Coral Sea Marina Resort is the leisure and tourism hub of the Whitsundays.
80% of all marine tourism in the Whitsundays is based at Coral Sea Marina Resort, making the marina the ideal destination to stay, play, explore the natural wonders of Australia. If you want to experience the very best the Whitsundays has to offer then your first port of call should be here!
From fishing to sailing, jetboats to helicopters it all starts here.
Have a look through these incredible experience and choose your very own Whitsunday adventure!
From half day tours to overnight charters, the fishing in the Whitsundays is incredible. Tuna, marlin, coral trout, mackerel and more are regular catches.
No experience is necessary to get out on the water and enjoy a morning’s fishing Whitsunday-style.
The Whitsundays are officially the sailing mecca of Australia. With 74 pristine tropical islands, partially smooth waters, secluded anchorages and simple navigation, the region is world-renowned for its sailing culture.
Home to the iconic Airlie Beach Race Week and Hamilton Island Race Week, which take place every year in August, hundreds of sailors every year visit Airlie Beach to set sail on their next yachting adventure. For those with little or no sailing experience, there are many day tours and overnight sailing charters departing from Coral Sea Marina daily, which a taster of a sailors life at sea.
Be warned, once you have sailed in the Whitsundays you make be hooked for life!
How about cruising the Whitsundays and being your own captain? That is exactly what is on offer with a bareboat holiday. You hire the boat, you pick the crew and you create your own adventures!
With over 120 bareboats available for hire from Coral Sea Marina, there are plenty to choose from – yachts, catamarans and motor cruisers, many that can sleep 8 - 10 people and are available 365 days a year.
Spend your days snorkeling, sailing, diving, relaxing on the deck and making lasting memories on the holiday of a lifetime.
Visit in winter and see the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat, choose summer and enjoy the balmy nights and island waterfalls.
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Jet Ski Tours
Multi award winning Whitsunday Jetski Tours offers exciting adventure tours in the Whitsundays and is the first and only guided jetski tour operating from Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach, to the Whitsunday Islands.
Guests can ride the latest model jetski into the beautiful world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park.
No license is required and no experience is necessary.
If adrenaline is your thing and you don’t mind getting wet, then a jet boat ride in Pioneer Bay could be perfect for you. Suitable for adults and children, this fun filled ride is a must do when visiting the Whitsundays.
Available daily from Coral Sea Marina, jetboating is becoming increasing popular with those who have limited time on their holiday. They guarantee plenty of full throttle action, spins, drifts and nosedives, all whilst experiencing the pristine waters off Airlie Beach. Great family fun!
Day ToursDay Tours
If you have limited time in Airlie Beach and are looking for a fantastic day tour to experience the Whitsunday islands, then there are plenty to choose from. Most day tours will offer time at Whitehaven Beach, as well as an opportunity for some great snorkeling and in some cases a relaxing bushwalk through tropical rainforest.
There are sailing vessels, speed boats and ferries to choose from, most provide catering and pick up from your accommodation. All have incredibly passionate guides who can tell you everything and anything there is to know about the region and the locations you will visit.
Sunset CruiseSunset Cruise
If you are a romantic at heart, then a sunset cruise out on the Whitsunday waters is a wonderful way to spend time with your loved one. Even the non-romantics would find it hard not to be swept up in the cool breeze, vivid sky and sparkling water that a sunset cruise would offer.
Why not book for dinner at Sorrento's restaurant, which offers a lovely addition to the sunset cruise experience. Enjoy a couple of hours on the water, then relax with a cool drink as day turns to night, overlooking Coral Sea Marina.
To dive the iconic Great Barrier Reef is one of life’s bucket list experiences and you can do it right here from Coral Sea Marina Resort. Explore underwater coral gardens, majestic manta rays and abundant fish life as selected dive sites across the Whitsundays and at the outer reef.
Diving is available for novices and experienced divers. All operators will require evidence of dive licenses (if applicable) – speak directly to the operator for details.
Boat HireBoat Hire
If you want to spend a couple of hours fishing, exploring mainland beaches or cruising out to one of the closer islands, then you can hire a small boat to make this happen. For some boats you will require a valid boat license, for others you don’t – speak with the individual operators about their requirements.
Available for half and full day hire, this is a great way to set out on your own Whitsunday adventure and see what is out on the water. Bring your own food, beverages, cameras etc. and make memories of your own.
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Learn to Sail
Whether you want to be a master skipper or simply desire a getaway sailing experience amongst the Whitsunday Islands and crystal-clear waters, Mainstay Sailing has what you want.
Mainstay Sailing, through its owners, directors and all its staff will deliver the highest level of training and services to its customers and associates. They keep up to date with the latest available equipment and technology and share the information and knowledge to improve the enjoyment and safety in sailing, cruising and in boating in general. They do their best to make it fun, interesting and to stimulate a spirit of adventure in the process.
Their teaching style and methods are tailored to cater for persons of all abilities and learning styles.
Mainstay Sailing courses and tours include RYA Training (internationally recognised qualification), sustainable sailing training, and overnight sailing adventures from 2 days to a week long training trip.
Health & WellnessHealth & Wellness
Health & Wellness
Please Note: Boxing classes are currently postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Airlie Beach Park Run takes place from Coral Sea Marina Resort every Saturday morning. Participants meet outside Bohemian Raw Cafe in the south marina resort village at 7am and complete a track which runs along the boardwalk with an incredible Whitsunday backdrop.
Yoga on the Jetty
Taking place every Saturday morning at 9am, we welcome you to join us for Yoga on the Jetty. Taking place on the private jetty at the Coral Sea Resort Hotel, this class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. $10 cash to the instructor. Bring your own towel, mat and water. Namaste!
Two times per week, we have Pilates sessions available at the marina resort. Sunday mornings at 7am and 8am, there are classes on the balcony at Lure. Focused on strength and resistance, the classes are suitable to all. $5 cash to the instructor. Bring your own towel, mat and water
Outdoor Boxing for Fitness
With stunning views back over the marina, Outdoor Boxing classes take place every Tuesday at 5:45pm. Meet at the marina resort Gardens, close to Meeting Point D for an intensive workout with like-minded people. All abilities welcome the session will be tailored to your fitness level. $7 cash to the instructor and bring water!
Taking a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef is one of life’s incredible experiences. Picture a cloudless day, water clarity so clear you can spot turtles and stingrays just below the surface and the most stunning departure point in the Whitsundays from our helipads, located on the marina’s rock wall!
The Coral Sea Flight Collection in conjunction with HeliReef Whitsundays offers a range of custom tours available for all budgets. From a 15 minute blast to a one hour Great Barrier Reef scenic, they have something for everyone available daily from Coral Sea Marina Resort.
For pricing and bookings, contact the marina office on 07 4946 2400.