Explore Whitsundays offers day sailing on Southern Cross. Sailing to Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach and an island reef stop.
Southern Cross is truely a racing legend, being built for the America's Cup Yacht as Australia's 4th Challenger, with sail number KA4.
Today, while Southern Cross still holds the spirit of a racing yacht, considerable modifications have been made to make it comfortable for guests, with features such as a shaded cockpit and downstairs lounge area and guest bathroom.
Video of Sailing to Whitehaven Beach
Southern Cross has a shaded back cockpit area
Guests can help to sail if they want to get involved
Southern Cross Day Tour Itinerary to Whitehaven Beach Meet at Abell Point Marina South End at 7:45am
Depart from Abell Point Marina at 8:00am
Sail across the Whitsunday Passage
Sail by Hook Island and through Hook Passage
Arrive at Tongue Bay, around 11:00am
Take a guided walk to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach
Follow the path along a board walk down to the Beach
Time to explore the beach and enjoy the pure white sands
In the afternoon, it is time to head back to the yacht for lunch
After lunch motor over to Dumbell Island, just a short trip away,
Time for a snorkel and swim on the amazing coral reefs.
Back on board, and its time to set sail and cross the passage
heading back to Airlie Beach. Arrive in the marina 5:15 to 5:30pm
The Itinerary will vary, based on the weather and tides and professional judgement of the Captain. Sometimes, we do not make it to Hill Inlet, however we have terrific alternate weather option itineraries available.
Guests can go snorkelling on the Coral Reefs
Map of Hill Inlet Lookout and Track, Photos of Tongue Bay Anchorage, Hill Inlet Walk, Lookout and the Beach.
For guests who wish to charter Southern Cross for
extended tours, sleeping overnight, the yacht had an interior makeover in June 2012 and offers accommodation in 3 double bunks and 8 single Bunks.
Perfect for a couple of families or group of friends.
Explore Whitsundays Group - Sailing Adventures of the Whitsunday Islands Queensland
Inbound Tour Operator Licence is 3368695.
Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach Qld 4802
Prices in $aud per person. Prices are valid until 31 Mar 2017.
Cancellation fees apply, please see conditions and terms
Credit Card payments incur a 2% transaction fee.
Please note, prices may increase at anytime or specials may be released based on demand.
Our Whitsunday Sailing Tours Include: Service of Captain and Crew, Meals, Snorkelling Equipment,
Wet Suit hire, Linen (please bring Beach Towel), Marine & National Park Fees. The following tours
also include Local Transfers from Airlie Beach to the Marina and return:
Southern Cross, Solway Lass, Whitsunday Bliss and Whitsunday Bullet.
Scuba Dives are payable on board.