Experience the romance of sail on board an Eco Tall Ship.
- Sail in air-conditioned comfort!
- Leave the crowds behind and join an intimate eco-adventure
- Enjoy interpretive guided bushwalks and snorkelling safaris, learning about Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy
- Commitment to sustainable practices helps ensure that the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef stay great - great option for eco travellers!
Alexander Stewart takes her guests to all of the top spots in the Whitsunday Islands. Revel in the spectacular snorkelling locations, scenic bushwalks and unforgettable white sands of Whitehaven Beach. Get involved with the crew and try your hand at hoisting a sailing on a traditional tall ship, or relax on the spacious handcrafted decks, the choice is yours. Alexander Stewart promises the experience of a lifetime, forging unforgettable memories and lifelong friends.
Alexander Stewart Features
- Fully air-conditioned
- Stand-up paddleboards
- Advanced eco-certification
- Fresh meals prepared on board
- Snorkelling safaris with all equipment supplied
- Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy talks
- Fresh, clean linen provided for each guest
- Knowledgeable crew and eco hosts
- Interpretive guided bushwalks
- 15 years experience
- 9 private cabins
- BYO Alcohol
This magnificent handcrafted timber masterpiece, with all the modern comforts including air-conditioning and nine private cabins is ideal for couples or twin share.
Shared accommodation: Single beds (sleeps one person), usually a bunk bed.
Private double cabin: One double bed in a private cabin with shared amenities.
Private twin cabin: Two singles beds in a private cabin with shared amenities.
Enjoy 7kms of cool white silica sand, and dive into the surrounding turquoise waters for the ultimate beach experience. Learn about the purity of the sand, its uses, benefits and where it came from. There's more than meets the eye to this marvelled beach. It's no wonder Whitehaven Beach is annually voted as one of the top 5 best beaches in the world.
Hill Inlet Lookout
This famous inlet, known as Hill Inlet, is located on the south east side of Whitsunday Island, and the northern end of Whitehaven Beach. The postcard perfect swirling sands are of the same purity as the 7km long Whitehaven Beach, so you can only imagine the vibrant masterpiece nature creates as the azure and white hues intertwine.
Enjoy the thrill of snorkelling during your 2 day, 1 night tour with your fun and knowledgable crew who will show you to the best parts of the Whitsundays! Taking you around the calm bays and secluded coves, your crew will guide you to perfect reefs to snorkel and explore right from the back of your boat! Everything will be provided for you to enjoy your amazing adventure in the reefs around the Whitsunday Islands. All you will need to do is gear up, hop in and have fun!
The Alexander Stewart was hand built over 17 years by three generations of the one family and is said to be the largest cold-moulded timber hull in the Southern hemisphere. A magnificent vessel styled after the famous ship in which Joshua Slocum achieved the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in 1898. Timbers such as Noumean Kauri, Ribbon Maple, Red Cedar, Silky Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood and Oregon which give a rich old world feel to the large roomy interiors.
Morning tea: Selection of cakes and biscuits with tea, coffee, milo or cordial
Lunch: Smorgasbord of roast chicken, smoked ham, salami (falafel vegetarian option) served with salad selection, crunchy coleslaw and bakery rolls
Sunset snacks: Grazing antipasto platter with cheese, olives, French onion dip, tomato salsa, vegetable sticks, chips, crackers and biscuits.
Evening meal: Honey soy marinated chicken grilled chicken thighs (vegetarian burger option with salsa) served with Cesar salad, fresh corn on the cob, pesto pasta salad and French stick
Breakfast: Fresh fruit salad, muesli, cornflakes, fruit toast and a selection of breads preserves
Morning tea: Selection of cakes and biscuits with tea, coffee, milo or cordial
Lunch: Vegetarian bean dish or beef taco mince served with tortillas and options of grated cheese, crispy lettuce, capsicum strips, sour cream, diced tomatoes, corn kernels and jalapenos
Afternoon snacks: Fruit platter
This is a sample menu only and is subject to change. Vegan GF, vegetarian, dairy-free catered for on request when advised at time of booking.
- Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not be able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
- Alexander Stewart is also available for private charter.
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What To Bring
Upon checking in, you will be given a souvenir environmental bag to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip. They ask that you only take these bags on board with you as luggage. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for onboard purchases. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, in town but please no glass bottles.
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, most hostels, at your accommodation, or at Airlie Beach Bag Storage. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Meals, linen
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Stand-up paddle boards
- All Marine Park fees
BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks are available for purchase on board.
Terms and Conditions
To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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 the 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 note that in the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
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.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. Also please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of the total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. 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.