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Sail Merit - Day Trips

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10 Jul 2016
“Excellent adventure”
19 Jun 2016
“not good weather but fantastic day with these guys, highly recoomended”
Experience the thrill of sailing a Grand Prix ocean racer! Test yourself on the grinders or sit back and watch the action on 'Merit', a Volvo 60 yacht with an extensive racing pedigree. Join our full day tour for the best sailing in the Whitsundays...more
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13 Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4803, Australia
+61 412 609 777
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Wow what a fabulous day of sailing with Micheal and Jo and there deck crew , we couldn't have asked for a better experience sailing on a Volvo racing yacht , will differently be back for another trip on MerritMore

Thank Kate B
Jo M, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

So glad you had such a good time! We've had a plot twist: bought a second Volvo 60 called 'Spirit' (formerly V2, Illbruck, Nokia and Spirit of the Maid) and will be starting SOON on Hamilton Island. The Company name has altered to Grand Prix...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016

started out with terrible weather but the crew was fun and fantastic. very reasonable price, wonderful crew, and fun experience. much much better than the totally terrible day before with whitsundays cruise to the great barrier reef. Sail with Merit, no big expensive rip-off with...More

Thank cloudbreakcap
Reviewed 14 May 2016

There is no better way to spend a day than sailing amongst the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on board the racing yacht Merit. Get involved as little or as much as you like - hoist the sails, grind the winches, have a turn at the helm...More

Thank Katherine170
Jo M, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2016

And thank you for taking a day out to come sailing. Was great to see you relaxing on the starboard side as we sailed past Hamilton Island and towards Whitehaven. You did pick a gorgeous day!

Reviewed 12 May 2016

What a day, what a boat, what a crew. I had a fantastic day sail on Merit, a Volvo 60 owned and crewed by Michael and Jo. The boat is very fast, smooth and powerful, the crew is very experienced, friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Perfect...More

Thank Laura P
Jo M, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

And we loved having you sail with us! We had perfect conditions - coming through Solway Passage to the southern end of Whitehaven was gorgeous!

Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my two friends went out with merit and we had the best day. The hosts were so friendly. The food was perfect. The snorkelling was unreal (better than cairns), great two spots. And they really looked after me when I got a jellyfish...More

Thank Lisamcery
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I booked this trip back in Ireland thinking it would be a nice day out especially for my 13 year old son who loves to snorkel. It went beyond my expectation. Micheal and his crew could not have done more. Morning and afternoon tea and...More

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Merit R, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

It was great to meet you and your son - he's one cool kid who taught me about Gaelic sport before we even reached 'Merit' on the dock! We appreciate you booking to join us, and you are officially our 'furthest away' booking to date,...More

Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We loved this day! Sailing was so awesome and the owners of the boat will give you the best day possible! Small group, nice snorkeling, good sailing and a lovely lunch! I would really recommend this trip!

Thank Anouk S
Merit R, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Hey Anouk, it was good sailing ... we love it when the wind comes to the party. The Whitsundays really is one of the best sailing playgrounds anywhere. Glad you enjoyed getting out with the fish, too!

Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

That trip was a great sailing experience. Warm sea, strong wind and a small and friendly crew. A lot of delicious food for everyone and two times snorkling. This trip in my opinion is especially for people who are interested in sailing and can enjoy...More

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Merit R, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

We love that you had so much fun on 'Merit' while you were in the Whitsundays. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 7 February 2016

Booked a tour with Merit and had a blast. The crew Micheal, Joe and co. were very down to earth people. You could feel the loved what they did, and we shared it with them as we journeyed along together. Merit has a real sail...More

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Merit R, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

It always is a little hilarious to serve snacks when the boat's heeling over and we're doing 12 knots! A good breeze ahead of the clouds made for a cracking sail back acros the passage. Loved having you out with us.

Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife booked this trip last minute and spoke to Jo who was very accommodating. What more can I say than BOOK IT! We had a excellent day, the weather in the morning when we left the marina was terrible; rain, dark clouds,...More

Thank Luke M
Jo M, Owner at Sail Merit - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Hello Luke, We loved meeting you both and learned a lot from your experiences traveling the planet.You must do that Antarctic trip so we can live vicariously through your adventures! Wishing you both a great time on the rest of your travels through Asia and...More

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