|Destination||Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and Dumbell Island|
|Departure Location||Airlie Beach - Coral Sea Marina|
|Trip Length||Full Day|
|Season Rates||Valid for travel between 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020|
Providence V is a classic tall ship berthed at Coral Sea Marina. This 62ft vessel offers an incredible day out in the beautiful Whitsundays. Jump aboard for a whole day sailing the stunning azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and enjoying the tropical breeze drifting across the Coral Sea.
Your tour includes snorkelling on the magnificent coral reef of Dumbell Island and a visit to Whitsunday Island which boasts the incredible Hill Inlet Lookout and the iconic Whitehaven Beach. Local caterers ensure you have only the best food to enjoy an incredible day on the water.
Meet at the northern end of Coral Sea Marina at the roundabout, under the umbrellas.
Your expert skipper will guide the ship through the marina and out onto the Whitsunday Passage heading for Tongue Bay at Whitsunday Island. Enjoy your morning tea and relax or assist the crew to sail this classic tall ship. Arrive into Tongue Bay and enjoy a guided tour to the Hill Inlet Lookout. Take incredible photographs over the swirling sands of the pristine beaches that make this area truly iconic. It’s then time to enjoy the world-famous Whitehaven Beach.
It’s back onboard to sail to the beautiful reef at Dumbell Island. Enjoy a delicious lunch during the sail to ensure you are energised for your time in the ocean. Swim with vibrant fish and incredible corals in the temperate waters of the Whitsundays- you may even be lucky enough to spot a turtle or two!
After your snorkel, relax on the deck of the Providence V as your expert crew return you to Coral Sea Marina. Share a cheese platter and truly enjoy the ride for this beautiful ending to your day on the water.
If you have arranged the dinner package at Hemingway’s Restaurant, proceed to the entrance where their friendly staff will be waiting to look after you.
Please Note: This is a sample tour plan; your itinerary is based on the weather and tidal conditions experienced at the time of travel.
“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.
Our minimum numbers are six people in order to sail. You will be offered an opportunity to transfer to another day or can ask for a full refund.
If you do not show, your cruise will be non-refundable.
We have a no cancellation policy ie if we cancel for any other reason ie due to weather, we will offer you the opportunity to sail on another date or give you a full refund.
We reserve the right to change the route or destination if necessary because of, for e.g. weather conditions.
If you lose snorkelling gear or stinger suits you will be charged for the replacement of lost goods.
It's a barefoot experience. We collect your shoes upon boarding and return them for the Hill Inlet walk.
The Master's directions are to be obeyed at all times.
Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers that are beyond our control.
Each guest (or parent/guardian of children or others) must sign indemnity waivers upon boarding provided on our ipad.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather and maybe changed or cancelled at the discretion of the Master.
Stinger suits are provided during stinger season (November to May) and you are strongly advised to wear these suits which are provided free of charge. If you fail to take this advice, you do so at your own risk.
We are fully licensed. No BYOG thanks. We do have a 'card only' bar.
The master of the vessel must be obeyed at all times.
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