Southern Cross, Reef World and Hostel Combo Features:
- 1 Day sailing trip onboard Southern Cross
- 1 Day trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
- 2 Nights Stay at xBase hostel in Airlie Beach, 6 share dorm
A thrilling combination of a sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach, a day on the Great Barrier Reef PLUS 2 night's stay in an Airlie Beach Hostel! This popular package includes all this at an amazing discounted price!
The Southern Cross Day Tour is our most popular sailing tour which takes passengers to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet AND snorkelling. With snorkelling gear and lunch included, no wonder this great value trip is always booked out. And you will get a genuine sailing experience which you can participate in!
Southern Cross Features:
- A fast, thrilling sailing experience
- Takes a maximum 30 passengers
- Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout!
- Snorkels and masks all included
- Morning tea and afternoon tea included
Reefworld, situated at Hardy Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef where the water visibility and marine life are stunning beyond belief! Cruise past the Whitsunday Islands, taking in the spectacular scenery and then make your way to the pontoon on Hardy Reef. There are so many ways to experience the reef-from snorkelling and diving to the semi-submersible submarine, you can witness all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer!
- Buffet lunch included
- Morning and afternoon teas/coffees
- Semi-submersible AND Underwater viewing chamber
- Sun loungers on the deck
- Several other activities available for purchase onboard
Set in 6 acres of lush tropical gardens in the heart of Airlie Beach, xBase Backpackers is your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Only 50 metres away from Airlie Beach lagoon and a hop, skip and a jump away from all the local shops, restaurants, cafe's and bars. Base Backpackers could not be in a more perfect location and you pay hostel prices for great quality accommodation.
Backpacker prices offered are only available on presentation of a valid ISE, Peterpans, ISIC, ITIC, IYTC, Ultimate OZ Card, Travel Bugs, YHA VIP, Nomads, SUT or Base card, OR hostel or caravan park invoice.
You must be under the age of 35 to qualify for backpacker prices. If you are over the age of 35, please book the adult price option.
What To Bring
Southern Cross - Swimmers, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, jumper (if weather is cool), towel, camera, cash for drinks. Guests may also bring there own snacks and water.
Reefworld - Please bring only a small bag with: hat, swim-wear, beach towel, camera, sunscreen 30+, cash or credit cards for on board purchases and jumper or jacket.
Accommodation - Ticket
Southern Cross - Morning Tea/Afternoon tea, lunch, snorkel equipment, mask, snorkel and wetsuit, Marine National Park Fees.
Reefworld - Snorkelling equipment, Wet/stinger suit, buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffees.
Base Backpackers - Linen, AC and en-suite bathrooms.
Reefworld - Drinks, alcohol, snacks, photographs, souvenirs, scenic flights and guided snorkelling tours. Scuba diving is also available to purchase on board for certified or introductory divers, is subject to medical conditions and age restrictions.
Accommodation - Parking and Luggage Storage.
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. The Operator also reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. 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
â€‹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.