Tallship Sailing And Snorkeling Adventure From The Whitsundays - Airlie Beach


Spend the day at sea, sailing, snorkeling, beachcombing and enjoying the Whitsunday Islands' spectacular natural beauty. Go snorkeling at a protected beach and enjoy morning tea with chocolate cake, a buffet lunch and afternoon hors d'oeuvres, freshly prepared on board. Theres plenty of room to relax on the tallships large deck, ideal for calm sailing in the protected waters of the Whitsundays' fringing reefs. Combining adventure on the high seas, snorkeling and a non-stop smorgasbord of food, a tallship cruise is the best way to experience the beautiful Whitsundays Passage in one day. With numbers restricted to less than 40, you can sit back and relax or join the crew and try your hand at raising the sails!

Details about this tour

Set sail in the Legend Derwent Hunter from Airlie Beach, heading to the Whitsunday Islands' tranquil northern bays. Help the crew raise the sails, or sit back and enjoy morning tea with chocolate cake and biscuits while you cruise across the calm sea to your private mooring at Langford Reef and Bali Hai.

See osprey eagles and turtles as you sail, and hear tales from the areas Aboriginal history. After dropping anchor, go snorkeling in the pristine waters and fringing coral reef, where the calm waters and plenty of guidance make snorkeling a breeze for first-timers.

Enjoy walks on the sandy coral cay, then return to your beautiful tallship to enjoy a smorgasbord buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruit. In the afternoon, relax on the ships spacious deck, with plenty of sun and shade areas, as you sail back across the Whitsunday Passage to Airlie Beach. While sailing, graze on cheese and fruit platters and order a drink from the licensed bar (own expense).


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Eco sailing guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits
  • Morning tea and cakes
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon hors d'oeuvre
  • Marine park fees


  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Toilet is available on board

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • Lars S

    We had an absolute wonderful day. The organization, ship, the crew, the spots, everything was perfect. We enjoyed all day long.

  • Phil

    Wonderful day out if you like sailing, snorkelling and socialising. Going to the reef under sail no throbbing engines was great. Crew were very friendly and knowledgeable and keen on safety. Facilities on board are very limited but no-one cared. Coffee, drinks, lunch, fruit was provided at different times. The two reef swims were excellent - could have stayed longer.

  • Sabrina M

    It was my first sailing cruise and I enjoyed my time on the Derwent Hunter. The crew was very nice and it was fun to help setting the sail. The food was delicious! I've seen better places for snorkelling, didn't get to see too many kinds of fishes, however, I still had a lovely day and I would recommend the tour to my friends and family.

  • Elizabeth J

    This was a beautiful trip. The crew was so nice and very knowledgeable. The sailing was more fun for us than the snorkeling, as the sea life was not as abundant as we had hoped for the Whitsundays. Food was also good. Thanks for a wonderful time!

  • Samantha H

    A fabulous day out! Highly recommended for all ages!

    We were collected from our hotel and taken to the harbour where we were met by the most friendly crew. During the sail we were informed about the history of the Derwent Hunter and Whitsunday Islands which was fascinating. The snorkelling was amazing and sights just breath taking! I want to go again!

  • Sally R

    Fantastic day, exceptionally well organised Crew were very knowledgable and friendly
    What a wonderful ship !! Sailing in wonderful scenery ! Snorkelling was great ( so was the food !!)
    Highly recommended

USD 120.29
Per Person
6 Reviews