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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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$126*
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Whitehaven Beach and Dumbbell Island Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise
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$50*
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Whitsundays Sunset Sailing Cruise
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$118*
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Whitsundays Day Sail Blue Pearl and Langford Reef

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Great Day Sailing

I had a great time on my sail with Providence. The captain and first mate were both great guys and made it a fun experience. The time at the beach and snorkeling were great and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
crouchingfeather
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time on my sail with Providence. The captain and first mate were both great guys and made it a fun experience. The time at the beach and snorkeling were great and just being out on the open water on the ship was great fun. I'd recommend Providence to everyone wanting a day sail on an old-style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do, the crew what can we say but the best, the most amazing day ever would book again, if you are up there book a day you will never forget it

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to pick a day that was a bit windy with extremely low tides - which gave us a bit more of an authentic sailing experience than we'd bargained for! However the day was great fun and action packed! The boat and her crew were great - shout out to Josh's tray carrying skills (how this man managed to... More 

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Paderborn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip is very relaxed. You start early in the morning and without rushing make your way up to Whitehaven beach. Before arriving you get a cup of coffee and some small cakes! The coffee was freshly brewed and there was milk and sugar. Also tea, obviously! After arriving in Whitehaven we had time to walk around, go up to... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the company of friends from USA we did one day sailing trip from Airlie Beach out to inner barrier reef. Both the skipper (from Scotland) and his deckhand ( an engineer graduate from sunny Melbourne) could not have been more friendly or helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It shows the dedication of the couple running this adventure when they are prepared to take out as few as 5 passengers on a full day trip to Whitehaven Beach on a boat that can take up to 24 passengers. With the most perfect weather conditions of calm waters us 3 Aussies and 2 overseas guests enjoyed an unforgettable experience.... More 

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

Great to hear you enjoyed the experience. Yes we do still sail with small numbers to be a reliable service. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

It took 8 hours to travel to Whitehaven Beach and back; therefore there was insufficient time to enjoy the beach or the reef(20 mins reef view but most didn't bother as they were too exhausted).The boat is simply not designed for this journey. The trip was a trial rather than a pleasure. I tried to explain to the owners that... More 

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Thank Lifesgoodin20013
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

It is disappointing to hear of your experience onboard Providence. I was Captain on the day you sailed. I do remember we had exceptionally strong tides against us on that day, so the trip was longer than usual. This was explained to all guests onboard before we departed. You do have to remember we are a Tall Ship not a... More 

Bonbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

What a lovely ship. We had a fantastic time on our sunset cruise. The guys were great along with the bubbles, which i also got my hubbies,bonus. Nibbles yummy and of course the bar. The cruise was relaxing on such a beautiful night. Next time we will take a day trip

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Thank hanky14
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear you had such a great time. We would love to have you onboard for a day trip. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

a very pleasant way to spend 2 hrs sailing into the sunset .We found the whole experience to be thoroughly enjoyable due in part to the classic sailing ship we sailed on, and also the warm and friendly manner in which the crew handled the evening trip,Excellent work captain Kieran and crew,Neil and Michelle M

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Thank Michelle M
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Great to see you enjoyed Providence and our crew. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Captain Ciaran and Deckhand extrordinare Josh for a great day. Especially for including my kids (10 and 8), driving the boat, raising the sails and spotting turtles and big fish for them.

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

Sounds like you had a fantastic day on Providence. Great to hear the kids had a wonderful day. Our crew are a great asset and really care about your experience. More 

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