Derwent Hunter offers the only day trip in the Whitsundays on board a traditional tall ship!
- Sail on a 22m timber tall ship around the Whitsunday Islands
- Over 15 years of experience!
- Snorkel among colourful fringing reefs
- Onboard bar so you can enjoy a drink as you sail around!
- History boat with amazing history!
- Perfect for the whole family
Set sail onboard Derwent Hunter for an extraordinary one day Whitsunday Sailing adventure! With an amazing itinerary, beautiful structure, fun crew and authentic sailing on offer, Derwent Hunter is not a day trip to be missed! Derwent Hunter is a multi-award winner for Adventure and Ecotourism and offers the best way to see the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Your day will be filled with sailing, snorkelling on the amazing coral reefs, talks on the environment, ecology, and even a bit of history! The Whitsundays are home to many rare flora and fauna, and our crew are keen to share their knowledge of the habitats and special features of the Whitsundays and its wildlife.
- Uncrowded snorkelling
- Authentic sailing
- Only day trip on board a traditional tall ship
- Informative crew and experienced skipper
- Eco-accredited award winner
- Snorkel equipment and tuition provided
- Morning tea and smorgasbord lunch
- Fully licensed bar on board
This unique award-winning and eco-accredited tall ship tour is must-do at the outstanding price, all fees included! Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Whitsunday Islands and still enjoy the many exciting activities that Derwent Hunter has to offer - book today!
Derwent Hunter starts early so you can spend your whole day exploring the Whitsunday Islands. With sails up and the sound of the crashing waves around you, you'll not only enjoy your day's destinations but the journey, too. You'll have morning tea on board before you stop at Stonehaven, where you will get to hop in the water and explore the underwater world. Snorkel along the fringing reefs and get up close and personal with the beautiful marine life. Stonehaven has beautiful marine life, making it a local favourite for snorkelling and exploring.
After your time in the water, you'll hop back on board Derwent Hunter for a hearty smorgasbord lunch, before setting sail once again. While you're at sea you can help the crew with hoisting the sails for an authentic sailing experience, or sit back and relax. You'll make your way across the Whitsunday Passage, which has amazing views of the surrounding islands as you make your way back to the marina. Derwent Hunter has an onboard bar, so guests are welcome to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine after they are done snorkelling for the day. Derwent Hunter is the perfect place for an authentic Whitsundays experience on board the only day sailing tall ship in the Whitsundays - don't miss out on this great experience and book today!
Morning tea: Chocolate cake, assorted biscuits, tea and coffee
Lunch: Smorgasbord of tropical salads, cold meats, fresh wraps and bread rolls
Afternoon tea: Antipasto platter, selection of speciality dips, tropical fruit platter
Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
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What To Bring
Swimwear, towel, sun safe clothing, hat, sunscreen, light jacket (for cooler months).
- Morning tea
- Smorgasbord lunch
- Afternoon tea
- Cheese and biscuits
- Snorkelling equipment
- Stinger suits
- Courtesy transfers to/from select local accommodations
Beer/wine $5, water/soft drinks $2.50
Terms and Conditions
To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
The Tour Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. If you are concerned about the availability of a door-to-door service to/from your accommodation, please contact our reservations team prior to booking.
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 its 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 the 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 note that 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.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
All cancellations made result in a 25% cancellation fee of the recommended retail price (RRP), not discounted or sale prices. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee 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.