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3 Day Whitsundays Backpacker Sail and Adrenalin Package

This package is specifically designed to maximize your Whitsundays Holiday and minimize the amount you spend! Have you heard all the same Whitsundays stories travelling up the coast and want to be different? How about visiting Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet look, South End Lookout, plus 4 hours on the beach, Snorkel 5 Different locations and an Island Resort!


  • 2 Hours Whitehaven Beach North End Hill Inlet Look Out
  • 2 Hours Whitehaven Beach South End including a look out
  • 5 different snorkeling locations around the Whitsunday Islands which is the Fringing Great Barrier Reef.
  • Visit an Island Resort on Long Island for a swim and cold drink
  • Sailing lessons and hands on experience (if you want to take part)
  • Legendary Fun Qualified Crew
  • All Snorkeling Equipment and Wetsuit
  • Meals and snacks on each tour
  • 2 After Parties including cheap meals and drinks
  • 20% off hostel accommodation in Airlie Beach (for between tours)

This is the ultimate Whitsundays Backpacker Adventure, Sail for 2 days and 1 night around the Whitsunday Islands on Freight Train. Then enjoy a fast-paced day tour on ZigZag

Whitsundays, a 1200 Horsepower boat built for speed and fun, exhilarating rides across the crystal clear oceans of Northern Queensland!

There is no other Whitsundays package like this. We have tailor made this Sail and

Adrenaline tour and then discounted the hell out of it! Forged by Airlie Beach locals this 3-

day package is built tough for backpackers, students, and the adventure travellers.


**Information on the 2 tours included in this epic package**

Tour 1 - 2 Day 1 Night Sailing Tour With Freight Train

This 62ft Maxi yacht has previously raced in Australia and internationally winning multiple divisions. Now she spends her time exploring the Whitsundays and giving passengers a thrilling hand on sailing journey that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Get hands on and help the crew and pull up the main sail, or just relax on the deck and enjoy the view of the Whitsunday Islands.

All meals are included and prepared on board. All food is sourced from a local independent business guaranteeing the freshest food available in the region.

Accommodation on Freight Train – share rooms with a mixture of single and double bunks

Capacity - 18 passengers and 3 crew

Departs - Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday @ 8.45am Returns - following day around 4.00pm


Tour 2 - 1 Day Tour On ZigZag Whitsundays

ZigZag is a 39ft Naiad boat with 4 engines totalling 1200 horsepower! This means the vessel is fast, yet an extremely comfortable ride, allowing guests of all ages and adventure levels to take part. We limit to just 35 guests and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon snacks.

The ZigZag crew are well known as the friendliest tour guides in the Whitsundays. They are also trained in the highest environmental standards by the company’s owner who is a marine biologist trained right here on the Great Barrier Reef.

If you like snorkelling and want to see the beautiful coral of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park then this tour is perfect for you. Our qualified crew choose the best locations that suit the conditions. These tropical waters are filled with tropical fish and turtles year round!

These areas of reef are sheltered by the islands and have a large diverse range of stunning colours and abundant sealife.

Spend up to 2 hours exploring the 97% pure silica white sands of Whitehaven Beach , you will also be served lunch here and have plenty of time to explore this iconic destination.

On returning from Whitehaven Beach we stop off at Palm Bay Resort on the idyllic Long Island, this is a secluded resort where you will get the opportunity for a relaxing swim in the pool or a drink at the bar for a short while before returning to Airlie beach.

Capacity - 35 passengers and 3 crew

Departs - Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 8.15am Returns - Same day around 4.00pm


Both Tours Include

- Snorkeling equipment is included on both tours. Stinger Suits/Wetsuits are also available

- All Meals during the tours are supplied as well as some snacks

- Catering for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free , Lactose Free, Food allergies and

anything in-between. No extra cost for dietary requirements

- Linen and pillows is available on Freight Train

Snorkelling -

You will not see the same location twice! Freight Train and ZigZag Snorkel at different locations so you will get to see twice as much as any other tour in the Whitsundays. Dive into the clear waters and see tropical fish, turtles and so much more

Whitehaven Beach -

This is the special bit!! Tours in the Whitsundays either visit the North End of Whitehaven Beach ( Hill Inlet Look Out ) or the South End of Whitehaven Beach ( the play in the sand bit). With this tour you will visit both locations for around 2 hours each. This iconic beach is 7km long and you will see most of it.

Island Resort -

The only tour allowed to visit Palm Bay Resort on Long Island, ZigZag Whitsundays will stop here for a swim in the pool and a cold drink at the bar on the way home , make sure you bring some money for a cocktail by the pool, otherwise you can laze around at the resort with afternoon tea and lap up the serenity

Do not miss this opportunity, places sell fast on this massively discount package . Why sail the Whitsundays for 2 or 3 days, and see one end of Whitehaven Beach and snorkel 2 to 3 times? When you can Sail and then speed across the Whitsundays over 3 days, snorkeling 5 times and seeing the WHOLE of Whitehaven Beach plus an Island Resort. All for a cheaper price than a 3 day 2 night tour or a 2 day 2 night tour.

Maximize your experience and minimize you money on this one of a kind Whitsundays Holiday

A booking with this package gives you exclusive deals in Airlie Beach

Upon Booking you will receive 2 separate discount vouchers in your confirmation email for Magnums hostel Airlie Beach.

This Includes:

- Discounted accommodation option - 2 nights accommodation plus parking plus bag storage from $45

- Bag Storage for the tour plus a FREE cloth bag perfect for the boat for $5 See attachment on your booking for details

How To Book - Simple, Book you date on Freight Train and you will get an open dated ticket for ZigZag. Once you have processed your booking at checkout, you will receive an email giving you all the details to book your ZigZag ticket on the date you want.

Per Person $574.00

What's included

  • 2 days and 1 night sailing aboard Freight Train
  • Full Day tour aboard Zig Zag Whitsundays
  • All meals, snorkel equipment and taxes, nothing more to pay


  • The duration of this experience is 3 days


  • Book you date on Freight Train and you will get an open dated ticket for ZigZag. Once you have processed your booking at checkout, you will receive an email giving you all the details to book your ZigZag ticket on the date you want

Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight - 60 minutes - Guaranteed Window Seat

$200.00 Save up to $149.00

2 Day 2 Night Whitsundays Sailing - Whitehaven Beach and Islands Overnight Tour

$260.00 Save up to $190.00

Cedar Creek Falls and Hydeaway Bay Tour - Ex Airlie Beach

$60.00 Save up to $70.00

Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef - Private Charter Flight for 2

$550.00 Save up to $350.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Eric from Germany wrote on 25 July 2019

Great fun!

Good and friendly service and one of the most beautiful places in the world! We had lots of fun and I can recommend this trip to everyone.

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Claudio Ferrari from Italy wrote on 16 February 2019

Great experience !!!

2 days 1 night boat trip (tot 36 hours) Day 1 spent all on the boat except for 2 stops of 1 hour each or Day 2 the best day, we were the FIRST to get to visit Whiteheaven beach, no one else was there ! We stayed there for almost 3 hours and than we left when it was getting crowded; another 45 mins of snorkelling and than we went home. The night was quite hard for me, it was really hot and humid, especially if you sleep in the couple’s zone it’s very smal. The food was SUPER !!! And you never get hungry theres always something to snack ;) ZIG ZAG tour: the crew was AMAZING ! The boat is super fast if sit at the front be prepared to have a ride on a rollercoaster !! Food was ok. The tour let you snorkel for 2 hours, visit 2 beautiful beaches and visit an exclusive resort !

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Chris Flynn from Australia wrote on 10 December 2018

freight train whitsundays experience

brilliant experience well worth it...a big thanks to kev and the crew for a great time and keeping team France in check lol ☆☆☆☆☆

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Ignasi Montero from Spain wrote on 16 January 2019


Way too many people for a small boat. Also, if you are sensitive about sexist and homophobic comments attitudes, better choose an alternative.

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Tristen from Canada wrote on 17 August 2018

100x YES!

I had an incredible experience in the Whitsundays! 3 days on 2 different boats with legendary crews, tasty food, epic views, stunning beaches, whales, fish, and turtles, just the best time! Highly recommend this package!

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