New Horizon – 2 Day/2 Night Sailing Whitsundays

from $399 AUD

About New Horizon Sailing experience in the Whitsunday Islands

New Horizon is a classic 97 foot  wooden schooner, unbeatable in the budget/youth adventure market. Air con, spacious cabins, movie lounge, dive platform, paddleboards and a 7metre inflatable waterslide. Experience sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving as well as a visit to the world famous Whitehaven beach with a young, energetic, interactive crew!

Note: Only one certified dive or introductory dive available on this tour. All diving is organised and paid for onboard. ($75.00 per person)

32 Passengers – 1 Skipper, 2 dive instructors and 1 deckhand/host

Trip Highlights 

  • Visit all the top sights including Whitehaven Beach
  • Bush walk up to the stunning Hill Inlet where you can view 7km of Whitehaven Beach
  • Sail on this pretty schooner through the islands
  • Snorkel the beautiful Reefs including the famous Blue Pearl Baynew
  • Dive board added which is fun for those who have always wanted to “walk the plank”
  • Paddleboards and enjoy movies (on request)  in our movie lounge on our comfy bean bags

Diving Details

New Horizon is focused on sights the passengers wants as we don’t dive so we have plenty of time to take you to the best we have on offer -Whale watching– in season, during July to Sept.  Dolphins year round!! – Enjoy our Giant Trevally, Parrot fish, Squid, Cuttlefish and Dolphins that come to see us, they are attracted to the boat by our lights every night.

Accommodation – Fully Air Conditioned – 8 Doubles and 16 Single bunks


  • All freshly prepared meals and snacks
  • Fresh linen including sheets, blankets and pillows
  • All snorkel equipment -Stinger suit – Marine Park Fees and QPWS walks fees
  • No extras to pay -Air conditioning (absolute necessity in summer months)
  • 3 huge esky’s for our passengers BYO drinks
  • Watch movies in our air conditioned movie lounge with comfy bean bags
  • Try your skills on our stand up paddle boards or walk the plank off our dive board
  • Experience the Massive Waterslide!
  • All Marine Park Levies


  • Snacks (choc, chips etc)
  • Scuba Diving
  • BYO alcohol


Extra costs

This is a all inclusive trip.

Optional Extra’s

  • Diving – (Certified and Introductory Scuba Diving) All gear included – $60 per dive (Only one dive offered over the duration of this trip)
  • Soft drinks $3

Departures / Pickups

Departs: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm from Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach

Returns: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays at approx 12pm to Abel Point Marina


Option Price
Adult (Snorkel) $399

Full Itinerary


Departs Returns
Wed 1:45pm Fri 11:30am
Sat 1:45pm Mon 11:30am

DAY 1 – Depart Abel Point Marina around 2pm, sail off to Nara Inlet, relax and get to know your fellow passengers. On arrival. whilst your freshly prepared dinner is prepared, play on the dive board, waterslide and paddleboards. After dinner, chill out with our friendly crew, play a few hilarious game or just relax under the stars

DAY 2 – Depart early morning after a delicious breakfast. Sail to the breathtaking Hill Inlet, where you will get take a bush walk to the look-out, with plenty of time to take in the views, then bush back over the other side onto Whitehaven Beach to enjoy its splendour. You’ll then get back onto the boat and head to the South End of Whitehaven beach enjoying the long stretches of white silica sands the beach has to offer.  Lunch, and plenty of time for fun in the sun before heading up to the north end of Hook Island for snorkelling, diving & swimming in some of the best coral bays, such as Blue Pearl Bay and Langford Reef – these are some of the best the Whitsundays has to offer. More slides, paddleboards to play with, then relax here for the evening under the stars with dinner. Enjoy a Dive with our highly experienced dive instructors.

Certfied Divers – You will have the opportunity to do one fun dive on day two of this trip.

DAY 3 – Wake up, breakfast, final snorkel, final dive and swim, then lunch, followed by a relaxing Sail back to Airlie Beach arriving between 12-1pm.

DAY 3 – Evening – Join your fellow sea buddies and crew for a few drinks at Down Under Bar followed by Boom Nightclub.


BYO Alcohol, no glass or red wine please (workplace health and safety). -Beach towel/towel/camera/toiletries. -Sunscreen/sunnies/hat/bathers. -Thongs/sandals (for bush walk). -Your iPod– hook up to our speakers for a boogie... -Light clothing– Evenings in winter can be chilly, days are hot. Summer is hot and sometimes wet. -Weather proof jacket in wet season for walks. -Maximum banter& your best sense of adventure& fun. -**ZIPLESS BAGS**Pack in an environmental green bag or similar, memento bags available from ABC Travel if required for $4.
25% of Fare if trip cancelled (60 - 30 days) prior to travel date 50% of Fare if trip cancelled (29 - 14 days) prior to travel date 100% of Fare if trip cancelled (with 14 days) of travel date NB: Customers may have the possibility to transfer travel date within 72 hours of the original travel date (subject to availability)
Passengers check in at ABC Travel in Airlie Beach, 1 day prior to departure. If arriving on day of departure please call to let staff know. +61 7 4946 5755 Passengers to meet at Barcelona Cafe, Able Point Marina at 2.00pm.

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