Magnetic Island - Sunset Sailing Tours

Tour Code: 421

Departing: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Adults Only sunset Sail
  • It's so romantic on your honeymoon or with friends than raising a glass together and watching the technicolour splendour of a tropical setting sun on a sunset sail on the Great Barrier Reef around beautiful Magnetic Island.
  • The small group size of 12 guests on board means you'll almost feel as if you have the boat as a private charter to yourself. Book the Sip, Sail and Dine option to make the evening last longer.

Included In Price

  • 2 glasses of Tamburlaine Organic Wine or 2 Premium beers
  • Soft Drinks
  • Filtered water
  • Local Crafted Gallo Cheese Platters, Chutneys & Crackers
  • Small group size (up to 12)

One of the most beautiful islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Watch the sun set over Magnetic Island and across the sea as you enjoy a wine or beer on the most perfect ‘sip and sail’ sunset cruise.

Our very popular Magnetic Island sunset sailing tours are available most evenings from early April until mid October from Cleveland Bay.

Stay longer and enjoy dinner on the island on our Townsville to Magnetic Island Sunset Sail and then Dinner tour.

Your custom-built luxury sailing yacht is a 58 foot (17 metres) vessel that has been custom built to the highest specifications for cruising the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.  

She has been constructed to be large, stable and comfortable with plenty of seating, two cockpits and a big foredeck.

So there's plenty of room to spread out and relax, especially on the comfy bean bags.

On your sunset cruise around Magnetic Island you will be able to choose from a selection of organic wines, which include Sauvignon Blanc, Vintage Blanc de Blanc, Chardonnay and a Petit Fleur (Rose).

For non-wine drinkers, there is a locally brewed premium beer and soft drinks.

Watch the majestic rays of a tropical sunset whilst sipping your drink and feasting on a selection of delicious locally crafted Gallo cheeses and crackers. 

Another perfect day on the Great Barrier Reef draws to a close.  Feel the last warm rays illuminate you with only the sound of the wind in the sails and the lapping water on the boat hull.  

You will be in an intimate group, as this cruise generally takes no more than 12 passengers making this sunset sailing cruise feel like your own private charter boat tour.

Upgrade To Sip Sail & Dine with Sealink Transfer from Townsville

If you are looking to continue the romance of the sip and sail why not upgrade to the sip, sail and dine option which includes a two course dinner at Peppers Blue on Blue on Magnetic Island and a ferry boat transfer from Townsville to Magnetic Island.

Magnetic Island

Whether staying on Magnetic Island or just stepping off the Townsville Sealink ferry, your sunset cruise yacht is only a short walk away as it is moored in Nelly Bay. 

You will be welcomed on board by the crew and after a safety briefing your afternoon sailing trip on the Great Barrier Reef will begin.

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

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

It is one of the most beautiful islands on the Great Barrier Reef that trails along the Australian Queensland shores.  

After the many day time activities that you can partake in on Magnetic Island, a sunset sailing cruise is a magical way to bid goodbye to another perfect day in paradise.  

Magnetic Island has 23 stunning secluded bays and for the sunset sail you will be sailing around the coast and into Cleveland Bay. 

The sunset sail experience

The sunset sailing tour leaves from Magnetic Island Marina, Nelly Bay and cruises gently around the coastal waters to Cleveland Bay.  

Should you wish to to join the crew, you are welcome to help sail and steer the boat.  

Throughout the trip the sun will be gently setting over Magnetic Island and providing a magnificent kaleidescope palette of colours in the skyline. 

We have restricted the number of guests to only 12 so that this is a highly personal experience where guests will be made to feel like it is your own private charter.

We have also restricted childrens ages to 14 years and over.

For the palate

There’s nothing so relaxing than sharing the rays of a tropical setting sun with a friend or loved one as you cruise along gently on the Great Barrier Reef on a lovely yacht.

You can enjoy sipping on an organic glass of Sauvignon Blanc, Vintage Blanc de Blanc, Chardonnay and Petit Fleur (Rose). 

Tamburlaine Organic Wines are a boutique wine producer in the Hunter Valley. 

They pride themselves on being the best and largest organic wine producer in Australia.  

If you prefer a premium beer, then the brew “Great Barrier Reef’’ is a locally crafted delicious drink from Bundaberg.

Not only will you be savouring a great beer, you will also be helping to save the reef as every beer bought gives 50% back towards protecting the Great Barrier Reef.  (The cruise includes only two drinks due to licensing laws). 

For nibbles you can feast on a smorgasboard of delicious locally crafted Gallo cheeses, homemade pumpkin chutney and crackers that will most definitely satisfy the cheese lovers. 

Your sunset sailing yacht

Your yacht is the first and last word in luxury and comfort.

She is 58ft (17m) of pure custom-built luxury and design.

Licensed for up to 12 passengers for sailing on the Great Barrier Reef and 24 guests inside a harbour, there is plenty of room to spread out, above and below decks when sailing around Magnetic Island.

She also has great stability and wave holding, which makes for a much more comfortable ride. 

With her large deep cockpits and spacious hand-carved teak decks, there is plenty of space to spread out and relax.

With large awnings for shade and shelter both on the foredeck and the cockpits, she has not only been built for comfort, but aesthetic beauty too.  

Whether you are a “yachtie” or not, everyone loves our sunset cruises on the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville.  

Magnetic Island - Snorkelling & Sailing Afternoon Tour

Take a peek here at another one of our Great Barrier Reef afternoon snorkel tours where we sail around and explore some of Magnetic Islands 23 secluded bays and beaches. 

Swim, snorkel and enjoy a lunch onboard our 58 foot yacht as you gaze at the beautiful landscape and attractions on Magnetic Island.

This Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour operates in the months of May to September 

Private Charter Yacht Great Barrier Reef

Our yacht is also available for private charter tours around Magnetic Island during the months of May to September. 

Take a peek at our private charter catered and uncatered boat tours here

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Magnetic Island

Departure Time

4:30 pm returing around 6.00pm

Departure Instructions

4.15pm - Meet by the car ferry ramp (next to the Peppers Blue on Blue deck) at the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal


Sealink Transfers from Townsville optional

Months of Operation

May - October

Days of Operation

Wednesday - Monday

Meet at 4:15 pm for a 4:30 departure
Return at 6:00 pm
No sunset sailing tours during Magnetic Island Race Week end August to early September


1.5 Hours

Fitness Level Required



Adults only - no children under 14.

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Flat soled shoes
  • Barefeet Welcome
  • Camera

No children under 14 years of age allowed

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.

  • No refund if cancelled within 24 hours of departure

Magnetic Island - Sunset Sailing Tours

Tour Code: 421

Departing: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Adults Only sunset Sail



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

Child: au$92.50
Family: au$410.00

Tour Code: 421



19 yrs & over

14 - 18 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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