Eureka Catamaran, Australia

Excellent crew and service

“The captain and his assistant were very knowledgable and friendly. The itinerary had to be flexible due to weather, but we were ha…”

Kimberly K, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Captain-owned boat with 30 years of sailing experience
  • Unique Ocean Racer design, Eco-certified
  • Snorkeling equipment included

An 18-meter-long, supercharged, state-of-the-art sailing yacht, Eureka cruises the sparkling waters of the Whitsunday Islands. The Eureka takes guests on an authentic racing boat experience with a streamlined and smooth finish. Eureka can host 12 passengers onboard in 2 private double cabins and a spacious shared cabin. This boat has abundant space on the main deck with an aft deck that can be sheltered with a waterproof cover large enough to keep everyone dry, making it the ideal sailing yacht under all weather conditions. The air-conditioned saloon area has a flat-screen TV and a Netflix connection, doubling up as the captain’s navigation hub and indoor dining area where all meals are served by highly experienced crew members. The captain of Eureka is a seasoned sailor with 30 years of experience.

Eureka carries all snorkeling gear on board. The skilled crew leads snorkeling excursions to some of the most thriving fringing reefs along the inner parts of the Great Barrier Reef around the Whitsunday Islands. Apart from the white sandy beaches of the famous Whitehaven Beach and bushwalking trails to Hill Inlet Lookout, guests can escape to more secluded locations and visit hidden caves and other island lookout spots. Eureka offers guests a hands-on sailing experience, is suitable for everyone above 8 years of age, and can take younger children upon pre-approval.

Call us, or book online today for your unique trip to the Whitsunday Islands aboard the speedy Eureka.


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Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Soft drinks.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 18 meters
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 1

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Eureka Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
    7.7
  2. Crew
    9.7
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Activities
    9.7
  5. Value
    9.7
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kimberly K
  • United States United States
Great people

The captain and his assistant were very knowledgable and friendly. The itinerary had to be flexible due to weather, but we were happy that we were able to go snorkeling. It was not as much snorkeling as I wanted, but I don't think the captain had much control over that. The food was fine - better than average on a small ship I would say. My main complaint was that sleeping was not comfortable. We had one of the cabins, but it was incredibly stuffy even with the door and window open. Other people had bunks that were right in hall near the bathrooms, so they did not sleep well, either. It was still a great experience overall.

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We like the staff and the locations we visited.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amelia M
  • Australia Australia
A fantastic experience for excellent value

This is a wonderful way to see the islands - much more leisurely and personal than a larger day trip tour, yet more economical than chartering a totally private boat. You're in good hands with experienced skipper Mal and helpful guide/deckhand Tom, who run as safe, well-informed, and well-catered an experience as you could wish. I was so excited for this trip and it absolutely delivered. With three days at sea and a small group of fellow travellers, you have plenty of time to enjoy skimming the waves in breathtaking surroundings, exploring the islands at your own pace, and relaxing on deck under the stars. Bring sun-smart clothing (not just sunscreen) so you can enjoy the stunning views from the deck all day. We had two of three snorkelling sites completely to ourselves. There's plenty of wildlife to see as well (always the highlight for me!), including turtles, dolphins, sea eagles, small sharks and rays, and reptiles and birdlife on the islands. Take in every idyllic moment of this cruise - and take plenty of photos!

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Lots of wildlife, friendly and knowledgeable crew, great value for money
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kerry D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wonderful experience with great people

The snorkeling and Whitehaven beach were highlights. Great skipper who knew all the best spots

Recommended for
Sailing, Snorkeling and sunsets on the beach
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kerry D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wonderful experience with great people

The snorkeling and Whitehaven beach were highlights. Great skipper who knew all the best spots

Recommended for
Sailing, Snorkeling and sunsets on the beach
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Larissa M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
A wonderful time with friendly staff, beautiful places and good food

Beautiful snorkelling spots, friendly staff, Whitehaven Beach, delicious food

Recommended for
Snorkelling, food and Whitehaven Beach
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nnamdi O
  • Italy Italy
Great Experience

The highlights were snorkelling on the reefs, the sunsets, the moonrise, and the crystal clear water and beaches of Withsunday!

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People, Experience, Sunsets