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S.V. Domino

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Address: Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Day sail to the 'Best kept secret' of the Whitsunday's, Bali Hai Reef,...

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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Fabulous trip!!

Me and my partner found this trip faultless, the food was great, nice to just have 7 people on board not overcrowded at all.. Reg was a legend very amusing and were really sorry... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner found this trip faultless, the food was great, nice to just have 7 people on board not overcrowded at all.. Reg was a legend very amusing and were really sorry can't remember the French man name who works with Reg onboard but he was lovely very attentive, had a great time snorkelling best buy for me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were on the same cruise as Robert K (below). The real advantage was the small number of passengers - eight people plus Reg and Guillaume which created a better atmosphere. Despite the need to motor out to Black Island, the journey was relaxing. Stinger suits were supplied and are a must for snorkelling at this time of the year.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My small daughter and I had a wonderful day sailing with Reg! We came from Paris and what a breath of fresh air to sail in the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands. It was lovely to have such a small group and be treated like true guests! Julie (Reg's better half) made a scrumptous lunch for us which we ate on a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a great day we had. We noticed all the good reviews and as I wanted to experience a good sail I convinced my wife to come too. She loved the whole trip and the skipper Reg and his deckhand Guillaume made us really feel welcome on the boat. Unfortunately we had to motor out to the island. A lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went out on the SV Domino on a rainy and windy day. It was an awesome trip with nice snorkeling and very good food on whitsunday island. The boat was a small sailing yacht and we were only 8 people. If you like sailing you're the right person on that boat. We would definitely recommend this trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This review is just for you Skipper Reggie and your apprentice Guillaume. We had a brilliant day with these too top blokes. Relaxed, fun and very attentive. The sailing was exhilarating, especially on the return trip ;-).............. the snorkeling brilliant, and the lunch the best we've had on a day out. If you've never sailed before this is the trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

First and foremost, a wonderful day sailing - and an excellent meal - with snorkeling really just a bonus. Skipper and mate were friendly and helpful; crossing was easy (about 2 1/2 hours each way) even with 30 knot winds. Everything you need was included in the price, from sunscreen to stinger suits to soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a wonderful day with Reg and Dale on the S.V. Domino. They were very attentive hosts and great to talk to. They sailed us to the beautiful Bali Hai Island where we snorkelled and were provided with a great meal on the beach. We were lucky enough to see a turtle and hand feed enormous fish which came and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Having never been on a sailboat in my life, this was an awesome experience. Reg and Dale kept everybody happy with drinks, snacks and interesting conversation. The island was empty and snorkelling and lunch and even a little exploring was great. I was traveling by myself and it was a small group and it worked out really well. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

06/10/2016 Ryan and Amy spent a magical day on the water with Reg and Dale, the boys gave us such an amazing experience in sailing with strong winds to add to the experience, great knowledge and commentary along the way, a hideaway island that was ours and ours alone for the day, and incredible snorkling. Lunch with prawns, salmon, chicken,... More 

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