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Sailing the Whitsundays - Tall Ship Sailing

  • 2 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : WDSSOL

The best way to explore these 74 stunning islands is on board one of the many sailing boats that depart from Airlie Beach. There are a number of different types of boat to choose from depending on whether you are looking for a more intimate experience, an adventure on the high seas or a party boat. With an overall length of 127ft and 100ft of deck space, Solway Lass is huge! It'll accommodate up to 30 guests and includes shared cabins and private doubles, with or without ensuites. Lay in the bow net, swing on the tarzan rope, or enjoy a glassbottom boat coral viewing excursion - it's got it all!

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Day 1 Airlie Beach

Be pre-warned - the itinerary is subject to change due to tides and any other weather conditions. If you have a special location you'd like to visit, mention it to the crew and they'll do their best! On Day 1, be picked up in the evening from Airlie Beach - the Solway Lass sets sail from the marina at 7.30pm. The boat will make its way across the Whitsunday Passage for an overnight anchorage and a delicious, but late, dinner.

Day 2 Tongue Bay / Whitehaven Beach / Hook Island

Wake up to the sight of heavenly islands and head to Tongue Bay. Take a guided bush walk to a picturesque lookout point and then head over to Whitehaven beach for a few hours of lounging beachside, exploring, and swimming in the warm waters- you'll never feel so relaxed. At mid-afternoon, set sail for Hook Island for tonight's overnight stop.

Day 3-4 Hayman Island / Caves Cove / Airlie Beach

After breakfast, dive into the crystal waters and snorkel or dive amongst the vibrant coral reefs. In the afternoon, make your way to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island for a drinks and food on Coral Beach as the sun sets. Paradise. Spend your morning on Day 4 snorkelling and then sail to Caves Cove for a swim and lunch. Then, prepare for sea legs on dry land (don't fall) as it's back to Airlie Beach at around 4.30 pm.

Day 1-3

The durations differ as well with trips from 2 days/1 night up to 3 days/3 nights and everything in between. You will also have a choice of departure dates or you could leave your trip open dated - just be sure to call in advance when you are more sure of your plans to book a space on the boat of your choice. Ask your STA Travel Expert which option best suits your budget, requirements and itinerary. Fancy something a little different? Want to channel your inner Jack Sparrow? Well sometimes size does matter and what better way to prove it than on this historic and impressive tall ship. Combining style, space and the heritage of sailing, this century-old ship is truly impressive. Built in 1902, Solway Lass has been beautifully maintained and provides leisurely-paced fun sailing tours and the opportunity to meet a range of passengers from all over the world.

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  • TRIP NAME: SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS - TALL SHIP SAILING
  • DURATION: 2 DAYS
  • FROM PRICE: $540
  • TRIP CODE : WDSSOL
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Linen with bath towelsSnorkelling equipmentAll, including morning and afternoon teaWhatever style of sailing you decide is for you, the boat will be staffed by a skipper and crew (how many depends on the size of the boat) and all your meals, including snacks, are included and freshly prepared daily by the crew. There is often the option to scuba dive whist onboard – either from the boat directly or by meeting up with a specialist dive boa ...

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