Departs 8.00am & Returns 4.30pm from Abell Point Marina South in the heart of Airlie Beach
What to Bring:
- Swimwear and towel
- Sun safe clothing, hat and sunscreen
- Light jacket/jumper for windy wet or cool days (warmer jacket for winter June-Aug)
- Bare feet preferred for boat, plus soft sole, closed in shoes for walking ashore. If you prefer to leave your shoes on whilst on board, soft-soled closed in shoes are best, not sandals/thongs.
- Booking Voucher
FREE COURTESY BUS PICK UP FROM YOUR AIRLIE BEACH ACCOMMODATION TO ABELL POINT MARINA SOUTH
You can walk in to a depth you are comfortable with and explore the corals and fish around you.
Experienced snorkelers can easily range a little further into deeper water if they like.
Why not try some “dry snorkelling” using the bathascope from the tender.
Or enjoy the shaded decks with a cup of tea, or a cold drink and watch the activites from the tranquillity of the ship.
As a traditional sailing vessel that relies on wind power, we have to go where the wind wants us to go, and the wind wants us to sail north!
We have many amazing beaches in the Whitsundays, not just Whitehaven, and the best snorkelling is up in the north too, so that’s where we take you. Come see the north side of the Whitsunday Islands with Derwent Hunter. We can get there comfortably and quickly, and this means you get to spend more time on the beaches and in the water snorkelling! We have special permits to access remote locations and our own private moorings.
Whitehaven is in the southeast, and is actually not easy to get to in a big sailing ship like Derwent Hunter. We would have to run the motors a lot, which goes against our eco philosophy, and it would still take us about 3 hours to get there and back. You would spend more time in transit, and not a lot of time on the beach.
If you haven’t seen Whitehaven though, we do recommend it, so we have partnered up with the award-winning Ocean Rafting to offer a 2-day Chill and Thrill package. Get the best of the Whitsundays with the best methods of transport to both places.