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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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An excellent day trip to the Reef

A beautiful Huon Pine Boat; a very friendly, helpful crew; good food and refreshing drinks; two snorkelling stops - coral, turtles. Plus the weather was perfect. What more could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Huon Pine Boat; a very friendly, helpful crew; good food and refreshing drinks; two snorkelling stops - coral, turtles. Plus the weather was perfect. What more could you want?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were warmly greeted by the friendly and enthusiastic crew on our arrival at the ship. The safety brief which is required by maritime law was well executed in a professional and funny way but did certainly get the message across. There were 27 passengers on board the day we sailed which I thought was a good number, any more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been on a heap of boats and pretty much grew up with a dad who lived on one and this was by far the best day trip I have done EVER! The staff were so lovely and the boat was stunning.. What made my day was the Captain Simon who let me take a turn at driving. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had an excellent day out on a beautiful and blustery day witch made for great sailing. Our two stop-off's gave us about an hour and a half of great snorkeling after transfers from the boat in the ribs. Lunch was excellent and the crew kept us fed and watered with tea and biscuits all day. Bring cash for the... More 

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We spent the day on the Derwent Hunter under incredibly windy conditions, which meant we didn't get to do quite as much as we were looking forward to but that didn't matter. The day was brilliant, a real adventure thanks to the waves!! The crew were fantastic, made everyone feel at ease and relaxed. The snorkel spot they took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The staff are super friendly, helpful, fun and knowledgable. They made me feel very comfortable with stinger suit (my first time). Helpful getting me in and out of the water (even made it fun). Food was great, snorkelling was amazing and sailing was glorious.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great day felt like Captain Cook seeing the Whitsundays for the first time in a sailing boat under full sail

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is an excellant day trip for young and old. We had a lovely day snorkelling and sailing. Food was excellant and they catered very well for our food requirements - allergie free and gluten free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great time on the Derwant Hunter. The skipper and crew were very knowledgeable and friendly (unlike the team from Illusions who could be heard shouting and swearing at our first snorkel location!). The first snorkel location was quite rocky and bit tricky to get in and out with flippers but the fish and coral were great. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went on the Derwent Hunter yesterday with the family. The sailing was good and the snorkelling good . We have been on many boats and at lunch time have always been anchored somewhere to eat. They started the engines just as lunch started and we had food blown all over the boat. I questioned one of the crew and she... More 

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