- Price in AUD
- All tours are subject to minimum numbers and to weather conditions and so may be cancelled at the discretion of the operator.
- Explore reserve the right to alter the destination pending the weather for your safety and comfort. Times may also need to be changed due to tidal changes.
- Explore will offer alternative days or refunds in the event of cancellations.
- Children must be 5 years and over for this tour.
- Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.
- Prices include any applicable fees for Environmental Management (EMC) and National Parks.
- During our cruise it may be necessary to change the proposed itinerary due to adverse weather and sea conditions. Your crew will keep you fully informed along the way and will always ensure that your journey is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What should I bring?
Weather appropriate clothing, footwear for moderate walking, swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, light jacket, cash or card for any additional purchases, small backpack and water bottle for onshore excursions.
What time can I check in?
Check in commences at 3pm at Coral Sea Marina Lookout Lounge. As our guest you will have complimentary access to the Coral Sea Marina Lookout Lounge prior to boarding. Final arrival time is 4pm to ensure we depart on time at 4:30pm sharp.
How do I get to Coral Sea Marina from the airport?
We has partnered with Airport Bus Whitsundays to provide a preferred airport transfer rate for our guests: One Way $25 | Return $42
What type of menu is available?
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be a buffet style menu based on local seasonal produce. Morning and afternoon teas will include a selection of muffins, cheese, biscuits, and fruit.
Tea & Coffee will be available throughout service times. Please see our sample menu.
Do you cater for specific dietary requirements or food allergies?
Please ensure you advise any special dietary requirements and/or medical conditions at the time of booking. We can cater to most requirements.
Can I take my own alcohol?
Alcohol is available for purchase from our fully licensed bar on board, with a selection of local beer and wine on offer. BYO Alcohol is not permitted.
Are snacks available outside mealtimes?
A small selection of snacks are available for purchase outside of meal times.
Where will the boat anchor for the evenings?
A sample itinerary has been provided as a guide, however the final cruise itinerary will be dependent on the sea and weather conditions. There will be a briefing each evening to
outline the planned activity for the following day.
What on board entertainment, water activities and shore excursions are available?
Island walks, wildlife encounters, kayaking, tender excursions, beach games, swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, cocktail hour, board games, TV. Stinger suits will be supplied
for water activities when required.
Is there Wi-Fi available on board?
Yes, Wi-Fi is complimentary on board for all guests (where service is accessible)
Are children permitted?
Children must be 5 years or over for the Explore Expedition Cruises. Standard per person rates apply to children 5 years and over.
Is there a baggage limit?
Baggage is limited to one large suitcase and one travel bag per person.
How often is the cabin serviced?
Cabins receive a light service daily.
What bathroom amenities are included in the room?
Soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are supplied in all cabins.
What is the bedding configuration and what size beds are in the rooms?
Double cabins have a super king sized bed and twin share cabins have two standard single beds.
Is there a dress code for dinner?
Casual or Smart Casual is appropriate for all evenings.
Are there TV’s in the cabins?
No. A TV is located in the main lounge.
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is only permitted in the specifically designated outdoor smoking area.
Does the boat have accessible cabins & facilities?
Mobility access to this vessel is limited and there are multiple stairways to get between decks. Please contact us for more details if you have limited mobility.
Are medical services available on board?
Multiple crew are first-aid trained, please advise any medical conditions at time of booking and before boarding the vessel.
When is payment required?
Full payment must be made at time of booking.
What is the refund and cancellation policy?
A full refund will be provided if bookings are cancelled 14 days or more before departure. Bookings are non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days of departure, or in the event of a
no-show. Please note, All departures are subject to minimum numbers, sea and weather conditions and Explore Group reserves the right to cancel departures in the event that requirements are not met.
What if there are travel restrictions due to Covid-19?
If the cruise is unable to operate as scheduled, or customers aren’t able to travel, due to Covid-19 restrictions within Australia, a full refund will be provided.
Are there any items that are prohibited?
Dangerous goods must be declared before travel on all Explore Group products and services. This includes but not limited to Gas Bottles, Dive Tanks, Fuel including Kerosene,
Diesel and Petrol. Methylated Spirits and other flammable liquids or substances. We are limited in the quantity that we can carry, please call our team for more details.