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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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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 5 days ago

We had a great day on the Derwent Hunter with their friendly & informative crew. A windy day which was perfect for sailing but was a bit rough for snorkeling. Thankfully wetsuits were provided & we were able to snorkel in two different areas from...More

Thank 388katharinew
Jo L, Manager at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review we do appreciate it. Thanks for sailing with us :-)

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a 7hr day snorkelling tour from our P&O cruise into Airlie, the weather was superb, the ship skipper and crew absolutely fantastic, showing great enthusiasm and providing us history and location facts. A nice lunch provided and plenty of cold drinks for sale on...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Having done a thrilling speedboat type trip on the previous day, this was the perfect trip to follow up with. The Derwent Hunter has a fascinating story that the skipper clearly enjoyed sharing with us. Once we were out of the marina, we as guests...More

Thank NoelR1991
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, the Derwent has an amazing history and we love nothing better than sharing it with our guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

HUGE dissapointment snorkeling!!! We had been looking so much forward to go snorkeling here, but due to cyclone we couldnt see anything at all on the first snorkeling. On the second snorkel we saw a little bit but not very clear. They should not take...More

Thank Heidi N
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We are sorry you were disappointed with your snorkeling, as you mentioned this was 2 weeks after the cyclone which caused damage to many of the corals. The snorkel spots that we took you to are still in good condition, as you mention it was...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This day trip was just perfect from start to finish. The staff were so informative and friendly, their knowledge and passion was incredible. This was truly an unforgettable trip and one of my highlights of Australia. The snorkelling sites were beautiful, we even saw turtles...More

Thank NomadsAdventures
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the chill and thrill package (one day Derwent and one day Ocean Rafting) it was the perfect combo. The boat was almost empty so we got really lucky. We were taken to great locations, got to swim with many turtles and had so...More

Thank mgxpinson
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate. So glad you enjoyed your best both worlds Thrill and Chill package. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is another 'must do' when at the Whitsundays. The Derwent Hunter is a beautiful - and very well travelled - schooner, and took us for a beautiful day sailing. There was a northwesterly that day, which is unusual, so the crew made sensible adjustments...More

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Great to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thanks for reviewing us, our crew love to read them!

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We spent a day on the Derwent Hunter for a day sailing. It was one of the best tours in Queensland: now packed with tourists, relaxing, great food ( and plenty!) and two good snorkeling locations. The crew is very knowledgeable and friendly, Highly recommended

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

So glad you enjoyed your day sailing on Derwent Hunter. Thanks for reviewing us!

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was possibly one of my favourite said out on Airlie Beach. The snorkelling was brilliant the crew were amazing and very informative. The trip was relaxing and the food was good.

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks for reviewing us, we do appreciate it. Glad to be on your "favorite list"

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Such a fun opportunity to be aboard a tallship; they also will let the guests help with the sails which my friend enjoyed. Both snorkel spots were great; saw some turtles and great coral. The lunch was good and the crew was great to my...More

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Maggie G
How many people does the Derwent Hunter accommodate for day trips and is there seating for all? regards Maggie
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
Hi Sailed on the Hunter 11 years ago ( if I remember it was a 2 or 3 dayer) and slept on deck under the stars, am coming to Oz again early next year and wondered if you still do the longer trips? as it was absolutely brilliant. Thanks Paul
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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