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Tall Ship Reef Adventure. Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter. Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Help sail, snorkell fringing reefs, explore coral atolls of Langford Reef and Bali Hai. Multi award winning for adventure...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the opportunity to join the Derwent Hunter for a day trip, Wow! it met all expectations, we needed to relax with adventure. It was perfect! The opportunity to assist hoisting the sails made feel part of the ship. The tranquility of being under...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Craig B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this as part of a chill and thrill day - with the Derwent hunter day trip being the 'chill' day. Hands down the best day trip of our 6 day break in the sunshine. All female crew (Fiona, Amy and I can't remember the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sian B
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

From the start the trip is so well organised. We were lucky enough to have an all female crew with great humour and a lovely way about all of them. The chocolate cake is too die for there’s ample tea coffee and lunch is lovely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank saralouiseb805
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Beautiful sailing vessel. Crew fantastic. Passengers involved in hoisting the sails. Good wind on the day for sailing. Food was fine. Fresh. Safety and snorkelling brief was thorough. History of Derwent Hunter excellent. Check-in and disembarkation, smooth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrishMcQ
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Booked this through our cruise ship. Tendered to the Marina at Airlie Beach. Lovely wooden sailboat. All female young crew. We had enough wind to hoist all 4 sails and sail to Langham Reef for snorkeling. Tasty chicken & salads lunch provided on board. Alcoholic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mishySydney
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Superb day out with the crew of the Derwent Hunter at Abel Marina, Airlie Beach. Amy, Ena, Fiona, Sammy & Alex made it such a day to remember. Finding secluded spots to go snorkelling to see the wonderful coral reef. Good equipment, lovely food &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deniseh2535
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for the great review, we do aim to try and make our Tallship Adventure inclusive for everyone and our crew love what they do :-)

Reviewed December 11, 2018

An historic old ship with an enthusiastic, highly professional young crew whose sailing and local knowledge is first class. We enjoyed excellent company, good food and fantastic guided snorkelling all in this most wonderful World Heritage Site. This should be a day trip on everyone's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roger H
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for taking time to review us and sharing to talents of our crew and the amazing whitsundays

Reviewed December 10, 2018

The day out on The Derwent Hunter was nice enough but I am not sure that any sailing was necessary. Sure the sails went up but no genuine sailing skills were witnessed. The lunch was again nice but not great. The worst thing was for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TraceyLea2013
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for reviewing us. We are a traditional historic vessel that does sail in winds from 10knts to 30knts, so we are limited with seating options as they need to be able to cope with all conditions. We have many seating areas scattered around the...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018

For a 1 Day Whitsunday sailing experience look no further than the Derwent Hunter. -- It is family owned and operated, carries advanced eco certification and really care. -- The crew were super friendly, full of information and had time for everyone... the skipper was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for your detailed breakdown of your day, it was lovely to have you on board

Reviewed November 26, 2018

we did the day trip on Derwent Hunter.and had a great day out! in the morning as normal the wind was low so we motor sailed over to stone haven and picked up a mooring at the first snorkeling site. the tide was high unfortunately...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for reviewing us, we are glad you had a fantastic day with us!

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Maggie G
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Jo L | Property representative |
Hi Maggie, We take a maximum of 39 guests (25-30 on average), there is no formal "chair'seating but plenty of cabin top space to sit.
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Response from Jo L | Property representative |
Hi Paul, thanks for , the message, great to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much. We now offer day trips sailing in the Whitsundays, if you want a couple of days we do combo with ocean Rafting called "Thrill n Chill" for... More
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