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3 Days / 2 Nights

Whitsundays Islands Sailing - New Horizon

Airlie Beach

4.5 (2 reviews)

Adventure Awaits

New Horizon is one of the best value for money vessel on the market. A stunning 21-meter traditional sailing vessel with beautiful old-world charm and modern comforts, the boat accommodates 32 passengers and 4 crew. The amenities are designed to keep guests comfortable throughout their trip, plus there are heaps of additional features to enjoy including sheltered and tanning spaces on the deck, air conditioning and spacious beds. Built in Tasmania, this beautiful wooden boat features a the human-sized figurehead on the bow, restored hardwood decks and restored timber bunks. This trip is designed to allow guests to experience the top sights of the Whitsundays, snorkel, dive, swim and relax.


Day 1 :

Depart the Marina around 3:00 pm and sail off to the Nara Inlet for the first mooring. On arrival, you can play on the dive board, waterslide and paddleboards. After dinner, chill out with our friendly crew, play a few hilarious games or just relax under the stars.

Day 2 :

Depart early morning and sail to the breathtaking Hill Inlet on Whitehaven Beach, where you will take a bushwalk to the look-out and have plenty of time to take in the views, before heading over to Whitehaven Beach to enjoy its splendour. You'll then get back onto the boat and head to the southern end of Whitehaven Beach to enjoy the long stretches of white silica sands that make the beach so famous.  Enjoy plenty of fun in the sun, before heading up to the north end of Hook Island for snorkelling, diving (optional) & swimming in some of the best coral bays, such as Blue Pearl Bay and Langford Reef. Take some more time to enjoy the slide, paddleboards and dive board, then relax here for the evening under the stars.

Day 3 :

Wake up early for a final snorkel and swim, followed by a relaxing sail back to Airlie Beach, arriving between 12:00-1:00 pm.

Day 3 Evening (optional) :

Join your fellow passengers and crew for a few drinks in one of Airlie Beach's famous bars, then see where the night takes you!


Your Adventure Includes

  • All meals and accommodation
  • National park fees and reef taxes
  • All snorkel equipment and stinger suits for summer
  • Ice boxes to keep your alcohol cold if you choose to bring any
  • Air-conditioning in the cabins

The Specifics

Departure Days: Mon/Thurs/Sat 

Departure Times: Approx 3:00 pm from Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach

Check-in: Before 11:00 am on the day of departure at ABC (Airlie Beach Central) Travel and Tours - 344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach. Please ensure you complete your online check-in form before attending the office.

Tour Returns: Wed/Sat/Mon at approx 12:30 pm

Departs: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.00pm from Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach

Returns: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays at approx 12pm to Abel Point Marina

Additional Costs: 

  • Intro and certified diving can be reserved through ABC Travel and is payable on check-in. 4 certified and 6 intro dives are available per trip
  • Banana boat and jet boat rides can be paid for onboard. Banana boat rides are $20, jet boat rides are $40 or both can be purchased for $55 as a package
  • Room upgrades for private double/twin cabins are an additional $50 per person, payable at check-in

Extra Information: 

  •  $40 holiday surcharge applies for trips departing over Christmas and NYE ONLY (payable at Airlie Beach Central Travel and Tours on check-in)
  • Conditions apply. When booking open dated tickets please select 'peak' or 'low' season rates carefully. Upgrade fees will apply on check-in for low season tickets travelling during peak season



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Anouk D 26 Oct 2019
Had a great 2 nights trip at the New Horizon. The staff was awesome, the food was delicious and there were enough activities. Thanks for the great experience!
Paula S 12 Feb 2019
We did the two night New Horizon Whitsundays sailing trip and we loved it!! I would highly recommend this company and the boat to anyone:) the crew was great! I am vegan and have additional dietary requirements and Rhys, the chef, not only catered to these but went above and beyond to make sure the dishes were delicious and suited me! Throughout the trip everyone was raving at how good the food was. There was also more than enough food for second servings and throughout the day, snacks that were available to all. Chris, the diving instructor, got along with everyone and was super cool and answered any questions we might have about the wildlife and Conor, another member of the crew always made sure everyone was ok and was informed of what was going on. Eileen, our skipper was also wonderful and was very knowledgeable - she shared with us a lot of fun facts about both the wildlife and the aboriginal history in the whitsundays. There was always music on the boat, besides after midnight and we could all connect to the Bluetooth when we wanted a change of music. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and am so grateful I got to experience the Whitsundays in this way!
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