1 Day Whitsunday Sailing Tour

The Derwent Hunter

This is the perfect tour for those short on time but looking for the adventure of a lifetime, sailing on a traditional timber tallship in the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands.

Get away from the crowds, and choose a more personal trip, this is much more than a ferry ride to the islands, it is a once in a life time experience.

Built in the 1940s in Tasmania, this traditional tall ship is one of Australia’s most remarkable vessels and is still sailed the same way she always has been. You will get a true hands on experience and the opportunity to help sail this majestic vessel. You will be invited to help hoist the sails and maybe even visit the Captain’s cabin to help steer the ship.

Experienced guides will provide information about the history of the ship, the local Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, and the marine life you are likely to encounter on your trip.

This tour visits two snorkeling and beach locations, enjoy an eco tour of this world famous Whitsunday wonderland by snorkeling and swimming among the fringing coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands. Spend time ashore at Hook Island and Stonehaven where you can enjoy some beach time, snorkel straight off the beach, and learn about the exceptional biodiversity of the area with our experienced crew.

Sail back into Airlie Beach, arriving back into town at approximately 4:30pm.


  • Day Sail
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Courtesy Pick Up
  • Eco Interpretive Crew
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees.
  • Snorkel, fins, floaties and wetsuit hire.
Tours depart daily. Pick- up from Airlie Beach YHA is at 7:20am and returns at approximately 4:30pm.


From 18/12/2017 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
1 Day Whitsunday Sailing Tour 0 $175
1 Day Whitsunday Sailing Tour + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation @ Airlie Beach YHA 2 $225

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Things You Should Know

This is a popular tour in a popular place, we reccomend booking as early as possible.

Your booking is not confirmed until you recieve your travel vouchers from a Travel Consultant at Airlie Beach YHA. Please contact us if you havent heard from us within 24 hours. 

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  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel & Tours consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Travel & Tours and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
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-If you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay if your tour includes accommodation.

- If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
- If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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If you need to cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. If you cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed or fail to arrive on the nominated day, we will charge you the fees outlined below:


  • Once your booking has been confirmed, a minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages. 


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  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.


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