1 Day Tall Ship Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

Create a day of magical memories while actively 'crewing' a tall ship, and swimming & snorkeling amongst the reefs


Tall Ship Adventures Derwent Hunter Day Sailing, get involved help sail a Tall Ship, 2 hours snorkeling, beach exploration at two premier reef/island destinations. Swim with turtles relax on the beach. Low numbers, away from the crowds. Sail the Legend on a classic Tallship. 

  • Tall ship Adventure day Sailing on Derwent Hunter, focusing on traditional sailing, snorkelling, beach exploration as part of an eco friendly guided tour. Multi Award winning for Adventure and Ecotourism. Unique hands on opportunity to get involved and experience one of lifes truly great adventures.
  • Get away from the crowds, and choose a more personal trip, this is much more than a ferry ride to the islands, it is a once in a life time experience.
  • Help sail a Tall ship
  • Two snorkelling spots visiting some of the best fringing reef in the Whitsundays at the Northern End of Whitsunday Islands (Langford Reef, Hook Island) - we chose the best sites on the day dependent on weather, number of people etc
  • Large spacious decks, comfortable sailing experience within the sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands- great for first time sailors and those who prefer to spend their evening ashore.
  • Eco guided tour with accredited guides, learn about the Whitsunday Wildlife, islands and aboriginal history from our fun guides. View our Ospreys, and numerous turtles who reside at the northern islands.
  • Enjoy a non stop smorgasbord of sensational food- morning tea & cakes, buffet lunch and afternoon h'or dourves, all freshly prepared locally. Indulge in an afternoon beer or wine from our licenced bar (Eski!) as you sail back to Airlie Beach.

"The most memorable way to experience with Whitsunday Islands all in one day: beautiful traditional tall ship, the best snorkelling locations and secluded beaches, knowledgable and friendly crew and sensational food. A totally unique experience not to be missed"

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 4

Fitness Requirement: Low

What's included

  • Day Sail
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Courtesy Pick Up
  • Eco Interpretive Crew
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees.
  • Snorkel, fins, floaties and wetsuit hire.

What To Bring

  • Hat, Sunscreen, Beach Towel, windproof jacket in cooler months


Day 1 : Derwent Hunter day Sail
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. During your day sail learn about the reef and islands from our passionate Eco Accredited guides, get involved and help sail a tall ship for a once in a lifetime experience, or sit back and relax the choice is yours!
Meals :Lunch, Dinner


Departs Abell Point Marina South, Shingley Drive at 8.00am Daily If making own way to Abell Point Marina south,  please be there by 7.30am, meeting point is at the South Vessel Departure point under the white umberellas. Returns 4.30pm 

Free courtesy Bus to and from Abell Point Marina, please advice pick up point (Airlie Beach/Cannonvale/Jubilee Pocket Accommodation) at time of booking.

For pick ups from Nomads/BASE/Beaches/Magnums pick up time will be 7.25 am at the XBase Bus Stop on Shute Harbour Road

Other pick up times:

Please advise in booking notes

6.55 Adventure Whitsunday (Bus stop at the front of park)

7.00 Club Croc At reception (also pick up point for Seabreeze Tourist Park)

7.10 Flame Tree Caravan Park (Bus stop outside), Airlie Cove Caravan Park (Bus stop outside) Mango House (Best Western)outside reception Island Gateway Caravan Park (outside park entrance) 

7.15 Whitsunday Vista (outside reception) Blue Horizons (outside) Whitsunday Vista Colonial Palms (outside reception) Peppers Coral Coast (cnr mount whit & Hermitage Dr) Boat House Outrigger Resort (outside reception at roundabout)

7.20 Dominoes Bus Stop, Whitsunday Terraces (opposite reception) Martinque (bottom of driveway) Pinnacles (bottom of driveway) Mediteranian (bottom of driveway) Toscana (bottom of driveway) Waters Edge Resort (bottom of driveway) Airlie Beach Appts (bottom of driveway) Azure Sea (bottom of driveway) Reflections (bottom of driveway) Waterview Appartments (bottom of driveway)

7.25 Sunlit Waters/Airlie Appartments (park bench outside) Airlie Motor Lodge (bottom of driveway) Seastar (cnr nara & Orana Street) Mayora/Island view (cnr Nara & Orana Street) Searene Appartments (bottom of driveway) Summit Appartments (bottom of driveway)

7.25 BASE Bus Stop, out front of BASE Hostel (on the main street)

7.30 Coral Sea Resort (outside reception) Marina Shores/Penninsular (at roundabout) Shingley Beach (outside reception)



Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Adventure

Available Extras

All inclusive pricing, except: Licenced bar: Beer/cider $5  wine piccolos $7.50  soft drinks/bottled water $2.50  Please bring cash for bar purchases.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Real Aussie Adventures

    The balance of snorkelling, relaxing and sailing is perfect on this boat tour.