With its clear blue water and spectacular islands, The Whitsundays is a popular destination for sailing enthusiasts.

Whether you’re an experienced sailor or completely new to the sport, you’ll find a fun activity to enjoy.

Sit back and relax

Explore’s catamaran, On The Edge, is host to many water experiences departing the marina. Enjoy a Sunset Sail as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, creating a magical display of colours reflecting on the water. The Sunset Sail runs for 1.5 hours and includes complimentary beer, wine, champagne and soft drink. 

Explore also run day tours to Whitehaven Beach aboard On The Edge. 

Try it yourself

Mini catamarans are available to hire at Catseye Beach. Sail around Catseye Bay at your own pace and get acquainted with sailing in calm, crystal clear waters. You might even encounter a sea turtle on your adventure.

At the time of writing, you can hire a catamaran for $25 for half an hour and $50 for one hour for WAHI guests. Lessons are also available for a fee.

Take part in Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

For sailors, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is an essential part of the calendar on Hamilton Island. It is a full week of sailing races with a range of on and off-water entertainment.