Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands

With its abundance of spectacular waterways, it’s no wonder Hamilton Island offers all sorts of ways to sail around the region. 

Whether you’re new to sailing, or an experienced sailor, Hamilton Island offers plenty of ways to enjoy this magnificent part of the world. 

Catamaran Hire

Enjoy some of the stunning, calm waters around Hamilton Island by cruising in your own catamaran - suitable for all skill levels.

Explore’s Sail & Snorkel Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach

Discover the spectacular beauty of the Whitsundays from above and below the water, with this sailing and snorkelling adventure.

Explore’s Sail & Swim at Whitehaven Beach

Discover the magnificent and world-famous Whitehaven Beach, with this family-friendly Sail and Swim at Whitehaven Beach experience.

Ricochet Luxury Sailing Catamaran

Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication.

Explore's Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands

Experience the spectacular sight of the sun setting over the Whitsundays, from aboard Hamilton Island’s On the Edge catamaran.

Grand Prix Yachting

Imagine exploring the Whitsundays as part of a small group on one of our two Volvo 60 ocean racers, Merit and Spirit.

Sir Thomas Sopwith

Explore the Whitsunday Islands in pure style, by chartering Hamilton Island’s 72-foot luxury yacht, Sir Thomas Sopwith.

Sunsail Sailing School

There isn’t a more perfect destination in the world to learn how to sail than the Whitsundays. Hamilton Island is home to Sunsail Whitsundays Sailing School, which offers both novice and intermediate learn to sail courses.

Sunsail Yacht Charters

Explore the magnificent Whitsunday Islands at your own pace, and in relaxed comfort, on a Sunsail Yacht Charter.

Ways to sail the Whitsundays:

Charter a luxury yacht

Experience the magnificent views from the deck of a fully-equipped, premium yacht with an experienced skipper and crew. 

Join a sailing regatta

Inject some fun and competition into your holiday, by participating in a lively racing regatta.

Dine at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club

After a long day at sea or a sunset cruise, you’re welcome to dine by the marina under the sails of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club.