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Blizzard

$525$499per person

Blizzard Overnight Tour

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2 Day 2 Night Sailing Cruise
Departure Days: Tuesday | Friday | Sunday

Here’s why you will love exploring the Whitsundays on board Blizzard

Blizzard overnight tour combines real sailing performance and true comfort. She was built in 2011 to be the ultimate Whitsunday sailing yacht. Below deck she features 5 cabins, 3 bathrooms and a stylish saloon. Above deck, a large shaded area provides comfort without sacrificing sailing ability. To sail aboard this vessel is much more than just a tour, it is a unique adventure experience and all those who sail their boats are considered as new friends rather than just passengers.

Blizzard is a well maintained 50ft Beneteau Oceanis yacht, one of the youngest boats amongst commercial Whitsundays’ boats. She easily sails even in light winds: no help nor sailing experience required from guests. Relax and enjoy the ease of sailing. Blizzard consists of 5 cabins, 2 x private double bed berths with ensuites, 1 x private double bed and 1 x private twin beds cabin with communal bathroom facility and 1 x bunk bed berth offering dorm style accommodation.

Having only 10 guests on board allows Blizzard to visit pristine locations within the Whitsunday Marine Park, seeing the best of the Whitsunday Islands whilst avoiding the crowds. Sail with us and experience the Whitsundays from the perspective of a sailor. Your experienced skipper will sail you to Whitehaven Beach, spectacular bays and the best snorkelling locations. The colourful corals and most abundant marine life are close to the surface, so all one needs to do is put on a mask and snorkel to be amazed by the underwater world. At night the boat will be safely anchored in a calm bay allowing you time to socialize or just relax under the stars of the southern sky.

On board she has the coolest water sports equipment. There is no better way to explore a serene Whitsunday bay than on a stand-up paddle board. Standing up gives you a superior perspective allowing you to see fish, turtles, the contours of the reef. Add the Bond factor to your trip with the latest underwater sea scooter and glide effortlessly through the water like the legendary secret agent. Sail on board Blizzard and experience the waterman (or waterwoman) lifestyle.

Want to find out more about Whitehaven Beach? Check out our comprehensive guide on the beach here

Vessel Info.

  • Length – 50ft
  • Monohull Maxi Yacht
  • No. of guests – 10

Layout

Blizzard Overnight Tour - Whitsundays - layout

The Blizzard offers the following cabin types:

Shared Single Bunks
Private Twin and Double Cabins
Private Double Ensuite Cabins

Blizzard Sample Menu

Day One

Afternoon Snacks – Vegetarian Asian Samosas with Dipping Sauces

Dinner – Moroccan Marinated Chicken Breast Fillets with Greek Salad and Pesto Pasta and Fresh Herb Yoghurt Sauce.

Day Two

Breakfast – Percolated Ground Coffee, Black Tea, Milk, Orange Juice, Freshly Chopped Fruit Salad, English Muffins, Jam, Marmalade, Nutella, Vegemite, Butter, Muesli, Choco Balls and Cornflakes.

Morning Tea – Percolated Ground Coffee, Black Tea, Milk, Cookies and Apple Slices.

Lunch – Quiche Lorraine, Cream Cheese Potato Salad, Mixed Salad and Condiments.

Dinner – Gnocchi Amatriciana (Bacon, Capers, Tomato Sauce), Greek Salad, Homemade Garlic Bread.

Day Three

Breakfast – Percolated Ground Coffee, Black Tea, Milk, Orange Juice, Freshly Chopped Fruit Salad, English Muffins, Jam, Marmalade, Nutella, Vegemite, Butter, Muesli, Choco Balls and Cornflakes.

Morning Tea – Percolated Ground Coffee, Black Tea, Milk, Lamingtons, Orange Slices.

Lunch – Chicken Salad Wraps.

Please note, this is a sample menu and is subject to change.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
  • Departure Time
    4:00pm
  • Return Time
    2:00pm
  • Included
    Blizzard
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Day One
Your friendly skipper will meet with all guests at designated meeting area in the northern precinct of Abell Point Marina, short walk from the center Airlie Beach. You will then be brought to your vessel and allocated your sleep area for the cruise. Once being shown your cabin area, the boat heads out to sea and you can enjoy your first sail. Sit back, relax, have a drink and get to know your fellow sailors. Snacks will be served after sundown. Once you have reached a secluded bay of the Whitsunday Islands your vessel will set anchorage for the first night; the crew will commence preparing dinner.
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Day Two
Awake to the smell of fresh coffee being prepared for breakfast at approximately 7:00 AM. Once breakfast is packed away the boat will head to your first snorkel destination. This could be Border Island or in one of the bays of Hook Island or somewhere else; this could also happen in the afternoon after visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Your skipper will brief you about snorkelling, the equipment and marine life. A tender boat will be with you throughout your entire snorkelling time, you will not be left alone. After lunch early afternoon you will arrive at famous Whitsunday Island. Gather your beach bag and camera, the view from the Hill Inlet Lookout is always fantastic and afterwards there is plenty of time to hang out on the popular Whitehaven Beach. Another boat voyage will take you to the night time anchorage for your second night. Enjoy some snacks and a breathtaking sunset over the Whitsunday Islands.
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Day Three
Enjoy a sleep in or get into breakfast early to maximise your activity time on the last morning of your cruise. Relax and sunbake on deck or enjoy a watersport activity; snorkelling is also on the agenda. An exciting sailing session (depending on wind conditions) brings you back to the mainland. After a journey of around 3 hours you will step onto solid ground again where your crew will be wishing you farewell and Ahoy. Congratulations, you are a sailor now.*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.

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Inclusions

  • Meals and snacks
  • Accommodation on the vessel
  • Bed linen
  • Bath towel
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Sea scooter
  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • 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 towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket for winter months
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Prescription mask (if required)
  • Bottled water
  • Cash for additional purchases
  • B.Y.O Alcohol, bottled red or white wine OK, other drinks – cans only
 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.

Booking 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.

Payments

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Liability

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.

ISail Whitsundays Terms & Conditions

Ticket Information and Check-In

"Open dated" tickets please give 14 days notice to book. All bookings due to availability. Please re-confirm your arrival 72-48 hours with our check-in office ABC Travel by calling 07 4946 5755 (or email info@abctravel.net.au). Check-In at ABC Travel, 344 Shute Harbour Rd, main street Airlie Beach 2 hours prior to departure or any time before. Please make contact should you run late or go directly to the meeting point in the northern precinct of Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach. A surcharge of 2.5% applies for credit card purchases in the office.

Cancellation Policy for Regular Tours

We RECOMMEND ALL GUESTS take Travel Insurance to cover for cancellations. Cancellation Policy:
  • 14 to 30 Days before departure, loss of 50% of ticket price.
  • 14 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees.
  • A non-refundable deposit or booking fee may apply when booking with a third party travel agent. ISail Whitsundays cannot guarantee refund of the travel agent deposit component.

Travel Insurance

ISail Whitsundays strongly recommends that guests have travel insurance to cover valuable items, e.g. Cameras, Luggage; to protect against unforeseen flight or coach cancellations, road closures or late arrival into Airlie Beach for any reason which subsequently leads to missing the scheduled departure time; to cover medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands, including emergency air evacuation, to cover against an emergency where you need to return home urgently.

Liability

Boat travel, sailing, snorkelling, bush walking and water sports involves hazards. Inherent risks include, but are not limited to: drowning, slipping, falling while on board, injuries occurring while getting on or off a boat, and other perils of the sea; all of which can result in serious injury or death. Whilst ISail Whitsundays and staff make every effort to safe guard guests we cannot be responsible for any damage, personnel injury or loss due to the actions of passengers. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or crew of the vessel will not be liable for any personnel injury, medical evacuation, illness, death or any other consequence whatsoever of passengers. Guests should be aware that dangerous jellyfish live in the Whitsunday waters. Life jackets and protective snorkel suits are provided free of charge for the duration of the tour. Guests will be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process releasing ISail Whitsundays from any liability. ISail Whitsundays has the applicable Shipowners insurance to cover public liability. A Copy of the certificate will be forwarded if required.

Itineraries and Weather

The Operator reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of it's tours if necessary. We reserve the right to substitute vessels. The Operator will always consider the safety of guests and staff first. We do not cancel tours due to clouds or strong winds. The Whitsundays is deemed partially smooth waters and tours will only be cancelled if the Regional Harbour Master closes the area due to gale warnings (storms).

Minimum Guest Numbers

Were we do not meet the minimum number of guests to operate a service, it may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer an alternative tour of similar or higher standard, or alternatively full refund for that tour.

Guest Behaviour

It is a condition of travel that guests follow crew directions and treat others aboard with courtesy and respect at all times.  The skipper has the right to refuse or offload guests who reduce the enjoyment of the tour for others, or pose a risk to their own or others safety. All associated costs of removal will be borne by the guest and no refund of ticket monies will be provided.

English Language Comprehension

Guests will spend time sailing, snorkelling and swimming and it is critical for their safety that they follow the instructions from the crew.  If customers cannot understand English, it is important that a companion travelling can speak English and translate for the non-English speaking guest.

Children and Age Range Conditions

Generally, ages 18 - 50ish, however children 10 years and over can travel with an adult at full adult fares. All travellers above 10 years of age are welcome as long as they are in a physical fit state (can easily climb a ladder up and down, swim 50m, etc.).

Disabilities, Pregnancy and Serious Medical Conditions

Please consult with ISail Whitsundays prior to booking. ISail Whitsundays cancelation policy applies.

Private Charters Cancellations and Booking Terms

Bookings will be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of 20%. Balance payments to be made in full 30 days before charter commencement. Once balance payment has been made, and within 30 days of departure date, will result in forfeit of Full Charter Price. We highly recommend all charterers have travel insurance to protect against unexpected cancellations. Please consult with ISail Whitsundays in regards to inclusions, itinerary and cabin/ bedding configuration prior to paying deposit. With Private Charters the age limit is 6 years.