Whitsundays Overnight Sailing Experience

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Reasons they will it

  • A truly unique overnight experience
  • Snooze, snorkel and sail with picturesque scenery
  • Whitehaven Beach ranked one of the top 10 beaches in the world
  • Perfect balance between relaxtion and adventure
  • Includes freshly prepared meals
  • Learn the ropes on board and hoist a sail

If you and your loved ones are travelling to the Whitsundays, why not treat them to a spectacular overnight sailing trip with the Overnight Snooze and Sail on the Whitsundays. Visit the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet - and more!

You and your gift recipient can have the ultimate Australian holiday as you hop on board the Matador Whitsundays sailboat and enjoy a 2 day and 1-night cruise with up to 21 guests. Discover the joys of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with snorkelling amongst the pristine bays and along the spectacular coloured corals. Next, visit the Whitehaven Beach and enjoy what has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world known for its 7km stretch of pure white silica. When you've finished taking in the beauty of the beach, hit the trails and head up to Tongue Point to get some spectacular views from the famous Hill Inlet Lookout.

When the first day has ended, you and the other guests can enjoy the evening out on the water as you enjoy cold drinks and snacks. Local produce will be served for all meals, including roast chicken, fresh salads, as well as tropical fruit. When you're not snorkelling or enjoying the sunshine on deck, you can take to sailing and 'learn the ropes' from the professional sailing crew.

Whether it's a birthday present or a spontaneous gift, this is one experience that will create memories to last a lifetime!

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Important stuff


  • Overnight sail experience on the Whitsundays on a charter vessel
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and the best snorkelling locations in the Whitsundays
  • All meals are inclusive
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stinger suit
  • Bedding
  • All Marine Park entrance fees


  • Hotel trasfers


  • A truly unique overnight experience, fall asleep and wake up with the most picturesque scenery
  • This one night two day experience will have you living in a dream, your biggest worry will be remembering to reapply sunscreen
  • For those who enjoy a little adventure pop on a snorkel and plunge into the crystal blue sheltered bays for an underwater colour explosion
  • If relaxing is more your style, perch yourself on the deck and soak in the sun, the ambiance and the indescribable scenery
  • If you are feeling like a walk after all your relaxation follow one of the optional walking trails which will lead to either Tongue Point or the famous Hill Inlet Lookout, offering you a bird's eye view of the remarkable 7km of beach of pure white sand
  • Whilst in sail the onboard sail crew will literally "show you the ropes", hoist a sail and show Caption Cook how it is done, or sit back and enjoy the show
  • With all inclusive freshly prepared meals, enjoy the local produce ranging from delicious roast chicken to crunchy salads and tropical fruit
  • The vessel has a large deck where you can sit back and watch the blue skies turn orange and black whilst sipping refreshments
  • Bring along your own music and beverages for a relaxed evening under the stars. Rise early to experience the beautiful ocean sunrise

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag: The same size as carry on luggage for an airplane
  • Sun protection: Sun screen, sun hat and sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Additional layers for the evening and night period
  • Weather proof jacket
  • Thongs/Sandles
  • Walking shoes (Optional walking shoes for the 10 minute trail walk)
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • BYO alcohol and your favourite music


  • Departure is from the south end of the Abell Point Marina (Airlie Beach)

Tour Times

  • Departure is approximately 8:00am Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, however, this will be dependant on tide times and can be checked directly with the tour operator closer to the time (details provided on your voucher)

Tour Duration

  • Two days, arrival back to dock will be approximately 4:30pm

Additional Information

  • Special dietary requirements available on request at the time of booking, please specify
  • Only 21 people per sail with three crew on board
  • Meeting location is a 15 minute walk from the Main Street of town or buses do depart every half an hour
  • Sea sickness is unlikely as the Whitsundays is within sheltered waters, leaving only low swells. The chances of sea sickness are minimal however some people can experience seasick. If you have further concerns on this, please visit a pharmacist prior to boarding
  • This experience is suitable for families, couples and groups of friends and the typical traveler 25years and over
  • You are advised to wear a stinger suit at all times you are in the water. On purchasing you acknowledge that travel with, and the recreational services provided by, the operator (such as all in water activities, sailing and bushwalking) involve risk, including in particular a risk of being stung or bitten by jellyfish and other marine creatures or native fauna

Gift Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • The operator departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or be canceled at the operator Whitsunday’s discretion
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel any trip, or reduce trip duration, in any circumstances, including those which pose a safety risk to you, the vessel or crew, such as severe weather, including cyclones
  • If you cancel your travel less than 21 days before the trip departure date, this will result in the forfeiture by you of the full trip price
  • If your trip duration is reduced during the trip due to Unforeseen Circumstances, you may be offered a future trip, at no cost to you, depending on the amount of time by which your original trip was reduced and, subject to availability. You acknowledge that “Unforeseen Circumstances” includes but is not limited to the following; inclement weather, issues pertaining to the Matador Vessel and any medical emergency, such as injury to guests or crew

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