What a 'Ketch'! Traditional sailing combined with top comfort.
Waltzing Matilda is a 60ft (18m) fiberglass Roberts Ketch. Sailed by an experienced crew of two with only 14 passengers, she has earned a fantastic reputation for providing comfort with adventure. Up top, she has a spacious deck area offering lots of room to relax and take in the scenery. Combine this with an astonishing 8 ft on head room below deck and you have the perfect vessel for comfortable cruising around the Islands. This vessel is ideally suited for those travelers that are looking to escape the large crowds.
Waltzing Matilda welcomes you to one of the World's most spectacular natural playgrounds, the breathtaking Whitsunday Island chain. With no less than 74 tropical islands floating like gems in the azure waters of the Coral Sea, it's not surprising this is one of the World's most desirable vacation destinations. The welcoming tropical climate of the Whitsundays rivals that of Fiji, Tahiti and the Bahamas with mean annual temperatures of 27C and a minimum of 21C. And with an estimated average of 8.25 hours of sunshine per day, an attractive year-round climate is assured.
Waltzing Matilda Features:
- Maximum of 14 passengers making this a sociable and relaxed tour
- Freshly prepared meals prepared on-board using fresh local produce
- Fresh linen provided for each guest
- Snorkelling equipment provided for your convenience
- Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly crew
- Spacious deck area ideal for sunbaking and taking in your beautiful surrounds
If you would like to get away from the larger crowds, then Waltzing Matilda is perfect for you...
Most of the Whitsunday Islands are World Heritage Listed, offering the opportunity for true exploration in some of the worlds most beautiful scenery. Regarded alongside areas such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean, the Whitsundays are often considered even better due to the close proximity of 74 islands offering endless shelter and snug overnight anchorages. With less distances to travel and Waltzing Matilda to get you there, there's an array of experiences possible each day.
Come adventure sailing in the Whitsundays onboard Waltzing Matilda. Sail the mystic beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on this overnight crewed charter and immerse yourself in pure relaxation and sun-soaked fun.
Waltzing Matilda offers you a chance to experience some of the many natural wonders of the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach and Cid Harbour. You will have the chance to snorkel some of the amazing fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef at Blue Pearl Bay and Hook Island.
Onboard you will find plenty of delicious food and thirst quenching drinks, along with some of the comforts of home. While onboard you can either kick back and relax or help the crew out and really experience the fun in adventure sailing in the Whitsundays.
On Arrival: Tea & Coffee when guests arrive
Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: Quiche, Green Salad, Potato Salad along with a selection of breads
Sunset Snacks: Carrot sticks, dip,cheese, olives, Jatz crackers, and Corn chips
Dinner: BBQ steaks, steamed greens, honey carrots and potatoes oven baked and served with sour cream
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, juice, Fresh fruit platter- oranges, melons, apples. A variety of cereals such as Cornflakes, Weet-bix and Mueslias well as a range of breads and spreads including Jam, Vegemite, Honey, Peanut Butter.
Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: Chicken, Cabbage and Noodle Salad and pasta bake
Afternoon Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Please note, this is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments
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What To Bring
Upon checking in, you will be given a souvenir environmental bag to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip. They ask that you only take these bags on board with you as luggage. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for on board purchases. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, in town but please no glass bottles.
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.
Skipper, crew, drinking water, meals, linen, wetsuit hire, snorkelling equipment and all Marine Park fees.
BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board.
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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.
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
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. 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 traveling 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.