Magnetic Island Charter Yacht - Romantic Sailing For Two - PIL

Tour Code: 422

Departing: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Private Charter Yacht
  • Exclusive use of a luxury 58ft yacht for a minimum of 4 hours just for the two of you. Sail around Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef and anchor in secluded bays.
  • Spend 4 hours (min) on our luxury sailing yacht and be pampered by our attentive crew, relax and enjoy this sailing experience on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Discover the local wildlife surrounding Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Commonly spotted species are batfish and other reef fish, kites, sea-eagles, turtles AND maybe dugongs and humpback whales (during whale season).
  • Build your own experience... we depart from Magnetic Island at 10.30am for a 4 hour exclusive sailing trip but you can extend this if you wish, it is your day and our crew will make sure it is an unforgeatable one.

Included In Price

  • Four hour yacht charter with crew on 58ft luxury yacht
  • Local gourmet grazing platter
  • Organic wines & local beers
  • Sailing, swimmimg & relaxation
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary box of chocolates
  • Turkish towels & insulated wine glasses

Enjoy an unforgettable time onboard our private charter 58-foot luxury sailing yacht. You and your loved one can now sail around Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

This is one of those unique Great Barrier Reef tours that is perfect for you and your loved one. Explore unique locations whilst being pampered by our very attentive crew on your very own private yacht charter sailing tour.

On your private yacht charter enjoy a minimum of 4 hours sailing the waters around Magnetic Island, additional hours can be added to your perfect day.

Our 58-foot luxury sailing yacht is located at Nelly Bay on Magentic Island which is easily accessible from Townsville; there are regular ferries all day long starting as early as 5.30am, last ferry back to Townsville  departs Magnetic Island at 11.00pm.

Come and join our friendly and profesionnal crew for an unforgettable time sailing on the Great Barrier Reef.

The day is yours, you can do as little or as much as you would like,sail the waters of Magnetic Island, explore remote locations only accessible by boat, swim and snorkel.

If you are visiting Townsville on a cruise ship then get a few other foloks together and create your own perfect shore tour day on the Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island.

Magnetic Island - Great Barrier Reef - Townsville

Magnetic Island, or as the locals call it ‘Maggie’ is located only half an hour ferry ride (8km) from Townsville.

When it comes to stunning islands, this ruggedly beautiful gem located on the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland is certainly worth a visit.

With rocky granite headlands, bordered by towering hoop pines that stand like sentinels over the pristine sandy bays, the mountains on Magnetic Island are covered with eucalypt koala-harbouring woodlands, all surrounded by fringing reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove communities.

Over half of Magnetic island (2,790ha) is protected and known as the Magnetic Island National Park.

The golden sandy beaches are important turtle nesting areas and the mangrove shelters fish nurseries.

The sea grass beds attract feeding turtles and dugongs, which are all great to see when you are snorkeling or swimming around the coral reef gardens.

The Wulgurukab Aboriginal people inhabited Magnetic Island for thousands of years, and called the island  ‘Yunbenun’.

In 1770 James Cook landed unexpectedly on Magnetic Island due to compass failure.

It was from that point forward that the island was aptly re-named (perhaps non-Magnetic Island might have been more fitting!).

Along with all the activities that you can partake in on Magnetic Island, a private yacht charter is the perfect way to explore the beauty of the island on your time frame and at your speed.

On your private charter yacht sailing cruise you will be taken to explore some of the 23 stunning, mostly pristine, bays that Magnetic Island boasts. 

Your private yacht charter sailing experience

You and your loved one will leave from Magnetic Island Marina to start your Great Barrier Reef sailing charter.

Times are flexible but it is recommended that you start your sailing tour around 10.30am, which will give you enough time for gentle sailing, exploring, swimming and snorkelling plus time to relax and dine on a delicious lunch.

Magnetic Island National Park is filled with a good variety of animals from koalas to rock wallabies, possums and more smaller native Australian animals.

If you look up to the bright blue sky you will see circling kites, ospreys and sea eagles.

The standard private yacht charter duration is four hours which will give you enough time to enjoy some peaceful sailing, enjoy a nice catered lunch, and time for swimming and a snorkel.

You also have the option to add addtional hours.

A five or six hour sail would to allow you to completely circumnavigate around the island and allow for a bit more relaxing sailing time. 

Extra hours will allow you a bit more freedom to visit more remote bays and enjoy the complete privacy of your own paradise and beaches.

Private day charters have a finishing time of 4.00pm, so it’s your call how you want to structure your day.

No matter how long you stay with us our dedicated crew will ensure you have the best time on the Great Barrier Reef.

Your private charter sailing yacht

Your luxury yacht, is custom-built, she has a spacious 58ft (17m) length and is licensed for up to 24 passengers and there is plenty of room to kick back and relax.

Built and designed to maximize stability and wave holding, she is also a comfortable and smooth ride.

With spacious teak decks and large, deep cockpits, awnings for shade she has been designed for comfort as well as beauty.

For yachties, and non-yachties alike all love the freedom a private charter yacht offers.  

Catering on your luxury charter yacht

Your day is fully catered and you will be amazed!

Lunch comprises three courses: a gourmet antipasto platter, a local prawn platter and a fresh fruit platter with chocolates served with Champagne, organic wines or premium beers. 

​All produce is sourced locally, wherever possible, and is of the highest quality.  

We serve lunch on board, although if you prefer we can set you up on the beach with some champagne and the antipasto platter so you can enjoy one of the stunning beaches for a little while.

We cater for special dietary requirements although notice is required.

Not only will your eyes be spoilt, but we also hope that your taste buds will also be enriched by this sailing experience.

There’s nothing better than relaxing and enjoying good food and wine with your loved one, surrounded by the stunning tropical scenery of the Great Barrier Reef and rugged beauty of Magnetic Island.


With your own Great Barrier Reef private charter yacht you set the pace and if it’s slow, then that’s fine as well.

You can lie back on the deck and admire the scenery or laze in a beanbag and watch the circling birds above.

Your sound track will be the sound of the wind in the sails and the waves lapping against the hull.

Your private charter yacht cruise will take you to the most stunning and pristine bays around Magnetic Island.

A dinghy can take you to their sandy beaches where you can relax on your own ‘private’ beach, surrounded by the stunning rugged beauty of this beautiful island. 

Water activities

You are exploring one of the most magnificent islands located on the Great Barrier Reef.

Magnetic Islands waters are clear and warm and ideal for swimming and snorkeling. 

If you prefer to be on the water, then you can standup paddleboard in one of the pristine bays that you will visit on your day.

Whilst swimming and snorkelling, you might be greeted by Charlie the friendly cod and get close up and personal as you hand feed the curious batfish.


While sailing you will get a chance to discover the local wildlife surrounding Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Some of the species regularly spotted are batfish and other reef fish, kites, sea-eagles, turtles and maybe dugongs.

During whale season (May to September) you may be lucky enough to see the amazing sight of migrating humpback whales which will literally be one of those draw-dropping experiences of a lifetime.

These majestic animals come to the warmer waters of the Great Barrier Reef to mate and give birth in the safety of the coral gardens.

Learn more about whales here or join a Townsville whale watching tour during the months of June to September.

All hands on deck

If you ever wanted to feel what it’s like to sail a luxury yacht, then this is your chance.

You can help hoist the sail and have a go at steering at the helm.

Getting There

The yacht is based on Magnetic Island and your day begins from Nelly Bay. 

If you are coming from Townsville then it’s only just a short walk away from the Sealink ferry once you arrive at Magnetic Bay to where the boat is moored.

We meet our guests next to the Boardwalk Restaurant at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort.

After a welcome from the crew you will be guided to our sailing yacht so your sailing cruise can begin.

See more private charter boat tours from Magnetic Island and all tours from Townsville. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Magnetic Island

Departure Time

Standard 4 hour cruise departs at 10:30 am

Departure Instructions
  • We are based at Nelly Bay, <agnetic Island.
  • One of the crew will meet you on the corner of the Peppers Blue on Blue deck & next to the Car Ferry Ramp 15 minutes before the scheduled cruise start time.
  • The deck is situated outside the restaurant at the Peppers resort, if you see chairs, tables and umbrellas you're in the right spot.
  • Please do not come to the boat as it is a private marina, and all guests must be escorted.
  • DIRECTIONS TO MEETING SPOT FROM FERRY TERMINAL: When disembarking the ferry, turn left immediately (before the terminal building). Hug the foreshore walking across the car barge ramp to the deck area outside Peppers Blue on Blue Resort's restaurant.

Magnetic Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Min 4 hours - additional hours can be added

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Add an extra hour to your charter: $500 per hour
  • Hire snorkel & fins: snorkelling is weather dependent: $20 per person
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Flat white-soled or non-marking shoes (or you can go barefoot if you prefer, although the decks can get hot in summer)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen & a hat
  • Camera
  • Swimmers & towel

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Operator's Cancellation Policy:

Private Charters:

  • Cancellations up to 7 days before the cruise will incur a 10% cancellation fee, which is deducted from your deposit.
  • Cancellations within 7 days of event will incur a full payment of account unless due to extreme weather exceptions as declared by the captain on the day of the charter.
  • Reschedule requests will be considered but are entirely at the discretion of Pilgrim Sailing and charges may occur.

Public holiday surchage applies and will be added to your charter rate.

Magnetic Island Charter Yacht - Romantic Sailing For Two - PIL

Tour Code: 422

Departing: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Private Charter Yacht



Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 422



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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