Discover the Beautiful Whitsunday Islands on our 2-day Sailing Adventure

Departure Times

Departs: 2:00 pm – Mon, Thu & Sat
Returns: 11:30am – Wed, Sat & Mon


New Horizon is a Fun Wild Adventure, perfect for backpackers looking for fun!

Set sail aboard the classic tall ship New Horizon in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on this 2-day sailing adventure.

Lovingly crafted in Launceston from Tasmanian hardwood, this 97-foot ketch has beautiful timber features, generous deck to work on your suntan.

New Horizon holds 32 guests in her generous air-conditioned cabins and even has a movie theatre area for those wanting a quiet evening.

Basic sailing tuition is readily available with the friendly crew who will show you the ropes and even let you have a go at the wheel!


Your Itinerary

Aboard New Horizon, we endeavour to show you the best of the best in the Whitsundays.

Visit Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island is known for its array of corals, resident Napoleon Maori Wrasse and friendly Bat Fish.

Snorkel Luncheon Bay off Hook Island and enjoy the delights at Bali Hai one of the Whitsundays most popular snorkelling locations.

Over 1500 different species of tropical fish and if you are lucky you may even spot turtles, dolphins and between July to September, Humpback Whales.

Sample Itinerary:

First day:

Departing Coral Sea Marina at approximately 2:00 pm, the boat headed for Nara Inlet on the Southside of Hook Island.

Once arriving at Hook Island, there will get plenty of time to enjoy the waters, jump off the boat or use the water slide, paddleboards.

Sit back and relax and enjoy a delicious bbq dinner

After dinner, there are night activities like dolphin and shark watching and getting to know your fellow passengers and crew.

Second day:

After an early full continental breakfast, at Whitehaven Beach, you will drop anchor and hike up to the spectacular lookout overlooking the Hill Inlet.

After exploring the breathtaking outlook and the unique silica sand beach, you will return to the boat for a calm and relaxing sail to your next snorkel destination.

During this trip, you will be served a delicious fresh lunch including a selection of cold meats, pesto pasta salad, and cheese and crackers, fresh baked rolls and wraps.

Next everyone gets the opportunity to go snorkelling at the beautiful reef and enjoy plenty of time for paddleboards and water activities.

Animal diversity and beauty make this one of the greatest highlights of the trip and creates a unique experience for most guests.

Dinner is next as we set sail for the Langford Island this is always a great time to relax and take in the sunset.

Third day:

Delicious and breakfast and then everyone in for a final snorkelling session.

Langford Island offers a different soft coral reef and sizeable tidal sand bar.

New to Langford island is the 300-metre scenic walking track that leads to a small island lookout.

All of this in a morning of adventures, before lifting anchor and returning to the beautiful Abell Point Marina around 11:30 am.

Please note this is only a sample itinerary.  This Whitsunday 2 Day Sailing Adventure is designed to be flexible with its locations with your crew selecting the best options based on the current weather and tide conditions.

Features and Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits.
  • Stand up paddleboards.
  • Basic sailing tuition.
  • Movie theatre
  • Evening entertainment with fun and games.
  • Local information and history of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Fresh quality linen for each guest.
  • Fully air-conditioned cabins.
  • Shower and toilet facilities.
  • Marine Park fees.


  • Scuba Diving is available on this trip for an additional $65 for one dive
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine please)
  • Soft drinks, chips and chocolate available on board.

Sample Menu:

Day 1:

Lunch: Selection of cold meats, salads, homemade pesto pasta salad, tuna and sweet corn salad, a selection of cheese and crackers and fresh-baked crusty rolls and wraps.

Dinner:  Oven-baked fish served with herb and lemon dressing on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes alongside homemade crunchy coleslaw, fresh Aussie Damper and crusty bread rolls.

Snacks:  Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips & dip and a selection of cheeses.

Day 2:

Breakfast:  A selection of bread and spreads such as honey, vegemite and peanut butter.  Toasted muesli & cornflakes. Fresh fruit platters and tea and coffee.

Lunch:  A variety of cold cut meats, salads, cheese and crackers and fresh-baked crusty rolls and wraps.

Dinner: spaghetti bolognese, fresh salad and garlic bread.

Snacks:  Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips & dip and a selection of cheeses.

Please note this is a sample menu only and is subject to change.  Advise us of any dietary requirements upon booking

What To Bring

Only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (i.e. a reusable shopping bag).

A souvenir bag is available for purchase at the boat’s check-in office for a few dollars.

Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen, warm pullover for evenings (seasonal), waterproof jacket, walking shoes or sandals and cash/card for onboard purchases.


Storage for your other bags is available at the check-in office for a small fee.

Feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and additional snacks.

BYO alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles or red wine, please.

Have the time of your life on our Whitsunday liveaboard Sailing Adventure!






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