Hammer

FROM: $600
16
3D
2N

Departure Times

Departs: 9:30am - Sat
Returns: 3:30pm - Mon

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $650 $600 AUD / Person - Shared Accommodation (Between: 01 Jul 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)

Attention all thrill-seekers, socialites, and those looking for a fun action-packed tour: Hammer is for you!

  • Young and fun tour on an Australian yachting legend
  • Experience an unforgettable and REAL sailing adventure!
  • Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach and postcard perfect Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Visit up to 4 snorkelling locations that are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Extra comforts like rain & sun shades, hot showers and USB charging stations.

Get to all the hot spots of the Whitsunday Islands in true speed. Hammer is the ultimate adventure sailing experience and a crowd favourite!

Your exciting itinerary includes a visit to all the most "Instagramable" locations - including the famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet lookout, and incredible coral reefs. In the evening, your crew will find an anchorage to park up so you can have a few drinks and star gaze with your new friends - the perfect way to unwind after an action-packed day.

Features & Highlights:

  • Fast adventure sailing with an experienced crew
  • Spend up to 5 hours at Whitehaven Beach & visit Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Visit up to 4 snorkelling locations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Enjoy bush-walks and hikes (with lookouts and stunning views)  
  • The opportunity to race against other Maxi yachts
  • Roll out shade awning on deck for your comfort
  • A guided island bush walk to the world famous Hill Inlet lookout
  • Get involved in the sailing! (or just sit back and relax) 
  • Extra comforts like rain and sun shades, hot showers, USB charging stations and thicker snorkel suits in the cooler months 
  • Stand-out delicious meals made onboard
  • BYO (Bring Your Own) alcohol

When you only have 2 days to see all of the Whitsundays, speed does matter! Hammer will ensure that no time is wasted as they sail you at true racing speeds from one incredible destination to the next!

Hammer is also available for Private Charter

Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach
Picture this: turquoise waters, glistening sun, 7kms of pure white sand, and smiles on every face on the horizon... this is Whitehaven Beach! Arguably the best beach in the world, Whitehaven Beach attracts visitors from all corners of the globe who are eager to explore this renowned tropical paradise. Your crew will ensure your group visits the famous beach at the best times! 

On Hammer, it's possible you will 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.

Hill Inlet, Swirling sands.

Bushwalking - Including Hill Inlet lookout!
Your enthusiastic crew will take you for a scenic bush-walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout on Whitsunday Island, which is one of the most iconic backdrops in the world. Be sure to have your cameras ready because you won't want to miss the opportunity to capture the most incredible view of the swirling sands of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach! 

When possible, your crew will try to squeeze 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.

Hill inlet lookout, Prosail, Hammer

Snorkelling 
The Whitsunday Islands offer an array of sensational snorkel destinations perfect for all levels of experience. Expect to see a variety of marine species such as anemone, fish, turtles, stingrays, huge Maori Wrasse and thousands of different colourful coral reefs. Hammer usually visits up four snorkel sites, choosing the best sites and timings based off of the weather and tides for your trip. Popular locations 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, Cateran Bay.

Snorkelling Whitsundays White Swan

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 Adventure
Hammer was designed and built as a racing machine! This maxi adventure provides you with the opportunity to take the helm, hoist the sails and grind the winches for a unique and unforgettable overnight sailing experience. If this isn't for you, sit back, and let the crew do the sailing for you. The choice is yours!

On board hammer having fun, sailing whitsundays

*Itinerary is a sample only. Itineraries are subject to change and based on prevailing weather/sea conditions and your captains professional judgement.

Layout

Accommodation is in dormitory style cabins/sections below deck. 


 

A true Maxi was designed and built purely as a racing machine. 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 overnight sailing experience, unparalleled to any of their competitors!

Vessel Length: 73ft (22.5 metres)
Bedding Configuration: 13 singles, 5 doubles
Bathrooms with Hot Showers: 2
Built: 1987
Last Refit: 2018

Sample Menu

To view the sample menu for Hammer 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.

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

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

The minimum age on Hammer 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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