1 Day Eco Sailing Safari from $175

Go Sailing

Get involved and say a real Aussie Tall Ship

Eco- exploration

Explore pristine Islands, Beaches & Reefs with Eco-conscious crew

 Fun day for everyone

Derwent Hunter offers a fun experience for singles, couples and families

 Eco-Certified Eco-Tourism Award:

Eco Certified Advanced Eco-Tourism Operator


From 8.00am - Daily

Why we Love Derwent Hunter Eco Sailing

Set sail on the adventure of a lifetime on the multi award winning Derwent Hunter. Get involved sail a real Aussie Tall Ship and experience the romance of sail. Take time to relax and explore pristine islands, reefs and beaches with our friendly eco-conscious crew.

Your Derwent Hunter Eco Sailing will include the following highlights;

  • Beautiful Whitsundays Destinations
  • Sail a Real Aussie Tall Ship
  • Snorkel Fringing Island Reefs
  • Help Collect Conservation Data
  • Discover Wonderful Marine Life
  • Eco Guide Talks
  • Yummy Food
Derwent Hunter Inclusions
  • Sail 22m long Derwent Hunter
  • Best Destinations
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Fees
  • All snorkelling equipment and wet suits
  • Smorgasbord Lunch
  • Morning and Afternoon Snacks
  • Eco Guide
  • Lots of Fun!
  • Courtesy Bus Pick Up
Derwent Hunter Itinerary

Visit a private mooring at pristine Langford Reef. Walk ashore on the Whitsunday Islands only sand cay and enjoy plenty of time snorkelling on the fringing coral reefs. Snorkel access is from the beach making it easy and safe for all abilities. Look out for turtles, Ospreys and the numerous reef fish who call this area home. Our second snorkelling location is Bali Hai, a beautiful secluded beach surrounded by fringing corals and sea life.

The Derwent Hunter also assists with marine research and guest have the option to get involved and help the crew collect data for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GRMPA) Eye on the Ref program helping to maintain our pristine Great Barrier Reef. 

Back on board the ship, enjoy a hearty smorgasbord lunch freshly prepared on board, before helping to raise the sails and head back to shore across the Whitsunday Passage, with a cold beer or wine in hand from our licensed bar.

The all inclusive price covers snorkelling equipment, all meals including morning and afternoon snacks, snorkel suit hire, marine park fees and a courtesy bus pick up.

07.30am – Meet at Abell Point Marina South Village next to Barcelona Restaurant (courtesy pick-ups are also provided)
08.00am – Depart Abell Point Marina South Village in the heart of Airlie Beach. Set sail across the Whitsunday Passage, help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenery
10.30 am – Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea, with chocolate cake, biscuits and seasonal treats before heading ashore at Langford Reef & Bali Hai for snorkelling and beach combing. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities.
13.30 pm – Return to the vessel for a delicious buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and tropical fruits
14.00 pm – Depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday Passage. Buy a drink from our licenced bar and enjoy afternoon cheese & fruit platters as you sail home
16.30pm – Returns to Abell Point Marina South Village for bus pick up


Departs: 8.00am - Daily from Abell Point Marina, Arie Beach 

Returns: 4.30pm

Free Courtesy Pick-ups can be arranged.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

6% of every tour sale is used to fund the purchase of threatened tropical forests worldwide creating nature reserves through our partner the World Land Trust where David Attenborough is it's long standing patron and staunch supporter.

This internationally recognised and highly regarded organisation has been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over 500,000 acres (2 million square km) of tropical forest and other threatened habitats through conservation projects around the globe.

Why is our conservation project so good?

The awesome thing about our project is that you become actively involved in the conservation effort too!

Funding happens when you book tours through Tree Hugger Travel and every time your cumulative total reaches AU$ 750, We fund the purchase of one thousand square meters of wildlife habitat.

You, our customer, made this happen therefore you get to choose which country project to support.

With every purchase we make, you, our customer, will receive a personalised certificate of appreciation and beautiful gift pack from the World Land Trust.

For more information check out our "Conservation Projects" page.

Derwent Hunter Eco Sail

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.


Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.


Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction actions but are not necessarily measuring their carbon footprint.

Important Info
Optional Extras
  • Alcoholic Drinks, Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on tides, weather and other circumstances.
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 25 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 48 Hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Bookings | Prices | Enquiries

Choose your options here and book the way you prefer;

Derwent Hunter Eco Sail (Adult)$195
Derwent Hunter Eco Sail (Student/Backpacker Card Holder)$175
Derwent Hunter Eco Sail (Child)$99
Derwent Hunter Eco Sail (Family)$525
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Inclusive of all marine park fees and taxes
Student/Backpacker Card Holders - ID Cards must be presented at check-in or full fare will be charged.
Child: 4-15 years | Family: 2 Adults - 3 Children
Prices valid to 30th March 2018 and in Australian Dollars (AU$)
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