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“Awesome day out sailing and relaxing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of S.V. Domino Private Charter

S.V. Domino Private Charter
Shingley Drive, Berth E3, Abel Point Marina (Meridian Marina) | Northern Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4948 0084
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Owner description: Day sail to the 'Best kept secret' of the Whitsunday's, Bali Hai Reef, located in the Whitsunday group of islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Queensland, Australia. Bali Hai Reef, is the most exclusive pristine reef in the Whitsunday Islands. Sail, explore, swim and snorkel with the most environmentally friendly cruise the Whitsunday's has to offer. 14.8 nautical miles from Airlie Beach is 'Bali Hai' is a tropical secluded paradise with magnificent fringing reef. Experperience real sailing in the Whitsunday's aboard DOMINO, a fast comfortable Lidgard 36 cruiser racer, one of the first displacement racing yachts built in New Zealand of double skin kauri by John Lidgard in 1976. Domino is owned and operated by Reg Eggers. As an owner, Reg takes great pride in ensuring guests treasure the experience sailing in Australia aboard S.V.Domino. It is the best experience the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Be part of a group of only eight passengers or private charter the yacht for the day, catering for only small groups, this eco tourism experience will be cherished forever. One can also be part of the sailing, take the helm and have a go. Reg, is a New Zealand Coastal Master and also a Master Class 4 for those thinking of buying or hiring a yacht. Reg has a wealth of information to share. Domino departs Abell Point Marina at 9am and sails to 'Bali Hai'. Spend at least 2.5 hours on the island for lunch, snorkelling and exploring, then casually sail back to Airlie Beach arriving at approximately 5pm. Day sail in a group costs $180.00 per person, all inclusive of lunch, light beverages, EMC charges, snorkel gear etc. Private Charter rate for Skipper. crew and DOMINO, all inclusive is $1200.00 per day. ( prices effective 1 January 2014)
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Awesome day out sailing and relaxing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I would just like to thank Julie, Reg and Greg for an amazing day out sailing. The lunch was fresh and super tasty. Looking forward to bringing the family on the boat next time we are in town.
Cheers :)

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding 1day whitsunday sail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you are looking to get away from the numbers, this is perfect. We were well looked after, refreshments in abundance and a home prepared seafood lunch which was just amazing, best prawns I have ever eaten! Great sailing experience on a smaller boat, lovely isolated snorkelling spot, just perfect. Also, they don't cancel if not fully booked which is imporant if on a tight schedule. Thanks to Julie, Reg and Greg for one of our holiday highlights, highly recommended.

Visited March 2014
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“A great sailing day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If all those big boats packed with tourists don't appeal - then this is perfect. A chance to enjoy a days sailing on beautiful tropical waters with the reef visit a bonus. highly recommended.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fantastic day of sailing,snorkelling and and a delicious lunch of prawns, mussels,smoked salmon and salads.Reg and Greg were great hosts and made us feel very welcome on the boat.
I highly recommend a day on Reg's boat.
Hand feeding the fish from the boat was a highlight of the holiday.

Visited February 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A great day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said before .... Nothing but I'll repeat it :) This day was the highlight of our stay at Airlie. Reg (Owner & Captain) and Greg (his First Mate) were excellent from the start. As was Julie (Reg's wife) who met is on the dock and took us through a few safety points.
I won't go through the whole day as many other reviewers have outlined it but trust me when I say this day trip will not disappoint if you want to sail without the crowd, eat well, snorkel and actually see colored coral and plenty of fish, drinks and bickies on the way over and back and Black Island to yourself. This trip is for those wanting personal and intimate without the crowds (there were 4 of us on the day but the max of 8 wouldn't matter). Well done Reg & Julie.

Visited January 2014
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