Departure Information

Congratulations on choosing your holiday with OzSail

Maybe you see yourself sunbathing on the pure white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, or maybe you envisage yourself hoisting the sails on one of our performance yachts and experiencing some very serious sailing. Whatever your expectations are, everyone here at OzSail would like to make sure nothing spoils your Whitsunday sailing holiday, please take the time to read through the below information.


UPDATE - Guests travelling on Avatar and Mandrake who have received an online check-in email with login details can check in HERE.

Ensure you check-in for your boat briefing at our Reservations Office; Shop 3 / 398 Shute Harbour Rd, (map Below) any time between 8.30am and 9.30am on the day of departure, or between 12pm - 4pm the day before departure.. All you need is your ticket and we will give you a boarding pass, map and a list of what to take, you will have at least 2 hours after the briefing to pack and make your way to the marina.


Only small bags are allowed on-board the boats. The same size as carry-on luggage on an air plane is a good guide. You hotel/hostel will have bag storage for you or alternatively we have storage at our office check in office.


We cater for any special dietary requirements. Please let us know well in advance if you have special dietary requirements.

Drinking water and BYO

We have drinking water available on all our vessels. Ensure you drink enough fluids. All boats are BYO alcohol.

No Glass/Plastic

Do not bring any glass or plastic bags on the boats. OzSail is committed to protecting the environment and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and marine animals.

Sea Sickness

If you think you may suffer from sea sickness, please ensure you consult your doctor or pharmacist on how to manage this on-board.

Sunscreen and Hat

You will be in a tropical environment. Dehydration and sun strike are a real risk. Please ensure you apply sunscreen every 2 hours (min 30+) and wear protective clothing, including a hat.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure you have it, we don’t want your holiday to be spoiled.


The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is located in tropical North Queensland. This means that in summer the weather can be very hot (with temperatures up to 38 degrees Celsius with 100% humidity).

Please Note

Although we try and depart on time, there are factors such as tides and weather that can change a departure time by up to 3 hrs. You must ensure that you are at the briefing on the morning of departure to get your updated departure time.