Whitsunday Blue : 3 Day 3 Night
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A spacious vessel, Whitsunday Blue has four private cabins, 3 with private en-suites and 1 with share bathroom.. The interior saloon seats all passengers for evening meals or you can dine under the stars on our aft-deck seating area. The spacious foredeck is ideal for sunbathing and there's plenty of shaded area to escape the heat and relax in the shade.
The Whitsunday Islands boasts some of the most marvellous and diverse corals in the world. Experience the magic of this underwater paradise up close as you snorkel and swim in some of our most beautiful and protected bays and coves. Never snorkelled or unsure? Our qualified crew are there to help you learn, and we also provide a range of floatation devices to make your experience more enjoyable and comfortable.
World famous and incredibly beautiful, you'll find out why Whitehaven Beach attracts thousands of people to Australia every year. The third most photographed place in Australia, Hill Inlet is a view you will never forget. Take the bushwalk up to the lookout and listen as our crew impress you with their local knowledge of the area and some of the fantastic history of the Whitsunday Islands.
Take a walk down to the beautiful beach and wander the pristine white sands and crystal clear shallows. Watch stingrays and small reef sharks as they flit through the warm, sunny waters or relax on the sand and soak up the sunshine! Whatever you choose to do, Whitehaven Beach will stay with you forever.
Check in by latest 12:30pm, however if guests arrive in Airlie Beach earlier they are welcome to check-in.
After check-in, guests are welcome to leave their luggage to take on board in our office, then have some time to explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite to each, enjoy a walk along the beach. (note: Luggage not being taken on-board can be stored with local luggage providers)
Meet at marina at 2.40pm. Please note, guests with cars, paid parking is available at the marina, which is just a 1 to 2 minute walk to the meeting area. Depart the marina at 3:00pm and sail to overnight anchorage. Enjoy sunset nibbles and a drink. Dinner is served around 7.00pm.
Day 2 - After breakfast, make way to Tongue Bay for a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout. A spectacular lookout overlooking Whitehaven Beach. Back on board Whitsunday Blue enjoy lunch before heading around to Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy an hour at the beach before setting sail and heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island. Overnight anchor in one of the many bays on Hook Island.
Day 3 - After breakfast enjoy snorkelling and/or an optional Scuba Dive on the Fringing Coral Reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. These reefs are teeming with marine life and the experience is memorable for the snorkelling novice through to seasoned snorkellers.
Enjoy lunch, before sailing off to another anchorage for a second snorkel, swim or simply relax at the beach. This evening will be spent anchored in Blue Pearl Bay of Hayman Island or in the Langford Reef Area. Both locations offer spectacular sunset photo opportunities as the Whitsunday Blue is silhouetted against the sunset over the water.
Day 4 - After breakfast enjoy a quick snorkel or swim, before setting sail and sail across the Whitsunday Passage arriving back to the marina at around 12:00pm.
Services end, although guests may like to meet up tonight for a meal at a local restaurant.
On Arrival: Tropical/seasonal fruit selection pineapple, rock melon, mango and kiwi fruit
Sunset snacks: Fine dips accompanied by crispy strip vegetables and savory crudites
Dinner: Flamed Tuscan chicken served with a fresh Greek salad, lashings of Feta, sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Accompanied with oven baked crisp dinner rolls
Dessert: Cheese cake with berries and cream
Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter, Swiss muesli, cereals, warm croissants and banana bread
Morning Tea: Individual French pastries
Lunch: Superb smorgasbord of champagne leg ham, Waldorf salad, spinach and pine nut salad, traditional Greek salad with wholegrain and scotch rolls
Afternoon Tea: Delicious fudge cookies with tea/coffee and hot chocolate
Sunset Snack: Antipasto platter
Dinner: Rib fillet topped with a delicious red wine mushroom gravy, served with potato gratin and steamed seasonal vegetables, accompanied by cheese and herb ciabatta bread
Dessert: Chocolate cake or warm apple pie
Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter, Swiss muesli, cereals & pancakes with all the yummy toppings to with it. Served with tea, coffee and orange juice.
Farewell meal: Antipasto platter with olives, sun-dried tomatoes, a variety of soft and hard cheeses and more...
Meals can vary based on availability of produce. We do our very best to prepare meals fresh on-board and we do use local produce, however, some of the products and meal items do come prepackaged from the Food Providors. Please advise special diet needs at time of booking.
Services of Captain and Host, meals, linen, snorkelling equipment and instruction, wet suit hire, marine and national park fees, use of clear kayak.
Guests are asked to confirm their travel 48 hours before departure by calling 07 4946 4999.
Guests travelling on Whitsunday Blue should check-in at Explore Whitsundays, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach 4802. The office hours are 7:30am to 7pm. Check-in should be done between 10am and 12:30pm the day of travel. At check-in you will be provided with a boarding pass. To speed up the check-in process, a web check-in can be done to collect predeparture information. To do the web check-in guests will require their booking reference number.
What to Pack
Please pack in a soft small bag. We suggest: swimmers, beach towel, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, hat, jacket or sweater, sandals/joggers/thongs for island walk, toiletries, and any prescribed medicines. There are no shops around the islands, so please pick up important items or treats before arriving at the marina.
(1 dive) Diving is available when we meet up with our rendezvous dive boat Tornado. Whether you are a certified diver or a first time diver, we offer all guests the opportunity to discover the underwater world. With mutiple dive locations available, we have the ability to move to the best diving spot on the day. You can pre book a dive at the Explore Whitsundays office in Airlie Beach, or organize with the crew on tour. To guarantee availability we advise pre booking your dive before departure.
Whitsunday Blue is a BYO vessel, this means you are able to bring your own alcohol onto the tour (no glass). Drinking water is included throughout your tour, however soft drinks are available for purchase on board. The crew will keep a tab and you can pay at the end of your tour.
Don't worry, we supply swimming noodles and additional floatation as required. We will do a risk assessment on every guest before entering the water. While in the water the small tender will be relatively close by. We also have staff on look-out duty. In the Whitsundays, the reefs we visit are off the beaches, so it is pretty easy to make way to the beach.
Large bags cannot be taken on-board. Storage services are available in Airlie Beach for a fee, generally around $5.
Guests can park vehicles at Abell Point Marina. It is a Pay and Display car park with the fee of $8.00 per day, payable by coins of credit card.