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|Departure Location||Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina|
|Departure Days||Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday|
|Trip Length||2 Days / 2 Nights|
|Additional Trip Option||3 Days / 3 Nights
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|Season Rates||Prices will change subject to season of travel & trip length.|
Solway Lass has a rich and varied history since being built in 1902 in Holland. After surviving both World Wars, she was used as a coal carting ship until she was fully restored in 1984 as a floating restaurant. Her move to the Whitsundays happened in the 90s before she finally settled on her current career as a touring sail yacht in 1999. Her modern interior includes 11 airconditioned cabins to fit 30 guests, complete with teak and cedar features and jarrah trims.
Her history allows you to experience sailing as it was last century with 11 sails and 5500 square feet of comfort. Feel the breeze in your hair and relax on the deck or assist the crew to steer this beautiful ship around the amazing Whitsunday Islands. You will visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach, colourful coral gardens, and other amazing locations in the stunning Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Certainly an adventure not to be missed!
The Solway Lass Whitsundays overnight sailing cruise is suitable for children from the age of 3 years old.
The Solway Lass has the option to sail the Whitsundays for 3 days and 3 nights, departing the following dates in 2019:
3 Day 3 Night Cruise Option Departure Time: 7.30pm / Return Time: 4.00pm
Note: Solway Lass will be on maintenance - tentative dates : 01 May to 12 June 2019. Departures over the Christmas & New Year period will incur a fee of an additional $40 per person, payable upon check-in.
Check in at the Explore Whitsundays office and be provided with your soft bag for the tour. Visit the Airlie Beach strip and relax before your transfer to Abell Point Marina. You will be introduced to the ship and given a brief safety tour before setting sail. The 2 day 2 night cruise option departs the marina at 5:30pm, dinner will be served by approximately 8pm before settling down to your first night on the water. The 3 day 3 night cruise option will depart Abell Point Marina at 7.30pm and sail across the Whitsunday Passage to your first overnight anchorage point, where a light supper is served approximately 9.30pm.
Awake surrounded by the picturesque Whitsunday Islands and listen out for the sounds of whales frolicking in the water (season depending). Your friendly crew will serve up a delicious breakfast before setting sail to Tongue Bay of Whitsunday Island. Enjoy a guided bushwalk to the Hill Inlet Lookout and take many pictures of the beautiful view before reboarding the ship for a relaxed lunch. Sail around to the stunningly iconic Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy an hour sinking your toes into the silica soft sand and spotting baby stingrays in the waves before setting sail along the eastern side of Hook Island. Your second overnight anchorage will be in one of the many sheltered bays that surround this beautiful location.
After breakfast snorkel one of the many fringing coral reefs and get personal with the vibrant marine life. Your ship is also equipped with a glass bottom boat for another perspective on the swarming coral gardens. Guests on the 2 night cruise set sail departing the Whitsunday islands approximately 11am for your return to Abell Point Marina. Guests on the 3 night cruise, enjoy lunch on the sun-soaked deck and relax as you sail swiftly over to your second swimming location. You will have the opportunity for another snorkel or simply enjoy some time on the beach. Your final overnight anchorage will be at either Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island or somewhere close to the stunning Langford Reef. Both locations will offer stunning sunsets as you settle into a comfortable night’s rest.
Another day of swimming, snorkelling and sailing will end back at Abell Point Marina at approximately 4pm. Enjoy the after party with the other sailing tours at a local bar in Airlie Beach if you desire.
Please note: All overnight tours are subject to tidal conditions, weather, and the professional judgement of your captain.
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For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.
Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.
If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.
Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee. All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees. Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.
In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.
You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier. You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly. You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly. If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.
Cancellation & Carriage Policy
Cancellations from 30 to 60 days of departure will result in loss of 25% of ticket price. 14 to 30 Days before departure, loss of 50% of ticket price. 14 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees.Where full payment has been made, and we can re-sell the space on the departure, we will refund ticket price less 20% (not including commissions or bank fees).The Operator cannot guarantee refund of the travel agent deposit component.Postponement/Transfer of a trip by an individual, will be allowed 14 days prior to departure, so long as we have capacity on the alternative date. An Admin Fee ($40) may be applied to postponements or transfers. Postponements under 14 days before departure will be given due consideration based on the merit of the circumstances causing the postponement, such as a medical emergency. In all cases the best advice for a customer is to hold applicable travel insurance and the final discretion remains with the Operator of the tour.Please note that we refuse the right of boarding to any guest who arrives intoxicated by alcohol or under the influence of illegal substances. If this occurs, we will not refund any monies paid.
Guests should note that Sailing and adventure sports are a dangerous activity and while our crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, we cannot be accountable for actions of guests that are beyond our control. Guests will be required to complete a pre-departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. Explore Whitsundays and its associated operators have their applicable Ship-owners insurance to cover public liability for guests and staff.
We strongly recommend that guests take out their own travel insurance prior to travel. We recommend cover for valuable items such as cameras and iPods, and also to protect themselves against unforeseen last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands.
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