All about the 1 Day Adventure Sailing on Southern Cross

Explore the amazing Whitehaven Beach and go snorkelling to explore coral reefs and beautiful fish, plus go on a guided bush walk on Whitsunday Island. You are welcome to help the crew sail the yachts or just relax. Enjoy lunch onboard before returning to Abell Point at approximately 5.15pm.

Explore Whitsundays offers day sailing on Southern Cross. Sailing to Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach, and an island reef stop. Southern Cross is truly a racing legend, being built for the America's Cup Yacht as Australia's 4th Challenger, with sail number KA4.

Our friendly crew is focused on making your day enjoyable from both the sailing and the service perspective. Guests are invited to experience the thrill of hoisting and trimming the sails as well as taking the helm. 

Highlights include a visit to the famous Whitehaven Beach, proper sailing and plenty of snorkelling 

1 Day Adventure Sailing on Southern Cross Itinerary - 1 days

  • 1 Day Sailing

    Depart from Abell Point Marina at 8:00am
    Sail across the Whitsunday Passage
    Sail by Hook Island and through Hook Passage
    Arrive at Tongue Bay, around 11:00am
    Take a guided walk to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach
    Follow the path along a board walk down to the Beach
    Time to explore the beach and enjoy the pure white sands
    In the afternoon, it is time to head back to the yacht for lunch
    After lunch motor over to Dumbell Island, just a short trip away
    Time for a snorkel and swim on the amazing coral reefs
    Back on board, and its time to set sail and cross the passage
    Head back to Airlie Beach. Arrive in the marina around 5:15pm
    The Itinerary will vary, based on the weather and tides and professional judgement of the Captain. Sometimes, we do not make it to Hill Inlet, however we have terrific alternate weather options itineraries available.
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Real Aussie Says:
Great 1 day tour to visit the Whitsunday Islands if you are short on time from Airlie Beach. Snorkle, swim and explore plus time to explore Whitehaven Beach.

1 Day Adventure Sailing on Southern Cross Price information AUD per person



Tour code: DAY_HILL

Departure information


08.00am Daily except for Wednesday Airlie Beach

Check in by 7.00pm the day prior to departure at Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Open dated bookings are welcome
  • Check in by 7.00pm the day prior to departure at Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach
  • Minimum child age is 4 years. Children up to 15 years pay $89 each.

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