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Siska

FROM: $349
24
2D
1N

Departure Times

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

Pricing Options

RRP $389 $349 AUD / Person - Shared Accom (Between: 01 May 2019 and 01 Oct 2019)

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

  • Siska is one of the most comfortable maxi yachts in the Whitsundays with a rich racing history!
  • See what it feels like to reach maximum speeds as you glide around the islands, heeling over to the power of the wind! 
  • Experience a fun social tour at sea with great company and fun crew members
  • Perfect if you only have one night to spare in the Whitsundays or are running on a tight budget!

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 famous 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, take advantage of the spacious deck which is perfect for enjoying speedy sailing, sunbathing or relaxing!

Siska, Sailing Whitsundays, tender over blue water.


Siska Features

  • Authentic sailing with an amazing itinerary
  • Fun and exciting social tour - very popular tour for 18-35's!
  • Get hands-on and learn to sail, or relax on the deck
  • 77ft long with a spacious deck and roll out shade awning
  • Quality time at Hill Inlet Lookout and Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkelling gear and instruction provided
  • All meals are prepared on board by your friendly crew
  • BYO Alcohol
  • Check out Siska's sister vessel Hammer for more departure dates

Boat Layout 

Siska has ample head room throughout the yacht, perfect for our taller guests, with plenty of space for all of her passengers. The 2 dining tables provide plenty of space for guests to enjoy meals together and create a great social atmosphere that is great for making new friends and hanging out on board. The saloon area also doubles as a comfortable sitting area. Up on deck, there is ample space for you to relax as well as a boom awning for shade when anchored. Siska carries just 24 guests with a combination of single and double bunks, making it an ideal trip for all types of travellers. 


Sample Itinerary

When you only have 2 days to see all of the Whitsundays, speed matters! Siska will ensure that no time is wasted as you sail at true racing speeds from one incredible destination to the next.

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, detailing Siska's amazing history.

Siska has a myriad of winches and sailing gear that allow her to sail at top speeds. Guests can encouraged to assist on board, including hoisting and trimming sails, or taking the helm, but are also welcome to sit back and watch as the crew as you make your way around the islands!

Whitehaven Beach Siska From above

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout
Journey to the North Eastern side of Whitsunday Island to Whitehaven Beach. Whitehaven Beach is a massive 7kms in length and had the purest silica sand in the world, making it soft, cool and one of the most unique places in the world. While on Whitsunday Island, take a guided bush walk up to the ever-talked-about Hill Inlet Lookout to see the stunning swirling sands below that are not found anywhere else in the world. Don't forget to bring your camera as this will be a view you will want to capture forever!

Couples having fun on whitehaven beach

Snorkelling
Not only will get you get to experience snorkelling in the aqua blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but you will also get a first-hand viewing of the amazing marine life and coral species. The most renowned snorkel locations are at the Northern end of the Whitsunday Islands, typically around Hook Island and Hayman Island. The experienced crew on Siska will determine the best snorkel locations based on the current weather and tidal conditions to deliver you the best underwater experience possible!  

Snorkelling the whitsundays with Siska


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 note that this is a sample of menu and is subject to change. Most special diets can be catered for upon request, please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Siska is also available for Private Charter.

Awards and Achievements for Boomerang

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Add to your Whitsundays experience... Combine multiple tours to unlock exclusive discounts!

Featured Add-on's for Siska:

CW ReefworldBase Hostel AccommodationSkydive Airlie BeachHeart Reef


More Information

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
  • Wet weather jackets if needed

What's Extra

BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board. 

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 asthma, emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioural 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 need to tell the staff when you board the vessel.

Terms and Conditions

*A $20 per night (per person) Public Holiday Surcharge is applicable to tours departing on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December 2019. New Years surcharges may also apply, please enquire at the time of booking. 

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.

This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English. 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.

Cancellations

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.

"Beautiful landscapes, gorgeous beaches and good snorkelling (definitely not the most impressive though). The best part of this activity was the amazing crew! They were so much fun, they genuinely cared about us and each other, and always made sure we had a good time. It is obvious they love what they do. The food was delicious and they always made sure there were vegan options. The boat is not luxurious so if you are used to 5 star hotels maybe this isn't for you. Overall I give them 3 thumbs up and would definitely recommend!"
Marnie
"My daughter (25), her friend (25) and me (54) booked 2 days, 1 night aboard this boat. The trip was exceptional. The crew consisted of three young women (Lauren, Nicole & Annetta) all three were extremely knowledgable and hard working.Lauren (captain) was very well informed about the boat and the islands. It was a very laid back tour with a variety of ages. Safety and the environment were paramount. We had the opportunity to do two snorkelling swims and had any of the passengers booked a dive they could have done that also, no one on our trip had. We also visited Whitehaven Beach which is an absolute must when visiting the Whitsunday Island. Annetta who was responsible for the cooking did an absolute fantastic job. She made sure we were all feed and watered (not 5 * cuisine, so don’t expect that). Given the space and time Annette had to prepare food it was excellent. It does get very very hot aboard the boat, plenty of sunscreen is a must. Alcohol was BYO which was kept cool throughout the journey. An excellent trip, well worth the money."
Katrina
"We had a great time sailing around Whitsunday islands. We stayed for 1 night and explored for 2 days. We were well looked after by our friendly and hospitable crew (Jamie, Tash & Neesh). Good snorkelling spots around Hook Island, tasty food and incredible views over Whitehaven Beach made for a fantastic excursion, only downside was the weather but there are some things you can’t change! Thanks to the team for a memorable trip."
Carl
"Fantastic 2D1N tour on the Siska sail boat, with an awesome crew (Max, Tash and Claire). After leaving Airlie Beach around 8am, we sailed to a couple of snorkel spots, where we spotted a Giant Clam, many colourful fish and even a turtle breaching. We also visited Nara Inlet, and a cave featuring Aboriginal paintings. We anchored here for the night, everyone chilled on the top deck, sipped beers and swapped stories whilst watching the milky way unfold before our eyes. The following morning, we headed to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, which was the highlight. The crew kept it fun, everyone got involved (not a party boat), and we got the weather too. Would highly recommend."
Marcus
"We had a great time sailing around Whitsunday islands. We stayed for 1 night and explored for 2 days. We were well looked after by our friendly and hospitable crew (Jamie, Tash & Neesh). Good snorkelling spots around hook island, tasty food and incredible views over Whitehaven Beach made for a fantastic excursion, only downside was the weather but there are some things you can’t change! Thanks to the team for a memorable tri"
Cah-Ear
"Sailing Siska was honestly one of the highlights of my trip travelling up the East Coast. The snorkelling and the beaches were honestly beautiful but my experience was enhanced by the crew on board, Anake, the chef on board was a true inspiration, the positivity the crew had for life was just unreal and I will never forget them or the experience!"
Olga H
"Fantastic 2D1N tour on the Siska sail boat, with an awesome crew (Max, Tash and Claire). After leaving Airlie Beach around 8am, we sailed to a couple of snorkel spots, where we spotted a Giant Clam, many colourful fish and even a Turtle breaching. We also visited Nara Inlet, and a cave featuring Aboriginal paintings. We anchored here for the night, everyone chilled on the top deck, sipped beers and swapped stories whilst watching the milky way unfold before our eyes. The following morning, we headed to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, which was the highlight. The crew kept it fun, everyone got involved (not a party boat), and we got the weather too. Would highly recommend."
Marcus
"Great sailing trip to the Whitsundays on Siska. Very friendly staff and nice participants of every age on the vessel. Good breakfast, lunch and dinner. The trip was good organised, you had enough time at the different stops for snorkeling or enjoying the time at the beach. This isn't a party boat like many other tour operators, so if you want a nice and relaxing boat trip to the Whitsundays without typical party people, book this one."
Max
"I had a great time on the 2 day/1 night tour on the Siska yacht. Exciting sailing, beautiful beaches, very friendly crew and the food was excellent!"
"Had a great time on the 2 day/1 night tour on the Siska yacht. Exciting sailing, beautiful beaches, very friendly crew. The food was excellent. A big thanks!"
Lee
"It was awesome! First the staff...Captain Tess is an absolute star, knows her stuff and a makes you feel safe and welcome on the boat...Host Gabby keeps you happy and fed the whole trip (great nachos!) and then we have deckhand Jamie...one of the best lads on the sea! Had a really great time and couldn't recommend them highly enough...loads of fun, the space to chill when you want or get involved, snorkelling was the best I've ever done (being taught to do it properly for the first time ever helped!), loads of time to relax at Whitehaven Beach, fun and games overnight, clean living areas with plenty of space...I would only ever book with these guys when I come back."
Scott
"Great time, highlight of my trip!"
Hillary
"It was awesome! We had a wonderful time, The crew and the food were perfect!"
Marwela
"It was awesome! We had a wonderful time, The crew and the food were perfect! "
Marwela
"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!"
Kate
"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!"
Maria
"Really enjoyed myself. Best two days of my experience in Australia. Thank you!!"
Michael
"Trip of a lifetime, would do it all again tomorrow if we could. Great experience all around, will definitely recommend! Thanks guys!"
Louisa
"Awesome trip! Very nice!"
Jakob
"Great trip!"
Jostien
"Fantastic crew and a great trip!!"
Robin
"Best trip ever!"
Oliver
"Nice crew and atmosphere. It was a great adventure!"
Priscilla
"Nice crew and atmosphere. It was a great adventure!"
Priscilla
"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!"
Hanne
"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!"
Joanne
"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."
Patricia
"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. "
Sophie
"Great way to experience Australia - seeing the islands, snorkelling and sailing with great people!"
Lindy
"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!"
Michelle
"Great, friendly staff. Great food, well-presented amenities, amazing views and areas travelled!"
Franky
"The service provided by the crew made it a truly memorable experience. Scenery was just mind blowing!"
Sophie
"Fabulous adventure! Great food, music and company. Best snorkelling ive ever experienced - overall excellent!"
King
"Great tour, nice crew, nice atmosphere, good food! "
Joyce Fiddelers
"I had a great time with you guys. Thanks !!"
Jose
"Really great trip, crew and food. Best thing to do when you are at Airlie Beach. "
Martin Staudinper
"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."
Chas
"Really fun and very enjoyable, even in less than ideal weather! "
Erica
"It was great, everything was just perfect! "
Maarten De Groot
"Awesome, beautiful and great"
Maxime
"10/10
Good all round, except banging music a distraction. "
Tom Collet
"Even better that I expected! Loved all of it, especially snorkelling with turtles!"
Guest
"Wonderful!"
Wen Chen
"Thank you so much for the whole trip. It is a very wonderful trip. "
Xiaoting Yang
"All in all a really cool trip, a curtain in front of the cabin would be cool. very friendly staff"
Peter
"Had a really good time despite weather food really good and crew really friendly. "
Anna Cornforth
"Easy going super enjoyable. Thanks to all involved. Well looked after."
Ben Spear
"Great crew did the best they could to make our trip fun, even with not so great weather"
Teegan
"Great, informative crew!"
James Flanagan
"Perfect crew - always smiling :) THX!"
Patricia
"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."
Waldemar
"Very enjoyable, trustworthy and responsible staff. V Good level of knowledge from all the crew. Relaxed as well as clear."
David Phelan
"Great experience even the weather was good"
Sergio Bixby
"It's an amazing trip and very special for us. We do have a lot of fun and joy. "
Nicole
"My trip was amazing! I have had great times - discovery, meeting nice people and feeling very confident thanks to the crew. Thanks a lot!"
Camille
"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
"Great trip with a good combination of time to sail, time to snorkelling and time to visit islands. Kind and friendly crew."
Mads Thorsen
"Very kind staff, good food, nice boat."
Jonas
"snorkelling and diving was amazing!!!"
Matt Frinks
"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
"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!"
Chuck
"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
"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!"
Lauren
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