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Derwent Hunter Day Tours

Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7124
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Tallship Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from the Whitsundays
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Tall Ship Reef Adventure. Day Sailing on board the Australian legend Derwent Hunter. Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. Help sail, snorkell fringing reefs, explore coral atolls of Langford Reef and Bali Hai. Multi award winning for adventure and eco tourism. Departs Airlie Beach.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina South, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7124
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was lucky enough to spend a day on the Derwent Hunter in October 2017. A brilliant day out. Would highly recommend this ship if you are after a relaxed atmosphere, and an authentic sailing ship, (which will sail under sail if the weather and...More

Thank MelA642
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review, great to hear about your day :-)

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a day trip on the Derwent Hunter on 15 Jan - it came highly recommended by the team at the campsite we were staying at, they said it was the best and they were right! We loved the trip out to the reef,...More

Thank Suzanne R
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wonderful to hear that we were able to form part of your honeymoon memories, many thanks for your kind comments, and we hope to see you back one day:-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day, great crew,really knowledgeable, big fun, good food and they had Swiss roll. Highly recommend it.

Thank Craig R
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the taking the time to review us, we really do appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the Derwent Hunter day tour on Christmas Eve 2017 and it was fantastic. The Whitsundays are beautiful and it was fun sailing through the Whitsundays on the Derwent Hunter. The staff were friendly and very laid back. One of the staff members...More

Thank Cindy B
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Cindy for trusting us with your Christmas Eve, great to hear that you had a wonderful day. All the best for 2018 :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Derwent Hunter is a magnificent vessel, well preserved with attention to detail. The all female crew (including female skipper) were extremely professional and worked well as a team. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the male deckhand who subjected most of the passengers...More

Thank Scubababenq
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on your trip. We always value feedback both good and bad. We will certainly address your comments with our male deckhand, of course, being a sailing and snorkeling tour there is a necessity to have rules to keep everyone safe...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop looking for tours and book yourself on the Derwent Hunter!! There is no other experience like it 😀 My friend and I went out on the Derwent Hunter to celebrate christmas eve and it did not dissapoint! Sea turtles swimming, sailing a ship and...More

Thank Chris N
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for trusting us with your Christmas Eve! and thanks for such a lovely review. Wishing you all the best for the New Year, from the Derwent Hunter crew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good tour on the Derwent Hunter, a very beautiful sailing ship, but we didn’t really sail. We were using the engine 90 percent of the time and just hoist the sails 2 times during the day. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable....More

Thank Fred_611
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a good tour, occasionally on days when winds are very light we need to use the motor with the sail or we quite literally would go backwards against the tide. We absolutely sail as much as mother nature allows, it is our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent today on the Derwent Hunter with two snorkeling stops that were fantastic. The crew was superb --efficient, competent, courteous, informative and passionate about the reef. Food was plentiful, beer (not included) was cold, other guests were enjoyable, great day! I wish it had...More

Thank Jennifer B
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for reviewing us, and especially your kind comments about our crew. Hope you can sail with us again and join some of our many repeat sailors :-)

Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was our first time on a sailing ship and we were not disappointed. The friendly staff were always on hand, you could help with the sails if you wanted or just sit back and enjoy the peaceful sail around the Whitsundays stopping at 2...More

Thank valeriemary2017
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

First time, and hopefully not your last :-) great to hear that you enjoyed you day!

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Upside of no wind: glassy waters and easy travel. Downside: inability to experience a true sail! Derwent crew were welcoming, friendly, helpful and informative. They involved our children (ages 7 & 9) onboard through the day (help hoist sails, steer the boat, knot tying), and...More

Thank Kim A
Jo L, Owner at Derwent Hunter Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi Kim, thanks for the review glad you all had an amazing day. Good excuse to come back on a windy day too!

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Maggie G
17 February 2017|
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Response from Jo L | Property representative |
Hi Maggie, We take a maximum of 39 guests (25-30 on average), there is no formal "chair'seating but plenty of cabin top space to sit.
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sillyassfog
3 April 2016|
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Response from Jo L | Property representative |
Hi Paul, thanks for , the message, great to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much. We now offer day trips sailing in the Whitsundays, if you want a couple of days we do combo with ocean Rafting called "Thrill n Chill" for... More
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