With 74 white sandy islands, stunning beaches, hidden coves and inlets and an abundance of wildlife, sailing the Whitsundays is an unmissable part of any Australian East Coast trip. Kick back on an island resort, snorkel coral reefs and explore Whitehaven Beach as you spend your days in the water and your nights under the stars. 

Home to the pristine Whitehaven Beach, which more than lives up to its name, incredible snorkel and dive spots as well as 6 species of turtle, there are adventures to float everyone’s boat! Take a day tour or set sail for a few days and make the most of this beautiful paradise.

With daily departures from Airlie Beach and tours to suit everyone's budget, it's time to make your island dream a reality with Backpackers World Travel. 

1 day Southern Lights Whitsundays Tour - Ocean Rafting

Explore all the highlights of the iconic Whitsundays Islands on this action-packed day trip. Explore islands, traverse Whitehaven Beach and snorkel reefs on this awesome jet-boat ride through the tropical waters of the Whitsundays! 

From $155


1 Day Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure - Awesome Whitsundays

Experience this full day cruise exploring magnificent Whitehaven Beach and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands on board‘Camira’ one of the world’s fastest commercial sailing catamarans. Includes swimming, snorkelling, beautiful beaches and bays, an all you can eat BBQ lunch.

From $159


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Whitsunday One Day Sailing Tour - Tall Ship Adventures Derwent Hunter

Tall Ship Adventures will get you involved in helping to sail a Tall Ship, 2 hours snorkelling, beach exploration at two premier reef/island destinations, swimming with turtles and relaxing on the beach!

From $175


1 Day Whitsunday Islands - Thundercat

Ride around the Whitsunday Islands in comfort and style. This vessel has been designed and built for stability and speed. Included in the all-inclusive price is two snorkel stops, two beaches, Hill Inlet Lookout and an adventure of a lifetime. 

From $179


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1 Day Express Great Barrier Reef Tour - Awesome Whitsundays

Experience the Great Barrier Reef's spectacular outer reef site with Cruise Whitsundays. Acclaimed as one of the best reef spots in Queensland, you can explore the amazing underwater world from Cruise Whitsundays innovative poontoon. 

From $199