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Venture aboard Mandrake Whitsundays as she sails 14 guests around the beautiful Whitsundays Islands for two days and two nights. Fall head over heels for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the coral-fringed islands that plunge into the azure waters of the Coral Sea.
Mandrake caters to guests of all ages, sleeping 14 guests and two crew in a mixture of open plan share-single bunks and doubles.
On your first night, drop anchor at a protected spot among the islands. Watch the sky turn scarlet and feast on mouth-watering offerings; all meals are freshly prepared on-board and include spaghetti bolognese, beef tacos, fresh meats, salads, breads, fruits, dips, crackers plus loads more! You won’t go hungry!
Mandrake Whitsundays two-day, two-night tour of the islands can include Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Border Island and Whitsunday Island, with a choice of snorkelling spots at either Luncheon Bay, Caves Cove, Blue Pearl Bay or any of the other awesome locations. Snorkelling equipment, stinger suits/wet suits are all included.
To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.
|TOUR OPERATOR||Oz Sails|
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Airlie Beach|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 2.30 p.m.|
|RETURN TIME||Thursday, Saturday, Monday at 12 p.m.|
| INCLUDED||All meals|
Legendary fun crew
|WHAT TO BRING||In a small soft bag (enviro safe), we suggest that you bring the following:|
|SPECIAL NOTE||Cancellation fees: 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.|
Whether you’re looking forward to snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef or simply soaking up the sun on the sands of Whitehaven or Airlie Beach, OzSail can make it happen. Once your holiday plans are made, you’ll want to be sure your departure information is accurate and up-to-date. We can help.
All vessels leave from Coral Sea Marina (Meeting Point C) under the umbrellas on the right-hand-side of the two buildings. View direction
We advise all guests to call (0499 697 245) and reconfirm their booking 48hrs before departure so we can ensure we have all the necessary dietary requirements/food allergies and ensure you meet at the correct time.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Glass bottles or red wine.
- Sleeping bags or pillows.
- Passport or important travel documents
- Shampoo and conditioner (for environmental purposes)
- Plastic bags (they kill our wildlife and smother our coral)
- OzSail is not responsible for any property you take on board the vessel. In particular, we strongly encourage you to take waterproof cameras rather than expensive digital cameras. Your electrical equipment will be ruined if it comes in contact with saltwater.
If you haven’t already confirmed with us about food allergies and/or dietary requirements, please call OzSail ASAP to modify your booking.
All main meals are included. However, if you think the fresh air might make you extra hungry, you may want to bring some extra snacks as well as any other flavoured drink such as orange juice or soft drinks.
Welcome to the tropics! Although our winters may be cooler, our summer months (November -March) can be extremely hot and humid, especially downstairs on a boat. Unless you are accustomed to living in this climate, you may find it slightly uncomfortable, especially at night when you are sleeping. Please be prepared for this.
ALCOHOL, SOFT DRINKS AND BOTTLED WATER
An alcohol policy is in place on Mandrake. Each guest can take a maximum of 24 cans of beer OR 4 ltrs cask wine (goon) OR 1 ltr of spirits, any more than this will NOT be allowed on board. All alcohol, soft drinks, and bottled water must be purchased prior to boarding your vessel. (Please note, we do not allow glass bottles on board).
WATER, TEA, AND COFFEE
We provide tap water on all our vessels, however, it isn’t cold and some people don’t like the taste of it. During our summer months, we strongly encourage you to bring bottled water. We recommend at least 2 litres per day. Tea and coffee breaks are generally in the morning and afternoon.
If you are not sure whether or not you may suffer from travel sickness, we suggest taking travel sickness tablets. Our trained crew will assist as much as possible in making you comfortable but they are not allowed to provide you with any medication.
Masks and snorkels are all included in the price of your trip and will be distributed at the meeting point.
LYCRA SUITS & WETSUITS
Wearing a Lycra stinger suit will prevent UV exposure and significantly reduce your risk to marine stingers. OzSail requires that all passengers wear a full-length stinger suit or wetsuit if you wish to swim and or snorkel from our vessels.
You will be fitted at the meeting point and these are all-inclusive in your ticket price.
We strongly encourage all guests travel with travel insurance with coverage for the following situations:
- Damaged property (You will be on a boat surrounded by seawater).
- Medical emergencies including ambulance cover
- Travel cancellation & interruption
Please ensure that you read all of the above carefully.
On the date of departure, please ensure you are at the meeting point at Abell Point Marina (South Village) before the scheduled departure time. It is critical that the vessel leaves on time.
It will take you 20 mins to walk to Abell Point Marina from the main street of Airlie Beach. If the ocean is on your right-hand side you are walking in the right direction.
At the end of your sailing adventure, OzSail has booked you a VIP table at Beaches Backpackers at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and drinks followed by free entry and more VIP treatment at Paddy’s Shenanigans, Airlie’s iconic party spot.
We recommend that you get to Airlie Beach one day before departure and leave Airlie Beach the day after you return to land, to enjoy the after-party.
OzSail welcomes your honest feedback to help us to improve our trips and levels of customer service.
FROM ALL OF THE STAFF & CREW AT OZSAIL, WE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WHITSUNDAY SAILING EXPERIENCE!