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The Whitsundays Cheap Backpacker Boats

If you are travelling on a budget but still want to get the most out of the Whitsundays, we have got plenty of options for you and you won’t have to miss out on anything while on your trip!


The most popular budget method of getting to and from the Whitsundays is via bus/ coach which regularly stop in the region. Connecting to all major cities, Greyhound and Premier both offer affordable services to and from Airlie Beach.


Popular among the backpacker travellers, Airlie Beach features a number of budget hostels for accommodation. The well-known hostels in town as xBase Backpackers, Magnums and Nomads which are based in the middle of the main street.

Boat Trips

Habibi - From $359pp
The most popular budget boat trip option, Habibi is a 2 day/ 2 night trip departing Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The trip, which has shared and private accommodation, takes 25 passengers, BYO alcohol and meals are included.

Hammer/Siska - From $349pp 
Fun and fast sailing on these social 2 day/1 night boats! These trips take a maximum of 22 passengers and is BYO alcohol with meals included. Hammer departs on even days and Siska departs on odd days of the month.

Tongarra - From $469pp
A hit among the fun, social seeking backpackers, Tongarra is a catamaran with 23 guests and BYO alcohol. This 2 day/ 2 night trip departs Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays.

New Horizon - From $449pp
One of the most sociable trips in the Whitsundays, New Horizon offers its 32 passengers onboard diving and SUP boards for its 32 guests. This 2 day/ 2 night trip departs Monday, Thursday and Saturday and is BYO alcohol.

*Please note these prices are subject to change

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