New Horizon

Duration: 2 Days / 2 Nights
Starts / Ends: Airlie Beach
Price Per: $629.00
Suited To: Adults only
Accommodation: Multi-share air conditioned cabins

New Horizon is a stunning 21-meter traditional sailing vessel that has beautiful old-world charm with modern comforts such as air conditioning and accommodates up-to 32 passengers and 4 crew.


This is a super-social 2-day 2-night backpacker boat with the perfect combination between chilled and a party atmosphere on a tall ship, which has a cool slide, paddleboards and plenty of space to sunbathe during the day.


The group size is 32 people and it visits both Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet and is the perfect balance between chilled and party vibe...


She is a 21m sailing schooner that accommodates 32 passengers and 4 crew. She has 2 showers, 2 toilets, plenty of sheltered outdoor spaces and sun tanning space. Not to mention the only budget vessel with air con and her beds are spacious and comfortable, 8 doubles and 16 singles.


New Horizon is one of the last solid timber boats built in Tasmania with famous Tasmanian hard wood, making her a very strong, seaworthy boat. New Horizon has some beautiful features like a human size figurehead on her bow, restored hardwood decks and beautifully restored timber bunks below, paddle boards, dive board, dining, and movie lounge.


She has a new dive board added which is fun for those who have always wanted to “walk the plank”. Have fun with friends on our new paddleboards and enjoy movies (on request)  in our movie lounge on our comfy bean bags…


Being fully air-conditioned throughout, making for a very comfortable nights sleep during the tropical months.


Her huge deck space allows for plenty of sun bathing, and her covered areas are ideal for all weather conditions.


Optional Extras: **INTRO & CERTIFIED DIVING: Diving can be reserved through Whitsunday Sailing Adventures and is payable on check in. 4 certified and 6 intro dives are available per trip. Experience a full dive with our dive master who is highly trained!


Age for this tour is 18+(18-35 recommended)


  • Visit the top sights, Whitehaven Beach, bush walk up to Hill Inlet and several dive spots
  • Sail throughout the Whitsundays 74 Islands
  • Snorkel/dive/swim stunning pristine reefs
  • SCUBA dive – We are the best equipped dive vessel in the Whitsundays
  • Massive sun bathing decks with comfy bean bags and shaded areas for really hot days
  • Whale watching when in season (July to Sept)
  • Fully air-conditioned (an absolute must in the summer)
  • Dive platform & huge inflatable slide– not for the faint of heart!
  • Incredibly friendly and professional crew that go out of their way to ensure you have the best holiday!
  • Get your camera out for the pod of dolphins that visit us on 8 out of 10 trips. This family has been visiting us for years – our favourite thing!
  • Snorkel at North Hook, the best diving and snorkelling around! Look for some amazing species of fish and marine life including the parrot fish, bat fish, cuttlefish, giant clams and of course NEMO!
  • Cold beer, balmy evenings, gazing at the southern cross whilst you spot the shooting stars...priceless!
  • Fresh linen, sheets, blankets and pillows
  • Accommodation in multi-share air conditioned cabins
  • All freshly prepared meals and snacks – special diets on request
  • Please BYO drinks to be stored in esky/cool box
  • Massive 8 metre water slide!
  • 6 metre dive platform
  • Air-conditioning and hot showers
  • Stinger suits, snorkel equipment
  • FUN crew - we are famous for it!


Not Included:


  • Alcohol is BYO.


What to Bring:


  • Only small zipless bags onboard the vessel
  • Alcohol is BYO (maximum of 40 standard drinks per person). Strictly NO glass and NO red wine.
  • Beach towel/towel/camera/toiletries
  • Sunscreen/sunnies/hat/bathers
  • Thongs/sandals (for bush walk)
  • Light clothing – Evenings in winter can be chilly, days are hot. Summer is hot and sometimes wet
  • Weather proof jacket in wet season for walks.