Anaconda III : 3 day 3 night Whitsundays & Outer Great Barrier Reef
Spend 3 days & 3 nights sailing the Whitsunday Islands & Outer Great Barrier Reef. Anaconda III is a fully equipped dive vessel, air conditioned, with a fully licenced bar on board. This mega yacht will take you on a highly comfortable sailing experience
Passengers = 32 max. Crew = 6
Whatever your priority Anaconda III offers you the best possible way to experience 3 days and 3 nights of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands in Air Conditioned comfort and style.
At almost 30m (98 ft) in length Anaconda III is a MEGA YACHT! Snorkel, scuba dive, enjoy beach games or just relax in the sun at magnificent Whitsunday Island destinations like Whitehaven Beach, Manta Ray Bay, Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island and of course the amazing Great Barrier.
The crew will make you feel at home the moment you step aboard, they are amongst the Whitsunday's best, apart from being experienced professionals their main objective is to ensure you have plenty of fun, explore new wonders, meet new friends and have a safe, comfortable adventure.
Anaconda III has large spacious deck area, 2 saloons and 12 en-suite air conditioned cabins (max 4 share) with fresh linen provided.
Included in the price of your trip is a free Scuba Dive experiance for beginners. All diving activities on board are conduted by Queensland premier Ausi SCUBA facility.
We take pride in the fact that all meals served on board are prepared by our onboard cook. With prior notice we also cater for any special dietary requirements. Anaconda III has a licensed bar on-board so sorry no BYO Alcohol is allowed
Bannana’s are bad luck on boats. This is an old ancient nautical superstition that still exists today. You can bring extra snacks or your favourite exotic fruit if you wish but please leave the bannana’s on the mainland!
Day 1 - On departure an evening snack of cheese platter with carrot sticks, celery sticks and dry crackers and dip.
Day 2 - Buffet Breakfast with a variety of cereals, bread or toast, with a variety of jams and spreads. Juice, Tea and coffee (available all day). Lunch; A smorgasbord with a selection of cut meats. A fresh salad made with tomato, lettuce, cucumber and mayonaise is supplied along with fresh bread rolls. Sunset Snack - a yummy cheese platter with dip, carrot & celery sticks and crackers. Dinner - Roast Chicken with herb stuffing. Trimmings are steamed Vegetables, a creamy cheese pasta and golden roast potatoes. Desert - a rich chocolate Bavarian treat
Day 3 - Buffet Breakfast with a variety of cereals, bread or toast, with a variety of jams and spreads. Juice, Tea and coffee (available all day). Mexican Lunch! Fresh tacos with a spicy beef & bean filling. Side dishes are steamed rice and coconut rice, fresh salad, salsa, sweet chilli sauce and sour cream. Sunset Snack - a yummy cheese platter with dip, carrot & celery sticks and crackers. Dinner - BBQ’d fresh fish in a marinade of herbs, garlic and butter. Fresh salads, garlic bread and tasty mashed potatoes. Desert - Australia’s favourite creamy cheese cake.
Day 4 - Buffet Breakfast with a variety of cereals, bread or toast, with a variety of jams and spreads. Juice, Tea and coffee (available all day). Lunch - Quiche Lorraine accompanied by an Italian pasta made from Spanish onions with capsicum and a selection of fresh salads.
We can cater for people with intolerances or for a vegetarian diet as long as you are specific when booking. Special diets require advance notice. Strict vegetarians should pack a few of their favourite staples.
Every trip itinerary on board Anaconda III is unique as the Skipper must take into consideration a number of factors such as tide, weather and mooring availability. While no itinerary is set in stone the crew will get you to the best possible destinations at that given time! *weather permitting. Given ideal conditions, the itinerary below would resume.
Destinations you should expect to visit: Whitsunday Island (Whitehaven Beach), Bait Reef (part of the Outer Great Barrier Reef), Hook Island (Luncheon Bay), Hayman Island (Blue Pearl Bay)
Other possible destinations to visit: Butterfly Bay, Langford Reef, Mackerel Bay, Maureen's Cove, Border Island and many more!
DAY 1 - Depart Abel Point Marina at 7pm
As you board Anaconda III, you will be greeted by the friendly crew and offered a glass of bubbly to kick-start your adventure! A designated crew member will give you a tour of the vessel and show you to your assigned cabin. Once all passengers have boarded and settled in, it's time to set sail into the night. Get to know your crew and other passengers over a couple cold beverages and nibblies. Enjoy the thrill of sailing under the stars as you make your way to your overnight anchorage. Your Skipper will find a calm, protected bay so that you can enjoy your night's sleep.
DAY 2 - Whitehaven Beach and Hook Island
Thanks to all the travelling you did the night before, you are now right where you want to be to ultilise theentire day! After a delicious buffet-style breakfast, your crew will take you over to the southern end (less crowded area) of the infamous Whitehaven Beach. Take part in beach games and activities like cricket, baseball and beach volleyball or simply kick back and soak up the sunshine. Join our guided walk to the Southern Whitehaven 'look-out' which will give you breath-taking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays. After 2 - 3 hours of beach fun, you will re-board Anaconda III and get ready to sail to the top end of Hook Island. Don't worry, the crew will have a hearty smorgasbord lunch awaiting your arrival!
Take in the scenery as you sail the length of Whitehaven Beach and other islands towards the top of Hook Island - there are many spectacular bays within this region to choose from. Once we have arrived to the destination (usually Luncheon Bay), your crew will prepare you for all in-water activities. This is the most ideal time and location to give scuba diving a try for the first time - you will start from a calm and shallow beach until you are comfortable, with the vibrant reefs only a mere 10 meters in the distance. Certified divers should not give this dive a miss! Your experienced dive guide will show you all the best that this underwater region has to offer. After an afternoon full of water activities, you will sail your way to Bait Reef, anchoring in a protected coral lagoon.
DAY 3 - A full day at the Outer Reef, Bait Reef
Enjoy a sensational day of snorkelling, scuba diving, sun and food; all whilst at the heart of the World's largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef. With so much to be seen, you will find yourself having a hard time getting out of the water! Bait Reef is the primary destination for Anaconda III, offering numerous top dive sites, unparalleled to anywhere else in the World. Wind down the day with some great food, crisp drinks or perhaps a night dive?
DAY 4 - One last snorkel/dive and return
Depending on conditions and timing, Anaconda III will sail from Bait Reef to Hayman Island (Blue Pearl Bay) either the morning of day four or the previous night. Either way, you will get the chance to visit the Whitsundays 'fish bowl', Blue Pearl Bay. Whether snorkelling or scuba diving, you will be overwhelmed with the number and colours of tropical fish and other marine life that populate this bay. Don't miss the crew's fish feeding which often attracts Elvis, the large Maori Wrasse who dominates the region - probably the biggest and most friendly fish you've ever seen!
A two hour sailing journey will lead you back to Abel Point Marina, where the journey finishes. Keep those eyes peeled for the 2 hours as there's always the chance of spotting dolphins, turtles, sea snakes, sharks and possibly even humpback whales (July - October)!
Stinger Suit Hire - $22 (pay on the day)
SCUBA DIVING! Great opportunities for both certified divers and first-timers
Scuba dive amongst the coral playgrounds of the Great Barrier Reef!
For the serious diver, we offer up to 6 dives; some at the beautiful Fringing Reef among the Whitsunday Islands and some at Bait Reef, part of the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
If you are not a qualified diver but would like to experience the thrill of scuba diving, our fully qualified and professional instructors will be happy to introduce you to the amazing underwater world amongst the coral reef.
Introductory Dive Prices:
- 1 Dive $65
- 2 Dives $125
- 3 Dives $180
- 4 Dives $230
Certified Dive Prices:
- 1 Dive $60
- 2 Dives $115
- 3 Dives $165
- 4 Dives $210
- 5 Dives $250
- 6 Dives $285
Night Dives for certified divers are an extra $15 per dive for the torch, batteries and cylumes.
Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety, your Dive Instructor requires that you have a Divers Medical Certificate if you have/had pre-existing medical conditions (included in the list below). If you do not have/or have had any of the listed conditions, you will not require this documentation. Regardless of anything, it is always at the Dive Instructor's discretion whether or not you can participate in the Discover Scuba Diving program.
Please read the following questions carefully:
- Do you currently have an ear infection?
- Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
- Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
- Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
- Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
- Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
- Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
- Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
- Do you have behavioral health problems or a nervous system disorder?
- Are you or could you be pregnant?
- Do you have a history of colostomy?
- Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
- Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
- Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
- Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
- Do you have a history of diabetes?
- Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
- Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
- Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?
If any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.
In Airlie Beach, a Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from The Doctors, located at the following address:
The Doctors,1/287 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach