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S.V. Domino

Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 428 631 571
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Excellent day sailing and snorkelling.

My daughter and I had a fantastic day out on S.V. Domino with Reg and Greg. With only 5 guests on... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2014
Robert C
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Fantastic Day Of Snorkelling And Sailing

Just been out with Reg and his new deck hand Colin. What a fantastic, enjoyable day. There were... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2014
Penrith, Australia
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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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Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 428 631 571

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

My daughter and I had a fantastic day out on S.V. Domino with Reg and Greg. With only 5 guests on board we had a very casual time talking and enjoying the sail on the way out to the island for the day. Snorkelling was...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just been out with Reg and his new deck hand Colin. What a fantastic, enjoyable day. There were only 4 of us on this tour which I like as it's much more personalised and friendly. The snorkelling off Black Island is brilliant. You can snorkel...More

Thank Jennybear200
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our family of 5 had a great day of sailing with Reg and Greg. It's a relaxing day with super friendly and experienced guides. They are happy to let you have turn sailing, but if you want to relax and do nothing, they are also...More

Thank Clarkie2724
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was my first time snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and I wanted to go on a tour that was smaller and not overcrowded. I had never been sailing either, which is something I really wanted to do. This is the exact experience I...More

Thank Lizzy_Niggley
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've never sailed before, so this trip was quite an experience for me! Although I was a bit afraid when we sailed to the island, I felt much more confident when we sailed back. The view on the island was magnificent, the lunch was delicious...More

Thank Kristien Q
Reviewed July 18, 2014

To Reg and Greg, What a well organised day of sailing. The lunch was scrumptious and the weather was perfect and nothing was too much trouble. You even managed to find a model shoot on a deserted island. Swimming among the coral and all of...More

Thank MargueriteR922
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a fabulous time. It was windy so we travelled on the power of the wind most of the way. I dont think there are many tours that take only 8 people to a private island with a reef, which made this trip special. Bali...More

Thank Cameron E
Reviewed July 10, 2014

My sailing day with Domino was very pleasant; there was no wind so the sails were redundant but the conditions for snorkelling could not have been better. The boat only takes 8 guests which offers a personal experience. Reg & Greg our Captain and First...More

Thank Papilloncoolum
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Well if you want to get far from the madding crowd -this would be a good choice as 8 is the maximum , so no noisy crowds , predominately sail power once you get out to the the big blue- Reg is a salty sailor...More

Thank Bart S
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Had the best day ever. Great conversation with the Skipper and first mate! The boat was so beautiful and really got a unique experience. Amazing lunch prepared fresh that we ate on the island and then enjoyed snorkeling. Could not say enough great things! No...More

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January 29, 2017|
Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Children of all ages are welcome to sail aboard Domino. We provide properly fitted life jacket, lifeline, etc for children.
May 12, 2016|
Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Hi Hannah, Thank you for your enquiry re sailing in Whitsundays in July 2016. We are able to accommodate your request subject to availability. I will send you an email with particulars. Best regards, Julie.
Karen B
October 13, 2015|
Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Thank you for your enquiry re sailing aboard Domino in January 2016. Please advise of an email address and I will send our current brochure for perusal. Best regards, Julie