Sailing the Whitsundays onboard the New Horizon – RatPack Travel



Sailing the Whitsundays onboard the New Horizon

Share this blog:

Fancy spending a super chill 2 days 2 nights relaxing on a sailing boat around some of the most beautiful islands in aussie with a group of legends? Yup? Well New Horizon has gotcha and will be a trip you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

We’ll be letting you in on:

  • Everything to expect from the EPIC New Horizon BackPacker tour
  • What to expect and whats included in the price…
If you want to reaaaaaally make the most of your Whitsundays experience then living aboard a boat is the perfect way to soak up those island vibes! We love abit of the New Horizon because it offers the perfect combination of chill and party AKA its a super social boat with a load of legendary backpackers, hilarious crew, great food and of course most importantly… day in day out banter << what aussie trip would be the same without it??

The Deets

  • Duration: 2 days/ 2 nights
  • Location: The Whitsundays, Airlie Beach
  • Time: Departs: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm/ Returns: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays at approx 12pm
  • Meet Location: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Vibe: Sunset drinks, instaworthy, wanderlust

What can you expect?

The New Horizon is a tall sailing boat, so you’ll get to experience that crew life! You’ll see the crew do their thing and set the sails, you’ll sleep in cabins with the rest of the backpackers, wake up early to enjoy the sunrise whilst having brekkie and share some drinks and stories under the stars at night.. The crew will be there for everything you need whilst onboard, they’ll be your entertainment, your chefs and they’ll show you how to snorkel and paddleboard! Your crew will look after you when it comes to brekkie, lunch & dinner as well as snacks – the only thing you need to bring is your own drink ready for goon o’clock.

What do you actually do?

Well, other than enjoying the sites, you’ll visit the beautiful Whitehaven Beach where you’ll be able to chill out, get some pics and head up to the insane viewpoint Hill Inlet Lookout where you’ll check out that iconic swirl. On the first day you’ll be able to jump off the boat from the diving board, go on the paddleboards and swim in this beautiful water! On the second day you’ll be able to snorkel on some of the beautiful reefs, expect to see turtles and loads of fish, and look out for George the massive stone looking fish that lives there! This boat even comes equipped with a huge inflatable slide so get your Go Pro ready and film you speeding down the slide >> a RatPack personal fave! In the evenings you’ll play games, learn about the Whitsundays and have time to get to know your onboard pals.

Who is this trip for?

This experience is perfect if you want to chill and socialise with other backpackers onboard an unreal tall ship boat! 

Expect super chill vibes in the day and social fun in the evenings, bevvies at sunset is what this trip is ALL about.. if you are looking for something with more elements of party then the Atlantic Clipper is for you!

Ready to visit the Whitsundays?

These unreal islands should be right up there on your bucketlist for when you are travelling the East Coast of Australia! 

Need some more inspo for the East Coast? Don’t forget to check out:

  • Fraser Island
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Magnetic Island
  • Byron Bay
  • Sydney
  • Cape Tribulation/ Daintree Rainforest

Lets goooooo

Chat to our Team

We operate a 24/7 service across multiple time zones. Our RatPackers have all been there and done it! Get the ball rolling on your upcoming trip. Send over your rough travel plans (including your flight details / dates). If you are yet to book a flight and seeking advice – HIT US UP ↡

The New Horizon is an EPIC trip and I had the BEST time when I was onboard, I met some absolute legends and was totally wowed by Whitehaven Beach.

The things that make this tour awesome are definitely the crew, the food, the atmosphere and how perfect it is for backpackers, it was all about the bants with some drinking in the evening under the stars << all about that!!

ENJOY the Whitsundays….

Sophie >> RPT Social Media Guru


Cheapskate survival kit


Personalised Travel Calendar

Our team love to eat cookies! We’ve added them to the site to improve your experience, we’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

Our team love to eat cookies! We’ve added them to the site to improve your experience, we’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

× WhatsApp us