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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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“tall ship” (29 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (14 reviews)
“day trip” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time on a sailing ship and we were not disappointed. The friendly staff were always on hand, you could help with the sails if you wanted or just sit back and enjoy the peaceful sail around the Whitsundays stopping at 2...More

Thank valeriemary2017
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

First time, and hopefully not your last :-) great to hear that you enjoyed you day!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upside of no wind: glassy waters and easy travel. Downside: inability to experience a true sail! Derwent crew were welcoming, friendly, helpful and informative. They involved our children (ages 7 & 9) onboard through the day (help hoist sails, steer the boat, knot tying), and...More

Thank Kim A
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kim, thanks for the review glad you all had an amazing day. Good excuse to come back on a windy day too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very nice, relaxed day aboard the Derwent Hunter, with a very well informed crew who provided great info about the ships history and the reef. The ship was beautiful, however, the real gem was the knowledgeable crew who knew heaps about coral...More

Thank Jack H
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jack H for your kind review, I will be sure to tell Nige about the special comment! Many thanks for sailing with us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day out on the Derwent Hunter! Lovely boat to sail the Whitsundays on. The crew are amazing and let you get involved setting the sails, you are taught about the history of the boat and the Whitsunday , very informative and...More

Thank jenna t
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to review us we do appreciate it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on this one day cruise, including snorkeling at two locations of Hook Island in the Whitsundays. It was unforgettable, thanks to the beautiful ship and great crew on board.

Thank Tomas J
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tomas, thanks for reviewing us, so glad you could make some memories with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards Derwent Hunter team

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great trip! Crew were informative, helpful and fun. Pete the skipper knew how to make everyone laugh. Sailing was beautiful, saw plenty of turtles and underwater life. Absolutely recommend for a day of Sailing!

Thank bennywright11
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks for reviewing us, glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us :-)

Reviewed 18 October 2017

The trip on the Derwent Hunter was great. Very relaxing, great crew, (beautiful Captain!), and on a ship with a cool and interesting history. Seeing turtles, dolphins, a morey eel, a black-tipped reef shark, and so many varieties of fish was so fun. I love...More

Thank Prairyson
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks for the review, great to hear of all your marine sightings which are the benefits of spending so much time at our two snorkelng sites. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 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
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we do appreciate it.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

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
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for the review, we love to welcome guests from all over the world so we do try to breakdown language barriers as much as possible. The water temps do vary from 24 degrees in winter to 30 degrees in summer, but can feel...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

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
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, thanks for noticing all the little things we do to ensure you have the best day :-)

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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.
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sillyassfog
4 April 2016|
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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
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