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The Whitsundays

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday
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Indicative Rate* $280.00 to $460.00 Tour - All Inclusive (Single)

02 9719 1870
0428 311 941
sailors@luxuryyacht.com.au
www.whitsundayluxurysailing.com.au

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Description

Explore the magnificent Whitsunday Islands, guided by experts with more than 25 years experience. Friendly owners, Lynne and John Boyce, welcome you to their floating home and personally introduce you to the very best of this water wonderland.

Sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, reef walking on the drying reef at low tide and uninhabited island exploration are just some of the personally guided daily activities.

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Each evening, Lynne and John will anchor their yacht in a different bay, so calm that your long stemmed wine glasses are safe on the dining table for the gastronomic delight and wine tasting experience. In the morning you can go snorkelling over beautiful corals before breakfast, and you're your day just gets better from there!

This is far more than just the best boating holiday in the world; it has been rated by previous guests, to be their best Australian experience ever!

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Guide
    Guide

Activities

  • Cruising
    Cruising
  • Sailing
    Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
    Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
    Snorkelling
  • Swimming
    Swimming

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. There is so much variety in each day's activity, that children rarely get bored. An aspect of the holiday that is often overlooked is the shared learning experience of the wonders of nature. Whole families can learn more about their daily discoveries from the huge reference library aboard featuring all the marine life of the eighth wonder of the world. The policy with children under 18 years of age is that, when welcoming families aboard, the family must charter the whole yacht - it would be unfair to ask others to appreciate your loved ones (as you do).

Tour Access:
The base is Hamilton Island Marina less than five minutes from the airport which is vitally important for guests whose time is short. Once departing the marina, you are immediately sailing these world famous waterways and can quickly enjoy all the activities mentioned above. For those who do not have the opportunity to enjoy a full week, there is a water taxi service available, where a speedboat will bring you to the yacht's location on the day of your choice to join the cruise. That way no one is inconvenienced by returning to Hamilton Island.

Cancellation Information:
Charges are as follows: More than 30 days before departure, loss of deposit only; Between 30 and eight days, 75 per cent of total holiday cost; Between seven and zero days, 100 per cent of total holiday cost.
If you re book your cabin a full refund less an administrative and the cost of any special advertising undertaken to secure that replacement booking.

Departure Details:
Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton Island.

Restrictions:
There is not a lot of room on board for unnecessary luggage or suitcases, therefore, guests are requested to bring their personal belongings in soft bags that can be collapsed for storage during their holiday. There may be a charge for suitcases that cannot be collapsed and have to be stored ashore.

Further Details:
These Islands, which abound in wildlife and Aboriginal caves complete with ancient paintings, await appreciation, if you know where to look. At low tide when the drying reef is exposed, there is a kaleidoscope of marine life to discover, if you recognise their disguise. Snorkelling over colourful coral reefs accompanied by hundreds of friendly fish is an experience to be treasured, if you have the ability. Steering the boat to sail calm waterways, harnessing the wind for propulsion is a true joy, if you have the experience. Personal guidance and free instruction in all these wonderful activities is included free of charge.

During the dry season 'Down Under' (July to October), sail the tropics allowing you to take advantage of the unique permit issued by The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority enabling access all areas (except special management and preservation zones) of the 'World Heritage' Marine Park.

Sydney Sundancer, (licensed to sleep 12 guests plus crew) is often likened to a 'floating five star hotel'. The meals you enjoy during your holiday will exceed expectation and surpass much of what is served in well-known Australian restaurants.

Tariff Information:
Please note that tariffs may increase if you choose to lengthen the duration of your tour.
Prices are based on a seven day 'scheduled departure' from Hamilton Island each Saturday and shorter or longer periods may be available by special arrangement.
Prices listed are from that amount, prices may vary depending on cabin choice, please contact the operator for more details.

Weather:
A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday avoid the hot, wet, tropical cyclone season (which is officially from November to May) because of the occurrence of the deadly Irukandji and Box jellyfish during this time. Preferring to (safely) offer 'Adventures in Paradise' during the warm, dry months of July to October. The season, coincides with the period that the giant Humpback whales frequent the area, so there are regular close encounters with these 'Giants of the sea'! Also, by late in October, the prevailing winds have turned from South to North, which means that the best bays for snorkelling and scuba diving are unsuitable.


A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday Tours


Great Golfing Tour

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday - Great Golfing Cruise

Combine the two great sports, sailing and golf while relaxing and sailing between each magnificent location.

Tee off at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only championship course in Australia on its own island. Spectacularly located with panoramic Whitsundays views, the Hamilton Island course will challenge and delight weekend golfers and professionals alike. Later, enjoy a round or two on various islands in the Whitsundays including the 18 hole Turtle Point championship course, designed by former US Open and USPGA champion David Graham. This tour is only available as a private charter. Green fees, mooring charges and land based meals are not included. All this, and fabulous snorkelling and island exploration make this tour a never to be forgotten holiday!

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Other Whitsunday Golf Courses

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Fabulous Fishing

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday - Fabulous Fishing

The Whitsunday waterways are home to such a diverse variety of marine life that the fishing will excite the experts. When Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) was asked about fishing in Australia, he answered "Fishing in Australia? There are so many fish in Australia that you have to hide behind a tree to bait your hook!" Your hosts, Lynne and John Boyce, know from more than 25 years experience, where you will catch a "Whopper"! But if your preference is simply to observe, that's OK also, and they will take you places where colourful friendly fish swim right up to your mask as if to say "welcome to my world"!

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Great Barrier Reef off Whitsundays

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Exciting Ecological Encounter

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday - Exciting Ecological Encounter

Get "up close and personal" with inhabitants of the world's largest tropical marine reserve! Your hosts, Lynne and John Boyce, personally introduce you to the best of this World Heritage listed location. Within the Marine Park are 1500 species of marine fish, 360 species of hard corals, six of the world's seven species of marine turtles, 200 species of birds and 14,000 dugongs (manatees). You could even encounter giant huge humpback whales that migrate to the Whitsunday's each year during July to September. Capture (on film) a whale leaping from the water, a dolphin dancing at the bow or a turtle gliding by, as you sail effortlessly over crystal clear calm seas, these experiences are at your finger tips when you sail with the experts.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsundays Area

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Frolic With The Fish

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday - Frolic with the Fish

Within the Marine Park are 1500 species of marine fish (that's more than ten per cent of the world's fish population), and your expert guides know where to locate friendly fish who will swim up to your mask and look you in the eye as if to say "Welcome to my world.

A trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where scuba divers and snorkelers enjoy spectacular corals and other marine life that make up the world's largest living natural formation is a highlight of their holidays. They even have a "glass bottomed" catamaran dive tender so 'non swimming' guests can view the magnificent fish and corals without getting wet. John and Lynne are your key to this fantastic experience.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Outer Great Barrier Reef off Whitsundays

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.


Other Information

Children: There is so much variety in each day's activity that children rarely get bored. An aspect of the holiday that is often overlooked is the shared learning experience of the wonders of nature. Whole families can learn more about their daily discoveries from the huge reference library aboard featuring all the marine life of the eighth wonder of the world. The policy with children under 18 years of age is that, when welcoming families aboard, the family must charter the whole yacht - it would be unfair to ask others to appreciate your loved ones (as you do).



Family Fun

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

When families learn together, they bond together and nothing can be more fun for families of all ages than learning about nature in the worlds' largest marine reserve! Lynne and John will personally introduce you to amazing experiences on uninhabited islands, in the intertidal zone and under the water.

The islands abound in wildlife and Aboriginal caves complete with ancient paintings. At low tide, fringing reefs emerge revealing a multitude of marine life that Lynne will identify. Entering the magical world of colourful coral gardens and friendly fish is as close as just jumping off the back of the boat. Lynne and John offer free tuition to those who have not snorkelled before, and will guide you to the best locations underwater.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsundays Area

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Sailors Sojourn

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

Living aboard their yacht, your days adventure begins on waking and continues unabated through to after dark, when fish can be seen leaping from the water under the ship's strong search light. There are close encounters with nature as dolphin play at the bow and whales leap playfully in the distance.

Guests are welcome to take the helm, to sail the yacht, secure in the knowledge that the captain knows the location of all the reefs, so they can enjoy the sailing while being relieved of the responsibility. Your captain will, of course, be pleased to instruct on the finer points of sailing and many novices (at the beginning) conclude their holiday with confidence and assurance in their newly found ability.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsundays Area

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Spectacular Snorkelling and Scuba

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest tropical coral reef system in the world. It comprises about 2900 separate reefs off the coasts of the islands and the mainland, and barrier reefs facing the sea. John and Lynne have dived almost half its' length and have chosen the most spectacular locations for you to explore.

Lynne is always in the crystal clear water to guide you, ensuring all the best corals and fish are observed at close quarters, and to inform the names of the fish and corals that you are viewing. John is always nearby in the "glass-bottomed" catamaran dive tender so "non swimming" guests to view the magnificent fish and corals.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Outer Great Barrier Reef off the Whitsundays

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Budget Dollar Saver

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

On a live aboard holiday, you are welcomed into John and Lynne's floating home with the same enthusiasm as they would welcome friends. They have introduced a "Special Budget Package": a discount of AUD40.00 per person per day off the full service prices (where you literally enjoy 'waiter service' all day) in return for help with the washing up and general shipboard chores. This Budget Package still incorporates all chef prepared gourmet meals but the discount is only available when you relieve Lynne and John of all 'after meal' activities. This is just like fully participating in general shipboard life and allows anyone taking advantage of the discount to participate as crew.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsundays Area

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Wonderful Wildlife Island Excursions

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

Most of the Whitsunday Islands are a truly pristine environment! The islands used to be part of mainland Australia but became separated when the sea level rose after the last ice age, so they display much of the native flora and fauna seen on mainland Australia. Lynne and John will guide you to places of rare natural beauty and to ancient aboriginal caves complete with paintings predating Captain Cook's discovery of the area in 1770. There are cathedrals of palms to discover and vistas to appreciate from most islands.

The diversity of wildlife includes 200 species of birds as well as wallabies and goannas so you will need to keep your cameras "at the ready"!

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsunday Islands

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Delicious Dining

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

The American gourmet food and wine magazine ""Bon Appetit"" has written to Lynne, requesting one of her recipes for publication in the United States of America, so you can be assured that meals you enjoy aboard will exceed expectation and surpass much of what is served in well known Australian restaurants. Culinary delights including uniquely Australian dishes as well as fresh seafood (naturally caught by the anglers resident on board), combined with other tropical delicacies and complimented by an extensive range of quality and award winning Australian wines will delight the connoisseur. Full instruction and recipes are included free of charge for interested guests.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsunday Islands

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




Heavenly Honeymoons

A Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday

There is so much deck space where just the two of you can relax that you may feel you are the only guests aboard. They like to think of their yacht "Sydney Sundancer" as the little sister to the QE2, and indeed previous guests have advised that their level of service for those who want a "do nothing" holiday, is similar, but most importantly they guarantee no children aboard, when they accept honeymoon cabin bookings.

By participating in any of the activities shown in other tours, your honeymoon can be as active as you wish. John and Lynne will even take you to secluded beaches where you can enjoy a private picnic and swimming.

Tour Information


Tour Departs From

  • Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Travels To

  • Whitsundays Area

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$280.00$460.00Tour - All Inclusive (Single)
Derived from 1 person rate.




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02 9719 1870
0428 311 941

 
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* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator . All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.



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