1800 550 751

Illusions Private Charter


Departure Times

Departs: 7:30am - Daily
Returns: 4:00pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$2160 AUD / Charter - 1 Day Charter (1-12 Passengers) (Between: 01 Jul 2019 and 01 Apr 2020)
$3600 AUD / Charter - 1 Day Charter (13-20 Passengers) (Between: 01 Jul 2019 and 01 Apr 2020)
$4250 AUD / Charter - 1 Day Charter (21-25 Passengers) (Between: 01 Jul 2019 and 01 Apr 2020)

Illusions takes you to some of the best snorkelling and diving locations in the Whitsundays with the privacy, comfort and adventure of your own private charter.

  • Try snorkelling or scuba diving, with both intro and certified divers welcome!
  • Up to 20 guests at a time, making it ideal for all sorts of private events
  • Beat the crowds and enjoy the privacy of your own charter
  • Great way to spend the day with your friends and family
  • Stable catamaran for the best in comfort!

Illusions offers you the perfect way to snorkel or scuba dive in the Whitsundays alongside all of your closest family and friends. During your private charter, you will get to enjoy all the comforts of Illusions as she sails the Whitsundays, while avoiding the crowds and spending time with your loved ones. This comfortable 12 metre catamaran will venture to the beautiful fringing reefs of Blue Pearl Bay, near Hayman Island, and to Langford Reef, where guests can snorkel or scuba dive and experience the wonders of the underwater world. It's a lovely relaxing cruise taking a maximum of 20 passengers with plenty of deck space for sunbathing or spotting wildlife as you enjoy a day of adventure.. There is also undercover areas for protection from the elements and a licensed bar on board. Illusions Private Charter offers the ultimate day of diving and snorkelling in the Whitsundays with comfort, privacy and adventure rolled into one.

Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.

Illusions Features

  • 20 passengers
  • 2 island cruise
  • Delicious lunch included
  • Sail around the Whitsundays
  • Option to purchase scuba dives
  • Exciting day trip in the Whitsundays
  • Licensed bar

Cruise, snorkel, scuba dive or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Including lunch, snorkelling gear and with the options to purchase scuba dives is a great choice for those just wanting a dive trip.

Sample Itinerary

Blue Pearl Bay
Illusions will make its way to the beautiful and well-known Blue Pearl Bay - one of the gems of the Whitsundays. Located off of Hayman Island, it's a great place to snorkel or dive and enjoy the plethora of wildlife that waits below! With Sergeant Majors, bright fusiliers and giant Maori Wrasse, this is truly an amazing place to explore, relax and enjoy an adventure.

Langford Island
Afterwards venture to Langford Island, which is known for its turtle population. You can snorkel of dive here or even take the opportunity to walk along the beach with views of Hayman Island, Bali Hai, Arkhurt, Bird Island, Hook Island and Stonehaven.

Whether you choose to snorkel (free tuition is provided for those experiencing this for the first time) or take an introductory or certified scuba dive with our own qualified instructor, you will be delighted at the range and diversity of the coral in the Whitsundays. As is typical of fringing reefs, the range of coral is extensive, with all sorts of hard and soft corals waiting for you to explore their fragile beauty.

Illusions is happy to offer Bathyscopes for those who want to try something new from above the water! This allows for a whole new point of view that you can enjoy from the dry comfort of the dinghy.

Illusions offers diving to both introductory and certified divers so everyone can enjoy the thrill of diving below the waves!

Certified Divers: Can normally do up to 2 dives and 1st $70 and 2nd $50
Introductory Divers: Can do 1 dive for $75
All dive gear and instructor is provided.

At the end of your diving and snorkelling, guests will get to enjoy a buffet lunch before making their way back to Airlie Beach.

BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4914 2425 IF LOCAL

More Information

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases on board

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off
  • All Marine Park fees

What's Extra

$15.00 wetsuit hire if desired, stinger suits are free to use

Underwater cameras, chocolate bars, alcohol, stubbie holders, t-shirts and caps.

All alcohol is to be purchased from the licensed bar on board - NO BYO alcohol allowed on board.

Scuba diving is also an additional cost - all diving can be decided on and paid for on board. Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety introductory divers must be 12 years or over and they may require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions. Certified divers must be 10 and over.

Please read the following questions carefully: If any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.

  • 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)?

A Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from:
Whitsunday Doctors Service
257 Shute Harbour Rd (Opposite xBase)
Airlie Beach
Ph: 07 4946 6241


Terms and Conditions

Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.

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 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.

Please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details.


All client cancellations forfeit up the non refundable deposit and all client cancellations made less than 2 months prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. Please note if the balance is not paid on time the booking is cancelled and deposit you have paid forfeited. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) 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 traveling 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.

Emily (Pete)
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