Monday 8 June 2009

New 2 day Whitsunday Sailing Adventure

Barefoot Cruises Australia has just increased their range of sailing and cruise products in the Whitsunday’s with the 18 metre ex racing yacht Apollo III. Launched in January this year this sailing holiday operates a 2 day 1 night experience and is aimed at the time poor traveler who still wants to experience the highlights of the Whitsunday’s, those on a budget and those who are not sure that 3 nights at sea is for them.

The cruise visits Australia’s famous Whitehaven Beach and guests also have the opportunity to snorkel the magnificent fringing coral reefs of Hook Island. Being a fast ocean racing yacht she is able to cover these distances fairly quickly and therefore is able to offer a number of different experiences over a short time period. Catering for a maximum of only 12 guests, this is a small group hands on experience. Guests are encouraged to participate with setting the sails, grinding the winches and taking a turn at the helm.

Costs for a single berth is only AUD$319 with doubles available at AUD$339 per person. Price includes meals, morning and afternoon teas, linen and snorkeling equipment. There are 3 departures per week from Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Further information is available from

Barefoot Cruises Australia. PO Box 519 Airlie Beach Qld 4802 Tel: 07 49461777
website: or by e-mail

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