Discover the Beautiful Whitsunday Islands

Set sail in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands aboard the classic tall ship New Horizon.

Built in Launceston out of Tasmanian Hardwood this vessel is a 97 foot timber ketch that is one of the last solid timber boats remaining in the Whitsunday region.

Lovingly crafted she has beautiful natural features and is generous in deck space offering lots of room for relaxation, sunbathing and socializing while basking in the scenery that the Whitsundays have to offer.

She comfortably holds 32 guests in her generous air conditioned cabins and even has a movie theatre area for those wanting a quiet evening.

This Whitsundays 2 Day 2 Night Sailing Adventure is perfect for those fun loving adventurous types looking for a relaxing yet action packed trip that visits all the best locations the Whitsundays have to offer.   New Horizon is both classic, modern, budget yet luxurious.

Sail to the world famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet (yes its the one you see in all the pictures!) and visit a variety of beautiful snorkelling and dive locations.

The Whitsunday Islands are known for their colourful corals, variety of fish life and temperate waters.

Basic sailing tuition is readily available with the friendly crew who will show you the ropes and even let you have a go at the wheel!

Your Itinerary:

Aboard New Horizon we endeavour to show you the best of the best in the Whitsundays.  Visit Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island known for its array of corals, resident Napoleon Maori Wrasse and friendly Bat Fish. Snorkel or dive Luncheon Bay off Hook Island and enjoy the delights at Bali Hai.

Other sites you may visit (dependant on weather and conditions) are Langford Reef, Butterfly Bay, Manta Ray Bay, Tongue Bay and Nara Inlet.

The Whitsunday Islands have over 1500 different species of tropical fish and if your lucky you may even spot turtles, dolphins and between the months of July to September, Humpback Whales.

Sample Itinerary:

First day:

Departing Abel point marina at approximately 2:00 pm, the boat is headed for Nara Inlet on the Southside of Hook Island, this amazing photo area, is surrounded by two lush green hillsides that disappears into beautiful tropical waters.

This is your first anchor point and there is plenty of time to enjoy the waters, the water slide, paddle boards and the dive boards and surroundings whilst your BBQ fish dinner is being prepared.

After dinner there are night activities like dolphin and shark watching and getting to know your fellow passengers and crew.

Second day:

After an early full continental breakfast, at Whitehaven beach, you will drop anchor and travel up to the look-out overlooking the hill inlet. After exploring the breath taking out-look and the unique silica sand beach, you will return to the boat for a calm and relaxing sail to your next dive and snorkel destination. During this trip you will be served a cold lunch and fresh fruit platters.

After lunch guests get the opportunity to snorkel and dive at the beautiful reef, and enjoy plenty of time for paddle boards and water activities.

The animal diversity and beauty of the reef, makes this one of the greatest highlights of the trip, and creates a unique experience for most guests.

After an eventful day, there is time to relax with a hot beverage and a shower on board before the boat sets of again serving dinner and chasing the sun set towards Langford Island.

Third day:

Waking up on the third day it is time to enjoy the amazing reef for the last time, after a nice breakfast. Langford Island offers a different reef and also gives the opportunity for travellers to go on a longer, more challenging dive for the third time divers, before lifting anchor and returning along the beautiful Whitsundays passage on the way back arriving back at Airlie Beach around 11:30 am.

Please note this is only a sample itinerary.  This Whitsunday 2 Day 2 Night Sailing Adventure is designed to be flexible with its locations with your crew selecting the best options based on the current weather and tide conditions.

Sample Menu:

Day 1:

Lunch: Selection of cold meats, salads, homemade pesto pasta salad, tuna and sweet corn salad, a selection of cheese and crackers and fresh baked crusty rolls and wraps.

Dinner:  Oven baked fish served with herb and lemon dressing on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes alongside homemade crunchy coleslaw, fresh Aussie Damper and crusty bread rolls.

Snacks:  Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips & dip and a selection of cheeses.

Day 2:

Breakfast:  A selection breads and spreads such as honey, vegemite and peanut butter.  Toasted muesli & cornflakes. Fresh fruit platters and tea and coffee.

Lunch:  A variety of cold cut meats, salads, cheese and crackers and fresh baked crusty rolls and wraps.

Dinner: Papa Steve’s famous spaghetti bolognaise, fresh salad and garlic bread.

Snacks:  Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips & dip and a selection of cheeses.

Please note this is a sample menu only and is subject to change.  Please advise us of any dietary requirements upon booking.

New Horizon Features/inclusions:

  • All meals are included plus morning and afternoon tea, snacks, tea and coffee.
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits.
  • Scuba Diving for Introductory or Certified Divers starting at $60. Please read dive safety requirements listed under our policies heading.
  • Use of stand up paddle boards.
  • Basic sailing tuition.
  • Movie theatre area with comfy beanbags.
  • Evening entertainment with fun and games.
  • Information and history of the island from your highly trained and experienced crew.
  • Fresh quality linen for each guest.
  • Fully air-conditioned cabins.
  • Shower and toilet facilities.
  • Marine Park fees.


  • BYO alcohol (no glass please).
  • Scuba Diving: 1st dive $60.  2nd dive $50.
  • Soft drinks, chips and chocolate available onboard.

What to bring:

Please only bring a small soft over night bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping bag).

A zip less souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat’s check in office for a few dollars.  Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen, warm pull over for evenings (seasonal), waterproof jacket, walking shoes or sandals and cash/card for on board purchases.

Feel free to bring on board a re-usable water bottle and/or additional snacks.

You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town.  No glass bottles please.

We trust you will enjoy your Whitsundays 2 day, 2 night Sailing Adventure!







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