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Summertime: Snorkel Kayak Relax

Why we Love Summertime Whitsundays

Sea kayaking, sailing, exploring the World Heritage Listed Whitsunday Islands, visiting Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef provide an action packed Summertime Whitsundays adventure.

Summertime Whitsundays has been lovingly restored and immaculately maintained white retaining all of her old world charm, with classic oiled timbres which are combined with the modern convenience of a fully air-conditioned vessel.

Summertime Whitsundays is the only vessel in the region that allows guests to experience guided kayaking safaris on “sit-on-top” kayaks. This allows the Summertime Whitsundays crew guide you on an eco-friendly exploration of hidden inlets and fringing reefs as a group which is a highlight of this cruise.

Your cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Small Numbers – only 19 passengers
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Look out
  • Guided Eco Sea Kayak Safari
  • Snorkel Fringing Coral Reefs
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Fresh Water Spa / Hot Tub on board



Departs from Abel Point Marina;

  • Tuesday – Friday – Sunday
  • Departure Time: 8:30am
  • Returns: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Check-in: Passengers are encouraged to check in the day prior to travel between 7am-5pm at Whitsunday Sailing Adventures office in Airlie Beach.
What is Included:
  • Sea kayak Safari
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Modern comforts
  • Freshwater Spa / Hot Tub
  • Shared Accommodation on board
  • Private Cabin available
  • Freshly prepared meals on-board
  • Fresh Linen for each guest
  • Snorkelling Equipment & Wetsuits
  • Marine Park Fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Best Destinations including Whitehaven Beach

What you need:
  • Footwear for short hikes
  • Appropriate clothing (in winter pack a hoody/jacket for evenings)
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Alcoholic Drinks BYO (No alcohol is sold on-board)
Please Note:
Every guest is issued with an eco-bag upon check-in at the Whitsunday Sailing Adventures office when checking in. This is to pack your belongings and these bags are permitted on board only.
Summertime Whitsundays Itinerary:
Airlie Beach → Airlie Beach | Departs Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

Experience the glorious Whitsundays and explore the best parts of the islands with your Summertime Whitsundays cruise. Enjoy opportunities to snorkel, kayak, sail and bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout for those perfect photographs.

Summertime Whitsundays offers the chance to experience real sailing and your crew will make every effort to make sure you get to enjoy this thrill as you make your way around the islands! Feel the power of the wind as you make your way from one place to the next, enjoying the world as it passes by.

Snorkel among the colourful and diverse fringing reefs of the Whitsundays. Stop at several snorkel destinations and compare different reefs, witness colourful corals and tropical fish and hopefully spot some turtles!

The Whitsundays only eco-friendly ‘guided’ kayak tour is available on Summertime. Two-person inflatable kayaks give you a chance to explore the marine park in a whole new way. Paddle your way around the calm coves of crystal clear bays  and see the coral and fish from above. Wash up on Whitehaven Beach in your kayak, explore the 7 kms of silica sands and relax for a while, before kayaking back to the boat for lunch.

Summertime Whitsundays pride themselves on freshly prepared and home made foods.

Note: There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience.
Accommodation and Meals
  • Available Cabin and Sleeping Arrangements:
    – 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
  • Meals & Allergies:
    – Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered
    – Gluten Free incurs a surcharge of $10 – Please confirm on booking
    Strict Vegan diets cannot be catered for at this time
    – Please ask us any questions about dietary requirements.

Luggage and Packing
  • Every guest is issued with an eco-bag to pack their belongings. These bags are permitted on board only.
  • Luggage Storage is offered at WSA’s check-in office at a one off minimal charge.
  • BYO alcoholic drinks allowed on this vessel

Important Information
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English.
    A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience.
    If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. 
    In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

We recommend you purchase travel insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations
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The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

✓ Eco Certified Ecotourism

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How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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