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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 six people - pay only $599 now and $2,998 in total for a breathtaking island hopping adventure instead of $6,400
A bare boat experience let's 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 before 23 August 2014 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
Your package also includes:
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 usb loaded with movies and music
A full safety 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 six people can spend seven days/six nights on a bareboats sailing adventure for a $999 deposit now and a total of $5,194 instead of $11,200
Platinum Package Upgrade
Experience a new level of luxury sailing with a platinum package upgrade! Up to six people can enjoy a four day/three night all-inclusive escape for $599 now and a total of $7,997 instead of $15,995 OR upgrade to seven days/six nights for $999 now and a total of $10,693 instead of $21,499 plus enjoy the following platinum package bonuses:
Snap into holiday-mode from the moment you touch base at the airport with complimentary return executive limo 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 to be prepared and served by your resident skipper including a limited range of alcoholic beverages as well as complimentary Nespresso coffee pods (See our 'Menu' Tab for a glimpse of your possible culinary options)
Make the most of your Whitsunday adventure with complimentary snorkelling and fishing gear and get up close and personal with the brilliantly coloured fish that call the Great Barrier Reef home
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 31 March 2017 (bookings must be made by 30 September 2016)
Surcharges: Please note a surcharge applies to bare boat packages for the July and September school holidays (2014, 2015, and 2016) - A surcharge of $900 per voucher applies for the four day/three night bareboat package; and a surcharge of $1,400 applies for the seven day/six night bareboat package. There are no surcharges for the platinum packages
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 60 days prior to your departure date (please organise payment and payment installment plans with Portland Roads on securing your travel dates)
Booking Guarantee: Book before 23 August 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) we will give you a FULL refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email by 25 August 2014. Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date
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 six people (any combination of adults or children) using the existing bedding (three queen bed cabins).
The bareboats packages only, can accommodate two extra people on a single bunk bed at no additional cost. Please enquire directly with Portland Roads if wishing to bring a seventh and eighth person (subject to availability)
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'
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 Bareboats Packages will board at 9.00am and set sail after a 3 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
The menu provided is to be used as an example of the type of meals guests can expect with the Platinum Package. Please note it is 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
Value has been determined based on the Catamarans published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
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 before 23 August 2014 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, a travel consultant will also assist, if your preferred dates aren't able to be booked, you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account).
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the hotel by e-mail before 23 August 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our Support Team via email with evidence of attempted booking before 25 August 2014 and they will refund your money.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
Please note this menu is provided as an example of what guests can expect with the Platinum Packages and is subject to seasonal change
Eggs Benedict served on warm Turkish Bread with Hollandaise Sauce
Egg and Bacon Breakfast Wraps
Scrambled Eggs with additions of your choice (goats cheese, tomato, etc)
Crunchy Toasted Muesli with Yoghurt (Mango, Berry and Vanilla)
Seasonal Local Fruit Salad
Fruit Toast, Toast and Spreads
Prawns and Mango Salad Platter.
Scallops with Local Seasonal Salad
Cheese, Fruit and Meat Platters
Cold Roast Chicken Platter with Seasonal Salad
Gourmet Open Sandwiches
Warm Crusty rolls with Turkey, Chicken or Ham off the Bone
Fresh salad mix and wraps
Skinless Tasmanian Salmon Fillet cooked to your liking with lemon / lime white wine sauce on a bed of spinach leaves, cracked pepper and lime zest
Tender Scotch Fillet Steak cooked to your liking with a Beetroot and Feta salad.
Fresh Crumbed Coral Trout with Chunky Chips.
Traditional Sunday Roast Lamb on any day you choose with Seasonal Local Roasted Vegetables.
Homemade Beef-burgers, Gourmet Sausages and BBQ Steak with a Mango or Pumpkin Salad.
Homemade vegetable or beef lasagne with a Fresh Mixed Leaf Salad