Apollo Maxi Overnight Sailing Tour
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3 Days 2 Nights Sailing & Diving Cruise
Departure Days: Monday | Friday
Here’s why you will love exploring the Whitsundays on board Apollo Maxi
Apollo Maxi has won every major yacht race on the Australian East Coast. The highlights of her career include victories in the Sydney to Hobart, Kenwood Cup, South China Sea Series and the Around Hawaii Race.
The vessel was then refitted for extended charter work in 1999 and repainted to her original racing livery. Apollo Maxi is perfect for 18-35’s who are after the thrill of Maxi action but are on a budget and tight schedule.
Help hoist the sail and explore the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the must-see Whitehaven Beach and many snorkelling and scuba diving locations among the National Marine Park of the Whitsunday Islands.
Want to find out more about Whitehaven Beach? Check out our comprehensive guide on the beach here
The Apollo Maxi 3 Days 2 Nights Sailing Cruise includes 1 FREE scuba dive per person!
The Apollo Maxi Offers Open Planned Accommodation
Single and Double Berths
Apollo Maxi Sample Menu
Lunch – Garden Salad and Cold Meat Platter with Basil Pesto Pasta
Snacks – Lamington Fingers and Nachos
Dinner – Beef Stew served with Rice and Garlic Bread
Breakfast – Tea and Coffee, Fresh Fruit, Bread, Spreads and Cereals
Lunch – Garden Salad, Sausages, Pumpkin Risotto and Bread
Snacks – Crackers, Cheese and Dip
Dinner – Steak, Mashed Potato, Vegetables and Garlic Bread
Breakfast – Tea and Coffee, Bread, Spreads, Cereals, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Baked Beans
Lunch – Tomato Pesto Pasta, Potato Salad, Bread Rolls, Salad Platter and Leg of Ham
Please note, this is a sample menu and is subject to change.
DepartureAirlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
After boarding the vessel and being briefed with regards to safety on board Apollo Maxi will motor out of the marina. You can assist the crew in hoisting the sails and heading to Blue Pearl Bay where you can try your hand at the Free Scuba Dive and also snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park of the Whitsunday Islands. Once you have completed your diving/snorkelling activities, set sail to your next destination – Hook Passage where Apollo Maxi will anchor for the evening.
Start early with a sail to the World Famous Whitehaven Beach with its 7 kilometres of white silica sand where you will relax on the beach for 3 hours. During this time you can sunbake, swim or enjoy beach activities and games. After lunch, sail to Luncheon Bay for further opportunities to dive and snorkel in another World Famous marine reserve. Before dinner, you have the opportunity to night dive and experience the wonders of the reef at night.
On the final day you sail to the second most famous, and most photographed, beach in the Whitsundays – Langford Spit which is adjacent to the 5 Star Resort – Hayman Island. Passengers are again able to dive, snorkel or just relax on the beach at this magnificent location. After lunch, the finale of the trip is a breathtaking sail across the Whitsunday Passage to disembark at Abell Point Marina.
*Please note this is a sample itinerary only, there is no set itinerary for the overnight cruises as your cruise is based on the weather and tidal conditions we experience at the time of travel.
- Meals and snacks
- Accommodation on the vessel
- Bed linen
- Snorkelling equipment
- 1 Scuba dive
- Stinger suit hire
- Skipper and hosts
- Environmental Marine Charges
What To Bring?
- Please pack a small soft bag – no zippers
- Change of comfortable clothes
- Hat and sunglasses
- Swim wear
- Beach and bath towels
- Jacket for winter months
- Insect repellant
- Prescription mask (if required)
- Bottled water
- Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases
- Alcohol – no glass
Please note: A cancellation and amendment policy applies to all bookings. Please refer to our Cancellation and Amendment terms below or contact us for further details.
Terms and Conditions
“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services
“you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking
“we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD
These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.
For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.
Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.
Cancellations and Amendments to Bookings
If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.
Cancellation Charges and Amendment Fees
Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee. All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees.
Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.
Supplier Tours and Services Changes
In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.
You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier. You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly.
You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly.
If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.
Apollo Maxi Terms and Conditions
We advise adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to actions beyond our control. We recommend you take out travel insurance.
We reserve the right to alter destinations and or activities at the captain’s discretion, due to prevailing weather and tidal conditions, and to substitute vessels at any time for any reason. All cruises are subject to weather.
Cancellations made less than 21 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price. Earlier cancellations and transfers will incur an administration fee of $20.