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Whitsundays & Mackay

Ahoy skipper! Grab your sextant and get all hands on deck. It’s time for a visit to the pearls of the Coral Sea. 74 island gems await you and your crew as your catamaran cuts through the azure-blue water of the Coral Sea.

Don’t worry landlubber, these unchartered waters belong to you. Hire a crew and sail in style or take the helm of your own vessel and go bareboating along the Whitsundays breathtaking reefs and islands.

Feel the gentle sway of the sea and the subtle breeze rocking you to sleep after a day of exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Dive, fish and sail your way through the archipelago, or just unwind with a cocktail on deck as your crew mans the sails.

Set sail to Whitsundays and weave some magic into your holiday. The world can wait.



Reef Experiences

Explore the Great Barrier Reef in style

Set sail for an adventure with Southern Cross Sailing Adventures and navigate the Whitsundays in a style that would make generations of seafarers green with envy.

Be a part of the action on an ocean racer or tall ship, or let the crew do the work for you on a luxury yacht or launch. Dive, snorkel or swim amongst the islands of the Great Barrier Reef and see why this is one of the world’s best sailing destinations.

Experience love from above at Heart Reef

Take your loved one on a romantic scenic flight with Air Whitsunday and witness one of nature’s astonishing natural wonders.

Touch down and enjoy the privacy of a remote coral atoll and don your snorkel and flippers to experience the wide-eyed wonder of the reef below. 

Spend a night on the Great Barrier Reef

Stay behind in splendid isolation after the day-trippers depart and watch the reef come alive during the beautiful, starry night.

As the only permanent pontoon accommodation of its kind in Australia, Reefsleep offers a unique overnight experience in the remote and serene waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Cast off on a reel reef adventure

Join a fishing adventure of a lifetime. The waters surrounding the islands of the Great Barrier Reef offer diverse fishing challenges with a rich variety of temperate and tropical species.

Join a charter for a day trip and let the locals share their inside knowledge of the best locations and catches, or take an overnight trip to unexplored reefs.
















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