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Whitsundays Sailing Experience on America's Cup Yacht Southern Cross

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    Departs 8am returns 5:15 to 5:30pm. Please check in the day before departure to select pick up time and location!

    With a coach pickup from your accommodation house to the marina, we depart from Abell Point Marina at 8am.

    Enjoy morning tea and crew commentary of the surrounding islands, then before you know it, we have arrived at our first destination, Tongue Bay on Whitsunday Island.

    Using the tender, guests transfer in groups over to the beach, and then one of the crew will guide guests along the path to the Hill Inlet Lookout. Here guests take in the spectacular view of Australia's number one beach, marvel at the shimmering swirling sands covered by crystal clear waters.  Don't forget to ask the guide to take pictures of you with this famous background.

    You will then have time to explore the beach, before being welcomed back onboard with a delicious lunch. Setting sail once again for the voyage to our snorkel location. Snorkel equipment and stinger suits will be issued, before the crew provide a snorkel briefing and instruction on the snorkelling site. With temperatures rarely dropping lower than 21°C, this is a very comfortable snorkel location, with tropical fish and corals blanketing the ocean floor, the odd turtle and dolphin also can’t resist saying hello.

    Around 3:30pm we set sail for Airlie Beach, switching off the engine and by the power of wind sailing across the Whitsunday Passage.  The crew will serve afternoon fruit and cheese platters.  Arriving back in Abell Point Marina between 5-5:30pm, and our courtesy coach will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation.

    Please be aware, this itinerary may change if the winds are strong.  While most of the year we enjoy prevailing S.E trade winds, sailing is also dependent on the winds.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The boat was clean, the crew was amazing, the best food gets served (and you don’t even need to wash your dishes 😉) and they offer activities like paddleboards, a slide and take you to nice snorkeling and (optional) diving places. You can also sing...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Moniek1708
    Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

    What an epic 2 night we had on the boat the team elle Collins rhys irelene have made our trip amazing from the food to the knowledge thank u so much guys

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank dannimaisie19
    Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

    This was something I was very excited to do, and the experience lived up to the beauty of all of the photos you see online! However, this tour took us to Whitehaven beach at high tide. The iconic swirls of sand were covered by water...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Miranda J
    Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

    We originally booked the Eureka 2 (14 passenger) sailing boat, however less than 24 hours before departure we received an email saying our vessel has changed to The British Defender (28 passenger). The trip itself was a good experience. The first day we sailed to...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank louiseluckie
    Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

    Just had an amazing day trip on SOX. We swam, we snorkeled, did a bush walk had a wonderful lunch and came home sailing our heart out. The team were experienced and really friendly, food great, company the best 😊. Met some great people, weather...More

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