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Whitsunday Sailing Backpacker Tours

The Whitsundays have been a backpacker's mecca for many decades. In the eighties, young travellers wandered in to Airlie Beach's town centre and found several boats working from the shore where they could join a tour and explore the Whitsunday Islands. Since those days, the Whitsundays have become a must-do item on every backpacker's bucket list. The town is now a thriving hub of activity with many bars where you can stop for a beer or two and enjoy the Whitsunday evenings. Along with several late-night clubs, the town has become a party mecca for young and young-at-heart travellers. It also has all the necessities any backpacker will need during their trip including a grocery store, several shops, restaurants, doctors offices, ATMs and more.

There are many different boat tours to choose from, from luxury to budget boats. All of the boats have one main aim and that is to get you on the water sailing or cruising around our truly stunning islands! The most popular tours are overnight trips that range from 1 to 3 nights that have an itinerary that reflects affordability and maximum water time. There are several overnight trips available that are entirely suited for backpackers that will be both affordable and fun. These trips are best suited for those aged 18-35 years old and will have like-minded travellers on board.

Many travellers visiting Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays are backpackers. Adventure travel and sailing experiences are the real drawcard to our island paradise for the young (and young-at-heart). That is why you will so find many boats that are targeted towards backpacker tours in the Whitsundays, all of which will be full of fun, adventure, and socialisation, making for a memorable Whitsundays experience.

The experience of sailing around the mostly uninhabited island paradise is a now must-do on every Australian visitor's must-see list! It's a great place to meet other backpackers, exchange travel stories and make new friends.

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