Scuba diving, spa and sea kayaks on board - Summertime is a popular choice for travellers looking for adventure without the crowds
With private cabins available as well as shared accommodation, Summertime attracts all types of travellers who are seeking a combination of snorkelling, diving and sailing while they cruise the Whitsunday Islands. Summertime has a heated spa, air-conditioning, and scuba diving, allowing you to have fun and relax during your Whitsundays experience.
Please Summertime will be moving to a 2 day, 2 night trip as of 1st November 2017.
As a guest on board Summertime, you will sail from Airlie Beach towards the beautiful Whitsunday Islands for three days and two nights of fun and relaxation. This beautifully constructed traditional sailing boat is one of the few boats in the area that offer the combination of sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and diving on the same tour. Constructed with beautiful timbers, Summertime is designed to comfortably sleep up to 16 passengers with plenty of deck space to socialise. Visit Whitehaven Beach and take time to snorkel among the most stunning reefs around, or spend time in the freshwater spa!
- Only 16 passengers on board
- Onboard scuba diving option
- Sea kayaks on board
- Fully air-conditioned
- Modern comforts
- Private cabin accommodation available
- Fresh water spa
- Snorkel equipment included
- Visit Whitehaven Beach
- Delicious meals included
- Tea and coffee
- BYO alcohol
- Fun itinerary
Don't miss out on this action-packed sailing adventure! Visit all the top dive and snorkel destinations, as well as Whitehaven Beach to an unforgettable sailing experience. 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 offers two accommodation styles:
- Private double/ twin cabin (please specify if you would like a double or twin cabin)
- Share Accommodation (Double beds and single beds)
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. Summertime was launched in 1947 and is 60 feet long.
For three days and two nights you'll get to explore the glorious Whitsundays and explore the best parts of the islands. With the opportunity to scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, sail and bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout, you'll explore the spectacular marine park from above and below the water, taking home memories to last a life time.
Summertime offers 2-person inflatable kayaks that give you a chance to explore marine park in a whole new way. Paddle your way around the calm coves of crystal clear bays, like Mantaray and Blue Pearl and see the coral and fish from above. Wash up on Whitehaven beach in your kayak, explore the 7 kms of silica sands and relax for a while, before kayaking back to the boat for lunch.
We pride ourselves on our freshly prepared and home made foods. Special diets and vegetarians can be assured of healthy, wholesome meals. Simply request when booking or ask us for further information about this. Tea and coffee are supplied with every meal as well as white and wholemeal breads also supplied.
Morning tea: Tea and coffee with biscuits
Lunch: Fresh breads, meats, salads, fruits and condiments
Afternoon tea: Tea and coffee served with Lamingtons
Sunset Snacks: Oven baked snacks and dipping sauces
Dinner: Tender chicken thigh fillets, marinated in honey mustard and herbs. Served with salad, feta cheese, olives stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and onion. Steamed beans and tossed through garlic butter with oven roasted potatoes, fresh herbs and cracked pepper. Accompanied with warm herb and parmesan bread
Dessert: Chocolate cake or toffee pudding with a rich topping covered in creamy custard
Breakfast: Tropical fruit salad, served with yoghurt. Warm raisin toast, fruit loaf, white and wholemeal bread served with a wide range of condiments, cereals and milk. Tea, coffee and juice
Morning tea: Tea and coffee served with cakes and biscuits
Lunch: Thick focaccia bread topped with grilled chicken, tabouli, sun dried tomatoes, avocado, onion and cheese lightly baked, served with a Caesar salad and tuna and asparagus pasta with fresh fruit
Afternoon tea: Tea and coffee served with a chocolate and cream sponge roll
Sunset snacks: A large platter with cheese, carrot and celery sticks, kabana, pickled onions, crackers, corn chips and a selection of dips
Dinner: Scotch fillet steaks in marinade with a tomato, onion, garlic and mushroom pasta bake broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce, served with garden salad and sun dried tomato pesto bread
Dessert: Chocolate and caramel slice, made fresh on the boat from our own recipe
Breakfast: Bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, cereals, juice, tea and coffee
Morning tea: Tea and coffee served with fruit cake and biscuits
Lunch: BBQ sausages, coleslaw, creamy potato salad and a fresh green salad
- This is a sample menu and may be subject to change.
- Passengers with any dietary requirements will need to pay a surcharge of $18 per person payable on check in. This does not include vegetarians or passengers with a nut allergy. This vessel is unable to cater for vegans.
- Summertime will be moving to a 2 day, 1 night trip starting Nov 1st 2017.
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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 and scuba diving. Soft drinks available for purchase. An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.
Summertime offers scuba diving for both certified divers and those without experience/qualifications. All diving can be decided on and paid for on board. Please note dives are subject to age, weather, other conditions and the dive instructors discretion. Summertime dive prices:
- 1st dive is $70
- 2 dives is $110
- 3 dives is $150
Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over (if 12 years or older may be able to dive with parents consent) and they may require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions and also if you are over 45 years old.
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 any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.
A Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from:
Whitsunday Doctors Service
257 Shute Harbour Rd (Opposite xBase)
Ph: 07 4946 6241
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 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 30 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.