New Horizon (2 Day 2 Night)
New Horizon (2 Day 2 Night)
New Horizon is a chilled out, good quality way to see the Whitsundays, featuring a slide, free stand up paddleboarding, a pirates plank, and the option of a scuba dive its an incredible way to visit the Whitsundays. Its not advertised as a party boat, but is still a social way to see the Whitsundays. At night, a spot dolphins around the boat, and enjoy BYOB drinks with a small group (Up to 32 passengers).
Leaves 2pm, Monday Thursday Saturdays.
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All food,snorkel gear, and park fees are included on 2 day/ 1 night boats. All overnight boats are BYOB, but no red wine or glass is allowed on board.
Every 2 day/2 night cruise from Airlie Beach follows roughly the same path. Each boat leaves Shute Harbour at lunch time, and begins sailing north around the top of Hook Island. Each boat moors here for a little while, and you get to experience your first snorkeling on the Whitsundays! Expect plenty of marine life, and the crews can help identify different species. After the first snorkel, lunch is provided on board, and most dietary requirements area catered for.
After lunch, the cruise heads south, and makes for the calm inlets at the bottom of Hook Island. Here, the boats anchor up for the evening, and you don't need to worry about getting seasick- the inlets block most of the waves. Here, dinner is served, and some boats have blue lights on their hull, which allows you to go dolphin spotting at night. The first night is normally a quiet affair- everyone is only getting to know eachother.
The next morning, the crew wake you up bright and early, and breakfast is served. Some boats head straight to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout, while others snorkel for the morning and head to Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon. This means Whitehaven Beach is never too packed. Hill Inlet lookout is the viewpoint overlooking Whitehaven Beach, and is only a 5 or 10 minute walk down to the beach. At Whitehaven Beach, there is some of the whitest sand in the world, and in the waters around the beach you can spot stingrays, lemon sharks, and many more. Time on Whitehaven Beach varies, it can be anywhere between one hour and three hours, depending on how the group feel.
Lunch and dinner are again provided, and some boats offer scuba diving in the afternoon of the second day. The second night is usually more lively, and certain boats (The Atlantic Clipper, the Maxi Yachts) tend to have a more 'social' atmosphere the second night.
On the final morning, you once again head north around Hook Island and stop for a final snorkel/stand up paddle board/ dive, and finish back in Shute Harbour around lunch time.
New Horizon offers young fun and adventurous 2 Day 2 Night tours of the Whitsunday Islands, specialising in scuba diving, snorkelling and the art of fun times.
Visit the top sights: Whitehaven Beach, bush walk up to Hill Inlet and several dive spots
Sail throughout some of our 74 Islands
Snorkel/dive/swim the pristine fringing reefs
Enjoy the experience of sailing on a wooden schooner
Whale watching when in season (July to Sept)
4 crew on board including two dive instructors
Enjoy the 7 metre waterslide, dive board and paddleboards Watch movies in the air conditioned movie lounge with comfortable bean bags