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Great fun and great value on Apollo's slightly longer maxi adventure sailing tour!
Apollo offers guests the chance to experience fast sailing and scuba diving. After the excitement under sail, you will have more time to relax at stunning Whitehaven Beach. For an added bonus a FREE dive is included for both introductory and certified divers, the best way to explore the magnificent reefs and marine life! This famous sailing vessel will take you on an action packed 3 day fast sailing adventure around the Whitsunday islands.
As a passenger on board Apollo 3 days/2 nights trip you will have the chance to see all the top destinations of the Whitsunday Islands in top speed. This fun 3 day adventure is perfect for the 18-30s and backpackers and it begins at Abel Point Marina early in the morning so that you have a full day to enjoy sailing hard and fast towards the first location at the northern end of the Whitsunday Islands. Here is your chance to explore the idyllic locations like Luncheon Bay or Blue Pearl Bay where marine life and colourful corals are in abundance. Take advantage of your FREE dive for both introductory and certified divers, subject to medical and conditions. This is the perfect way to discover the magnificent coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Apollo is a full service dive vessel, with all equipment carried on board. Night dives are conducted on both nights for certified divers and again are a trip highlight.
- 26 guests making this a fun and sociable experience for all
- Snorkelling gear and wetsuit hire included for your convenience
- All meals are made freshly on-board by your awesome crew
- Morning tea and afternoon tea
- Tea and coffee
- FREE dive
- Fresh linen provided for each guest
- BYO Alcohol
Most of the tours in the Whitsundays are 2 days and 2 nights but Apollo offers you an extra day of excitement as well as a free dive. There is no going wrong choosing Apollo for top value!
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
Board Apollo and get ready for an adventure you will never forget. With your crew hoisting the sails, and you can help if you like, you will set sail to Blue Pearl Bay. Upon arriving at your destination, you can try your hand at our Free Scuba Dive and also snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. When the diving/snorkelling activities wrap up, you will sail to Hook Passage where Apollo will drop anchor for the evening.
Set sail to the most desired destination of all - the stunning Whitehaven Beach. With its 7 kilometres of pure white silica sand, you can enjoy a number of hours exploring, relaxing, sunbaking and bushwalking. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a leisurely walk to Hill Inlet to view the amazing and picture-perfect sand formations below. Board Apollo again for another exhilarating sail to your evening anchorage site. Then, get set for plenty of onboard social festivities as the night progresses!
With an early start on your final day, get set for some more time exploring the world below, snorkelling and diving 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, sharks (the friendly ones!) 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 & cold meat platter
Snacks: Tea, coffee, lamington fingers & nachos
Dinner: Rice, garlic bread & roo stew
Breakfast: Tea & coffee, fresh fruit, bread & spreads and cereals
Lunch: Garden salad, sausages, pumpkin risotto and breads
Snacks: Crackers, cheese & dips
Dinner: Garlic bread, vegetables, mashed potatoes, steaks & gravy
Breakfast: Tea & coffee, breads & spreads, cereals, scrambled eggs, bacon and baked beans
Lunch: Tomato pesto pasta, potato salad, bread rolls, salad platter & 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.
Skipper, host, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire and snorkelling equipment and all Marine Park fees and also 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. "