Providence V

FROM: $159

Departure Times

Departs: 7:30 am - Daily
Returns: 4:30 pm - Daily

Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $179 $159 AUD / Person - Discounted Group Booking (Min 4 adults) (Between: 01 Oct 2021 and 17 Dec 2021)
RRP $179 $169 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 31 Mar 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)
$89 AUD / Person - Child (1-12 years) (Between: 22 Apr 2018 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $175 $155 AUD / Person - Senior (60+ years) (Between: 22 Apr 2018 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $520 $490 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 22 Aug 2015 and 31 Mar 2022)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-1 Years) (Between: 01 Jan 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)

Jump on board the incredible Providence V for the trip of a lifetime!

  • Enjoy an authentic tall ship sailing experience with your passionate crew
  • Sail straight to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach!
  • Snorkel, swim and relax to your heart’s content
  • Gaze at the creamy blue and white swirls of Hill Inlet from above
  • Feast on a delicious lunch, freshly made onboard

Providence V, Having fun, Sailing Whitsundays

Providence V is a classic 62-foot gaff-rigged schooner built from Queensland timber and is considered a baby tall ship, perfect for sailing around the Whitsundays. During your day trip, you can catch a breeze as you cruise around the Whitsundays to snorkel, swim and sail. You will get to see some of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, as well as the beauty that lies below the surface during your snorkel at the colourful reefs of Dumbell Island. Providence offers the perfect trip for your whole family to have an authentic Whitsundays experience.

Providence has long been a Whitsundays staple and is a replica of the American Blackfish, a Gloucester schooner, which were some of the first boats to compete in America's Cup. She also starred in a Hollywood movie in 1992, Survive the Savage Seas, which was filmed in Australia. 

Providence On Anchor, whitsundays


  • Built from timber from the Tully Rainforest
  • Snorkel equipment included
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Delicious lunch on board
  • Full day on the water
  • Authentic sailing
  • Visit Betty's Beach
  • Morning and afternoon tea

Providence V's day trip departs daily at 7.30am and returns at 4.30pm. It visits Hill Inlet Lookout, Betty's Beach and Dumbell for snorkelling. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with cheese and fruit platter will be served.

Whitehaven Beach, Sailing Whitsundays

Sample Itinerary

7:30am: Depart Coral Sea Marina
8:30am: Morning tea on board
11:00am: Arrive Tongue Bay
11-11:30am: Walk to Hill Inlet Lookout for a photo opportunity of one of the world's most famous beaches
11:30-12:30pm: Go for a swim on Betty's Beach, one of the world's most renowned beaches
12:45pm: Depart Whitehaven and lunch on board
1:15pm: Snorkelling at Dumbell Island
2:00pm: Depart Dumbell island
3:00pm: Fruit platter and something sweet as we sail back
4:30pm: Arrive back at Coral Sea Marina

Snorkelling, Dumbbell island, Wrasse,

Depart/ Return
Providence departs from Coral Sea Marina, the main marina in Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays.
Please meet at the Northern End of Coral Sea Marina, near the Kiosk Cafe and roundabout, 15 minutes before departure time for boarding.

Sailing whitsundays, Providence private charter

Important Information:

  • Providence V is also available for Private Charter.
  • A shark shield antenna has been installed for passenger safety while snorkelling. If you have any medical conditions, please check with us before booking to make sure this tour is suitable for you.

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What To Bring

Please bring towels and a hat and sunscreen, money to purchase drinks onboard, a rain jacket during summer months (Jan-April) and warmer clothes during winter months (June-September).

What's Included

  • Morning tea
  • Delicious Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Coffee and tea
  • Chilled water
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Marine Park fees and National Park fees
  • Stinger suits (summer months only)
  • Courtesy transfers to/from select local accommodations

What's Extra

  • Drinks for sale onboard. This is a fully licensed vessel, no BYO (Bring Your Own) alcohol permitted.
  • Wetsuit hire - $10pp

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

A Shark Shield antenna has been installed on this vessel. Anyone with a pacemaker, who is pregnant, or has a health condition could be affected by the electric field and should not use the device. Some examples of health conditions include:

  • Heart disease
  • A history of heart problems
  • Peripheral vascular decease
  • Stroke
  • A history of fainting
  • A history of epilepsy
  • Lung disease

This device is attached to the vessel to protect guests while snorkeling. If you are unable to use this device, you will not be able to partake in this tour's snorkelling component. Please contact us before booking if you have any concerns.

Your Responsibilities:

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. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

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.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

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. 


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

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.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outside the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All client cancellations (including no shows) forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

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 Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

"Very nice Sailing boat. I had the pleasure of talking to the captain who was a very nice man and very informative about the history of the boat. They allowed my wife and I to join in with putting up the sails which we thoroughly enjoyed as we have sailed most of our life. I would really like to come back and do the same tour as we are very happy with the day."
"Beautiful proper sail boat, great homemade food, amazing crew! We had heaps of time to snorkel and on Whitehaven Beach. Perfect way to sail the Whitsundays!"
"Beautiful boat to sail around the Whitsundays with! Whitehaven Beach was amazing, the time to snorkel plenty and the homemade food delicious :)"
"My wife and I booked this trip for our wedding anniversary as we both enjoy traditional boats. Providence didn't disappoint, we had the head sail up as we sailed to islands, and enjoyed snorkelling. Great day "
Matthew Jones
"My friends and I were hell bent on "sailing" during our trip to The Whitsundays, and this was the perfect choice to fit in with our budget. Our skipper definitely knew what he was doing, and the snorkelling exceeded my expectations. Loved it!"
Angela. W
"Great crew, not only on board but also the girl who picked us up. Chilled vibe, not too many people on board and relaxed crew (fun humor as well, Scottish). Got a good impression of the Whitsundays including the Hill inlet and a great snorkeling site at the reef. No rush or whatsoever. Thanks!!"
"What a beautiful experience aboard a classy dame ....lovely sunset sail with entertaining crew Steve and Andy. Do yourself a favour enjoy the bubbles and nibbles and forget all your troubles.Just breathe ..."
Jim and Nancy
"The trip was amazing, nice ship, very intimate atmosphere, good food, wonderful and skillful crew! Snorkelling was spectacular and Whitehaven beach was simply astonishing!"
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