About Us

Quality Owner Operated Island Reef & Dive Adventures

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Our vessels are all Owner Operated resulting in a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience. Here’s what the Owners have to say about their cruises:

Kiana Sail and Dive

Greg & Lauren Lambert have owned & operated Kiana since January 2003. Run as a family business, Greg & Lauren’s objective is to achieve as close as possible to complete satisfaction for every guest that sails and dives aboard Kiana. “We just want to give our guests one of the best experiences that they will have in Australia. We try to meet every passenger and listen to what they have to say about their experience aboard Kiana.”

SV Whitehaven

Dave and Jen Young have undertaken to share with you their love of the Great Barrier Reefs Whitsunday Islands. Jen traded the crisp mountain air of Oregon’s Cascade Ranges over five years ago for the warmer sea breezes of the Coral Sea. While Captain Dave, with over a decades experience living and sailing the Whitsundays Islands, will ensure you will always be in the right spot at just the right time. Guaranteeing your sailing adventure will be a once in a lifetime experience. Their goal is to educate as well as entertain. Offering plenty of opportunities to learn about the islands, stars and fish. And even try your hand at setting the sails. 


How the Summertime story began…..

Bri, originally from Canada came to Australia in 2006 on a working holiday visa.  She made her way up the East Coast to Airlie Beach and ticked off ‘a must do’ trip on an  Whitsunday overnight charter boat.  She loved it so much she got a job and began working as a host.  It was there she met her dreamy Australian man Brad who was skippering at the time.  They were married and had their first child when an opportunity came to purchase Summertime is 2008 and haven’t looked back since.  They are ‘hands on’ owner/operators who love being involved in the Whitsundays community.  With 3 children at home, they love spending time with their family and try to get out around the beautiful Whitsundays Islands when they can.  Snorkel, sail and kayak, a trip on Summertime is jam packed with activity followed by a soak in the hot tub with a chilled drink at the end of the day. “It’s the kind of holiday that we love to have.” A holiday cruise to remember.

Tallship Adventures

Derwent Hunter & Alexander Stewart

Warren & Jo Ladd are the owner operators of this multi award winning Adventure and Eco Tourism operation. A feature of these cruises is a high level of reef, rainforest and wildlife eco interpretation by formally trained crew. “Our commitment to sustainable practices and minimal impact on the pristine areas visited helps ensure that the spectacular beauty of the Whitsunday Islands and The Great Barrier Reef can be enjoyed by generations to come.” Warren has owned and operated charter vessels in the Whitsundays for more than 20 years.

Whitsunday Getaway

Rich & Veronica Walter have been involved in the charter boat industry since 2003 when they started offering owner operated cruises on Sydney Harbour.  Following a holiday in the Whitsundays, they decided to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind them.  They purchased Whitsunday Getaway in 2009 and are now true owner operators, living the dream in Airlie Beach and crewing their own cruises on a regular basis.

Wings Sailing Adventures

After owning and operating Wings 2 since 2006, Mike & Amy Keyte commissioned the construction of Wings 3 in 2009 with the aim of providing a modern, stable, state of the art live aboard sailing catamaran. Mike & Amy Keyte have owned, operated and skippered vessels in the Whitsundays since 1999. Their aim is to provide adventure enthusiasts with modern fast sailing catamarans to explore the Whitsunday Islands.




Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving adventure holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Our fleet of Owner Operated vessels have a high focus on standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience.  We have a variety of tours, whether it be a full day trip or overnight sailing experience on a 2 day 1 night, 2 day 2 night or 3 day 2 night vessel there are plenty of choices available, or you can spoil yourself with a bit of diversity and combine two cruises together for a more unique experience.

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures brands are Multi Award Winners in Adventure & Eco Tourism.  All our operators are proud and active members of the Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association (WCBIA). ©