The authentic sailing boat Boomerang will take you on a thrilling tour of the Whitsundays
- Take on the Whitsundays with speed on board a true racer!
- See the best parts of the Whitsundays visiting Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and colourful coral reefs
- Lively crew who will keep you entertained and having fun the whole time
- Great social tour for hanging out with a younger crowd - great for backpackers and solo travellers
For 2 days and 2 nights, the crew of Boomerang will show you to all the hot spots of the Whitsundays. A true Maxi vessel, she boasts 83ft in length and 20ft wide - ample space to socialize during your tour. In her racing past, she has achieved great success, including placing 1st place in World Maxi Series Race, in addition to other wins in the USA, Japan and New Zealand. She has called the Whitsundays home since 2009 when she was refurbished to be a passenger vessel. Now housing 28 guests at a time, Boomerang offers a social tour that is great for backpackers and adventure-savvy travellers. Guests are welcome to help the crew sail, or to sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. Perfect for the young and young and young at heart, the average passenger age ranges from 20 - 35 years old.
Check out our video to see what the Boomerang has to offer!
Highlights & Features:
- Authentic racing boat for a hands-on sailing adventure
- Huge deck space for sunbathing and relaxing
- All snorkelling gear and instruction provided for a memorable underwater experience
- All meals are freshly prepared on board by your experienced crew
- Snorkel on the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef
- Visit the world famous Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach
- A young, fun and social demographic - very popular tour for 18-35's!
- BYO alcohol
If you want to get an insight into what true Maxi racing is all about and enjoy a good social time, book on to Boomerang today!
- Boomerang is also available for Private Charter.
Boomerang's itinerary will have you sailing around many of the Whitsundays Islands during your 2 day and 2 night adventure. As a maxi yacht, Boomerang is a performance sailer which means you will be travelling around at speed all with the help of wind power. Guests are able to give the crew a hand and help set sail, raise a sheet and have a go at the captain's wheel to give them to full sailing experience!
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Island is home to the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Here you can get active and play some beach games with your new friends or simply sunbathe and relax on the white silica sand. Hill Inlet lookout is known as one of the best views in Australia, so be sure to snap some photos to show your family and friends back home.
The best coral reefs typically exist around the Northern end of the Whitsundays Islands. Renowned sites which Boomerang usually visit are Langford Reef, Blue Pearl Bay and Mantaray Bay. The exact snorkel location depends on the sea conditions and your knowledgeable skipper will determine the best snorkelling location on the day. Either way, you will see an abundant range of corals and marine life.
Boomerang has a comfortable interior that features an open planned accommodation. Because the boat is so wide, there is plenty of deck space to relax on and soak up the sun! When she really gets going, experience the thrill of your feet dangling off the side of the leaning vessel with the ocean breeze in your hair.
Similar to famous racing ships, Boomerang offers bunk-style accommodation. Comfortable single and double bunks line the inside of the hulls, leaving lots of room for social space. Boomerang is suited for those who enjoy sleeping in a shared space, taking the opportunity to meet new people.
What To Bring
- Beach & bath towel
- Change of clothes
- Small, zipperless overnight bag*
- Warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal)
*This vessel does not allow zipped bags, please bring with you a soft eco-style bag often found at Coles or Woolworths.
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, most hostels, pre or post tour accommodation or Airlie Beach Bag Storage. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
- Wet weather jackets if needed
- $23 EMC Fee (as of 01 July 2020) - payable direct at check in.
- BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks are available for purchase on board.
Holiday Surcharges for 2020 onwards:
- Tours at sea between the 24th of December to the 2nd of January will incur a local payment once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.
- Tours departing on Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday will incur a once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.
Terms and Conditions
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.
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.
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.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
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.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
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.
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.
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.
Definitely loved it. Will probably volunteer to be on a crew some day!"
QUALITY OF TRIP - 10/10
CREW - 10/10
FOOD - 10/10
BOAT - 10/10
Would you travel again - YES"
QUALITY OF TRIP - 10/10
CREW - 10/10
FOOD - 10/10
BOAT - 10/10
Would you travel again - YES"