Cruise the Whitsundays on board Whitsunday Getaway for a romantic and unforgettable experience - the ultimate getaway!
- Whitsunday Getaway is the perfect escape for couples and honeymooners who want to see the Whitsundays in style
- This intimate trip is designed to offer couples the chance to be wined and dined while exploring the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands
- See all the best parts of the Whitsundays in 2 days and 2 nights
- Whitsunday Getaway offers a large foredeck, modern saloon and roomy private cabins, complete with ensuites for the best in luxury and comfort
Escape on board Whitsunday Getaway to enjoy the Whitsundays in luxury. Enjoy a tropical getaway, complete with comfort, style and class and an itinerary that is both flexible and action-packed. Lounge on board Whitsunday Getaway's spacious desks, sailing amongst the picturesque tropical islands of the Whitsundays. You can also snorkel, swim or sit back and relax - this trip has it all. You can watch the sunset on board with a glass of champagne in hand and fall asleep to the soft lull of the ocean, only to wake up to unbeatable views of this tropical paradise. Check out the video below to see what a Whitsunday Getaway looks like!
Whitsunday Getaway Features
- Four spacious cabins with queen-sized beds and ensuites
- Fully air conditioned cabins and saloon
- Personal DVD players in each cabin
- Gourmet meals included, freshly prepared
- Enjoy an onboard Aussie barbecue
- All snorkelling equipment included
- Stand-up paddleboards included
- Professional crew
- Intimate group sailing - max 8 guests
- Spacious flybridge and a forward outdoor lounge
- BYO (bring your own) alcohol
- Getaway is a modern french built 12.5 meter spacious catamaran
Whitsunday Getaway has four spacious cabins, all with queen-sized beds and private ensuites.
Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view Whitsunday Getaway 2.
Whitsunday Getaway stands above the rest with its exclusive design, low guest numbers and quality service. The flexible itinerary allows passengers to see all the best of the Whitsundays, where keen sailors can take the helm, enthusiastic snorkellers can spend plenty of time in the warm tropical waters, and those wanting rest and relaxation can sit back and enjoy the Whitsundays weather! You will also get to visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet to enjoy unbeatable views, as well as taking plenty of time to relax on the sunny, beautiful beaches of the Whitsunday Islands. After your full day, you can ask your crew to drop you off at a tropical beach, like Bali Hai, to watch the sunset over a bottle of wine and a delicious freshly prepared antipasto platter. Spend time enjoying an authentic sailing experience, complete with sails up and wind in your hair, as you revel in the beauty of your surroundings. Whitsunday Getaway will spend its evenings at peaceful, protected anchorages like Nara Inlet off Hook Island, allowing for a relaxing night's sleep on the calm ocean, where you can wake up to beautiful sunrises and unforgettable views. Whitsunday Getaway is owned by local couple Rich and Veronica, who care a lot about their vessel and the type of experience they provide and aim to make each and every trip an unforgettable one.
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
After all of your in-water excitement, Whitsunday Getaway will whisk you off towards the iconic Whitehaven Beach, where you can spend as long as you like sunbathing on the pure white silica sand and exploring in the shallow warm waters. You can join the crew for a short bushwalk up to Hill Inlet Lookout, where you can see the world-famous views overlooking the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet below. The swirling sands are one of the most photographed places in all of Australia and with good reason - they are never the same twice offering a new point of view visit after visit!
What better way to explore the Whitsunday Islands than with the sails up on board a luxury catamaran! We keep sailing at the top of the agenda on board Whitsunday Getaway, always allowing our guests to have an amazing experience of a sail-powered trip. You can sit back and relax as the crew takes you around the Whitsundays or you can take part in the fun and help hoist sails or man the helm - the crew are always happy to get you involved if you would like! Sails up, engines off, the sound of the waves crashing at the bow... this is the sound of luxury!
The Whitsunday Islands are an important part of the Great Barrier Reef and its vast and diverse ecosystem. The fringing reefs of the islands are a snorkeller's paradise, where you will find amazing marine life, nestled away in calm coves and protected bays. Whitsunday Getaway carries a full complement of snorkel gear aboard including stinger suits, fins, mask and flotation assistance devices, so all guests can enjoy an unforgettable snorkelling experience. Snorkel with schools of tropical fish, and be amazed by the bright and vivid colours of the spectacular coral formations. The warm waters and calm seas of the Whitsundays are ideal for snorkelling year round, with an average water temperature of 25 degrees.
Stand-up paddle boards
Paddleboards allow for a great view of the surrounding area, and are a fun way to explore the reef and coastline! Keep on enjoying the sun as you glide on the surface of the reefs, having fun keeping your balance and paddling around. From above the water, you will get to enjoy the reef in a new way as you quietly make your way around while fish and other marine life hang out below. Great for spotting turtles, stand-up paddle boards are becoming popular all over the world.
You will be impressed with our delicious menu on board Whitsunday Getaway, where all meals are freshly prepared using locally bought produce. Fresh fruit and cookies are included throughout the trip, and a range of soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase. All dietary requirements are catered for from vegetarian to gluten free but please advise us ahead of time so we can cater for your needs. We are delighted to help you celebrate any special occasions such as birthdays, engagements and anniversaries. Please let us know when booking your trip so we can do something extra. Whitsunday Getaway does not sell alcohol, but guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol beforehand as we have cold storage on board. Bottled red, white and sparkling wine is welcome, however, we request that beer comes in cans not bottles for safety and storage reasons. We have included below a sample menu. Please note menus may vary due to the availability and seasonality of some fruits and local produce.
Upon arrival: Exotic seasonal fruit platter
Sunset: Soft cheeses and biscuits
Dinner: Specially marinated chicken barbecued to perfection, served with a side of fresh Greek salad, including lashings of feta, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives. Accompanied with pan-fried herb potato shapes, and a selection of condiments
Dessert: Cheesecake served with berries and cream
Breakfast: A fresh fruit salad served with pancakes, muesli, cereals, juice, tea and coffee
Lunch: A superb smorgasbord including champagne leg ham, coleslaw, tuna salad, spinach and macadamia salad with fresh bread and condiments
Dinner: A prime rib fillet served with a reduced mushroom sauce. Stacked on a base of sweet potato mash and steamed vegetables, accompanied by a side of fresh warmed dinner rolls
Dessert: Decadent chocolate mud cake crowned with fresh cream
Breakfast: Warmed croissants and continental-style breakfast, muesli, assorted cereals, fruit juice, tea and freshly brewed coffee
Farewell Drinks and nibbles
Please note passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $18 per person payable on check-in. This does not include vegetarians or passengers with a nut allergy.
- Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
- Whitsunday Getaway is also available for Private Charter.
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What To Bring
Please bring only a small soft bag with: change of clothes, hat, swim-wear, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal). You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles please.
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Bath and beach towel
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
BYO alcohol - no glass bottles, with the exception of wine and Champagne. Soft drinks are available for purchase on board. An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.
Terms and Conditions
To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. Also please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats' departure to check in, please ask us for more details
All client cancellations forfeit up to 25% of the total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.