See more, explore more, do more on SV Whitehaven!
- Join the eco-adventure of a lifetime
- Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
- Great tour for those who want to explore the wilderness of the Whitsundays!
- Emphasis on snorkelling, beach time and eco-guided kayak 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! 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!
Highlights & Features:
- FREE informative eco-kayak tours
- 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 onboard 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, beachcombing, 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 informative talks 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.
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 are available for purchase onboard.
- 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.
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.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 60 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.