Is snorkelling gear hire included in the cost?
Snorkel gear is available on-board for use throughout the day at no extra cost (mask, snorkel, fins and stinger suit), however you are welcome to bring any personal snorkel items if you wish to.
How long is the stay at Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island?
There will be approximately 3 hours to laze on the beach or jetty, cool off and explore spectacular fringing reefs or take part in some beach fun.
What do I bring?
We recommend you bring a camera, hat, sunscreen, a small amount of cash for purchases at the bar plus any beach toys, snorkelling equipment & a towel (jacket during winter).
Is Scuba Diving available on this tour?
Scuba diving is not available on this tour.
Can I take my stand-up paddle board?
No, for the safety of all guests the use of SUP’s is not permitted.
What food is included?
An individual morning tea and lunch pack is included for each guest. If you have food allergies or specific dietary requirements, please advise our team at least 48 hours prior to departure and where possible we will endeavour to meet your request.
Can I bring a fishing rod?
No, Orpheus Island is a green zone.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
All SeaLink vessels are wheelchair accessible, for toilet use travel in the lower cabin is required. Access to Yanks Jetty however is not wheelchair accessible, passengers will need to be able to make their own way on/off the vessel by foot via a steep ramp.
I’m travelling from Magnetic Island, do you provide a pickup for this tour?
No, unfortunately this takes too much time out of the tour itinerary. SeaLink will however provide Magnetic Island guests with a complimentary return ticket to make their way to Townsville prior to the tour (7:00am service at the latest). Tickets are available for collection on-board on the day of travel, please show your booking number or travel itinerary.
Can I BYO alcohol?
All SeaLink vessels are fully licensed venues, all liquor must be purchased and consumed onboard (BYO liquor is not permitted). Carriage of Liquor from our vessels to the shore is not permitted whilst disembarking. Our on-board bar is open for the duration of the tour for the purchase of light snacks and refreshments (alcoholic drinks available from 10am).
Will I get seasick on this tour?
This is an open water cruise and you will experience sea motion. We recommend you eat lightly before and during the cruise. Travel sickness tablets are generally most effective if taken prior to the departure. Please dress according to the weather – it will often feel colder at sea. Smoking is not permitted on board.