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Premium Adults Only Whitsunday Sailing Adventure | Whitehaven Beach OR Langford Island

Tour Code: 1137

Departing: Airlie Beach

Luxury Adults Only Sail & Snorkel
  • The romance of sailing on a beautiful, rare classic 1960's handcrafted wooden yacht gives as much to the day as the destination.
  • Only 24 adults looked after by highly attentive staff guarantee you impeccable service and a wonderful experience in the Whitsundays.
  • Choose to visit Whitehaven Beach or Langford Island on a sailing and snorkelling tour. Become involved as much or as little as you like and be beguiled at the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.
  • No children, adults only, delicious food and beverages, exotic locations to explore, so what more? 

Included In Price

  • Accommodation transfers from Airlie Beach accommodation
  • Small group, max 24 guests
  • 5 Star service from experienced & attentive crew
  • Morning tea
  • Snorkelling
  • Lunch
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling & antipasto platter

5 Star service on our premium adults only snorkelling and sailing trip on a rare classic yacht with 24 guests.

Departing from Airlie Beach the yacht visits Whitehaven Beach or Langford Island on alternate days, check the booking calendar for the destination you prefer to visit.

Whitehaven Beach - Friday or Wednesday

Langford Island - Thursday or Saturday

This Airlie Beach tour offers guests the opportunity to snorkel Whitsunday Island reefs, hike up to Hill inlet lookout to see the swirling sands and Whitehaven Beach or visit Langford Reef on a classic sailing yacht.

Welcome on board to begin your journey back in time. The perfect sailing tour for couples or adults on a day out on the Great Barrier Reef

Today is just about you, let the yachts attentive crew take care of you for the day.

Today you will sail aboard a beautiful Australian rare classic racing yacht with a rich history, and enjoy 5 star service and served amazing food as you watch the passing scenery of the Whitsunday Islands. 

Our Classic Sailing Yacht

  • Length 72ft
  • Built 1961
  • Guests 24

A day aboard this luxury vessel is an adult only sailing experience and we offer a premium day tour that is a cut above the rest. 

Our attentive crew will be at your service all day, with a smile.

A day on Lady Enid recreates that classic age of yachting enjoyed in the 1960's when sailing was more elegant and chic, our snorkelling tours and sailing tours are about you, and what you choose to do on the day. 

Our promise to you:

  • Lady Enid promises barefoot luxury and comfort on your Whitehaven Beach or Langord Island sailing and snorkelling tour
  • An unforgetable adults only experience with impeccable service
  • Scrumptious meals
  • A glass of sparkling wine with antipasto in the afternoon

Our priority is you and making sure your day out is the best you can imagine.

We aim to leave you with a joyous and memorable experience of the Whitsundays as we explore world famous Whitehaven Beach and snorkel beautiful coral gardens around the Great Barrier Reef.

Welcome

Onboard Lady Enid you will be introduced to the crew who will show you where to stow your bags and shoes (it’s best to go barefoot on the boat).

You will be given an introduction to Lady Enid’s features and a safety briefing on sailing out from Coral Sea Marina at Airlie Beach.

On boarding you will be given a bottle of spring water which can be refilled through out the day as required.

We also provide sunscreen if you do not have your own.

Feel free to  move around the vessel and take advantage of the cushioned seating. During the passage to Whitehaven Beach through the Whitsunday Islands, Lady Enid crew will point out various points of interest and discuss the history, flora and fauna of the Whitsundays for those who are interested.

Morning Tea

Once the sails are set and you are comfortable, our crew will serve morning tea. Choose from a variety of teas, coffee or hot chocolate and a fresh selection traditional morning tea favourites from fresh scones, jam and dollop cream and chocolate brownies to delight a variety of tastebuds.

 

Your Day - Whitehaven Beach & Snorkelling Tour

Lady Enid visits Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach on a Wednesday or a Friday.

On a typical day we will arrive at Tongue Bay (adjacent to the famous Hill Inlet lookout at Whitehaven Beach) late morning.

From there you can enjoy a moderate walk up along the beautiful bush track, with some stone steps, to the Hill Inlet lookout over Whitehaven Beach, where we take time for photographs and to take in the view. The walk is approximately 600m to the top.

We then make our way down to Whitehaven Beach for some free time to relax on the soft white silica sand, and to enjoy the shallow aqua waters of one of Australia’s most famous beaches.

We return from the Hill Inlet walk for lunch onboard the yacht.

After lunch we sail to our island snorkelling site.

You can choose to snorkelling or just relax and take in the ambience, it is totally up to you.

If you decide snorkelling is not for you we invite you to relax on board where you can purchase a cold beer or a glass of wine from the bar.

We spend approximately 40 minutes at the snorkelling site where you can explore the diversity of corals, fish and all manner of colourful marine life that call the Whitsundays home. All snorkelling equipment is provided including wetsuits if required.

Fruit Platter

Seasonal fruits such as watermelon, rockmelon, kiwi fruit, pineapple, grapes and strawberries are served after snorkelling.

Your Day - Langford Island Snorkelling Tour

Lady Enid visits Langford Island on a Thursday or Saturday

 If you are staying in Airlie Beach your day will start with one of our crew member picking you up from your accommodation; or you can meet us at the Coral Sea Marina.

Whilst on board feel free to move around.

Our knowledgeable crew will point out points of interest and discuss the history of our beautiful region as well as the fauna & flora.

Once we are all settled and on our way our crew will serve morning tea usually consisting of a variety of teas, coffee or hot chocolate and a fresh selection traditional morning tea favourites from fresh scones, jam and dollop cream and chocolate brownies.

Langford Island - Snorkelling

We should get to our first destination mid morning.

Tranfers from the boat to the island sand cay (and back) is done by dinghy.

Explore the island, take the moderate-rough walk to the lookout and take some photos towards Hook and Hayman Islands.

Back on the beach enjoy a bit of relaxation or go snorkelling to explore the coral gardens just off the island and discover local fish species and turtles.

Then we head off back to the yacht for a delicious lunch.

After lunch you will get another opportunity to go snorkelling, approximately 40 minutes, or stay on board and relax.

All snorkelling equipment is provided including wetsuits if you require one.

Snorkelling locations will be chosen on the by our experienced skipper so you have the best experience.

Seasonal fruits such as watermelon, rockmelon, kiwi fruit, pineapple, grapes and strawberries are served after snorkelling.

On The Way Home

After our snorkelling session it will be time to sail back to Airlie Beach.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and an antipasto platter on our way back, more drink can be purchased on board from our licensed bar - please note no BYO.

Antipasto Platter

  • Cold meats
  • Mature cheddar, camembert
  • Bowen sun-dried tomatoes, char-grilled aubergine and mixed olives

Lady Enid returns home to Coral Sea Marina, sailing back to port, into the sunset. 

Our courtesy bus then returns you to your Airlie Beach accommodation.

 

Food & Beverages

Lunch will be served onboard.

  • Salads – Zesty brown rice and quinoa, roast pumpkin and feta salad, contemporary Asian slaw, and a green salad
  • Meats – Charcuterie selection of spiced chicken breast, leg ham off the bone, cured meat, along with salmon and prawns.
  • Selection of condiments and fresh bread
  • Drinks are available from our licensed bar onboard.

Bar Menu - Approximate Prices

Wine

  • Australian Sparkling $9.50
  • NZ Sauvignon Blanc $10.50
  • Chardonnay $10.50
  • Pinot Grigio $10.50

Beer & Cider

  • James Squire Ginger Beer $12.00
  • Ballistic Reef Pale Ale (local beer) $11.50
  • Corona $10.50
  • Apple Cider $10.50
  • XXXX Gold (mid strength) $8.50

Other

  • Soft drinks $4.00
  • Lady Enid Stubby Coolers $7.00

Prices are current as of 07/02/2024 but may change at any time.

 

Important Information

There is no set itinerary on our sali and snorkel tours, and our typical day may be subject to changes due to weather conditions & tides.

Our snorkelling locations may vary depending on weather conditions and our skipper will select the best location on your day of travel to ensure you get the best experience.

--Access & Fitness--

A certain level of mobility is required to get off and back onto the yacht, and enjoy the bushwalk to access Whitehaven Beach. 

Our vessel is not accessible for wheelchairs or other mobility aids. As a classic timber racing yacht, there are many steps up and down, narrow walkways, and a set of steep ladder-like steps to go below decks, where the bathroom and kitchen facilities are. A certain level of mobility is required to be able to enjoy a day out on Lady Enid.

In addition to the vessel itself, the dock ramp may be steep at low tide and there are steps to board the boat herself at the dock. Keep in mind it is a working yacht, and there are ropes and stays around the boat that you may need to step over, duck under, and be mindful of. To get in and out of the dinghy at sea, guests must climb down a ladder on the outside of the yacht, into a floating dinghy at the bottom. Upon arrival at the beach, guests must climb out of the dinghy, and may have to step into shallow water. The walk to the lookout on Langford Island is marked by Queensland Parks as ‘rough’ or grade 3. The Hill Inlet walk to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is marked by Queensland Parks as ‘moderate’ or grade 2. Both comprise of a combination of sloped, dirt and sand bushwalking trails and large man-made stone steps. Comfortable footwear is advised.

--Catering--

We can cater for most dietary requirements, with advance notice. Please let us know when you book. Vegan options will incur a surcharge.

--Seacickness--

If you are prone to seasickness, it is a good idea to check with a chemist for the best preventative motion sickness medication (natural or medicated) for you. We do not sell sea sickness pills on board the boat. Please remember that tablets are a preventative, not a cure, so it’s best to take them before we depart, and bring some with you to take during the day if needed.

A History of Lady Enid

Launched in 1961 this beautiful John G. Alden Ketch takes us back in time to the days when Australia’s most famous sailing races were dominated not by technology and sponsorship, but by beautiful timber boats designed with timeless, graceful lines.

Built by John Cockle at his builder’s yards in Milperra, Sydney this majestic vessel was named after his wife Enid.

Lady Enid is well known within the established Australian yachting fraternity and has a long tradition of racing including five Sydney to Hobart races and 15 Brisbane to Gladstone races, sealing her place in Australian racing history when she came first over the line in the first ever Sydney to Brisbane (now Mooloolaba) race in 1964.

Her Journey Continues

Enid was then purchased by the McRae family, who continued racing Enid in the Sydney to Hobart races. The McRae family owned McRae Knitting, which was well known for their brand – Speedo.

Norm Thurecht who owned large sawmills in Brisbane and whose love of timber yachts saw the Thurecht family own Enid for 26 years, Norm skippered Enid in many races before he put her into retirement.

Enid Cockle herself, at 95 years old, visited the ketch Enid during the refit in Ballina NSW (June 2015) with her two daughters Liz & Sue and reminisced about the build and how exciting it was for the kids to witness the pouring the keel in the backyard. They also talked about John’s love of racing and the many family holidays to the South Pacific.

Home in the Whitsundays

The Graham family now own this beautiful lady and have given her a home sailing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. They gave her a wonderful restoration over a period of six months. She now sails guests around the Whitsundays as a day sailing experience.

Jeremy and Nicole wanted to showcase Lady Enid as an elegant adventure sailing experience through the magnificent Whitsunday Islands to Whitehaven Beach. They are no strangers to tourism having successfully provided many wonderful memories with Sundowner Cruises from Airlie Beach to many locals and tourists alike.

Take a look at our sunset cruise and more snorkelling tours in the Whitsundays from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Instructions
  • We depart from Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Self Drive: please meet at the Garden Bar & Bistro, car park side, located at Coral Sea Marina
Destinations
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Tongue Bay
  • Hill Inlet
  • Langford Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Winter sail times are 8.00am to sunset. Summer sail times are 8.30am to sunset

Duration

8 to 10 hours

Fitness Level Required

Medium

  • Please this is a barefoot boat, no shoes onboard, however bring your walking shoes with you.
  • Pack as if you were going to the beach, please include reef safe sunscreen

Minimum age 18

Our T&Cs:

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.

Additional Tour Operator's Cancellation Policy:

We have a Cancellation Policy which protects both us and the customer.

We offer full cancellation of your ticket price if you cancel your trip with us 24 hours or more in advance of travel.

Weather: the only reason we would cancel a tour would be for the safety and comfort of our guests due to high winds or rough seas.
We would make this decision in the afternoon on the day before travel.
You will be notified as soon as possible to reschedule or receive a refund in the event of operator cancellations within 24 hours of travel.

Premium Adults Only Whitsunday Sailing Adventure | Whitehaven Beach OR Langford Island

Tour Code: 1137

Departing: Airlie Beach

Luxury Adults Only Sail & Snorkel

From

au$239.00

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

Tour Code: 1137

From

au$239.00

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

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