New Horizon Private Charter

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Departure Times

Departs: 2:00 pm - Mon, Thu & Sat
Returns: 11:30am - Wed, Sat & Mon

Bring along your family and friends on your own private charter for a unique and special experience in the Whitsundays onboard New Horizon!

  • Fun-filled tour of the Whitsundays with plenty of activities
  • Traditional sailing and action-packed adventure
  • Snorkel or scuba dive the fringing Great Barrier Reef
  • Stand-up paddleboards 
  • Giant Waterslidewaterslide that lands right in the ocean
  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of your own private charter

 

New Horizon's Private Charter is the ideal trip for those with a sense of fun and adventure who want to see all the highlights of the Whitsundays with family and friends! Your private charter will not only offer snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing, but you will also get to visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, go paddleboarding and enjoy their giant waterslide! The huge decks and spacious interior are a great place to relax, escape and experience the beautiful Whitsundays as you enjoy the ocean breeze and warm sun!

Highlights & Features:

  • Fully air-conditioned for your comfort
  • Stand-up paddleboards
  • Awesome inflatable water slide
  • Snorkelling equipment included
  • Movie theatre area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Great sailing experience 
  • All meals included
  • Hot showers on board
  • Fresh linen provided
  • Jetboat rides and banana boat rides available onboard (additional cost)
  • Spacious vessel at 69 feet long

Take the trip of your life with the best people in your life onboard New Horizon!

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Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach

Our stunningly famous beach is often referred to as one of the world's Top Ten Beaches, confirmed by Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. The stark white sands and cool blue backdrop provide the perfect photo opportunity, making it the ideal place to snap some shots so you can walk away with incredible images to share with the world! Its pure white silica sand makes for the perfect place to relax, play beach games or explore. It squeaks between your toes as you walk around and doesn't get hot like normal sand due to its composition and colour, making it some of the most unique sand in the world. 

Hill Inlet Lookout

On every trip, the vessel makes its way to the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout - another one of our favourite destinations! With views that justify its popularity on Instagram, Hill Inlet is the 3rd most photographed place in Australia, only after the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House! The lookout point gazes down on the shifting sands of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, where you can see the amazing swirling sands and surrounding islands. Every day is a different masterpiece made by nature, of azure blue seas and stunning vivid white sands. 

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Snorkel and swim with the fish around the fringing coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands in the Great Barrier Reef National Marine Park! Immerse yourself into an underwater world, where you can see tropical fish, green sea turtles, colourful corals and more! Snorkelling is included in the trip with several snorkelling opportunities on the itinerary - it is a must-do activity while sailing around the islands! if you would like to dive further beneath the waves, New Horizon also offers passengers the wonderful opportunity to scuba dive! This is available for both certified divers and intro divers - Scuba dives are $65pp (maximum 1 dive per person). The price includes all gear hire and dive instructor. Please note intro divers are subject to age, conditions and medical questions and certified divers need to bring their dive certificate. All diving is subject to availability, MUST be pre-booked, and paid for onboard.

Plenty of Watersport Activities

Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to get a unique vantage point of the reef while you're at anchor and is complimentary on New Horizon. You can also get the adrenaline pumping by zipping down the mega inflatable slide, or test your inner pirate by daring yourself to 'walk the plank' before diving into the warm water below! New Horizon has partnered with Pioneer Jet to offer guests two additional water sport activities to try out: jetboat and banana boat rides! These wild rides are available on Day 3 of the tour for an additional cost where you will be able to go for a fast zip around the Whitsunday waters! These activities do not need to be pre-booked and are payable onboard the vessel.

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What To Bring

Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). A zipless souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat's check-in office for a few dollars. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for onboard purchases. Feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. 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
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of SUP boards
  • All Marine Park fees

What's Extra

  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine)
  • Soft drinks
  • Jet boat rides*
  • Banana boat rides*
  • Scuba diving*

*Water sports such as scuba diving, jet boat rides and banana boat rides are bonus activities. It is important to note these activities are not guaranteed and are subject to factors including weather, availability and Covid-19 restrictions. 


Jet & Banana Boat Rides:

Jet boat rides and banana boat rides can be purchased. These optional extras can be decided on and paid for on board.

  • Jet boat ride is $35pp
  • Banana boat ride is $20pp

Pricing is subject to change, the above is to be used as a guideline only.


Scuba Diving:

Atlantic Clipper offers onboard scuba diving for both certified divers and those without experience/qualification. Scuba dives MUST be pre-booked, but are paid for on board.

  • Scuba dive is $75pp - MUST be pre-booked. 

Pricing is subject to change, the above is to be used as a guideline only. Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over and they will require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions.


Dive Medical Certificate:

Your safety in the water is our primary concern. Please read through the following information carefully to determine whether you require a Dive Medical Certificate (at own cost).

If you are aged 45 and over and you would like to participate in an Introductory Scuba Dive you will be required to present a Dive Medical Certificate onboard. This does not apply for certified divers. 

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 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 you answered YES to any of the above questions, you are required to obtain and present a current (issued within the past 12 months) Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive. 

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

Terms and Conditions


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. 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.

A $40 per person Public Holiday Surcharge is applicable to charters where the vessel is at sea on Christmas Day or New Years Day.

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 the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.

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.

A $40 per person transfer fee applies to all name or date changes.


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 Sailing Whitsundays/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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