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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 #12 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I travelled with my partner, we are both late 20's and had an awesome experience. The snorkelling started at Black Island, then onto Landford Island. The areas was a true gem, a true Whitsunday adventure. The food was great, plenty of seconds if you needed! the crew were friendly and included everyone even if their personal preference was not to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family had an amazing day on the Derwent Hunter! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The history of the ship is very interesting and the ship itself is gorgeous. The lunch and tea were plentiful and tasty. My son and I saw a group of turtles while we were snorkeling- amazing! Smooth sailing on the way out but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The amazing design of this ship had me at first sight... This is the one, the ship to take me to my destination the Great Barrier Reef that I had always dreamed of as a little girl. The added bonus was finding out the history of this magnificent design, structure and boating genius. Most of all this atmosphere that the... More

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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had an amazing day out on the Derwent Hunter today. The crew were super friendly, informative and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was also plentiful and delicious. Of course the highlight of the day was swimming alongside a turtle, what an awesome experience! I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting an amazing snorkeling trip in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was a very nice day, we went to 2 snorkling spots which were really nice. There is not really space to help with sailing and i was a bit disappointed in the group of guests. There were only older couples and I was the only young backpacker. So that was a bit strange! Altough I enjoyed the day and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This ship has a lot of history behind it, much of which is talked about by the crew. They are very informative when asked about the different types of fish we encountered. The sail ship has a motor hooked up to it which got us to our destination a bit faster. About half way back upon our return, the motors... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a fantastic day out on the Derwent Hunter. You can tell that the crew really love their job, they were welcoming and very informative. If you love sailing, and want to give a lending hand to pull in the sails in and let them out, then this is the boat for you. It can be quite the hands... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a great way to sail the coral seas in a ship with such history. The Derwent Hunter is a stylish ship from the past and a great way to see some of the wonders of the Whitsunday. I can highly recommend the experience, the crew, the ship, the food and most of all the experience of snorkeling on two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had the opportunity to go out on the Derwent Hunter on 23rd of May 2014. The whole experience was amazing. The Captain and crew were just fantastic. That made sure that everyone had the opportunity to get out and snorkel. I personally was somewhat concerned as I suffer from a physical disability, but the guys made sure I got... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We spent a day on the Derwent Hunter about 3 weeks ago and had a great time! The snorkeling spots were beautiful. We saw countless fish at Blue Pearl Bay and at Caves Cove there were more diverse corals (which I personally think are more interesting than fish) and also lots of fish. Stinger suits and snorkeling gear were provided.... More

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