SV Whitehaven Overnight Sailing Tour
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2 Days 1 Night Cruise
Departure Days: Wednesday | Friday | Sunday
Here’s why you will love exploring the Whitsundays on board SV Whitehaven
The SV Whitehaven 2 days and 1 night tour is an Advanced Eco Accredited Safari.
The boat itself is the ideal safari vessel, equipped with spacious open decks, plenty of seating and a huge shade on the aft deck. The SV Whitehaven offers ample room for relaxing and socialising below the deck.
Spend your days sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, soaking up the sun and relaxing at some of the Whitsundays’ most famous sites such as Whitehaven Beach, Blue Pearl Bay and Hill Inlet. Here you will have the chance to swim, relax and explore. When you are not exploring the magical Whitsundays throughout the day, relax and watch the sunset with a drink, eat delicious meals, socialise with your fellow passengers and enjoy a guided tour of the night sky with the knowledgeable skipper.
Want to find out more about Whitehaven Beach? Check out our comprehensive guide on the beach here
- Length – 72ft
- Tall Ship
- No. of guests – 24
SV Whitehaven is fitted with open shared accommodation
SV Whitehaven Sample Menu
Lunch – Cold Meat Platter of Ham & Salami with Tuna Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad and Fresh Garden Salad with Wraps and Fresh Rolls
Afternoon Tea – Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Fruit Cake
Sunset Nibbles – Cheese, Kabana and Vegetable Sticks on Platter with a Selection of Crisps and Dips
Dinner – Thai Green Chicken Curry with Rice and Crusty Bread
Breakfast – Tea & Coffee, Fruit Platter or Fruit Salad, Toast & Cereal
Morning Tea – Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Cakes
Lunch – Cold Meat Platter of Turkey & Pastrami with Tuna Salad, Basil Pesto Pasta Salad & Fresh Garden Salad with Wraps & Fresh Bread
Afternoon Tea – Fruit Selection and Lamingtons
Please note, this is a sample menu and is subject to change.
DepartureAirlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
Depart Airlie Beach at approximately 8:45am. Once on board the friendly crew will brief you about safety and sailing, before setting sail to cross the Whitsunday Passage. Get involved with sailing and take a turn at the helm under the guidance of our skilful crew.
After morning tea, arrive at your first snorkelling destination, the crew will give you an introduction to snorkelling and take you ashore by dinghy to snorkel from the safety of a protected beach, a great way to gain confidence in the water.
Head back to the ship for a scrumptious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and rolls, all freshly prepared on board. Then set sail for the next afternoon location.
Make your way to your overnight anchorage at Nara Inlet, enjoy kayaking activities and visit the Aboriginal Caves and learn all about the Ngaro tribe from your crew. Enjoy a hot shower, pre-dinner snacks, a cold beer or wine as the crew tell some fascinating tales of life below and above the water on the Great Barrier Reef. Listen out for the friendly dolphin pods which frequent the Northern islands. Enjoy a delicious dinner, and enjoy some fun on the back deck, or find a quiet spot and star gaze before falling in to bed for a good night’s sleep.
Another early rise, you wouldn't want to miss a thing in this neighbourhood - manta rays, dolphins, turtles, Whales (in season). After breakfast, enjoy a kayaking expedition, and combine a bit of exercise with some wildlife spotting. Enjoy a race back to the ship to find the champion kayaking team on board!
After morning tea, it’s time to hit the water, for one last snorkelling opportunity - everyone will be experts by now, recognising and identifying even more marine wonders. By midday its back to the ship for a rewarding lunch before setting sail back to Airlie Beach across the Whitsunday Passage. Return to Airlie Beach between 3:30pm – 4:00pm (depending how fast you sail!), but the fun doesn't end here. Join your ship mates for the "After Party" were everyone gets chance to let their hair down and go a little bit wild – details provided at the end of the trip!
*Please note this is a sample itinerary only, there is no set itinerary for the overnight cruises as your cruise based on the weather and tidal conditions we experience at the time of travel.
- Meals and snacks
- Accommodation on the vessel
- Bed linen
- Bath towel
- 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 towel
- Jacket for winter months
- Insect repellent
- 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.
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures Terms and Conditions
Prices are based on multi-share accommodation unless otherwise specified. Prices do not include airfares.
Cancellations made less than 21 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price. We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason. We recommend you take out travel insurance.
Clients should note that 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 the actions of passengers that are beyond our control.
All cruises are subject to weather and the vessel operator’s discretion. At certain times of year ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or operators of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk you will be provided with a full length protective ‘Snorkel Suite’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise.
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.com and its related bodies corporate, its officers, employees and agents is not the owner or operator of any vessel on which passengers sail. Accordingly, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any of its sailing adventures, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.