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Southern Cross Day Sailing to the Whitsundays

 

Book sailing of the Whitsundays on Southern Cross  

Explore Whitsundays Day Sailing Adventure

 Total Price - $179 adults, $129 kids (4-15)
 Family 2Ad+2Ch $549
 Price valid to 31 Mar 2019
 (includes all park fees, lunch, wetsuit hire, local transfers)

 

Departs: 8:00am Daily from Abell Point Marina (South)
Returns: 5:15pm  
 

Minimum of 8 up to 22 Guests         Download Brochure

Southern Cross sailing the Whitsunday Islands  

Explore Whitsundays offers day sailing on Southern Cross.  Sailing to Hill Inlet Lookout,  Whitehaven Beach and an island reef stop.

Southern Cross is truely a racing legend, being built for the America's Cup Yacht as Australia's 4th  Challenger, with sail number KA4.

Today, while Southern Cross still holds the spirit of a racing yacht, considerable modifications have been made to make it comfortable for guests, with features such as a shaded cockpit, comfortable cushioned deck area and downstairs lounge area and guest bathroom.

 
 

  Video of Sailing to Whitehaven Beach

 

 

 Southern Cross Whitsundays

 

 Southern Cross Adventure Sailing Whitsundays

  Southern Cross has a shaded back cockpit area

 

   Guests can help to sail if they want to get involved

Day Sailing Map for the Whitsundays

Southern Cross Day Tour Itinerary to Whitehaven Beach 

Meet at Abell Point Marina South End at 7:45am
Depart from Abell Point Marina at 8:00am
Sail across the Whitsunday Passage
Sail by Hook Island and through Hook Passage
Arrive at Tongue Bay, around 11:00am
Take a guided walk to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach
Follow the path along a board walk down to the Beach
Time to explore the beach and enjoy the pure white sands

 

 Southern Cross Whitsundays

AFTERNOON
In the afternoon, it is time to head back to the yacht for lunch
After lunch motor over to Border Island, just a short trip away,
Time for a snorkel and swim on the amazing coral reefs.
Back on board, and its time to set sail and cross the passage
heading back to Airlie Beach.  Arrive in the marina 5:15 to 5:30pm

The Itinerary will vary, based on the weather and tides and professional judgement of the Captain. Sometimes, we do not make it to Hill Inlet, however we have terrific alternate weather option itineraries available.

 

 
  Guests can go snorkelling on the Coral Reefs 

 Images Tongue Bay, Hill Inlet Lookout Whitsundays
 Map of Hill Inlet Lookout and Track, Photos of Tongue Bay Anchorage, Hill Inlet Walk, Lookout and the Beach.  

 
Guests should pack a small day pack.
Include a hat and sunglasses, swimmers and beach towel.
Guests can BYO drinks. 

For guests who wish to charter Southern Cross for
extended tours, sleeping overnight, the yacht had
an interior & exterior makeover in June 2018 and offers

accommodation in 3 double bunks and 8 single Bunks. 
Perfect for a couple of families or group of friends.

   Download - PDF Images of Southern Cross Sailing 

 

Explore Whitsundays Group - Sailing Adventures of the Whitsunday Islands Queensland
Inbound Tour Operator Licence is 3368695.

Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach Qld 4802
Prices in $aud per person. Prices are valid until 31 Mar 2019.
Some Tours out from 24-26 December incur a local fee of $20-$40 per person.
Cancellation fees apply, please see conditions and terms
Credit Card payments incur a 2% transaction fee.
Please note, prices may increase at anytime or specials may be released based on demand.

Our Whitsunday Sailing Tours Include: Service of Captain and Crew, Meals, Snorkelling Equipment,
Wet Suit hire, Linen (please bring Beach Towel), Marine & National Park Fees. The following tours 
also include Local Transfers from Airlie Beach to the Marina and return: Solway Lass, 
Whitsunday Bliss & Day Tours on Southern Cross, Seasprints Whitsunday Bullet and Express. 
Itineraries can change based on weather and sea conditions and guest safety.

Please pack in a small soft bag. Note most vessels have limited storage space. 
No trolley bags can be taken on board.  
  Solway Lass, Prima and Adventurer do not allow bags with zips on board. 
 Large Bags can be stored at our office in Airlie Beach for a small fee. 

 Whitsunday Bliss does allow for larger soft sided bags. NO trolley bags please.

 What to Pack: 
Swimmers, hat, sunglasses, personal toiletries, beach towel, runners or sandals for the island walks.

 Alcohol: Solway Lass has a licenced bar on-board, so no BYO.
Drinks are sold at reasonable prices.  
 All other vessels
guests can BYO Alcohol and store in the esky on board.