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Derwent Hunter Day Tours

Abel Point Marina South | Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7124
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Ranked #10 of 56 Activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Tall Ship Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter. Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Help sail, snorkel fringing reefs,explore... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Hada fantastic day on board the Derwent Hunter. From beginning to end everything was great, excellent food and loads of it to go around, beautiful chocolate cake on your way to the islands, got to snorkel in two locations and saw some amazing sights. Fabulous lunch, would definitely recommend this tour, best day out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A womderful day on a sailing ship under sail, snorkeling with a great crew. It gave ud s taste of what the Whitsundays have to offer. Give it a go for a great day on the water.

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Mirboo North, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nothing like sitting back watching the sails catch the breeze, and transporting you around the beautiful Whitsundays... Very relaxing day out, snorkeling around the Langford reef was the highlight for me, as the colors of the coral and fish were just incredible.. Lovely crew from the bus driver Louie to Jo who mans the office and phone and the onboard... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A totally relaxing fun day out. If you are looking for more than just a generic trip this is the one for you. Lots of shaded areas to get out of the sun if you like and masses of food throughout the day. I liked the essential provision of stinger suits even though it wasn't stinger season. The crew were... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'd never been snorkelling and haven't really sailed much, but this was by far the highlight of my trip to the whitsundays!! The scenery was breathtaking and the underwater views were spectacular!! The weather (5 sept 14) was perfect, and even though it was a calm day we still got to put up the sails for a bit of fun... More

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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Airlie Beach this year the day was just perfect. the crew know their stuff and have a great knowledge of the reef and it's history the skippet and his mate gave a good description of the area an a few stories of 1770 S trips to the reef and a good history... More

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Take a trip on this boat if you fancy sailing on a tall ship and helping in the sailing and setting the rigging, the crew do all the hard work and engage a few willing volunteers to get the sails set. The trip will take you out into the whitsundays to vist a couple of reef sites to snorkel and... More

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Ingatestone UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't miss a day tour on the Derwent Hunter if you're in Airlie beach... wow its awesome! We had a fantastic day and the crew, Josh, Paul and Nigel made our day! What they didn't know about fish is not worth knowing!... The sail was amazing, and the snorkelling was fabulous in both locations, all rounded off witha sumptuous lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took the day trip this week. We were lucky with plenty of wind and the sails were up both directions. The snorkel locations were great. You can't help the weather so it was a bit overcast and visibility of the reef at the spit was limited. A great crew and skipper. Felt safe and in good hands. Thanks for... More

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Luleå, Norrbottens Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Don't miss this day tour. The Whitsunday Islands were discovered by Captain Cook in 1770 and this is the closest you will get to reliving the magic of sail on a traditionally rigged ship. The service was fun and professional from the start and we enjoyed fantastic and comfortable sailing (even though power boats were struggling in the brisk breeze).... More

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