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Frequently Asked Questions

When does Prima depart?

Prima offers three weekly tours departing at 1:00 P.M. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our two night tours return at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays respectfully.

What if I get seasick?

The waters around the Whitsundays are sheltered by the many Islands and Prima sails inside the main reef so this makes the water calmer. Feel free to take seasick tablets but most of the time the conditions are really quite mild and offer great easy cruising.

Do I need to know how to sail?

Not at all! Our experienced crew are there to do the sailing for you. However if you’d like to get more involved with the sailing experience just let them know and they’ll teach you the ropes and get you helping out too.

What if the weather is rainy or cloudy?

While the weather in the Whitsundays is typically glorious, it does occasionally rain! Trips aren’t cancelled due to a bit of rain or not enough sunshine - after all we can't control the weather! However, depending upon conditions we rely on the judgement of our experienced crew to select the most sheltered sailing passages and the most calm destinations and anchorages to ensure your maximum comfort is always considered.

What is this about “Stingers”?

There will always be many jellyfish in the worlds oceans, however at certain times of the year two particular types of "stinging" jellyfish may inhabit these waters. To minimise the risk of being stung and to care for your safety “Snorkelsuits/Wetsuits” are available for hire at the boat upon departure. We suggest guests wear them whenever in the water. They’re lightweight and very comfortable and offer protection against the stingers and also the sun allowing you to swim and enjoy the beautiful waters and aquatic life all year round.

What do I need to bring?

A hat, sunscreen, swimwear, beach towel, thongs/sandals, sunglasses, any alcohol you may want to drink and a happy smile! Pack light clothing but do remember a lightweight jumper as the nights may get a bit cooler.

What does Prima provide?

Delicious freshly prepared meals, experienced fun crew, fresh linen, bath towels, snorkelling gear, all local marine park fees and charges. As Owner/Operators we take the time to ensure those personal touches.

What are the local fees and charges?

Fees are charged by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Queensland Parks and Wildlife for entry into the Marine and National Parks and administrative costs. The fees are part of the Environmental Management Charges required to help maintain the facilities and keep researching best practice ways to sustain this unique environment. Marine and National Park fees are included in the tour price.

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