Whitsunday Trips for the middle-aged traveller
For those not who have not quite made it over the hill but are still way passed their partying and drinking ways of yesteryear, choosing the right sailing trip in the Whitsundays is an important part to enjoying your holiday.
We are referring to those who don't want a party boat but still really want to have some fun - whether you have a partner, in a group or travelling solo, there are a handful of overnight trips which are more your style rather than loud, party boats, the budget-backpacker options or the romantic-honeymoon style.
Whitsunday Adventurer is a 2 day/2 night trip that has both private and shared accommodation. It attracts couples, solo travellers and families, taking kids four and up. It has plenty of water toys and visits all the highlights of the Whitsundays, offering a perfect Whitsunday escape.
Solway Lass is a traditional tall ship that offers a 3 day/3 night trip and ventures around the Whitsunday islands. With shared and private rooms, Solway Lass takes families, couples as well as independent travellers.
Eureka is a modern sailing vessel with an exciting history. This 2.5 day/2 night has lower guest numbers and attracts a mix of travellers with shared and private cabins.
Though it takes children and attracts couples with its private cabins, Prima is a 2 day/2 night trip on a lovely spacious monohull vessel. Prima takes just 12 passengers with shared accommodation available.
As a 2 day/1 night tour with just 14 guests, Waltzing Matilda is a great choice to escape the crowd on a relaxed sailing adventure. Waltzing Matilda offers both shared and private accommodation onboard.
On Ice attracts all types of travellers and is a stable catamaran with only 10 passengers at a time. It has both private and shared accommodation as well as water toys such as stand-up paddle boards and clear canoes. On Ice offers a 2 day/2 night trip and has a sister ship, Entice that also offers a similar trip but on alternate days.