Enjoy the ambiance of traditional sailing. Handcrafted in 1945 and lovingly restored our 63 foot ketch is immaculately maintained and is the only sail boat in the Whitsundays to offer unique guided kayaking exploration trips around the islands.
Snorkelling opportunities are almost endless in the Whitsunday Islands and our 2 day 1 night sailing holiday provides the most opportunities for our guests to explore the underwater world aboard our classic yacht.
Whether enjoying the sailing, exploring the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and beaches by kayak or venturing to the waters below with snorkel gear, the crew’s intimate local knowledge means you are always shown the best of the Whitsundays in the way that suits you best. A sailing holiday in the Whitsundays is one of the most requested things to do for visitors to the Great Barrier Reef.
Our Canon G16 camera is always at hand to capture your adventures and with an underwater housing, you can have a record of your snorkelling experiences too!
Sailing and exploring the Whitsundays creates quite an appetite and luckily, delicious meals are prepared fresh on board your yacht for the next 2 days.
With only a small group of 17 guests onboard our popular Whitsundays sailing tour you will have a blast and see some of the most amazing scenery in the world.
This beautifully constructed traditional sailing boat is one of the few boats in the area that offer the combination of sailing, guided kayaking and snorkelling all on the one liveaboard Whitsundays Sailing tour.
Constructed with beautiful timbers, this 16 meter ketch is designed to comfortably sleep up to 17 passengers with plenty of deck space to socialise.
Visit Whitehaven Beach and take time to snorkel among the most stunning reefs around, or spend time in the freshwater spa!
For two days and one night you get to explore the glorious Whitsundays and explore the bests parts of the islands.
With the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, sail and bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout, you'll explore the spectacular marine park from above and below the water, taking home memories to last a life time.
Jump into our 2-person inflatable kayaks for the chance to explore marine life without even having to get wet!
Paddle your way around the calm coves of crystal clear bays, like Mantaray and Blue Pearl.
Swim up on Whitehaven Beach, explore the 9kms of Silica sand and relax for a while, before kayaking back to the boat for lunch.
We pride ourselves on freshly prepared home made foods to keep any size hunger satisfied.
Note: please note there is an additional dietary charge for gluten free or lactose intolerent guests. Payable on check in.
Special diets and vegetarians can be assured of healthy, wholesome meals, note above.
Simply request when booking or ask for further information.
Tea and coffee are supplied with every meal as well as white and wholemeal breads options.
A classic 63 foot timber ketch handcrafted in 1945 by master shipwrights in South Australia, Summertime has been beautifully restored and is the ultimate in sailing comfort. While retaining all her old world charm, she has been re-fitted and fully equipped with modern conveniences including fully air conditioned and even a fresh water jacuzzi!
Topside you find spacious decks with areas to snooze in the shade or soak up some sun. Entering the wheelhouse you’re greeted with a rich timber fit out and classic ambience. From here, your skipper will helm your voyage to adventure. Although traditionally charming with its hand turned wheel, the wheelhouse is fully air conditioned and equipped with every conceivable gadget of the 21st century! Ask your skipper to explain the navigation and sailing aids while you cruise the islands – or take the helm and experience being captain yourself!
Your yacht has a DVD/PC system, and is fully air-conditioned for sleeping comfort, and she even has a jacuzzi tub up on the aft deck for those nights under the starry starry skies.
Stepping down into the saloon… its spacious and comfortable, the ideal spot to relax in air conditioned comfort, take in a movie or the day’s slide show of your Summertime adventures. Equipped with two large toilets and showers, sleeping afloat is a sensational experience – you’ll enjoy some of the best sleeps ever as the ocean laps the wooden hulls and Summertime bobs gently at anchor.
Sailing Whitsundays Accommodation - Berth Choices
We are so lucky to have one of the world's most beautiful backyards of dreamy azure clear blue water that is teeming with marine life all surrounded by remote tropical islands that provide unending adventure for sail boat lovers.
On our 2 day, 1 night liveaboard sailing holidays we are the only boat in the Whitsunday Islands to offer unique guided kayaking tours.
Our kayaks are inflatable two man kayaks that allow our guests to gently glide into hidden little oasis areas other guests in the Whitsundays cannot reach making it our own little unique adventure.
Quite often as we kayak along we can encounter marine animals such as sea turtles, dolphins and during the months of July to September Humpback whales.
Our guides will tell you all about the history of the region, its wildlife and ecology.
Some sample menus only - meals fluctuate seasonally
Day 1. Kicks off with tea, coffee and freshly baked biscuits
Lunch: Freshly baked rolls with assorted fillings, fruits and condiments to make your own creation
Afternoon tea: Tea and coffee, coconut lamingtons
Sunset snacks: Selection of oven baked snacks and dipping sauces
Dinner: Chicken thigh fillets marinated in succulent honey mustard and mixed herbs. Served with Greek salad, green beans and a tomato, onion, garlic and mushroom pasta bake. Warm garlic bread.
Dessert: Chocolate Bavarian cake
Breakfast: Tropical fruit salad with yoghurt, warm raisin toast, white and wholemeal bread, served with a variety of condiments. Cereals, tea, coffee and juice
Morning Tea: Tean and coffee with baked biscuits
Lunch: Turkish bread with grilled chicken, tabouli, sundried tomatoes, avocado, onion and cheeses lightly baked. Ceasar salad, creamy tuna, asparagus pasta salad, with seasonal tropical fruits.
Afternoon tea: Tea, coffee and fruit cake
Sunset snacks: Cheese platter, celery and carrot sticks, kabana, corn chips, dips and crackers
Dinner: Porterhouse steak in marinade with creamy potato bake, broccoli, cauliflower in cheese sauce, garden salad and garlic bread.
Dessert: Chocolate and caramel slice
It's all happening on the yachts aft deck at sunset, as the spa pool (jacuzzi) is the perfect place to relax after a day full of snorkelling and kayaking around the Whitsunday Islands.
The jacuzzi is heated and is run by a very quiet diesel generator so no matter if it s winter you will be nice and comfortable here in your spa pool.
The yacht tries to cater to everyone, however, if you have a disability which limits movement please contact us to discuss your specific requirements as there are some limitations due to the layout of the vessel:
Please note: All of your personal belongings will be packed into a soft bag that the boat crew will provide.
This is all your clothes, towels, swimmers and everything else you are bringing on our overnight sailing trip.
You are not permitted to bring along any backpacks or suitcases on the boat. (Look online for bag storage services Airlie Beach example: Stasher)
Purchases on board are cash only for drinks USB's of photos etc
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January - December
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
2 Days 1 Night
Please advise before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip
This is a booking request only not a confirmed booking. Booking confirmation will be advised or please call 1300 761 612 to confirm.
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:
We have a 14 day cancellation period for all overnight trips, a 21 day cancellation period for all private charters and a 24 hour cancellation period for day trips.
There are no changes permitted within this time and if a booking is cancelled, there will be 100% no refund.
Have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If they are unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip; excluding water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in an emergency. For example, a 1.5 meter ladder either into the tender vessel or into the saloon area depending on the chosen vessel.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 491