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Siska - Sailing Whitsundays
Contact Us: 1800 550 751
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FROM: $369

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Please Enquire
Returns: 4:00 pm - Please Enquire

Pricing Options

$369 AUD per Person - Shared Accom (Between: 01 Apr 2017 and 30 Apr 2017)
$79 AUD per Person - 1 pre-booked dive (Between: 01 Apr 2017 and 31 Mar 2018)

For the social crowd looking to experience some fast and exciting sailing!!

Siska is one of the most comfortable maxi yachts in the region with a rich racing history! Now it's your turn to show up all the other boats around the Whitsunday Islands! See what it feels like to reach maximum speeds heeled over hard. Experience a fun social tour at sea with great company and fun crew members. If you're looking for fast sailing, a chance to see the best of the Whitsundays and an incredible social atmosphere... this is your chance. Perfect if you only have one night to spare in the Whitsundays or are running on a tight budget!

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There is never a dull moment on board Siska! For 2 days and 1 night, your crew will ensure you make it to all the hot spots of the Whitsunday Islands. Your exciting agenda includes a visit to the infamous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, a sensational snorkel over some of the best reefs in the world and of course, an evening full of fun after your action-packed day! When you are not exploring the islands, why not take advantage of the spacious deck which is perfect enjoying the speedy sailing or sunbake and relax!

Siska Features:

  • Fast sailing with experienced crew
  • 22 guests and 3 crew for a social trip
  • Rendezvous scuba diving available!
  • Spacious deck with roll out shade awning
  • Fun and exciting social tour
  • Authentic sailing adventure 
  • Great food and lots of it freshly made on-board
  • A guided Island Bush Walk to the world famous Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Snorkelling gear and instruction provided
  • Check out Siska's sister vessel Hammer for more departure dates

Boat Layout

Just because she's a maxi, you don't have to forfeit comfort! Siska has ample head room throughout the yacht, perfect for our taller guests. The 2 dining tables provide plenty of space for guests to enjoy meals together and create a great social atmosphere. The saloon area also doubles as a comfortable sitting area. On deck, there is ample space for you to relax as well as a boom awning for shade when anchored. Siska Carries just 22 guests with a combination of Single and Double Bunks.

When you only have 2 days to see all of the Whitsundays, speed does matter! Siska will ensure that no time is wasted as they sail you at true racing speeds from one incredible destination to the next. Book soon as she is the most popular Quick Sailing Escape in the Whitsundays!

Siska's racing history is legendary! She came second in the Fastnet Race having sailed the last 300 miles with a broken boom. Siska won the Parmelia Race from England to Perth, which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Western Australia. It is estimated that Siska has sailed around 140,000 nautical miles from its launch until arrival to the Whitsunday Islands in December 1992. During this time, Siska won two Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races along with circumnavigating the world twice.

HRH Prince Charles crewed on Siska when she set the fastest time defeating world champion Kioloa, and was first overall at Cowes in the Queen Victoria Cup against 329 other entries. Your crew will enjoy sharing many a tall tale with you.

Siska has a myriad of winches and sailing gear, your are encouraged to assist on board, including hoisting and trimming sails, or taking the helm to steer her around the islands.

Sample Itinerary

Your 2 day/1 night adventure cruise begins at 8am, from Abell Point Marina at Airlie Beach. A typical voyage will cover around 90 nautical miles (160km's).

You will sail across the Whitsunday Passage to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island. Around the southern side of Hook Island, pass through Hook Passage and speed sail your way to Cataran Bay on Border Island. Time to head to the north eastern side of Whitsunday Island to Whitehaven Beach. Take a guided bush walk up to the ever-talked-about Hill Inlet Lookout. Don't forget to bring your camera as this will be a view you will want to capture forever. Your crew will proceed to find you a nice and protected anchorage site for a night of fun. Wake up the next morning and it's time for more thrilling sailing back to Airlie Beach. You will pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands.

Itineraries are flexible, and this itinerary is an example only. Trips will differ depending on the prevailing breezes and tides. Itineraries are planned by the Captain considering the safety and well being of guests and crew. If you have a special place that you would like to visit, they do their very best to see what can be done.

Siska offers passengers the chance to experience the underwater world through an exciting rendezvous scuba dive with the diving vessel, Tornado. As a guest on board, you have the option to do an Introductory or Certified dive, but you must book diving in advance so please let us know at time of booking so we can arrange it for you. Price includes all gear hire and Dive Instructor. Introductory divers are subject to age, conditions and medical questions and Certified divers need to bring dive card please.

Sample Menu

Breakfast: Continental style
Morning Tea: Fruit cake, tea and coffee

Lunch: Quiches, breads, pasta and green tossed salads, served with fruit
Sunset Snacks: Nachos, cheese, dips and crackers
Dinner: Succulent chicken breast cooked on the BBQ, served with rice, salad and breads
Dessert: Fruit and custard

Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs or requirements we provision our boats based on customer needs. All you need to do is let us know when you make your booking.

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BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4914 1425 IF LOCAL

What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag with: change of clothes, hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal). You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles please.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

Skipper, host, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire, snorkelling equipment, all Marine Park Fees and wet weather jackets if needed.

What's Extra

BYO alcohol (no glass) and pre-booked scuba diving. Soft drinks available for purchase on board. Please note, dives are subject to age, weather, other conditions and the dive instructors discretion.

Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or overand they may require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions.

Please read the following questions carefully:

  • Do you currently have an ear infection?
  • Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
  • Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
  • Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
  • Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioral health problems or a nervous system disorder?
  • Are you or could you be pregnant?
  • Do you have a history of colostomy?
  • Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
  • Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • Do you have a history of diabetes?
  • Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
  • Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
  • Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?

If any of these conditions apply to you, you will require a Divers Medical Certificate before you can scuba dive.

A Divers Medical Certificate can be obtained from:
The Doctors
283 Shute Harbour Road (Opposite McDonalds)
Airlie Beach
Ph: 07 4948 0900

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. The Operator also reserves the right to alter the tour or the itinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.


​All cancellations made result in 25% cancellation fee of the recommended retail price (RRP), not discounted or sale prices. Any cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel will result in a 50% cancellation fee and any cancellations made inside of 30 days to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

"Great time, highlight of my trip!"
Mon 12 Dec 2016
"It was awesome! We had a wonderful time, The crew and the food were perfect!"
Thu 17 Nov 2016
"It was awesome! We had a wonderful time, The crew and the food were perfect! "
Fri 11 Nov 2016
"The experience was fantastic from start to finish. Crew was friendly and attentive and made sure we had a perfect trip. Highlight was getting to Whitehaven Beach before the crowds - it was spectacular. Food was great, could not have asked for better, more relaxing trip. Thank you!"
Fri 28 Oct 2016
"It was really fun! Snorkelling was awesome and beautiful, we got to see a lot of fishes and some turtles. I'd totally do it again!"
Sat 22 Oct 2016
"Really enjoyed myself. Best two days of my experience in Australia. Thank you!!"
Sun 09 Oct 2016
"Trip of a lifetime, would do it all again tomorrow if we could. Great experience all around, will definitely recommend! Thanks guys!"
Wed 05 Oct 2016
"Awesome trip! Very nice!"
Thu 18 Aug 2016
"Great trip!"
Tue 09 Aug 2016
"Fantastic crew and a great trip!!"
Fri 22 Jul 2016
"Best trip ever!"
Sat 16 Jul 2016
"Nice crew and atmosphere. It was a great adventure!"
Wed 29 Jun 2016
"Nice crew and atmosphere. It was a great adventure!"
Sat 11 Jun 2016
"Just got back from sailing 1 night, 2 days on the Siska. It was the best thing Ive done in Australia so far. The crew were so much fun, really knowledge and really cared about the passengers. These combined with the amazing weather, turtles and new friends made it fantastic. Also...great food! Definitely go on the Siska!"
Fri 12 Feb 2016
"Spending two days on Siska provided me with unforgettable memories. The crew were so much fun and made the experience unique. The snorkelling was outrageous! The beauty unbelievable! I loved every minute of the adventure. Thank you guys!"
Mon 04 Jan 2016
"The boat was smaller than expected but still really nice. Great crew with plenty of experience and flexibility. The passenger group was not too big, it was just right. Food easy and delicious."
Mon 26 Oct 2015
"Overall it was a great experience. The sights and sceneries are mind-blowing. The service provided by the crew members has made it a worthwhile experience. "
Wed 02 Sep 2015
"Great way to experience Australia - seeing the islands, snorkelling and sailing with great people!"
Tue 04 Aug 2015
"Good was amazing, had a great sleep. Would of been best ever if weather wasnt bad first day. Loved diving and scuba diving and Whitehaven Bach. Awesome crew!"
Thu 09 Jul 2015
"Great, friendly staff. Great food, well-presented amenities, amazing views and areas travelled!"
Tue 21 Apr 2015
"The service provided by the crew made it a truly memorable experience. Scenery was just mind blowing!"
Sun 05 Apr 2015
"Fabulous adventure! Great food, music and company. Best snorkelling ive ever experienced - overall excellent!"
Mon 23 Mar 2015
"Great tour, nice crew, nice atmosphere, good food! "
Joyce Fiddelers
Sun 08 Mar 2015
"I had a great time with you guys. Thanks !!"
Sun 01 Mar 2015
"Really great trip, crew and food. Best thing to do when you are at Airlie Beach. "
Martin Staudinper
Mon 23 Feb 2015
"Had a lot of fun with Whitehaven the highlight. Suggestion would be for portable fans in the cabin. The crew were great, very friendly and always willing to answer questions."
Sat 21 Feb 2015
"Really fun and very enjoyable, even in less than ideal weather! "
Wed 18 Feb 2015
"It was great, everything was just perfect! "
Maarten De Groot
Thu 05 Feb 2015
"Awesome, beautiful and great"
Sat 10 Jan 2015
Good all round, except banging music a distraction. "
Tom Collet
Tue 30 Dec 2014
"Even better that I expected! Loved all of it, especially snorkelling with turtles!"
Tue 30 Dec 2014
Wen Chen
Thu 18 Dec 2014
"Thank you so much for the whole trip. It is a very wonderful trip. "
Xiaoting Yang
Mon 08 Dec 2014
"All in all a really cool trip, a curtain in front of the cabin would be cool. very friendly staff"
Sat 06 Dec 2014
"Had a really good time despite weather food really good and crew really friendly. "
Anna Cornforth
Tue 25 Nov 2014
"Easy going super enjoyable. Thanks to all involved. Well looked after."
Ben Spear
Thu 20 Nov 2014
"Great crew did the best they could to make our trip fun, even with not so great weather"
Thu 23 Oct 2014
"Great, informative crew!"
James Flanagan
Mon 23 Jun 2014
"Perfect crew - always smiling :) THX!"
Mon 16 Jun 2014
"Our weather was bad so we couldn't really sail but it was a good experience and interesting! It was even good that the crew is mixed nationalities. The food was great and also the group. It was really really hot to sleep."
Mon 09 Jun 2014
"Very enjoyable, trustworthy and responsible staff. V Good level of knowledge from all the crew. Relaxed as well as clear."
David Phelan
Thu 05 Jun 2014
"Great experience even the weather was good"
Sergio Bixby
Wed 04 Jun 2014
"It's an amazing trip and very special for us. We do have a lot of fun and joy. "
Sat 31 May 2014
"My trip was amazing! I have had great times - discovery, meeting nice people and feeling very confident thanks to the crew. Thanks a lot!"
Sat 31 May 2014
"Amazing night I have ever had. All starts shining... The first dive experience. Laying on the boat is comfort. The most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Thank you for everything."
Ye Ma
Mon 12 May 2014
"Great trip with a good combination of time to sail, time to snorkelling and time to visit islands. Kind and friendly crew."
Mads Thorsen
Mon 03 Feb 2014
"Very kind staff, good food, nice boat."
Sat 25 Jan 2014
"snorkelling and diving was amazing!!!"
Matt Frinks
Thu 09 Jan 2014
"Thanks for wonderful days in the Whitsundays. Nice food with matching chef. Safe journey, good advise and stories. Altogether good memories from Siska and the Whitsundays. (And I saw a Turtle) "
Tommy & Bjorn
Wed 27 Nov 2013
"Wow, What can I say, Tres Bien!!. Met a cool crew, made good friends, good booze and beautiful scenery. Had fun with me mates and wouldn't trade any of it for anything. The first experience with Coral Reefs, Snorkelling and learning to sail. I will truly never forget this!"
Wed 27 Nov 2013
"Siska was an overall great trip! Very enthusiastic crew and a good mixture of activities & relaxation. The snorkelling time and Whitehaven Beach time was perfect, not too short and not too long. Great food and great crew, also met some cool people on the trip that we hope to meet up with again in Cairns. Everyone laughed lots and got on really well. Hopefully we'll be back one day."
Mark & Rachel
Wed 14 Dec 2011
"The crew really made this trip!!! We also had such great food and learnt so much about the Whitsundays. The sailing side of the trip was a reall thrill ride and I hope to take up some sailing lessons when I get home. Thanks for a great trip!"
Wed 07 Dec 2011
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