Exploration of the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands
Chance to sail the Coral Sea on an 82-foot (25 m) race yacht
Discovery of the azure waters of Caves Cove & Blue Pearl Bay
Acquisition of sailing tips & tricks during the 3-day voyage
Friendly & skilled crew for a pleasant social experience
About this activity
What's included, what's not
2-day sailing tour of the Whitsunday Islands
2-night dorm accommodation aboard the yacht
Snorkel mask and wetsuit
Breakfast on days 2 and 3, lunch on days 1 and 2, and dinner on days 1 and 2
Live tour commentary provided in English
Alcoholic beverages and snacks
Know Before You Book
Children 15 and younger are not allowed. If you are 16–17, you must have your parent's or guardian's permission.
You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to swim on your own.
If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.
Maximum group size is 26 people.
What you can expect
Discover a trove of natural treasures during a 2-day sailing adventure aboard Spank Me, an 82-foot racing yacht. Cruise around the Whitsunday Islands and glimpse a stunning array of marine life during captivating snorkel excursions each day.
Meet a friendly captain and a skilled crew near Airlie Beach and get acquainted with the seaworthy Spank Me. Despite its whimsical name, this sophisticated sailing vessel doesn't play games. Clocking in at 82 feet (25 m), the racing yacht was once used to train American Naval sailors. Get acquainted with the ship, and then take off, gliding toward the Whitsunday Islands—a continental collection of atolls that plunge into the Coral Sea beside the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef.
Fine tune the tour to make the most of your interisland explorations. Get to know the captain and crew, and assist them by hoisting the mainsail and dropping anchor at each exciting destination. Or, get outfitted with a mask and flippers and snorkel to your heart's content. See fascinating marine life including resident dugong—curious relatives of the manatee that adore the waters near the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef.
Every evening, roll up your sleeves and help the crew prepare mouthwatering specialties like roast chicken, spaghetti bolognese, and healthy green salad. Or, position yourself at the ship's prow where you can watch the sky change from buttery yellow to blazing magenta as the sun dips below the horizon.