See more, explore more, do more on SV Whitehaven!
- Join the eco-adventure of a lifetime
- Great tour for those who want to explore the wilderness of the Whitsundays!
- Emphasis on snorkelling, beach time and eco-guided island exploration
- A fun boat that's a great choice for those short on time
- Big, open decks, plenty of deck seating and huge aft deck with shade, she's the ideal safari boat
Onboard SV Whitehaven you have the choice of getting 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!
- Free fun kayak tours so you see as much as possible
- Learn to sail with exciting hands-on experience
- Bushwalking with special access to Ngaro Island Trails, Aboriginal Culture and Ecology tours
- Extensive time at Whitehaven Beach
- Snorkel on the amazing reefs of the Whitsundays
- Spacious decks ideal for relaxing and sunbaking
- Takes out 24 passengers making this the perfect private charter vessel
- All meals are freshly prepared onboard
- Fun organised activities
- Snorkelling equipment and instruction are provided
- Eco-accredited and highly knowledgeable guides and tours
- All bedding 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 bushwalking, beach combing, snorkelling, beach fun and games! Our guides will organize activities and games. From beach cricket and volleyball to beach exploration to relaxing in the shade... do as much or as little as you like!
Affectionately known as the 'Beach Boat', our guests have the opportunity to see and explore the Whitsundays on an exhilarating yet relaxing 2 day/ 1 night eco-safari. During the day, passengers learn to sail, enjoy kayaking at their own leisure, snorkel over some of the best reefs around the islands and visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. And the best way to explore these natural treasures is with our experienced eco-guides who enjoy sharing interesting facts about the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday islands, the local aboriginal Ngaro tribe and native wildlife.
The evenings are just as leisurely with scrumptious meals, enjoyable banter among your new-found friends and an informative talk from our skipper who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the stars, constellations and the natural landscape above.
The boat itself is the ideal safari vessel, equipped with wide open decks, plenty of seating and a huge shade on the aft deck. She takes 24 passengers in total and offers plenty of room for relaxing and socialising below the deck. And when under sail, SV Whitehaven is a breathtaking sight to see.
Lunch: Cold meat platter of ham and salami with tuna salad, coleslaw, potato salad and fresh garden salad with wraps and fresh rolls
Afternoon tea: Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit cake
Sunset nibbles: Cheese, kabana and vegetable sticks on a platter with a selection of crisps and dips
Dinner: Thai green chicken curry with rice and crusty bread
Breakfast: Tea and coffee, fruit platter or fruit salad, toast and cereal M
Morning tea: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes
Lunch: Cold meat platter of turkey and pastrami with tuna salad, basil pesto pasta salad, fresh garden salad with wraps and fresh bread
Afternoon tea: Fruit selection and Lamingtons
*Please note this is a sample menu and is subject to change. Any dietary requirements incur a $10 surcharge payable on check-in.
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.
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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 onboard 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, most hostels, at Airlie Beach Bag Storage, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- All Marine Park fees
- BYO alcohol (no glass).
- Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
- Special diets (inc. Gluten Free) will incur a $10pp 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 to 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 the 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 note that 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.
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 cancellations made result in a 25% cancellation fee of the recommended retail price (RRP), not discounted or sale prices. 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 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.
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.