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About Airlie Beach Day Sailing
A Unique and Intimate Whitsunday Islands Gourmet Day Sailing Experience! Sail with Airlie Beach Day Sailing and avoid all the crowds! Adults only with no more than 8 guests on any day trip or up to 10 Private Charter (children welcome). Relax as steady winds fill our sails before we anchor at one of 74 islands. Swim, snorkel, stroll along the beach or take it easy and enjoy a delicious lunch either aboard or on shore. Includes: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea, taxes and snorkelling gear. BYO Alcohol
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Travelols wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
We had such an amazing day on this wonderful boat tour. The communication with Tam re. booking were seamless and on the day, Dale went out of his way to make the experience special. Highlight of day was being taken to our own PRIVATE ISLAND 🌴 🏖 which was just beyond amazing. What’s more this tour is an absolute bargain. There is simply nowhere else offering a private tour of the whitsundays for this price. Dale and Tam are lovely people and really understand hospitality and customer service. Fully deserving of their 5 star rating.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Sherree wrote a review Sept 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We had the best day , just the three of us with Captain Dale on the Amadeus in March 2021, we visited the beautiful Nara Inlet for some snorkeling and had calm seas for a lovely day of sailing, would recommend Dale, Amadeus and Wolfgang the Unicorn in a heartbeat, a must if you visit Airlie Beach ! Kel, Kody and Sherree
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Date of experience: March 2021
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JAE wrote a review Jul 2021
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Experience seeing Airlie from the water whilst cruising for an hour in ultimate style aboard this classic eco powered vessel, ‘Whisper’ with Dale. A treasure of an experience, not to be missed.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Neil C wrote a review Jun 2021
Maitland, Australia38 contributions18 helpful votes
A group of 6 friends that traveled Europe 40 years ago had a reunion at Airlie and decided to do something very special we chartered a yacht and what an amazing day it turned out , we where taken to uninhabited islands deserted beaches we all agreed sailing with Dale was a highlight of our reunion a fabulous day for our special reunion.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Daniel Galbraith wrote a review Mar 2021
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I had the wonderful opportunity to propose to my long-term girlfriend during our trip with Airlie Beach Day Sailing, and I can't thank Tam and Dale enough for the incredible day we had. A truly special trip with loads of wonderful memories; we've told all our friends, and we can't recommend Airlie Beach Day Sailing highly enough :) We'd planned the trip several weeks in advance, and Tam and Dale were so incredibly supportive, recommending catering options (more on that later), destinations, and making sure everything went smoothly. Tam even organised a bouquet of Juno's favourite flowers. Dale was 'in on it' from the get go and super enthusiastic to help, and together over the phone we concocted a plan for a surprise beach proposal. It was a partially-rainy day when we arrived, but that made the experience more interesting, sailing around the edges of rainclouds and seeing sheets of rain in the distance. 'Amadeus' is luxurious and well-fitted out, and made for wonderfully smooth sailing. Dale plied us with tea and coffee, I steered the boat for a while, and we had a lovely time chatting and getting to know each other as we left the bay. Our first stop was to Nara Inlet where a short walk uphill reaches 9000-year-old indigenous rock paintings and a great view. When we returned down the clouds were approaching, so we skirted around it and headed for secluded Curlew Beach, where our plan would be put into motion! When our dinghy touched down on Curlew Beach, Dale encouraged the two of us to go up the beach whilst he (ostensibly) set up the picnic. He actually used the time to half-bury a box of photos in the sand, then conceal himself out of sight on the shore! Juno and I walked back down the beach, where she stumbled across the box. She opened it, I dropped the knee, and she said yes! Dale caught the whole proposal on camera, and afterwards came out to congratulate us. He then left us the beach to ourselves, to enjoy champagne and Anna's picnic, which he'd set up beautifully with flowers and glassware. After an hour and a bit the rainclouds started to approach, so Dale returned to pick us up and start the leisurely trip back to the marina. On the way back, the skies finally opened and we all got thoroughly drenched! It was a lot of fun, and any cold was thoroughly sorted by Dale's cups of hot tea. To sum up, this was hands-down the best day trip I've ever been on; every aspect was thoughtfully taken care of, and the spots we visited were stunning. Dale is kind, super friendly, and full of wonderful stories, and he went so far above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect. Thanks Tam and Dale, for an incredible start to engaged life! :D
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Date of experience: March 2021
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