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S.V. Domino

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Address: Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4948 0084

Day sail to the 'Best kept secret' of the Whitsunday's, Bali Hai Reef,...

Day sail to the 'Best kept secret' of the Whitsunday's, Bali Hai Reef, located in the Whitsunday group of islands in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Queensland, Australia. Bali Hai Reef, is the most exclusive pristine reef in the Whitsunday Islands. Sail, explore, swim and snorkel with the most environmentally friendly cruise the Whitsunday's has to offer. 14.8 nautical miles from Airlie Beach is 'Bali Hai' is a tropical secluded paradise with magnificent fringing reef. Experperience real sailing in the Whitsunday's aboard DOMINO, a fast comfortable Lidgard 36 cruiser racer, one of the first displacement racing yachts built in New Zealand of double skin kauri by John Lidgard in 1976. Domino is owned and operated by Reg Eggers. As an owner, Reg takes great pride in ensuring guests treasure the experience sailing in Australia aboard S.V.Domino. It is the best experience the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Be part of a group of only eight passengers or private charter the yacht for the day, catering for only small groups, this eco tourism experience will be cherished forever. One can also be part of the sailing, take the helm and have a go. Reg, is a New Zealand Coastal Master and also a Master Class 4 for those thinking of buying or hiring a yacht. Reg has a wealth of information to share. Domino departs Abell Point Marina at 9am and sails to 'Bali Hai'. Spend at least 2.5 hours on the island for lunch, snorkelling and exploring, then casually sail back to Airlie Beach arriving at approximately 5pm. Day sail in a group costs $180.00 per person, all inclusive of lunch, light beverages, EMC charges, snorkel gear etc. Private Charter rate for Skipper, crew and DOMINO, all inclusive is $1200.00 per day. ( prices effective 1 January 2014)

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We went out on the SV Domino on a rainy and windy day. It was an awesome trip with nice snorkeling and very good food on whitsunday island. The boat was a small sailing yacht and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on the SV Domino on a rainy and windy day. It was an awesome trip with nice snorkeling and very good food on whitsunday island. The boat was a small sailing yacht and we were only 8 people. If you like sailing you're the right person on that boat. We would definitely recommend this trip!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is just for you Skipper Reggie and your apprentice Guillaume. We had a brilliant day with these too top blokes. Relaxed, fun and very attentive. The sailing was exhilarating, especially on the return trip ;-).............. the snorkeling brilliant, and the lunch the best we've had on a day out. If you've never sailed before this is the trip... More 

Thank Tim G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, a wonderful day sailing - and an excellent meal - with snorkeling really just a bonus. Skipper and mate were friendly and helpful; crossing was easy (about 2 1/2 hours each way) even with 30 knot winds. Everything you need was included in the price, from sunscreen to stinger suits to soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a wonderful day with Reg and Dale on the S.V. Domino. They were very attentive hosts and great to talk to. They sailed us to the beautiful Bali Hai Island where we snorkelled and were provided with a great meal on the beach. We were lucky enough to see a turtle and hand feed enormous fish which came and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Having never been on a sailboat in my life, this was an awesome experience. Reg and Dale kept everybody happy with drinks, snacks and interesting conversation. The island was empty and snorkelling and lunch and even a little exploring was great. I was traveling by myself and it was a small group and it worked out really well. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

06/10/2016 Ryan and Amy spent a magical day on the water with Reg and Dale, the boys gave us such an amazing experience in sailing with strong winds to add to the experience, great knowledge and commentary along the way, a hideaway island that was ours and ours alone for the day, and incredible snorkling. Lunch with prawns, salmon, chicken,... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks so much for having us !!! Had the best day with the best crew and people, highly recommend! Anyone who doesn't want to go on the big touristy boats go on this on! Family owned and amazing views and snorkelling !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Reg and Dale were great hosts and took us to a beautiful isolated snorkeling spot where we saw magnificent coral and fish. The seafood lunch provided on the island was first rate, and the sail back in the afternoon with a good fresh sea breeze was top notch! The guest size on board of only 8 people made for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We really wanted to go sailing in the Whitsundays because it is such an iconic thing to do on a trip to Australia, but neither of us had sailed before and we are past wanting to join a party boat full of backpackers. Then we read about SV Domino. It looked and sounded perfect and it met and exceeded all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had pre booked our trip and on the day there was a family of 5 with us. My wife has polio in one leg and Reg and Dale made her most welcome and ensured that she was well looked after. It was the first time that we had been on a yacht and it was a great day out.... More 

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