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Explore: Whitsunday Explorer 2D2N from Airlie Beach

FROM: $1998
60
2D
2N
Min. Age
13 Years+

Departure Times

Departs: 4:30pm - Friday
Returns: 11:00am - Sunday

Departs: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach 

Pricing Options

RRP $1500 $999 AUD / Person - Double/Twin Cabin - LAUNCH OFFER ($1998 Total) (Between: 15 Oct 2023 and 28 Mar 2024)
RRP $6000 $5400 AUD / Group - 2 Double/Twin Cabins (4 people total) (Between: 01 Dec 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $9000 $7650 AUD / Group - 3 Double/Twin Cabins (6 people total) (Between: 01 Dec 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $2400 $1599 AUD / Cabin - Single Room - LAUNCH OFFER (Between: 15 Oct 2023 and 28 Mar 2024)
$2400 AUD / Cabin - Single Room (Between: 15 Oct 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
$1500 AUD / Person - Twin Cabin ($3000 Total) (Between: 15 Oct 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)
$1500 AUD / Person - Double Cabin ($3000 Total) (Between: 15 Oct 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)

Experience the Whitsundays at its finest on board Explore's Whitsunday Weekend on the Water!

  • Have the weekend getaway of your dreams exploring all the Whitsundays has to offer
  • Guaranteed spacious private cabin with ocean views!
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitsunday Island and more!
  • Snorkel or dive with the stunning array of sea life in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • The perfect way to see the Whitsundays, ideal for families, couples, or seniors!

The ultimate weekend away is at your fingertips with Explore's Whitsunday Weekend on the Water! Whitsunday Explorer is classed as a 45m premium small ship, purposely designed for overnight cruising. Boasting a deluxe range of amenities, your stay on Explorer is set to be comfortable and relaxing. Visit iconic Whitsunday destinations including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park! Dive, snorkel and swim amongst the incredible array of tropical marine life that make the renowned Great Barrier Reef their home. Relax onboard in your own private ensuite cabin, soak in the panoramic sea views and surrounding islands and enjoy world-class meals, freshly prepared by the onboard chef. A trip on Whitsunday Explorer is perfect for a well-deserved weekend getaway!


Features

  • Spacious 14.5m2 square air-conditioned cabins with private ensuite
  • All cabins have large windows with ocean views
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned lounge and dining areas
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Back sun deck and lounge area 
  • Easy access rear swimming platform
  • Sun loungers for your comfort
  • Tender for onshore excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment included
  • Kayak use
  • Impressive 138m2 roof deck
  • Delicious meals including morning and afternoon tea
  • Free Wifi 
  • Tender that fits up to 35 guests at a time (with a roof)
  • Onboard TV, books and games for your entertainment
  • Wildlife sighting opportunities
  • Knowledgable and friendly crew
  • Onshore activities including guided walks, beach activities and visits to historic sites
  • Back deck for easy access to the water for kayak use or snorkelling

Important Information

  • The minimum age for Whitsunday Weekend on the Water is 13 years. 
  • All diets can be catered for.

Sample Itinerary

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DAY 1: (Friday)

Board Whitsunday Explorer and settle in before you make your departure from Airlie's Coral Sea Marina. Meet your friendly crew as you cruise through the bays and islands heading to your first stop, Cid Harbour. Get comfortable as you check out your private ensuite cabin which will be your home over the next couple of days. Arrive at Cid Harbour's anchorage just in time to unwind...

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DAY 1: (Friday)

Board Whitsunday Explorer and settle in before you make your departure from Airlie's Coral Sea Marina. Meet your friendly crew as you cruise through the bays and islands heading to your first stop, Cid Harbour. Get comfortable as you check out your private ensuite cabin which will be your home over the next couple of days. Arrive at Cid Harbour's anchorage just in time to unwind with a cocktail or refreshing beverage on deck while watching the spectacular sunset over the Whitsunday Islands. Following your relaxing evening, you'll join the Captain and his crew for a special Welcome Dinner where the crew will run you through your itinerary and plans for the days ahead while you enjoy a variety of delicious dishes prepared by the talented onboard chef.

 


DAY 2: (Saturday)

Wake up in paradise in your private cabin and make your way to breakfast. After indulging in a delicious full hot and continental buffet feast, choose how you'd like to spend the day. You can spend the morning relaxing onboard on a sun lounger, diving into the ocean and exploring the world beneath the surface, or heading on the Whitsunday Peak Guided Walk through the Islands National Park where you'll come across postcard-worthy views.

After your relaxing or adventurous activities, enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch before heading to the world famous Whitehaven Beach. Marvel at Whitehaven's spectacular views. The soft white silica sands met with the azure blue waters make for a breathtaking sight. Swim, sunbathe or play on the beach or take a short hike up to Hill Inlet Lookout. Don't forget your camera if you opt to visit Hill Inlet as the views are so picturesque you will have to pinch yourself that it's real! Return to the boat after your busy day in preparation for the 5pm cocktail hour on the sun deck before eating another delicious gourmet dinner. You'll be anchoring at Hayman Island for the night. 

 


DAY 3: (Sunday)

Wake up onboard and soak in the views of sophisticated Hayman Island. Enjoy your final buffet feast before your last opportunity to go snorkelling. The crew will take you to a safe and sheltered bay where you can swim with the kaleidoscope of tropical marine life. From green sea turtles to friendly reef sharks to colourful clams, there is so much to take in on the reef! You'll then make your journey back to the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach in time to disembark at 11am. 

*The itinerary is subject to change to suit the current weather, wind and water conditions.

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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With a talented onboard chef, preparing fresh gourmet meals each day, you certainly won't be going hungry onboard Whitsunday Explorer. Breakfasts will consist of hot and continental buffets with all you could ask for. Lunch is buffet-style too with fresh salads, seafood, cold meats, sandwiches an...

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With a talented onboard chef, preparing fresh gourmet meals each day, you certainly won't be going hungry onboard Whitsunday Explorer. Breakfasts will consist of hot and continental buffets with all you could ask for. Lunch is buffet-style too with fresh salads, seafood, cold meats, sandwiches and more. And for dinner you can enjoy a three-course meal with world-class starters, mains and desserts! 

Check out Whitsunday Explorer's sample menu.

*Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking. All diets can be catered for. 

More Information

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What To Bring

  • Overnight bag with personal essentials
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Bathers
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Money for onboard purchases

In need of somewhere to store your luggage while you're away? We've got you covered! Come down to The Travel Shop (344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach) anytime between 7am and 7pm to drop your bags at our secure luggage store. 

What's Included

  • Two nights and three days of Whitsundays exploration
  • Break...

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What To Bring

  • Overnight bag with personal essentials
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Bathers
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Money for onboard purchases

In need of somewhere to store your luggage while you're away? We've got you covered! Come down to The Travel Shop (344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach) anytime between 7am and 7pm to drop your bags at our secure luggage store. 

What's Included

  • Two nights and three days of Whitsundays exploration
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Guided walks
  • Beach activities

What's Extra

  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & snacks
  • Full day of diving on the Great Barrier Reef ($420 for certified adult/$289 for certified child (12 - 14 years). Please note this option is not included in the overnight trip. On the last day you will be dropped off at Hamilton Island where you will board another vessel which will take you to the Outer Reef. 

As some of our location at Bait Reef are advanced dives, if your last dive was more than 12 months prior (and depending total number of dives) we may require you to complete either a PADI ReActivate Programme or a refresher programme in the pool prior to diving. 

Important Note: Those undertaking a refresher programme, or Introductory dive will need to complete a 1-hour pool session the day prior to departure. This session will be held at Hamilton Island, requiring you to catch 8:00am vessel to Hamilton Island. Once you have completed the pool session, you are free to explore Hamilton Island for the remainder of the day at your own leisure, before catching the 4:30pm vessel back to Airlie Beach. 


Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety diver will require a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions or if over the age of 45 years.

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 behavioural 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 do you 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)
  • Are you over 45?

If any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.

Please click here for a list of doctors who can provide this service.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

All certified divers must produce their certification card or log book at the time of booking. 

All dietary requirements must be advised at least 72 hours prior to departure.

To ensure an enjoyable experience and maximum activity time on windy or inclement weather days, days, the operator may alter the Explore: Great Barrier Reef tour to the following: A full day cruise visiting up to three locations within the shelter of the Whitsunday Islands, which may include a stopover at Whitehaven Beach and up to two snorkel and dive locations situated in the northern section of the islands.

If your last dive was more than 12 months prior (and depending on the total number of dives) the operator may require you to complete either a PADI ReActivate Programme or a refresher programme in the pool prior to diving. 


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. 


Scuba Diving:

Please refer to the Explore Whitsundays for Diving Terms and Conditions - https://www.exploregroup.com.au/media/1412/dive-booking-termsplusconditions-online.pdf 


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. 


Transfers:

The Service 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. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


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.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

Cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to departure will not incur a cancellation fee.

Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations on the day of tour or no shows will result in 100% charge.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age requirement for passengers travelling on this tour?

Yes- the minimum age for passengers is 13 years old

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