SAIL AND STAY CATAMARANS

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RRP $1099 $998 AUD / Person - Private Double Cabin and Studio Apartment (requires 2 persons) ($1996 Total) (Between: 30 Sep 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)

7 FULL DAYS SAILING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE SAIL AND STAY PACKAGE.

Carve out your very own slice of paradise with this adventurous tour! Combining a luxurious stay at one of Airlie Beach's most sought-after accommodations with an authentic sailing experience aboard On Ice, this is the ultimate tour for those seeking to get away.

This combination includes:

Showcasing paradise at its best, this is the only way to experience tropical heaven at your fingertips. Featuring a world-class sailing experience and a delightful stay at one of Airlie Beach’s most sought after apartments, Sail and Stay Catamarans is the tour that keeps on giving. Sail across the smooth, clear waters of the Whitsundays and dive deep into the blue world below. Snorkel, relax and enjoy life at its best on board On Ice. 

Between adventures, relax at one of Airlie Beach’s most divine and luxurious accommodations, Searene. Spread out across your private and self-contained apartment, and soak up a birds-eye view of the paradise below. For those looking for a classy and laid-back adventure, look no further.

Sail and Stay Package


Highlights & Inclusions:


Sailing Tour - On Ice

  • Snorkel equipment, clear, glass bottom canoe, sea scooter, and stand-up paddleboards included
  • Quality time at Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef around the Whitsunday Islands
  • Private and shared accommodation options for every comfort level and budget
  • Family owned and operated
  • Authentic sailing experience with an amazing itinerary
  • Delicious and fresh meals provided by a highly trained crew
  • Bow nets for optimal relaxation
  • Large panoramic windows for amazing views
  • Suitable for children 6+
  • BYO alcohol

On Ice Catamaran


Accommodation - Airlie Searene Apartments 

  • Unwind in a deluxe studio apartment
  • Features a private balcony with stunning panoramic views of the ocean
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Airlie Beach
  • Located in one of the most sought after resorts in the area
  • Cool off in the postcard-perfect wet edge pool and relax in the spa 
  • Our studios have full kitchenettes, central bathrooms and a large soaking bath with views
  • Fully air-conditioned and tropical ceiling fans
  • You have the flex booking option of rearranging the sailing tour

Searene Apartments

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Airlie Beach

Get ready for the ultimate adventure! Make your way to the incredible Whitsunday Coast, and check in to your divine accommodation at Airlie Searene Apartments. Located just a hop, skip and a jump away from the hub of Airlie Beach, your apartment is a short walk to a wonderful array of shops, restaurants and cafes. You will also find Airlie Lagoon is a lovely 12-minute stroll from your place, and it's also conveniently located a 1.5 kilometre walk to Coral Sea Marina. After checking in, spend the rest of your first day in paradise soaking up the incredible views of the Coral Sea from your wet-edge pool.

Overnight: Airlie Searene Apartments

Searene Apartments


Day 2: Enjoy a free day in Airlie Beach 

It's a lovely day to explore the beauty of Airlie Beach! With a full day of freedom ahead of you, make the most of your morning by enjoying a lazy and delicious brunch. Embrace the quirks of the vibrant beach-town lifestyle and settle into the leisurely pace of the locals. Choose from an incredible range of delicious food, from fresh local seafood to scrumptious Italian and Vietnamese.  As the afternoon draws to a close, you might like to head to one of the vibrant bars for your favourite cocktail. Soak up the wondrous views and enjoy the relaxation of the day, because the adventure begins tomorrow!

Overnight: Airlie Searene Apartments

Searene Apartments


Day 3: Depart Airlie Beach and begin the adventure

Rise and shine, because it's the first day of your adventure! Check out of your delightful accommodation and check into paradise! At your convenience, you can leave your extra luggage at reception after checking out of Airlie Searene Apartments in the morning. Soak up the slow morning and feast on a delicious brunch at one of the many incredible cafe spots in Airlie Beach. Unwind with a stroll around town before making your way down to the Coral Sea Marina to begin your next adventure!

Depart the Coral Sea Marina at 4:00pm, aboard the wonderful On Ice Catamaran. 

On Ice is ready to whisk you away to paradise! Making her way through the shimmering waters of the Whitsundays, you will head toward some of the incredible natural marvels that the Whitsundays has on offer. See world-renowned destinations like Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and the colourful fringing reefs of the famous Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. During your adventure you can choose to relax, unwind or learn the ropes of sailing! Lounge about to your heart's content aboard On Ice, freshen up in your private cabin and ensuite and enjoy the ride aboard a romantic and whimsical vessel. Everything you need is on board - feast on delicious food, listen to informative commentary by your knowledgable skipper and enjoy the entertainment!

On your first afternoon aboard On Ice, you'll set sail across the calm waters toward the islands where you'll anchor up for a dreamy night of sleep upon the sea.

Overnight: On Ice Catamaran - Private Cabin

On Ice Catamaran


Day 4: Out on the water, the dream continues 

Wake up with the gentle breeze of the sea, and fill up your mug of coffee. There's no better way to start your day! Sit down to a delicious breakfast served fresh onboard, and get changed into your swimsuit as On Ice makes her way towards the incredible Hill Inlet. Hop off the boat and go on a bushwalking adventure up to the Lookout - where you'll see jaw-dropping views of the blue and white cosmos of Hill Inlet. After you've had your fill of the sights, make your way back down to dip your toes into the crystal-clear waters of Whitehaven Beach.

It's morning tea time, so feast your eyes on another round of delicious food! You will soon make your way to western side of the mysterious Hook Island, where you'll get to dive headfirst into the deep blue!. Anchor down in the cool and calm waters, and once there, enjoy lunch made fresh by your passionate crew. Grab a snorkel when you're ready and and jump straight into the turquoise waters! Rub shoulders with a colourful and incredible array of marine life - spot a swimming turtle, a floundering Sweetlip fish and even a stingray if you're lucky!

Wind down for the day with refreshments as you watch the jaw-dropping sunset. Head back to your cozy cabin and tuck in for another blissful night of sleep.

Overnight: On Ice Catamaran - Private Cabin

On Ice Catamaran


Day 5: Snorkel to your heart's content

It's your last day out on the water, so it's time to make the most of it! Wake up, feeling refreshed and ready for another day of adventures. After breakfast, grab a snorkel and head down beneath the water once more! Explore this new underwater location, meeting more vibrant creatures of the sea as you swim around! You might even like to try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding! Soak up the last few hours of your own personal paradise before making your way back through the azure passage towards Coral Sea Marina. 

You will return back to Airlie Beach at around 2:00pm, and wander back to your luscious enclave at Searene Airlie Apartments for another two delightful nights. 

Please note that each itinerary is weather dependent and designed to be flexible. 

Overnight: Airlie Searene Apartments

On Ice Catamaran


Day 6: Unwind and explore on your last full day in Airlie Beach

It's your last few days in paradise, so it's time to make the most of it. Unwind as you make your way through the vibrant streets of Airlie Beach, grabbing a bite to eat and a delicious hot coffee on your way. There's a number of incredible land-based adventures to explore on your last day, so ask your friendly travel expert for advice!

Overnight: Airlie Searene Apartments

On Ice Catamaran


Day 7: Depart Airlie Beach

It's your last morning in paradise, so be sure to reflect on the incredible last few days of your adventure. Check out and make your way back home, or onwards to your next adventure.

Accommodation

Located in a stunning resort just 12 minutes walk from Airlie Beach Lagoon, the Searene apartments boast stunning views of the Coral Sea. They’re the perfect place to unwind after an adventurous few days out to sea, offering deluxe and cozy accommodation for an incredible price.

Accommodation Highlights:

  • Deluxe studio apartment
  • Conveniently located in the centre of Airlie Beach
  • Features a private balcony with panoramic views of the ocean
  • Cool off in the postcard-perfect wet edge pool and relax in the spa 
  • Features a kitchenette and a central bathroom
  • Air-conditioned

Airlie Searene Apartments

Tour

On Ice has it all - from snorkelling to stand-up paddle-boarding to Whitehaven Beach, it’s one of the best tours in the Whitsundays! Offering action-packed activities and a comfortable, spacious space to unwind, you’ll get to enjoy the deep blue at its very best.

Tour Highlights:

  • Snorkel the incredibly clear water and spot marine life
  • Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding
  • Explore the Hill Inlet Lookout and glimpse incredible panoramic views 
  • Relax on the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach

On Ice offers the best of both worlds when it comes to exploring the Whitsundays - soak up the beauty of the region from above and below!

Hill Inlet Lookout

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 bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • 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 bottles permitted (with the exception of wine).

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town. Please click here for more information.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Host
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Bath towels
  • Wetsuit hire and snorkelling equipment
  • Marine Park fees

What's Extra

  • Alcohol and soft drinks (BYO - refer to "What to Bring" for more info.)

Holiday Surcharges:

  • Tours at sea between the 24th of December to the 2nd of January will incur a local payment once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.
  • Tours departing on Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday will incur a once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons all passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English.


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.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outreview-table-column the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

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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