2 Day, 2 Night Whitsundays Sailing Tour On Solway Lass

Enjoy a sailing trip on Solway Lass, beautifully preserved and comfortable ship!

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Max Group Size
Max Group Size
30 ppl
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
3 yrs old
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Coral Sea Marina
2 days, 2 nights
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
From AUD $559
Value AUD $ 570 SAVE AUD $11
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What's Included

  • Come aboard this beautifully preserved ship for a tour of the Whitsundays!
  • Help pull up the 11 sails or sit back and relax while taking in the views of the surrounding islands
  • Services of skipper and crew
  • All meals and snacks, tap water, tea, and coffee
  • Bath towel
  • Snorkelling equipment and basic tuition
  • Stinger suit
  • National and marine park fees and marina levies


Where you visit:

  • Tongue Bay
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Passage


Solway Lass is a beautifully preserved ship with a rich history that you’ll feel the moment you step on board. Today, she provides leisurely sailing tours around the islands. Expansive deck space, a licensed bar, air-conditioned cabins, and a comfortable saloon ensure guest comfort.

There’s a fun rope swing, glass-bottom boat, and stand-up paddleboards adding to the excitement and adventure. You can help pull up the impressive 11 sails or take a turn on the helm. Whatever your age, Solway Lass is sure to deliver a unique experience and life-long memories. This tour is ideal for those who are looking for a social atmosphere for all ages, more privacy, a unique old-world experience.



Depart from the Coral Sea Marina (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 4.00 pm and sail to your first anchorage of the trip in Hook Passage in between Hook and Whitsunday Island. Feeling energetic? Get involved with setting the sails! Enjoy the first sunset of the trip as you sit back and relax, floating across the Whitsunday Passage and meet your fellow holidaymakers.

The next morning, have breakfast whilst on the move to Tongue Bay, the gateway to Whitehaven Beach. Take a short, guided bush walk up to the Hill Inlet Lookout to take in the 7km stretch of the remarkable Whitehaven Beach below you. After taking in the breathtaking views, walk down to the beach itself and feel that silica sand between your toes.

Once back on board, you’ll sail north to one of the beautiful bays in the area where you’ll kit up with snorkelling gear, ready to jump in and explore the fringing coral reefs. The vibrant, tropical fish will welcome you into their home as they swim in the water. Stop again in another secluded bay to the golden hour as the sun sets over the Whitsundays. During dinner get stuck into a conversation with your new-found friends whilst on deck under the stars.

On day 2, early rise for breakfast, for one more chance to snorkel in a nearby bay and see the fringing reef for the final time, maybe spot a turtle if you’re lucky. Then it’s time to set the sails for the final time to make way across the Whitsunday Passage. Arrive back into Airlie Beach at 1.00 pm.

Sample Menu:


Your trip includes all meals and snacks throughout the duration of the trip. The tour uses locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables and the crew freshly prepare each meal for you to enjoy. It's usually served as a buffet-style, and you can eat anywhere onboard. Meals are a great communal time to get to know your fellow travelers.

Continental breakfasts; healthy, fresh, and hearty lunches; BBQ dinners in true ‘Aussie’ fashion, and even dessert! Never go hungry with big servings and plenty of snacks in between. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day.


You can bring your own alcohol. No red wine and no glass. There are soft drinks, beers, ciders, and wines for sale at affordable prices on board.

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Please limit bag size and pack in a soft-sided bag.

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Swimmers, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, towel, camera, BYO, or cash/credit card to pay for drinks purchased on board.

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Included is a $23 per person Environmental Management Charge (EMC). These monies go towards the management, maintenance, and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the National Parks, now and in the future.

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Solway Lass has a range of cabin configurations to suit all travellers, whether you’re a family a group of friends, a solo traveller or a couple.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Guests should note that sailing, snorkelling and aquatic activities can be a dangerous and while our crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, the Operator cannot be accountable for actions of guests that are beyond crew control.
  • Guests will be required to complete a pre-departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. Guests should be aware that marine stingers and other marine life live in the oceans. The Operators have the applicable Shipowners insurance to cover public liability for our guests and staff. A copy of the certificate will be forwarded if required.
  • Itineraries and Weather
  • The Operator reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of its tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. The Operator will always consider the safety of guests and staff and as a result, some of the Whitsunday Icons may not be visited if the wind, visibility or wave/tidal conditions are not suitable or parts of the park have been closed by the managing authority. If it is raining, tours still operate, as the guests can still experience the Whitsundays, including swimming and bushwalking. If the winds are light, the tours will still run, however, it will be necessary to use the motors on the boats to get to the stops around the islands.
  • The tour does not provide any guarantee that the winds will be consistent and from the correct direction to make sailing always possible. The Whitsundays is deemed partially smooth waters and tours will only be cancelled if the Regional Harbour Master closes the area due to gale warnings or the Operator deems it unsafe to travel. If tour cancellations are necessary and ticket balance payment or pro-rate refunds are approved, the amount being paid for the ticket to the operator will be refunded. Explore Whitsundays does not cover additional costs over or above the ticket amount. We do not guarantee refund of the travel agent commission component or any other costs associated with the guests travel arrangements.
  • Minimum Guest Numbers: Where the tour does not meet the minimum number of guests to operate a service, it may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer an alternative TOUR of similar or higher standard, or alternatively refund the amount being paid to the operator for that tour. We do not guarantee refund of the travel agent commission component. Where a tour of lesser standard is arranged, any difference in the ticket prices will be refunded.
  • Diets: Please be advised that from 1st April 2021 guests on overnight vessels who request alternative dietary requirements (Such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten-free diets and dairy/lactose-free) will incur a $15 surcharge payable on check-in.  Please note, that the tour is unable to accommodate Halal and Kosher requirements.
  • Luggage: Guests are asked to limit luggage as storage on yachts is minimal. Guests should pack in soft-sided bags, NO Trolley bags, please. Tours on Solway Lass, guests will be provided with a soft bag to pack in at check in. Guests with luggage to store can store at our checkin office for a small fee. Guests should pack in a small soft bag with no zippers.
  • Guest Behaviour: the Operator has the right to refuse boarding of guests who arrive intoxicated or who appear to be under the influence of illegal substances. While on Tour, Guests must abide by instructions from the Crew. Guests must also abide by the Law and public nuisance, harassment, abusing our staff or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Guests who refuse to follow instructions and jeopardise the safety and security of Crew, Guests, Themselves or the Vessel may be restrained and / or removed from the tour. All associated costs of removal will be borne by the guest and no refund of ticket monies will be provided.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No show and 24 hours or less notice cancellation is 100% of the full ticket rate
  • 24 hours - 72 hours before departure 50% of the full ticket rate
  • DAY TOURS - Where a guest cancels and the tour can resell the space on the departure and we have been prepaid, the tour will refund the ticket price less 20% of the ticket price. This does not include Commissions or Bank Fees. Where the tour has not been prepaid, 20% of the full ticket price will be charged by the tour


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