Whitsunday Schoolies 2021
2pm Friday 26th – 1pm Monday 29th November 2021
Did you plan a schoolies trip which is now in doubt or cancelled?
Or have you been putting it off waiting to see what options you had available?
The team at Explore Whitsundays didn’t want you to miss out. So we’ve organised a great 4 day 3 night trip for you and your school mates. The trip is designed for local schoolies from Rockhampton to Townsville who finished Year 12 in 2021.
Come sailing around the Whitsundays and enjoy a range of adventurous fun activities.
Download the Brochure via the button above to learn more about the trip.
Ready to Book?
Use the enquiry form to the right to check availability and to reserve your spot. Spots are limited and will be reserved for guest who have paid their deposit.
Here are our top 5 reasons why the Whitsundays is perfect for your schoolies trip.
Why the Whitsundays?
- Safety! The Whitsundays is not only home to several small coastal towns, but also 74 islands! These islands act as a barrier in the ocean and offer us tranquil waters years round.
- Fun! There is so much to see and do, all in one spot! From snorkelling to adventure walks – the Whitsundays has it all!
- The location! Famous Whitehaven Beach, secluded coves, the Great Barrier Reef… Enough said.
- The weather! With an average temperature of 27 degrees, it’s hard to have a bad day in paradise! Warm temperatures also mean warm waters, so swimming is perfect year round!
- Accessibility! With direct and short flights daily from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, getting here is quick and easy.
Tropical Beach and Island visits
Of course, no trip to the Whitsundays is complete without a stop at Whitehaven Beach. You’ll be blown away by the stunning views and magical feeling of walking along the silica sand! With many other impressive beaches and sand spits to be discovered around the islands, most of which are made up of broken coral fragments.
Snorkelling and Swimming
Drop anchor and the crew will demonstrate safe snorkelling practices. When everyone is ready, grab your snorkelling equipment and prepare to be blown away by the underwater aquarium. Disembark the vessel into the tender. The crew will be on hand in the tender during snorkelling times, ready to direct, answer questions or help anyone. Our skippers know the region and the bays like the back of their hands. They know exactly where to go if you want to see flourishing coral
Short bush walks or Challenging Half-day Hikes
We can bring you to deserted islands, with short walks up to stunning vistas! Most short walks on the islands are an easily manageable gradient, but still very rewarding. Dotted around the islands, you can also find half-day hikes, which will bring on a sweat in even the fittest humans! Once you get to the top, you’ll be blown away by the amazing 360-degree views surrounding you! Get the kids active with these challenging walks. We’ve got all the necessary permits and have covered all the risk assessments to carry out the walks safely and effectively.
Learn to Sail
Every student will have the opportunity to get involved and sail a real yacht. Hoist the sails, grab the helm, perform a tack – maybe even learn what those terms mean! Get completely hands-on experience, whilst practising teamwork!
Live Aboard Yacht Experience
Maxi yachts were originally designed for ocean racing. They have since been rebuilt as a liveaboard charter boat.
Maxi yachts offer a fast, action-packed adventure! Enjoy an amazing sailing experience in the tropical azure waters of the Whitsunday Islands.
Perfect for schoolie groups as it can sleep a whole class. Individual bunks give everyone the room and comfort to enjoy the trip. The large deck space provides ample room to learn and relax. Two London Red Buses could fit end to end on the deck.
For the schoolies who want to be involved, they can help set the sails, have a turn on the wheel and get some awesome sailing photos.
The Captain and crew will provide interpretive information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park. The crew will also freshly prepare meals on board. We cater for all dietary requirements.
Did you know, Maxi yachts also are even more ‘eco-friendly’ as they use wind power as much as is possible?