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Providence Sailing Day Cruises

PO Box 52, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
0427882062
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Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Canggu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had such a great day out, and even took up the offer to help out with the sails and have a steer! Lunch was delicious, the staff great fun and the scenery simply stunning! Recommended highly.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We booked the Sunset Cruise and upon arrival at the boat we were advised by Francesco, the deckhand, that we were going to have the boat to ourselves! A Private Charter!!! And for a fraction of the cost that you'd normally have to pay for such:) Alan, the skipper, arrived shortly afterwards and off we went... Plenty of lively and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a great time on Providence! After originally planning to head out to the reef for a dive, a last minute cancelation meant we were without anything to do for the day. We found Providence and could not have been happier we did. Even in quite choppy conditions the boat held strong and cutting the motors... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I booked a sunset cruise for our three anniversary. One hour prior to the cruise departing, we made contact with Providence to confirm the cruise was going ahead, we were advised that not enough people had booked to go on the cruise that day so the cruise wasnt going ahead. This is fair enough as they have... More

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chapel hill, nc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were in Australia with the family during this July, and we did the outing with our 5 children - it was absolutely a highlight of the trip! The lunch cruise was fabulous - tea was yummy, lunch was great, excellent time. The trip is definitely more for the sailing, as the snorkeling is pretty good - we did see... More

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We had really strong winds for a super fast sunset sail. Our lady Captain and her able crew gave us a real sailing experience. It was good to see the sun going down behind Magnetic Is and the stars coming up as we sailed back. For those who might get a bit queasy I suggest you take something to prevent... More

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We did the sunsest cruise for our wedding anniversary and it was really lovely. Staff are very friendly and the boat is beautiful. We were served some bikkies and dip and a free glass of sparkling wine on arrival and drinks are available for purchase. My husband was able to help hoist the sails which was a bit of fun.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Went on the lunch cruise with three friends. Very friendly, competent and fun crew. Went around to Radical Bay with sails up but with motor operating. However, we came back under sail for a good part of the way, which was the real highlight of the trip. The snorkelling at Radical Bay is really very poor, with no discernible live... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My Husband and I did the lunch cruise offered by Providence Sailing. We were lucky that the weather was calm and we had smooth seas. The boat ride was a pleasure with the sails up for visual effect and the motor taking us around Magnetic Island. The crew of three young men were very friendly, chatty and helpful. My stomach... More

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Frog in the City of Churches
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Went on the afternoon 2 1/2 hr cruise, probably not the best value for money Friendly staff, ship well maintained but used the motor the whole way due to time restriction which is a shame, would have enjoyed even just 10mns sailing with motor off! had opportunity to help putting sails up which was nice and the choice of snorkeling... More

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