The Whitsundays is the best sailing destination in the world. It is as if the islands themselves were created with sail boats in mind. Comprising of 74 islands there are countless bays of fringing reefs, deserted beaches and leeward anchorages that make Whitsundays sailing the best you can get.

Tall Ship Adventures offer a once in a life time experience to sail the stunning Whitsunday islands and explore the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on board timeless sailing classics. Sailing has been a means of transportation for centuries. It has captured the hearts of so many individuals and sailing a traditional tall ship in such a stunning location deserves to be on every travellers bucket list.

“There is nothing quite like turning the engines off and harnessing the power of the wind to take you to your destination.”

The silence of gliding over the water, completely under sail is a magical experience in itself and it is the only truly eco-friendly way to travel the islands. With marine biologists and a Maste Reef guide on board the Derwent Hunter, Tall Ship Adventures places a strong emphasis on coral reef education. We are lucky enough in the Whitsundays to not be affected by coral bleaching giving us the perfect stage to educate and inform our guests on the health of the reef and the sustainability of its longevity.

Experience the Whitsunday Islands in a way like no other. Take a day trip on the famous Derwent Hunter, or stay overnight on board the Alexander Stewart and relax, enjoy the sights, snorkel the islands reefs and soak up the sun on one of our beautiful timber sailing boats.

Derwent Hunter Sailing BoatOriginal old image of Derwent Hunter from 1957 under CSIRO use