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Explore the 74 Islands of the Whitsundays with Portland Roads
Discover the pristine beauty of the Whitsundays with an unforgettable four day/three night bareboat luxury sailing trip for up to eight people - pay only $599 now and $2,998 in total for a breathtaking island hopping adventure instead of $6,400 - that's less than $93 per person per day!
No need to rush! Buy now and enjoy extra-long validity until 1 April 2017 - with no blackout dates or seasonal surcharges!
A bare boat experience lets you enjoy total control of your itinerary as you captain your own vessel and weave your way through the Whitsundays' 74 islands with thousands of exciting must-visit locations
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
Want to spend more time on the water or upgrade to an all-inclusive package? See below for more information
Set sail from Airlie Beach's Abell Point Marina aboard your private luxury sailing catamaran featuring three well-appointed air-conditioned cabins with queen sized beds, two ensuites and a master bathroom
Put your masterchef skills to good use and cook up gourmet delights using the boat's modern kitchen appliances and choose to unwind for meals or kick back with a drink on the home-made cedar tables of both the indoor and outdoor dining areas
All linen, bedding and towels for all guests plus a full galley kitchen to cater for your BYO food and drinks
Start your morning off with a delicious Nespresso coffee courtesy of the in-boat Nespresso machine, just bring your own pods
Enjoy the serene beauty of your surrounds on a luxury catamaran equipped with a Bose surround sound system for indoor and outdoor entertainment, Apple TV, smart Samsung TV, Airplay and a hard-drive loaded with movies and music
A full maritime briefing is provided to ensure full confidence on departure - briefing includes sail handling, anchoring, mooring, berthing, navigation, on board safety, boat handling, water safety, boat rules, motoring as well as emergency safety management systems
Glide along the turquoise waters of the Whitsundays with confidence knowing that your catamaran is fitted with autopilot, satellite navigation, electric winches, an electric anchor, safety gear as well as an eight person inflatable tender for getting to and from the shore
Want more time on the water? Up to eight people can spend seven days/six nights on a bareboat sailing adventure for a $999 deposit now and a total of $5,194 instead of $11,200, which works out to less than $93 per person per day!
Platinum Package Upgrade
Experience a new level of luxury sailing with a platinum package upgrade! Up to FOUR people can enjoy a seven day/six night all-inclusive escape for $999 now and a total of $8,960 instead of $17,920 or up to SIX people can enjoy a seven day/six night all-inclusive escape for $999 now and a total of $10,693 instead of $26,880
Also enjoy the following platinum package bonuses:
Snap into holiday-mode from the moment you touch base at the airport with complimentary return transfers from the Whitsunday Coast Airport to Abell Point Marina tailored to your arrival and departure time
Sail along with the local knowledge and expertise of your very own personal skipper - enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary based on your preferences or even play captain for the day
Enjoy welcome drinks on arrival and look forward to all onboard meals as prepared and served by your resident skipper, including a limited range of alcoholic beverages as well as complimentary Nespresso coffee pods
Make the most of your Whitsunday adventure with complimentary fishing gear
The Platinum package also includes all fuel and fees including mooring, marinas, anchorages and marine park
What We Like
Enjoy full control of your itinerary regardless of what package you choose - tailor your journey to your preferences and opt to sun bake on one of the many pristine beaches of the Whitsunday islands, explore the incredible coral reef of the shallow waters or shop up a storm on Hamilton Island - a world of options and stunningly beautiful landscapes await!
Time your sailing adventure with the spectacular whale watching season from June to September - the calm and protected waters of the Whitsundays create the ideal environment for Humpback and Pilot whales (and occasional Migaloo) to give birth to their young - as a result, magnificent whale sightings are extremely common
Sail through the Great Barrier Reef and tick one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World' from your bucket list - invest in an underwater camera (a disposable one will do) to capture the incredibly colourful fish and stunning coral formations of the reef's remarkable ecosystem
Your voucher constitutes a deposit on the sailing experience - your full payment isn't due until 60 days prior to your departure date (please organise payment and payment installment plans with Portland Roads on securing your travel dates)
You can check all the conditions which apply to this deal by clicking on the "Fine Print" tab above
Offer is valid until 1 April 2017 (bookings must be made by 30 October 2016)
Update: As of 21/09/2015, September school holidays and Easter have been sold out
Please note, this voucher constitutes a deposit on the sailing experience, the balance for the respective package may be paid in installments. Full payment is due a minimum of 90 days prior to your departure date (please organise payment and payment installment plans with Portland Roads on securing your travel dates)
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis
Voucher is valid for up to eight people (sleeping existing bedding) when selecting a Bareboat Package or up to four or six people depending on the specific Platinum Package purchased
Portland Roads terms and conditions will apply. Members will be required to fill out a Hire Agreement on arrival, please read through the agreement by clicking here and downloading the 'Hire Agreement'. Must be completed at least 45 days prior to sailing
Please note that the bareboat package does not include airport transfers, fuel, fees (marina, mooring berthing and Environment Management Charge), food, provisions, sail guide/captain or a cook All surcharges are payable directly to Portland Roads
Members may combine up to two vouchers in order to extend stay
Members who have purchased one of the Bareboat Packages will board at 9.00am and set sail after a 4 to 5 hour briefing. Members will disembark on the final day at 5.00pm
Members who have purchased one of the Platinum Packages will board at 9.00am and set sail straight away. Members will disembark on the final day at 5.00pm
Bareboat is valid for up to eight people (any combination of adults or children) using the existing bedding (three queen bed cabins and single bunk beds)
Upgrade: When purchasing a Bareboat Package, you can upgrade to a Lagoon 420 which sleeps 8 people in four queen cabins (no bunks) for an additional $500 for 4 days or $1000 for 7 days, payable directly to Portland Roads
Platinum Package on-board meals are seasonal and subject to change
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at discretion/policy of Portland Roads
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Nights/days must be used consecutively
Voucher must be presented at check-in. Please ensure you mention your package when booking
The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the company's published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependant on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
All activities and services are subject to availability
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
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How to get there
Getting to the Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach is easy! The marina is only a leisurely 25 minute drive from the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine with taxis and buses readily available. The airport is accessible via daily flights from Brisbane and connecting flights from other cities
ABELL POINT MARINA, SHINGLEY DRIVE, AIRLIE BEACH
Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.