Major Tom is a charming and characteristic 62ft motor yacht, perfect for enjoying the serenity and freedom that the Whitsunday Islands have to offer.
- Sail in blue tropical waters and relax on the beautiful white sands of Whitehaven Beach.
- Relax or sunbake on the huge day beds while taking in the lush, vibrant scenery.
- Enjoy extra perks including paddleboards, hammocks, delicious food, a paradise pad, jumping platform and more!
- The perfect choice for anybody seeking fun and adventure, complete with a relaxed and social atmosphere.
- Indulge in the pleasures of relaxing underneath the stars whilst floating on the ocean.
Major Tom combines the stability and comfort of a motorboat with the delightful romance of a classic sailing yacht, making it the perfect vessel for island hopping! Major Tom offers an exciting sailing experience, covering all the most iconic locations found in the stunning Whitsunday Islands archipelago. You will sail past many different island landscapes, snorkel spectacular coral reefs, step foot on the world's best beaches and meet an extravagant array of sea life. You can relax and enjoy the world's best scenery in comfort, confidence and style, knowing your experienced and friendly crew are there to take care of everything.
Lounge in the onboard hammocks whilst the sun sets behind the mainland... there truly is no better feeling than being gently rocked to sleep, and waking up to a serene island sunrise. Dive in for a cool morning swim, where you will perhaps spot a turtle or two!
Highlights & Features:
- 62ft 2000 Herman Borow Classic yacht
- Custom-built motor sailing yacht, built-in Freemantle and launched in 1999
- Front deck with a large dining table that converts into a huge day bed
- Back deck with day bed and dance floor
- Free use of stand-up paddleboards
- Large fully enclosed saloon
- Snorkelling equipment and wetsuit provided
- Fresh linen provided for each guest
- All meals freshly prepared on board by your highly trained crew
- Stinger net swim pool available for safety and peace of mind
- Three-zone sound system
- Jump platform to dive off
- Hammocks to lounge on
- Two large BBQs
- BYO (bring your own alcohol)
Attracting a mixed group, Major Tom is a large, stable vessel that sails around the Whitsunday islands for 3 days and 3 nights, leading you on a journey that will include plenty of activities and plenty of sights to see with tropical islands. Guests can take the opportunity to steer this great ship while she is at sea for an authentic sailing experience - Major Tom offers something for everyone!
- Major Tom is also available for Private Charter.
Stop at the famous Whitehaven Beach, where you can swim and explore along the stretches of soft silica sands. As one of the most famous beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach should be on every beach-lovers bucket list! The unique sand, warm waters and tropical surroundings make for the best beach experience around. Take the time to relax on the cool sands or take a dip in the ocean - this is the ultimate place for relaxing!
Hill Inlet Lookout
Take the ultimate selfie at this stunning lookout point! Each trip to the lookout is unique in that the sands are never the same twice! The coloured swirls change with the tide every minute of the day, creating a stunning masterpiece in the sand that makes for the ultimate view. Hill Inlet Lookout offers the best vantage point in the Whitsundays. With panoramic views of Hill Inlet below, it is where you will get to see the famous swirling sands the Whitsundays are known for.
Your crew will take you to some of the colourful reefs found around the Whitsunday Islands. Here you will find calm coves and bays where you can hop in and explore the teeming reefs that await below! Expect to see colourful corals, funny fish, stunning sea turtles and more. Our reefs host a wide variety of marine life that will give you great insight into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. All your snorkelling equipment is supplied for you, so all you need to bring along is a sense of adventure!
For guests who want to be involved, the crew are happy to show you how to set the sails and take control of the helm (and get some amazing sailing photos!) whilst you visit the very best destinations the Whitsundays has to offer.
*Itinerary is a sample only. Changes may occur based on factors outside of our control (including weather, wind and tide) as well as your captain's professional judgement.
Major Tom is a custom, purpose-built charter boat maintained to the highest standard, equipped with everything you need for your charter in paradise. The design features:
- A large fully enclosed saloon
- 4 double cabins
- Triple single bunk cabin
As well as plenty of indoor and outdoor space for entertaining guests, two large BBQ’s, a quality 3-zone sound system, stand-up paddleboards, a floating paradise pad and hammocks to a jumping platform (a perfect height for testing your diving skills!).
What To Bring
Please bring only a small soft bag, with:
- Change of clothes
- Beach towel
- 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. No glass or red wine permitted.
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
*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
- BYO alcohol
Terms and Conditions
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 the 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 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 email@example.com. 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 on 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.