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Derwent Hunter Day Tours

Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7124
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Tallship Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from the Whitsundays
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Tall Ship Reef Adventure. Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter. Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Help sail, snorkell fringing reefs, explore coral atolls of Langford Reef and Bali Hai. Multi award winning for adventure and eco tourism. Departs Airlie Beach.
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“sailing ship” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7124

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The day was planned out well with a stopover at Hook Island and Ian Point for snorkelling. We spent about 30 minutes (if not more) in each place. The crew provided us lots of useful knowledge about the ship, some history of the area and...More

Thank aylinagis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this trip right from the start - as soon as we arrived there were staff giving us intructions and telling us what to expect. They have planned ahead and written the safety instructions in various languages which I think is really thoughtful of...More

Thank kiwichiick
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect, relaxing way to explore the area. The crew were fantastic and provided a lot of information about the ship's history and sealife. The chocolate cake was fantastic and there was a great lunch with more than enough for everyone and plenty...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went for the day trip aboard the Derwent Hunter as part of the Thrill and Chill deal. We were lucky enough to only have 12 people on board. We loved that this trip was the only one that didn't go to...More

Thank LouiseKollerSmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had already done the speedboat trip around the Whitsundays so we wanted something a little different this time around. We also werent interested in seeing Whitehaven beach again and just wanted to snorkel. Yes it is a longer (round) trip but if you're not...More

Thank Pinkerton2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day on the Derwent Hunter yesterday as 2x couples. With only 17 passengers and 3 crews it was very spacious and comfortable. The 3 crew really knew their stuff from facts about the boats history, the fish, the coral and more. The...More

Thank YCK89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day on the historic Deerhunter. The staff are knowledgeable, hardworking and approachable. The snorkelling was fantastic with alternatives for those not wishing to do this activity. Food was plentiful and a great choice of salads, meats and vegetarian alternatives. We had...More

Thank lynn m
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us, glad you got to experience a special day with us on our beautiful ship. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome day out on this gorgeous ship, great staff, great snorkeling, plenty of food from morning tea, lunch and afternoon nibbles. If you do one trip in Airlie I would highly recommend this one.

Thank mousekett
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, glad you had such a great day on our gorgeous ship!

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Just got back from a fullday cruise on the tallship Derwent Hunter. I highly recommend this cruise. The service was outstanding from the minute we book our cruise to pick up and of course the cruise. We departed Abell Marine on board this delightful old...More

Thank John H
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your day with us, and we really appreciate you leaving a review :-)

Reviewed 24 July 2017

great boat with rich 75 yr history, great authentic sailing, great snorkling spots near Hook island, deserted beach, good food, great crew... a fantastic day for our family of 6!!!

Thank bert v
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Glad to hear that you family loved the day on board Derwent Hunter. thanks for taking the time to review us

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Maggie G
18 February 2017|
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Response from Jo L | Property representative |
Hi Maggie, We take a maximum of 39 guests (25-30 on average), there is no formal "chair'seating but plenty of cabin top space to sit.
4 April 2016|
Response from Jo L | Property representative |
Hi Paul, thanks for , the message, great to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much. We now offer day trips sailing in the Whitsundays, if you want a couple of days we do combo with ocean Rafting called "Thrill n Chill" for... More