WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Getting There: You can fly directly to Airlie beach, for budget accommodations you can stay at Nomads backpackers before and after the trip, or the hotel of your choice in the town.

Meeting point: meeting at Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach, QLD

MEETING POINT C -Which is next to Whitsunday Jetski Tours 30 minutes before 11 am departure

 

Google Maps link for our meeting place at Coral Sea Marina South Village is https://goo.gl/maps/rdg7QkQ2HgVzBgj6A

Or come have a coffee with us at Bohemian Raw Cafe, Coral sea Marina, Airlie Beach from  9:40 am you can use the same google maps location to find the cafe. 

Boarding time: 11 am 

After the trip: We arrive back at port at 3 pm at Coral Sea Marina, Arlie Beach. This evening we will meet again for a  goodbye dinner so it would be advised to book your return flight the day after the trip ends.

Who is this trip for : Our trips are gender-inclusive, If you are young at heart and free-spirited you are perfect for our adventures! In saying this, the average age of our groups is 20-45 years old.

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE PACK LIGHT :

Please note Small lightweight bags (no suitcases please), please bring a small soft duffle bag no bigger than 56cm x 36cm x 23cm for a point of reference this is about the standard luggage allowance for airlines carry-on baggage. Any larger bags will not be accepted. If you wish to bring extra luggage you can store extra luggage at Prosail & Red Cat Adventure shop in Airlie beach (350 Shute Harbour Road - main street). They offer secure and insured bag storage from $5. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING: 

  • Bags with exterior zippers 

  • Large bags or suitcases 

  • Sleeping bags or pillows 

  • Plastic bags (can kill our marine life) 

  • Items that can potentially damage our property, such as high heels, nail polish etc. 

  • Glass beer bottles and red wine

 

PACKING LIST:

  • Swimwear

  • Headlamp and/or flashlight 

  • Lightweight walking boots or Sports shoes

  • Warm lightweight wind jacket or Down Jacket 

  • Comfortable and casual clothes for 5 days and warm PJ’s(include Some warm clothing for the evenings)

  • Some cotton T-shirts

  • Sun-hat 

  • Insect repellent

  • Toiletries

  • Towels

  • Lip guard

  • Sunglasses 

  • Sun cream 

  • Daypack 

  • Water bottle (1.5L) filtered drinking water onboard

  • Camera or GoPro

  • BYO – Alcohol, drinks & mixers – No glass bottles or red wine, please! We have big eskies with ice to store your drinks.


 

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit, but we recommend you also carry the following: Ibuprofen painkillers,  seasickness table (if required), personal prescriptions as required, rash cream, basic toiletries, wet wipes, hand sanitiser, women's sanitary.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Dress-ups are fun !! I have this little idea, and surprise for you all ;) so please pack a funky little outfit thats not too big and bulky and fits into pirates of the Carribian theme, for a little soiree on the last night of the trip!!

 

WEATHER: Welcome to the tropics! 

Our winter months run from May - September and are usually unbeatable in terms of weather. We recommend a warm coat to shield you from the wind after a snorkel during this time. 

Our summer months which run from November - March can be extremely hot and humid with passing thunderstorms.  

Our vessels are custom built for the Whitsunday conditions. If the weather becomes dangerous our local harbour master will close down the marina and tours will be cancelled (this is not a common occurrence). Please see 'travel insurance' below. 

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Food allergies and dietary requirements need to be requested at the time of booking. We will do our best to cater to your dietary requirements. 

Passengers with anaphylactic allergies/reactions must carry an epi-pen or appropriate medication or you will be refused boarding. 

 

CAR PARKING: If you are driving to Airlie beach, Coral Sea Marina South Village has car parking for $10.00 per day. This is a cash or card payment. Please ensure you pay when you arrive and correctly display the ticket in your car window for the duration of your tour. 

 

SEASICKNESS: Our vessels are well designed for sailing in the Whitsundays. If you do suffer from travel sickness please come prepared with your own travel sickness medication (this can be purchased beforehand from the LiveLife chemist in town - 366 Shute Harbour Road). Our trained crew will assist as much as possible in making you comfortable, but they are legally not allowed to provide you with medication to alleviate the problem. 

 

SNORKELING EQUIPMENT: Masks and snorkel hire are inclusive within the price with the exception of prescription masks. These can be hired from Aqua Dive (found at Coral Sea Marina North End) from $15 per day with a credit card bond. 

Due to our great permits, the snorkelling locations are in calm bays throughout the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkelling life jackets and floating noodles are provided as snorkelling aids if required however fins are not provided to help minimise coral damage. Feel free to bring your own snorkelling equipment if you prefer. You may also bring your own fins if you are experienced in the water using them (and do not damage coral while using them). 

 

STINGER SUITS: Stinger suits are provided free of charge year-round to all guests. The full-length stinger suits will prevent UV exposure and significantly reduce your risk to marine stingers. These will be provided prior to boarding and are compulsory to wear during certain months of the year. 

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly encourage all guests to travel with travel insurance that includes the following coverage for the following situations: Damaged property, medical emergencies including ambulance cover and travel cancellation and interruption. 



 

ITINERARY

Boarding our Yacht Condor and home for the next 5 days! We will meet at Coral sea Marina, Airlie Beach at 9:30 am for a meet and greet & coffee at Bohemian Raw Cafe.

 

The Adventure begins 

Meet Condor - A brief history: Condor is a maxi sailing yacht born in England in 1981. She is a red and gold 80-foot beauty, with an impressive mast, measuring 22 metres in length and can hold up to 29 passengers. An ex Sydney to Hobart champion winner of 1983 and 1986 race, The Newport Bermuda Race of 1986, where she won 5 hours over the next maxi, and winner of pretty much every major race she entered. Now retired from racing, Condor lives a more modest lifestyle hanging out in Whitsundays where she enjoys passing the days taking people like yourself on island-hopping adventures. 

 

Sailing is an activity that relies heavily on weather conditions, therefore each day will be planned around the tides, winds and swells, as well as the group’s desires. We cannot provide a day to day itinerary for this tour 

 

However, no matter what the conditions, we will ALWAYS visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and visit multiple snorkelling locations, enjoy jungle hikes, bush-walking, Yoga, breathwork, and Icebath and of course… SAILING! 

 

We will also end the trip with a fun little pirate-themed soiree.

 We will visit up to 6 snorkel sites. We will choose the best site and timings based on the weather and tides out of the following locations: Blue Pearl Bay, Cockatoo Point, Black Island, Langford Reef, Caves Cove, Butterfly Bay, Luncheon Bay,  Manta Ray Bay, Mackerel Bay, Peters Bay, Saba Bay, Cateran Bay.

 Swim and snorkel in the OUTER REEF! (weather permitting). 

 

Island life 

  • Every day we will have a fun and dynamic Yoga lesson taught by Elissa in a picturesque location. 

  • Explore the North and South end of Whitehaven Beach, visiting two different lookouts: Hill Inlet Lookout and South Whitehaven Lookout.

  • Bush-walks that range from 20 minutes to 3 hours from the following list: The Cairn, Whitsunday Island-Whitsunday Peak, Whitsunday Island, Border Island, Chance Bay to South Whitehaven, Whitsunday Island, Chalkie’s Lookout, Haslewood Island,  Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitsunday Island, Nara Inlet Trail, Hook Island, Hayman Island Track, Passage Peak, Hamilton Island, South Molle Island.

  • Enjoy the sunset in the most magical settings:  Langford Island Sand Spit – Scrubhen Beach, Hook Island – Chalkie’s Beach, Haslewood Island.

 

On the boat 

 

  • Guided breathwork and icebath experience 

  • Daily Breathwork and meditation. 

  • Chill on deck with our crew and your new friends, stargaze and then let the calm water gently rock you to sleep.

  • Laze about on the hammock and enjoy the sea breeze.

  • Enjoy delicious hot meals and snacks.

  • Help the crew with sailings 

  • Day five - Pirate party!!  (BYO – Alcohol & mixers – No glass bottles or red wine please! )

Back to port : 3 pm on day 5 at Coral Sea Marina