Short on time or on a budget? With 2 days/1 night and a reputation for comfort and value, we will sail you to the highlights of the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkel the most amazing fringing reefs, relax, run barefooted on an unspoilt beach and anchor at a picturesque bay.
Built in Queensland with a reputation for providing an unforgettable sailing experience that combines comfort with adventure, this 60ft (18m) Roberts Ketch provides a spacious and relaxed atmosphere to cruise our northern tropical waters, on-board you will find a spacious saloon area with 8ft of headroom, plenty of uncluttered deck area with room to stretch out, comfortable cabins with a choice of private or shared cabins with no sleeping in common areas and the added bonus of hand basins in most cabins. This vessel is ideally suited for those travellers that are looking to escape the large crowds.
Of a night, sit back and relax under the Southern Cross while our crew grills you a steak on the BBQ. With just 14 passengers and 2 crew, ‘Waltzing Matilda’ will ensure your trip is truly memorable
Day 1: Depart Airlie Beach at 8.30am
Sample Itinerary Only - Trips Depend on Tide and Weather Conditions Throughout your 2 day, 1 night trip, your crew will take you to a number of top snorkel destinations in the region which might include Luncheon Bay, Blue Pearl Bay or Mantaray Bay. As well as snorkelling around the beautiful coral reefs, guests can help the crew pull the sails and have a go at driving the boat, for a real Aussie experience. You can also sit back and relaxing, enjoying the heat from the sun as you watch the amazing scenery pass you by. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as turtles, eagles, sharks, dolphins and whales!
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Whitehaven Beach
Visit Whitehaven Beach, with its 7 kilometres of silica sand and pristine ocean waters, including a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout, one of the most photographed places in Australia! Sleep out on deck, under the stars at night or spend time socialising with the other like-minded passengers. Samurai crew aim to make this sail and snorkel trip a very memorable experience both above and below the waterline.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Departs: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach 8.30am, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays
Returns: 4pm Wednesday, Friday and Sundays