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Solway Voyager 3 Day 2 Night

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Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Monday, Friday
Returns: 4:00pm - Wednesday, Sunday

Pricing Options

RRP $649 $599 AUD / Person - Shared Accommodation (24/25) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

Highlights

beach_access Whitehaven Beach Hill Inlet Lookout  Great Barrier Reef
 Snorkelling restaurant Delicious Catering SUPs
sailing Tall Ship Rope Swing ac_unit Air-conditioned wine_bar BYO Alcohol
  • Let the good times roll on this social adventure aboard a unique sailing vessel!
  • Explore Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout with ample island time.
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and swim with turtles, fish and colourful corals! 
  • The perfect experience for backpackers looking for more time on the reef.

Strap in for a jam-packed, social adventure in the dazzling Whitsunday Islands with our popular Solway Voyager! This magnificent tall ship will take you through lush tropical islands, mesmerising reefs, and picturesque bays that look like paradise

Your tallship boasts a social atmosphere perfect for backpackers that will sail you smoothly to Australian bucket list destinations like the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and Airlie Beach! Spend your days snorkelling with turtles, swimming, sunbaking, hiking and exploring the Whitsundays in style. And, once you disembark your 3-day, 2-night island adventure, be greeted by a VIP Airlie Beach afterparty with all of your crew and newly-made mates! 

People swimming in a line smiling on the beach


Highlights

  • Explore Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
  • Unwind on sandy beaches
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Relax aboard a unique tallship sailing vessel
  • Stand up paddleboards 
  • Thrilling rope swing
  • All snorkel gear and tuition included
  • Extended trip for a longer island holiday
  • Social atmosphere perfect for backpackers
  • Fully catered with delicious, healthy meals
  • Local, friendly and fun crew
  • BYO Alcohol
  • VIP afterparty with free entry

Sample Itinerary

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Ready to cruise out to the Whitsunday Islands on your best tropical adventure yet? Solway Voyager is calling your name! Kick back on white sandy shores, snorkel amongst technicolour corals, take a thrilling rope swing and soak up the sunset with a chilled BYO beverage.

A group of people smiling at Hill Inlet Lookout

Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet 

A trip to the Whitsundays would not be complete without an adventure through the bright white s...

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Ready to cruise out to the Whitsunday Islands on your best tropical adventure yet? Solway Voyager is calling your name! Kick back on white sandy shores, snorkel amongst technicolour corals, take a thrilling rope swing and soak up the sunset with a chilled BYO beverage.

A group of people smiling at Hill Inlet Lookout

Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet 

A trip to the Whitsundays would not be complete without an adventure through the bright white shores of Whitehaven Beach. Relax, play, swim, read, swim and soak up the sun on this beachy island paradise where some tropical R&R is in order! Indeed, the sand really is some of the whitest in the world. Then, walk up to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout for some jaw-dropping vistas bound to fill your camera roll! The swirling sands of Hill Inlet combine the hues of bright blue waters with the creamy white sands into a view that is never twice the same. With the Solway Voyager experience, you will get ample time on Whitsunday Island, so relax into island time and breath easy! 

Woman swimming through the blue water looking at coral

Snorkelling

If there’s one thing you are assured on your Solway Voyager experience, it’s sensational, world-class snorkelling. Grab your gear and wetsuit (all included) and explore the underwater world below. Snorkel fringing reefs and coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, where vibrant corals, quirky creatures and abundant fish dance before your eyes! We're talking green sea turtles, dazzling fish, friendly reef sharks, endless coral gardens and even whales! An essential way to experience the Whitsundays, discover the luminous world of the reef!

Sailing the Whitsundays Islands on Solway Island

Traditional Sailing 

When onboard the Epic Summer Backpacker tallship, soak up the nautical charm that pours out of this vessel’s history and walls! Feel the wind in your hair and the gentle rock of waves against the hull as you gaze out at island sunsets every evening! With a cold beer in hand relax on the bow nets, socialise in the saloon and enjoy alfresco dining!

Solway Lass rope swing shot in action

Adventurous Extras

Cruise the Whitsunday Islands with a stand-up paddleboard, all included in your experience and available for your free use! Or, for those not wanting to get wet, check out the onboard glass-bottom boat and peer into the mesmerising marine world below! And, the cherry on top of your fun and adventurous time aboard your tallship - jump into the aqua Whitsunday sea with a rope swing, bound to keep you and your mates entertained!

Layout

Solway Voyager features 10 spacious air-conditioned cabins, and separate male and female bathrooms. 

Tap the hotspots on the floor plan below to view the boat.

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Solway Voyager Floor Plan

Accommodation options aboard Solway Voyager:

  • 8 x Share Cabins with a shared bathroom
  • 2 x Private Double Cabins with private ensuite

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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Check out our sample menu for the sister day tour for an example of the style of food onboard!

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Check out our sample menu for the sister day tour for an example of the style of food onboard!

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What To Bring

Please only bring a small soft zipperless bag with:

  • Swimmers
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Beach towel
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Extra money for on board purchases
  • BYO alcohol - no glass bottles

In need of somewhere to store your luggage while you're away? We've got you covered! Come down to The Travel Shop (344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach) anyti...

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What To Bring

Please only bring a small soft zipperless bag with:

  • Swimmers
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Beach towel
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Extra money for on board purchases
  • BYO alcohol - no glass bottles

In need of somewhere to store your luggage while you're away? We've got you covered! Come down to The Travel Shop (344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach) anytime between 7am and 7pm to drop your bags at our secure luggage store. 

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Drinking water
  • All delicious meals
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All Marine Park fees
  • Wet weather jackets if needed
  • Environmentally friendly bag provided upon check-in

What's Extra

  • Any dietary requirements (such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten-free diets and dairy/lactose-free) will need to pay a surcharge of $15 per person payable on check in. Kosher and Halal diets are unable to be catered for.
  • Luggage storage at Airlie Beach Travel Shop

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.


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 out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age for this trip?

Yes, you must be 18 years or older to book a trip on Solway Voyager. 

Do you cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, etc?

Yes, however any dietary requirements will be required to pay a surchage of $15 each payable upon check-in.

Is it BYO?

Yes, you can bring your own alcohol on board Solway Voyager. But please ensure you do not bring any glass bottles. 

Is snorkelling equipment provided?

Yes, you will be provided with snorkelling equipment including your mask and snorkel.

Can I smoke on board?

Yes, there are designated areas on the vessel where you can smoke or vape.

Are there air-conditioners on board?

In the cabins you will find air-conditioners to ensure you stay cool during the humid summer months. 

Can I bring my children on Solway Voyager?

No, the minimum age on board is 18.

Is Solway wheelchair accessible?

No, the boat is not suitable for those in a wheelchair. 

Is parking available at the marina?

Yes, parking is available but daily rates do apply. 

Is bed linen provided?

Yes, all linen for the beds is provided on board. 

What do I need to bring?

We recommend a small and soft bag (preferably without zips) with swimwear, dry clothes, toiletries, personal items you might need, a towel, sun protection, comfortable walking shoes, refillable water bottle, money for onboard purchases, and BYO alcohol if you choose (no glass). 

Are towels provided?

You will need to bring your own towel. 

Where can I store excess luggage?

We don't recommend taking large bags or suitcases on Apollo as you will need a small soft bag. However, we offer luggage storage for as little as $10 a day in our Travel Shop which is located at the top of Airlie Beach's main street. The address is 344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802.

Are all meals included?

Yes, you will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus morning and afternoon tea.

Do I have to wear a stinger suit?

Yes. During Stinger Season you will need to wear a stinger suit to prevent being stung by the jellyfish. 

Can I go if I get seasick?

Solway is a sterdy yacht but if you are prone to seasickness we recommend seeking some travel sickness tablets from your local pharmacy that you can take on board.

Are stinger suits included?

Yes, you will be provided with a stinger suit to wear while you are in the water.

Is there drinking water on board?

Yes, there is fresh, filtered water on board so be sure to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated!

What water toys are on board?

There are paddle boards availble for you to use and an exciting rope swing. 

How many bathrooms are on board?

There are 4 bathrooms. Two are for the private cabins and the other two are separated into male and female. 

Where will we visit?

You will visit different snorkelling locations within the Great Barrier Reef marine park. You will also visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout. 

Can I buy alcohol on board?

No, Solway is BYO alcohol - just no glass!

What happens if my tour is stood down?

If your trip on Apollo has been stood down, you will be contacted by either the tour operator or by us at Sailing Whitsundays. In that case, we will then go through your options. You can read more on our stand down information page.

Reviews

Overall Rating

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Based on 54 reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Sofia Louise Hjalmarsson, 13 Apr 24
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! Such a great way to explore the Whitsundays together with a really amazing group of people. The staff on the boat were our friends as well as the captain. TOTALLY loved the trip, so worth every penny. Would absolutely do it again. If you're 18-30, it's a great way to meet new p
Cecilia Erhabor, 07 Apr 24
Amazing experience. Karl, our captain, was amazing ????????
Lara Wanker, 17 Jan 24
We had the best time ever!
Maria Thoms, 10 Jan 24
Wonderful trip, amazing crew and lovely people on board. The best experience here in Australia. Thank you so much!
Jayme
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