New Horizon

$429 2 Days / 2 Nights Backpackers (18-35's) 32 Passengers

Departure / Return

Departs: 2:00 pm - Mon, Thu & Sat
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Returns: 11:30am - Wed, Sat & Mon
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Pricing Options

$429 / Person - Shared Accom (02 Feb 2020 to 31 Mar 2020)

Combine socialising and adventure with relaxation and leisure...

New Horizon continuously boasts great reviews, and for good reason. As one of our most popular 18-35's tours, this beautiful yet traditional ship sails around the most gorgeous bays for you to enjoy pristine snorkelling, scuba diving and stand-up paddle boarding. While on board why not try out the giant inflatable waterslide, jetboating or banana boat riding. With so many additional activities to try out, the fun on New Horizon never ends. 

Highlights

  • Lounge area for movies and relaxing
  • Jet boat rides and banana boat rides available 
  • Stand-up Paddleboards and inflatable waterslide
  • Comfortable and spacious vessel with air-conditioning
  • Delicious meals including morning and afternoon tea
  • Snorkelling gear and wetsuits provided
  • Hot showers and fresh linen
  • BYO Alcohol

Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach
Enjoy plenty of time at breathtaking Whitehaven Beach, relax on the bright white silica sands making up the 7km of this magnificent beach and swim in the clear blue azure waters. Whitehaven Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a beach getaway while in the Whitsundays. It must be seen to be believed.

Hill Inlet Lookout 
Explore the wilderness on a guided bushwalk and take in the natural beauty of the Conway National Park as you journey to Hill Inlet lookout. The swirling sands of Hill Inlet Lookout are one of the most famous views in the world. As one of the most photographed places in Australia, it is an example for all things beautiful in the Whitsundays. 

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
Explore some of the best reefs in the world! Enjoy the vast array of spectacular marine life on offer, marvel at the abundant colourful fish and variety of beautiful corals that make up some of the world famous Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. New Horizon also offers passengers the wonderful opportunity to scuba dive. This is available for both certified divers and intro divers.

  • Scuba Dives are $65pp (introductory or certified).

The price includes all gear hire and dive instructor. Intro divers are subject to age, conditions and medical questions. Certified divers need to bring their dive certificate. All diving MUST be pre-booked and paid for on board.

Water Sports
Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to have some fun on the reef while you're at anchor! Hop on and cruise around the reef seeing it from a new point of view, hanging out above the surface in the warm sunshine. This fun activity is the newest and funnest way to experience the calm waters of the Coral Sea while on board New Horizon. You can also get the adrenaline pumping by zipping down the mega inflatable slide, or test your inner pirate by daring yourself to 'walk the plank.'

True Blue Sailing have recently partnered with Pioneer Jet to offer guests two new water sport activities to try out: jet boat and banana boat rides! Available on Day 3 of the tour, these optional activities do not need to be pre-booked, and are payable on board the vessel.

  • Jet boat ride is $35pp
  • Banana boat ride is $20pp

Layout

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Layout
New Horizon Floor Plan

All accommodation is open-planned with shared amenities. 

  • Shared Single: Single bed (sleeps one person), usually a bunk bed
  • Shared Double: Double bed (sleeps two persons), usually with a single bunk on top

Sample Menu

Day 1
Snacks: Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips, dips and cheeses
Dinner: Oven baked fish served with herb and lemon dressing on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, alongside homemade crunchy coleslaw and fresh Aussie Damper and crusty bread rolls

Day 2
Breakfast: Tea and coffee, a selection of breads, spreads such as honey, Vegemite and peanut butter. Fresh fruit platters as well as toasted muesli and cornflakes
Lunch: Selection of cold meats, salads, homemade pesto pasta salad, tuna and sweet corn salad, a selection of cheeses and crackers and fresh baked crusty rolls and wraps
Dinner: Papa Steve's famous Spaghetti Bolognaise, cheese and a crunchy salad with freshly made garlic bread
Snacks: Aussie hot dogs with cheddar cheese and onions as well as chips, dips and cheeses

Day Three
Breakfast: Tea and coffee, a selection of breads, spreads such as honey, jam marmalade, Vegemite and peanut butter. Tropical fresh fruit platters as well as toasted muesli and cornflakes.

*Please note that this is a sample of menu and is subject to change. Most special diets can be catered for upon request, please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

More Information

What To Bring

Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). A zipless souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat's check-in office for a few dollars. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for onboard purchases. Feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles, please.

This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

Also, please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats' departure to check in, please ask us for more details.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Mega slide
  • Use of SUP boards
  • All Marine Park fees

What's Extra

BYO alcohol (no glass) and scuba diving. Soft drinks, chips and chocolate available for purchase on board.

New Horizon offers onboard scuba diving for both certified divers and those without experience/qualification. Scuba dives MUST be pre-booked but are paid for on board.

  • Scuba dive is $65pp - MUST be pre-booked. 

Jet boat rides and banana boat rides can also be purchased. These optional extras can be decided on and paid for on board.

  • Jet boat ride is $35pp
  • Banana boat ride is $20pp

Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over and they will require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions.

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 behavioural 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.

A Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from:
Whitsunday Doctors Service
257 Shute Harbour Rd (Opposite xBase)
Airlie Beach
Ph: 07 4946 6241

Terms and Conditions

*A $40 per person Public Holiday Surcharge is applicable to tours where the vessel is at sea on Christmas Day or New Years Day.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure.

Please note that in the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

Also, please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats' departure to check in, please ask us for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations will incur a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 60-30 days of travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 30 days of travel will result in a 100% cancellation fee. A $40 per person transfer fee applies to ALL name or date changes. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season if you are delayed or cannot travel.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

19 Guest Reviews (See All)

"I had fantastic time on..."

45 days ago

"I had fantastic time on board New Horizon, loved the crew and the diving board the best. We had an awesome scuba dive with Ellie and even got a visit from a mother and a baby dolphin at night" - Louise

"This trip was everything I..."

59 days ago

"This trip was everything I asked for and more! My friends and I had the best time on the New Horizon Tour. We were with the most amazing group of people who are now lifelong friends. Special thanks to Ellie for putting up with me on my first ever scuba dive experience. We even found nemo! Thanks again, hope to be back soon!" - Emily

"I had so much fun..."

59 days ago

"I had so much fun on New Horizon doing my first ever scuba dive. I was a bit nervous but the crew helped me to relax and were so patient with me. I even got to see and swim with turtles for my first time. It was great to meet other travellers my age as well." - Melissa

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