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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven

2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven
4.5
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£200.87
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Free Cancellation up to 15 days in advance
About
Affectionately known as the “Beach Boat”, the SV Whitehaven will allow you to fully relax, forget about everyday life and sail away to a slice of paradise. Learn to sail, enjoy a guided kayak tour and snorkel over fringing reefs in secluded coral bays. At night time, lay back on the deck whilst our formally trained crew guides you around the constellation of the southern hemisphere. • Kayaks on board for guided tours • Informative Star talks under the southern nights sky • Snorkeling in two separate locations (weather permitting) • Educational chart talks about the Whitsunday Islands, their history and the Eco Systems in which you will swim and explore • A bush walk with our experienced Tour Guides to Hill Inlet lookout and Whitehaven Beach • Fun, relaxing and accredited Eco Safari Tours • Extra top deck space to move around, sunbathe and stargaze • A fun social tour for the young and young at heart * Overnight accommodation is in an opened shared mixed area of the boat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66697P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Overnight accommodation. Single bed in shared mixed dorm
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax) and National Park Fees
  • All activities and equipment (kayaking and snorkelling)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Drinkable tap water
  • Entry/Admission - Whitehaven Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Inlet
Exclusions
  • Drinks - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water $2.50
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen (Reef safe please)
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia Meeting point C
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Departs Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Open date tickets please give 10-14 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance by email or Phone.
  • **Gluten Free dietary requests are subject to a surcharge of $10 per person and payable on check in** Please note we cannot cater for Halal or Kosher diets
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Overnight accommodation. Single bed in shared mixed dorm
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax) and National Park Fees
  • All activities and equipment (kayaking and snorkelling)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Drinkable tap water
  • Entry/Admission - Whitehaven Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Inlet
Exclusions
  • Drinks - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water $2.50
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen (Reef safe please)
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass)
Departure details
  • Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia Meeting point C
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Departs Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Open date tickets please give 10-14 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance by email or Phone.
  • **Gluten Free dietary requests are subject to a surcharge of $10 per person and payable on check in** Please note we cannot cater for Halal or Kosher diets
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Feb 2021
A note from 2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven
If you have travelled through, visited a Covid hot spot, or been in contact with any potential Covid cases, please call our office (07) 4940 2000 to discuss your options. Please check all Covid updates prior to travel. Refer to Queensland Government Website for further information. www.qld.gov.au
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
Overview
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7 stops
Day 1
Day 1- Airlie Beach to the Great...
Day 2
Day 2 - Sample Itinerary
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4.5
23 reviews
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Natalie H
Turramurra, Australia2 contributions
Summertime:Two day 1 night Sail the Whitsunday
Apr 2021 • Friends
Had an amazing experience on the Summertime vessel. The staff Damion & Kylie looked after us well. The view sailing around the beautiful water was breathtaking. I especially love getting up early to watch the sunrise. As we were on a two day one cruise, we anchored over night in a quiet spot. Watch the Sunset while having a few drinks with our new friends on board.
After watching the sunrise we headed towards Whitehaven Beach and got there early. It felt like we had the beach all to ourselves. We left around noon just just as the rest of the people started to arrive. We were then back on board having lunch. Relaxing and later Kayaking and snorkelling. So much fun.
Written 18 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Res C
Hi Natalie, Thank you for such a lovely review! Its a pretty amazing experience to watch the sunrise and having Whitehaven Beach to yourselves in the morning. I will pass along your message to the crew and let them know you had a great time. Regards, The reservations team at Whitsunday Sailing Adventures
Written 20 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bethany T
2 contributions
Best thing I’ve done in Australia so far!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Booked this boat last minute (there’s tonnes to choose from at Airlie) and they were honestly such a great choice! The crew is amazing and clearly love what they do. Food is also great + BYO drinks, and it’s generally a really chilled atmosphere. SV is more of an adventure boat than a party boat, which was exactly what I was looking for (we were all aged between 20-30). You get to stop at the main beaches and snorkel/kayak, plus great weather meant we could sleep on deck which was amazing.

I would 100% recommend these guys - if you message them directly via website/Facebook, Dave can also offers discounts/match prices! Totally worth it!
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tew
1 contribution
Ideal whitsundays cruise
Writing this review as I had such a perfect time on the boat, and if you’re like me and cant decide between tours, hopefully this review will help as i was looking for a good review. I am a solo traveller and was looking for a relaxed boat that wasn’t too expensive and fit my time frame, and that also wasn’t a party boat that I was scared of accidentally booking! This boat was ideal. Kelly and Dave were such good hosts and very passionate about there work. The food Kelly prepared all day was to die for- soo delicious! And was pleasantly surprised at the amounts as I had previously heard people on other boats complaining about small portions, but there was more than enough food on SV Whitehaven. Dave was so inspiring with his knowledge of the stars- and knowledge of everything really! We asked him so many questions and he had so much info to give us and seemed pleased to do so. The only thing I may say is that it can get a little hot under deck, but there is an amazing option of sleeping up deck under the stars! (However I slept below deck in my bunk and was okay! The heat/humidity is just what to expect from north Australia in the summer). Take along a few drink and have some good conversations and enjoy your time on SV Whitehaven as much as I did! Thank you!
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sophie S
10 contributions
Relaxed sailing trip with fantastic night on deck under stars!!
Dec 2019
Had a wonderful time thanks to a chilled crew. They even took care of my vegan diet :) Was traveling alone, but it was easy to connect with the other passengers. Thanks a lot for this experience!
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zoe
3 contributions
It was awesome 💗
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had a great time, saw a beautiful beach, and had the best crew!! Everybody was really nice and had a blast.
Thanks @Ruben, Taylor and the other guy !
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marie
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Whitsundays
Dec 2019 • Family
I spend two amazing day with an amazing crew.
The trip was incredible the food was better than some restaurant.
I just live the Australian dream with my mom.
A big thanks you to Matt and Noel. They are lovely and very respectful.
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela J
30 contributions
Wonderful boat trip with a great crew and lovely company.
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were on the Summertime from 14/15-12 and had a very nice time. The boat was an older ‘fishing girl’ but very charming. The crew gave good instructions and tried to make the thrip as beautiful, informative, comfortable and as sportive as possible. The activities were great and so was the food!
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christian S
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Highly recommended experience
The SV Whitehaven is perfect for a 2-day sailing trip to the Whitsundays. We got to spend several hours on Whitehaven beach and most of the time, no one else was there. We also stopped at two great snorkeling spots where we got to see amazing coral and animals. The food on board was fresh, healthy, delicious and abundant - also for vegetarians/vegans. The crew was very nice and relaxed and also gave interesting information on the area, wildlife etc.
Overall an amazing experience and highly recommended!
Written 16 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stewart D
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Class couple days on SV Whitehaven
Great trip and well priced. More traditional boat but still very comfortable, made it more interesting / unique. Thought the food was very good and very tasty, no idea how kelly made so much tasty food for so many!

Staff were all class act, professional but let you get on with enjoying yourself. Reuben definitely made the trip for us, funny lad who made you feel at ease. Good chats at night, good music playing, exactly what we were looking for after a day adventuring the beautiful scenery.

Not a party ship but still very social. Would recommend bringing enough booze to keep you going.
Written 12 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zoe H
13 contributions
DO NOT BOOK THIS BOAT - THERE ARE MUCH LOVELIER BOATS OUT THERE
I have never written a bad review in my life, but very sadly I can not recommend this boat at all and do not want anyone else to be as disappointed as I was, although to fair, I think this was probably because I had such a truly amazing, wonderful experience on another sailing boat the day before.

The boat is very old and shabby and it is also extremely uncomfortable - there are no comfortable places to sit or lie at all.

The captain doesn’t really engage with the passengers at all - in fact, he sat with head phones on for the majority of the trip and you could tell he didn’t really want to be there at all. This was very different from the previous day, when the previous captain continually chatted to all the guests to make them feel as welcome as possible and also encouraged them to hold the wheel if they wanted to and truly enjoy their experience to the max!

The food is also very basic and unfortunately everything tastes of cheap washing up detergent. I do feel very bad saying this as Kelly, the host who prepared it all was absolutely lovely and did a truly amazing job! She was also genuinely very friendly and approachable at all times, sadly unlike the rest of the crew.

The accommodation bunks are also extremely uncomfortable and ridiculously hot! Everyone slept outside on the deck as too hot, although I came in as was too uncomfortable.

The highlight was definitely being off the boat and enjoying the magical Whitehaven beach.

Additionally, this is not really an eco friendly boat at all, esp as they sell water in plastic bottles!
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Zoe, We are saddened to read your disappointment of your trip with us on SV Whitehaven, this is not the typical experience as the vast majority of reviews here, and on Sv Whitehaven Official Facebook page, can attest to. SV Whitehaven is an adventure tour. An on water sail, snorkel, kayak safari. Our vessel is one of the largest covered back deck areas onboard with all round bench seating from bow to stern. I’m not sure what you were expecting with a excellent value adventure sail tour, but I can assure you SV Whitehaven has more to offer than most all of the other overnight sailing experiences in the region. Seating is abundant, both covered and uncovered, there is also plenty of places to lay for sun baking and stargazing, lots of room for those sleeping on deck (as you mentioned). As far as sleeping under the stars on deck is concerned, we do provide sleeping pads to allow for a more comfortable experience, it’s each passengers prerogative and personal choice to take the opportunity to sleep under the stars or to choose their allocated bunk bed. In regards to the heat, yes last week did see record highs for our region, which can be uncomfortable, especially if you are not staying hydrated. Our captain is quite happy to have passengers take a turn at the wheel when the weather allows, in regards to safety this unfortunately is not always the case. Wind, tides, current and sails up will drastically dictate whether having a completely inexperienced person at the wheel is a good idea or a recipe for disaster, however on our vessel safety and professionalism is our first and foremost concern. We do pride ourselves on our menu, we are not sure about why you felt the food tasted like washing up detergent... that one is a mystery... All our food is made fresh from local ingredients, we focus on delicious, healthy meals, with lots of snacks (anyone in doubt please see our other reviews here & on our Facebook page). Our lovely spread of fresh veggies, fruit, deli meats, cheeses, sweet and savoury snacks, home made salsa and dips for sunset nibbles, as well as a hardy chicken curry for dinner are often crowd favourites, often reported to exceed that of other east coast adventure tours. We try to have food served every three to four hours with tea/coffee sweets and savouries on offer, so no one is ever left feeling hungry! This is again above and beyond most of the other value experiences you will get anywhere else. I am sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with the crew, this is an area we really pride ourselves in. I have spoken with them personally and was assured they were interactive, with our key highlights of fish, coral and island history talks as well as the captains famed night sky-star talk of a night time. In regards to your comment about not being Eco, this we do take offence to. There is quite the extensive application process and frequent audits wherein Eco Tourism Australia has set the bar high, we have achieved every area necessary and beyond to qualify and hold this high standard. We have even installed multiple Solar panels on the roof of the vessel as to cut down on our carbon emissions, the cleaning products that we use onboard are Eco safe and we offer water free from the tap for anyone who would like to fill their own water bottle or would like to drink from one of our reusable cups, however, some people do unfortunately forget to bring a bottle and for this we need the option on board for these passengers, so they are able to take water to the beach and not get dehydrated in the heat... again, this is a safety standard. We do charge for the bottles of water as we have found in the past if we offer them for free, less care is taken in said bottles and we run the risk of half finished bottles all over the place with people grabbing new ones, purchasing them leaves the passenger with a strong sense of ownership and they, there for, use less by refilling from the tap as well as not losing track of it. Myself and the crew wish you would have mentioned anyone of these concerns while onboard as to allow us to address them then and there. As the crew were under the distinct impression you were in fact enjoying the trip very much. And were disappointed you felt it necessary to give our trip a bad review to the extent of an ‘all caps’ title and label us as a "do not book" type of boat tour. Again I am sorry that your experience was not that of the ‘truely amazing experience’ you had the day before on (as you explained to our deckhand) “your good friend's” charter boat. We wish you safe onward travels. Warm Regards, Jen Operator of SV Whitehaven
Written 11 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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