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Derwent Hunter Whitsundays Tour Information


A Historical sailing vessel with a beautiful history. Derwent Hunter Whitsundays is a one day sailing and snorkeling tour that visits the Whitsunday Islands. Originally built in Tasmania in the 1940s this beautiful sailing boat has kept to its original traditions to this day. Step back in time and enjoy the Whitsundays the way its meant to be with the sun in your face and sails pointing the way . During the tour you will visit 2 snorkel locations normally accessible by a beach. With multi tourism awards and the advanced eco tourism stamp of approval you will be sure to enjoy your day out on the water with Derwent Hunter

From $195.00 / 1 Day Sailing Tour

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Derwent Hunter Whitsundays Tour Details


Departure and Return

This Tour Departs Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, every day  at 8:00pm. with a meeting time of 7.30am and returns later that day at 4.30pm

Guest and Crew Numbers

Derwent Hunter Whitsundays takes 40 guests and has 3 crew

Locations Visited

Northern End of Hook Island. Snorkel locations can include Stonehaven Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay

Included in the price

All meals, Snorkel Equipment, Wetsuits, Free Pick up from your accommodation- you must ring the operator at least 24 hours before departure to sort out your pick up location

Eco Tourism

Derwent Hunter is a Multi Award winning Advanced Eco Accredited tour. This reef adventure focuses on low impact day trips and has many initiatives in place to protect the natural environment and educate guests while they are enjoying the amazing Whitsunday experience. This Tour has reached the highest level of accreditation with Ecotourism Australia and is a 15 year industry leader in the Whitsundays region

Snorkeling The Reef

During your sailing day tour you will get at least the opportunitiy to snorkel the coral filled bays on the coastal fringes of the islands. Here you can see turtles, Maori rasse, bat fish, 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 non confident swimmers there are noodles and flotation devices available for safety.

 

Learn to Sail

The crew are more than happy to teach you the basics of sailing. Get involved helping the crew hoist the main sail and head sail. 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 Derwent Hunter Whitsundays Day Trip

All inclusive pricing, except: Licenced bar: Beer/wine $5  soft drinks/bottled water $2.50  Please bring cash for bar purchases.

Departs: Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach. Meeting time is 7.30am at Abell Point Marina South Meeting Point (next to Abel Point Yacht Club) OR a free courtesy bus is provided from BASE Bus Stop at 7.25am or Domino’s Pizza at 7.20am. Please advise when booking/reconfirming.

Open dated tickets please give 3 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 24 hours in advance. Please phone 1300 653 100 or email res@whitsailing.com to reconfirm your pick up.

What to Bring: -Swimwear and towel -Sun safe clothing, hat and sunscreen -Light jacket/jumper for windy wet or cool days -Soft closed shoes (white soles) or barefoot option for boat plus sandals/thongs for walking ashore -Booking Voucher  & cash for drinks from bar

 

Prices do not include air fares ro transfers. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before departure  will result in complete forfeiture of the full price. We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason.

Due to Airlie Beach being located in the tropics we can occasionally experience inclement weather.  We recommend you purchase Travel Insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations.

Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond our control. All cruises are subject to weather and the vessel operator’s discretion.  Vessel operators reserve the right to vary itineraries for safety and passenger comfort.  At certain times of year ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or operators of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk you will be provided with a full length protective ‘Stinger Suit’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.com and its related bodies corporate, its officers, employees and agents are not the owner or operator of any vessel on which any passengers sail. Accordingly, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any of its sailing adventures, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law

If you have any Questions about the Mandrake Whitsundays Tour please feel free to contact us between 8am to 7pm daily

 

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