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Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

1. Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Depart from the Coral Sea Marina in the Northern Village, which is only a short walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. You will cruise around Pioneer Bay and then get up close to many of the points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot turtles on the way, and on Wednesdays you can see the locals on their weekly yacht race. Watch a picture-perfect sunset and observe Airlie start to light up at dusk, whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly.  The Sundowner is a fully covered purpose-built catamaran designed for socializing. Unlike a yacht, it has a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome. Plenty of seating is available on board, and every seat has a great view of the Ocean.

Airlie: Sunset Sail with Aperol Spritz and Antipasto

2. Airlie: Sunset Sail with Aperol Spritz and Antipasto

Enjoy the sunset over the coast on this roundtrip sailing venture to the Whitsundays islands from Airlie Beach. Board a traditional, timber, 72-foot sailing yacht. Discover facts about the local flora an fauna from the crew. Climb aboard the Lady Enid sailing vessel. Stow away your bags and shoes. Walk barefoot on the wooden deck and settle in with a delicious Aperol Spritz. Listen to an introduction of the ship's features and a safety briefing while departing from Coral Sea Marina. Be lost in the moment as the boat recreates that classic age of yachting enjoyed in the 1960’s when sailing was more about elegance and chic than corporate sponsorship and carbon fibre. See the crew hoist the sails. Move freely move around the ship and take advantage of the cushioned seating. Relax and soak up the ambiance as you savor the variety of flavors in your antipasti plate. Admire the rich colors of the sunset reflecting on the water. Let the crew point out various points of interest as you sail and listen as they tell you about the history of the area. Have the option to purchase additional drinks from the bar. Admire the lights of Airlie Beach dancing on the water as you return for the night.

Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

3. Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

Explore the Great Barrier Reef during the day, and sleep on an open deck during the night out at sea on this immersive reef experience. Watch the sunset over the water, enjoy gourmet food and watch the stars as you fall asleep. Travel on a high-speed, comfortable vessel 39 nautical miles from shore to the reef. The approximately 3-hour trip to the destination counts as its own sightseeing adventure. Spot whales at certain times of the year. Arrive at the permanently moored pontoon on Hardy Reef – one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life, runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper.   Explore the reef all day with your choice of swimming, snorkeling, and more. Curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. As dusk approaches, watch for turtles who nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch the sunset while you sip your sundowner...the reef comes to life in the darkness of the night. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner and full use of the bar. Gaze at a gazillion stars from your comfy Reefbed on the top deck of the pontoon. Our Reefbeds are comfortable queen beds with snug bedding. On a clear night, you can sleep with the cover open — just you, the sea air, and the stars. Be lulled to sleep by the tranquility of being in the middle of the ocean. Enjoy a breakfast followed by more time exploring the reef. Embark on optional guided snorkeling and diving trips and visit very special spots. Get the chance to see Giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, tropical fish, turtles, and reef sharks (not guaranteed). Choose to visit the underwater viewing chamber and look at the coral from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel.

Camira Sunset Sail - Dinks & snacks - Dep Airlie Beach

4. Camira Sunset Sail - Dinks & snacks - Dep Airlie Beach

Take an evening sail into Pioneer Bay and watch the sun dip down behind the Whitsundays from the deck of a catamaran. Relax with a few drinks and snack on a charcuterie selection as you sail along the coast. Look back at the lights of Airlie Beach as night falls. Board the catamaran in the Port of Airlie and sail out into the turquoise sea while the sun is still high and warm. Follow the coast and gaze out over the Whitsunday Islands’ white sand beaches as the sun starts to set. Head back to port as the lights of Airlie Beach spring to life.

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

A very nice trip. We were on the sailing boat with around 25 guests. The Aperol was already served in the harbor and then shortly after the small antipasti platter. After leaving the port, we went out a bit under sail. Photos could be taken in the bow and additional drinks could be purchased if desired. On the way back the beautiful sunset could be admired.

Was an amazing experience to sail around Airlie at sunset on the lady Enid. The crew were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend for couples or single travellers. Beautiful views.

One of the best trips of my life. I had 2 amazing days with great people, a lovely Crew, amazing dive instructors and incredible good food. Definitely recommend to do a reefsleep!!

Fantastic experience, can recommend anybody if possible to do this at least once in their live

Great music great time to spend with friends and see Airlie. Crew were great