Sunset Sailing cruise operates in the evenings and runs for approximately 1.5 hours. Perfect for those wishing to experience the spectacular scenery as the sun drifts below the horizon, still leaving you plenty of time to enjoy your evening on land. Operating within sheltered waters surrounding Hamilton Island, this tour provides guests with a relaxing experience.

Whats included:

- 1.5 hour sail through sheltered waters surrounding Hamilton Island
- Complementary beer, wine, bubbles or non alcoholic beverages
- Light nibbles including cheese, dips, nuts and biscuits.
- Informative commentary from our knowledgeable local skippers on the history and ecology of the area

 

Whitehaven Beach Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise

Whitehaven Beach Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise

Book Whitehaven Beach Sailing and Snorkeling CruiseSail the Whitsundays in a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner. Help out with the sails or chill on deck as the sails fill in the breeze. Head for the Whitsundays' iconic beach - Whitehaven. Disembark at Tongue Bay for a 10-minute walk to the Hill Inlet lookout. Capture some pics of the world's most photographed beach before heading down to experience the soft, white sand. Spend an hour and a half on the beach before heading back for lunch on board as you head for a beautiful snorkelling spot where the water is teaming with fish and the coral is dazzling. Then it's homeward bound while snacking on a fruit and cheese platter and the sails carry you back to Abell Point Marina.

 

Great Barrier Reef Private Expedition Cruise (min 4 day max 8 guests)

Great Barrier Reef Private Expedition Cruise (min 4 day max 8 guests)

Book Great Barrier Reef Private Expedition Cruise (min 4 day max 8 guests) When you live aboard a boat, your days adventure begins when you wake and continues unabated till well after dark. John & Lynne like to say that “their guests can go snorkelling over colourful corals accompanied by hundreds of friendly fish before breakfast and each day just gets better from there…”

All daily activities are personally guided which ensures your in depth appreciation of the wonders of nature both above and below the water. Lynne has been selected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to be a “Master Reef Guide” (the highest honour that GBRMPA can bestow). She is a “Citizen Scientist” specialising in the Reef World which has been her passion for more than 50 years. John & Lynne have a unique permit issued by GBRMPA granting them access to most of the Marine Park and they have spent a lifetime discovering its secrets that they willingly share with their guests.

Potential guests should read the TripAdvisor reviews for Whitsunday Luxury Sailing

 

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Expedition Cruise cabin booking 7 days 6 night

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Expedition Cruise cabin booking 7 days 6 night

Book Great Barrier Reef Luxury Expedition Cruise cabin booking 7 days 6 nightThe Great Barrier Reef is the largest & most diverse eco system in the world. It is the world’s largest Marine Reserve, about half the size of Texas. The Reef is visible from outer space appearing as a thin white line along the Queensland coast. Within the Reserve are more than 10% of the world's species of marine fish, over four thousand species of hard & soft corals and six of the world’s seven species of turtles. Giant Humpback Whales migrate to its warm crystal clear waterways every year to give birth to their babies

John & Lynne Boyce are your key to discovering Australia’s most treasured water wonderland. Lynne has been invited by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to become a Master Reef Guide and she has published “Gourmet Sailing..Delicious Dining on the Great Barrier Reef”, a cook book detailing the meals they serve. The duo have been exploring the Reserve for more than 30 years & they look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience

 

2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure on Trimaran 'Avatar'

2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure on Trimaran 'Avatar'

Book 2-Night Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure on Trimaran 'Avatar'Avatar Whitsundays is the only commercial sailing trimaran in the Islands. What does this mean for you? Minimal lean while sailing, maximum deck space with nets for sun baking, you can soak up the stunning World Heritage-listed Whitsunday Islands while never feeling over crowded. Just the way it’s meant to be. Avatar caters to guests between 18 and 35 years old and the young at heart. 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 home cooked roast with trimmings and gravy, spaghetti bolognese, pies, fresh meats, salads, breads, fruits, dips and crackers Plus loads more! You wont go hungry! Special Offer - Book by October 9 to save 5% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!