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Whitsundays Day Sail, Snorkel and Dive - Illusions 2

Join us for a day of Whitsundays sailing aboard Illusions 2 and see why past customers have said we are the best day cruise in the Whitsundays!

Highlights

  • Small group numbers (max. 20 guests)
  • Guaranteed more snorkel time than any other vessel in the Whitsundays!
  • Perfect layout on the deck for sunbathing
  • Scuba Dive options
  • Accomodation pick up and drop off

Join us for a day of Whitsundays sailing aboard Illusions 2 and see why past customers have said we are the best day cruise in the Whitsundays!

Illusions has been operating in the Whitsundays for over 20 years. Illusions has been owned and operated by Josef since 2004 doing the same trip for all that time, to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island and Langford Reef. This gives you the best experienced crew to help you get the most from your day.

A day aboard Illusions 2 features:

  • Small number of passengers, maximum 20, so room for all to sit
  • Relaxed areas for lying down and sunbathing. 45% of the vessel is covered to give you protection and shelter from wind, rain and sun
  • We can guarantee 100% that you will spend more time snorkelling than any other day vessel in the Whitsundays
  • We are not a racing vessel, or claim to be the fastest boat, but we can say we are the most relaxing. Being a stable catamaran you can even make a cup of tea while we are under sail.

    We give you the choice of great snorkelling and the opportunity to have a go at a beginners dive. But if you are a certified diver we will give you a memorable dive in the Whitsunday.

    We conduct these dives with an emphasis on 100% safety, conducted by us, not contracted

    out as some boats do.

    Both of the crew are qualified skippers and two of the most experienced dive instructors in the area, with a combined total of 10,000 dives between them.

    We are not a fishing boat but from time to time we do drop in a line and have caught some decent size fish at times.

    Things to note:

  • Pick up: 7am
  • Depart: 7.30am approx.
  • Sailing to one of the best snorkelling and dive spots in the world, Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island and then snorkel with turtles at Langford Island
  • Return: 3.30 to 4.00pm
  • What’s included:

  • Full snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins, noodles and life jackets if required)
  • .

  • Diving equipment is supplied
  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch
  • Free tap water is available
  • Courtesy bus pick up and drop off
  • Also available:

  • Stinger Suits: free, Wetsuits: $10
  • To Buy at competitive prices: soft drinks and alcohol (fully licensed – do not bring your own)
  • Scuba diving – Introductory dive $75, Certified dive $70, Second dive $50
  • What to bring:

    Sunscreen (preferable reefsafe), hat and towel, wind breaker/jacket (highly recommended but we do have some available on the vessel), water bottle, cash or credit card for extras (eftpos available on board)

    Trip depars: North end of Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

    Please do not bring bananas on the boat…..they are bad luck!

    Price: $165 Adult, $85 Child (4-14), $50 Infant (0-3), $440 Family (2a+2c)

    Child 4-14 years $85.00
    Infant 0-3 years $50.00
    Family $440.00

    Duration

    • The duration of this experience is 1 days

    Available Bookings from December 07 to December 13

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in AUD ($)

    Sat 7 Dec
    Sun 8 Dec
    Mon 9 Dec
    Tue 10 Dec
    Wed 11 Dec
    Thu 12 Dec
    Fri 13 Dec

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child 4-14 years$85.00
    • Infant 0-3 years$50.00
    • Family$440.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child 4-14 years$85.00
    • Infant 0-3 years$50.00
    • Family$440.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$120.00
    • Child 4-14 years$85.00
    • Infant 0-3 years$50.00
    • Family$440.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child 4-14 years$85.00
    • Infant 0-3 years$50.00
    • Family$440.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child 4-14 years$85.00
    • Infant 0-3 years$50.00
    • Family$440.00

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

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

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    Kristin Gounder from Australia wrote on 17 July 2019

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    Beautiful relaxing day with excellent snorkeling opportunity. We had both snorkeling spots to our selves!! Kids loved it and our hosts were lovely.

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    Chris Starkie from United Kingdom wrote on 25 September 2019

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    Illusions day tour

    Josef and Naomi provided a beautiful, informative and inclusive day out, suitable for adults and children alike. The catamaran is a serene way to explore the seas and islands that are included as part of the tour. We smorkelled and added introductory scuba diving, both have been the most educational and fun dives we have done so far. So much so that we are looking I to becoming certified. The tour itself was great, Naomi and Josef are highly knowledgeable, friendly and great with kids. Would do it all over again. Thanks guys

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    Adrian Stern from Germany wrote on 22 September 2019

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    Support small and local owned company

    A day Sail, Snorkel and Dive trip around the Whitsundays with the Illusions 2 was definitely a good idea and totally worth it! We were picked up at our accommodation by the Skipper Joseph itself. He's a super friendly and fun guy who's experience on boat and in water is really impressive – ask him anything about the ocean, he knows the answer. At the harbour, Naomi our crew for today gave us a nice welcome and on the boat a brief introduction to everything important. The Catamaran for this trip is very comfortable and equipped with a nice kitchen, room for luggage, toilet and relaxing sunbathing deck. On our way to the first snorkeling island and also on the way back to the harbour, we saw so many Humpback whales! We were really excited as it was our first encounter with these magnificent animals. We could see lots of colorful reef fish at the first island and snorkeling spot. All the equipment for snorkeling was provided by the Illusions 2, so don't worry about that. Back on the boat after snorkeling at the second spot, we got served with a tasty lunch buffet. There were also lots of vegetarian options on offer, which was perfect for us. On the way back to the mainland we enjoyed the sun while taking a nap on deck and ate fresh fruit that were kindly served by the lovely Naomi. Again, it was a great experience and if you want to support small, local businesses than go with Joseph and Naomi on the Illusions 2.

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    James Maddocks from Australia wrote on 24 July 2019

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    Great adventure

    Hi Naomi. Just wanted to thank you and Joseph for such s great adventure today. I really enjoyed your interest in people and the passion you have for the reef and the area. I appreciate the responsibility you take on with baby’s 👶 and beginners. My intro dive was very exciting and Naomi you made it easy with your clear instructions and uncluttered set up. Such an honour to see the reef regenerating and the beautiful giant purple clams. Not to mention whales and turtles. All the best with repairing the halyard. Regards James Maddocks

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    Lynda Chapple from Australia wrote on 21 July 2019

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    Lovely day

    Xxx

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