Feel the need for speed? Broomstick can offer you just this and more!
Originally built in South Africa to win the Cape Town to Rio Yacht Race, Broomstick is able to reach speeds like no other in the Whitsundays. Like a true Maxi, she is big, comfortable and very fast. Don't believe us? Just look at her track record, competing in many of the world's most famous sailing events including Sydney to Hobart Race. Broomstick finished racing in 2000 and was converted to charter boat in 2001... but beware, her racing spirit still remains!
Please note the rendezvous diving vessel is currently under maintenance, therefore there will be no diving on offer until further notice.
For 2 days and 2 nights, 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 24 other like minded passengers as you participate in activities such as diving, snorkeling, bush walking and, of course, sailing!
- 22 meters of deck space for socialising, relaxing and sun bathing!
- Sailing tuition and hands on sailing experience
- Visit to the world famous Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach
- Snorkel multiple coral reefs
- Snorkel equipment all inclusive for your convenience
- Freshly prepared meals made by your awesome crew
- Rendezvous scuba diving on request
- BYO alcohol
If you have been craving to see what it is like to fly across the sea at great speeds, don't hesitate and book your Broomstick adventure today!
All of the accommodation on board Broomstick is shared, no private accommodation.You have the option of a shared double bunk or single bunk.
Taking out a total of 25 passengers (average age group of 18 - 35 years) and 3 crew, Broomstick is a true maxi yacht giving you a taste of the life of a racing vessel. With a spacious interior of open style layout, Broomstick offers the perfect social environment. Enjoy the exciting activities by day and join in on the fun evening festivities; she is well known for her party spirit!
A true Maxi was designed and built purely as a racing machine. They cost millions of dollars and Maxi yachts are 22 metres and over in length. Sailing on a Maxi combines the sheer size and power with the thrill of speed. Together with their fascinating racing history the Maxi yachts make for an unforgettable sailing experience, and overnight Maxi sailing adventures are unique to the Whitsundays! The 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.
This tours offer time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands.
This itinerary will cover around 100km's around the islands and is achieved in 2 days and 2 nights due to the sailing performance and ability of your Maxi Yacht to sail faster than other charter yachts can go, even when they use a motor, which is also really friendly for the environment as we use wind power. Not only will you visit the famous Whitehaven Beach, but you will also get to the Northern end of the Whitsundays, where the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays are found around Hayman Island, Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay.
For guests who want to be involved, help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel, and get some amazing sailing photo's. The Captain and crew will provide you with plenty of information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park and you will arrive back to the Marina at 11am on the 3rd day with a better appreciation of the Whitsunday Islands.
Broomstick offers passengers the chance to experience the underwater world through an exciting rendezvous scuba dive with the diving vessel, Tornado. As a guest on board, you have the option to do an Introductory or Certified dive, but you must book diving in advance so please let us know at time of booking so we can arrange it for you. Price includes all gear hire and Dive Instructor. Introductory divers are subject conditions and medical questions and Certified divers need to bring dive card please.
Dinner: Roast Chicken, Pumpkin and potato mash, fresh tossed salad, garlic and herb bread
Breakfast: Cereals and Toast, Fruit salad, served with tea, coffee and a full array of condiments
Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: Meat Platter, Cheese Slices, Fresh Rolls, Tossed salad, Beetroot slices, Tuna, Mixed Beans
Entree: Homemade Nachos
Dinner: Aussie BBQ steaks, Potatoes and Green Beans, honey mustard carrots, Fresh garlic bread
Breakfast: Fruit platter, Hot Bread/toast, Cereal, all served with tea, coffee and a full array of condiments
Please this is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments
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What To Bring
Please bring only a small soft bag with: change of clothes, hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal). 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, crew, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire, snorkelling equipment, Marine Park fees and wet weather jackets if needed.
BYO alcohol (no glass) and pre-booked scuba diving. Soft drinks available for purchase on board. Please note dives are subject to age, weather, other conditions and the dive instructors discretion.
Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over and they may require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions.
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 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)?
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:
Whitsunday Doctors Service
257 Shute Harbour Rd (Opposite xBase)
Ph: 07 4946 6241
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. The Operator also reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. 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
â€‹All cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the recommended retail price (RRP), not discounted or sale prices. All cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee of the total price and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. 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 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.
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.