Samurai Whitsundays Tour Information
Sailing on an ex-racing yacht is one of the most invigorating holiday activities you can experience. Samurai Whitsundays runs two days 1-night tours of the Whitsundays Islands. Departing from Airlie Beach, you spend your holiday exploring the coral-filled bays around the islands and visit the jewel in the region’s crown, Whitehaven Beach. All Samurai guests will get to experience Hill Inlet Lookout on the Northern end of the beach; here you will see the famous swirling sands in the inlet. The boat was refurbished last year and sleeps 23 guests comfortably in a mix of share single and double beds. Samurai was one of the final boat designs to sail on its side and lean far over. If it’s an adrenaline-filled two days, your after….this tour is for you!
2 Days 1 Night Whitsundays Tour
Our Booking System
Our booking system has been designed to allow you to check the latest availability, When you push BOOK NOW our Booking System will connect to the tour operators server and will tell you how many tickets are left for that date. Be aware as our website collects the up to date availability for each date, the calendar can take 10 to 20 seconds to load the date you want. Once you book, our system will immediately book you on the tour. You will then receive your tickets by email with everything you need to know including where to be and what times.
Samurai Whitsundays Trip Details
Departure and Return
This Tour Departs Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, every Monday Thursday and Saturday at 8:30pm. and returns the next day at 4.00pm
Guest and Crew Numbers
Samurai takes 23 guests and has 2 crew
Whitehaven Beach including the famous Hill Inlet Lookout on the Northern End. Snorkel locations can include Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay plus plenty of other Awesome destinations
Included in the price
All meals, Linen, Snorkel Equipment, Wetsuits
Samurai Whitsundays Tour visits Whitehaven Beach for around 2 hours. During this time you embark on a bush-walk from Tongue Point (northern end of Whitehaven), this walk takes around 15 minutes, once at the top you will experience Whitehaven Beach above on the viewing platform. This breathtaking view from here lets you see all 7 km of the beach as well as the world famous swirling sands that form the inlet
Snorkeling The Reef
During your 2 day tour, you will get at least 2 opportunities to snorkel the coral-filled bays on the coastal fringes of the islands. Here you can see turtles, Maori wrasse, batfish, parrot fish, clown fish (Nemo) plus plenty more! in most bays, the coral starts close to shore and is easily accessible by the small tender boats. For the nonconfident swimmers, there are noodles and flotation devices available for safety.
The crew is more than happy to teach you the basics of sailing. Get involved helping the crew hoist the mainsail and headsail. The qualified team on board will give you lessons, and if you’re lucky you may get to stand at the helm and steer the boat towards your next destination. This is optional if you do not wish to participate you can just lye back and enjoy the ride.
Pre-Departure Information For Samurai Whitsundays Trip
Where do I Check In?
Special diets: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free – MUST be notified when making your booking:
- Check-in for Samurai at Magnums Airlie Beach (under the clock tower) at 3.30pm the day before your departure date
- Lockers at $5 per person for your backpacks/luggage over the duration of the tour
- Soft bags without zippers can be purchased @ $2 each.
What’s Included in the Trip?
- Free use of snorkeling equipment
- Freshly prepared meals
- Learn how to sail
- Learn how to snorkel
- Fresh clean linen
- Guided bushwalk
- Whitehaven Beach
- Hill Inlet Lookout
- Stinger suits provided
What Should I bring?
- Spray Jacket
- Cash donation for esky ice (BYO), cold soft drinks & cold water
- BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine please)
- All in a small bag without a zipper
What’s on the Menu?
All meals are freshly prepared by us with seasonal, fresh produce and there is plenty of it.
Sample menu: Day 1:
Morning tea: Cookies, tea, and Coffee
Lunch: Fresh Roasted Chicken with stuffing served with garden salad and wraps or rolls
Afternoon tea: Crackers and Dips
Dinner: Crumbed Whiting fillets served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and garlic bread
Day 2: Breakfast: Freshly sliced fruit, cereals, pieces of bread, and toppings
Morning tea: Cookies, tea, and coffee
Lunch: Deli meats, traditional tomato pasta, garden salad and bread
Afternoon tea: Crackers and Dips
*(This is a sample menu only, the menu can be updated/changed due to the availability of fresh local produce on the day)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Cancellations made less than 21 days before departure will result in complete forteiture of full price,
early cancellations within 21 days will incur a $30 cancellation fee, transfers/change of booking date will incur a $20 fee.
We recommend you take out travel insurance.
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