If you're looking for action-packed speed sailing adventure for a small group, look no further than Eureka II!
- Includes Basic Onboard Sailing Training
- Eureka II is designed for a smooth and flawless journey
- This is a great private charter for those wanting to learn more about sailing!
- Snorkel and visit Whitsunday Island, stopping at Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
- Bring up to 12 guests - Private and Share Cabins Available
The well-known Eureka II is your pick if you are wanting a stylish and intimate sailing experience in the Whitsundays. With her sleek finish inside and out as well as outstanding sailing history, Eureka II is in a league of her own when it comes to a modern and comfortable vessel. Eureka II takes passengers on a somewhat contemporary, fun sailing journey, incorporating a number of snorkel sites, speed sailing (guests can help the crew!). The trip wouldn't be complete without a stop at the famous Whitehaven Beach and a stroll to the world-renowned Hill Inlet Lookout! Complete with an experienced skipper, Eureka II is the perfect choice for those looking for a sailing trip which is a little bit different and adds that little bit extra! And, Eureka II is still on the Grand Prix racing circuit!
Highlights & Features:
- Only 12 passengers
- Fast, smooth sailing experience
- Comforts of a stylish cruising yacht
- Spacious interiors and leather upholstery
- Private cabins and shared accommodation
- Freshly-made meals prepared by professional crew
- See Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout
- Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- Snorkelling equipment provided
- Very spacious (length of 60ft)
- Fresh, clean linen provided
- Netflix available
- BYO alcohol
Speed combined with modern technology and interiors makes this a very contemporary fun sailing adventure.
Eureka II's itinerary includes a stop at the Whitsundays one and only Whitehaven Beach! Famous for its pure silica sands and seemingly endless shoreline, Whitehaven Beach has been voted one of the best beaches in Australia. It is located on the largest island of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, providing a perfect beach escape.
A short bushwalk in land will lead you to the equally famous Hill Inlet Lookout, which will give you unparalleled views of the beach below and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet. The swirling sands below are created through the ever-changing tides that leave behind a kaleidoscope of blue and white. Capture this moment in a photo and in memory while on board Eureka II.
The crew onboard Eureka II will take you to all the hot spots in the area and provide you with all the necessary gear and tuition if you need it. Below the waterline the Whitsundays offers an array of colourful corals and amazing marine life. Because of the low passenger numbers this vessel can get to locations that are more remote and off the beaten track so your guaranteed a unique experience without the crowds.
Eureka II is one of the best tours in the Whitsundays for those who want to enjoy the art and beauty of authentic sailing. Eureka II has a interesting racing history and is still an actively competing boat in the Grand Prix racing circuit, offering guests an experience on board a real race boat. Whether you want to sit back and watch the crew, or join in and learn a thing or two about sailing, Eureka provides the perfect sailing experience. Man the helm, hoist the sails or simply enjoy the view of the sails above on board Eureka.
Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view Eureka II.
What To Bring
Each passenger may bring a bag up to a volume of 30Lt. In your bag, please pack:
- Change of clothes
- Beach towel
- Insect repellent
- Water bottles to refill
- Comfortable walking shoes
- 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 bottles permitted (with the exception of champagne and wine - red or white).
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town. Please click here for more information.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
- BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase onboard.
- Peak holiday seasons (i.e. Christmas, Easter, New Years) may incur a surcharge. Please enquire at the time of booking.
- 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
The specified deposit amount is required to secure the booking, with the remaining balance due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the due date may result in termination of the charter (cancellation fees apply).
This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English.
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 the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.
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 Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.