Whitsundays sailing trip

One of the coolest parts of our Australia trip was the Whitsundays sailing tour, included in our Greyhound package. It was three days, two nights sailing around the islands off of Airlie beach – so dreamy! We were on the Broomstick boat, with about 25 other people. It was a nice size as some of the other boats had loads of people. Broomstick wasn’t massive but it was just big enough for all of us; the sleeping situation was a bit crammed but we survived! It was honestly amazing, waking up in the middle of the ocean with nothing else around, and the sunsets were something else…

A lot of the time was spent hanging out on deck, getting to know the people in our group, drinking, eating, and sunbathing. Some people could volunteer to help with the sails but I was quite happy just chilling! On the second day we went to Whitehaven beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We had to walk over the hill to the other side, which felt almost impossible with a hangover (had too much fun having a little boat party the night before), but as soon as I got in the perfect blue water I felt better. We had to wear these ridiculous stinger suits just in case there were dangerous jellyfish lurking about. We stayed there for a couple of hours, then headed back to the boat for lunch. The rest of the day was spent snorkelling, having tea and biscuits (there was no shortage of food provided which was great), and chilling.

I would highly recommend doing a sailing tour around the Whitsunday islands, there are day trips you can do but you wouldn’t get quite the same experience. And the crew who ran the boat were amazing, they made it so fun with their stupid jokes and they joined in on the drinking (not too heavily though)! We really bonded with our group, it was such a memorable couple of days.

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