Beaches – Whitsundays Sailing + Fraser Island 4WD Safari

THE WHITSUNDAYS + FRASER ISLAND

Your once-in-a-lifetime experience starts right here! With two award-winning hostels in two of Australia’s favourite backpacker playgrounds, Beaches offers you the best of Fraser Island and the Whitsundays with a great choice of adventure options to suit your budget and style. Beaches feature an exclusive Base Camp on Fraser Island, great meals at the bistro & awesome nights out in its famous backpacker bars in Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach!

All Beaches adventure tours include;

Accommodation for either of their great hostels (Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach)
A 3D/2N Fraser Island self-drive safari including exclusive access to Base Camp!
A Whitsunday sailing adventure. Choose from 1 full day up to 3 days and 3 nights around the Islands!

With prices to suit all budgets, Beaches offers quality, once-in-a-lifetime experiences in two of Australia’s most adventure-packed destinations!

AVAILABLE TOURS

Jump on board the fastest tour around the Whitsundays!

This package includes:

2 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beaches
3 Days / 2 Nights Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Base Camp!
Your choice of a full-day Ocean Rafting trip on either the Northern Exposure or Southern Lights route.

Northern Exposure: Departs Daily
Ocean Rafting is one of the only operators to have direct access to Hill Inlet Beach at Whitehaven. Join the guided walk to the stunning views at Hill Inlet Look Out. Visit two Hook Island snorkel sites – more than any other day tour!

OR

Southern Lights: Departs Daily
Relax on the white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach. Explore the sacred aboriginal caves and beautiful views at Nara Inlet on Hook Island. Snorkel away from the crowds at Border Island’s pristine reefs.

If your focus is on adventure, participation, education, and the natural environment then this package is the one for you! Ocean Rafting runs excellent and exciting day trips that appeal to adventurous and adrenalin junkies. This package is a perfect option for anybody short on time and who still wants to experience the best the Whitsunday Islands have to offer.

(N.B. Lunch is not included)

Maxi Rush

For a real sailing experience out for just a day, get involved with Beaches’ awesome Maxi Rush package!

It includes:

2 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beaches
3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Camp Beaches!
Your choice of a full day sailing out on Maxi Ragamuffin heading on either the Blue Pearl Bay Snorkeling Adventure, or the Whitehaven Beach Picnic Adventure.

Blue Pearl Bay Snorkelling Adventure: Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Sail to Blue Peal Bay off Hayman Island, where you have the chance to go snorkelling for up to 1 hour in one of Whitsunday’s best destinations or try your hand at Scuba diving. Swim with the resident Maori Wrasse and enjoy a buffet lunch served on board the vessel.

Whitehaven Beach Picnic Adventure: Departs Thursday & Sunday
Sail to world-famous Whitehaven Beach where you can spend your time relaxing at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy a picnic lunch served in the shade of the trees after swimming in the crystal clear Whitsunday waters. See more of the area as you sail home past Hamilton Island, South Molle Island and Long Island.

Quick Escape

Short on time? Enjoy the Whitsundays in style on a 2 Day / 1 Night Quick Escape!

Including:

2 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beaches
3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Camp Beaches!
2 Day / 1 Night Whitsunday Sailing Trip onboard ‘Siska’ or ‘Hammer’

Siska: Departs every Odd Day of the Month at 8:30 am
~ Siska’s impressive race record includes winning the Sydney to Hobart Race as well as circumnavigating the world twice. Features good headroom with a large guest lounge and dining area, and plenty of shade on the deck!

Hammer: Departs every Even Day of the Month at 8:30 am
~ Hammer is a 22.5m Maxi Yacht that is indeed a true Australian yachting legend. Throughout her racing career, Hammer competed in many blue water events and was best known for her five consecutive placings in the world-famous Sydney to Hobart.

Speedy Getaway

Looking for an adventure for a fast-paced sailing holiday, a first-time diver, or just after some sailing lessons in the Whitsundays? This package is for you!

Includes:

4 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beach
3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Camp Beaches!
2 Day / 2 Night Maxi Sailing Trip onboard ‘Freight Train’ or ‘Matador’.

Freight Train: Departs Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 1:00 pm

Experience fantastic snorkelling throughout the Whitsundays or take advantage of the diving available to all guests. You can sunbathe on the world-famous Whitehaven Beach or explore the aboriginal caves in Nara Inlet. Freight Train is a great combination of all the activities available in the Whitsunday Islands!

Matador: Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 1:00 pm
~ Now retired from racing, Matador conducts sailing and diving holidays around the Whitsunday Islands. Combine the thrill of sailing the Whitsundays on this legendary Maxi, with exploring the beautiful underwater world of the Whitsunday Islands when you sail with them on Matador. With a dive instructor and SCUBA diving equipment on board, they’re happy to accommodate both certified divers as well as first-time divers (certain medical conditions may preclude some guests from diving).

Thrill n Chill

Looking for an adventure for a fast-paced sailing holiday? This package is for you!

Includes:

4 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beach
3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Camp Beaches!
2 Day / 2 Night Whitsunday Sailing Trip onboard ‘SV Whitehaven’ or ‘Silent Night.

SV Whitehaven: Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 1:00 pm
The 17.5m ‘Beach Boat’ was designed to cruise tropical waters in style and comfort. With big open decks to sunbathe on, plenty of on-deck seating and huge aft-deck permanent shade she is the ideal safari boat. With an emphasis on snorkelling, eco-guided island exploration and of course plenty of time enjoying Whitehaven Beach. If you don’t want a dive boat and want to spend more time exploring the islands and beaches, this Whitsunday Island sailing safari is for you. This Advanced Eco Accredited safari is adventure packed, informative and fun.

Silent Night: Departs Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:00 pm

Silent Night is a performance sailing in comfort. With wide, flat decks above and comfortable accommodations below, she carries a maximum of 12 passengers within a friendly intimate environment. Formally known as Madame De Farge, Silent Night has a colourful racing history within the racing circuit, winning the Hogs Breath series in 2005 and continuing to participate in local events. A Ben Lexcen 50, she is the first of her kind to sport a ‘winged’ keel.

Extreme Sail

Looking for an adventure for a fast-paced sailing holiday? This package is for you!

Includes:

4 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beach
3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Camp Beaches!
2 Day / 2 Night Maxi Sailing Trip onboard ‘Boomerang’, ‘British Defender’, ‘Broomstick’ or ‘Condor’.

Boomerang: Departs Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 2:00 pm
~ Boomerang is a modern designed big volume Maxi built of Carbon Fibre and built strong to sail in Off Shore Events. Boomerang raced under the name Ondine VII and achieved great success including 1st place in the World Maxi series, before relocating to the Whitsundays. Boomerang is 24 metres in length and was built in Italy. There is deck space galore and Downstairs is light and airy.

British Defender: Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 2:00 pm
~ British Defender is the most modern of their Maxi Fleet. Built of Carbon Fibre and built strong to sail the World. British Defender competed in the Whitbread Around the World Yacht Race, before relocating to the Whitsundays. British Defender is 24 metres in length, was built in Lymington, England and was named by the Duke of Edinburgh on the Thames.

Broomstick: Departs Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 2:00 pm
~ Broomstick was built in South Africa to win the Cape Town to Rio Race. From there she went on to compete in many of the world’s Blue Water Events, including the Sydney to Hobart. Broomstick relocated to the Whitsundays in 2001 and had a substantial refit in 2009. Broomstick is 23 metres in length and there is deck space galore to relax.

Condor: Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 2:00 pm
~ Condor is perhaps the most famous Maxi yacht in history, having won races such as Sydney to Hobart, Fastnet, and Bermuda Cup. Condor is 24 metres in length and was designed by Ron Holland and built in Cornwall in England. Inside Condor, sleeping is open plan with single or Double Bunks. Two Private Double Cabins are available.

Island Safari

See the unbelievable reef and marine life up close on one of these awesome dive boats!

This package includes:

4 nights’ accommodation at Beaches in Hervey Bay or Airlie Beach
3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island Self Dive Safari ~ featuring Camp Beaches!
2 Day / 2 Night Whitsunday Sailing Trip onboard ‘Powerplay’ or ‘Wings’.

Powerplay: Departs Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 12:00 pm

~ Come cruising and diving on the fastest & sleekest catamaran in the Whitsundays. Onboard dive instructors can take both beginners and certified divers. Featuring 3 flat screen DVD players, an onboard computer & a large screen projector for photos AND a heated spa.

Wings: Departs Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 1:00 pm

~ Wings offers an unbeatable combination of sailing, speed and SCUBA diving. Onboard dive instructors can take both beginners and certified divers! Wings feature 3 DVDs and a PC system with a huge home theatre movie screen and surround sound. In the evenings enjoy a world-famous Aussie BBQ under the stars!