Sail the legend, Derwent Hunter, to the northern bays of the Whitsunday Islands. After a delicious morning tea, visit the private mooring at the first of our two stops for the day. We visit sheltered bays near Hook Island, where customers can snorkel straight from the beach, and explore the shoreline of the island. Many lucky customers get the once in a lifetime experience of swimming with turtles. During the winter months, whales sightings are quite common. Humpback whales and pilot whales visit the Whitsundays every year from approximately June – September.
Return to the vessel for a hearty buffet lunch, before helping to raise the sails and sail back to shore across the Whitsunday Passage, with a cold beer or wine in hand, from our licensed bar.
Where do we go?
We visit various locations on Hook Island. Our itinerary is weather dependent, of course, so if conditions permit, we might find ourselves at other locations like Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, or Langford and Black Islands.
From ship to shore
We use two tenders to ferry our guests from the ship to the beach. It’s fast and easy, and it means guests get to step into the water from the beach in their own time.
- What Will You Do7.30am – Meet at Abell Point Marina South Village next to Hemingway's Restaurant
8am – Depart Abell Point Marina South (courtesy bus pick ups provided), in the heart of Airlie Beach. Set sail across the Whitsunday Passage, help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenery.
10.30 am – Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, with chocolate cake, biscuits and seasonal treats before heading ashore at Hook Island for snorkelling and beach combing. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities.
1.30 pm – Return to the vessel for a delicious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits
2.00 pm – Depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday Passage. Buy a drink from our licenced bar and enjoy afternoon cheese & fruit platters as you sail home
4.30pm – Returns to Abell Point Marina South Village for bus pick up
- What To Expect- Family business with over 25 years experience
- Lunch menu includes cold meats such as chicken and ham, and a variety of gourmet salads
- Multi award winning for Ecotourism & Adventure
- Family friendly trip: Special Tallship Certificate for kids
- What Is Included- Morning tea
- Smorgasbord lunch
- Afternoon tea, cheese and biscuits, coffee, tea, tap water
- Snorkelling equipment
- Stinger suits
- Marine Park fees and National Park fees
- Pickup and drop off by bus
- What Is Not Included- Beer/wine available to purchase from $5
- Bottled water/soft drinks/chocolates $2.50