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Address: | Abell Point Marina (South marina), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 427 882 062
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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.


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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I really love sailing and the Providence V is just lovely! Sadly we had a lot of clouds, some rain and obviously not enough wind to sail, so they had to use the engine all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On Friday 5th August 2016 my husband and I booked for a sailing trip to the outer barrier reef, calling in at Whitehaven Beach and then stopping on the way back for some snorkelling on the Providence V sailing boat. We were not warned that the weather might be rough and we turned up at 7.30am to board. The boat... More 

Thank Jacqueline M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really love sailing and the Providence V is just lovely! Sadly we had a lot of clouds, some rain and obviously not enough wind to sail, so they had to use the engine all the time. Snorkelling was fun, Whiteheaven Beach is absolutely worth it and the time on the schooner was awesome, with good food, nice people and... More 

Thank Luisa F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cruise, did not happen on the Thursday as booked via Expedia as they Apparently don't go out on a Thursday. Providence re booked us for Sunday, this too was cancelled due to LACK OF INTEREST. We were informed of both of these cancellations at the very last minute, giving us no time to organize alternate activities. We will get... More 

Thank Col S
Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect way to spend an evening. A very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Couldn't ask for more. We will do this again next time we are in the area. Thanks Kieren

Thank karinahead
Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a whitsundays cruise from Airlie. Pickup and dropoff at hotel was good. The cruise, not so much.. More than three hours to get out to the islands, and it was a very, very wet and cold experience (not because of raining, but water coming from the waves). Could have had half an hour extra at the beach if morning... More 

Thank Per V
Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this sailing day out with the providence team saw whales turtles and white haven beach weather was perfect recommend to all ages

Thank margandmuzz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely fantastic day. picked up from our apartment. Kieren & Tim are fantastic hosts. Everything explained. Went out to Whitehaven beach, the most beautiful beach in the world. Spectacular view from the summit. Did some whale watching on the way back for some snorkelling at Dumbell Island and then home. Delivered back to the apartment. Coffee, tea, snack... More 

Thank Jr&Ja K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but this experience was absolutely amazing! We did the Whitehaven Beach and Dumbell snorkelling day and it was the perfect combination of blue skies, sunshine, fun, adventure and strikingly beautiful scenery. Whitehaven beach is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. The snorkelling was stunning. The crew were happy, funny and friendly. The food... More 

Thank Jen C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

Thank crouchingfeather
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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

Thank Cyndi G

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