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Derwent Hunter Day Tours

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Address: Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+61 7 4946 7124
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Tall Ship Reef Adventure. Day Sailing on board the Australian legend...

Tall Ship Reef Adventure. Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter. Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Help sail, snorkell fringing reefs, explore coral atolls of Langford Reef and Bali Hai. Multi award winning for adventure and eco tourism. Departs Airlie Beach.

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Tallship Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from the Whitsundays
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Wonderful day of actual sailing!

Having done a thrilling speedboat type trip on the previous day, this was the perfect trip to follow up with. The Derwent Hunter has a fascinating story that the skipper... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NoelR1991
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having done a thrilling speedboat type trip on the previous day, this was the perfect trip to follow up with. The Derwent Hunter has a fascinating story that the skipper clearly enjoyed sharing with us. Once we were out of the marina, we as guests were able to assist with the sailing, whether it be getting behind the wheel or... More 

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, the Derwent has an amazing history and we love nothing better than sharing it with our guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

HUGE dissapointment snorkeling!!! We had been looking so much forward to go snorkeling here, but due to cyclone we couldnt see anything at all on the first snorkeling. On the second snorkel we saw a little bit but not very clear. They should not take people on trips offering great snorkeling when they cannot deliver it. Crew kept saying "next... More 

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed with your snorkeling, as you mentioned this was 2 weeks after the cyclone which caused damage to many of the corals. The snorkel spots that we took you to are still in good condition, as you mention it was possible to see things but not too clear on this particular day with big tides.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This day trip was just perfect from start to finish. The staff were so informative and friendly, their knowledge and passion was incredible. This was truly an unforgettable trip and one of my highlights of Australia. The snorkelling sites were beautiful, we even saw turtles at Langford Sandbar. The food was delicious (particularly the carrot cake which I ate way... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the chill and thrill package (one day Derwent and one day Ocean Rafting) it was the perfect combo. The boat was almost empty so we got really lucky. We were taken to great locations, got to swim with many turtles and had so much fun. Thanks for the team to explaining all the fish we saw and the... More 

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate. So glad you enjoyed your best both worlds Thrill and Chill package. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. More 

Bowral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is another 'must do' when at the Whitsundays. The Derwent Hunter is a beautiful - and very well travelled - schooner, and took us for a beautiful day sailing. There was a northwesterly that day, which is unusual, so the crew made sensible adjustments to where we went and managed her well in the choppy conditions sailing back to... More 

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thanks for reviewing us, our crew love to read them! More 

London
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We spent a day on the Derwent Hunter for a day sailing. It was one of the best tours in Queensland: now packed with tourists, relaxing, great food ( and plenty!) and two good snorkeling locations. The crew is very knowledgeable and friendly, Highly recommended

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your day sailing on Derwent Hunter. Thanks for reviewing us! More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was possibly one of my favourite said out on Airlie Beach. The snorkelling was brilliant the crew were amazing and very informative. The trip was relaxing and the food was good.

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us, we do appreciate it. Glad to be on your "favorite list" More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Such a fun opportunity to be aboard a tallship; they also will let the guests help with the sails which my friend enjoyed. Both snorkel spots were great; saw some turtles and great coral. The lunch was good and the crew was great to my friend who started to feel a bit ill (not as a result of the ship... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Perfect day sailing with two stops at the coral reef for snorkeling. Nice and friendly staff. The food was ok, nothing special, but the experience was definitely worthwhile.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Australia from the UK and this trip was recommended to us. It did not disappoint. Excellent crew, great snorkelling and good food. I felt it was great value for money. I think the majority of reviews on here are pretty accurate. We certainly didn't struggle for somewhere to sit. We were on the trip on 28th October... More 

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