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S.V. Domino

Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 428 631 571
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Sailing as it is ment to be

Sailing from Arlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands, we had a wonderfull trip - including nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Broome, Australia
Great day on the water!

We were lucky enough to sail aboard the SV Domino today and scored perfect sailing weather! Reg is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Townsville, Australia
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Day sail to the 'Best kept secret' of the Whitsunday's, Bali Hai Reef, located in the Whitsunday group of islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Queensland, Australia. Bali Hai Reef, is the most exclusive pristine reef in the Whitsunday Islands. Sail, explore, swim and snorkel with the most environmentally friendly cruise the Whitsunday's has to offer. 14.8 nautical miles from Airlie Beach is 'Bali Hai' is a tropical secluded paradise with magnificent fringing reef. Experperience real sailing in the Whitsunday's aboard DOMINO, a fast comfortable Lidgard 36 cruiser racer, one of the first displacement racing yachts built in New Zealand of double skin kauri by John Lidgard in 1976. Domino is owned and operated by Reg Eggers. As an owner, Reg takes great pride in ensuring guests treasure the experience sailing in Australia aboard S.V.Domino. It is the best experience the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Be part of a group of only eight passengers or private charter the yacht for the day, catering for only small groups, this eco tourism experience will be cherished forever. One can also be part of the sailing, take the helm and have a go. Reg, is a New Zealand Coastal Master and also a Master Class 4 for those thinking of buying or hiring a yacht. Reg has a wealth of information to share. Domino departs Abell Point Marina at 9am and sails to 'Bali Hai'. Spend at least 2.5 hours on the island for lunch, snorkelling and exploring, then casually sail back to Airlie Beach arriving at approximately 5pm. Day sail in a group costs $180.00 per person, all inclusive of lunch, light beverages, EMC charges, snorkel gear etc. Private Charter rate for Skipper, crew and DOMINO, all inclusive is $1200.00 per day. ( prices effective 1 January 2014)
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Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 428 631 571

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sailing from Arlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands, we had a wonderfull trip - including nice snorkeling. The Reef is fine here, nice colours and fishes. And the sailing with Reg and Dan is perfect: friendly and professional staff. I can recommand it to everybody...More

Thank ireneberghuis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to sail aboard the SV Domino today and scored perfect sailing weather! Reg is a fantastic host and is more than happy to share his wealth of knowledge with you (and the deckhand!). The region has taken a battering with the...More

Thank jadedun
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of an Australian trip this year, we flew especially to Airlie Beach for a two night day stay so we could go sailing in the Whitsundays. We had a confirmed booking in hand for SV Domino that we had made two months before....More

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Julie E, Owner at S.V. Domino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry, I am so sorry to disappoint you so much. There was no wind that day and had trouble with the engine, so it was impossible to get you to the islands. Tried to contact you via email which was not successful. I give my...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reg and first mate Dave were more than happy to accomodate only 3 of us (myself, my partner and one other) on the day Plenty of drinks & snacks throughout the trip Lunch was much better than expected with salmon king prawns chicken and lovely...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect, perfect, perfect is how I would describe a day trip sailing on S.V.Domino. If you are looking for a personal experience in the Whitsundays away from hoards of other visitors then this is the trip for you. Yesterday we sailed with skipper Reg and...More

Thank JWH55
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a great way to enjoy a trip to the whitsundays on a day trip from Airlie. Reg the captain takes up to eight passengers on a thoroughly enjoyable sailing trip. Being so few in number Reg and his crew David give personalised service and...More

1  Thank Colin S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It was really a great trip today with Reg on his boat Domino. We even saw some whales and Dolphins. Thanks a lot Reg and David. You both did an outstanding job today. Especially the specific information about the area was good and we had...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My boyfriend and I booked our day out on the SV Domino sail boat as part of our short stay in Airlie Beach. No deposit was required. On the day of the trip, we met the crew at the meeting point at 8.15 and realised...More

1  Thank Stefania V
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Yacht takes 8 only guests so if you want a personal, professional, experienced and relaxed trip this is the one for you! Reg, Julie and Remy were the perfect hosts. We were truly spoilt with perfect weather, enough wind to travel by sail and lucky...More

Thank Murvic
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we were met at the marina by Julie. We were then taken onboard and received a warm greeting by the Skipper Reg and deck hand Remmy. The sailing experience out to the island was amazing and...More

Thank Leanne B
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Questions & Answers
29 January 2017|
Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Children of all ages are welcome to sail aboard Domino. We provide properly fitted life jacket, lifeline, etc for children.
13 May 2016|
Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Hi Hannah, Thank you for your enquiry re sailing in Whitsundays in July 2016. We are able to accommodate your request subject to availability. I will send you an email with particulars. Best regards, Julie.
Karen B
14 October 2015|
Response from Julie E | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Thank you for your enquiry re sailing aboard Domino in January 2016. Please advise of an email address and I will send our current brochure for perusal. Best regards, Julie