Wings Whitsunday Adventures
Sailing Tour Itinerary
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Meeting Time for Boat Departure Check In: 4pm for a 4:30pm departure
Sailing and Snorkelling Around the Whitsunday Islands
Wings 2 Day 2 Night tour will take you sailing,snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding around the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Splash around or SUP on South Whitehaven Beach and take a short walk through the rainforest to Hill Inlet lookout for a stunning view over the shifting sands. A social tour with up to 31 guests on board and three helpful crew. Your friendly, knowledgeable crew will make your sail, snorkel and stand up paddle board adventure a trip of a lifetime. With air conditioned shared facilities you can choose either single or double beds. With plenty of shaded areas on the back deck and very spacious foredecks- perfect to relax or sunback. Beat the heat on a Wings catamaran and sleep aboard, wake up in paradise!
DAY ONE: DEPART AIRLIE BEACH AT 4:30PM
You will be greeted by your Wings crew and invited on board where nibbles will be provided. Once you've been orientated around the vessel relax and take in the sunset scenery while you sail to your first anchorage for the night. You will sail across the Whitsunday Passage and pass the Mole group of islands before arriving at Hook or Whitsunday Island.
Make sure to get amongst our onboard photos or take your own of the stunning Whitsunday sunsets. After dinner the crew will invite you to view an eco marine slide show, this will show you some of the spectacular photos of what you may encounter and observe underwater. Look out after dark for shooting stars or sit on the back deck and watch the many fish, giant trevally and maybe even a few dolphins swim in and out of our underwater blue lights. The ocean comes to life at night with the underwater blue lights.
DAY TWO: WHITEHAVEN BEACH
"Sleep aboard , Wake up in paradise" …wake up to the Whitsunday Islands sunrise and head off early to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet or wake up Whitehaven beach (weather permitting).
After breakfast you will be taken to the magnificent South Whitehaven Beach for a morning swim or stand up paddle board where you will be able to explore the beautiful white silica sands of Whitehaven. Enjoy some beachtime and take in the peaceful beauty of South Whitehaven beach. Later on you will be taken on a short bush walk to the lookout at Hill Inlet where you will be able to overlook the entire beach and view it in it's finest glory. This is a picturesque setting and great for photo opportunities. After the lookout walk down to Betty's Beach which is the Northern end of Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy some more time on Whitehaven Beach, keep your eye out for some blue spotted lagoon rays or newborn marine life.
After lunch we are headed to the best snorkelling and stand up paddle board locations. Possible spots such as Hook Island, Mantaray Bay, Luncheon Bay, Stonehaven or Langford Island for a snorkel with the turtles and many species of tropical fish.
If possible another bush walk in the afternoon can finish the day off nicely. In addition to the Hill Inlet lookout walk the Whitsundays now has walks on Hook Island, Cateran Island, Whitsunday Island, Langford Island and Haslewood Island. These tracks are generally considered moderate as walking tracks go with steps and minor gradients to negotiate.
Enjoy another Whitsunday sunset and get to know your new friends onboard while you relax with a drink, socialise and eat some snacks while our crew prepare dinner and dessert.
The evening slide show is great fun to watch onboard as our host would have taken some amazing photos of guests at the beach. Enjoy watching photos captured snorkelling amongst the beautiful marine life. Summarising a fun packed day in the Whitsundays.
Snorkel sites and SUP sites are of chosen by the prevailing wind and tide conditions on the day. Generally the Whitsundays has a nice south east trade wind blowing or an easy north east sea breeze. In each case we choose sites that are protected from the prevailing winds on the day.
Having longer time out on the water gives the crew more options when tides are moving, they don't have to snorkel or SUP at a set time. Spending 2 days and 2 nights sailing the Whitsunday Islands our crew can plan the snorkelling and SUP times around the slack or slower moving times of the tide.
With so many amazing bays amongst our 74 islands you can't do the Whitsundays in a day...... 2 days is only just enough!
Sites protected from the prevailing south east trades:
Blue Pearl Bay, Stonehaven Bay, Caves Cove, False Nara, Chalkies Beach, Cateran Bay, The log pile, Mantaray Bay, Luncheon Bay, Maureen's Cove, Butterfly Bay.
Sites protected from the north east sea breeze:
Hook passage and coral gardens, Pitt stop Bay, Mackeral Bay north and south, Chance Bay, Saba Bay, Ravens Cove... and many more.
Our crew are very passionate about marine life and showing guests the underwater world, they will endeavour to take you to the best locations the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef have to offer. Visit both locations on Whitehaven Beach and all the best snorkel locations. A liveaboard tour that is best completed on our modern, sailing fully air conditioned catamarans.
DAY THREE: FINAL MORNING SNORKEL OR SUP AND SAIL BACK TO AIRLIE BEACH ARRIVING AT 2:00PM
After breakfast it's the final splash at the last snorkel or SUP site. It's your last chance to see the amazing underwater world of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, or take in the views onboard and sunbake. Morning tea and lunch provided while we sail back towards Airlie Beach.
Enjoy a fun night with your new friends and catch up with a reserved table of post tour drinks and a meal at Beaches Backpackers. Wings will give you a wristband to enjoy discounted drinks and party on with awesome live entertainment at Paddy Shenanigans - So don't leave town as soon as the boat returns or you will miss out!!
You just can't do the Whitsundays 74 Islands in a day… make the time and do a Wings Whitsunday Sailing Tour.
Departs everyday except for Sundays.