Whitsunday sailing trips suited for flashpackers
Many backpackers and flashpackers visit the Whitsundays every year to sail, relax, and experience the Whitsunday Islands. Flashpackers, which are backpackers with a better budget, have more disposable income and tend to book on the higher end of travel. In the Whitsundays, they often book sailing tours that have a nicer accommodations and are at a higher price point. They indulge a little more and tend to treat themselves more than a backpacker does. The Whitsundays has many great tours for both backpackers and flashpackers, with several of our favourites below:
Adventurer is great for the flashpacker who is looking to relax in the Whitsundays on a modern catamaran with a small group of people and a relaxed atmosphere. It's the have-a-drink-or-two before bed atmosphere, with ample space for star-gazing or relaxing. Days are filled with snorkelling, swimming and beach bumming, allowing you to see the Whitsundays in style and comfort. It's suited for families, solo flashpackers and flashpacking couples, with private and shared accommodation.
Ride to Paradise
Ride to Paradise is ideal for the flashpacker who wants to experience the Whitsundays without spending the night at sea. Ride to Paradise allows for guests to snorkel, visit Whitehaven and Hill Inlet Lookout while boating around the Whitsundays, but also have the luxury of on land resort accommodations complete with swimming pool, spa, relaxing hammocks and fun tennis courts. Hosting 30 guests at time in their stunning private resort, Ride to Paradise is the perfect getaway to the Whitsundays.
Powerplay is great for those looking for a social trip, full of action and adventure. Flashpackers will enjoy comfortable accommodations on this modern catamaran, which is suited for 18 guests at a time. Powerplay has both private and shared accommodations, it is great for singles and couples alike. With an onboard photographer, luxury spa, fun water toys, and spacious decks, Powerplay promises an experience above the rest.
Solway Lass is perfect for the flashpacker looking to have an authentic sailing experience on a century old sailing boat. With the opportunity to help the crew out and learn your hand at sailing, or simply enjoy the Whitsundays, Solway Lass offers an extensive 3-day and 3-night trip through the islands.
On Ice is known for its amazing collection of water toys, and is cut out for those looking for some fun. With an exclusive group of 10 people, it's the best trip for flashpackers looking for a small group, and is both ideal for singles and couples. Try your hand at paddleboarding or take a spin in their clear canoe; On Ice is the best boat to sail and play!
Blizzard offers small guest numbers along with the perfect combination of traditional sailing and the comforts of modern design. Ideal for flashpackers, Blizzard hosts only 10 guests and has both private and shared accommodation. It has a great selection of water toys and charters guests to the best parts of the Whitsundays like Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout.