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Top Five Whitsundays Sailing Tours

a small boat in a body of water

There’s no limit to the amount of amazing Whitsunday Sailing tours backpackers can choose from when they visit the lovely Whitsundays—but how do you know where to start?

Well, we’ve put together a list of five sailing tours in the Whitsundays that backpackers wish they’d known about sooner—and we have a feeling you’re going to love all of them!

Five Whitsunday Sailing Tours Backpackers Wish They Knew About Sooner

1) Tongarra, Red Cat Adventures

Tongarra is the perfect Whitsundays sailing tour for the adventurous, social backpacker who wants to experience the Whitsundays and get the most out of their time here. This 2-day, 2-night all-inclusive adventure will take you out and about to the best locations, the Whitsunday Islands has to offer!

From snorkelling on the fringing Great Barrier Reef to waking up right next to stunning Whitehaven Beach—backpackers adore the freedom of being out on the water, sleeping under the stars, and enjoying a couple of cold ones with fresh BBQ meals provided.

And, for those more adventurous, the Tongarra exclusive “red shark” banana boat ride adds some additional fun to the mix!

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2) Hammer, Prosail Whitsunday

Hammer Sailing Whitsundays Tour Hammer takes guests on a fast-paced, 2-day, 1-night sailing experience all around the northern end of the Whitsundays; home to some incredible coral reefs and beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

Relax in comfortable, dorm-style rooms, enjoy a party onboard at the end of the day and help the crew hoist the sails as you sail around the Whitsunday Islands.

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3) Broomstick, Prosail Whitsundays

sailing tour Broomstick whitsundaysAnother amazing 2-day, 2-night tour, Prosail’s second vessel Broomstick offers a thrilling adventure throughout the Whitsunday Islands.

Backpackers can kick back on the spacious deck and socialise, relax and sunbathe on your way to each incredible snorkelling destination. You’ll also get the chance to bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout at Whitehaven Beach, where you can snap some absolutely stunning shots of the famous swirling sands Whitehaven Beach is so famed for.

Both Hammer and Broomstick are awesome Whitsunday sailing tours backpackers enjoy—but the main difference is that Broomstick gives you more leisure time than Hammer, which aims to show you as much of the Whitsunday Islands as possible in a shorter amount of time.

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4) Ride-To-Paradise, Red Cat Adventures

Red Cat Adventures Paradise Cove function wildcat boat

Meet and greet at Paradise Cove Beach

Now, this tour is unlike anything else you’ll ever experience—perfect for backpackers who want to splurge on a more luxurious tour, Ride To Paradise is a unique 2-day, 2-night resort stay package which will take you around the Whitsunday Islands.

Paired with exclusive accommodation at award-winning Paradise Cove Resort, you’ll venture to the best snorkelling spots in The Whitsundays and the most incredible beaches (including Whitehaven Beach) on a custom-built vessel. After an exciting and packed day out on the water, you’ll return back to a luxury, hideaway resort which you’ll have entirely to yourself—complete with the most comfortable villas to sleep in, outdoor bathhouses and a gorgeous, Balinese pool.

5) Jetski To Paradise, Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours

Aerial view of the Airlie Beach Lagoon from aboveIf you’re limited to one day in The Whitsundays (or you just really want to experience jet skiing), then this tour is perfect for you!

Jetski To Paradise is the ultimate adventure for backpackers—it’s hands-on fun where you’ll get to jetski around the Whitsunday Islands, sightsee for friendly marine life, and then enjoy a short stopover at luxurious Paradise Cove Resort.

Nothing is more refreshing after an hour or two of jetskiing fun on the water than relaxing by the pool with a cool drink and indulging in a tropical brunch—you basically get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore this exclusive piece of paradise without having to be a guest, and you still get to tour around the islands!

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So there you have it! Five Whitsunday sailing tours backpackers wish they’d known about sooner—which of these would you love to try?