Experience the romance of sail onboard an Eco Tall Ship
- Sail in Air-Conditioned comfort
- Leave the crowds behind for this intimate eco-adventure on a magnificent handcrafted 19m timber masterpiece
- Multi award-winning for Adventure and Eco-Tourism with 15 years experience of interpretive guided bushwalks, snorkelling safaris, Aboriginal culture, ecology and astronomy.
- Discover the islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- Sustainable practices to help ensure that the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef stay great!
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!
Highlights & 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
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.
Important Notes: 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 exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
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!
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Try your hand at the popular watersport, stand up paddleboarding! Testing your core and balance, this is a great way to get a fresh perspective of the reef-From above! While anchored, you'll have the oppourtunity to glide over the fringing Great Barrier Reef and watch as a world of colour teeming with marine life unfolds below you. It is also one of the best ways to spot sea turtles!
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.
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 on board 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, 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.
- Drinking water
- Meals, linen
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- Stand-up paddle boards
- All Marine Park fees
BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
Terms and Conditions
The specified deposit amount is required to secure the booking, with the remaining balance due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the due date may result in termination of the charter (cancellation fees apply).
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 exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.
It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.
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.
You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.
We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.
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 highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages.
All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.
All cancellations forfeit the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.
It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to email@example.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
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.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.
Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.
You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.
All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators.
Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.
Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.