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Address: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 414 419
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'ISail Whitsundays was founded by brothers Luke and Tristram Mairs in 2007...

'ISail Whitsundays was founded by brothers Luke and Tristram Mairs in 2007 with one simple goal: To provide the best sailing trip of the whitsunday islands. Since then their business has grown to 3 boats and has been built upon a genuine passion for sailing and a love of all things aquatic. They pride themselves on personalised service aboard quality boats. Each tour sails, visits Whitehaven Beach including Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkels at least in 2 locations.Sailing with a small group offers many advantages. Boats taking less than 13 guests are allowed full access to the marine park, meaning ISail's boats can visit the best whitsunday locations whilst avoiding the crowds.There are 3 boats within the company: Iceberg, Blizzard and On Ice. ISail Whitsundays offers day and overnight tours. All tours depart and return via Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach Queensland Australia.

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ON ICE - Best locations, best food and best crew

My parents and I literally just came back from 3 days in paradise onboard the "On ice" catamaran. Our itinerary was perfectly thought through and we visited some truly magical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa B
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Benningen am Neckar, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid 500 aud a person for this trip. We got to the yacht which was very nice and cozy. On the first night we just sailed to the point where we stop to sleep through the night. The skipper was very nice but his assistant who was in charge of cooking and overall service was not acting professional at... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi MayO, Im Sorry you didn't think your experience with us was worth the price. I apologise that the crew performed below the standards we both expect. Dietary requirements are recorded and given to the deckhand. It is disappointing that it was forgotten twice as it was a simple request . Crew are trained to clean the bathroom regularly. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great sailing trip with a great crew. Skipper Dave and his deckhand Joey took us snorkelling, swimming with turtles, paddle boarding and they served us great meals! We had a lot of fun on the boat and on the water.

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Benningen am Neckar, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I literally just came back from 3 days in paradise onboard the "On ice" catamaran. Our itinerary was perfectly thought through and we visited some truly magical places. We explored a couple of snorkeling spots with tons of different corals and fish (incl. big old George). I couldn't believe how close up they would come. All colours... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive of our tour. Im glad to have Dave and Julia working for us and great to hear you enjoyed your experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another awesome trip on on ice with family visiting from uk. Loved it. This was my fifth trip on the boat and I'm sure I'll be back. We recommend all visitors and friends to use isail and they always love it as well. Dave and jam were fab. Very helpful and knowledgeable. They were both great with the older (70... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Let's be clear, every single aspect of this trip was amazing but the unwanted attention I received from the skipper. I was the only single girl on board during this trip, and therefore I'm sure if you are a couple or a single guy doing this trip, you'll have a wonderful time. And I know what's "acceptable" to say varies... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi , Thanks for your review. We certainly don't want anybody to feel uncomfortable in the way on our tours. I apologise that this was the case. I will speak to all crew about this. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended tour! So far one of our highlights of Queensland. Great group size (max 10) and the boat is spacious enough for everyone to have a private cabin. Plenty of room to relax in the sun at the front in the nets. The boat was clean and well maintained. Dave, the skipper, was very knowledgeable and took us to... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi Id Thanks for your review. Im glad you appreciated our small group experience. I Like to think our adventures are more like sailing and exploring with new friends. Aboard on ice guests pay a little more for a private cabin. Budget conscious or solo travellers can share a space with others. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went on Iceberg and liked it a lot. Dan and mitch were great! The food was eatable but most of the dishes weren't delicious.

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. We are lucky to have Dan and Mitch with us . They are friendly and very experienced sailors. Sorry you didn't think the food was that great. All meals are freshly prepared however we do try to keep it simple. I think sailing, snorkelling and exploring the whitsundays are the highlights of our tours and... More 

Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have wanted to sail the Whitsundays for years and the blizzard was the perfect choice. The boat was very clean and the crew were lovely. The skipper Scotty had a great knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and lots of other things. The meals that were provided were excellent, there was always plenty of food to... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi , Glad to here you enjoyed our tour so much. There is a lot of great snorkelling spots in the whitsundays and having a great skipper like Scotty helps guests get the most from them. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We hired On Ice for a 4 night private charter in September and couldn't recommend it enough! From the first contact with Isabelle it was smooth sailing all the way (see what I did there...) Nothing was too much trouble. Any request I had whether it be food, drink, activities we wanted to do, the responses were always friendly and... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience in the whitsundays. Glad you appreciated Dave's knowledge and saw so much wildlife. On ice has scheduled 2 night trips where people can board as singles, couples or groups. She is also available for private hire for 2 -7 nights. Private charters are a great getaway for one... More 

Leverkusen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

3 day/2 night trip on the ON ICE was absolutly awesome. The boat is really nice and with only 10 guest on board it has an Relaxing atmosphere and the foos was great. The places we saw were outstanding for snorkeling and stand-up-paddling. Our Skipper knows the area very well, we arrived at the bay near Whitehaven beach and saw... More 

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Luke M, Owner at ISail Whitsundays, responded to this review

Hi Markus, Thanks for your review. All our skippers are very experienced and this certainly helps people get the most out of the Whitsundays. More 

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