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Address: | Abell Point Marina (South marina), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 427 882 062
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Providence V is a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner which offers day and sunset...

Providence V is a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner which offers day and sunset sails in the Whitsundays.

DAY SAILS

Catch the breeze on a tallship and set sail on one of our day sails for snorkelling at one of the best spots in the Whitsundays.

(Thurs/Fri/Sat/Tues) Sail to Blue Pearl for a snorkel and then relax on the sandspit at Langford Reef . Morning tea, snorkelling and lunch on the beach before swimming with the turtles. Afternoon fruit platter as we head homewards. Fully licensed. Learn how to belay a cleat, sweat the mainsail or just chill on deck and snorkel . We supply all snorkelling gear and stinger suits.

(Sun/Mon/Wed) Sail to Whitehaven. Walk up Hill Inlet to photograph one of the world's most photographed beaches. Lunch on board before we head off to Dumbbell Island for a beautiful snorkel with colourful coral and teeming with fish life.

TWO-DAY SAIL: Why not combine a package with a two-day sail. Then you will see much of what the Whitsundays has to offer.

SUNSET SAILS (Thurs/Fri/Sat/Tues)

Slip into the sunset in style on our trademark sunset sail. Complimentary glass of bubbles and nibbles - what a perfect way to begin the evening. Combine with a gourmet dinner package at Peppers.

We also offer private charters which include Christmas parties; Hens N Bucks; Corporate Charters and Weddings. We are fully licensed.

Providence Sailing welcomes you on board.

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We had a completely amazing day. All the staff were great, and so nice. Chilling out on a gorgeous sail boat all day with some great snorkelling and Whitehaven beach thrown in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Helen A
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Penang, Malaysia
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Penang, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a completely amazing day. All the staff were great, and so nice. Chilling out on a gorgeous sail boat all day with some great snorkelling and Whitehaven beach thrown in. The weather wasn't the best, but we couldn't have had a better day!

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Thank Helen A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful boat & the best sailing experience as we helped the staff first set the sails when we were setting off. We had the best time snorkeling at two separate spots & I managed to see my first ever turtle! The staff are so friendly and genuinely want you to have the best experience and even let... More 

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Thank Molly E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great sailing cruise. A relaxing morning spent sailing, a walk to see the view of Whitehaven beach, followed by the most beautiful swim at Whitehaven. This was followed by lunch as we changed location to Dumbell Island for snorkelling. Then another leisurely sail back to Airlie Beach. It was wonderfully relaxing. Made even more relaxing for me when... More 

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Thank chachax4
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review and only too happy to help. As a small family owned business, we really try hard to help our guests. We travel a lot too and know how important it is to have a helping hand. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This was incredible. I very rarely right reviews but this one had to be an exception. My partner and I went on a few tours through the Whitsundays and this one was the best by far! All costs are included in the upfront price compared to other boats who request that you pay extra for drinking water, sting protection suits... More 

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Thank RebeccaLouiseBoehm
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Rebecca and so good to hear and glad you felt it was a highlight of your holiday here. There's nothing worse than hidden costs. Being a boat with small numbers we also find it's easier to get to know everyone and love meeting our guests. Thanks for the great review. More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

If you would love to spend 6 hours in a boat and only 2 hours snorkeling, then this might be for you. I would definitely recommend getting a speedboat to the real reef. The boat is moving too slow, no comfortable seats, catering is quite low cost (no bottled water and skinny wrap acting as "barbecue", really?!). The only nice... More 

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Thank BGLIFE
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are a sailing boat and as such speed is not the main factor for us so I am sorry if you were looking for something faster. We don't provide bottled water as it's an environmental polluter. We do, however, provide chilled water in eskies and paper cups. More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a day trip, had an awesome time. The best snorkelling I have ever done. Then some relaximg beers for the ride back. Thanks to the crew for a great day.

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Alex for your review and relaxing is the way to go....will pass on your thanks to the crew. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great little cruise pick up from accommodation by crew and head off out of the harbour with sunset ting at least 1hr after departure plenty of time to rest relax and enjoy the sailing. Refreshments include a glass of champagne on departure or soft drinks, water is always available and top ups of the champs is a very reasonable price.... More 

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Thank Diahann C
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Diahann. Glad to hear you loved the sail and appreciate the review. Lindsay More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We expected an old, beautiful boat, and it really was. The crew was so friendly and told us a lot about sailing, the islands, fish etc. We helped putting up the sails, this was a good experience. Our trip was a whole day trip to Whitsundays.We loved being on the boat, even though it was going so much more slow... More 

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1 Thank Pernilleoe
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and you are right sailing is certainly our focus. There isn't a half day trip that I know of as the islands are a distance from Airlie Beach but glad you enjoyed the day. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I had been on these type of trips before and was let down but this trip was just great. We were picked up by a lovely lady and met her husband when we arrived . They owned this beautiful boat.We were given lots of useful information, served champagne on arrival and a lovely selection of cheeses crackers bread and dips.... More 

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1 Thank Pauline J
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Pauline. I think I might have been the 'lovely lady'. I enjoy meeting all our guests doing the pickups. And Ellen and Kieran are a good team. Thanks for sending us a review and hope to see you next time you're in the Whitsundays. More 

Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We went on a day trip on that beautiful wooden sailing boat and went snorkelling twice. There were only a few and very friendly and young people aboard. The food (wraps and quiche for lunch, little biscuits or cheesecakes for breakfast and fresh fruit on the way back) was very nice and the crew was very friendly and fun. We... More 

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and also it's really descriptive and lets people know what to expect. Really glad you enjoyed your day. More 

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