Apollo (3 Day 2 Night)
Apollo (3 Day 2 Night)
The James Bond racing yacht of the Whitsundays, with a free 30 minute intro or certified dive included. See the Whitsundays in style, with a maximum of 27 guests, very clean living areas, and the option of learning to sail. You also get longer around the Whitsundays, as Apollo leaves 3 hours before and returns on average 3 hours later than most other two night boats. A great way to see the Whitsundays, and really 3 days and 2 nights.
Departs 9:30am, Mondays and Fridays
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All food,snorkel gear, and park fees are included on 2 day/ 1 night boats. All overnight boats are BYOB, but no red wine or glass is allowed on board.
Every 2 day/2 night cruise from Airlie Beach follows roughly the same path. Each boat leaves Shute Harbour at lunch time, and begins sailing north around the top of Hook Island. Each boat moors here for a little while, and you get to experience your first snorkeling on the Whitsundays! Expect plenty of marine life, and the crews can help identify different species. After the first snorkel, lunch is provided on board, and most dietary requirements area catered for.
After lunch, the cruise heads south, and makes for the calm inlets at the bottom of Hook Island. Here, the boats anchor up for the evening, and you don't need to worry about getting seasick- the inlets block most of the waves. Here, dinner is served, and some boats have blue lights on their hull, which allows you to go dolphin spotting at night. The first night is normally a quiet affair- everyone is only getting to know eachother.
The next morning, the crew wake you up bright and early, and breakfast is served. Some boats head straight to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout, while others snorkel for the morning and head to Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon. This means Whitehaven Beach is never too packed. Hill Inlet lookout is the viewpoint overlooking Whitehaven Beach, and is only a 5 or 10 minute walk down to the beach. At Whitehaven Beach, there is some of the whitest sand in the world, and in the waters around the beach you can spot stingrays, lemon sharks, and many more. Time on Whitehaven Beach varies, it can be anywhere between one hour and three hours, depending on how the group feel.
Lunch and dinner are again provided, and some boats offer scuba diving in the afternoon of the second day. The second night is usually more lively, and certain boats (The Atlantic Clipper, the Maxi Yachts) tend to have a more 'social' atmosphere the second night.
On the final morning, you once again head north around Hook Island and stop for a final snorkel/stand up paddle board/ dive, and finish back in Shute Harbour around lunch time.
3 Day/2 Night Whitsundays Sailing - ALL INCLUSIVE (EMC & S/S)
Apollo: 80ft Ben Lexcen Racing Yacht
Passengers: 27 maximum & 3 crew
-Free introductory or certified dive (min 30 minutes)
-Showers & linen
-Freshly prepared delicious meals
What to Bring:
Wet Weather Jacket is Recommended
Alcohol (NO GLASS AND NO RED WINE)
Warm Clothes for Cooler Nights
-$5 Special Dietary Requirements (eg. Vegetarian, Gluten Free)
-Additional Dives (Cash Only)
Apollo has a proud and extensive racing history listed as follows:
Sydney Hobart one first, three seconds and two thirds. Winner of the South China Sea Series. Apollo has won every major race held on the East Coast of Australia including: Sydney to Brisbane and Brisbane to Gladstone. Apollo set the record for the Sydney to Southport race. Winner of the Kenwood Cup. Winner of the Around Hawaii Island Race. Winner of the Cairns New Guinea Race. Winner of the Hobart to Honiara Race and not forgetting Winner of the 6 grueling Whitsunday Fun Races consecutively.
Famous as a Sydney to Hobart race winner (The first IOR rated Maxi charter yacht in the Whitsundays), Apollo's great speed allows us to depart from Abell Point Marina in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands and sail faster to our various locations. After the excitement under sail youll have more time to relax at stunning Whitehaven Beach with its 4 miles of white silica sand or at Luncheon Bay or Blue Pearl Bay at Hayman Island. These destinations are the pick of the Whitsundays both for their beauty and their magnificent fringing reefs ideal for the snorkelling and diving enthusiast. This means more time at world famous destinations for your passengers.