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Whitsunday Blue sails around one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, the Whitsunday Island chain is regarded as a sailors paradise, mentioned in the same breath as such areas as the Caribbean and Mediterranean. The close proximity of the 74 islands provides endless shelter and snug overnight anchorages, so now a fast luxurious sailing boat is all you need to complete this picture...
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|Private Double Ensuite Cabin||Private Queen EnsuiteCabin|
|AUD $549.00||AUD $569.00|
Enjoy the luxury and privacy of a stylish Whitsunday Catamaran. Fully crewed with your own personal Skipper and hostess - an ideal way to escape the ‘madding crowds’ and responsibility of a ‘drive yourself’ charter.
Two very friendly professional crew members including Skipper, and Chef/hostess. Having your own Skipper with extensive local knowledge spells total relaxation for everyone aboard. There’s no need to study charts or worry about tides and weather – you go directly and comfortably to the most scenic locations, including the least crowded beaches and proven quiet safe anchorages.
The “Whitsunday Blue” voyage was designed to be flexible so as to take in where possible the desires and wishes of the guests, and make the most of all the Whitsundays have to offer. No two trips are alike as you sail from one idyllic island hideaway to the next, and with no strict itinerary the Operator endeavors to use your choices as the guide. A quiet afternoon sunset sail or snorkelling with a 2 meter giant Maori Wrasse amongst a massive school of Yellow Tailed Fusiliers.
All gourmet meals are freshly prepared onboard by our specially trained hostess. Whitsunday Blue looks to stand above and beyond other charter boats not only because of its exclusive appearance and low guest numbers, but also by the quality menu and service provided by the live aboard crew. A selection of sumptuous seasonal meals are served, including prime fillet steaks served of a bed of sweet and chatz potato, with garden fresh vegetables served with a selection of specially prepared sauces; superbly marinated chicken fillets complimented by a generous portion of pan fried herbed baby potato with a medley of seasonal vegetables, fresh corn cobs and hot oven baked bread rolls; fabulous antipasto platters consisting of a selection of domestic and international cheeses and meats, along with the usual Greek olives, dips etc; fresh tiger prawns platter; an assortment of local fruits and that’s just the start. Just an example of some of the mouth watering cuisine you can expect on Whitsunday Blue.
Upon boarding you will be provided with a “Wish List” where you can rate your potential activities in their importance to you. We will endeavor to amalgamate all our guest wishes and design an individual voyage to cater as best as possible to all your wishes. It really is your choice! We would love you to join our experienced professional staff onboard our newest vessel “Whitsunday Blue” so we can share with you the place we call home, our little piece of paradise known as “The Whitsundays”.
Whitsunday Blues tours are tailored for clients in the 20 to 50 year age group.No children sorry, family groups can be catered for with our sensational full private charter options.
A tailored voyage around one of the world’s great playgrounds on fully serviced luxurious catamaran from a company with an exemplary reputation, what better way to spend a couple of days? So what are you waiting for ? Come sailing with Whitsunday Blue.
- Friendly and professional crew members including Skipper, and Chef/hostess
- Accommodation on the vessel
- Private personal ensuite
- Unforgettable times in Whitsunday Islands
WHITSUNDAY BLUE CLEAR KAYAKS
The Molokini is an all-transparent two-passenger kayak made out of the same durable polycarbonate material used in the production of bulletproof glass and fighter jet canopies. Each kayak has a comfy gel lined seat that is fully adjustable to incorporate those with longer legs as well as those who fit well into smaller spaces.
Tests performed with good visibility has proven that you can see the same coral that the snorkelers and scuba divers get to appreciate without getting your hair wet!
Encounters with turtles and dolphins are also common. Experience the exilerating thrill of the marine life taking a look right at you through the clear hull. Thinking you may be harbouring a snack, many cheeky smaller fish come to investigate.
If you're the person that doesnt want to get in the water and swim with the fish, then our clear kayaks are the perfect choice. Or maybe you fancy taking a closer look at the reef and fish with the freedom to discuss it immeadiately with your kayaking partner.
Whitsunday Blue is equipped with a number of bouyancy aids and paddles to make exploring the reef in our transparent kayak, both safe and enjoyable. If you have never been in a kayak before don't worry, our crew will be there to give you a bit of instruction and will be close at hand if you need any extra tips.
The following itinerary is a sample only.
Arriving at the marina around 2.15 pm is the beginning of your Whitsunday Blue experience - Waiting to welcome you aboard our magnificent catamaran are our skipper and hostess. After an onboard vessel briefing, we steam out to explore the very best the Whitsundays have to offer. We cruise effortlessly across turquoise waters to shortly arrive at stunning Mantaray Bay.
Here is your first opportunity to climb in the water and experience for yourself what the Whisundays is all about. Put on the snorkel , our magnificent coral reef is yours to explore. Be awed by huge Maori Wrasse or say hello to a giant Groper. Many of the fish are very tame and will swim right up to inspect you .
After a generous session of in water excitement Whitsunday Blue launches off towards her evening anchorage. The nightly location varies according to prevailing weather conditions, but our favourites are Cid Island or Macona Inlets. Watch the sunset over the islands as you lounge around on our comfortable foredeck nets sipping a chilled drink - where else in the world could you possibly want to be?
After dinner, kick back and enjoy the company of new friends.... After a last glance across the shimmering waters of the harbour, you fall into your huge, comfy berth and enjoy the best nights’ sleep you’ve ever had while Blue floats peacefully in her secluded anchorage..
Dont sleep in – there’s too much to do! The crew are up early to make you a cuppa and prepare your fabulous continental breakfast.
After a quiet pleasant sail we head off to visit the vast silica sands of magnificent Whitehaven Beach. See just why this beach is rated the most beautiful in the world. It will take your breath away. Wading through crystal clear water over brilliant fine white sand with the ocean vista before you is an experience never to be forgotten and another highlight of your Whitsunday Blue cruise.
Swim, snorkel or laze on the world’s finest beach. You may never want to leave but after a superb smorgasbord, we up anchor to visit one of the many sensational islands fringed by stunning coral reef. After a full day of snorkelling, swimming or simply relaxing and soaking up the magnificent views, our palatial cruise boat drifts gently up Nara Inlet for a peaceful evening in this tropical rock fjord on Hook Island...
Wake early - or late! After Breakfast explore the Inlet by dinghy or take the famous walk past ancient aboriginal cave drawings to one of Naras highest peaks. At the right time of year, a sparkling waterfall cascades from rock pools to the waters below. It’s then off around the corner to spectacular Langford reef where you can play amongst the marine life of the Whitsunday Islands with the playground of the rich and famous, Hayman Island before you.
On our trip back to Airlie Beach, lounge around on the huge forward netts and soak up the stunning views... sure to be with you for years to come... Whitsunday Blue has to be the very best way to visit as much as possible of our beautiful Island Archipelago. With our friendly crew, fine food and spacious accommodation, you’ll love seeing the Whitsundays.
Airlie Beach, Blue Pearl Bay, Border Island, Butterfly Bay, Cataran Bay, Chance Bay, Cid Harbour, Daydream Island, Great Barrier Reef , Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Langford Island, Lindeman Island, Long Island, Nara, Shaw Island, Shute Harbour, South Molle Island, Stonehaven, Tongue Bay, Turtle Bay, Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island,
|Vessel: Whitsunday Blue||Type: Sail|
|Length: 41ft||Crew: Supplied|
|Hull type: Catamaran||Cabins x 4|
|All Meals Included||Free use of snorkelling equipment|
|Fresh Linen||Fresh Tap Water|
|Rendezvous Diving Available|
Can't wait to do it again!!
The enthusim to please people has seen the company to grow quickly to lead the market in this busy charter industry. As a registered charter boat owners, the company complies with all safety standards as requested by the marine authorities and as a marine parks permit holders and is committed to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks.
The team is a happy group of qualified professionals. Your comfort, enjoyment and safety are their top priority. In a unique initiative, each member of the crew are dive qualified and possess extensive local knowledge of this unique marine park. Dedicated and enthusiastic, the crew are handpicked for their wide range of talents and set the standards for exemplary service throughout the skipper charter fleet. Whether escorting you through a coral garden, sailing at speed across the passage or cooking the perfect steak, your crew are committed to doing it better than the rest! Along with the scenery, on board comforts, spectacular diving and delectable food, the ‘gun crew’ are another reason the sailing adventure flys high in the memory of thousands of guests.
While you are sailing with us, we will endeavour to show you the very best of the Whitsunday area and in the most ecological the sound way. The staff is trained above industry standards to maintain the area in which they work space (both above the waterline and below) and see that it is in pristine condition for the next generations to experience.
What is Ecotourism?
The definition of ecotourism adopted by Ecotourism Australia is:
"Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation".
Ecotourism Australia believes that the ultimate definition of ecotourism is compliance with the core criteria stated within the Eco Certification Program.
Tourism operators in Australia who have their tour, attraction or accommodation accredited under the Eco Certification Program can genuinely claim to provide authentic ecotourism product.
There are three (3) levels of certification: Nature Tourism, Ecotourism, and Advanced Ecotourism being the highest.
Virgin Blue services Whitsunday Coast airport daily and also into Hamilton Island Airport
Jetstar airlines services Whitsunday Coast airport daily and also into Hamilton Island airport
A number of express coach companies offer multiple daily services from most major cities to Airlie Beach, Whitsunday's.
Greyhound Buslines www.greyhound.com.au
Oz experience www.ozexperience.com
Premier Motor service www.premierms.com.au
Driving south from Cairns and north from Brisbane along the Bruce Highway, turn off at Whitsunday Coast and follow the signs 26 km to Airlie Beach. Driving North from Brisbane is you take the same turn off.
Whitsunday Coast (26km inland of Airlie Beach) is the rail link to the Whitsundays and Queensland Rail operate regular services. The new high-speed tilt train services the Whitsunday region three times a week in a north and south-bound direction
Call 13 22 32 for further information. www.railaustralia.com.au/tiltTrain.php
What customers have said:
We choose getaway as we wanted a smaller more intimate vessel with the option of Scuba diving. This trip exceeded all our expectations. Both Peter the and Trish were awesome staff. we were spoilt from the moment we stepped foot aboard. We could not recommend this trip hightly enough
Sandra and Mark O'Rourke
Simply a really fun trip. The staff made us feel very welcome and I was able to learn quiet a bit more about scuba from our dive instructor Hostess Karla. Thanks guys we hoe to come back next year
Darren and Felecity Holloway
Fantastic trip from start to finish. Excellent, friendly attentive staff. Absolutely wonderful food. Really felt like the boat was ours for the duration of the trip and that we could dictate the nature of the trip. It was a wonderful 2 days, Can’t wait to return and do it all again!!
Great company, Amazing Food, Exceptionally incredible staff and blessed with the perfect weather all to create the dreamy setting and opportunity to propose to my future wife! Might see you for our honeymoon!!
Peter and Katherine Hawken.
Very relaxing and great company. Both captain and host were professional yet relaxed. Thanks very much for the much needed escape from the real world.
Spoilt on our Whitsundays’ honeymoon- Champaign, Strawberries, sunset over the ocean, picture perfect. Who needs to watch movies when you can live opportunities like these
It was the most wonderful trip I could have ever imagined, Out of this world… Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Hats off to you all.
This is our trip of a lifetime, the crew made us feel so special and memorable as it was our honeymoon. We now know where to come for all our anniversaries.
I really enjoyed the trip! Loved the diving and the Kayaking. Sarah, the food was amazing!
Such a great 3 day sailing trip. We especially loved the Kayaking, it was heaps of fun and the spa was so relaxing and enjoyable at the end of the day! Well done! You guys Rock!!
Wonderful boat! Wonderful crew! Fantastic food! Great dives! Can’t speak highly enough about this boat and the trip! It’s an ultimate dream come true.
This is the best trip I have ever been on!! EVER!! Absolutely every aspect of the trip exceeded my expectations. Oh and the diving, off the charts!! 11 out of 10!!!
Top marks to you all, 10/10- You guys are awesome! Thanks to all the crew for a fantastic time, you looked after us so well. I could get used to this lifestyle, only reason I want to leave is to avoid turning into a whale, so much food and all so good!! Diving was so cool too, Ezza is the dude!!
What more could you possibly offer?? Awesome dive spots then spa in the evening?? Genius. Amazing Crew
Last minute airfares:$600-First class
Bus not travelling, Taxi’s :$40
Viewing the Whitsundays from the spa: Absolutely Priceless, something’s money can’t buy..
Second time on this boat and it was just as fun and wicked-sweet as I remembered. The crew are my family now – I’ve never eaten so well in Australia, Excellent presentation!! Becky, Nathan, Kristian and Stu- you all freakin rock!!
It has been a perfect trip – you could not be better!! An experience for life! Thanks to you all on the vessel. I will never forget the Whitsundays, Wings and You…
I really had the ‘Time of my life”… The crew were just awesome!! I’m glad I had the intro dive, what else to say? It was WICKED!!
It’s been an awesome trip! Big Big Big respect for the crew! I wish I had time to stay around and join you guys for a beer. In relation to what I’ve heard from other vessel trips, this is definitely the best! Thank you very much. WICKED, WICKED, SUPER WICKED!! Cheers!!
Whitsundays Tropical Climate
Here in the Whitsundays our fleet of vessels operates 365 Days each year. We are proud that our occupancies annually reach over 95%.
The Whitsundays are fun to visit anytime of the year, The driest months being June through to November.
The tropical wet season occurs during January to March when days can be steamy and the summer heat is often broken by tropical showers. However during this time of year several waterfalls are very active amongst the islands and the Lush greenness of the Whitsundays is at its peak.. The Whitsundays are Situated at 20º Degrees latitiude south around the same distance from the equator as Tahitis, Hawaii, Hong Kong and Fiji and the Bahamas a very welcoming tropical climate.
Mean annual temperatures of 27ºC and a minimum of 21ºC and an estimated average of 8.25 Hours of Sunshine per day, ensure an attractive year-round climate.
Water temperatures remain a welcoming 25 degrees celsius all year round.
There is no best time of the year for Scuba Diving, All year round you can enjoy the colourful corals and exciting fish life...
Come and Enjoy our Garden of Eden.....
Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max: 30 30 29 28 26 23 23 24 25 27 29 30
Min: 25 24 24 22 20 17 16 17 19 21 23 24
Average Rainfall (mm)
Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall: 253 278 314 150 145 62 45 24 15 40 58 114
Your generous sessions of in water excitement and play amongst the marine life will work up a real appetite, which our fantastic staff will happily feed. The sumptuous gourmet meals prepared by your live aboard host are amazing. Our staff are ever enthusiastic and will provide you with superb smorgasbords – we know you will never be disappointed with the quality of our food and you will also delight in the aroma of freshly brewed local coffee. This is a BYO vessel for alcohol and there is tea and coffee making facilities and fresh fruit on offer throughout your trip and a range of soft drinks available for purchase. We are able to cater for special dietary needs, eg. vegetarian, gluten intolerant or allergies and we are happy to help with special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, just let us know at the time of booking.
A typical menu…
Arrival: Exotic tropical/seasonal fruit selection Pineapple, Rock melon, Mango and kiwi fruit.
Sunset: hordeauves Fine dips accompanied by crispy strip vegetables and savoury flavoured crudites .
Entree: Locally caught fresh Australian prawns served with a thousand island dressing on a bed of rocket lettuce.
Dinner: Flamed barbecue Tuscan chicken served with a fresh Greek salad, Lashings of Fetta, Sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives.. Accompanied with oven baked crisp herb dinner rolls. Suggested wine Western Australian Sauvignon Blanc.
Dessert: New York style cheese cake with berry coulis.
Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter, Swiss museli, cereals, warm croissants with banana bread Morning Tea Individual French pastries. Lunch: Superb smorgasbord- Tasmania smoked salmon, champagne leg ham, waldorf salad, spinach and pine nut salad, traditional greek salad with wholegrain and scotch rolls.
Afternoon Tea: Mrs Fields fudge cookies and tea/coffee and hot chocolate. Sunset: Antipasto Including stuffed olives, marinated eggplant, King Island Cheeses and gourmet dips.
Dinner: Rib fillet or select cut Kangaroo fillet topped with your choice of Bearnaise/pepper/garlic butter sauces. Served with potato gratin and steamed vegetables. Accompanied by cheese and herb ciabatta bread. Suggested wine a Barossa Valley Merlot. Dessert: Individual Creme brulee with fresh King Island cream.
Breakfast: "Whitsunday Blue Hot Breakfast" - Bacon, eggs (scrambled, fried or poached) with grilled tomato, mushrooms on toasted English muffins Morning Tea Assorted berrie and chocolate muffins. Tea/coffee and hot chocolate.
Lunch: Caesar Salad, Potato salad, pasta salad, marinated oven roasted chicken pieces served with crunchy fresh rolls.
The saloon can seat everyone for dinner, but you also have the choice of enjoying alfresco meals on the cockpit dining table, or there is a large aft bimi offering shade to hide away from the sun if you prefer.
Meals / Allergies
We have a great menu for you, however we do need to be informed at Check-in if you have special dietary requirements. If you have any medical conditions/food allergies please advise at booking and again at Check-in.
Water on boat
All our vessels have fresh tap water suitable for drinking. If you prefer bottled water you can purchase this on board most vessels. Remember to drink at least 2 litres of water per person per day!
We suggest you BYO (Bring your own) alcohol, soft drinks (no glass bottles please), spring water, juice and chocolates.
Welcome aboard “Whitsunday Blue”….where your choices become our needs. Your vessel is a quality 41 foot “Lagoon” Catamaran, designed to promote a more stable sailing experience. “Whitsunday Blue” is equipped with two Double cabins and two Queen sized cabins, all with ensuites, to carry a maximum of 8 guests. Each cabin is supplied with its own DVD system for all your visual and audio needs. The saloon and dining area consists of a polished wood table bordered by leather look lounges, all superbly lighted by the abundance of glass surrounding.
An excellent sailing vessel, “Whitsunday Blue” is equipped with the latest navigation and electronic aids. Twin forward nets combined with the more than ample deck area complete the package of style, comfort and function. An array of experiences limited only by your imagination is possible each day aboard Whitsunday Blue. Sailing, swimming, snorkelling, sunbaking, beach hopping, wining and dining are just a few of the activities offered for your choice. Another option is to visit well known Whitsunday Islands such as Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream or Club Med Lindeman and explore their collection of cocktails bars and pools.
The spectacular fringing coral reefs provide world class snorkelling and are bursting with an abundance of marine and bird life. Sail the calm and pristine waters, enjoy protected anchorages and discover world famous Whitehaven beach with its 6 kilometers of almost pure silica sand. Realize this once in a lifetime memory with the backdrop of crystal blue waters surrounding lush green tropical islands and a breathtaking crimson sunset.
Important information about your voyage
Prior to departure you will be required to sign an agreement with the operators of this vessel. Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:
The following definitions apply for the Terms and Conditions for this vessel.
- The Supplier or Operator means the operator who supplies this vessel to you on arrival.
- The Client is also referred to as the renter (s) or hirer (s)
Terms and Conditions: All prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST and National Park, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park entry fees and administration fees. Any additional hire equipment is payable on arrival. There is a 2.2% surcharge for credit card purchases.
Prices for this vessel are based on multi-share accommodation unless otherwise specified and include professional skipper and host, all meals, live-aboard accommodation, and use of snorkel equipment. Prices do not include airfares. Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst every effort is made to safeguard guests, the Operator cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond control. All cruises are subject to weather and the Operator's discretion.
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
Cancellations made less than 30 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price. The Operator reserves the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason.
The area is subject to sub-tropical weather conditions and sudden inclement weather could arise at anytime, the Operator reserves the right to cancel the vessels without notice. The Operator recommends you take out travel insurance to cover any costs and disruptions caused by such events. The Operator takes no responsibility for policies offered by insurers that do not cover for such events. When taking out travel insurance you need to check their terms and conditions to ensure you have the correct cover.
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’. Dive prices are subject to change but are correct at time of printing.
Vessel stand down procedure / policy
On occasions the vessel operators/owners will need to stand a vessel down due to maintenance, weather conditions, and low passenger numbers. As per our terms and conditions -
27.“The vessel operator reserve the right to substitute vessels or cancel cruises without notice at any time for any reason.”
28.“Cancellations and changes to the itinerary during the cruise due to weather, illness or to ensure passenger safety will not be refunded.”
- The vessel owner/operator should inform that the vessel will be stooddown before 5pm the night before the morning departure and before 09.30 for a lunchtime departure. If contact to the passengers cannot be made it may be necessary for operations staff to meet and help inform clients at the marina.
- Where possible, passengers will transferred onto a vessel within the same price / time frame and within the same fleet if possible. No transfer costs will be incurred by the passengers transferred onto another vessel within the same price/time frame and within the same fleet if possible.
- Overnight accommodation if needed or any additional costs incurred due to the standing down of a vessel will not be covered and should be claimed from your travel insurance provider.
- Where no other reasonable solution can be found due to the standown of the vessel a full refund will be provided.
PRIVATE CHARTER TERMS & CONDITIONS
Private Charter Deposits
The deposit for Private Charters is double to what is shown when you make your initial enquiry. When we have received your enquiry for a Private Charter an amended quote will be sent to you with the adjusted deposit amount for approval before proceeding.
Private Charter Balance Of Payment
The balance of payment for Private Charters after the deposit has been paid is 60 days prior to departure. This will also be amended and displayed on the adjusted quote when you make your initial enquiry.
Check in details:
Passengers must check in the day prior to departure between 11:30am-3:30pm.
Medical Requirements For Divers
To ensure your comfort and safety when diving, it is a requirement that you read the following questions carefully. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you will be required to obtain a Diver’s Medical Certificate. This certificate must be presented to your dive instructor prior to entering the water.
• Do you currently have an ear infection?
• Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
• Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
• Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
• Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
• Do you have behavioral health problems or a nervous system disorder?
• Are you or could you be pregnant?
• Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
• Ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance? Ear or sinus surgery?
• Respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
• Heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
• High blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
• Bleeding or other blood disorders?
• Seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
• Back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
• Fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?
A doctor's medical certificate may be required for some medical conditions & without this you will not be able to dive.
Prices are per person in Australian dollars and are subject to change.
What to Bring & What's Included
What to Bring
- A sense of fun and adventure!
- BYO drinks on non-licensed vessels (no glass bottles please)
- Beach towel, bathing suit and sunhat
- Practical clothing, footwear & sunscreen (min. 30+)
- Camera, batteries (+ film or memory cards)
- Please put all items in a small soft bag!
- All fantastic meals prepared on board
- Fresh linen
- Free use of snorkelling equipment
Getting to the Whitsundays
To Whitsunday Coast Airport and then take "Whitsunday Transit" coach (own expense) to Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour. Alternatively, fly to Hamilton Island Airport and take the Blue Ferries (own expense) to Shute Harbour, then take the Whitsunday Transit coach into Airlie Beach. Island Air Taxis also offer a beautiful scenic connecting flight from Hamilton Island to the Whitsunday Coast Airport, from which its just a short taxi fare to Airlie Beach.
Virgin Blue services Whitsunday Coast airport with 1 direct flight per week on Saturdays from Sydney, and daily flights direct from Brisbane. www.virginblue.com.au
Jetstar airlines service Hamilton Island airport, with direct flights daily from Sydney and Brisbane. Jetstar also services Whitsunday Coast airport, with direct flights daily from Brisbane and twice per week direct from Sydney. www.jetstar.com.au
A number of express coach companies offer multiple daily services from most major cities to Airlie Beach, Whitsunday's. See www.greyhound.com.au and www.premierms.com.au.
Driving south from Cairns and north from Brisbane along the Bruce Highway, turn off at Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) and follow the signs 26 km to Airlie Beach.
Whitsunday Coast (26km inland of Airlie Beach) is the rail link to the Whitsundays and Queensland Rail operate regular services. The new high-speed tilt train services the Whitsunday region. Call 13 22 32 for further information.
Meals / Allergies
The Operator has a great menu for you, however the Operator does need to be informed at Check-in if you have special dietary requirements. If you have any medical conditions/food allergies please advise at booking and again at Check-in.
Is there any water on the boat?
Yes, this vessel has fresh tap water suitable for drinking. If you prefer bottled water you can purchase this on board most vessels. Remember to drink at least 2 litres of water per person per day!
Do I need a sleeping bag?
No, fresh linen is provided on all cruises and some vessels even provide bathroom towels. Check in will let you know if your vessel does. Blankets are available in the cooler months.
Can I have my own cabin?
Yes you can have your own cabin, just look for one of the vessels with this option, some with their own private facilities.
Are there jellyfish in the water?
Stinger Season in the Whitsundays runs every year from October through to May. During this period, jellyfish can be found in the waters around the mainland, islands and have occasionally been found out on the reef. It is worth taking some simple precautions so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
All of the vessels supply stinger suits for the duration of the trip. It is highly recommended these be worn all year round, some vessels make it compulsory for the safety of the guests. Not only are they for safety but they keep you warm in the water, act as sun protection and are a great aid for buoyancy while snorkelling.
Do we need to pre book scuba dives?
No, both Certified divers and beginners. On the diving vessels and you visit the very best of the Whitsundays most famous diving locations. The favourites are Border Island, Mantaray Bay, Blue Pearl Bay, The Pinnacles, Butterfly Bay and Dumbell Island (weather permitting). All equipment is provided and will be suitable for experienced divers and those wanting to take the plunge for the first time.
Does the vessel supply wetsuits?
Yes and there is no extra cost.
Pre dive Information.
Onboard the vessel you will be asked to fill out a dive medical.
if you are concerned about any medical conditions you have please read the dive medical in advance.
Dive Medicals in foreign languages
No experience is necessary if you have never scuba dived before as long as you are in good physical health. If you wish to dive and are worried about some previous medical condition, then please allow time to get a dive medical from an Australian medical practice. (they can do this here at Airlie Beach for around $60).
The medical practices below on most occasions will be able to a dive medical with minimum notice.
To contact Australian Doctors in Airlie Beach:
The Doctors (07) 4948 0900 Located in the Main street Airlie Beach.
Or Whitsunday Doctors (07) 4946 6241 next to the Newsagent Shute Harbour Rd Airlie Beach.
Eco Friendly dive practices
1. Coral tissue is easily damaged, so don't touch any coral. Resist the temptation to touch other creatures. Some divers choose not to wear gloves, so they won't be tempted to grab the reef.
2. Passively observe organisms by floating in one spot Allow fish to swim past you.
3. Practice buoyancy skills in a pool or sandy area before diving near a coral reef.
4. Secure your gauges and equipment well to avoid accidental contact with the reef
5. Avoid swimming over the top of reef areas and try to remain in the sand channels between corals heads, which makes the contact with the reef much less likely.
6. Remain at least arms length from the reef unless your looking at something very carefully.
7. Avoid kicking up sand because this smothers corals when it settles and is stressful to other reef animals.
8. Always be aware of your body position in relation to the reef, especially your fins, and never stand on coral.
9. Avoid feeding reef fish. This may introduce unhealthy food items and disrupt their natural behaviour.
10. Don't collect souvenirs, including dead shells and coral rock because everything on the reef has a function and anything removed affects the reef ecosystem.
11. Use a camera to bring back memories to share, but keep a safe distance from the reef while taking pictures.
12. Encourage others to be aware of coral reef conservation and pass on your knowledge.
Dive medical in foreign languages: http://pan.search.qld.gov.au/
Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.
On departure day, before you commence your trip, you may be required to sign a rental agreement (in the case of boat charters) with the supplier of the vessel. Your rental and use of the vessel will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vessel. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vessel. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking, you must complete our no-obligations reservations enquiry form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your enquiry, we will contact you via phone or email, to advise of availability and confirm the final price is correct - and discuss payment options. A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation notice and at this stage the deposit is processed on your credit card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.
Please note we accept Visa and Mastercard and the credit card fees are:
1) 1.75% for the deposit amount.
2) 1.75% for the balance of payment.
If you are booking via phone, please first make sure you have read the terms and conditions of your selected sailing adventure. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental, trip or charter services.
Please check the terms of each vessel to see whether amendment fees apply. Please also note that for some vessels an amendment is treated as a new booking and the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). In the case of boat rental/yacht charter, if the hire or number of days is increased, an additional deposit may be required, while reduction in rental periods or price may reduce the total, but the deposit amount will remain unchanged.
Vessel Capacity and fitness to charter (for Bareboats only)
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vessel you charter is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of passengers allowed is indicated next to each vessel on this website. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A boat or trip supplier can refuse to hire a vessel to any person who is in their opinion unfit to skipper or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.