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Summertime

FROM: $395
19
2D
1N

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Mon, Thu, Sat
Returns: 4:00pm - Tues, Fri, Sun

Pricing Options

$415 AUD per Person - Shared Accom (Between: 01 Oct 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$495 AUD per person - Private Double Cabin (Requires 2 People) ($990 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2020)
$415 AUD per person - Triple Share ($1245 Total) (Between: 01 Oct 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)

Summertime is a perfect choice is your short on time but still want to see and do all the best the Whitsundays has to offer!

Summertime is a great way to escape into the Whitsundays if you're short on time and still want to see it all! With both private cabins and shared accommodation available, exploring the Whitsundays has never been easier for any type of traveller. Summertime attracts all types of adventure-seekers, with a combination of snorkelling, exploring and sailing while they cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Summertime also offers a heated spa, air-conditioning, and all the comforts of home so you can have fun and relax during your Whitsundays experience.

Summertime sails from Airlie Beach for two days and one night of exploring through the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Relax and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on board a beautifully constructed traditional sailing boat and experience the Whitsundays in style. Constructed with beautiful timbers, Summertime is designed to comfortably sleep up to 19 passengers with plenty of deck space to socialise. This trip is ideal if you're short on time but still want to see it all on board an amazing boat, with a fun crew and an amazing itinerary! Visit the beautiful and famous Whitehaven beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and spend plenty of time snorkelling in the stunning reefs around the islands for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Summertime Features

  • Freshwater Jacuzzi
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Inflatable double kayaks
  • Comfortable, spacious saloon area
  • Spacious deck area and shade awnings
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout
  • Snorkel vibrant coral reefs around the Islands
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition provided
  • Separate male and female amenities
  • Fresh linen and bath towel provided
  • Meals freshly prepared on board
  • All marine & park fees included
  • BYO alcohol 

Don't miss out on this action-packed sailing adventure! Enjoy the use of the onboard sea kayaks or the freshwater spa in between your island adventures and snorkelling safaris! Hang out with your loved ones or take the time to meet new friends - Summertime's intimate group setting is a great way to spend time exploring the Whitsunday Islands to make unforgettable and lasting memories.

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Boat Layout

Summertime is a classic timber ketch handcrafted in 1945 by master shipwrights, has a rich history and has been lovingly restored and immaculately maintained in the ultimate sailing comfort. While retaining all of her old world charm, the cabins are well ventilated allowing them to remain cool during tropical nights and the vessel is fitted with a full air-conditioning system for total comfort in summer.

  • Shared Single: Single bed (sleeps one person), usually a bunk bed
  • Shared Double: Double bed (sleeps two persons), usually with a single bunk on top
  • Private Double Cabin: One double bed (requires 2 persons) in a private cabin
  • Private Twin Cabin: Two single beds (requires 2 persons) in a private cabin
  • Triple Share Cabin: One double bed and one single bed (requires 3 persons) in a private cabin 

Sample Itinerary

For two days and one night you will get to explore the glorious Whitsundays and explore the best parts of the islands. Sea Kayaking, Sailing and snorkelling  will provide an action packed adventure. Summertime also boasts an on board freshwater hot Jacuzzi, full air conditioning throughout, comfortable berths and nine of the latest inflatable two person kayaks.  The Whitsundays only eco friendly 'guided' kayak tour is available on Summertime. Meals prepared fresh on board by our crew, the spacious decks with plenty of shade and the on board hot tub will make relaxing easy.

Locations

  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitsunday Island
  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Hook, Hayman, and Whitsunday Island

Activities

  • Snorkelling
  • Bush walking
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking 
  • Jacuzzi 

*There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience. 

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Sample Menu

Day 1
Morning tea: tea and coffee with freshly baked biscuits
Lunch: Fresh rolls, meats, salads, fruit platter, and condiments
Afternoon tea: tea and coffee served with Lamingtons
Sunset snacks: a selection of oven baked snacks and dipping sauces
Dinner: tender marinated chicken thigh fillets on the BBQ and served with fresh Greek garden salad, green beans, tomato and mushroom pasta bake and garlic bread
Dessert: chocolate Bavarian cheesecake  

Day 2
Breakfast: a fresh tropical fruit salad served with yoghurt, raisin or whole wheat toast, cereals, milk, tea and coffee
Morning tea: Tea and coffee served with an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: BBQ hamburgers and sausages served with coleslaw and a fruit platter

Please note this is a sample menu and is subject to change.

Gluten free diet incurs a $10 surcharge and we are unable to accommodate for a vegan diet.

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Please note:
EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards passengers must be able exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.


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What To Bring

Please only bring a small overnight bag (large travel cases and cases with wheels not allowed), ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for on board purchases. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available in town but please no glass bottles.

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
  • Marine Park fees

What's Extra

BYO alcohol. Soft drinks available for purchase. An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.

Terms and Conditions

To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards passengers must be able exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.

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 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.

Cancellations

All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 60 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. 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 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.

"Such an amazing time on Summertime. A cruisey 3 hours heading out to Whitehaven Beach which was absolutely incredible - picture perfect! Plenty of time spent taking pics and relaxing before heading back onto the boat for an incredible sunset sail. Snorkel spot on day two was beautiful, just a shame the visibility wasn't too great due to the high tide, but nothing we could do about that! Food was great, team super friendly and everything so well organised. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
Sforsierra
Thu 31 May 2018
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