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Explore Whitsundays Group - Whitsunday Islands

Explore Whitsundays Group - Whitsunday Islands

Explore Whitsundays provides live-aboard sailing and diving tours of the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland. These fully crewed, overnight sailing holidays are operated by a number of highly respected and well known Whitsunday Companies; Southern Cross Sailing Adventures, Prosail, Australian Tall Ship Cruises and the Whitsunday Marine Academy.

About Explore Whitsundays

Since 1985 we have been providing Whitsunday Sailing Tours and Holiday Packages. In 2009 around 30,000 guests travelled on 2 to 6 day tours offering Maxi Sailing Adventures, smaller group sized Adventure Sailing Tours, Tall Ships or Deluxe Cruising. Explore Whitsundays believes in the delivery of quality experiences, across a broad range of segments from Backpackers and Flashpackers to the Deluxe market. We have a tour option available for customers that are travelling independently, as a couple or with a group. With a strong commitment to quality customer service, we exit survey every guest who travels with us, and use the feedback to continually grow and refine our products and services.

Learn to Sail in Paradise. Sail Training courses are available providing internationally recognised recreational and professional qualifications. Courses are approved by International Yacht Training (IYT).

Diving for both introductory and certified divers is available on all tours.

Explore the 74 Whitsunday Islands aboard our Ecotourism accredited tours, taking time out to enjoy the islands and bays that remain pristine and unspoilt. Tours include visits to stunning sand and coral beaches, snorkelling on coral reefs teeming with marine life and guided island bush walks to stunning lookouts.

Along with sailing the islands, we also offer Sail & Stay packages with accommodation options in Airlie Beach or on Daydream Island, plus our Sail & Fraser Packages combine tours of the Whitsundays and Fraser Island.

Products include:

  • 2 day 1 night Maxi Sailing Tours - Budget Conscious Adventure Travellers
  • 2 day 1 night Tall Ship Sailing - Budget Conscious Adventure Travellers
  • 2 day 2 night Maxi Sailing Tours - Budget Conscious Adventure Travellers
  • 3 day 2 night Adventure Sailing Tours - Adventure Travellers
  • 3 day 3 night Tall Ship Tours - Moderate Budgets, Families, Adventure Travellers and Couples
  • 3 or 6 night Deluxe Schooner - Moderate to Deluxe Markets, Couples of all ages, Independent Travellers
  • 3 day 2 night Sail Training Introduction Courses
  • 6 day 5 night Competent Crew or Bareboat Skipper or Inshore Skipper Courses
  • 3 or 4 night Adventure Sailing and Backpacker Accommodation Packages
  • 5 or 6 night Tall Ship Sailing and Hotel Accommodation Packages
  • 5 or 6 night Deluxe Sailing and Hotel or Resort Accommodation Packages
  • 5 or 6 night Deluxe Sailing and Daydream Island Packages

Private Charters - We are also able to provide Private Day or Extended Charters for Groups.

  • Weddings on a Saturday on our Tall Ship "Solway Lass"
  • Weddings on a Thursday Afternoon and Evening Dinner on our Deluxe Schooner "Whitsunday Magic"
  • Choose from one, or a selection, of our world renown Maxi race yachts for a Day Sailing Regatta for Corporate and Business Groups as part of a break-out session or for team building purposes

Special Interest Groups, e.g. Wine Clubs hire "Whitsunday Magic" for a week and cruise around the islands, stopping to savour the sights, enjoy peace and tranquillity and feast on 1st class cuisine and wines.

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