Have fun on a true legend for the sailing experience of a lifetime!
- Sail on board a true America's Cup vessel - the only one of its kind in the Whitsundays!
- Enjoy the thrill of authentic sailing around the tropical Whitsunday Islands
- Southern Cross offers a unique experience that combines relaxation and fun
- Try your hand at helping hoist the main or trim the sails or even join the captain at the helm!
- A fun itinerary that's great if you're short on time!
Operating 2 day/1 night charters through all the best parts of the Whitsunday Islands, Southern Cross is an exciting voyage not to be missed! Southern Cross not only offers an exciting day of sailing but will also take you to the best parts of the Whitsundays! Guests will get to visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and remarkable reefs for an unforgettable snorkelling experience.
Highlights & Features:
- Stand-up paddle boards
- Spacious deck with large cushions
- Small group sailing on a maxi yacht
- Snorkelling at amazing reefs and bays
- Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout
- Opportunity to get hands-on and learn to sail
- Meals freshly prepared on board by your crew
- Snorkel gear and instruction all included
- Authentic sailing experience
- BYO alcohol
Southern Cross is also available for Private Charter.
Enjoy 7kms of cool white silica sand, and dive into the surrounding turquoise waters for the ultimate beach experience. Learn about the purity of the sand, it's uses, benefits and where it came from. There's more than meets the eye to this marvelled beach. It's no wonder Whitehaven Beach is annually voted as one of the top 5 best beaches in the world.
Hill Inlet Lookout
Perhaps the most famous site in the Whitsunday Islands is Hill Inlet Lookout. Located on the Northern end of Whitehaven Beach, the ocean currents and tides shift the sand up the inlet to create a magical swirling masterpiece. This unique landscape is every photographer's dream!
Leap into the unknown as you snorkel in the Whitsundays! Your once-in-a-lifetime experience will begin as you are suited up with gear and brought to one of the many flourishing coral reefs around the islands, where you will get to get in and greet the world that awaits below. Teeming full of life and brimming with colour, the reefs in the Whitsundays are unlike anywhere else in the world and will give you a feeling and experience unlike any other!
Stand-up Paddle Board
Whether you're experienced at stand-up paddleboarding or a newbie, there's no better place to go for a paddle than the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, surrounded by lush Whitsunday Islands.
*Itinerary is a sample only. Changes may occur based on factors outside of our control (including weather, wind and tide) as well as your captain's professional judgement.
All accommodation is open-planned with shared amenities.
- Shared Single: Single bed (sleeps one person), usually a bunk bed.
- Shared Double: Double bed (sleeps two persons), usually with a single bunk on top.
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, most hostels, at Airlie Beach Bag Storage, at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.
- Drinking water
- Wetsuit hire
- Snorkelling equipment
- All Marine Park Fees
- Wet weather jackets if needed
- $16 EMC Fee (as of 01 July 2020) - payable direct at check in.
- BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks are available for purchase on board.
Holiday Surcharges for 2020 onwards:
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
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.