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July South Straddie Dune walk & Whale Spot

  • Jul 7, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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The July cruise. We leave from Marina Quays International Hotel.  The trip requires a $6.00 part payment fee with your booking.

For those who would like to go on the walk, we will do a walk across the island to the Beach View dunes. If you haven't been for a while come and see what mother nature has done to the sunes.

The full fare is $26.00 with a remaining $20.00 which can be paid on the day.

The meetup time is 10.30 am at the Marina Quays International Hotel for an 11.00 am departure to South Straddie on the Rum Runner. This leisurely trip takes approximately 55 mins with complimentary tea/coffee and cask wine on board.

On arrival we will set out on our walk,  across to the ocean side at The Beach View lookout where we will have a  picnic lunch if you choose to bring your own food.  On the extended walk of around 5 Klms we will keep our eyes peeled for whale activity along the coast. Those who would like to eat at Tipplers can come on the walk and still get back in plenty of time to order lunch.

There is live music at Tipplers. Tipplers is licenced, you therefore can not bring your own alcohol or consume your own food in the licenced area, which is signposted. There are areas nearby where you can consume your own alcohol or of course you can buy your drinks at Tipplers.

There is time to enjoy a bit of unique island atmosphere. We leave the island at  4.00 pm for the cruise home. 

If you have not been to the Marina Quays International Hotel before, please take the time to check the map, it can be a bit hard to find first time.

Your picnic lunch if you choose, water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a spirit of adventure.

We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities. As such, it is up to each individual to make sure they are capable of attempting the event.

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  • Janine

    Big thank you's to all you beautiful people for a wonderful fun day.

    July 8, 2013

  • Linda H.

    Another wonderful day,thanks so much Henk,Desley & Brian.
    It was great to catch up with everyone.
    Thanks also to Bazcam for the great pics as usual.

    July 8, 2013

  • John J.

    Well what a fabulous day! the weather relay turned it on for us, warm with deep blue sky and a zillion beams of sun light reflecting off a turquoise sea. New friends chatting like we have know each other for years, thanks Henk for organizing a beautiful day :O)

    July 7, 2013

  • Maria C

    A great day, as always on Hank's cruises. Thanks.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First visit to South Straddie. It was a wonderful outing !

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Janet

    Another great day, beautiful weather and fun company.

    July 7, 2013

  • Carla

    Hi Henk
    Sorry something's come up for us this weekend.
    Please could you trf our deposits and book us in for the September trip.
    Happy Whale spotting :)

    July 7, 2013

  • Jennifer I.

    Morning Henk- I have had pneumonia -two courses of antibiotics later and I thought I would be all good by now- but I'm not - pls excuse me-

    July 7, 2013

  • Deb C

    sorry, woke up feeling less than well this morning hope to actually make it there next time

    July 7, 2013

  • Fiona

    Sorry can't attend now - family responsibilities

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies as I am unable to attend cruise. Have already paid $6 so hope I can go on the next cruise? Trish

    July 4, 2013

  • Elizabeth F.

    found I was free what better way to spend a sunday !!

    July 3, 2013

  • Elaine B.

    Hi, sorry cannot make it this Sunday after all but would like to book for September 1st if that is possible ..Cheers

    July 1, 2013

    • Henk

      Hi Elaine I'll RSVP you on the September cruise when I schedule it. Cheers

      July 3, 2013

    • Elaine B.

      Thanks Henk...cheers

      July 3, 2013

  • Henk

    We are in the sheltered waters of the Bay so the weather only affects us from a comfort point of view, and the boat is enclosed. We always try to honour our commitment to the boat operator if possible. We subscribe to a daily update from the weather service for South Straddie, this Sunday is looking good. Cheers

    July 3, 2013

  • Aaron W.

    will our trip be dependent on the weather?

    July 2, 2013

  • Natalie W.

    Sorry I made a mistake when I attempted to RSVP, so I have RSVP'ed again for one person. Sorry, I look forward to meet you on Sunday.
    If it is raining is the trip on

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A friend is having a birthday cruise on the same day, also going near Straddie. Maybe I'll see you on the water ....

    July 1, 2013

  • Elaine B.

    Hi, sorry cannot make it this Sunday afterall but would like to book for September 1st if that is possible ..Cheers

    July 1, 2013

  • Dianne O.

    Hi All. I'm not able to attend this time around. Have a dance for me! See you in August. Di

    June 24, 2013

  • Teresa L.

    Sorry guys we are not available this month to join you. Hope you all have a fantastic day. Cheers.

    June 24, 2013

  • Kim

    Apologies. Unable to attend. Looking forward to August. :)

    June 20, 2013

  • William e.

    Anyone from tweedheads I don't know area cheers. Bill

    June 15, 2013

  • misty

    do they let you pay on the day because I would love to come to the next one. have no ways of paying on line.

    June 10, 2013

    • Henk

      Once upon a time everyone paid on the day, but for cruises that need minimum numbers it does not work. Even now 9 out of 10 "no shows" are people who have not paid deposits. Cheers

      June 10, 2013

    • misty

      I am coming to staddie will pay the fee this afternoon

      June 11, 2013

  • Jennifer I.

    cant wait!

    June 10, 2013

  • Colleen Marie Y.

    Will still be away

    June 3, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for July South Straddie Dune walk & Whale Spot

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 7 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: This is a $6.00 pp deposit , the full fare is $26.00 pp. The $20.00 PP balance can be paid on the day. Please see our deposits & refunds policy under "Discussions" in case you need to cancel your booking. All Refund requests are processed after the trip.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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