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Address: Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4946 7124
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Description: Tall Ship Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter...
Tall Ship Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter. Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Help sail, snorkel 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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Great day trip

Last time I went on this trip was in 2004 when it was three nights and two days, now it's a one day trip, the trip was fantastic great food great crew and great snorkeling, well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

staff was friendly. food was terrible considering they charged us $150 for this tour. good snorkelling spots but don't cover whitsundays. definitely a good choice of day tour but only if you have covered the unmissable Whitsunday.

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

Thank you for your review, we always value feeback. The Whitsunday Islands are made up of 74 tropical islands, and different tours focus on different areas. We choose to focus on the northern island of Langford Reef and Bali Hai, which has some of the best snorkelling in the area which we are pleased that you enjoyed. There are opportunities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Last time I went on this trip was in 2004 when it was three nights and two days, now it's a one day trip, the trip was fantastic great food great crew and great snorkeling, well worth the money all equipment provided aswell thumbs up from me

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

What can I say beautiful boat, beautiful food, staff very knowledgable and friendly. All included in the price (ie stinger suits food etc) no extras like on other trips. Snorkelling was amazing, can't fault anything a truly memorable day and to top it off we saw a turtle

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This trip was recommended to me and now I understand. The friendly crew took the time to get to know everyone in board while being entertaining and giving us history of the boat and the region. It's a hands on tour with the group helping to raise the sails which was fun. There was plenty of fresh food throughout the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Apart from the sometimes rough seas this trip was mostly sailing and cruising to snorkelling spots in a relaxed manner. The food was good and the staff helpful and friendly. Must remember that sunscreen though!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a wonderful day trip on this boat. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly and gave interesting talks about the boat, the environment and the fish and coral we saw. The two spots they stopped at for us to snorkel had wonderful coral and it was easy to access them from the beaches they took us to. The... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Everything about this day was excellent. Even given the slightly inclement weather, the staff were friendly, helpful and capable. As was evident by the end of the day, they all worked very hard. From the moment of getting on the boat they all provided good advice and gave us an insight to the boat and its history and the route... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

from first joining this ship we were treated like VIPs all day. Fantastic staff, lovely food and they took us to see some amazing reef locations. A very relaxing and most enjoyable day for all ages. Thank you to you all. Great value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What an amazing day a dream come true. We are from the UK with friends and there little girl. Crew amazing food amazing. They looked after us so well. I have tried to snorkel all over the world but have always chickened out. The crew stop by this beautiful island give you a sting suit and snorkel mask take you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The boat was something...and despite the more commercial air about the whole experience, the boat was landing some really good points PRO this experience. The crew were friendly all the way...maybe overly friendly at times....like someone was forcing them to smile haha...but I think its just us Europeans not used to people being so happy all day long all year... More 

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

Hello there, Thankyou kindly for your positive feedback. Glad you have enjoyed a great day sail and snorkel with us. In regards to our drinks purchasing system, we do ask our guests at the end of the day to bring any remaining drinks vouchers to our staff for a full refund and apologise for the possible misunderstanding. More 

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