Falling in love with sailing is so very easy for many reasons: the sense of relaxed freedom having escaped the ordinary of daily life, the sheer exhilaration of gliding silently and effortlessly through pristine waters teaming with colourful life, the thrill of adventure with each passing moment and choosing your next destination on a whim, and the deep satisfaction of harnessing the power of nature to achieve your next port of call.

A sailing holiday in the Whitsundays Queensland is the premier destination for sailors of little or no experience and expert skippers alike. Setting sail from Airlie Beach, the cruising grounds are particularly well protected offering calm waters, sheltered bays, and anchorages only a few hours apart, with many options to stop and enjoy along the way including national parks and island resorts such as Hamilton Island, Hayman Island and Daydream Island.

Learning to Sail

Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands, Trimming Sails

If you’re a keen novice ready to learn, the Whitsundays Queensland is the best sailing school on offer. With sailing guides available for the first few hours, few days, or full charter duration, our experienced team of guides can show you the ropes and get your crew ready to sail.

When you head off on your own, guidance and advice are never far away with radio contact twice daily, on board cruising guides, GPS and charts as well as many a friendly “boaties” on the water willing to offer a hand or piece of advise where needed.

See the link below for more information about what’s required to sail, options for learning before you arrive and ‘Skippered’ or ‘Sail Guide’ options.