This is a 2-day / 1-night fully crewed live-aboard sailing tour of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland. This trip is perfect for guests on a limited time frame and with daily departure gives guests flexibility. The tour provides a snapshot of the Whitsundays, including a snorkelling experience on Fringing Island Coral Reefs and a visit to spectacular beaches and an island bush walk. Sail aboard the Maxi "Hammer" - An Australian Yachting Legend! Best known for 5 consecutive placings in the Sydney to Hobart. OR Sail aborad the Maxi "Siska" - With its impressive race record as well as circumnavigating the world twice! Maxi`s are massive yachts around 22 to 24 metres long and provide an action packed sailing tour. Guests are welcome to get involved with the sailing and help the crew pull the ropes and hoist the massive sails, or simply relax on the decks. You will anchor overnight in a smooth water bay, so sleeping is comfy. The yachts have had an extensive interior refits and today offer comfortable guest accommodation, a large lounge/dining area, and bathrooms with hot showers.
Please note that this itinerary is flexible as it depends heavily on the tides, winds and prevailing atmospheric conditions. If passengers have a special location they`d like to visit, please mention it to the crew on board, and they`ll do their best to accommodate the request.
Depart from the marina at 8.30am, hoist the sails and head to across the Whitsunday Passage, past Hook Island and to the world famous Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy a few hours exploring the beach, sunbathing, swimming, or walking. In the afternoon sail to the northern end of Hook Island for a snorkel on the reefs teeming with marine life, watch the sunset, before settling in for an overnight stop.
Early start and sail to the Northern end of Hook Island for snorkelling, or optional introductory or certified scuba dive on Fringing Coral Reefs. After lunch set sail and sail back to Airlie Beach, arriving around 16:00pm.
The accommodation consists of a shared cabin with shared bathrooms with hot showers. Single Bunks or Double Bunks are available. There are no private cabins - they are open plan vessel, similar to a hostel in style. Open Plan Share is Dormitory style accommodation, with Single bunk beds.
Open Plan Double is a Double Bed in a dormitory style cabin with other beds
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Trip Name: 2 day 1 night Maxi Sailing
Duration: 2 Days
From Price: £216
Supplier Tour ID: WDS2SA/167546
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