Solway Lass Private Charter

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Departure Times

Departs: 5:30pm - Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Returns: 2:30pm - Thursday, Saturday & Monday

Sail, relax, snorkel, and explore on a classic tall ship on this private charter perfect for everyone!

  • Classic tall ship with a rich history
  • 10 sails flying and over 5,500 feet of sail area 
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Snorkel the fringing Great Barrier Reef
  • Rope swing for a pirate ship experience 
  • Comfortable cabins and bow nets
  • Room for up to 32 guests - Perfect for large groups!

Solway Lass is the best way to experience a traditional sailing trip around the Whitsundays - with history below your feet and the perfect photo ops everywhere you look! The billowing sails, wooden details and friendly crew give her the extra touch needed to make Solway an unforgettable tour. This private charter is ideal for large family groups, correlate events, birthday parties and more. With room for up to 32 guests, you can look forward to a personalised and unique sailing adventure. 

Highlights & Features:

  • Glass bottom tender (small boat)
  • Authentic sailing experience
  • Personalised itinerary for your group
  • Air-conditioned cabins
  • Saloon area with a licensed bar
  • Hot showers and 240V power available onboard
  • Meals freshly-prepared onboard
  • Enjoy swinging from the Tarzan rope!
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuits provided
  • Large spacious decks and cabins
  • Private and shared cabins available
  • Historic boat
  • Licensed bar 

Relax on this historical boat surrounded by the people you love most, on an intimate tour of the Whitsundays! 

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Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach 

Journey to Whitsunday Island, where it is time to hit up the famous Whitehaven Beach! You will have plenty of time to soak up the sun, go for a refreshing swim, even wade among harmless baby sharks and stingrays.

Hill Inlet Lookout

Be sure to have your cameras ready because you won't want to miss the opportunity to capture the most incredible view of the swirling sands of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach! Your tour guide will take you for a scenic bushwalk up to the lookout to enjoy the view and take some photos.

Snorkelling

Solway Lass will give you plenty of opportunities to hop in the water and check out the amazing fringing reefs of the Whitsundays! We will take you to some of the most colourful and diverse reefs around, giving you a chance to explore the underwater world and see all it has to offer. All snorkelling equipment and tuition is included, ensuring you're comfortable in the water and able to enjoy the reefs for the ultimate experience.

Authentic Sailing

Solway Lass is one of the most impressive sailing boats in the Whitsundays. Her sheer size and billowing sails make her a sight to see as she weaves her way around the islands. Watch as your crew skillfully climbs the masts to set the sails, allowing the power of the wind to take you around. Don't forget to ask the skipper for a turn at the helm taking the chance to steer Solway for yourself!  

Additional Fun! 

Solway Lass has stand-up paddleboards that are free for passengers to use, and you can also enjoy a bit of extra fun back on board with the fun rope swing! And don't forget to take a turn sitting in the bow nets upfront, dangling your feet out over the water as you relax. There is also a glass-bottom tender onboard - perfect for those who aren’t keen on snorkelling but still want to see the fish! A one of a kind feature on overnight boats in the Whitsundays! 

Layout

Solway Lass Floorplan

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What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Change of clothes
  • Small, zipperless overnight bag 
  • Sunscreen

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, 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
  • Licensed bar
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All Marine Park fees
  • Wet weather jackets if needed
  • Free pickup and drop-off if required 
  • Environmentally friendly bag provided upon check-in

What's Extra

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (licensed vessel - NO BYO). 
  • Peak holiday periods (i.e. Christmas, Easter, New Years) may incur a surcharge. Please enquire at the time of booking. 

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


Important Information:

The specified deposit amount is required to secure the booking, with the remaining balance due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the due date may result in termination of the charter (cancellation fees apply).

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


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 the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to 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 Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


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