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Sailing the Whitsundays

Explore Whitsundays Product Updates


NEW Brochure Sept 2018, Explore Whitsundays Sailing, Snorkelling and Island Adventures. Download PDF

BIG NEWS, Solway Lass is changing to a 2 Day 2 Night Tall Ship Tour - Tours depart 5:30pm Sat, Tues, Thurs. Effective 16 Feb. 

NEW Tour, Sundownder 2 hour Sunset Cruise departs Tuesday to Sunday. For further information

NEW Tour, Lady Enid Barefoot Luxury Day Sailing.
Commencing 22 September 2018. For further information

NEW Tour, White Swan 2 Day 2 Night Tour. For further information

NEW Tour, Sea Sprint Express, 6 Hour tour to Whitehaven Beach commenced 15 August 2018. For further information

Southern Cross, Day tours on Southern Cross depart during school holidays. For further information

Schedule Change for Eureka, from 22 January 2019 Eureka will depart 2pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Siska - 22 September  to 29 October 2018.  Siska now looks brand new and is back sailing the Whitsundays.

Whitsunday Blue - 27 October to 19 November 2018. Cruises return 20 Nov 2018.

Whitsunday Bliss - 15 February 2019 to 31 March 2019

Solway Lass - 1 May 2019 to 12 June 2019 (tentative dates)


July 2018, Whitsunday Bullet name change to Sea Sprint Premium Whitsunday Day Tour.

June 2018, Siska - Guest numbers reduced from 24 down to 22.

2 June 2018, Solway Lass has new Standup Paddle Boards (SUPs) availalble for guest use.

14 May 2018, Eureka changed to 2 day 2 night Tours, departing 2pm Mon, Wed. Returns 11am day 3.

14 May 2018, Introductory Sailing Course - Starts Monday each week at 9:00am, finishes 11am Wednesday. NO Wednesday departure.

9 March 2018, Whitsunday Bullet lunch changed from individual lunch pack to a buffet style lunch. Standup Paddle Boards are now available for guests to use free of charge. There are 8 boards on Whitsunday Bullet.


British Defender - 23 August to 22 September 2018.

Southern Cross
 - On Maintenance from 28 May to 26 July 2018. Returns to Days Tours on 28 July 2018 at 8:30am.

Solway Lass - Maintenance completed 1 May to 11 June 2018. Returned to 3 Night tours on 12 June 2018 at 7:30pm.  Solway Lass guests now have access to Standup Paddleboards for free.


The dive operation that provides rendezvous diving services for the Explore Whitsundays vessels has ceased operations.

Vessels impacted by NO Option to Dive include: Whitsunday BulletMaxis 2 Day 1 Night and Maxi 2 Day 2 Night Tours, Solway LassWhitsunday BlissWhitsunday Blue

For the vessels in the Explore Whitsundays fleet that have offered the rendezvous dive service, snorkelling excursions on the fringing coral reefs remains as an exciting activity for guests.

For guests who have booked diving, refunds for the diving will be made.


Agents and guests are advised that on 26 Sept 17, Whitsunday Catamarans sold Whitsunday Adventurer to Craig and Kerry Dibben who own Prima.  Whitsunday Adventurer will be having a departure change effective mid January 2018.

Effective Monday 15 January 2018 Whitsunday Adventurer:

Departs Port of Airlie: 3:00PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Returns Port of Airlie: 1:00PM Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.



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.