2 Days
Whitsunday Islands

Thinking about sailing around the Whitsunday Islands on your trip to Australia? Well there’s no surprise there – the Whitsundays are one of the most popular destinations on the East Coast trail!

This 2 day, 2 night sailing adventure on board New Horizon ticks off all the must see spots in the Whitsundays – including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout (for that must have Whitsundays photo!) and Blue Pearl Bay.

You’ll cruise around this tropical island on board this 97 foot wooden schooner – stopping off at some amazing spots for snorkelling to discover the colourful reefs below as well as the amazing marine life that calls it home.

For those who are feeling a bit more adventurous you can also add on an introductory scuba dive for just $65 – the perfect way to discover more of the underwater world alongside a certified dive instructor. If you already have your open water dive course you can also add on a fun dive for $65 too.

When you’re not busy snorkelling or topping up your tan you can also enjoy the New Horizons diving board, stand up paddle boards or even the waterslide for maximum fun!

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DepartsMon, Thurs, Sat

Day 1

Depart Abel Point Marina around 2pm, sail off to Nara Inlet, relax and get to know your fellow passengers.  On arrival. whilst your freshly prepared dinner is prepared, play on the dive board, waterslide and paddleboards.  After dinner, chill out with our friendly crew, play a few hilarious game or just relax under the stars


Day 2

Depart early morning after a delicious breakfast. Sail to the breathtaking Hill Inlet, where you will get take a bush walk to the look-out, with plenty of time to take in the views, then bush back over the other side onto Whitehaven Beach to enjoy its splendour. You’ll then get back onto the boat and head to the South End of Whitehaven beach enjoying the long stretches of white silica sands the beach has to offer.  Lunch, and plenty of time for fun in the sun before heading up to the north end of Hook Island for snorkelling, diving &swimming in some of the best coral bays, such as Blue Pearl Bay and Langford Reef – these are some of the best the Whitsundays has to offer. More slides, paddleboards to play with, then relax here for the evening under the stars with dinner. Enjoy a Dive with our highly experienced dive instructors.


Day 3

Wake up, breakfast, final snorkel, final dive and swim, then lunch, followed by a relaxing Sail back to Airlie Beach arriving between 12-1pm.

Evening – Join your fellow sea buddies and crew for a few drinks at Down Under Bar followed by Boom Nightclub.


Please Note: $40surcharge is applicable for trips departing on, or out on 24th December and 31st December. Please pay to ABC Travel on check in.

32 Passengers – 1 Skipper, 2 dive instructors and 1 deckhand/host


-All freshly prepared meals and snacks
-Fresh linen including sheets, blankets and pillows
-All snorkel equipment
-Stinger suit
-Marine Park Fees and QPWS walks fees – No extras to pay
-Air conditioning (absolute necessity in summer months)
-3 huge esky’s for our passengers BYO drinks
-Watch movies in our air conditioned movie lounge with comfy bean bags
-Try your skills on our stand up paddle boards or walk the plank off our dive board, experience the Massive Waterslide!
-4 fully qualified and professional crew
-Enjoy plenty of unique snorkel sites
-Our crew will individualise each trip to fit within the conditions and the wants of the passengers. For example, the trip may spend more time on the beaches while others will focus more on snorkelling.


Intro dives and Certified Dives @ $65

– Banana Boat Rides $20
– Jet-boat Rides $35

Chips and chocolates @$3.00
Soft Drinks/Water @ $3.00

-BYO Alcohol, no glass or red wine please (workplace health and safety).
-Beach towel/towel/camera/toiletries.
-Thongs/sandals (for bush walk).
-Your iPod – hook up to our speakers for a boogie…
-Light clothing – Evenings in winter can be chilly, days are hot. Summer is hot and sometimes wet.
-Weather proof jacket in wet season for walks.
-Maximum banter & your best sense of adventure & fun.
**ZIPLESS BAGS** Pack in an environmental green bag or similar, memento bags available from ABC Travel if required for $4.

Passengers check in at ABC Travel in Airlie Beach, 1 day prior to departure.  If arriving on day of departure please call to let staff know.  +61 7 4946 5755 

Passengers to meet at Barcelona Cafe,  Able Point Marina at 2.00pm.

Departs: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2PM from Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach

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

OPEN DATED TICKETS PLEASE GIVE 28 DAYS NOTICE TO BOOK TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. All tickets must be re-confirmed 48 – 72 hrs prior to departure during office hrs 9am-5pm. Ph: 07 4946 6952 or 07 4946 5755 or AU+ 61 7 4946 5755. Transfers outside 72hrs will incur a AUD$40 transfer fee.

Provider Details
Explore – Brown and Browne Pty LTD
Phone: 07 4946 6952

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
January 18, 2018

The New Horizon Crew were fantastic and well up for a laugh!
It was an amazing experience to stay on an old schooner boat.
Beautiful views and locations.

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