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Hayman Island, Australia

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

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Hayman Island, Australia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 39 reviews

I loved this trip!!! I was travelling solo and met so many wonderful people. The boat was clean, well organised and the crew where outstanding. Food was great too (thanks chef). We went snorkelling and visited Whitehaven beach. We encountered some rough weather on the second day, however I felt safe the entire time and it just added to the adventure. One thing I will mention is the sleeping situation. I was on the avatar and all the beds are double beds (with only one single and one triple bed). As a solo traveler I was under the impression there would be more single beds. Luckily I befriended some lovely ladies who I bunked with, however, this is just something I wished to share for other solo travellers if you weren’t comfortable sharing a bed with a stranger. Would totally recommend this trip to anyone travelling internationally or from Australia. I had the most amazing time and the Whitsundays was absolutely beautiful!!

We had a great trip on the Avatar! The boat itself is lovely with massive areas you can relax and sunbathe on. The sleeping conditions although a bit hot are also fine for a boat. You’re the first people at Whitehaven beach for about 4 hours as you arrive at 7am which was amazing. As we left at 10.30 tonnes of boats arrived up so being there alone was really special. Also snorkelled in some cool spots. Food was great. Not really party boat in our experience, although this suited us! Constructive feedback would be that on the first day you don’t really do much. You get on at midday and we snorkelled at one spot for about an hour, then you are just on the boat for the rest of the day. If you don’t mind chilling it’s fine however another activity on the afternoon of the first day such as a beach visit or walk would have been welcomed. Apart from that, amazing trip with lovely chilled crew! Thank you.

This tour was incredible. The crew were fantastic, Joanna, Carter and the the skipper, Alex all went above and beyond to give us an unforgettable experience, in very testing conditions. despite the weather we had a very comfortable and safe time in a beautiful part of the world. Alex's knowledge and expertise of the area, Australia, and obviously sailing, which he shares with you is a huge bonus as well. The meals were amazing too. Very happy with the experience even though we came in the wet season, credit to the crew and especially the skipper. 10/10 would absolutely reccomend this tour as a must do, while in the whitsundays.

We had a special and unique experience. Alex and the crew- Carter and Dylan were great! They cooked us delicious food, explained everything to us, took us to amazing places to snorkel and took us to the stunningly beautiful beach of whitehaven island. The sleeping conditions were challenging, but we managed and slept well and they contributed to the experience! Many thanks to Ozsail for the amazing experience. We were with 3 children (5,8,11) and they also really enjoyed it!

A beautiful sailing tour with snorkel and delicious food. Super nice and experienced crew