Come sail the Whitsundays in 2 days and 1 night on "Hammer", the ultimate MAXI experience!
Enjoy an adrenaline pumping sail through the Whitsundays with Hammer. Hammer is a 75 foot Maxi yacht that is a true Australian yachting legend, having won several titles and had five consecutive placings in the world famous Sydney to Hobart race. Hammer carries 23 guests and 3 crew for two days and one night, and promises an unforgettable sailing experience.
This Whitsundays sailing tour is perfect for backpackers, budget-travellers, thrill-seekers, socialites, and those looking for a fun action-packed tour. Your exciting itinerary includes a visit to the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, an incredible snorkel over some of the best reefs in the world and of course, a great party in the evening after your action-packed day to unwind and make new friends. Choose to relax and sunbake on the deck, or get involved and take the wheel, hoist the sails and grind the winches on this famous sailing yacht.
When you only have 2 days to see all of the Whitsundays, speed does matter! Hammer will ensure that no time is wasted as you sail at true racing speeds from one incredible destination to the next!
Book your Whitsundays sailing adventure on the Hammer online with us today!
Wasting no time at all, your 2 day and 1 night adventure cruise begins at 8:30 am, departing from Abell Point Marina. During your two days, you will cover around 90 nautical miles or 160 kilometres. You will begin by sailing across the Whitsunday Passage to Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island. Next you will sail around the southern side of Hook Island, pass through Hook Passage and speed sail your way to Cataran Bay on Border Island.
Afterwards, you will head to the north eastern side of Whitsunday Island to Whitehaven Beach, where you will take a guided bush walk up to the ever-talked-about Hill Inlet Lookout. Don't forget to bring your camera as this will be a view you will want to capture forever. You'll get to enjoy the amazing beach below, taking time to swim in the warm shallow waters. Your crew will proceed to find you a nice and protected anchorage site for a night of fun.
In the morning, you will make you way back to Airlie beach, where you will pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands.
(Please note this is a sample itinerary only. Itineraries are flexible and will differ depending on weather conditions and tides. Itineraries are planned by the Captain considering the safety and wellbeing of guests and crew. If you have a special place that you would like to visit, they will do their very best to see what can be done.)
To confirm your participation, please check in at Explore Whitsunday store one day in advance before 6:00 pm.
Address: Explore Whitsundays, Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach, Qld 4802
Meeting point on the day: Abell Point Marina. Please see your tour voucher to confirm the meeting point.
Please make your way to the meeting point at least 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.
Meals are included. Click see below for a sample menu.
Please note that this is a sample menu and is subject to change and amendments.
Morning tea: Fruit and Lamingtons
Lunch: Bread rolls served with cold meat selection, cheese and salads
Afternoon tea: Homemade nachos served with beans, salsa and sour cream
Dinner: Roast chicken and stuffing served with creamy mashed potato, steamed vegetables, gravy and damper bread
Children cannot take part in this tour. All passengers must be aged 18 years and above.
We recommend this tour for guests aged between 18 and 40.
Please note this tour is conducted in English. To fully enjoy the tour and engage with your fellow passengers, we recommend this tour for passengers who are comfortable communicating in English.
You should be a competent swimmer to take part in this tour.
Tour duration: Depart 8:30 am on Day 1, return at 4:00 pm on Day 2 (approximate times)
This tour requires a minimum of 8 people to operate. In the event that your chosen date does not reach the minimum amount of required passengers, you can choose to take part in the activity on another day, or receive a full refund.
If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.
If you have any medical conditions, please let us know at the time of booking.
There is a shower available on board, however fresh water is limited.
Please note that most trips will still depart if rain is forecasted, with showers generally passing quite quickly. In the case of a storm or high wind warning, it is at the discretion of the skipper to cancel the trip. Guests will be notified as soon as possible and will be issued a refund if an alternate arrangement cannot be made.
If your boat is unable to sail due to mechanical issues or any other reason than the weather, you will have the option of another suitable vessel or being issued with a refund.
Please note that a $20 AUD to $40 AUD per person Public Holiday Surcharge is applicable to tours where the vessel is at sea on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.
What to bring:
Change of clothes
Warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal)
Alcohol (no glass bottles)
Seasickness medication (if required)
Please bring only a small soft bag. Large luggage or suitcases cannot be brought on the vessel.
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please print the voucher and present it on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.
Please note that you need to re-confirm your place on the boat trip 48 hours prior to departure on the phone number provided. You also need to check in at the check-in office located in Airlie Beach on the day prior to departure.