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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7124
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Full day trip on a 70 years old ship with an interesting history. Friendly and funny crew. We visited to snorkel spots which were not that bad. Food buffet was good. However most of the day we where running on the engine and not on...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

How often do you get to say you've been on an authentic vintage tall ship?! Such a gorgeous boat, with an enthusiastic and professional crew. Lovely snorkelling, with plenty of fish, rays and turtles. Sensational, money well spent, even on our very tight budget.

Thank Aidan S
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for the kind feedback, we love what we do, and have to agree the Derwent Hunter is a special ship! Enjoy the rest of your holiday, and maybe we will see you back again soon

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Just had the best experience on a day trip aboard the Derwent Hunter. The Captain, Ena and her crew were very accommodating and friendly. The areas we snorkeled were amazing with plenty of colourful fish and coral to see. Also a large pod of Pilot...More

Thank Laura T
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thanks for the review Laura, the pod of pilot whales was definitely an added bonus! Mother nature is so amazing :-)

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We recently spent the day on the Derwent Hunter and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The boat itself is beautiful and has a long and colourful history. Enid, Amy & Fiona were amazing. They were very friendly, capable and knowledgeable. They gave us the opportunity to be...More

Thank Pingyrat
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Many thanks for the review, and for your kind words about our crew, we love involving the kids (and adults!) and make it as hands on as possbile :-)

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out, especially for families. After taking the normal fast boat tours, this was a great leisurely trip out to snorkeling and beach time. Very well hosted and catered for. Very recommended

Thank DavidC13643
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We agree..it is nice to take your time to enjoy the amazing Whitsundays at a leisurely pace. Thanks for the review, and the recommendation.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Special day on the water: respectful, knowledgeable crew who make the day a great experience. Thanks....

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for your kind comments, we are happy to know you had a great day with us

Reviewed 19 August 2018

my husband had looked at other trips but due to arriving late at our campsite they were fully booked so we booked this one. am so glad we did what an amazing day was had by all. our coach picked us up from the campsite...More

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for such a detailed account of your day, we are glad you enjoyed your day with us, and are helping spread the word about our trip off the beaten track :-)

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A great day on the talk ship Derwent Hunter today. Sailing out of the harbour to Hook Island for snorkelling. Delicious lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided. Great snorkelling, lots of beautiful fish and coral. A great day

Thank Gillian C
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks for sailing with us, and for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

What a privilege it was to sail on this grand old boat for a day. If only she could talk! Skipper Ena and crew members Amy and Fiona ensured we had a fantastic day out snorkelling around Hook Island, whale watching and just chilling onboard...More

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Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks for sailing with us Arthur, I'm sure the Derwent has plenty of tales to tell you're right! It is such a special experience under sail on the old girl,and the Whitsundays are such a fabulous background. Hope to see you back on board again...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous day, really unforgettable. Picked up at the B&B, very friendly crew welcomed us on board of the beautiful “Schoener” and we hoisted the sails together. After two and half hour we stopped for one hour of snorkeling, later on followed on a different place...More

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Maggie G
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.
4 April 2016|
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