Whitsundays Sailing Whitsundays Sailing

Named by Captain James Cook during his voyage of discovery, the Whitsundays are a collection of gems set in a sea of pure turquoise.

With their differing sizes, untouched beaches and sandy, tucked away coves they’re a natural paradise for yachtsmen and sun worshippers – made all the more appealing because their waters are shielded from swells by the encircling Great Barrier Reef. In fact, the Whitsundays are so beautiful they’re a protected national park.

Set yourself adrift from the mainstream of life and choose to sail amongst 74 tiny drops of marine perfection – experience the Whitsundays on your own in a privately chartered crewed or uncrewed yacht, or set sail with a small group aboard a sailing boat or a powered catamaran.

Sailing Whitsundays - two or three night cruises

Sail from Airlie Beach to the Whitsundays in a sleek white catamaran or traditional yacht and you’ll have the luxury of being one of a very small number of passengers.

  • Choice of single hulled yachts or catamarans
  • Powered for fast cruising or sails for quiet relaxation
  • Skilled skippers and crews find you the hidden coves and most beautiful islands
  • Facilities typically include glass-bottomed kayaks, Jacuzzis, stand up paddleboards, water toys, snorkelling gear and wet suits
  • Private cabins with en suites
  • Comfortable saloons and dining areas serving great food

Cumberland Charter Yachts – tailor-made cruises

Set your own pace, sail from Airlie Beach to your own desert island. You can choose to crew yourself, or take a qualified skipper with you, on a powered or sailing catamaran or single-hulled yacht.

  • Wide choice of 23 boats to suit your style of sailing
  • Accommodation from 2 to 10 passengers
  • Private cabins - most with en suites bathrooms
  • Soak up destinations like Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Fully equipped galleys and on-board gas barbeques
  • iPod connectivity, GPS and VHS radio
  • Radio back up and immediate assistance

Whitsunday Blue is another one of the many catamarans sailing the Whitsundays islands.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

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