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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard 4 hour cruise departs at 10:30 am
January - December
Min 4 hours - additional hours can be added
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:
Public holiday surchage applies and will be added to your charter rate.
Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 422