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Summertime Private Charter

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Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Thursday, Sunday
Returns: 3:00pm - Tuesday, Saturday

Scubadiving, spa and sea kayaks onboard, Summertime is the perfect choice for a fun adventure holiday with friends and family in the Whitsundays.  

With private cabins available, shared accommodation and modern comforts onboard, Summertime boasts fun and adventure as a standout sailing boat option and must be booked well in advance. Summertime doesn't just boast a hot tub for ultimate relaxation, it also features air-conditioning, snorkelling and scuba diving onboard.

Please enquire for private charter rates after April 1 2017. Summertime will be moving to a 2 day, 2 night trip as of 1st November 2017.

Summertime private charter will have you sailing around the glorious Whitsundays at your own pace, among your cherished friends and family for 3 days and 2 nights. Summertime is designed to sleep up to 16 passengers with ample deck and lounge space to socialise, sunbake and relax, PLUS the popular fresh water spa onboard. This beautifully constructed, sailing vessel is one of the few boats in the area that offer the combination of sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving! And of course your private charter wouldn't be complete without a visit to Whitehaven Beach, with plenty of snorkelling among the most stunning reefs in between.

Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.

Summertime Features:

  • Only 16 passengers onboard
  • Sea kayaks onboard
  • Onboard scuba diving option
  • Fresh Water hot tub/spa onboard!
  • Fully air-conditioned vessel
  • Modern comforts onboard
  • Private cabin accommodation 
  • Delicious meals included
  • Tea and coffee

Don't miss out on the ultimate private charter with plenty of fun and excitement on Summertime! Visit all the top dive/snorkel destinations, Whitehaven Beach and enjoy the luxuries of a large sailing vessel.

Boat Layout

Summertime offers a range of accommodation styles to suit yourself or your group. You can choose from:

  1. Private double/ twin cabin (please specify if you would like a double or twin cabin)
  2. 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.

Sample Itinerary

For 3 days & 2 nights, you get to explore the glorious Whitsunday Islands without any limits. Summertime provides you with all the necessary gear and instruction for snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and even bush-walking! You will 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 offering you a chance to explore marine life without even having to get wet! Paddle your way around the calm coves of crystal clear bays, like Mantaray and Blue Pearl. Wash up on Whitehaven beach in your kayak, explore the 9 kms of Silica sand 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, vegetarians and vegans can be assured of healthy, wholesome meals. Simply request when booking. Tea, Coffee supplied with every meal. White and Wholemeal breads also supplied.

Sample Menu

Day One
Morning tea: Tea & coffee with biscuits.
Lunch: Fresh breads, meats, salads, fruits and condiments
Afternoon tea: Tea and coffee served with Lamingtons
Sunset Snacks: ven 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.

Day Two
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

Day Three
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

An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.

Looking for a different trip on Summertime?

BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4914 2425 IF LOCAL

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 and all Marine Park fees.

What's Extra

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)
Airlie Beach
Ph: 07 4946 6241

Terms and Conditions

Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.

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.


Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior. 

All client cancellations forfeit up the non refundable deposit and all client cancellations made less than 2 months prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. Please note if the balance is not paid on time the booking is cancelled and deposit you have paid forfeited. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) 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.

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