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Visitors returning to the Whitsundays for school holidays

The Whitsundays is welcoming visitors during the June/July school holidays Three weeks before the start of the school holidays we had no idea what to expect. The COVID 19 restrictions meant we couldn’t run at full capacity. The Whitsunday Airport was closed, the southern borders shut off and the town was quiet without visitors. With…

Corona Virus – update 16th March 2020

To our valued guests, your health and safety is of the highest importance to us and we would like to provide you with an update regarding the evolving pandemic of the Corona Virus COVID-19. Explore Whitsundays and the Whitsunday region as a whole remains largely unaffected by the Corona Virus at present. Currently, our tours will still be running as usual, but we ask that our guests be flexible and understanding. In order to minimize all risks, Explore Whitsundays managers are closely monitoring all updates on the global effects of the Corona Virus and as such are following the advice and precautions suggested by health authorities such as WHO and Tourism Australia. All of our vessel’s crew members have been and are being continually instructed with any changes and new precautions necessary. The highest levels of cleaning practices on every…

Solway Lass, A Complete Guide to your Sailing holiday in the Whitsundays

So, you’ve decided to go sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and you think Solway Lass would be a great choice. If you want to be inspired and excited, the answer is wholeheartedly yes. She provides absolutely incredible trips around the Whitsundays, packed full of culture, international history and unique charisma. She is bursting at the…

The Best Time Of Year To Sail The Whitsunday Islands

The Best Time Of Year To Sail The Whitsunday Islands With 300 days of sunshine a year, you can usually bet the Whitsunday Islands will be nice regardless of when you choose to visit! The islands are just off the mainland of North Queensland and are considered sub-tropical climate. This means consistent daytime temperatures year-round,…

Photo Gallery from our Amazing Walk the Whitsundays Tours in 2019

We ran two Walk the Whitsundays tours in 2019, both of which were a huge success! With some tours in 2020 almost full already, we know this tour is something special and will be very popular in future. We look forward to welcoming our new walkers this year and hope to see some back again!…

How to Choose the Best Snorkelling Tours in the Whitsundays

How to Choose the Best Snorkelling Tours in the Whitsundays Snorkelling tours in the Whitsundays are made possible by the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is a wonder of the Natural World, a magical place where vibrant coral and fish can thrive. The Whitsunday Islands are located at the very heart of the…

Top 10 Things to Do in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is the perfect start and end point of your Whitsunday Island dream holiday! Whether you want to give yourself a few days extra in this vibrant town, or just one – you should be sure to check off a few of these top ten things to do in Airlie Beach! Most are completely…

3 Day Whitsunday Cruises

How to Choose Between Different 3-day Whitsunday Cruises So, you’re looking at a range of 3-day Whitsunday cruises, but there are so many options, you don’t know where to start. Well let’s break it down and make it easy! There are different types of 3-day cruises to consider. By breaking down your options, it will…

What to Expect from a Sailing Holiday in the Whitsundays

You will find ‘a sailing holiday in the Whitsundays Islands’ on the adventure bucket list of most savvy travellers – and for good reason too! Not only is it the home of the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach, but there are countless other unique experiences waiting to be discovered! The islands are only accessible by boat. Luckily…

Unique 40th Birthday Ideas in the Whitsundays

We all have ideas of doing something special for that magic milestone – the 40th birthday! You absolutely should celebrate it; everyone is deserving of a celebration in their honour now and then! and this is especially true when reaching such an important milestone. Now, just imagine on the day of your birthday. You’re on…

Top 10 Things to do in the Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands make the best adventure playground, with scenic viewpoints, plenty of activities and hidden gems all over the place. Dive into our top 10 things to do in the Whitsunday Islands to make sure you get the most out of your trip! 1: Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. No visit to the…

Whitehaven Beach Ferry: Is There One?

Whitehaven Beach Ferry: Is There One? So, you’ve heard all about the world famous Whitehaven Beach and that you simply must go during your trip to Australia?! But is there a Whitehaven Beach Ferry? Maybe you met some travellers who recommended a certain boat – but your memory of the name is a bit faded….

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