Tour ID: 10063396

How can you describe sailing the Whitsundays? I can say this tour will not disappoint! It starts with the charm of the traditional sailing ketch, the wind in her sails and the most amazing scenery everywhere you look. We take you to Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Border Island, Hayman Island, calm coves & bays. Of course you are  surrounded by the most beautiful clear blue water at all times.

  • Sail the glorious Whitsundays on a 70ft sailing ketch
  • Visit & snorkel the best sites
  • Explore a spectacular marine park from above & below the water
  • Arrive on Whitehaven Beach in your kayak
  • Scuba Diving (optional)
  • Action packed adventure
  • Modern accommodation & great meals

Summertime is a 70ft traditional sailing ketch with large spacious accommodation offering passengers an action-packed adventure... sailing, sea kyaking and snorkeling. There is fun for everyone! Old world charm and classic oiled timbers are combined with the modern convenience of air-conditioning to create a homely atmosphere. Carrying nine of the latest inflatable two person kayaks, a DVD/PC system and an on board fresh water hot tub/spa, you will never have a dull moment on board Summertime!

Sail over 2 days & 1 night exploring the glorious Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach. Visit stunning snorkeling and bush walking sites. You will explore the spectacular marine park from above and below the water and take home memories to last a life time. Summertime offers 2 person inflatable kayaks on board (we are the only company in the Whitsundays with enough kayaks for EVERYONE), Paddle your way around the calm coves, in crystal clear waters of bays, like Mantaray and Blue Pearl. Wash up on Whitehaven beach in your kayak, explore the 9 kms of Silica sand and relax for a while, before kayaking back to the boat for lunch.

We pride ourselves on our freshly prepared and home made foods. Special diets, vegetarians and can be can be catered for at an extra cost, simply request when booking. Tea, Coffee supplied with every meal. White and Wholemeal breads also supplied. Cruise the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach taking in the best destinations that may include Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Border Island and Hayman Island, weather permitting.

IMPORTANT: Safety Requirements
To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must be able to adhere to the following –
1. Have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English.
2. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If they are unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip - excluding water activities such as snorkeling.
3. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in an emergency. For example, a 1.5 meter ladder either into the tender vessel or into the saloon area depending on the chosen vessel.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All prices are per person in AUD and include GST, National Park and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park entry fees, administration fees, professional skipper and crew, live-aboard or camp ashore accommodation, all meals, fresh linen and use of wet suits or stinger suits and snorkelling equipment. This vessels allows guests to bring their own (BYO) alcohol to enjoy responsibly on board at no charge.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    2 days 1 nights

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Mon, Thu, Sat

  • Return:


  • Departure points:

    Airlie Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Cruise departs at 8.30am sharp.
    Pre Departure Check in: Between 7:00am to 4:00pm.
    Please bring your voucher with you, this must be done in person preferably the day prior to travel if not please call reservations to re confirm 24-48hrs prior to your travel date.Our office is located at 402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.
    Office Hours: 7:00am to 5pm daily

    Important Information - For late arrivals into Airlie Beach: If arriving the day of departure please be at our office 7:30am Sharp for your pre-departure briefing, it is approx. a 15min walk to the marina from our office.
    Summertime is BYO (bring your own) alcohol – NO GLASS – as you depart early in the morning you will need to purchase this the day before.

    On check in guests will be given their dive/snorkel medical form and boarding pass only pack clothing into the small soft bag we provide (we provide a small material shoulder bag for each passenger) no backpacks or suitcases are to be taken onboard, excess luggage can be left at our office for the duration of your cruise for $10 per person.

  • What to bring:

    • A sense of fun and adventure!
    • BYO drinks on non-licensed vessels (no glass bottles please)
    • Beach towel and sun hat
    • Your favourite music
    • T-shirt, shorts and swimwear
    • Sunscreen (min 30+)
    • Practical clothing and footwear
    • Camera
    • Warmer clothes for the winter months

    Please note we provide a small soft bag to pack into, you're unable to take your own luggage on board the vessel

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Please contact our office with age of children and our reservations staff will be able to assist you in choosing the best sailing experience for you and your family.

  • Additional Information:

    Prices are per person Single or Double in a Shared Cabin. Where accommodation is stated as Single, the rate is for one persons stay in a single bed in a shared cabin.

    **Special dietary requirements other than straight vegetarian are subject to a surcharge of $10 per person and payable on check in**

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsundays

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