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Derwent Hunter

$195 $175 per person

Derwent Hunter 

Here’s why you will love exploring the Whitsunday Islands on the Derwent Hunter Day sail

Set sail on the legend that is “Derwent Hunter”. Built in 1945 by the Wilson Brothers shipwrights of Tasmania she is made of blue gum & Tasmanian oak, some of the best timbers for ship building. Derwent Hunter has been sailing the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands for the past 25 years. Be delighted by the pristine coral reefs and untouched islands you will visit.

Sailing through the calm northern bays of the Whitsundays you will visit Stonehaven where you can snorkel on fringing coral reef straight from the beach. Many of our lucky guests spot turtles and large rays. During the winter months humpback whales sightings are common on our tours.

Actual itinerary subject to weather conditions – as this is a REAL sailing adventure. Depart Abell Point Marina in the heart of Airlie Beach. Set sail across the Whitsunday Passage, help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, with chocolate cake, biscuits and seasonal treats before heading ashore at Langford Reef & Bali Hai for snorkelling and beach combing. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities.

Return to the vessel for a delicious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits.

Depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday Passage. Buy a drink from our licenced bar and enjoy afternoon cheese & fruit platters as you sail home.


  • $195 Per Adult
  • $175 Concessions*
  • $99 Per Child (4-15 years)
  • $525 Per Family (2 Adults & 3 Children)

*Concession price only valid on presentation of a valid student, senior, YHA and ISIC cards at time of departure.


  • Morning tea
  • Smorgasbord lunch
  • Afternoon tea, cheese and biscuits
  • Coffee, tea, tap water
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stinger suits
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from local accommodation



  • Beer and wine $5 each
  • Water and soft drinks $2.50 each

What to bring?

  • Swimwear & towel
  • Sunsafe clothing, hat and sunscreen
  • Light jacket/jumper for windy, wet or cool days
  • Barefoot option for boat – referred (or soft closed shoes white soles)
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    Derwent Hunter
Courtesy Bus Pick Up


Your tour beings with a courtesy bus pick up from your accommodation in Airlie Beach. You will be transfered to the Derwent Hunter meeting point at Abell Point Marina southern end. From here you will be greeted by your friendly crew.


Sailing the Whitsundays

Depart Abell Point Marina at 8AM and set sail across Whitsunday Passage; you are more than welcome to assist the crew by hoisting the sails or sit back and relax. By 10:30AM morning tea is served, enjoy a a slice of chocolate care, biscuits and seasonal treats.


Snorkelling the Bays of the Whitsunday Islands

Depart Abell Point Marina at 8AM and set sail across Whitsunday Passage; you are more than welcome to assist the crew by hoisting the sails or sit back and relax. By 10:30AM morning tea is served, enjoy a a slice of chocolate care, biscuits and seasonal treats.


Afternoon Sail through the Whitsundays

After your snorkel and beach time return to the Derwent Hunter for lunch at approximately 1:30PM. Enjoy a smorgasbord buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits. Once everyone has eaten, raise the sails and return across the Whitsunday Passage back to the Airlie Beach, Abell Point Marina. You are more than welcome to buy a drink from the licenced bar and enjoy an afternoon cheese & fruit platter as you sail back to the mainland.

Return to Airlie Beach and Accommodation Transfer

Upon arrival at Abell Point Marina your coach transfer awaits for your drop off service at the end of the day.



Value For Money

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.


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.


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.

Derwent Hunter Terms and Conditions

Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to departure will result in 100% cancellation fee, cancellations less than 48 hours will incur up to 25% cancellation fee. In the interest of passenger safety departure, itineraries and activists are subject to sea and weather conditions. Should the company be forced to cancel or alter cruises our liability is limited to offering an alternative itinerary, alternate day of travel or appropriate refund no greater than the fare paid.