Airlie Beach

Whitsunday Islands Private Sailing Experience with Snorkeling & Langford Reef

Airlie Beach, Australia
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 1,234.58

per group (up to 1)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Set off across Whitsunday Passage in the footsteps of Captain Cook on your own chartered tall ship cruise in the Whitsunday Islands. Bring as many as 24 guests on the 62-foot (19-meter) gaff-rigged schooner for a customized full-day charter that includes time for snorkeling, and a visit to either to Langford Reef — where you have a good chance of swimming with turtles, or the famously beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Alternatively, you can select a sunset sail or a half-day tour for your private charter.
  • Private sailing charter tour of the Whitsundays, from Airlie Beach
  • Enjoy free time at Whitehaven Beach or Langford Island on the full-day tour (if option selected)
  • Go snorkeling and swimming at pristine locations
  • Choose a half-day, full-day, or sunset sailing itinerary that suits your group
  • Includes lunch, and morning and afternoon tea (on full-day tour)

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Stinger suit (in season)
  • Reef taxes
  • Commercial activities permit fee
  • Alcoholic drinks purchase on board or pre-purchase discounted alcohol. No BYOG permitted.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Coral Sea Marina
    1-3 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    Please make sure you have the right marina. We meet st Abell Point North NOT Abell Point South. Departure Point B

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please Call 24 Hours before Charter to confirm pick up location

What To Expect

Make your own way to Abell Point Marina to board your private sailing charter which takes place on a schooner modeled after the Bluenose, a historical boat that competed in the America's Cup race.

Your crew welcomes you aboard and can show you how to help to sail the boat if you are interested. Nibble on morning tea or coffee as your captain takes the boat through the Whitsunday Passage.

For full-day tours, you'll drop anchor either at Whitehaven Beach or Langford Spit (weather permitting), depending on the destination you select when booking. Whitehaven Beach stretches more than 4 miles (7 km) along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Langford Island features a long spit that is a favorite spot for beach activities. Have lunch at the beach and time to swim or chill out.

Move on from the beach at Whitehaven or Langford to visit a prime snorkeling location with colorful fish, coral, and perhaps some sea turtles. Then cruise back to the marina, snacking on provided light refreshments and tropical fruit while you relax on deck.

Other options include a sunset sail and a 5-hour half-day option that includes time to swim and lunch on board the sailboat. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board, or you can bring your own drinks (corkage fee applies).

Whitsunday Islands

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Whitsunday Passage

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Whitehaven Beach

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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