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Address: | Abell Point Marina (Kiosk cafe), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: 0427882062
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Providence V is a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner and the only tallship in the...
Providence V is a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner and the only tallship in the Townsville region. Providence V offers lunch, afternoon and sunset sails. Learn how to belay a cleat, sweat the mainsail or just chill on deck and snorkel on magnificent fringing reef. We supply all snorkellig gear and stinger suits. Private charters include parties and kids pirate parties. We are fully licensed. Providence Sailing Welcome aboard.
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A beautiful afternoon on The Providence

We took a sunset sail on The Providence to begin a wonderful week on Magnetic Island. The booking process was smooth and friendly, as was the response when I had to call for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Sue L
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Cairns, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Such a great experience and great way to end our stay at Airlie Beach. We booked in for the sunset cruise and I couldn't recommend a more better company to go with. The staff were great and friendly. They take you out a bit further and the time you are out is sufficient. Perfect for couples.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We´ve booked a day-only trip - and it was amazing. The great crew, great wheather, nice lunch and drinks and a very very nice boat made us feel happy. Thx from Germany!

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Lars. Think you've visited one of the most beautiful places in Australia and glad you enjoyed the day. Lindsay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was an unforgettable day with a small group of passengers and two competent skippers. They brought us safely and smiling over a rough sea in the morning to the gorgeous place where we snorkeled with turtles and had a picknick at the beach, before we relaxed in the sun while returning to Arlie Beach. Thank you for everything, mates!

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Anne. Sounds like you had a great day...Lindsay More 

Glen Iris, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a sensational day out on the water and snorkelling in it with the friendly providence crew. We lucked in with the weather being calm and I suspect you wouldn't be as happy if the wind was up unless you really love your sailing in a yacht built for the 1988 Australian bicentennial tall ships Amanda. That being the... More 

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Day Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Alan for a comprehensive review. Signage is being addressed. And also will remind everyone to bring jacket and sunscreen. Glad you enjoyed the trip. More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a great way to end a day, watching a Whitsundays sunset over an ice cold drink on a tall ship. They played a relaxing selection of music on board while we enjoyed a selection of cheese & dips over a 2 hour journey. Spectacular!

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Day Cruises, responded to this review

That's great Rodney. Good to hear you enjoyed it as we are new in the Whitsundays and glad to hear you had a relaxing time. More 

Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We took a sunset sail on The Providence to begin a wonderful week on Magnetic Island. The booking process was smooth and friendly, as was the response when I had to call for clarify directions to the boat. (If you're at the Nelly Bay Ferry terminal facing the water, turn right and walk 5 minutes along the waterfront until you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I try not to write bad reviews as I know some people have bad days but the day we went sailing we were just so incredibly disappointed after discussing it with people they’ve asked me to write a review on our experience. I recently booked a surprise sailing trip for my best friend’s birthday thinking we would have a wonderful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a great way to unwind, with a champas & nibbles on board an old style sailing boat - perfect scene to watch the sun go down & enjoy the beautiful sunset around the island

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fantastic evening on the boat, the crew and master know all about the island and were happy to share their knowledge.. Great views of Magnetic Island and Townsville from the sea

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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We gave our son and family the lunch time sail for Christmas. They went today and were very disappointed. Firstly there was no wind so it was more a chug around the island than a sail. I realise the weather cannot be controlled but it is advertised as weather permitting, I would assume this would mean wind as well. The... More 

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Address: | Abell Point Marina (Kiosk cafe), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: 0427882062
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 89 - 89

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