If you have limited time to make friends and visit the Whitsunday icons, Siska, a classic sailing yacht, is a boat for you! With a particularly roomy interior, custom-built for charters in the Whitsundays, there is ample seating space and an open plan accommodation. Perfect for getting everyone together to watch the sunset with a drink at the end of the day.
Meet your crew at the Coral Sea Marina (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 8 am for a headcount, to depart the marina at 8:30 am. Feeling energized? Help hoist the sails! Otherwise, sit back and relax as you float across the Whitsunday Passage to Whitsunday Island, finding anchorage at Tongue Bay.
Take a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout to get that awesome photo of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. After taking in those postcard views get amongst it and submerge your toes in the unique silica sand. Climb the driftwood tree, say hello to the local marine critters, or try beachcombing for shells.
In the afternoon you’ll sail north to another island where you’ll anchor just before sunset. Enjoy a drink and pre-dinner snacks and be mesmerized by the golden hour as the sun sets over the Whitsundays. After dinner, grab a drink and get stuck into a conversation with new mates. Early rise for breakfast, then kit up with snorkeling gear, ready to jump in over the fringing coral reefs. Stunning tropical fish and other marine life, a turtle if you’re lucky, will welcome you into their home as they swim, dart, and go about their life. Time for morning tea before heading to another location for a swim, snorkel, or a beach stop.
After lunch, it is time to set the sails once again and make way across the Whitsunday Passage. Arrive back into Airlie Beach at 4.30 pm. (Perfect time to get to your accommodation, refresh, and meet your new friends out for an after-party!)
All meals and snacks are included for the duration of your trip. The crew freshly prepares each meal for you to enjoy using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Meals are usually served buffet style; you can choose to 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.