See more, explore more, do more on SV Whitehaven!
The 17.5m Eco Accredited Safari Beach Boat SV Whitehaven will take you for a magical overnight cruise on tropical waters of the Whitsundays in style and comfort. With an emphasis on snorkelling, plenty of beach time and visiting the hotspots including Whitehaven Beach and plenty of eco-guided island exploration, than you are in the right place. With big open decks to sunbathe on, plenty of deck seating and huge aft deck permanent shade, she is the ideal safari boat. SV Whitehaven is an Advanced Eco Accredited safari, adventure packed, informative and fun.
Onboard SV Whitehaven you have the choice of getting hands-on involved with the crew and the activities available or enjoying the rest & relaxation that comes with being on board such a spacious vessel. With the eco-accredited and experienced Safari Guides, guests will be able to experience bushwalking, snorkelling and exploring the Whitsunday Island National Park with plenty to learn and explore! This tour prides itself on having plenty of beach time and offering quality information so if you are someone with a sense of adventure, enjoys exploring new terrain and is intrigued by new knowledge, this is the perfect safari tour for you!
SV Whitehaven Eco Safari Features:
- Takes out 24 passengers making this the perfect private charter vessel
- All meals are freshly prepared onboard
- Spacious decks ideal for relaxing and sunbaking
- Bush walking with special access to Ngaro Island Trails, Aboriginal Culture and Ecology tours
- Fun organised activities
- Free Fun Kayak tours so you see as much as possible
- Learn to Sail with exciting hands-on experience
- Extensive time at Whitehaven Beach
- Snorkelling equipment and instruction are provided
- Eco-accredited and highly knowledgeable guides and tours
- All bedding and camping equipment provided for each guest
SV Whitehaven offers an open plan of shared single and double accommodation in mixed dorm cabins.
When you choose to be a passenger on board SV Whitehaven, you choose to join other tourists who love to learn while they travel! You will give yourself the chance to come away from the Whitsundays not only having had a fun-filled sailing holiday, but you will come away with the local knowledge of wildlife and aboriginals of the Whitsunday Islands. During the Safari, you will have the opportunity to observe and learn about the exceptional biodiversity of life that thrives both below and above the water! The underlying theme of your tour is that you, the guest decides where you want to go. Choose from a variety of activities such as bush walking, beach combing, snorkeling, beach fun and games! Our guides will organize activities and games at exclusive beach front camping locations. From beach cricket & volleyball to beach exploration to relaxing in the shade... do as much or as little as you like...
Depart Airlie Beach at about 8.45am. Once on board our friendly crew will brief you about safety and sailing, before setting sail to cross the Whitsunday passage. Get involved with sailing, and take a turn at the helm under the guidance of our skill full crew.
After morning tea, at 11am arrive at your first snorkelling destination, our crew will give you an introduction to snorkelling and take you ashore by dinghy to snorkel from the safety of a protected beach, a great way to gain confidence in the water.
12.30pm head back to the ship for a scrumptious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and rolls, all freshly prepared on board. Then set sail for the next afternoon location.
Set sail to our overnight anchorage at Nara Inlet, enjoy kayaking activities and visit the Aboriginal Caves and learn all about the Ngaro tribe from your crew.
Enjoy a hot shower, afternoon Hor dourves, a cold beer or wine and hear our tree hugging crew tell some fascinating tales of life below and above the water on the Great Barrier Reef.
Listen out for the friendly dolphin pods which frequent the Northern islands. Enjoy a delicious dinner, and enjoy some fun on the back deck, or find a quiet spot and star gaze before falling in to bed for a good nights sleep
Another early rise, you wouldn't want to miss a thing in this neighbourhood - mantarays, dolphins, turtles, Whales (in season). After breakfast, enjoy a kayaking expedition, and combine a bit of exercise with some wildlife spotting. Enjoy a race back to the ship to find the champion kayaking team on board!
After morning tea, its time to hit the water, for one last snorkelling opportunity - everyone will be experts by now, recognising and identifying even more marine wonders. By midday its back to the ship for a rewarding lunch before setting sail back to Airlie Beach across the Whitsunday passage. Return to Airlie Beach at 3.30-4pm (depending how fast you sail!), but the fun doesn't end here. Join your ship mates for the "After Party" were everyone gets chance to let their hair down and go a little bit wild- details provided at the end of the trip!
Please note, this vessel is strictly for guests 18 years or older.
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What To Bring
Upon checking in, Whitsunday Sailing Adventures will provide you with a souvenir environmental bag to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip. They ask that you only take these bags on board with you as luggage. 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 at the marina or 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.
Skipper, crew, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire, snorkelling equipment and all Marine Park fees.
BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
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 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.