Hammer Maxi Yacht, Australia

Excellent crew and service

“The experience was so unique. It was a great time! ”

Kim R, United States United States
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  • See most of the Whitsundays in a few days
  • Sail at racing speeds to save time
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and snorkel over fringing reefs

Hammer Whitsundays is a large maxi racing yacht fitted with accommodation for guests. Hammer has a mixture of double and single beds situated throughout the boat. These are all shared, dorm-style open-plan rooms. From April to September, the maximum capacity is normally 18 guests, allowing guests to have their beds (single or double). During peak season (October-March), our capacity can reach higher numbers of up to 23 with sharing of double beds. Itineraries are 3 days/2 nights and include visits to the famous Whitehaven Beach, snorkeling over some of the best fringing coral reefs in the world, sunset beach sessions, and chilling in the evening with your fellow shipmates. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, and dessert are included, as well as tea, coffee, and filtered drinking tap water throughout your stay. Hammer is a BYOB vessel (no glass), so guests should bring their alcohol on board if desired.

Tours aboard the Hammer Whitsundays offer up to 5-hours at the famous Whitehaven Beach, allowing ample photo opportunities of the 98% silica sand inlets and dunes, stunning turquoise waters, and Hill Inlet viewpoint. Up to 4 snorkel stops on the fringing reefs are planned for the chance to swim with tropical reef fish and turtles above the colorful reefs. All snorkel equipment and wetsuits are included in the trip. These tours are perfect for adventurous singles, couples, and groups aged 18-45 who are fit and able to move about a boat unassisted. Some under 18s may be accepted on board by request.

Join the Hammer sailboat for an exhilarating liveaboard to the Whitsunday Islands. Book online today.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide.

Optional Extras: 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

  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan Options

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

  • Year built 1987
  • Year renovated 2023
  • Length 22.5 meters
  • Max guests 18 to 23
  • Number of bathrooms 2

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Hammer Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kim R
  • United States United States

The experience was so unique. It was a great time!

Recommended for
Awesome crew, beautiful view and food!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniel B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great little adventure trip

Being practically the only ones on Whitehaven beach, avoiding the crowds.

Recommended for
Views, staff, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Sailing Whitsundays on Hammer

Meeting so many likeminded, but significantly younger than me (77yrs old) Having a great time

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the other guests
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Maryann E
  • Australia Australia
Had an absolute blast!

Meeting new people from around the world. Going to some truly spectacular locations! Having a unique adventure hoiday.

Recommended for
The crew, the other guests, the food, the destinations, the activities.