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What tours in the Whitsundays are suitable for a deaf passenger?

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The Whitsundays are one of the most beautiful places in Australia. With bucket-list items like Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at your fingertips, the Whitsundays are the ultimate getaway into the tropics. It appeals to all of the senses, with its fantastic sights, smells and experiences and is inclusive to all walks of life. If you’re visiting the Whitsundays but are deaf or hearing impaired, there are many tours available to you so you can come enjoy this amazing part of Australia.

With so much on offer everyone can enjoy the Whitsundays in their own way. If you have an impairment and plan on going on a sailing tour or other Whitsundays adventure, it’s suggested, if not required, that you travel with a companion or travel buddy. This will ensure that you can enjoy your day in the best way possible, at ease and in comfort. If you are hearing impaired, your companion can help you learn all of the safety features of the boat and ensure you are able to enjoy your day in the best way possible and stay safe at the same time.

As safety is the most important part on any trip, having someone who can interpret safety precautions to you is often a requirement on your tour. Some tours offer written safety features, meaning you may be able to read about rules and regulations on your trip, rather than have an interpreter or have to lip read. If you have any questions, you can ask for a one-on-one discussion with your crew to ensure you understand all of the safety features of each boat, where they’ll be happy to communicate them to you.

Each tour has different limitations on what passengers are able to do during their day, so it’s always a good idea to ask your agent or your crew on board what’s available to you. Every tour has the goal of making sure each and every passenger has the best day possible and can explore the Whitsundays at ease.

Tours that are ideal for hearing impaired passengers include Solway Lass, Whitsunday Blue, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Full Day Cruise, Reefworld and Whitsunday Bliss. Ask us which tours are available to you so you can enjoy the beauty and adventure that the Whitsundays has to offer.

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