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Derwent Hunter Day Sail

Departing: Airlie Beach

1 Day Tall Ship Adventure
  • Experience the sailing adventure at full tilt - help hoist the sails!
  • Langford Reef is a secluded spot with many small fish species. Bring an underwater camera for some fab shots.
  • Multi award winning eco tour
  • Family business for 27+ years
  • Get involved and sail a real tallship

Explore the reef on a rare maritime treasure, our multi-award-winning tall ship. View pristine islands, beaches and reefs and enjoy top snorkelling spots seeing turtles, numerous fish and birds. Get involved in the sailing or relax with the romance of sail.

With only 39 passengers on board our 22m Tallshiptall schooner that was lovingly crafted over 70 years ago, we sail the northern bays of the Whitsunday Islands to see beautiful coral, fish, turtles and more, up close and personal!

A great sailing adventure is offered onboard our graceful tall ship on our 1 day sailing and snorkelling adventure around the Whitsunday Islands.  

Multi award winning for Adventure and Ecotourism, this traditional yacht is one of the Whitsundays’ best appointed and has worked over 70 years under sail.

Experience its pace and stylish mode of travelling first-hand by getting involved in the sailing and help to raise the sails or watch the beautiful scenery glide by in comfort in generous seating on the huge deck.

At two top snorkelling spots on Langford Reef, guests can snorkle amongst amazing coral gardens and a myriad of different fish while swimming through warm tropical waters.

Get involved with the Eye on the Reef program. Collect data with the crew to help keep the reef in its wonderful state, a great option while observing the amazing sea life.

Refresh yourself with a cool beer or wine from the licensed bar on the way home and replenish with a delicious smorgasbord lunch as well as afternoon and morning snacks, all prepared fresh on board.

This is a great family reef trip where the children can join in on our Eco Pirate Program and learn all about the reef and then receive a certificate signed by the boats Captain. 

Our sailing tour is also a good option for non-swimmers who wish to stay dry but still enjoy the beauty and sights of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Award Winning Tall Ship

Multi award winning for Adventure and Ecotourism, our graceful tall ship and her handcrafted Tasmanian Oak and Huon Pine panelling is the romantic setting for a full day’s sailing adventure on such a special boat.

Experience the pace of this stylish mode of travelling first-hand and help raise the sails.

One of the Whitsundays’ best appointed traditional yachts, this 22m vessel offers huge deck space with generous comfortable seating from which to take in the glorious scenery.

All meals, including a delicious smorgasbord lunch as well as morning and afternoon teas, are prepared fresh on board while the licensed bar allows you to enjoy a cold beer or wine as you view the passing parade of the Whitsunday views.

This is certainly no ordinary Whitsundays sailing tour, its a voyage in the past on a ship hand built by marine craftsmen who knew how to build these classic ships to last forever.

Sailing & Snorkelling Adventure

This sailing adventure will have you exploring pristine reefs and beaches of uninhabited islands within the Whitsundays’ dazzling waterways.

A stone’s throw from Hayman Island, snorkel and enjoy swimming in warm tropical waters from the private mooring at pristine Langford Reef, around fringing corals where you may spot turtles as well as many different fish species.

The underwater gardens found here reveal some fascinating ecosystems.

A fabulous eco-guided walk will inform you all about the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, as well as showcase the cay’s beautiful white soft sand.

Another great snorkelling spot you can explore is the beautiful secluded beach of Bali Hai on nearby Black Island.

Our on board marine biologist will educate you about the Great Barrier Reef marine life to make your sailing trip even more interesting

Our 1 Day Sailing Itinerary

Courtesty coach pick ups in Airlie Beach

7.30am We meet at Abell Point Marina South Village next to Hemingways Restaurant

8.00am We depart Abell Point Marina South to head to the Whitsunday Passage

10.30am Morning tea is served before heading ashore by our tenders to Hook Island for snorkelling and beach combing.

1.30pm All passengers return to the tall ship for a buffet luncheon

2.00pm We set sail across the Whitsunday Passage and guests can purchase drinks whilst enjoying some afternoon tea

4.30pm We should be back at Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach

Included In Price

  • Visit 2 reef locations
  • Eco accredited guides & marine biologists
  • Private moorings
  • Small group
  • Licensed bar on board for a cold drink on the way home
  • Snorkelling equipment & wet suits
  • Marine Park fee
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Lunch
  • Courtesy transfers from Airlie Beach
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

8:00am

Departure Instructions

Meet at Abell Point Marina South Village next to Hemingways Restaurant for check in

Destinations

Langford Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

8.5 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Additional Information
  • All departures and itineraries are subject to weather.
  • Vessel operators reserve the right to vary itineraries for safety and passenger comfort.
  • We reserve the right to substitute vessel without notice at any time for any reasons
  • At certain times of the year ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters; to minimise this risk, passengers are provided with a full length protective ‘Stinger Suit’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling.
  • Each passenger must be able to adhere to the following: have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in english by the crew and be able to complete required safety forms in englih, a passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If they are unable to swim they will be able to participate in the sailing trip excluding water activities such as snorkelling. Passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in an emergency. For example, a 1.5 meter ladder either into the tender vessel or into the saloon area depending on the chosen vessel.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Certified Guide
  • A sense of fun and adventure
  • Beach towel
  • Hat
  • Swimmers
  • Your favourite music
  • Sunscreen (min 30+)
  • Practical clothing and footwear
  • Camera
  • Warmer clothes for winter months

  • Child rates for 4-14 years
  • children under 4 years are free.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price
  • It is strongly recommended that you have travel insurance.

Whitsundays Eco Tallship Sailing Adventures - Full Day Trip

Departing: Airlie Beach

1 Day Tall Ship Adventure

From

au$175.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$99.00
Family: au$525.00

Tour Code: 489

From

au$175.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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