Sailing the Whitsundays: A beautiful experience with limitless potential

Enjoy the sails against the sky, the small group atmosphere, and the excellent service with Waltzing Matilda Sailing

Sailing in the Whitsundays isn’t just a beautiful experience thanks to its white sand beaches, dense rain forest and marine life: it’s about the entire journey and all the many adventures you’ll find along the way. Your options really are limitless when you sail the Whitsundays with Waltzing Matilda Sailing.

Travel the peaceful way, without the noise of large engines. Enjoy the sails against the sky, the small group atmosphere and the excellent service. And fall in love with sailing the Whitsundays.

"Anyone heading to Airlie beach should take a trip with Waltzing Matilda Sailing you won't regret it.”
“I highly recommend Waltzing Matilda Sailing. They made our whole trip that much better. The captain is a champion off a bloke and his offsider is awesome too. Anyone heading to Airlie beach should take a trip with Waltzing Matilda Sailing you won’t regret it.”
~ Shane

Visit Whitehaven Beach

Just imagine waking up in Whitehaven beach, with the sounds of warm waves gently lapping the shore and the feeling of sinking your feet into the brilliant white silica sand with time to enjoy the stunning environment, long before the crowds arrive. 

That’s the kind of experience we want you to have at Whitehaven Beach. With an overnight charter with Waltzing Matilda, you’ll experience the indulgence of Whitehaven beach in the most private and authentic setting possible. 

You’ll be able to explore the Hill Inlet – a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours – before the crowds and take pics of the gorgeous views at the new lookouts, without any interruptions. 

It makes for an incredibly luxurious experience of one of the most popular tourist destinations in Queensland – one that you won’t want to miss.

Whitehaven beach is a pristine, award winning beach, perfect for exploring with Waltzing Matilda
“One of the best experiences my friend and I have done in Australia so far. Relaxing on the boat, snorkeling on the reef and sunbathing at Whitehaven Beach make this adventure unforgettable. Shoutout to Alex and Ezra which made the trip even more enjoyable thanks to their expertise and funny stories. Highly recommended!!! Book it!”
~ Francesca

Enjoy a sunset sail

The best part about sailing the Whitsundays is the breath-taking sunset views across the islands. It’s an experience like nothing else and, when it comes to sailing with Waltzing Matilda, we’ll make sure it’s something you won’t ever forget. 

Our experienced skipper knows the best time to see the sunset and the best coral viewing locations for the conditions, so your time is not wasting looking around trying to sort out where you are, and where you should go. 

Sunsets along the Whitsundays can be breath-taking, especially with the right skipper in charge.

We treat you like a valued guest and that’s important. You’re there to be looked after and to enjoy yourself and all the Whitsundays has to offer. 

In fact, our sunset sails are so popular that they’re becoming the go-to for many wishing to host bucks parties, hens nights, family group outings and even work parties. 

With catering included, incredible service, stunning views, and local experience, you won’t have to worry about anything other than breathing in the taste of peace as you float along the water. 

“I spent the most amazing days on Waltzing Matilda as part of my backpacking trip around Australia! We saw the most incredible nature, went snorkelling, took an evening swim and enjoyed the most beautiful sunset from the stillness of the water (hard to capture that experience in a picture). I even got to steer the boat! At night, the stars were clearer than I’ve ever seen before due to lack of light pollution

~ Charlotte

Book your Whitsundays sailing charter now

Booking a full, half day, sunset or overnight sailing adventure is easy – just phone or email Stephen Aldred, the owner/skipper, and he’ll make sure every detail is looked after.

“Such a great trip with Captain Alex and deckhand Amy. Amazing meals, fantastic snorkeling spots, Whitehaven Beach and the best of the Whitsundays. My daughter & I rate it best holiday ever!”

~ Peter

“Had the best time of the Waltzing Matilda, thanks to Noelle and Alex! The food was fab and we stopped off in some fab locations… highly recommend for people who want a good time but not party party!”

~ Rachael

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