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.
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.