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 attracts all types of adventure-seekers, with a combination of snorkelling, exploring and sailing while they cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
- Added bonuses of freshwater jacuzzi, air-conditioning, kayaks, and a beautiful interior
- Check out Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
- Snorkel in the fringing reefs of the Whitsunday Islands!
Summertime sails from Airlie Beach for 2 days and 1 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.
- 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.
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
For 2 days and 1 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. During your trip you will get to visit Whitsunday Island, home to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, as well as the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Take part in snorkelling, bushwalking, sailing, kayaking and more!
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
Summertime will bring you to the beautiful Whitsunday Island where you will get to visit a world-famous beach and lookout point. Known for the soft, swirling sands and vast shoreline, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet are a must-see for anyone in the Whitsundays! You can take in the view from the top and enjoy the beach from below at this breathtaking destination.
Summertime offers the chance to experience real sailing while in the Whitsundays. Certainly not an activity to be missed, your crew will make every effort to make sure you get to enjoy this thrill as you make your way around the islands! Feel the power of the wind as you make your way from one place to the next, enjoying the world as it passes by.
Snorkel among the colourful and diverse fringing reefs of the Whitsundays and explore all they have to offer! Summertime provides quality snorkelling gear that will allow you to enjoy the reefs in comfort down among the marine life. You will get to stop at several snorkel destinations and compare different reefs, seeing the colourful corals and beautiful fish that inhabit them.
Kayaking and jacuzzi
Summertime has the added bonus of inflatable kayaks, allowing guests to have a bit of extra fun on the water! Go for a paddle around the reefs on a kayak safari and see them from a new point of view, skimming along the water's surface as you make your way. Afterwards, return back to the boat and hop in the freshwater jacuzzi - a welcome indulgence after a busy day of adventure!
*There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience.
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
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.
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.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
- BYO alcohol (no glass).
- Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
- Special diets (inc. Gluten Free) will incur an $10 - $18pp surcharge.
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.
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.