Broomstick Overnight Sailing Tour
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2 Days 2 Nights Sailing Cruise
Departure Days: Monday | Wednesday | Saturday
Here’s why you will love exploring the Whitsunday Islands on board Broomstick
Broomstick was built in South Africa to win the Cape Town to Rio Yacht Race. From there she went on to compete in many of the world’s most famous blue water events including the Sydney to Hobart. As a true Maxi, she is big, comfortable and very fast. She finished racing in 2000 and was converted to charter in 2001 – but beware!! Her racing spirit still remains!!
For 2 days and 2 nights, the experienced crew of Broomstick will take you on a thrilling adventure throughout the Whitsunday Islands, visiting the most popular destinations. Join 25 other like minded passengers as you and participate in all activities such as snorkelling, bush walking and helping to sail a true Maxi or simply sit back and just take it all in – the choice is yours. Broomstick will have you visiting the world famous Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach for the breath taking views and spectacular photo opportunities.
Want to find out more about Whitehaven Beach? Check out our comprehensive guide on the beach here
- Length – 75ft
- Monohull Maxi Yacht
- No. of guests – 25
The Broomstick Offers Open Planned Accommodation
Single and Double Berths
Broomstick Sample Menu
Afternoon Tea – Sunset Snacks
Dinner – Roast Chicken, Potato Mash, Fresh Tossed Salad, Garlic and Herb Bread
Breakfast – Cereals and Toast, Fruit Salad, Served with Tea, Coffee and a full array of Condiments
Morning Tea – Tea & Coffee and an Assortment of Biscuits
Lunch – Meat Platter, Cheese Slices, Fresh Rolls, Tossed Salad, Beetroot Slices, Tuna, Mixed Beans
Entrée – Homemade Nachos
Dinner – Aussie Barbeque Steaks, Potatoes and Green Beans, Honey Mustard Carrots, Fresh Garlic Bread
Breakfast – Fruit Platter, Hot Bread/Toast, Cereal, all served with Tea, Coffee and a full array of Condiments
Morning Tea – Tea & Coffee and Fruit Cake
Please note, this is a sample menu and is subject to change.
DepartureAirlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
Sample Tour Plan
This sailing tour explores the Whitsunday Islands, includes time to relax at the beautiful Whitehaven Beach, bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two or more snorkelling destinations on the fringing coral reefs which spread from the edges of the Whitsunday Islands.
Broomstick will cover at least 100km's around the Whitsunday Islands and achieves this in 2 days and 2 nights due to the sailing performance and ability of the Maxi Yacht to sail faster than most other charter yachts can go, even when they use a motor, which is also friendly for the environment utilising wind power. Not only will you visit the famous Whitehaven Beach, you will also visit the Northern end of the Whitsundays, where the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays are found around Hayman Island, Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay.
For guests who want to be involved, help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel, and get some amazing sailing photo's. The Captain and crew will provide you with plenty of information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park.
Please note, itineraries can change due to the weather, tides and your captain’s professional judgement.
- Meals and snacks
- Accommodation on the vessel
- Bed linen
- Snorkelling equipment
- 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 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.
Explore Whitsundays Terms and Conditions
Cancellation & Carriage Policy
Cancellations from 30 to 60 days of departure will result in loss of 25% of ticket price. 14 to 30 Days before departure, loss of 50% of ticket price. 14 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees.
Where full payment has been made, and we can re-sell the space on the departure, we will refund ticket price less 20% (not including commissions or bank fees).
The Operator cannot guarantee refund of the travel agent deposit component.
Postponement/Transfer of a trip by an individual, will be allowed 14 days prior to departure, so long as we have capacity on the alternative date. An Admin Fee ($40) may be applied to postponements or transfers. Postponements under 14 days before departure will be given due consideration based on the merit of the circumstances causing the postponement, such as a medical emergency. In all cases the best advice for a customer is to hold applicable travel insurance and the final discretion remains with the Operator of the tour.
Please note that we refuse the right of boarding to any guest who arrives intoxicated by alcohol or under the influence of illegal substances. If this occurs, we will not refund any monies paid.
Guests should note that Sailing and adventure sports are a dangerous activity and while our crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, we cannot be accountable for actions of guests that are beyond our control. Guests will be required to complete a pre-departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. Explore Whitsundays and its associated operators have their applicable Ship-owners insurance to cover public liability for guests and staff.
We strongly recommend that guests take out their own travel insurance prior to travel. We recommend cover for valuable items such as cameras and iPods, and also to protect themselves against unforeseen last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands.