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Hop on board Apollo and enjoy the sun in the Whitsundays
Apollo offers guests the chance to experience fun in the sun in the Whitsundays. With fast sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, and one amazing crew, you'll have the trip of a lifetime! For 3 days and 2 nights you'll sail the calm waters of the Whitsundays, with the added bonus of a free dive for both introductory an certified divers. See all the beauty the tropical oasis of the Whitsundays has to offer with Apollo.
As a passenger on board Apollo you'll get to spend 3 days and 2 nights exploring all the top destinations in the Whitsundays. Sail at top speeds and enjoy every minute of your 3 day adventure that is perfect for 18-30s and backpackers and those who are looking for a social trip.
Your trip will begin at Abell Point Marina, where you'll depart early in the morning so the chance to enjoy the full day sailing, exploring and relaxing. Your first stop will be at the northern end of the islands, where you will get the chance to snorkel or dive in some of our favourite locations, such as Luncheon Bay or Blue Pearl Bay. Here you'll get to explore the beautiful corals and marine life up close, even taking the chance to enjoy a free dive. Both introductory and certified divers are welcome, subject to conditions. New and experienced divers can explore the reef at length, getting to see it in a whole new way, enjoying the colourful corals and friendly fish and sea turtles. Apollo is a full service dive vessel, with all equipment carried on board. Night dives are conducted on both nights for certified divers.
- 27 guests making this a fun and sociable experience
- Snorkelling gear and wetsuit hire included
- All meals are made freshly on-board by your awesome crew
- Morning tea and afternoon tea
- Visit the infamous Whitehaven Beach
- FREE dive
- Fresh linen provided for each guest
- BYO Alcohol
- Visit Hill Inlet Lookout
- Longer than most trips with 3 full days
- Lots of snorkelling and plenty of time in the water
- Authentic sailing boat with sailing history
Combine an extended 3 day tour with a free dive for the ultimate sailing escape in the Whitsundays on board Apollo
Apollo has a proud and extensive racing history listed as follows:
- Sydney to Hobart Race: 1 first, 3 seconds and 2 thirds
- Winner of the South China Sea Series
- Apollo has won every major race held on the East Coast of Australia including Sydney to Brisbane and Brisbane to Gladstone
- Apollo set the record for the Sydney to Southport race
- Winner of the Kenwood Cup
- Winner of the Around Hawaii Island Race
- Winner of the Cairns New Guinea Race
- Winner of the Hobart to Honiara Race
- Winner of the 6 grueling Whitsunday Fun Races consecutively
You'll board Apollo early in the morning for an adventure you'll never forget. You'll depart Abell Point Marina around 8am, setting sail for the amazing Blue Pearl Bay, allowing your crew to set sail and harness the power of the wind. Feel free to help them out and gain some sailing experience, or pay back and relax while you enjoy the ride. Once you arrive in Blue Pearl Bay you can choose to snorkel or do a free scuba dive to check out the marine life below. The Great Barrier Marine Park has amazing and diverse marine life just below the surface of the ocean, ready to be explored! Afterwards, you'll head to Hook Passage where you will be spending your evening in the calm waters.
After an early rise, you'll set sail for the most desired destination of them all - the stunning Whitehaven Beach. With its 7 kilometres of pure white silica sand, you can enjoy a number of hours exploring, relaxing, sunbathing and bushwalking. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a leisurely walk to Hill Inlet to view the amazing and picture-perfect sand formations below. Afterwards, board Apollo again for another exhilarating sail to your evening anchorage site. With a fun night ahead full or games and socialising, you'll make friends and memories to last a lifetime!
Day three is your final day on board Apollo, where you'll get to enjoy some more snorkelling or diving at another coral reef. The day includes a hearty breakfast followed by another sail which you can join in.
Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
The coral reefs around the Whitsunday Islands have been renowned as some of the most beautiful in the world. The islands offer unique protection to the fringing reefs, making it the perfect environment for hundreds of different types of corals to flourish. Here, you will find thousands of different fish species as well as other marine life like turtles, dolphins, dugongs, reef sharks and even manta rays. The best way of seeing these critters up close is by scuba diving. Apollo offers the first dive for free, but we are sure you will want to get back in to see more. Please note conditions apply for diving, see the more information section for more details.
Additional dive prices:
Introductory Dive: $60
Certified Dive: $55
Certified Night Dive: $70
Certified Dive Package (1 Night, 1 Day): $110
Lunch: Basil pesto, Garden salad and cold meat platter
Snacks: Tea, coffee, lamington fingers and nachos
Dinner: Rice, garlic bread and roo stew
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, fresh fruit, bread and spreads and cereals
Lunch: Garden salad, sausages, pumpkin risotto and breads
Snacks: Crackers, cheese and dips
Dinner: Garlic bread, vegetables, mashed potatoes, steaks and gravy
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, breads, spreads, cereals, scrambled eggs, bacon and baked beans
Lunch: Tomato pesto pasta, potato salad, bread rolls, salad platter and leg of ham
Please note this is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments
All dietary requirements can be catered for but may incur an additional fee. Vegetarian $5.00 surcharge. Please advise when booking.
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What To Bring
Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal)and cash/card for on board purchases. Please feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles please.
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
- 1 FREE scuba dive
BYO drinks/alcohol (no glass). Scuba diving (after the first FREE experience) is an additional cost - all diving can be decided on and paid for on board.
Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over and they will require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions or if over 45 years old.
Please read the following questions carefully:
- Do you currently have an ear infection?
- Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
- Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
- Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
- Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
- Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
- Do you have active asthma or history of asthma, 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?
- Do you have a history of colostomy?
- Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
- Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
- Are you over 45 and do you have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
- Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
- Do you have a history of diabetes?
- Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
- Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
- Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)
- Are you over 45?
If any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.
A Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from:
The Doctors, 283 Shute Harbour Road (Opposite McDonalds) Airlie Beach, Ph: 07 4948 0900
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. Also please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers traveling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sunset, Scuba, Turtles, Making friends, Beaches, Chilling....."
Best part was Whitehaven Beach, circle of love and snorkelling. Crew was really good fun!"
Diving and snorkelling was really cool and Whitehaven."
Everythings are amazing! "
Best part was snorkelling , diving, swimming on Whitehaven. But could have been better if we could have gone to the look out. Crew were pretty damn awesome!"
Best part was diving and Whitehaven beach and seeing wildlife. Crew were polite, knowledgeable and hard working."
The Food: 11/10
The Crew: 10/10
Best part was snorkelling in particular going to the turtles. Also Whitehaven Beach of course! Considering the size of the Kitchen the food was amazing! "
Best part was Whitehaven Beach (would love more time there) Diving and snorkelling, swimming with turtles and watching the whales - pretty much everything! Crew were awesome! "
Best part was swimming with turtles. Crew excellent"
The Food: 10/10
The Crew: 10/10
Best part was crew and snorkelling."
The Food: 9/10
The Crew: 10/10
The best part was the 2nd snorkelling the 2nd day. The crew cool and fun."
The Food: 9/10
The Crew: 10/10
The best part was the 2nd snorkelling spot. I found the crew to be awesome."
Crew: very funny and cool, real sailors. "
The Food: 10/10
The Crew: 10/10
Would you recommend Apollo: 10/10
Awesome guys! Always in a good mood and very hard working! The best part of the trip was the snorkelling & sailing!"
Food - 10/10
Crew - 10/10
Recommend - 10/10
Snorkelling and scuba diving the reefs was amazing! I also loved the atmosphere and vide of the people. Great time! Crew funny, friendly and fun to be around."
The best part was seeing the turtles at Langford Island and the beautiful views of Whitehaven beach. Crew excellent, they really made the trip. "