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Whitehaven Beach Tour

Whitehaven Beach
& Snorkelling

A day on board Lady Enid is like no other sailing trip in the Whitsundays. A cut above, Lady Enid promises barefoot luxury and comfort on your Whitehaven Beach sailing tour. An adults only experience with impeccable service. Delectable meals are provided, and sparkling wine is served with antipasto in the afternoon. Your enjoyment of the day is our highest priority and we aim to leave you with a joyous and memorable experience of the Whitsundays as we explore world famous Whitehaven Beach. Snorkeling is a  feature of the day, with beautiful coral gardens to explore. 

Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours

Classic Sailing

The experience of sailing on a beautiful and rare classic yacht gives as much to the day as the destination.

Barefoot Luxury

A luxurious day out where you can put your feet up and indulge in a beautiful sailing experience in paradise.

5 Star Service

Low passenger numbers and highly attentive staff guarantee you impeccable service and experience.

Immersive Experience

Become involved as much or as little as you like and be beguiled at the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.
Choose Us

We take great pride in offering our guests a truly fabulous experience aboard Lady Enid
where they can choose to explore.

Nicole and Jeremy Graham

Owner Operators

Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours
Your Itinerary

Welcome Aboard

Onboard Lady Enid you will be introduced to our crew who will show you where to stow your bags and shoes (it’s best to go barefoot on the boat). You will be given an introduction to Lady Enid’s features and a safety briefing on sailing out from Coral Sea Marina at Airlie Beach.

You are given a courtesy bottle of spring water which can be refilled through out the day as required. Lady Enid also makes sunscreen available if you do not have your own.

The Adventure Begins...

You can freely move around the vessel and take advantage of the cushioned seating. During the passage to Whitehaven Beach through the Whitsunday Islands, Lady Enid crew will point out various points of interest and discuss the history, flora and fauna of the Whitsundays for those who are interested.

Morning tea is served

Once the sails are set and you are comfortable, Lady Enid’s crew will serve morning tea. Choose from a variety of teas, coffee or hot chocolate and a fresh selection traditional morning tea favourites from fresh scones, jam and dollop cream and chocolate brownies to delight a variety of tastebuds.

Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours
Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours

Arrive at Whitehaven Beach

Lady Enid visits Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach. Lady Enid will typically arrive at Tongue Bay (adjacent to the famous lookout at Whitehaven Beach) late morning. Enjoy a moderate walk up along the beautiful bush track, with some stone steps, to the Hill Inlet lookout over Whitehaven Beach, where we take time for photographs and to take in the view. The walk is approximately 600m to the top.

We then make our way down to Whitehaven Beach for some free time to relax on the soft white silica sand, and to enjoy the shallow aqua waters of one of Australia’s most famous beaches. We return from Whitehaven Beach for lunch onboard.

Lunch is served

We return from Langford Island for lunch onboard.

  • Salads – Zesty brown rice and quinoa, roast pumpkin and feta salad, contemporary Asian slaw, and a green salad
  • Meats – Charcuterie selection of spiced chicken breast, leg ham off the bone, cured meat, along with salmon and prawns.
  • Selection of condiments and fresh bread
  • Drinks are available from our licensed bar onboard.
Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours
Airlie Beach Snorkelling Day Tours

Time for snorkelling

On completion of lunch we sail to our island snorkelling site. Snorkelling is optional and guests not taking part in snorkelling can sit and enjoy a cool beer or glass of wine from the bar. We spend approximately 40 minutes at the snorkelling site where you can explore the diversity of corals, fish and all manner of colourful marine life that call the Whitsundays home. Snorkelling equipment is provided including snorkels and masks, and wetsuits if required.

Fruit Platter

Seasonal fruits such as watermelon, rockmelon, kiwi fruit, pineapple, grapes and strawberries are served after snorkelling.

Homeward Bound

After snorkelling we set sail for home at Airlie Beach. Antipasto with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine will be served en-route to Airlie Beach.

Antipasto

  • Cold meats
  • Mature cheddar, camembert
  • Bowen sun-dried tomatoes, char-grilled aubergine and mixed olives
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling

Lady Enid returns home to Coral Sea Marina, sailing back to port, into the sunset.  Our courtesy bus then returns you to your Airlie Beach accommodation.

Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours
Airlie Beach Sailing Day Tours

A few notes...

This is a typical day on Lady Enid and may be subject to changes due to weather conditions and tides. The snorkeling site will take into consideration weather conditions, tides and visibility to ensure maximum enjoyment. Our skipper will choose favourable locations to visit to ensure our guests the most comfortable and enjoyable day possible.

A certain level of mobility is required to get off and back onto the yacht, and enjoy the bushwalk to access Whitehaven Beach. 

Our sail times are 8.00am to sunset. Please check your booking confirmation emails for your exact pick up and departure times. 

testimonials

What Our Guests Say

We’ve just spent a truly wonderful & memorable day sailing on Lady Enid with Ocean Roads Whitsundays from Airlie Beech. A really lovely pamper day. Who needs to be zipping along the waves on a speedboat or a jetski when you can sail across on a 1960s traditional yacht, that’s got some history, relaxing admiring the scenery.

Tim G

Trip Advisor

We had an absolutely wonderful day on Lady Enid! Nicole and her team were great hosts and made us feel at home on the(ir) boat right away. The sail out to the Whitsundays is incredibly relaxing and with a maximum of 24 people on board, there was plenty of space for everyone.

Kai Tomzig

Google Review

The snorkelling was well worth it; the fish, plentiful and the reef recovering well from the cyclone in 2017 and was done at a leisurely pace, unlike nearby groups with large numbers with lots of shouting instructions and little time. The food was fresh, tasty and plentiful, expertly prepared by Patrick who could not be more kind and professional. Our skipper Connor was very professional and made sure we were all feeling relaxed and informed. If a quality experience is your preference do not hesitate to book this cruise.

Alison W

Trip Advisor