Sailaway V Afternoon Snorkel & Sunset Sail

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Enjoy a relaxed experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkeling and sailing cruise to Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island.

Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Take a trip on the glass bottom boat, and explore with an island heritage walk. Ideal for those wanting a later departure with an afternoon at the island and a spectacular sunset sail back to Port Douglas aboard a luxury sailing catamaran. For adults only with a maximum of only 33 guests ensures your enjoyment with personal attention from helpful and friendly crew.

Departs Port Douglas at 1.00pm – Returns at 6.30pm (ages 13 and over only)

  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area.
  • Tea & Coffee with light lunch on arrival. All Beverages included.
  • Snorkeling equipment & optical masks.
  • Seasonal lycra snorkeling suits & flotation devices.
  • Snorkeling instruction & in-water assistance.
  • Snorkel tour with a marine guide.
  • Glass bottom boat viewing & reef interpretation.
  • Low Isles guided Heritage Walk.
  • 3 hours at Tropical Low Isles, a Coral Cay island.
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with fresh homemade scones & fruit platter.
  • Complimentary drinks.
  • A delicious selection of canapés.
  • Spectacular Sunset Sail over the coral Sea & views of the Daintree mountains.
  • The experience of pure sailing on a luxury sailing Catamaran.
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation


Sailaway Sunset Sail

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Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing! A must-do when visiting Port Douglas is to relax with an exhilarating cruise on board the first class sailing catamaran.

Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea as you sail along the coast off Port Douglas. Take in the ambient music, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and spectacular mountain views while enjoying a welcome drink and delicious canapés. Suitable for adults only (aged 13+). This tour takes a maximum of 45 guests.

Check in at the Sailaway office at 4.30pm. Departs at 5.00pm for 1.5 hours sailing on the Coral Sea off the coast of Port Douglas

  • A welcome drink of wine, sparkling wine, beer, cider or soft drink.
  • Sailaway is a fully licensed premises, with additional drinks available onboard.
  • A selection of delicious canapés & first class service

Environment Management Charge of $3.50 per person payable at check-in on the day of travel. This is a Federal Government charge for entering the Marine Park. This charge is not applicable until 1 July 2023.


Outer Reef - Mackay Cay

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Immersed in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect snorkeling and sailing adventure for a conservation-minded visitor.

Ideally suited to those who can swim and have a spirit of fun and adventure. Discerning guests can enjoy an inspiring full-day experience to the absolutely stunning Coral Cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most sustainable way! Focusing on small groups on a luxury sailing catamaran, to fully enjoy a day of snorkeling and sailing. An Eco Adventure on the Wild Side!

Cruise includes:

  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area.
  • Morning tea upon boarding and afternoon tea and coffee with pastries.
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch (including prawns).
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance.
  • Guided snorkel tour.
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation.
  • Tropical sand cay visit.
  • 4.5 hours at the Outer Reef.
  • The experience of sailing onboard a luxury sailing catamaran.
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation

Environment Management Charge of $3.50 per person payable at check in on the day of travel. This is a Federal Government charge for entering the Marine Park. This charge is not applicable until 1 July 2023.


Full Day Low Isles - Family Fare

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Enjoy a full-day experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkeling and sailing cruise to Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island.

Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Take a trip on the glass bottom boat, and explore with an island heritage walk. Enjoy delicious food and pure sailing on a luxury catamaran. Focusing on small groups of like-minded guests. This tour takes a maximum of 33 guests.

Family fare: 2 x Adults, 2 x Children (aged 4-12 years)

Cruise includes:

  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area.
  • Morning tea upon boarding and afternoon tea and coffee with pastries.
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch (including prawns).
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance.
  • Guided snorkel tour.
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation.
  • Low Isles guided Heritage Walk.
  • 4.5 hours at Tropical Low Isles.
  • The experience of sailing on board a luxury sailing catamaran.
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation

Environment Management Charge of $3.50 per person payable at check-in on the day of travel. This is a Federal Government charge for entering the Marine Park. This charge is not applicable until 1 July 2023.


Full Day Low Isles

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Enjoy a full-day experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkeling and sailing cruise to Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island.

Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Take a trip on the glass bottom boat, explore with an island heritage walk.

Enjoy delicious food and pure sailing on a luxury catamaran. Focusing on small groups of like minded guests. This tour takes a maximum of 33 guests.

CRUISE INCLUDES:

  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area.
  • Morning tea upon boarding and afternoon tea and coffee with pastries.
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch (including prawns).
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance.
  • Guided snorkel tour.
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation.
  • Low Isles guided Heritage Walk.
  • 4.5 hours at tropical Low Isles.
  • The experience of sailing onboard a luxury sailing catamaran.
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation

Environment Management Charge of $7.00 per person payable at check in on the day of travel. This is a Federal Government charge for entering the Marine Park. This charge is not applicable until 1 July 2023.


Derwent Hunter Tall Ship Sunset & Twilight Cruise

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Slip into the sunset and turn on the twilight on a tall ship. 2-hour sailing adventures. 

Step aboard the legendary Derwent Hunter and learn about the maritime cultural heritage and history of Queensland whilst exploring the bays and Islands of the Whitsundays until sunset and witness the beauty of the twilight.

We are excited to bring you a lazy traditional Tallship experience each afternoon, slipping into the sunset and twilight on the beautiful Tallship DERWENT HUNTER.

Taking it easy, we may only put up a staysail whilst you learn about the Maritime heritage and history of Cape Yorks Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander people and their tales of pearling, blackbirding, missionaries and pirates and the story of Australia’s worst maritime disaster that destroyed a pearling fleet and killed more than 300 crew.  On our way back into Port you will see the view of the legendary sunset, followed by twilight colours of Airlie Beach.

Tours will depart each afternoon at approximately 1645 hours (4.45pm), and undertake a short traditional sail out to the bays of Airlie Beach before shortening sails and opening the bar. Arriving back just before last light (end of the twilight), you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the evening ashore. (Currently around 6.45pm)

Inclusions

  • Selection of Saltwater Club inspired tasting including seafood and bush tucker treats.
  • Learn about the maritime history of Cape York and Torres Strait directly from First Nations people and historians
  • Licensed bar available
  • Times vary during the year depending on the timing of sunset and twilight. Please check ticket for details.


Derwent Hunter Tall Ship Native Food Inspired Morning Tea

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Enjoy a half-day traditional sailing adventure with a champagne and native foods-inspired morning tea on Tall Ship DERWENT HUNTER.

Sail on a 75-year-old tall ship and enjoy three hours of sailing around the bays of the Whitsunday Islands whilst enjoying traditional damper, native foods and morning tea treats.

Ever wondered what it was like to sail on a 75 year old traditional tall ship whilst enjoying a sumptuous morning tea? Learn traditional sailing hands-on or sit back and watch our experienced crew whilst for three hours of traditional sailing around the bays of the Whitsunday Islands.

Our Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander crew will take you back in time with tales of pearling and Blackbirding, missionaries and pirates. You’ll learn a different perspective of before Captain Cook’s arrival with presentations on outrigger canoes and headhunting in the Torres Strait and how Saltwater connects us all in unique ways.

Enjoy a sumptuous morning tea of native foods, traditional dampers, fruits, tea and coffee and bush tucker iced-teas. You can even get to taste the famous Green Ant Marmalade on our wattle seed and coconut damper fresh out of the oven. For those in need our licensed bar opens at 10am.


Derwent Hunter Tall Ship Full Day Reef Adventure

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Tall Ship Sailing to Langford Reef, Hook Island and the Whitsundays. 8-hour adventure. 

The traditional timber tall ship Derwent Hunter sails the Whitsundays on Thursdays and Saturdays, exploring lesser known destinations around Hook Island. Come snorkelling and enjoy some beach time on a deserted island with us.

Sail the legend, Derwent Hunter, to the northern bays of the Whitsunday Islands. After a delicious morning tea, visit the private mooring at the first of our two stops for the day. We visit sheltered bays near Hook Island, where customers can snorkel straight from the beach, and explore the shoreline of the island.

Many lucky customers get the once in a lifetime experience of swimming with turtles. During the winter months, whales sightings are quite common. Humpback whales and pilot whales visit the Whitsundays every year from approximately June – September.

Return to the vessel for a hearty lunch, before helping to raise the sails and sail back to shore across the Whitsunday Passage, with a cold beer or wine in hand, from our licensed bar.

Learn of the maritime cultural heritage of Queensland and the Torres Strait including pearling, Blackbirding, missionaries and even pirates…

  • Hands on traditional sailing or just relax
  • Explore Hook Island and surrounding areas in the Whitsunday Islands including Langford Reef, Black Island, the Caves and Blue Pearl Bay
  • Two hours snorkelling on fringing reefs
  • Saltwater Club inspired tasting including seafood and bush tucker treats
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit


Derwent Hunter Tall Ship Full Day Reef Adventure

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Tall Ship Sailing to Langford Reef, Hook Island and the Whitsundays. Full-Day Sailing.

The traditional timber tall ship Derwent Hunter sails the Whitsundays on Thursdays and Saturdays, exploring lesser-known destinations around Hook Island. Come snorkeling and enjoy some beach time on a deserted island with us.

Sail the legend, Derwent Hunter, to the northern bays of the Whitsunday Islands. After a delicious morning tea, visit the private mooring at the first of our two stops for the day. We visit sheltered bays near Hook Island, where customers can snorkel straight from the beach, and explore the shoreline of the island.

Many lucky customers get the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with turtles. During the winter months, whales sightings are quite common. Humpback whales and pilot whales visit the Whitsundays every year from approximately June to September.

Return to the vessel for a hearty lunch, before helping to raise the sails and sail back to shore across the Whitsunday Passage, with a cold beer or wine in hand, from our licensed bar.

Learn of the maritime cultural heritage of Queensland and the Torres Strait including pearling, Blackbirding, missionaries and even pirates…

  • Hands on traditional sailing or just relax
  • Explore Hook Island and surrounding areas in the Whitsunday Islands including Langford Reef, Black Island, the Caves and Blue Pearl Bay
  • Two hours snorkelling on fringing reefs
  • Saltwater Club inspired tasting including seafood and bush tucker treats
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit


Derwent Hunter Afternoon Tall Ship Sailing

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Afternoon Sailing on a historic Tall Ship. 2 hours, 30 minutes sailing.

Step aboard the Tall Ship Derwent Hunter for an afternoon of traditional sailing and become crew with hands-on sailing (or sit back and relax) to the sound of the ship under the power of the wind and a licensed bar and Saltwater Club treats

We are excited to bring you an afternoon of traditional sailing in the Whitsundays from April where guests can become crew for the afternoon and help hoist the sails, trim the main or sit back and relax whilst others do the hard work. Great for those wanting a traditional sailing adventure without the full-day commitment. Setting sail just after lunch, the ship will commence a broad reach out for just over an hour each way out and then back again, enjoying a great afternoon of traditional sailing. We’ll have you back in time to freshen up for dinner and one of Airlie’s great local restaurants.

Inclusions

  • Three hours of traditional sailing and your choice of hands-on traditional sailing or just relax and watch our crew
  • Departing 1300 hours (1pm) and arriving back at 1600 hours (4pm)
  • Full licensed bar including wine, champagne, beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverages including 0% beers and*soft drinks*
  • Saltwater Club inspired treats to wet your appetite
  • Learn about maritime cultural heritage and the history of our iconic*Tall ship.*