Small numbers and big deck space means you have plenty of room. The big blue deck cushions offer extra comfort. The shaded canopy is great for those wanting a break from the sun. Make the most of the water with two paddleboards. Visit all the icons of the Whitsundays and feel like you’re a part of the original America’s Cup team.
Are you a young-at-heart adventurous traveller who wants to pack in as much as possible? Southern Cross’ 2 day 1 night trip will be perfect for you.
Ideal for those looking for: smaller group sailing adventure
Youngest age onboard: 15
Max Passenger Count: 14
Below is a Sample Itinerary:
Meet your crew at Abell Point Marina at 8am for a head count, to depart the marina at 8:30am. Want to get involved? Why don’t you help hoist the sails, or have a go on the helm? If not, just relax as you cruise over the Whitsunday Passage to Whitsunday Island, all the way to Tongue Bay. Make the short way up the bush walk to Hill Inlet lookout to see that world-famous view of Whitehaven Beach and the Inlet. After taking in those breathtaking views, walk down to the beach itself and enjoy the silica sand. Climb the drift wood tree, say hello to the local marine critters or try beachcombing for shells.
Back onboard, sail north to another island where you’ll anchor just before sunset. Enjoy a drink and pre-dinner snacks and take in the glow as the sun sets over the Whitsundays. After dinner, grab your favourite drink and get stuck into a conversation with new friends.
Early rise for breakfast, then kit up with snorkelling gear, ready to jump in and discover the fringing coral reefs underwater. See tropical fish and maybe a turtle if you’re lucky, as they go about their life. Time for morning tea before heading on to another secluded bay for another snorkel or a beach stop.
After lunch, it is time to set the sails for the final time and head back across the Whitsunday Passage. Arrive back into Airlie Beach at 4pm. (Perfect time to get settled into your accommodation and rest before meeting your new friends out for an after party!)