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Derwent Hunter - Tallship Adventures Day Trips

Derwent Hunter - Tallship Adventures Day Trips

Day Cruise

Sail the Legend Derwent Hunter, to the Northern bays of the Whitsunday Islands. After a delicious morning tea, visit the private mooring at pristine Langford Reef or Bali Hai and enjoy snorkeling on fringing corals and a beach walk ashore on the sand coral cay. Return to the vessel for a hearty buffet lunch, before helping to raise the sails and back to shore across the Whitsunday Passage, with a cold beer or wine in hand, from our licensed bar.

The Vessel

Step into history sailing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands aboard Derwent Hunter. Experience the magic of a tall ship adventure aboard one of Australia’s most famous tall ships as she ply’s the azure waters of this breathtaking island chain.

Soak up the style and ambience of a bygone era on this fast, elegant ship. Hand crafted in 1946 out of Tasmanian Oak and Huon Pine by one of Tasmania’s most revered shipwrights, she is spaciously appointed and breathtaking to behold. The “Hunter” is a true performer, leaving many modern vessels in her wake. Feel the thrill of sailing at speed with all sail aloft towards your next island paradise This is no ordinary boat trip. A voyage aboard the Derwent Hunter is a rare opportunity to relive the true spirit of adventure.

Derwent HunterRelaxing on Deck

» Departs 8:00am Every Day (except Tuesdays)
» Returns 4:30pm

Adult = $175
Concessions: $139 (Seniors/students/discount cards eg YHA, Nomads, BASE, Peter Pans, ISIC)
Children (4-15yrs) = $89
Family (2a + 3c) = $495

All Inclusive:
Morning tea, smorgasbord lunch, afternoon tea, cheese and biscuits, coffee, tea, tap water, snorkelling equipment, stinger suits, Marine Park fees and National Park fees

Beer/wine $4, water/soft drinks/chocolates $2

What to Bring:
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sun safe clothing, hat and sunscreen
  • Light jacket/jumper for windy, wet or cool days
  • Soft shoes (white soles) or barefoot option for boat, plus sandals/thongs for walking ashore

Derwent Hunter MastHelping on Deck


(Actual Itinerary subject to weather conditions – as this is a REAL sailing adventure)

  • 8am Depart Abell Point Marina South (courtesy bus pick ups provided), in the heart of Airlie Beach, Set sail across the Whitsunday passage, help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax enjoying the spectacular scenery.
  • 10.30 am Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, with chocolate cake, biscuits and seasonal treats before heading ashore at Langford Reef & Bali Hai for snorkelling and beach combing. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities.
  • 1.30 pm Return to the vessel for a delicious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits
  • 2.00 pm Depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday passage. Grab a drink from our licenced bar and enjoy afternoon cheese & fruit platters as your sail home
  • 4.30pm Returns Abell Point Marina South for bus pick up

Guests RelaxingDerwent Hunter