SV Whitehaven - Eco Sailing Safari
Affectionately known as the 'Beach Boat', our guests have the opportunity to see and explore the Whitsundays on an exhilarating yet relaxing 2 day/ 1 night eco-safari. During the day, passengers learn to sail, enjoy kayaking at their own leisure, snorkel over some of the best reefs around the islands and visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. And the best way to explore these natural treasures is with our experienced eco-guides who enjoy sharing interesting facts about the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday islands, the local aboriginal Ngaro tribe and native wildlife.
The evening is just as leisurely with a scrumptious meal, enjoyable banter among your new-found friends and an informative talk from our skipper who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the stars, constellations and the natural landscape above.
The boat itself is the ideal safari vessel, equipped with wide open decks, plenty of seating and a huge shade on the aft deck. She takes 24 passengers in total and offers plenty of room for relaxing and socialising below the deck. And when under sail, SV Whitehaven is a breathtaking sight to see.
If you are looking for a Whitsundays sailing trip which offers something a little bit different, why not choose this Advanced Eco Accredited Safari on-board SV Whitehaven
2 days, 1 night
- 1 nights accomodation
- Eco Interpretive Crew
- Fresh Linen
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees.
- Snorkel, fins, floaties and wetsuit hire.
Passengers travelling with SV Whitehaven who have special conditions including traveling with children under twelve, the elderly, passenger with mobility issues or special medical conditions need to contact Whitsunday Sailing Adventures check-in office and discuss their special conditions prior to booking. Special conditions need to be approved by the operator prior to booking or else boarding for the tour may be refused.
If Whitsundays sailing Adventures have not been notified of the above, prior to our 14 day cancellation policy, you may be refused boarding, and there will be no refund as per the cancellation policy.
- Day 1 : Depart Airlie Beach at 8.30amSample Itinerary Only - Trips Depend on Tide and Weather Conditions Depart Airlie Beach at about 8.45am. Once on board our friendly crew will brief you about safety and sailing, before setting sail to cross the Whitsunday passage. Get involved with sailing, and take a turn at the helm under the guidance of our skill full crew. After morning tea, at 11am arrive at your first snorkelling destination, our crew will give you an introduction to snorkelling and take you ashore by dinghy to snorkel from the safety of a protected beach, a great way to gain confidence in the water. 12.30pm head back to the ship for a scrumptious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and rolls, all freshly prepared on board. Then set sail for the next afternoon location. Set sail to our overnight anchorage at Nara Inlet, enjoy kayaking activities and visit the Aboriginal Caves and learn all about the Ngaro tribe from your crew. Enjoy a hot shower, afternoon Hor dourves, a cold beer or wine and hear our tree hugging crew tell some fascinating tales of life below and above the water on the Great Barrier Reef. Listen out for the friendly dolphin pods which frequent the Northern islands. Enjoy a delicious dinner, and enjoy some fun on the back deck, or find a quiet spot and star gaze before falling in to bed for a good nights sleepMeals :Lunch, DinnerDay 2 : Whitehaven BeachAnother early rise, you wouldn't want to miss a thing in this neighbourhood - mantarays, dolphins, turtles, Whales (in season). After breakfast, enjoy a kayaking expedition, and combine a bit of exercise with some wildlife spotting. Enjoy a race back to the ship to find the champion kayaking team on board! After morning tea, its time to hit the water, for one last snorkelling opportunity - everyone will be experts by now, recognising and identifying even more marine wonders. By midday its back to the ship for a rewarding lunch before setting sail back to Airlie Beach across the Whitsunday passage. Return to Airlie Beach at 4pm, but the fun doesn't end here... Join your ship mates for the "After Party" were everyone gets chance to let their hair down and go a little bit wild- details provided at the end of the trip!Meals :Breakfast, Lunch
Departs: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, 8.30am Sunday, Wednesday & Fridays
Returns: 4.00pm Monday, Thursday & Saturdays
Soft drinks available for purchase for $2.00