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What is Supplied, Extras and Terms & Conditions

Fraser Island & Whitsunday packages Palace Adventures Palace Backpackers


Whitsundays Sailing Adventures:

  • "SAIL AWAY NO MORE TO PAY" - EMC, stinger suit hire & administration charges included
  • All meals
  • All bed linen
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • BYO Alcohol on all boats apart from "KIANA" and "DERWENT HUNTER" (NO GLASS)

For Whitsundays Sailing Adventures please check in between 11am and 3pm the day prior to sailing at 2/293 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.

Explore Whitsundays:

  • All meals
  • All bed linen
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • BYO Alcohol on all boats (NO GLASS)

For Explore Whitsundays please check in the day prior to departure at 1/4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach.


Please be aware that there is a fee levied on all passenger to cover National park entry fees and administration costs. Fees are charged by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Queensland Parks and Wildlife.  


  • Sail away, no more to pay - EMC, stinger suit hire & administration charges included


  • Hammer & Siska - your local payment of $40 covers EMC, stinger suit hire and administration charges
  • Condor & Broomstick - your local payment of $54 covers EMC, stinger suit hire and administration charges

A total fee of $39 (approx $13/day) is recommended by the Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association for a 3 day cruise to cover all these costs and includes EMC of $5 per day, commercial activity permit fee of $1.45 per day, plus administration and service fees of $6.55 per day including GST. There is a 1.3% surcharge for credit card purchases. Prices are valid at time of publishing from 1 April 2009 until 31 March, 2009.


  1. Prices Quoted in AUD
  2. A cancellation fee applies to all travel.
  3. Travel Voucher valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
  4. Palace adventures trading under Palace Backpackers Hervey Bay Pty Ltd acts only as an agent for hotels, hostels, airlines, adventure tour companies, insurance companies, and other providers of travel and related services (the 'Suppliers') to the Traveller. As such, and while Palace Adventures makes efforts to ensure that the quality of the services rendered by the Suppliers is consistent with the descriptions provided, the pictures, photographs and descriptions included in any printed material or online do not constitute any form of representation, warranty or guarantee that all of the attributes will be as depicted.
  5. Palace Adventures will use its best endeavours to make changes to a clients itinerary however Palace Adventures gives no guarantees in that regard and the client is expected to make sure of requirements before booking with Palace Adventures. It is your responsibility to check your tickets carefully; Travellers have 48 hours to query discrepancies on your tickets to rectify any differences.
  6. The Customer expressly acknowledges that, in the event any service to be provided by a Supplier could become unavailable due to circumstances beyond Palace Adventures control, Palace Adventures shall, at Palace Adventures sole discretion and without prior notice to the Customer, be entitled to substitute services of equal or greater value without refund to the Customer, and such substitution shall be deemed to be complete compensation such that the Customer shall have no further claim against the Company.
  7. All coupons, vouchers, receipts, contracts and tickets are issued subject to any and all tariffs, terms and conditions under which such services are provided by the Suppliers. The Customer's acceptance and use of such Travel Documents shall also evidence the Customer's consent to these conditions.
  8. Neither Palace Adventures nor any employee shall be held responsible for any loss or damage (including personal injury) suffered by any person, as a result of breach of that person's safety obligations or their failure to utilise all safety aids, advice, briefings and precautions as provided and/or advised prior to departure, on tour, or caused by any passenger acting in an unreasonable, unnecessary or unsafe manner.
  9. Palace adventures, its affiliates, agents and employees assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss, damage or other claim, whether to person or property, that does not arise directly as a result of negligence of Palace Adventures its affiliates, agents or employees in facilitating the Customer's purchase of Supplier(s) services. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  10. These terms of carriage shall be construed and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Queensland and, where appropriate the Commonwealth of Australia. In particular, s.68B of the Trade Practices Act is expressly incorporated into this contract.


At certain times of year dangerous jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety. Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or operators of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk we recommend that you wear a full length protective "Stinger Suit" while swimming and snorkelling during the cruise. These are provided for hire either at check in or aboard the vessel.

Fraser Island & Whitsunday packages Palace Adventures Palace Backpackers