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|Departure Location||Airlie Beach - Coral Sea Marina|
|Trip Length||2 Days / 2 Nights|
|Season Rates|| Prices will change subject to season of travel.
1 February 2020 - 31 March 2021
As a guest on board ex- racing yacht Wings, you will experience many of the beautiful 74 Whitsunday Islands including the famous silica Whitehaven Beach. You are invited to learn what it takes to sail by assisting the crew or relax and enjoy the ride with your new found friends.
This tour is designed for the young or young at heart, with an average age range of 18-35 years; evidenced by the new interior, designed specifically for the Whitsundays Sailing Tours. Wings boasts plenty of socialising space, dining tables, headroom higher than 6ft, 3 toilets and showers.
The thoroughbred racing background of the Wings, then named Ondine VII, includes 1st place in the World Maxi Series Race, and tough Ocean Races such as the Auckland to Suva Race. The sleek German Frers sloop design and 83ft length will make this an unforgettable experience.
The Wings Whitsundays overnight sailing tour is suitable for children from the age of 15 years old.
Wings will depart from Coral Sea Marina just outside of Airlie Beach at 1pm. You will be shown around the vessel and given a brief safety demonstration as your three crew serve a fresh lunch. Set sail across the Whitsunday Passage and past the Molle group of islands towards your first snorkelling location either at Hook or Border Islands at the northern end of the Whitsunday collection. Work up an appetite exploring the beautiful underwater garden and discovering vibrant marine life. Enjoy a sunset beer and some snacks as your crew take you to your first overnight anchorage at South Whitehaven Beach or Tongue Bay (weather permitting). Dinner will be served at approximately 7pm followed by an eco-slideshow explaining some of the days flora and fauna.
After a comfortable night, awake for a delicious breakfast and explore the beautiful South Whitehaven Beach. Sink your toes into the pure silica sand and splash in the shallows looking for baby stingrays and small reef sharks. Follow your crew for a guided bushwalk through the rainforest to the Hill Inlet Lookout and take gorgeous photographs of the swirling shifting sands. The rest of your morning will be spent at Betty’s Beach on the northern end of Whitehaven Beach.
Fill up on lunch back onboard Wings as you sail to two of the best snorkelling locations on offer! Check out “George” the Maori Wrasse at Mantaray Bay, float with the tides above colourful Langford Reef, or glide alongside sea turtles at Luncheon Bay. Enjoy a sunset beer on the beach before dinner and another slide show- this time showing the day’s adventures.
It’s back in the water for your final chance to explore the vibrant underwater gardens of the Great Barrier Reef! Your passionate crew will answer any questions you may have as they sail you home to Airlie Beach by approximately 11am.
Please note: All overnight tours are subject to tidal conditions, weather, and the professional judgement of your captain.
“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services “you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking “we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.
For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.
Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.
If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.
Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee. All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees. Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.
In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.
You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier. You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly. You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly. If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.
Prices are based on multi-share accommodation unless otherwise specified. Prices do not include airfares.Cancellations made less than 21 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of full price. We reserve the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason. We recommend you take out travel insurance.Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond our control.All cruises are subject to weather and the vessel operator’s discretion. At certain times of year ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety.
Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or operators of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk you will be provided with a full length protective ‘Snorkel Suite’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise.Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.com and its related bodies corporate, its officers, employees and agents is not the owner or operator of any vessel on which passengers sail. Accordingly, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any of its sailing adventures, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
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