1 Day Luxury Airlie Great Barrier Reef Tour
Sail Derwent Hunter on a traditional tall ship and partake in snorkeling and beach exploration at two premier reef/island destinations.
Enjoy a day sailing on Derwent Hunter, a magnificent tall ship in the Whitsundays from Airlie beach! Focusing on traditional sailing, snorkelling, and beach exploration, you have the unique opportunity to get hands on and involved with sailing and experience one of life's truly great adventures!
Get away from the crowds and help sail a tall ship! This is much more than a ferry ride to the islands, it is a once in a life time experience!
Visit Two snorkelling spots visiting some of the best fringing reef in the Whitsundays at the Northern End of Whitsunday Islands (Langford Reef, Bali Hai, Cave Cove, Blue Pearl Bay)...we chose the best sites on the day dependent on weather, number of people etc
Derwent Hunter has large spacious decks to create a comfortable sailing experience within the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands- great for first time sailors and those who prefer to spend their evening ashore.
Learn about the Whitsunday Wildlife, islands and aboriginal history from the fun guides. View our Ospreys, and numerous turtles who reside at the northern islands.
Enjoy a non stop smorgasbord of sensational food- morning tea & cakes, buffet lunch and afternoon h'or dourves, all freshly prepared on board. Indulge in an afternoon beer or wine from our licensed bar (Eski!) as you sail back to Airlie Beach.
Itinerary Eco guided tour
8.00 am - Set sail across the Whitsunday passage, help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax enjoying the spectacular scenery.
10.30 am - Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, with chocolate cake, biscuits and seasonal treats before heading ashore at Langford Reef/Bali Hai for snorkelling and beach exploration at two different locations. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities.
1.30 pm - Return to the vessel for a delicious smorgasboard lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits
2.00 pm - Depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday passage. Grab a drink from our licenced bar and enjoy afternoon cheese biscuits and snacks on the way home.
Returns: Abel Point Marina 4.30pm for courtesy bus home
Includes free pick up and drop off from Airlie Beach accommodation.
Departs: Abel Point Marina South, Shingley Drive at 8.00am Daily (except Tuesdays)
If making own way to Abel Point Marina south, please be there by 7.30am, meeting point is next to Barcelona Cafe. Returns 4.30pm
Free courtesy Bus to and from Abel Point Marina, please advise pick up point (Airlie Beach/Cannonvale/Jubilee Pocket Accommodation) at time of booking.
For pick ups from Nomads/BASE/Beaches/Magnums pick up time will be 7.05 am at the Central Airlie Bus Stop opposite McDonalds.
For YHA Airlie Beach pick up time will be at Domino's Bus stop to the left of YHA 7.20am.
Other pick up times:
6.55 Adventure Whitsunday (Bus stop at the front of park)
7.00 Club Croc At reception (also pick up point for Seabreeze Tourist Park)
7.05 Central Airlie Bus stop (main street)bus Stop opp McDonalds
7.10 Flame Tree Caravan Park (Bus stop outside), Airlie Cove Caravan Park (Bus stop outside) Mango House (Best Western)outside reception Island Gateway Caravan Park (outside park entrance)
7.15 Whitsunday Vista (outside reception) Blue Horizons (outside) Whitsunday Vista Colonial Palms (outside reception) Peppers Coral Coast (cnr mount whit & Hermitage Dr) Boat House Outrigger Resort (outside reception at roundabout)
7.20 Dominoes Bus Stop, Whitsunday Terraces (opposite reception) Martinque (bottom of driveway) Pinnacles (bottom of driveway) Mediteranian (bottom of driveway) Toscana (bottom of driveway) Waters Edge Resort (bottom of driveway) Airlie Beach Appts (bottom of driveway) Azure Sea (bottom of driveway) Reflections (bottom of driveway) Waterview Appartments (bottom of driveway)
7.25 Sunlit Waters/Airlie Appartments (park bench outside) Airlie Motor Lodge (bottom of driveway) Seastar (cnr nara & Orana Street) Mayora/Island view (cnr Nara & Orana Street) Searene Appartments (bottom of driveway) Summit Appartments (bottom of driveway)
7.30 Coral Sea Resort (outside reception) Marina Shores/Penninsular (at roundabout) Shingley Beach (outside reception)
soft drinks/bottled water $2.50
Please bring cash for bar purchases