Siska

FROM: $299
24
2D
1N

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Odd Dates
Returns: 4:00pm - Even Dates

Pricing Options

RRP $419 $299 AUD / Person - Shared Accom - Single Bed (Between: 01 Jun 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
RRP $419 $299 AUD / Person - Shared Accom - Half of a Double Bed (Between: 01 Jun 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)

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 onboard 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!

Highlights & 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


Siska, Sailing Whitsundays, tender over blue water.

Siska is also available for Private Charter.

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 are 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 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

Layout

Boat Layout 

Siska has ample headroom 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 Menu

More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Beach & bath towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Small, zipperless overnight bag*
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal)

*This vessel does not allow zipped bags, please bring with you a soft eco-style bag often found at Coles or Woolworths.

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, most hostels, pre or post tour accommodation or Airlie Beach Bag Storage. 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 are available for purchase on board. 

Holiday Surcharges:

  • Tours at sea between the 24th of December to the 2nd of January will incur a local payment once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.
  • Tours departing on Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday will incur a once-off fee of $20 per person per night, payable direct at check in.

Terms and Conditions


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. 


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.


Other: 

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.


Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure 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 admin@mr-travel.com. 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.


Refunds:

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.


Accountability/Misconduct:

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.


"A great 2-day escape. My friend and I sailed around the Whitsundays, explored Whitehaven beach and even had drinks/snacks on a secluded beach for sunset. We slept on the deck, star-gazing for hours! We got to help hoist the sails and help out. Crew are helpful and passionate about their job. An amazing experience! "
Leigh Fields
"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

OUR BOATING EXPERTS
ARE READY TO HELP YOU

  • Based in Airlie Beach
  • Can answer all your boat questions
  • Our experts are all experienced locals
  • We will build you exclusive packages to save you money
  • Whitsundays biggest boat cooperative

Quick Enquiry