3 day whitsunday cruises

3 Day Whitsunday Cruises: A Dream Sailing Vacation

Ah, the Whitsunday Islands – the perfect paradise for a dream sailing vacation. Imagine yourself standing at the bow of an ex-racing maxi sailing yacht, with the sun setting against the glistening waters as you take in a deep breath of salty air. The sound of waves lapping against the boat and the soft breeze on your skin gives you a feeling of relaxation and freedom, that only a Whitsundays sailing adventure can give you. 

If this sounds like something you’d love to experience, then a 3 day Whitsunday cruise is definitely something you should consider! On one of our sailing adventures, you’ll explore some of the most spectacular sights in Queensland – such as: Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and Langford Reef – all while indulging in delicious food and drinks along the way.

From snorkelling and swimming with sea turtles, bushwalks to the breathtaking Hill Inlet, and hangouts on secluded beaches, there’s no shortage of things to do during your three day boat tour through this magical part of Australia. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to book your dream sailing vacation and experience all that these stunning islands have to offer!

Overview of the Whitsundays

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, these 74 Whitsunday Islands offer some of the most stunning views and landscapes Australia has to offer. From white sand beaches to hidden coves, the Whitsundays are a paradise for nature-lovers, sunbathers and sailors alike.

The best way to explore this part of the world is on a 3 day cruise. Sailing from Airlie Beach, you can take your time discovering each island at its own pace. You’ll be able to visit secret lagoons and secluded bays that can only be seen when cruising around by boat. Plus, you can explore all sorts of wildlife – from dolphins to sea turtles!

The beauty of the Whitsunday Islands is truly unparalleled. From its crystal clear waters to its lush vegetation, it’s no wonder why so many people come here every year for their dream vacation. Now let’s look at the benefits of taking a 3-day cruise through this tropical paradise!

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Benefits of a 3 Day Cruise

Although only one extra day than your average Whitsunday sailing adventures (typically 2 day 2 nights), this extra time makes all the difference in the world. It ensures you have time not only to visit and capture the experience, but to enjoy it too. 

With more time for snorkelling, longer at Whitehaven Beach, and a chance to explore hidden gems, the extra cost of these longer boat tours is absolutely worth it if you have the luxury of time on your hands. It also means you have a chance to really adjust to life at sea, so you can truly enjoy the magic of this experience. Sleeping on a boat can be tricky if it’s something you’re not used to, but once your body has gotten used to it, it really is incredible. 

While they say there’s no place like the outback to star-gaze, we disagree. We’ve done both and we think the stars from out at sea give it a run for it’s money, but we’ll let you decide! Either way, the benefits of a 3 day Whitsundays cruise are definitely worth it (in our non-biased opinion…). 


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Planning Your Cruise

Planning your Whitsunday cruise is an exciting part of the vacation. It allows you to dream about all the wonderful activities and sights you’ll experience on board. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your trip:
* Make sure to book in advance to get the best rates and availability. Our 3 day Whitsunday Cruises are $699, which includes all your food, accommodation, bedding, crew, marine park fees, activities, snorkelling equipment, and more. 
* Find out when the best weather is
* Bring any necessary items like sunscreen, towels, clothing, etc.

Once you’ve booked one of our sailing tours, it’s time to start preparing for your journey! Start by packing light but well-prepared – bring enough clothes for each day plus an extra outfit just in case. Consider bringing along a waterproof camera or phone so you can capture special moments throughout the trip. Don’t forget to pack any medication or other items that you may need during your trip!

Activities on Board

Life on the water is incredible. Snorkelling is one of the highlights and it’s an incredible experience. The marine life in the Whitsundays is stunning and diverse, with countless species to observe and immerse yourself with – you can spend hours exploring the colourful coral reefs. 

Another trip highlight is the sailing – these boats are ex-racing maxi sailing yachts, so to watch them in action is amazing. The crew are very knowledgeable and passionate about sailing, so they’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have. They also provide helpful advice on how to navigate the boat, so it’s a great opportunity to learn something new while having fun at the same time! 

These 3 day Whitsunday cruises really do provide a dream sailing vacation! There’s so much to explore and discover, both above and below deck. Now that we’ve explored activities on board, let’s take a look at some of the amazing shore locations we visit – Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout – which are some of Australia’s most stunning destinations!

Locations We Visit

Aside from the fact you’re sailing around a subtropical paradise of incredible islands, living at sea and waking to the peaceful sounds of the ocean and its surroundings, we also visit world famous destinations. Voted 2022s most loved travel destination in the world, these boat tours take you to Whitehaven Beach, guide you on a bush walk to the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, and have you snorkelling the world heritage listed fringing Great Barrier Reef. 

Trust us when we say the Whitsunday Islands is not a destination to be missed. 


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From what to pack, the best time of year to visit, to your trip cost and the incredible destinations we visit, we hope we’ve covered all the information you need to to ensure you have the best possible 3 day Whitsundays cruise. Often reviewed as a ‘highlight trip of Australia’ and a ‘must do of the Whitsundays’, we’re certain you’ll come away from this trip of a lifetime with memories you will treasure forever. 

Just in case you do still have more questions though, here are some popular FAQs we’ve gone ahead and answered for you… 


How Can I Get More Information?

We have a live chat button at the bottom of your screen or feel free to contact us by email info@prosail.com.au 


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