Sailing in the Whitsundays

Your Sailing Plan

Enjoy a flexible and tailored Whitsundays itinerary

Together with the Skipper, plan out the best route for your adventure

Voyages typically head to the northern, or southern sections of the archipelago

Both have their own attractions and charms. Call us to discuss the options. 

Getting to your Luxe Sail catamaran

You will be met at Hamilton Island or Proserpine airport, or at your hotel, and transferred to our dock where you are met, briefed and settled in. An advantage with our program is that you do not spend your first night on board at the dock, but commence sailing the day you arrive into Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. 

Couple enjoying Whitsunday sailing

Setting sail

Over six days we sail to the main attractions such as Whitehaven Beach, Chalkie’s Beach and Border Island to name just a few locations. There are many opportunities for coral snorkelling, and a number of islands will be visited where we can enjoy a variety of walks through island rainforests, along pristine sandy beaches, swimming in delightful bays, or enjoy a picnic lunch. We can also call into a resort for a pre-booked luncheon or dinner for a change of pace.

 

The sailing itinerary we follow is governed by prevailing winds and weather conditions, elements your skipper constantly monitors, making decisions to optimise safety and your enjoyment. Our flexible itinerary means your skipper would take you to a protected bay rather than beating into weather to get you to a specified anchorage.

 

On your final day, disembark at Airlie Beach and transfer to Proserpine (or from Hamilton Island marina to HI airport) for your departure flight, or transfer to your local accommodation. 

Food & Beverage Options

The key to a great holiday cruising the Whitsundays will be stocking and provisioning with a great selection of food and drinks. There are a couple of ways to do this: 

 
Burritos

Using Local Provisioning Specialists 
 

The easiest method is to work with a local, specialist provisioning company. With years of experience stocking sailing vessels in the Whitsundays, they are able to provide a great range of daily menu options based on your dietary requirements, guest numbers and your budget. A full week’s worth of provisions, allowing for three meals per day (with additional snack options) can be easily delivered to the boat prior to your arrival. Options allow for fresh ingredients (where you will prepare the meals yourself), through to delicious pre-made, home-style ‘heat and eat’ meal options. Provisioning specialists can also stock the boat with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Best of all, food and beverages will be delivered directly to the boat and stored in readiness for your arrival and cast off. 

Self-Provisioning

 

Many guests prefer to manage provisioning logistics themselves prior to, or upon arrival. You can either shop online with Coles, Woolworths or IGA prior to your arrival in the Whitsundays. Our crew can ‘click and collect’ your order and stock the boat prior to your arrival. A variation on this method is to arrive a day prior to embarkation, (or the morning of) - and undertake your own provisioning at the supermarkets and local stores before casting off. Taxis and Ubers are available to transport your purchases to the marina and our crew will assist you stocking onboard. 

Similar to food provisioning, you can easily order your beverage requirements prior to arrival through online ‘Click and Collect’ ordering services offered by local outlets including Liquorland, BWS, Cellarbrations and others. Our crew can collect your drinks and pack, store (and put on ice!) – your preferred selection before you arrive. Or you could arrange this yourself on arrival with shops nearby the marina or local bottle shops.


We recommend you plan food and drink provisioning for the duration of the voyage (5-nights/6-days). Don’t be concerned about running low. It is always possible to re-stock midway through the voyage, with a special delivery service from the Airlie Beach providers (for a fee). Otherwise, Hamilton Island (centrally located in the archipelago) is a great option for provisioning mid-trip with both a supermarket and liquor store – plus cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. Prices at Hamilton Island will be a little higher than the mainland (Airlie Beach). 

Mix it up – with resort and restaurant visits

 

Several of the Whitsunday Islands welcome day visitors from sailing vessels and a popular option is to enjoy lunches and dinners at the restaurants, including Hamilton Island. All sailing itineraries can be adjusted to include day visits to the resorts where bookings can be made for dining plus other shore-based activities. Let us know your preferences and we can plan the itinerary to suit your requirements – and tastes!