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Turtle Discovery - 2 hour Sailing Outrigger Tour

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Join Whitsunday Sailing Outrigger on a 2 hour tour to Pigeon Island!

We paddle and sail past Whisper Bay to Pigeon Island and the local ship wreck, the 3 masted schooner “Whitsunday Magic”. You will have a good chance of seeing turtles, dugongs, dolphins, and plenty of bird life

Tour Features:

  • Experience paddling and sailing a real Outrigger Canoe!
  • Small group numbers – maximum 4 people
  • Water and homemade snacks included
  • Sit back and relax or pick up a paddle and get involved – it’s up to you!
  • Chance to spot wildlife including Turtles, Dugongs, Dolphins and bird life

Your tour includes:

  • 2 hour guided tour to Whisper Bay and Pigeon Island
  • Chance to learn everything you need to know about outrigger paddling and sailing before we leave the beach
  • Water, delicious homemade snacks
  • Sunscreen and spray jacket
  • Lock up area for your valuables provided
  • Photos of your trip included
  • Hawaiian Lei for you to keep

Departure/meeting point: Lagoon Beach, right beside the Lagoon, central Airlie Beach

Duration: 2 hours

Departure Time: We work in with your day, just let us know a time that suits during the morning or afternoon

You just need to bring: Swimwear, hat and clothing to cover you from the sun

Price: $100 per Adult, $85 per Child

Tour confirmed with a minimum of 2 guests. If you are booking as a single person and there are no other bookings for this tour have the option to be wait listed or fully refunded

Available Bookings from October 20 to October 26

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4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$100.00
  • Child$85.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$79.00
  • Child$79.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$100.00
  • Child$85.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$100.00
  • Child$85.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$79.00
  • Child$79.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$89.00
  • Child$85.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Thomas from Germany wrote on 19 December 2017

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Relaxed trip

We had a very relaxed time with Steven, a beautiful day with strange winds, but we could see some turtles anyway. The snack was lovely and it's a really nice way to be close to the sea without 30 other people around you ;)

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Many thanks for your lovely comments. We do love what we do :)

Nicole from Australia wrote on 02 February 2017

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Pigeon island sailing tour

Was amazing, even better with the pouring rain. Saw two dolphins along with about 30 turtles. The hospitality was simply comfortable Love love love love

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Hey Nicole, Great photos. Thanks for taking the time to load them! Yes, great day for turtles:)

Kylie Lopes Floro from Australia wrote on 02 October 2018

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The best experience in Airlie beach

It was a beautiful a relaxing trip. As much paddling or as little paddling as you wanted. Incredible - hundreds of turtles seen. Yummy morning tea was also provided. This trip would be ideal for any age - well behaved 4 year olds to even the elderly - all would love it. Thank you for showing me this beautiful part of Australia!

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Thanks Kylie-we love what we do and we LOVE this part of the world as well :)

Gaye Coles from Australia wrote on 10 September 2018

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Not quite up to the sales hype

I was pretty excited about this tour, up front and personal with turtles on a sailing canoe a chance to paddle or relax. I arrived and shook hands with Steven a pleasant chap who kidnaped my phone (thus camera) and a few other personal items and locked them up on the beach. He gave me a camera to take photos of the scenery and of course turtles with the promise these pics would be forwarded to me or uploaded onto the web page. Ok after a little talk and wait no one else was coming on the tour. The quiet flapping of sails and wind were absent replaced by an noisy little outboard motor as we traversed the bay. We saw lots of turtle heads at a distance that dipped and were gone long before I could really say that was what I was seeing. Hmm I thought the wind might pick up and then we might use the sails and get some much earned quiet and then perhaps we could see the turtles from a little closer. Well Steven continued to tell me a little about the coast and bay explaining which was informative and gave a little onsite into the post cyclone recovery. I was determined to like this quirky little tour given that it was on the water however that lovely lei to keep as a memento I had to ask for, the photos apparently were accidentally lost when there was an attempt to load them. A substantial snack that I really didn’t need but ate 2/3rds anyway. Maybe if it was a group of people it might be a little less awkward and maybe fun or romantic. I recommend you try the tour as it is different and Steven is a friendly bloke but hold onto your camera so you will have something to share and reflect on long after the trip.

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Hi Gaye, Thanks for your honesty. In the past, guests have lost cameras, wallets and car keys, this is the main reason why we lock up valuables. The other key point is that guests don't usually have waterproof phones or cameras, so we provide a waterproof camera. Usually guests are expecting that they are required to pay for photos however when we let them know their photos are loaded to our Facebook page they are relieved and happy. Which leads us to the important point about your photos.....Stephen checked your tour photos were loaded and then deleted what he saw a "double up". This lead to your photos no longer being on the page-he felt terrible about it. I called a friend of mine with Facebook experience and asked if the photos could be salvaged after they had been deleted from the camera. Again, Stephen felt terrible, he realises just how important photos of a well earnt trip are. In our defense as a 5 star tour company for over 5 years, we continued with the one person booked on this tour, other companies would not. We are a credible, friendly family owned and run business showcasing a different aspect of the Whitsunday's that other visitors just do not get to see. Yes, turtles are a fantastic experience however they are not trained and do not appear on command. We are sorry you did not enjoy yourself.

Lauren McLean from Canada wrote on 29 April 2018

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Great outrigger experience

Fantastic trip! Stephen was very professional and helpful! Saw some turtles and enjoyed relaxing on the trampoline! Recommend if you are in Airlie

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That's great Lauren, thanks for taking the time to write the review, we appreciate it.

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