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Address: Shingley Drive | E3, Northern Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+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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The Best Boat Trip Ever!

My boyfriend and I booked our day out on the SV Domino sail boat as part of our short stay in Airlie Beach. No deposit was required. On the day of the trip, we met the crew at... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

My boyfriend and I booked our day out on the SV Domino sail boat as part of our short stay in Airlie Beach. No deposit was required. On the day of the trip, we met the crew at the meeting point at 8.15 and realised that we were the only passengers for the day. They had no issues taking just... More 

1 Thank Stefania V
Dorset, UK
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Yacht takes 8 only guests so if you want a personal, professional, experienced and relaxed trip this is the one for you! Reg, Julie and Remy were the perfect hosts. We were truly spoilt with perfect weather, enough wind to travel by sail and lucky enough to be the only clients so a private charter for us. Having had coffee... More 

Thank Murvic
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we were met at the marina by Julie. We were then taken onboard and received a warm greeting by the Skipper Reg and deck hand Remmy. The sailing experience out to the island was amazing and such beautiful views along the way. We had the opportunity to snorkel for two hours... More 

Thank Leanne B
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Reg and the crew of Domino made the day sailing a truly enjoyable experience. A well maintained vessel, knowledgeable and friendly crew made for a memorable and relaxed day. Small numbers really did make it personal and worth our time. Highly recommend! Tad

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner found this trip faultless, the food was great, nice to just have 7 people on board not overcrowded at all.. Reg was a legend very amusing and were really sorry can't remember the French man name who works with Reg onboard but he was lovely very attentive, had a great time snorkelling best buy for me... More 

3 Thank Josh H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were on the same cruise as Robert K (below). The real advantage was the small number of passengers - eight people plus Reg and Guillaume which created a better atmosphere. Despite the need to motor out to Black Island, the journey was relaxing. Stinger suits were supplied and are a must for snorkelling at this time of the year.... More 

3 Thank David B
Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

My small daughter and I had a wonderful day sailing with Reg! We came from Paris and what a breath of fresh air to sail in the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands. It was lovely to have such a small group and be treated like true guests! Julie (Reg's better half) made a scrumptous lunch for us which we ate on a... More 

1 Thank le0n0r6
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a great day we had. We noticed all the good reviews and as I wanted to experience a good sail I convinced my wife to come too. She loved the whole trip and the skipper Reg and his deckhand Guillaume made us really feel welcome on the boat. Unfortunately we had to motor out to the island. A lovely... More 

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 

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