Broomstick

FROM: $750
18
4D
3N

Departure Times

Departs: 9:30am - Enquire
Returns: 3:30pm - Enquire

Pricing Options

RRP $850 $750 AUD / Person - Shared Accommodation (Between: 01 Jul 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)

Feel the need for speed? Broomstick can offer you this and more!

  • Enjoy an extended tour so you have more time to explore, relax and not be rushed.
  • Enjoy the thrill of sailing around the Whitsunday Islands on a speedy maxi yacht.
  • Spend a whole day at Whitehaven Beach, and visit both Hill Inlet and South Whitehaven lookout.
  • Optional island resort stop for lunch, cocktails and use of facilities!
  • Designed for speed, you sure to have the time of your life on board Broomstick!

The experienced crew of Broomstick will take you on a thrilling adventure throughout the Whitsunday Islands, taking you to all the most popular destinations. Join like-minded passengers as you participate in activities such as snorkelling, bush walking and of course, sailing! This fun tour is ideal for those who are craving adventure and the thrill of sailing around as the world passes by!

Highlights & Features:

  • Experience a real sailing adventure and race against other Maxi yachts
  • Open a whole day at the famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Visit Hill Inlet lookout and South Whitehaven lookout
  • Enjoy multiple bush-walks and hikes (with lookouts and stunning views)
  • Get involved in the sailing! (or just sit back and relax)
  • Snorkel up to 6 coral reefs for an amazing underwater experience
  • Snorkel equipment all inclusive for your convenience
  • Freshly prepared meals made by awesome crew
  • Optional island resort stop for lunch, cocktails and use of facilities
  • Extra comforts like rain & sun shades, hot showers, USB charging stations
  • Thicker snorkel/swimming suits supplied in the cooler months
  • BYO (Bring Your Own) alcohol

If you have been craving to see what it is like to cruise across the sea at great speeds, don't hesitate and book your Broomstick adventure today!

broomstick, sailing

Broomstick is also available for Private Charter.

Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach
Stop at the famous Whitehaven Beach where you can swim and explore along the stretches of soft silica sands for a whole day. As one of the most famous beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach should be on every beach-lovers bucket list! The unique sand, warm waters and tropical surroundings make for the best beach experience around. Take the time to relax on the cool sands or take a dip in the ocean - this is the ultimate place for relaxing!

On Broomstick, you get the opportunity to explore both the North and the South end of Whitehaven Beach, along with two different lookouts - Hill Inlet lookout and South Whitehaven lookout.

whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach

Bushwalking - including Hill Inlet lookout plus MORE!
Take the ultimate selfie at this stunning lookout point! Each trip to the lookout is unique in that the sands are never the same twice! The coloured swirls change with the tide every minute of the day, creating a stunning masterpiece in the sand that makes for the ultimate view. Ask your crew to take a group shot here - there's plenty of room for everyone on the observation deck and the inlet makes the best background.

When possible, your crew add a second bush walk into your itinerary. Bush walk options include: The Cairn, Whitsunday Peak, Border Island, Chance Bay to South Whitehaven, Chalkie’s Lookout, Hill Inlet Lookout, Nara Inlet Trail, Hayman Island Track, Passage Peak, South Molle Island.

whitehaven beach, lookout, whitsundays

Snorkelling
Your crew will take you to some of the colourful reefs that can be found around the Whitsunday Islands. Here you will find calm coves and bays where you can hop in and explore the teeming reefs that await below! Expect to see colourful corals, funny fish, stunning sea turtles and more. Our reefs host a huge variety of marine life that will give you great insight into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. All your snorkelling equipment is supplied for you, so all you need to bring along if a sense of adventure!

Being an extended sail, you usually get to do up to 6 snorkel sites! The crew choose the best sites and timings based on the weather and tides. Popular sites include: Blue Pearl Bay, Cockatoo Point, Black Island, Langford Reef, Caves Cove, Butterfly Bay, Luncheon Bay, Manta Ray Bay, Mackerel Bay, Peters Bay, Saba Bay and Cateran Bay.

coral, snorkelling

Island Resort Visit
Visit an island resort for lunch, and enjoy cocktails and use of facilities. Lunch and cocktails on the island are an additional cost, however, lunch will still be included on the boat if you choose not to get lunch at the resort.

whitsunday islands

Sunset Beach Hangs
The crew on Hammer love their sunset beach hangs! Their favourites? Langford Island Sand Spit, Scrubhen Beach and Chalkie’s Beach!

Hammer, Prosail, Whitsundays sunset

Authentic Sailing
Sailing on a maxi yacht combines sheer size and power with the thrill of speed. With their fascinating racing history, the maxi yachts make for an unforgettable sailing experience! Overnight maxi sailing adventures are unique to the Whitsundays, where guests can enjoy spending a few nights at sea, sailing and exploring. A maxi adventure allows you the opportunity to participate, take the wheel, hoist the sails and grind the winches on some of the most famous yachts in racing history, whilst visiting the very best destinations the Whitsundays has to offer. 

broomstick, whitsundays

History
Broomstick was built in South Africa to win the Cape Town to Rio Yacht Race and is able to reach speeds like no other in the Whitsundays. Like a true maxi, she is big, comfortable and very fast. Her track record shows her competing in many of the world's most famous sailing events including Sydney to Hobart Race, which is very well known here in Australia! Broomstick finished racing in 2000 and was converted to a charter boat in 2001 and has since been hosting guests for sailing tours around the Whitsundays! 

broomstick, sailing, backpackers

*Itinerary is a sample only. Changes may occur based on factors outside of our control (including weather, wind and tide) as well as your captain's professional judgement.

Layout

Accommodation is in dormitory style cabins/sections below the deck. 

With a spacious interior of open style layout, Broomstick offers the perfect social environment where you can meet like-minded travellers, making new friends along the way. Enjoy the exciting activities by day and join in on the fun evening festivities; Broomstick is well known for her party spirit!

Vessel Length: 76ft (23 metres)
Bedding Configuration: 15 singles, 5 doubles
Bathrooms with Hot Showers: 2
Built: 1992
Last Refit: 2019

Sample Menu

To view the sample menu for Broomstick, please click here.

More Information

What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag, containing NO zippers, with: 

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle to refill
  • Camera/GoPro/phone for photos
  • Comfortable footwear for bushwalking
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)

You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town, or from Coral Sea Cellars at the southern end of Coral Sea Marina. No glass or red wine permitted.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town. Please click here for more information.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Drinking water
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment*
  • Marine park fees
  • Mats to sleep on the deck (if you wish)
  • Wet weather jackets (if needed)

*Regular snorkelling equipment supplied. If you require any additional equipment such as a prescription snorkel mask, please contact Aqua Dive for hire options.

Aqua Dive Hire and Supplies
Coral Sea Marina (North Village)
(07) 4946 4074

What's Extra

  • BYO alcohol (strictly NO glass, or red wine).
  • Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
  • Lunch at the island resort ($20).
  • Cocktails at the island resort.

Terms and Conditions


Important Information: 

All guests must be able to move freely about a boat unassisted.

The minimum age on Broomstick is 12 years old, however, the main demographic is 20–50 year old's. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a guardian.  

The operator reserves the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason.  


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.


Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

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 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.


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