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Apollo 3D2N

FROM: $625
26
3D
2N
Min. Age
16 Years+
4.9 (390 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Thu, Sun
Returns: 4:00pm - Sat, Tues

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $659 $625 AUD / Person - Shared Accom (Between: 15 Oct 2023 and 31 May 2024)

Highlights

beach_access Whitehaven Beach Hill Inlet Lookout  Great Barrier Reef
 Snorkelling anchor Vessel History restaurant Delicious Menu
groups Fun & Social Vessel sailing Authentic Sailing wine_bar BYO Alcohol  

Ready for a whirlwind adventure into the deep blue? Jump on board Apollo and soak up the action!

  • Have fun with an amazing crew and a jam-packed itinerary, snorkelling, fast sailing and excellent catering!
  • Experience authentic sailing and visit Whitsundays highlights, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.
  • A fun social group suitable for the young at heart, with natural beauty and fun at every turn! 
  • Apollo has just had a complete refit, looks new inside, and is the best-presented Maxi in the Whitsundays.

All aboard Apollo for the ultimate adventure sail trip! If you’re entranced by the deep blue and can’t get enough of the salt water, you’re going to love this Apollo tour. For three blissful days, you’ll get to explore the top destinations in the Whitsundays! Experience real sailing and cruise at top speeds, soaking up the sun and enjoying every minute of your adventure! Apollo is the perfect vessel for wanderlust-seeking travellers, featuring a lively and social atmosphere!

The journey begins at Coral Sea Marina, where you’ll depart bright and early! Enjoy a full first day of sailing and exploring - it’s just a taste of what’s to come! The first stop on your adventure is the northern end of the islands, where you’ll enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in our favourite locations! Fancy seeing the colourful coral at Stonehaven Bay or Langford Reef? You’re in luck! Soak up the beauty of the underworld up close and personal, catching a glimpse of the kaleidoscopic coral beds and the amazing marine life. Explore the beauty of the reef and rub shoulders with fish, sea turtles and even manta rays!


Apollo Features

  • Up to 26 fun-loving guests for a fun, sociable experience 
  • Freshly onboard prepared meals 
  • Soak up both ends of the famous Whitehaven Beach!
  • Experienced crew to show you the island highlights
  • Walk up to the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Ample snorkelling and time in the water
  • Snorkelling gear and wetsuit hire included
  • Fresh linen is provided for each guest
  • With 3 full days at sea, Apollo gives you a unique perspective!
  • Authentic sailing boat with a trophy-winning history
  • Apollo is a huge Maxi yacht at 75ft long
  • Fully refitted in 2022
  • BYO drinks & alcohol

Apollo Whitehaven Fun!

Important Information:

  • If you have any dietary requirements (gluten-free, celiac, lactose-free, dairy-free, or vegan) there will be a fee of $10 per day to cater towards those needs. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any requirements.
  • The minimum age for Apollo is 16 years. 

Sample Itinerary

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Day one

This incredible experience begins bright and early, with guests able to check in at Coral Sea Marina from 8:00 AM, ready for a 9.30 AM departure. Our first port of call is the wondrous Stonehaven Bay with a stop via Langford Reef. Enjoy an incredibly authentic sailing experience on a world-class sailing boat with an extensive racing history. Your experienced and passionate crew will tri...

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Day one

This incredible experience begins bright and early, with guests able to check in at Coral Sea Marina from 8:00 AM, ready for a 9.30 AM departure. Our first port of call is the wondrous Stonehaven Bay with a stop via Langford Reef. Enjoy an incredibly authentic sailing experience on a world-class sailing boat with an extensive racing history. Your experienced and passionate crew will trim the sails and harness the power of the wind! Feel free to help them out and gain some sailing experience, or sit back and relax while you enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. Arrive at Stonehaven Bay and opt to snorkel and rub shoulders with the marine life below. It truly is an incredible site to explore, boasting a diverse range of corals and marine life to spot. After a day of splashing about, settle in where we'll spend the night at Stonehaven Bay.

Turtle swimming in the reef

Day two

After rising early, Apollo will set sail for Tongue Bay where you'll spend the day exploring Whitehaven Beach. Boasting 7 kilometres of pristine and dazzling white silica sand, you’ll get to laze about, explore, sunbathe and bush walk to your heart’s content. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely walk to Hill Inlet, where you’ll witness one of the most incredible views in the area. The creamy blue and white cosmos below is the heart of the Whitsundays! After your walk, you’ll board Apollo again and set sail for another cozy anchorage site for the evening. Get ready for a fun night ahead with games, socialising and an incredible atmosphere! 

Whitehaven Beach friends walking down the beach

Day three

As the final day aboard Apollo creeps around, you’ll end your incredible journey with a delicious and hearty breakfast. Followed by more time in the water, snorkelling another coral reef. You also might visit Ngaro Caves at Nara Inlet before you set sail back to Airlie in time to enjoy the rest of your evening.

Woman onboard in a yellow hat

Snorkelling 

Renowned as some of the planet’s most beloved natural gems, the coral reefs surrounding the Whitsunday Islands offer unique protection for the pristine fringing reefs. Home to hundreds of species of coral and marine life including fish, turtles, dolphins, dugongs, reef sharks and even manta rays, there’s so much to explore! 

Racing History

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
  • The only boat to Win 6 Whitsunday Fun Races consecutively

Layout

Apollo Maxi Floorplan

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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Your trip aboard Apollo is accompanied by a divine menu, prepared fresh onboard from local ingredients. Check out Apollo's sample menu for an idea of the food that awaits! BYO alcohol.

A platter of vegetables, crackers and dips on Apollo

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Your trip aboard Apollo is accompanied by a divine menu, prepared fresh onboard from local ingredients. Check out Apollo's sample menu for an idea of the food that awaits! BYO alcohol.

A platter of vegetables, crackers and dips on Apollo

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag with:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Toiletries
  • Beach & bath towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)
  • Extra money for on board purchases

No suitcases or bags with wheels are allowed.

In need of somewhere to store your luggage while you're away? We've got you c...

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag with:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Toiletries
  • Beach & bath towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)
  • Extra money for on board purchases

No suitcases or bags with wheels are allowed.

In need of somewhere to store your luggage while you're away? We've got you covered! Come down to The Travel Shop (344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach) anytime between 7am and 7pm to drop your bags at our secure luggage store. 

You will also need to bring your own soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles, please.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Host
  • Filtered water station
  • All Meals
  • Linen 
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Marine Park fees and taxes

What's Extra

  • BYO soft drinks/alcohol (no glass).
  • Luggage storage
  • Special dietary requirements ($10 per day)

Terms and Conditions

You must be 16 years and above to travel on Apollo. Any guest between the age of 16 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling 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.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

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 the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 21 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are all meals included?

Yes, you will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus morning and afternoon tea.

Is there drinking water on board?

Yes, there is a filtered drinking water tap. We recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle with you.

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes, all diets can be catered for. Keep in mind that there is a fee of $15 per day for any special dietary requirements (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc). 

Will I be able to charge my phone?

In the main saloon is a charging station. Keep in mind that there are only USB ports for charging devices. 

What is the age limit for Apollo?

Apollo is recommended for those aged 18-35 years, but the minimum age for travel is 16 years old

Are there hot showers?

No, unfortunately there are only cold showers on board (trust us - in Summer that'll be all you'll want!)

Can I smoke on board?

Yes, there are designated smoking areas at the back of the boat. The crew will point them out when you are on board. 

Is snorkelling gear included?

All snorkelling gear including fins, masks, wet/stinger suits and snorkels are provided on board. 

Where can I store excess luggage?

We don't recommend taking large bags or suitcases on Apollo as you will need a small soft bag. However, we offer luggage storage for as little as $10 a day in our Travel Shop which is located at the top of Airlie Beach's main street. The address is 344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802.

Is there air-conditioning on board?

Unfortunately there is not air-con on board but there is plenty of air flow through the windows to keep you cool at night. 

Is there an afterparty for Apollo?

Yes! There is an amazing afterparty hosted at Mama Africa nightclub on Airlie Main Street on the evening you get back to Airlie Beach. 

Is parking available at the marina?

Yes, you can park your car at the marina but daily rates do apply. 

Can I bring children on Apollo?

No, the minimum age we recommend for this tour is 18 and above. 

Is Apollo wheelchair-friendly?

No, Apollo is not suited for those requiring a wheelchair.

What if I can't swim? Can I still come?

This is a case-by-case scenario. We wouldn't recommend Apollo if you aren't comfortable getting in the water as a lot of the activities involve swimming. Alternatively you could opt for a sunset sail where you don't have to get off the boat. 

Is there wifi on board?

No, there is not wifi on Apollo. Keep in mind that majority of the time you won't have any phone signal through the islands. 

What are the sleeping arangements?

You will be sleeping in shared accommodation in bunk beds. 

Does Apollo sell alcohol on board?

No, Apollo is BYO alcohol. It is recommended that you bring cans on board and avoid glass or red wine. 

How many bathrooms are on board?

There are two bathrooms with toilets, sinks and hot showers on board Apollo. 

Can I go if I get seasick?

Apollo is a sterdy maxi yacht and most of the time you will likely be sitting in the fresh air while you are sailing. If you are prone to seasickness we recommend taking travel sickness tablets before boarding. 

How many crew will be on board?

This depends on how many people have booked. You will likely have at least 3 crew members on board.

Are there towels on board?

No, you will need to bring your own towel.

Is bed linen provided?

Yes, you will be provided with sheets and a pillow.

Are stinger suits available?

Yes, we advise all guests to wear stinger suits for safety. They will be provided when you check in.

What happens if my tour is stood down?

If your trip on Apollo has been stood down, you will be contacted by either the tour operator or by us at Sailing Whitsundays. In that case, we will then go through your options. You can read more on our stand down information page.

Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 390 reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Eleni Evgenia Douligeri , 29 Dec 23
Best Xmas ever! The crew has been amazing!
Rhona Foster, 19 Dec 23
I had the best time on Apollo! Sensational snorkeling spots, beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets with a super fun group. The crew were excellent. Fun, friendly and took good care of us and the boat. And fed us very well! I'd absolutely recommend Apollo and would love to be back on it.
Stephanie carroll, 05 Dec 23
It was a great experience on the Apollo, made loads of friends, the food was delicious and the staff were very good. I would highly recommend these trips. Stephanie
Abbie, 17 Nov 23
Friendly crew. Saw all the best places
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