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Meals / Allergies

We have a great menu for you, however we do need to be informed at check-in if you have special dietary requirements. If you have any medical conditions/food allergies please advise at booking and again at check-in.

Can I travel with my chidren?


Children’s age limit varies from 5-12 yrs, some vessels do not take children at all or are not suitable, please contact our office with age of children and our reservations staff will be able to assist you in choosing the best sailing experience for you and your family.

Where does my vessel depart from?

Vessel NameDeparture Point
Derwent HunterAbell Point Marina
KianaAbell Point Marina
SummertimeAbell Point Marina
SV WhitehavenAbell Point Marina
Waltzing MatildaAbell Point Marina
Whitsunday Getaway 2ntPort of Airlie Marina
Whitsunday Getaway 3ntPort of Airlie Marina
Wings 2Abell Point Marina
Wings 3Abell Point Marina


How do I get to Abell Point Marina for my vessel departure?


Abel Point Marina has two departure area’s which you will be shown on your check in. 
Taxi is approx. $10, Buses do go to the Southern end of the marina but limited service.
By foot! Bicentennial walk follows the foreshore from Airlie Beach Lagoon – To the Northern end of the marina is approx. 15 min walk and to the Southern end approx. 20min.
Day trips have a pick up service.  Please check with our office on 1300-653-100.

How do I get to Port of Airlie Marina for my vessel departure?


Port of Airlie Marina is 5 minutes walk towards the bus terminal from our check-in office. Follow the map and directions you will receive at check-in.

Do I need to check-in at the office?


Please ensure that you call to reconfirm with our office 48 hours prior to departure.  Check in is preferably the day prior between 7:30am to 5pm, if you can not check in then please call us on 1300-653-100.  Our office is located at 402 Shute Harbour Road opposite Fish D'vine. (see Google Map)

Is there any water on the boat?

Yes, all our vessels have fresh tap water suitable for drinking.  If you prefer bottled water you can purchase this on board most vessels. Remember to drink at least 2 litres of water per person per day!

Do I need to bring my own drinks?

Most Whitsundays Sailing Adventures vessels are BYO (bring your own) alcohol, soft drinks, spring water and juice. Two of our vessels have a licenced bar on board which sell alcoholic drinks at very reasonable prices. It is a legal requirement that alcohol is not brought on board by guests onto these vessels. At publishing these vessels are Derwent Hunter and Kiana.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

No, fresh linen is provided on all Whitsundays Sailing Adventures cruises and some vessels even provide bathroom towels. Check in will let you know if your vessel does. Blankets are available in the cooler months.

Can I have my own cabin?

Yes you can have your own cabin, just look for one of our vessels with this option, some with their own private facilities. 
The following are the types of accommodation that our vessels offer:
Shared single – single bed in a dorm situation
Shared double – double bed in a dorm situation
Private twin – two single beds in a private cabin
Private double – double bed in a private cabin
Private Stateroom – double bed in a large private cabin

Are there jellyfish in the water?

At certain times of year ‘dangerous’ jellyfish inhabit these waters and passengers should take care for their own safety.

'Stinger Season' in the Whitsundays runs every year generally from October through to May. During this period, jellyfish can be found in the waters around the mainland, islands and have occasionally been found out on the reef.

Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk and the owners or operators of the vessel will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequences whatsoever of passengers being stung by jellyfish. To minimise this risk you will be provided with a full length protective ‘Stinger Suit’ to wear whilst swimming and snorkelling during the cruise.

We highly recommend these be worn all year round, some vessels make it compulsory for the safety of the guests. Not only are they for safety but they keep you warm in the water, act as sun protection and are a great aid for buoyancy while snorkelling.
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