Southern Cross Day Sail
Explore the Whitsundays sailing onboard the famous Southern Cross, visit the Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach and snorkel an island reef stop. Guests can help to sail if they want to get involved.
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.
Meet at Abell Point Marina South End at 7:45am to get ready to set sailing across the Whitsunday Passage sailing by Hook Island through Hook Passage.
Arrive at Tongue Bay, around for a guided walk to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach. Follow the path along a board walk down to the Beach for time to explore the 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. This allows time for a snorkel and swim on the amazing coral reefs.
Back on board, and it’s time to set sail and cross the passage heading back to Airlie Beach. Arrive in the marina approximately 5:15 to 5:30pm.
Please note: the Itinerary will vary, based on the weather and tides and professional judgement of the Captain. Dependent on weather and tidal conditions the tour may not visit the Hill Inlet, however there is a terrific alternate weather option itinerary available.
- Morning Tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Snorkelling equipment
- Wetsuit hire
What to bring
- A beach bag including swimwear, towel, hat, sunglass and sunscreen.
- A sweater or jacket in the winter months
- Cash for drinks onboard