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Departure Times

Departs: 10:00am - Wednesday
Returns: 3:30pm - Friday

Please note this tour is no longer in operation

If you are after a personal, relaxed and unique experience away from the crowds? Ise Pearl is the perfect choice!

Not only does Ise Pearl offer a truly unique journey with its special crew, interesting itinerary and low passenger numbers. The vessel itself comes from an unparalleled background as a former Japanese pearler, and it brings a special story with it as the only one of its kind among Whitsunday boats. The special gaff rigged traditional ketch was discovered by skipper "Sparrow" who has retained the shined brass and breathtaking polished timbers. As one of very few vessels which takes just 8 passengers, this is the holiday which you can enjoy with your family and friends and make memories to last a lifetime.

Please note this tour is no longer in operation

As a guest onboard the 3 day/ 2 night Ise Pearl trip, you will experience classic sailing as you are taken around the best locations around the Whitsunday islands. Taking a maximum of 8 passengers, Ise Pearl offers a more personal and relaxed trip than others, and it is really one of a kind which offers her guests to feel the nostalgia of a bygone era. And, there is no one better to show you the boat and the Whitsundays hidden gems than the owner themselves. During your journey, guests have the opportunity to explore Whitehaven Beach, snorkel spectacular coral reefs, learn how to fish, and see other locations that other tours don't even know about! Ise Pearl is so special, the vessel featured as the main boat in Warner Brothers production of "Tales of the South Seas" which was filmed in the Whitsunday Islands and has also appeared in the TV show "Flipper". This trip is ideal for small groups of friends and family! 

Ise Pearl Features:

  • A unique sailing trip unlike any other
  • Only 8 guests providing an intimate atmosphere
  • Perfect for groups of friends and family!
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday islands
  • Boat owners Sparrow and Machi share plenty of local knowledge
  • ​Freshly prepared homemade meals
  • Fresh linen for each guest
  • Snorkelling equipment for your convenience
  • Spacious deck for sunbaking and socialising
  • Launched in 1956 as Japanese pearling boat
  • 60 feet long
  • EXTRA to pay: $15 wetsuit hire

The owners of Ise Pearl live onboard all year round and love to take passengers out with them once a week to share their simple and cruisey lifestyle. Sparrow and Machi will accommodate you with fresh homemade creative cooking and a caring and comfortable safe trip. With their knowledge and passion for the Whitsundays owners Sparrow and Machi will share their wealth of experience in sailing and their knowledge of the region. Ise Pearl is most definitely a Sailing Whitsundays favourite and due to her popularity, be sure to book well in advance.

Your Boat

Ise Pearl was named after the Japanese pearling town Ise, famous for the cultured pearl industry. It is a gaff rigged topsail ketch, built in 1956 by Charlie Crowley to a design by Norman Write in Brisbane. She was worked and owned by Japanese pearlers for 38 years in the Torres Strait before Warren "Sparrow" Burton discovered the vessels beauty and its potential.

Sparrow has spent most of his life at sea and is a fully qualified traditional wooden boat builder. Now, Ise Pearl is to near perfection and everything onboard has been skilfully crafted to the classic beauty of a bygone era in Australian maritime history. She exudes the feeling of strength, nostalgia and romance. Ise still to this day has pearl shells wedged between her timbers. Known to be the 'most well-looked after vessel' on the East Coast, Ise Pearl continues to take lucky passengers around the Whitsundays most special locations, including Whitehaven beach and the best snorkelling locations around the islands.

First mate Machi will look after you and creates fabulous meals for everyone using fresh local produce. Passengers are welcome to help and join in with the sailing and experience the charm of what sailing used to be like. Guests can help raise the sails, have a go at the helm or just sit back and relax and take in the stunning views. 

Ise Pearl's beautiful lines have not escaped the keen eye of movie producers both in Australia and overseas. She featured as the main boat in Warner Brothers production of "Tales of the South Seas" which was filmed in the Whitsunday Islands, as well as many episodes of "Flipper" and several commercials including  Australia's newest tourism ad.

Looking for a different Ise Pearl trip?

BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4914 2425 IF LOCAL

What To Bring

Please only bring a small soft overnight bag without any zippers (ie. a re-usable shopping). A zipless souvenir bag can be purchased at the boat's check-in office for a few dollars. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal), BYO alcohol and soft drinks, no glass or redwine though please. Please feel free to bring on board a reusable water bottle and/or additional snacks. Also welcome to bring sleeping bags for sleeping on the deck if like.

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, crew, drinking water, meals, linen, snorkelling equipment and all Marine Park fees.

What's Extra

  • You are required to wear a full length wetsuit to snorkel, you can bring own or hire one on-board for $20pp for whole trip, to be paid in cash please.
  • For Children under 12 years old there is an additional $30pp for the snorkelling gear hire to be paid on arrival.
  • BYO all alcohol and soft drinks, no glass or red wine permitted on board.

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. 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.

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 total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 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 traveling 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.

"Thank you so much for having us in your lovely house. We had a really great time and could not have dreamed to find a better way to discover your paradise in the Whitsundays. Pierre will definitely miss finishing up every single dish you prepared. "
Wed 03 Jun 2015
"We loved our trip on the Ise Pearl! So much so that weve named our boat Whitsunday in honour of the trip."
Tue 31 Mar 2015
"Well, its hard to find the right words. Besides that the Whitsundays are a dream come true location, the most intense memories we will have for a lifetime come from the feeling you breathe onboard of the Ise Pearl. Its not only a tour you book, its a lifestyle you gratefully enjoy. A captain Sparrow & Marchi lifestyle. Laid back, warm hearted, true love for the ocean, easy going and much more. We had the privilege of entering the world of Ise Pearl. Its hard to leave and we probably will sail together every night in our dreams..We have found our place to spend eternity. We are stoked!!!!"
Tue 10 Feb 2015
"Thank you both for such a wonderful time. The boat, the food, the music but especially Machi and Captain Sparrow - you are Magic! The places we sailed to and the sights we experienced were all so beautiful. You helped create a unique time for family - and we loved every minute of it. Cant wait to come back! Loved every day on the sea... "
Suzy from UK
Mon 01 Dec 2014
"Dear Machi and Sparrow.. Thank you so much for these incredible 3 days. You have shown us a beautiful part of Australia on your beautiful ship. We will be in Australia for 3 months and certainly wont forget this experience. PS The food was awesome!!"
Joost & Linda from the Netherlands
Wed 26 Nov 2014
"Thanks for the remarkable sailing tour with the 3 wonderful days full of sun on great experiences and the 3 nights under the stars. You have a wonderful ship, although we couldnt see the full beauty as we hadnt enough wind to set all the sails. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to enjoy the time together! We wish you all the best.....By the way: GO FOR VEGAN!!"
Katharina & Martin from Germany
Wed 26 Nov 2014
"Firstly, a huge thank you for allowing us to share your home for a few days. It has been a truly magical experience. You have been fantastic hosts: the food has been brilliant and probably the best we have had throughout our travels around Australia! The boat is incredible and is something we will remember forever. You have shown us the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen and we will be recommending you to all of our friends. Thanks for giving us such a relaxing and unforgettable experience over the last few days. It is certainly a welcome change from our mad, busy city life-style back home! We wish you many more happy years on your boat and hopefully one day we will see you again.. If you come to London let us know!! xx "
by Laura & Lee-UK
Mon 24 Nov 2014
"Thanks for the amazing trip, Beautiful Places, Delicious food and Lovely Boat!!! Excellent choice to live your life on the Ise Pearl. If you e ever decide to sail around the world, come to visit us in Chile! As we talk, you worked hard to follow your dreams and now you are very lucky to live it... Meeting people like you reminds us that is possible to make the dreams come true!!! THANKS for the inspiration.... Keet it going! "
Eugena & Rodrigo - Chile
Mon 24 Nov 2014
"Dear Machi and Sparrow, Thank you! Dankeschon! Grazie! Thank you for the most AMAZING authentic sailing trip through the stunning, Whitsundays! You are the perfect hosts we all immediately felt at home and that we were visiting good friends! Great food, great host, GREAT ship, great weather, great location - what more could we ask for! The highlight of our trip here in Australia! We think it is great that you can live and work in such a beautiful place - you have real love and respect for nature, that is so refreshing for us! We also enjoyed our deep evening conversations.. perhaps you heard something new about the Bible plus Gods Kingdom. We wish you many more happy times as the perfect sailing team and keep enjoying the simple things which nature provides... We wish you all the best and hope to see you again! This was the best time ever and we enjoyed it so much. Holidays should make you relax! This you made for us. Thank you very much.Sayonara!"
The Twins and family and friends from Germany,Italy, Austria, Poland, Scottland.
Sun 02 Nov 2014
"Thank you for such an amazing adventure. One that I will never forget"
Matt from OZ
Sun 05 Oct 2014
"Machi & Sparrow, We have had a great time on your fabulous boat! Machi, thank you so much for the lovely food & your words of wisdom, we will always remember you. Sparrow, keep practicing the jokes!!!! Finally.. May your love be as deep as the ocean and your troubles as light as the spray... Best wishes and thank you..... The Bennet Family X "
The Bennet Family
Mon 22 Sep 2014
"Everything was great. I experienced snorkeling for the first time and I really loved it . Thank you so much!! and I liked the exotic pasta too!! Ciao Ciao"
Maria - Italy
Mon 22 Sep 2014
"Thank you so much Machi & Sparrow! We've had such a great & unforgettable experience - made so personal by you both - we've really enjoyed your amazing cooking Machi, and your bad jokes Sparrow!!! The boat is so amazing - definitely the best looking boat in the Whitusndays and without a doubt the best skipper.. Despite the wet/windy weather at times it's exceeded our expectaion and we loved the snorkeling particularly. Please remember us as the couple from Bristol - one who apparently sounds like Hugh Grant??!!?... also face like an ANIMATION... (Thanks Machi!!!) We'll be definitely recommending you to as many people as possible & will hopefully come back to the Whitsundays some day! All the best.
Inspirational to see the earlier photos of Ise Pearl as well - the transformation is incredible! Many thanks for all the wise words - Ill be carrying on with my furniture for sure!!"
David & Hanna from UK
Mon 18 Aug 2014
"This was to be the Hot & Sunny portion of the trip. Instead, it was the choppy, rainy, gale force wind portion of the trip which made it all the better. First among us were successful fishing with just a line & the tiniest portion of salami. Snorkeling for the first time for Denise. As always, nothing graceful about this first.. We will always remember stranding at the bow as a family as we hit the swells of water. Followed by the peace of watching the line of sail boats against the horizon.. We feel fortunate to have made your acquaintance. We enjoyed your company as much as the boat. Thank you for the memories!! "
The Hughes family
Mon 18 Aug 2014
"Thank you very much for this amazing and unforgettable trip to the Whitsundays. It was our first but not last sailing trip. We enjoyed the wonderful food which Machi cooked in this tiny kitchen. Captain Sparrow guided us through the tough sea. We had so much fun even without snorkeling and swimming, our friends from Norway overtook this part. For sure we are coming back when the water is getting warmer. Sail over the ocean and come to visit us in Switzerland!"
Erika, Peter & Michele -Switzerland
Mon 11 Aug 2014
"Thank you for three wonderful days in Ise Pearl - Delicious food, lots of weather, wonderful sailing, and wonderful water to swim in. If some time you will come to Norway - Visit us!!!
Thank you also for joyful and mindful hospitality and friendship these three days. Time stopped while we were here and we could sink into the eternal rolling of waves against beautiful coasts. We will always remember this nice trip"
Trine and Gunna - Norway
Sun 10 Aug 2014
"Thanks trillions for the best time - lots of fun. Loved the nature - whales, dolphins, turtles, and fantastic snorkelings. Loved the Wild Sea and safe havens.. Wonderful food. What a magic adventure with lovely friends, beaut people from Switzerland and Norway. Great music. What more can I say - all the way from Northern of Byron Bay. Welcome to our home anytime - Thanks so much for showing us fantastic nature from your home. What a wonderful couple you 2 are. And so full of laughter and care. We need more boat restorers like you Sparrow. Love and hugs xxxx"
Ann - Byron Bay
Sun 10 Aug 2014
"3 Days and 2 Nights, definitely too short for me. I could have stayed another week with you two guys! Nevertheless, it was a wonderful time. we had lots of chats and I have been inspired so much. "Do what you want to do and you become rich. Maybe not in your wallet, but in your heart.". That is what Machi told me, and I will keep it in my mind!! I will do a course and learn how to sail. I always wanted to, but now the time has come that I decided to really do it. Thank you for these wonderful days!"
Marcel from Germany
Sun 22 Jun 2014
"Congratulations on keeping alive a significant piece of Australian Maritime History, thank you for sharing Ise Pearl"
Andy from OZ
Mon 09 Jun 2014
"Thank you so much for welcomed me on your beautiful boat & home! I'm feeling so lucky people, who was one of the lucky people, who were able to spend some time with you on this piece of Australia. You express yourself so much for making us feel lie in paradise, cooking food for my special vegetarian diet, cause I don't eat animals. I hope that a lot of people can/will share this beautiful experience in future and that you and your boat will be always able to do what you do. When I was snorkeling, I had the chance to see this beautiful huge fish directly next to me. I was able to feel him or to see the small beach with Cockatoos flying over the forest - these are the moment I know we have to fight for our nature, share with people what we can see - and you are a big part in it! Thank you so much!!"
Helene from Germany
Mon 09 Jun 2014
"My adventure on Ise Pearl has been just amazing! From when you first picked us up at the harbor till every evening, morning and lunch-time, you've been relaxed, funny, helpful and making us all feel at home on your stunning boat! I couldn't have chosen a better boat, Captain or Skipper! These days out on the Whitsundays have been so much fun and I'll never forget it. Thank you for everything! And Machi.. You've sparked an idea in me, and a dream that I one day might actually end up doing - my own tour company where I'll take people out to see the true world and all its beautiful places! I love how you inspired and motivated me - I promise to keep you updated when my tour goes Oz! Sparrow.. what a Captain and man! Thanks for your good taste in music and your cool style! Good luck out there on the seven seas! And don't ever forget your bandanna!! Tach sa mychet / Thank you so much! "
Emily from Sweden
Sun 08 Jun 2014
"Always trust a friends recommendation, we are so glad we did! All the amazing stories Denise & Brecht told came true: an epic Captain an inspiring & talkative hostess the most beautiful snorkeling spots & beaches lovely food a great boat & so much more!! Koen, not Cohen still needs a couple of sailing trips to figure out what his dream is.. but this adventure definitely helped stopping my thoughts! I'm guessing it will surely involve my lovely girlfriend .. Really enjoyed it, thanks! Laurence, the girl wearing a lot of pink with a name really difficult to pronounce, living one of her dreams for the moment! Now even more inspired to keep on dreaming and making the dreams come true. Always loved sailing and now even more. Laurence, the lucky girl with her good man"
Koen and Laurence - Belgium
Sun 08 Jun 2014
"3 Days and 2 Nights, definitely too short for me. I could have stayed another week with you two guys! Nevertheless, it was a wonderful time. we had lots of chats and I have been inspired so much. "Do what you want to do and you become rich. Maybe not in your wallet, but in your heart.". That is what Machi told me, and I will keep it in my mind!! I will do a course and learn how to sail. I always wanted to, but now the time has come that I decided to really do it. Thank you for these wonderful days! "
Marcel from Germany
Sun 08 Jun 2014
"Cap'n Sparrow & Cap'n Cook, Thank you both so much for making our Whitsundays voyage so special. You looked after our family as if we were your own! The Ise Pearl is a magnificent lady of the Sea and a credit to you both for keeping this timeless Classic & Special place for us "Land lubbers" to visit. May we wish you both the best of health, wealth & happiness and a Smile beams across your faces as well as ours each time we hear SPUR LASH!"
Mon 19 May 2014
"Cap'n Sparrow & Cap'n Cook, Thank you both so much for making our Whitsundays voyage so special. You looked after our family as if we were your own! The Ise Pearl is a magnificent lady of the Sea and a credit to you both for keeping this timeless Classic & Special place for us "Land lubbers" to visit. May we wish you both the best of health, wealth & happiness and a Smile beams across your faces as well as ours each time we hear SPUR LASH!"
Kevin, Alison, Grace Howie - Edinburgh
Wed 14 May 2014
"Thanks for this amazing trip, great food and relaxing music!! Cheers"
Steph from Germany
Wed 30 Apr 2014
"Happiness is not a destination. Its a way of life. We always try to remember this. That's why we quit our job and apartment to travel around the world. You have already found your way of life. Thank you very much to let us be a part of it for these three wonderful days! After having a baby we will come back. "
Brigitta & Claudia from Switzerland
Sun 27 Apr 2014
"Thank you so much for these wonderful days. You seem to have found for what I am searching on my trip through Australia and Bali: the way of life which makes you happy.. Thanks for the inspiration, your happiness and laugh I will always remember on the trip and you two.. My best wishes"
Daniella from Germany
Sun 27 Apr 2014
"THX Machi and Jack Sparrow for this relaxing trip and interesting life on board and on the road whatever... THX as well for learning a bit about various ways of living which inspires me."
Thomas from Germany
Sun 27 Apr 2014
"Thanks for this wonderful trip. I really enjoyed three days with you on Ise Pearl, The food you made for us is really nice and the happiness you bring to us by view and jokes is really enjoyable. Thanks "
Jingfan - China
Sun 20 Apr 2014
"During stay on the boat 3 happy days. Very Happy Trip. Passionate Machi & Sparrow. Provided. We Comfortable ride. Very appreciated! "
Li - China
Sun 20 Apr 2014
"Thank you for giving me a really good time on Ise Pearl. This is my first time to travel on the sea, which is unforgettable. Thank you so much! I will miss you and Ise Pearl and Australia"
Jaye - China
Sun 20 Apr 2014
"Dear Machi & Sparrow, One must always choose the path with heart in order to be at ones best, perhaps so one can always laugh. You both took your path with heart and I am sure you always have a laugh and smile on your face and in your heart.... I will never forget the trip on the Ise Pearl and had the pleasure to meet you both. My best wishes for life.."
Simone from Germany
Mon 14 Apr 2014
"Thank you for a very relaxing trip round the beautiful Whitsunday islands. You have taken very good care of us and the food has been delicious! Everyone has seen a turtle (except me! I was in the toilet!) and enjoyed the most fabulous sunset ever! Hope you enjoy many more years on your beautiful boat! xxxx"
Carol, Chris & Chesca from UK
Mon 14 Apr 2014
"We want to thank you very much for the wonderful trip and that we were allowed to take part 3 days in your life on Ise Pearl! It really is an amazing and beautiful boat. Thank you for the delicious food. It was the most relaxing time on our 6 months trip and we saw the most impressive sunset ever! Stay as you are.... Thank you again."
Heike & Claudio from Germany
Mon 14 Apr 2014
"So.. where beginning? It was really a cool trip on this wonderful boat Ise Pearl, especially sleeping outside and falling sleep while counting stars... For us, the relaxing time in the evening with Sparrows chill-out-music, some cold beers and interesting conversations were awesome, you remember - change of life, job innovations, and other stuff... We wish you all the best, take care, drive safe and find all the time your happiness... We are wired"
Dominic & Simone from Austria
Wed 09 Apr 2014
"First of all I want to thank you so much for the beautiful Whitsunday trip. I really enjoyed it with you people. I felt like being home, relaxed, friendly and helpful. Snorkeling, Sailing, it was fun. The stories, the music, the food, it was perfect. Maybe we will see each other in the hospital where I was as an doctor some day. Thanks!"
Karin - Germany
Wed 09 Apr 2014
"Thank you so much Sparrow & Machi! You have taken such good care of us, more than I could expect, and made us feel very welcome on your home. I was afraid to go snorkeling but Sparrow helped me get over that. Thanks so much because I would not have wanted to miss the experience. I wish you a long and happy life on the beautiful Ise Pearl! Thanks, thanks, thanks and all the best! PS - and of course thank you Machi for the ginger tea to help me get over the sea sickness! It really helped!"
Alet from Holland
Wed 09 Apr 2014
"Thank you so much for these days... I loved every moment on your boat. I think you chose the perfect way of living. Please NEVER change! I wish you all the best and a lot of love and happiness. Dont change the way how you live, how you are. I hope that I will come back for another cruise to see you and enjoy again. Thanks for all - Don't change anything!! Take care of you! See you later! "
Ophelie from France
Tue 21 Jan 2014
"Thank you for an unforgettable time on this beautiful boat! Your sense of humor and just the way you are is very special and unique! We will always remember this 3 days, especially our spontaneous wedding.... take care & stay safe!! PS - Machi, your food was delicious, you really inspired me!"
Sandra & Martin from Germany
Tue 21 Jan 2014
"I had a wonderful time on your stunning beautiful ship! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of your life-style, and of course all the inspiring conversations. I am thankful I got to me you guys. You gook such good care of us and I will never ever forget this trip in my life! Please stay as happy as you seem to be, and continue spreading the good vibes."
Julia from Germany
Tue 21 Jan 2014
"Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Even if we havent been on Whitehaven Beach, I really enjoyed being around you on the Pearl Again. (And it was good that we didn't see Whitehaven Beach, because now we have to come back someday. Then I could show Julia this beach! Thank you for the good conversations, the understanding & everything! I'll definitely come back. Wish you all the best until then.. See us in 5 years! "
Thosten -Germany
Tue 21 Jan 2014
"Hey such a nice experience around you on the Ise Pearl. Sailing was one of my childhood dream! Im really proud I made it with you. Everything was perfect, friendly, relaxing. Food was so good as well. I was really needed this time to relax, read, and think about my future was the best place to doing it. Hope I can visit you again with my friend Justin.. I am sure he will love you. Stay as you are you make a beautiful and adventurous coupe. It make me dreaming see you around. Michael Hey such a nice experience around you on the Ise Pearl. Sailing was one of my childhood dream! Im really proud I made it with you. Everything was perfect, friendly, relaxing. Food was so good as well. I was really needed this time to relax, read, and think about my future was the best place to doing it. Hope I can visit you again with my friend Justin.. I am sure he will love you. Stay as you are you make a beautiful and adventurous coupe. It make me dreaming see you around. "
Michael from France
Tue 21 Jan 2014
"Thank you so much for a super relaxing time on board the Ise Pearl. Perfect mix of snorkeling, sailing and great food!"
David & Gebina - UK
Tue 14 Jan 2014
"Thank you for 3 beautiful days out on the sea. Such a great experience, good food and lovely people. Good luck with everything."
Cecilie - Norway
Tue 14 Jan 2014
"Thank you to Ise Pearl, Sparrow & Machi for the most wonderful time!! We never dreamed of having such a good time and seeing what we saw, especially the turtles and stingrays. You guys really are living the dream It has been such an interesting journey, seeing the Eagles and the ancient Volcanic rocks to catching a fish under all those incredible stars. This is something we will never forget and when we are older and I become a midwife and Dan is content in his job. I am sure we will always be looking back on this trip and smiling. Also the food has been amazing and we have loved every seconds. Good luck for the future, hopefully we will get to the other side in one piece! Best wishes x "
Poppy & Dan
Mon 16 Dec 2013
"I had a very great time in the boat Ise Pearl, was special this little holidays for me, because is my first time that I travel alone around to Australia. Was amazing to see the stars in the night and the sun-set. I really loved Whitehaven Beach. Thanks for your hospitality and great food. Was so lovely time and finally I can had some rest. xxx "
Mon 16 Dec 2013
"We were looking for an unforgettable trip through the Whitsunday Islands and we found it! Because of your lovely, caring, funny and unique way to be, you made this trip so special! Thank you so much for this amazing experience! We will remember it for a long time.. "
Vlad and Ilona
Wed 20 Nov 2013
"Thank you so much Sparrow & Machi for a fantastic cruising experience, Your hospitality was sensational like the scenery. I have many special memories, and will smile fondly remembering our time together. Oh Yeh, will be back at sometime in the future, and will be telling all my friends and family of my special trip. Best regards to you both."
Wed 20 Nov 2013
"Sweet, sweet Sparrow and Machi! What an amazing trip! We really had a great time with you! Robin liked the fishing and have a chat with you on the back deck with you! That was fun! Fadi liked to feed and swim with the batfish and go with Sparrow in the dinghy to take pictures of Ise Pearl. Winnie really liked the blue/tarquoise water, the shark she saw and the really lovely food of Machi! We enjoyed the snorkelling, the rides on the Ise Pearl and talking & Chatting with you guys! See you on Facebook and in a next life! Keep following your passion! Lots of Love. Winnie (the funny red head) Fadi (Weirdo) & Robin (Fisher)"
Robin, Fadi & Winnie
Tue 08 Oct 2013
"Sparrow & Machi, Thank you, thank you, thank you for this amazing trip!! Will never forget it! It was incredible! My trip around the Whitsunday Islands will be a massive highlight - the best highlight actually of my entire trip of Australia! Thank you so much again"
Tue 08 Oct 2013
"Sparrow & Machi! Thank you for an amazing 3 days sailing the beautiful Whitsundays ! The snorkelling was incredible - so excited to see nemo! & the dolphins at night were magnificent! The food just topped it all off as once in a lifetime trip. Had my first go at fishing sadly with little success but was still extremely enjoyable! Maybe see you again in a few years!"
Tue 08 Oct 2013
"Thank you so much for a wonderful ocean experience! We've loved every minute of our time on your beautiful boat, as well as all the delicious food and sensational scenery. Thanks again! "
Dominic & Victoria
Tue 08 Oct 2013
"Dear Captain Sparrow and Captain, Amazing Cook, Machi. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home on the sea with us for 3 days of pure bliss. we couldnt have asked for better hosts to lead us on an adventure of the deep blue! I loved every minute of our trip from sharing filthy jokes to last minute vegetarian food, to Philosophies and intimate lessons of family bonds. Our time together had taught me so much. So thank you once again. I leave you feeling very relaxed and tanned!"
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Thank you for sharing your home with all of us.. You have made us feel very welcome and have treated us more like family, than guests. Wishing you health, wealth and peace. "
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Ive had an absolutely wonderful time aboard the beautiful Ise Pearl! The food, the company and the locations have all been mind blowingly special. This is a birthday holiday that will never be forgotten. Huge thanks to Machi and Sparrow - two wonderful soul mates to inspire me that one day I'll have such a joyous and happy life. Cheers x one hundred million, lots of English Rose Love."
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Dear Captain Cook and Captain Sparrow, I had an amazing time on your vessel which became my new home sweet home for 3 days. I loved how relaxed it was, never rushed, exactly what I was looking for. The snorkeling spots were great and I'm glad that we haven't been eaten by any dinosaurs at Jurassic Park! Speaking of food, our meals were absolutely delicious! I will recommend you to everybody on my road! You are both lovely and generous, I wish you to sail for many more years, selling dream to many other people!! Very relaxing experience, I will never forget it, will frame some pictures for my old days. Being able to sleep on the deck was great too! Thank you sooo much! "
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Thank you so much for sharing your home with me and looking after me so well. It's my dream to sail in the Whitsundays and Kenny & I do it regularly but not often enough! This trip was so special with you both, going to places you both love and not just being tourists. Next time I won't hurt my back before I come and will spend more time in the water and maybe there'll be more wind in the sails. Best wishes "
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"As one of the Grey Nomads, it was wonderful to swap my caravan for a boat and sail the seas at least a little way for a few days. It is not so different living on a boat to living in the caravan except sand and salt replace red dirt and dust!! I love it and thank you so much for making me feel like a guest in your home and not a tourist! "
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Just what we were looking for, something to bring us back to earth from hectic lifestyles make us forget what life is really all about and just what our real needs are. Thank you Sparrow and Machi for a fabulous 3 days. Oh.. I do love Australia and no matter what it will always be home. What a beautiful corner of the World!! "
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Throughly enjoyable family holiday, very relaxing. Awesome food and plenty provided. Would recommend to others. A sailing experience with history and adventures, just simple living. Loved it and would do it again. Thank you."
Anne Maree
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"What a wonderful experience. I had so much fun and I don't think I would of had an experience like that anywhere else."
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Sweet, sweet Sparrow and Machi! What an amazing trip! We really had a great time with you! Robin liked the fishing and have a chat with you on the back deck with you! That was fun! Fadi liked to feed and swim with the batfish and go with Sparrow in the dinghy to take pictures of Ise Pearl"
Robin, Fadi & Winnie
Mon 30 Sep 2013
"Even though the weather wasnt the best, and only got worse, we have had 3 nice and relaxed days! And as the Danish saying goes There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing! We had a good time relaxing on the deck, snorkellings, watchiing beautiful fish, catching a red emperor (1 million pounds) and a grassy ?something?, enjoying Machis good cooking skills and just enjoying life with good company. Also we have admired Machis good skill of talking and asking questions, which get you to think anf what you want with and in your life. It has been fun to catch a glimpse of how life is living on a boat. And who knows, someday we might meet you on the great ocean in our own boat! Regards, the 2 friendly Vikings from Denmark Nicky and Stephanie, who learned Australian Humour etc......! ;)"
Nicky and Stephanie
Sat 09 Jun 2012
"Thank you for sharing your life-style with us! We had a great time, really relaxed here and enjoyed the good food! Seeing this beautiful restored baby, inspires us to go on with the restoration of our wooden glinders, although flying will never be so relaxed & layed back as sailing. Perhaps in the future as we are back in the Netherlands. For now we still have a week left of our holiday before we have to get back to the rush of our work, which puts dreams sometimes a long way back... We will keep dreaming though!!"
Fri 01 Jun 2012
"Thanks Sparrow & Machi for the best experience.. good food, good company & on a boat!!! It's been a way of life to aspire to and will give us much to think about as we dream about our eco house & chilled out life. :) We will let you know if Paul eventually discovers a cure from the sea creatures that it seems he can't live without. Loving your music, from the water-baby and no-longer-sea-sick."
Kate and Paul
Sat 05 May 2012
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