Derwent Hunter Day Trip
Derwent Hunter offers the only day trip in the Whitsundays on board a traditional tallship!
This 22m graceful timber tall ship is a rare maritime treasure with a rich Australian history. Derwent Hunter has earned itself multiple awards from Adventure and Eco Tourism with 15 years experience of snorkelling safaris, Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy. She combines fun with informative to create a sensational tour that is perfect for exploring the Whitsunday Islands. Join in with the sailing, or just soak up the atmosphere on this unique sailing adventure.
Set sail on board Derwent Hunter for an extraordinary one day Whitsunday Sailing adventure! With an amazing itinerary, beautiful structure, fun crew and authentic sailing on offer, Derwent Hunter is not a day trip to be missed! Derwent Hunter is a multi-award winner for Adventure and Ecotourism and offers the best way to see the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Your day will be filled with sailing, snorkelling on the amazing coral reefs, talks on the environment, ecology, and even a bit of history! The Whitsundays are home to many rare flora and fauna, and our crew are keen to share their knowledge of the habitats and special features of the Whitsundays and its wildlife. Please note, Derwent Hunter does not depart Tuesdays.
Derwent Hunter Features:
- Visit to a private mooring at Langford Reef
- Uncrowded snorkelling
- Authentic sailing
- Only day trip on board a traditional tallship
- Visit two beaches in one day
- Informative crew and experienced skipper
- Eco-accredited award winner
- Snorkel equipment and tuition provided
- Explore Bali Hai and Langford Spit (a unique sand cay surrounded by colourful fringing reef)
- Morning tea and smorgasbord lunch
- Fully licensed bar on board
This unique award-winning and Eco-accredited Tall Ship Tour is must-do at the outstanding price, all fees included! Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Whitsunday Islands and still enjoy the many exciting activities that Derwent Hunter has to offer - book today!
Derwent Hunter starts early so you can spend your whole day exploring the Whitsunday Islands. With sails up and the sound of the crashing waves around you, you'll not only enjoy your day's destinations, but the journey, too. You'll have morning tea on board before you stop at a private mooring at the famous Langford Reef, where you will get to hop in the water and explore the underwater world. Snorkel along the fringing reefs and get up close and personal with the beautiful marine life. Your crew will provide an eco guided walk to the sand cay and tell you all about the island and surrounding reef. Langford has beautiful marine life and is known for it's turtle population, making it a local favourite for snorkelling and exploring.
After your time in the water, you'll hop back on board Derwent Hunter for a hearty smorgasbord lunch, before setting sail once again. While you're at sea you can help the crew with hoisting the sails for an authentic sailing experience, or sit back and relax. You'll make your way across the Whtisunday Passage, which has amazing views of the surrounding islands as you make you way back to the marina. Derwent Hunter has an on board bar, so guests are welcome to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine after they are done snorkelling for the day. Derwent Hunter is the perfect place for an authentic Whitsundays experience on board the only day sailing tallship in the Whitsundays - don't miss out on this great experience and book today!
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What To Bring
- Beach towel
- Sunscreen (30+)
- Light jacket for windy or wet days
Guests normally go barefoot on boat otherwise take soft shoes with white soles for onboard and sandels for walking ashore. Derwent Hunter is a licensed vessel so no BYO please, alcohol is available on board at reasonable prices
Morning and afternoon tea, Water, Smorgasbord Lunch, Cheese and biscuits, snorkelling gear, Marine Park fees and Stinger Suits. Bus pick up from local accommodation and resorts, please advise where staying at time of booking.
Any drinks, alcohol and snacks you wish to purchase on board.
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled at the discretion of Whitsunday Sailing Adventures. 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 or 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. Suitable for Children 4 years and over.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 3 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 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.
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