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FROM: $369

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Please Enquire
Returns: 4:00pm - Please Enquire

Pricing Options

$369 AUD per Person - Shared Accom (Between: 29 Oct 2017 and 27 Mar 2018)
$409 AUD per person - Private Double Cabin (requires 2 people) ($818 Total) (Between: 30 Mar 2017 and 29 Mar 2018)

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

Enjoy an adrenaline pumping sail through the Whitsundays with Hammer. A 75 foot Maxi yacht that is indeed a true Australian yachting legend, Hammer was originally designed to compete in some of the most famous world-wide races. Throughout her racing career, she earned herself several titles but is best known for her five consecutive placings in the world famous Sydney to Hobart race. Hammer carries 21 guests and 3 crew for two days and one night, and promises an unforgettable sailing experience. 

*Please note scuba diving is unavailable on Hammer indefinitely, as the dive boat is currently undergoing repairs

Hammer is the ultimate MAXI experience! For 2 days and 1 night, your crew will ensure you make it to all the hot spots of the Whitsunday Islands in true speed. Your exciting itinerary includes: a visit to the infamous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, an incredible snorkel over some of the best reefs in the world and of course, a great party in the evening after your action-packed day to unwind and make new friends.

Hammer Features:

  • Fast sailing with experienced crew
  • 21 guests for a fun and sociable experience
  • Roll out shade awning on deck for your comfort
  • Lots of deck space to enjoy the thrill ride whilst sunbathing and taking in your surroundings
  • Great food and lots of it, prepared freshly onboard by your awesome crew
  • A guided Island bush walk to the world famous Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Snorkelling gear and instruction provided to make the most of your time in the water
  • BYO alcohol 
  • Check out Hammer's sister vessel Siska for more departure dates

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!

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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!

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.

Hammer 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 to age, conditions and medical questions and certified divers need to bring dive card please.

*Please note scuba diving is unavailable on Hammer indefinitely, as the dive boat is currently undergoing repairs

Sample Itinerary

Wasting no time at all, your 2 day and 1 night adventure cruise begins at 8am, departing from Abell Point Marina. During your two days, you will cover around 90 nautical mies or 160 kilometres. You will begin by sailing across the Whitsunday Passage to Blue Pearl Bay off of Hayman Island. Next you will sail around the southern side of Hook Island, pass through Hook Passage and speed sail your way to Cataran Bay on Border Island. Afterwards, you will head to the north eastern side of Whitsunday Island to Whitehaven Beach, where you will take a guided bush walk up to the ever-talked-about Hill Inlet Lookout. Don't forget to bring your camera as this will be a view you will want to capture forever. You'll get to enjoy the amazing beach below, taking time to swim in the warm shallow waters. Your crew will proceed to find you a nice and protected anchorage site for a night of fun. In the morning, you will make you way back to Airlie beach, where you will pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands.

Itineraries are flexible, and this itinerary is an example only. Trips will differ depending on the prevailing breezes and tides. Itineraries are planned by the Captain considering the safety and well being of guests and crew. If you have a special place that you would like to visit, they will do their very best to see what can be done.

If Hammer's departure dates do not suit you, check out her sister boat Siska.

Sample Menu

Day One
Morning Tea: Tea and coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: Meat platter, cheese slices, fresh rolls, tossed salad, beetroot slices, tuna, mixed beans
Afternoon tea: Homemade Nnachos
Dinner: Aussie BBQ steaks, potatoes and green beans, honey mustard carrots, fresh garlic bread

Day Two
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

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.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Drinking water
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Marine Park fees
  • Wet weather jackets if needed

What's Extra

BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board.

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 need to tell the staff when you board the vessel.

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. 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


All cancellations made result in 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.

"Thanks for a brilliant 2 days sailing on Hammer - I had a fantastic time! The islands were beautiful, the crew were fun, friendly and professional and the boat was clean and comfortable and we had a great time sailing it. It was also a great opportunity to meet some really lovely people... Thanks again!"
Fri 11 Sep 2015
"This has been my favourite trip in Australia. I met the most amazing people. The crew were awesome!Cheers guys"
Thu 18 Feb 2010
"Wonderful trip. The crew were friendly and accomodating. I Made some friends for life."
Thu 18 Feb 2010
"2 of the most enjoyable days in Australia. Fun `sailing and great company. A trip i will never forget."
Thu 18 Feb 2010
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