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SV Whitehaven Private Charter

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Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Wed, Fri & Sun
Returns: 4:00pm - Thu, Sat & Mon

A private charter option taking you on an eco safari around the Whitsundays!

  • Eco accredited safari beach boat
  • Knowledgeable and fun crew 
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Snorkel fringing Great Barrier Reef
  • Big, open decks to sunbathe and relax on
  • Adventure packed, informative tour
  • Great for up to 24 guests at a time!

Onboard the SV Whitehaven private charter, 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 is the perfect safari tour for you and your group!

 


Highlights & Features:

  • 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 eco Kayak tours 
  • 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 
  • All bedding and camping equipment provided for each guest

Hop on board for this Eco Safari in the beautiful Whitsundays for an incredible experience to last a lifetime for you and your group!

Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach

Affectionately known as the "beach boat," SV Whitehaven allows guests the optimum time at one of the best beaches in the world - Whitehaven Beach! Stroll along the 7km natural white silica sand, swim among the baby stingrays and lemon sharks in the shallows or explore secret coves and beaches. 

Hill Inlet

No trip to Whitehaven would be complete without visiting the world-famous swirling sands of Hill Inlet lookout! Your experience eco-host will take you on an in-depth informational bushwalk up to 3 lookout points, where you will get the most stunning photos during your entire trip! 

Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling and kayak the stunning fringing coral in the Great Barrier Reef National Marine Park! All marine park fees are included in this eco-safari, and the crew will ensure you have the best time in the water with instructional briefings and eco talks so you can learn all about the colourful world below you. 

Authentic Sailing

When under sail, SV Whitehaven is a breathtaking sight to see. Let your experienced crew take you around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands while you relax on their spacious decks, or get involved and learn how to sail with their experienced sailing crew! She takes 24 passengers in total and offers plenty of room for relaxing and socialising below the deck. 

Eco-safari

The boat itself is the ideal safari vessel, and their long standing crew have abundant local knowledge of the region's natural history. Explore cultural aboriginal sites, learn about the native flora and fauna of the islands and Great Barrier Reef, and take advantage of their FREE eco kayak tours throughout the trip! The best way to explore these natural treasures is with our experienced eco-guides, who also offer astrological talks about the constellations of the southern hemisphere at night! 

Layout

SV Whitehaven offers an open plan of shared single and double accommodation in mixed dorm cabins.

More Information

What To Bring

You will be given a luggage bag to take your carry on luggage on to the boat. The vessel does not permit guests to bring their own luggage on board.

You will provide you with a souvenir environmental bag at check-in 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:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)
  • Cash/card for on board purchases.

You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town, or from Coral Sea Cellars at the southern end of Coral Sea Marina. No glass bottles permitted (with the exception of wine).

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town. Please click here for more information.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All Marine Park fees

What's Extra

  • BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks are available for purchase on board.

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

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. 


Your Responsibilities:

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. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

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.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

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. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

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.


Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

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.


Refunds:

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.


Accountability/Misconduct:

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 Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


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