Boomerang (2 Day 2 Night)
Boomerang (2 Day 2 Night)
Boomerang is a 28 passenger racing yacht built for speed to travel around the Whitsundays. With its sister boats British Defender, Condor, and Broomstick, all of these racing yachts will cover 100s of kms over 2 days and 2 nights, with the option of scuba diving, and learning to sail aboard each one, all the while visiting the important sights on the Whitsunday islands. They usually have a very social athmosphere too. Popular with big group tours such as Contiki.
Departs 2pm, Monday Thursday Saturday.
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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.
One of our most popular tours for travellers in their 18-40s and those young-at-heart.
The extra night spent onboard compared to the sister 2 Day / 1 Night Maxi yachts allows us more time at locations or more destinations to discover - depending on what Mother Nature has in store for us with her winds and tides.
You will explore islands, visit the magificient Whitehaven Beach, stop for snorkelling on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands. For guests who want to be involved, they can help set the sails and have a turn on the wheel. The Captain and crew will provide interpretive information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park. This tour is Eco Certified.
Boomerang is 83ft / 25m long
Built safe and sturdy thanks to Around The World racing experience
Permits to Whitsunday Island walks which bigger group operators cannot access
Plenty of shade beneath our deck awning when at anchor
Hot showers and plenty of space beneath deck