Sail, Snorkel and Kayak the pristine northern Whitsunday Islands!
- One-of-a-kind day sailing adventure
- A perfect combination of snorkelling, exploring and kayaking
- With sufficient kayaks on board for everyone to enjoy, your friendly guide will take you on an eco friendly exploration
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Experience the northern end of the Whitsundays aboard Summertime, a beautiful timber ketch! Sail into paradise and spend the day snorkelling fringing reefs, and exploring beautiful bays by kayak, then relax and enjoy the sunset and snacks as you cruise back towards Airlie Beach.
Highlights & Features:
- Inflatable double kayaks, enough for everyone
- Guided kayak tour around the northern islands
- Sail to tropical islands, have a turn at the helm
- Comfortable, spacious saloon area
- Spacious deck area and shade awnings
- Snorkel vibrant coral reefs around the Islands
- Snorkeling equipment and tuition provided
- Explore and sunbake on beautiful beaches
- Separate male and female amenities
- Meals freshly prepared on board
- Eco-friendly exploration
- All marine & park fees included
- BYO alcohol
Don't miss out on this action-packed sailing adventure! This is the only trip to offer an unique kayak adventure tour - paddle with yourself or with a friend and let our crew guide you whilst educating you on the unique heritage of the Whitsunday Islands.
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 to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
Each tour is a customised experience through the Whitsunday islands, navigating according to wind, weather and visibility. Below is a taste of your day sailing kayak adventure aboard Summertime.
Depart Coral Sea Marina and set sail towards Hook Island, the second largest of the Whitsunday Islands. Upon arrival our crew will help you get suited up for a snorkelling adventure. Discover the underwater world below taking in the beautiful colourful corals and marine life.
Once back on board our crew will serve up a scrumptious lunch and then you will get ready for your next activity! With sufficient kayaks on board for everyone to enjoy, your friendly guide will take you on an eco friendly exploration of beautiful hidden inlets and fringing reefs to be at one with nature, a truly ‘unforgettable’ experience.
Now the activities are done, you can sit back, relax with a cold beverage and enjoy the sail home.
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.
What To Bring
Please bring only a small soft bag (no hard bags or suitcases):
- Change of clothes
- Water bottle to refill
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
- Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)
- Cash/card for onboard purchases
You are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks with you, however please note the following items are not permitted on board:
- Glass bottles
- Red wine
Alcohol is available for purchase in town, or from Coral Sea Cellars at the southern end of Coral Sea Marina.
If you are needing to store excess luggage, there are several places in town that offer this service. Please click here for more information.
If you are requiring special equipment (such as prescription snorkel masks), please ensure you have the equipment needed prior to departure. For hire options, contact Aqua Dive (contact details below).
Aqua Dive Hire and Supplies
Coral Sea Marina, North Village
(07) 4946 4074
- Skipper and crew
- Meals - morning tea, BBQ lunch, afternoon tea, sunset snacks
- Filtered (tap) drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Kayaking equipment
- Snorkelling equipment
- Marine Park fees
- BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine).
- Soft drinks and bottled water available for purchase
- Special diets will incur a $5 surcharge. Kosher and Halal cannot be catered for.
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 to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
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.
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.
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.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
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.
No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.
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 email@example.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
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.
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.
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.