Whitsundays Floating Hotel Solway Lass 3D2N

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Departure Times

Departs: 8:30 am / 3:00 pm - Daily
Returns: 4:30 pm - Daily

Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $549 $539 AUD / Person - Shared Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1208 $1188 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1374 $1354 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Ensuite Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $2088 $2048 AUD / Cabin - Family/Group of 4 Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $649 $639 AUD / Person - Shared Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1428 $1388 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1620 $1580 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Ensuite Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $2468 $2428 AUD / Cabin - Family/Group of 4 Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Discover the island bliss this summer, with the Whitsunday Islands’ exclusive floating hotel!

  • Explore the world-renowned destinations of the Whitsundays by day
  • Relax in paradise and enjoy sunset happy hours aboard a premier tall ship
  • All-inclusive experience ideal for families, groups, couples and solo travellers
  • Flexible Whitsundays itineraries, including two full-day tours
  • Choose from two daily departure times and customise your length of stay!

Solway Lass Floating Hotel is no longer running. Please enquire with our friendly agents to match you with an island experience that is perfect for you! 

Join Solway Lass this summer in the Whitsunday Islands, as the premier tall ship transforms into a floating hotel! A world-first initiative in the heart of the Whitsundays, guests have the opportunity to design their very own adventure-filled itineraries. From beloved Whitsundays day tours that visit the renowned Whitehaven Beach and vibrant reefs to exciting day activities such as fishing and island hiking, there is a slice of paradise for everyone aboard the Whitsundays Floating Hotel Solway Lass!

Following days filled with sun-soaked island time, retreat back to your Solway Lass accommodation for social happy hours and starlit alfresco dining. Offering two daily departure times from Airlie Beach and a range of Full Day Tours and Half Day Activities, the Whitsundays Floating Hotel is the ideal all-inclusive experience for every type of traveller!

Person standing aboard Solway Lass at sunset with their arms raised

Highlights & Features

  • Floating hotel experience in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Authentic, premier 120-year-old tall ship vessel
  • Build your own itinerary, with flexible daily activities and departures
  • See the islands on beloved Whitsundays day tours, Whitsundays Bullet and Southern Cross
  • Explore Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Langford Reef, and the Ngaro Cultural Site
  • Snorkel amongst the inner Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy Solway Lass activities, such as blissful kayaking, hiking, and fishing
  • Relax on indulgent deck, saloon and bow net spaces
  • Licensed onboard bar, with a daily social happy hour
  • Fully air-conditioned cabins with shared bathroom facilities
  • All-inclusive freshly prepared meals, breakfast and dinner served alfresco on the deck
  • Delicious morning and afternoon tea included, in addition to tea and coffee
  • Snorkelling equipment, tuition, and stinger suits provided
  • Bed linens and bath towels provided

Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island

Choose your own unforgettable island activities and explore the Whitsundays your way aboard the Solway Lass Floating Hotel!

Tour 1

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Sample AM Departure Itinerary

Day 1 - AM Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina at 8:00 am at Meeting Point C (South End).
  • Depart on your full-day island and reef tour aboard Whitsunday Bullet at 8:30 am. 
  • Arrive at the Solway Lass Floating Hotel by 3:45 pm for a night of sunset beverages and starlit dining.

Day 2 - AM Itinerary

  • Depart on your island sail aboard Southern Cross...

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Sample AM Departure Itinerary

Day 1 - AM Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina at 8:00 am at Meeting Point C (South End).
  • Depart on your full-day island and reef tour aboard Whitsunday Bullet at 8:30 am. 
  • Arrive at the Solway Lass Floating Hotel by 3:45 pm for a night of sunset beverages and starlit dining.

Day 2 - AM Itinerary

  • Depart on your island sail aboard Southern Cross, returning to Solway Lass by the afternoon.

Day 3 - AM Itinerary

  • Choose from a range of Solway Lass Day activities like snorkelling, kayaking, hiking, fishing and onboard relaxing.
  • Return to the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina aboard the transfer vessel Explorer by 4:00 pm.

Day 1

Whitsunday Bullet

Full Day Activity

Cruise at high speeds from one world-renowned Whitsundays gem to the next, aboard the popular catamaran Whitsunday Bullet. Ideally suited for thrilling island-hopping ventures, guests can immerse themselves in the swirling lagoons of Hill Inlet and the stunning shorelines of both the Northern and Southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Following panoramic island walks, make a splash in the Whitsundays brimming inner fringing reefs before cruising back to the Solway Lass Floating Hotel!

People relaxing on the beach, Whitsunday Bullet vessel anchored in the distance


Day 2

Southern Cross Langford Reef Day Sail

Full Day Activity

Set sail on a day teeming with unforgettable reef adventures and sun-soaked island time, aboard the Southern Cross Day Tour. From the disappearing sandbar at Langford Island Reef to the vivid coral formations reached straight from the Black Island shoreline, you’re sure to dive deep into the reef wonder. Combining the best snorkel locations in the northern Whitsunday Islands and authentic sailing aboard a famous America’s Cup Yacht, Southern Cross cannot be missed!

People aboard the Southern Cross sailing yacht in the Whitsundays


Day 3

The Solway Lass Day Activity Menu offers guests the flexibility to explore the Whitsundays their way! Guests will then be transferred back to Airlie Beach by 4:00 pm.

Choose from: 

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Island hikes
  • Exploring Ngaro Cultural Site
  • Onboard chilling 

Half-day activities must be booked 48 hours prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Couple walking through island forests

Tour 2

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Sample PM Departure Itinerary

Day 1 - PM Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina at 2:30 pm at Meeting Point C (South End) for a 3:00 pm departure.
  • Aboard the transfer vessel Explorer, arrive at the Solway Lass Floating Hotel by 4:00 pm for a night of sunset beverages and starlit dining.

Day 2 - PM Itinerary

  • Depart on your island adventure aboard Whitsunday Bullet, returning to...

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Sample PM Departure Itinerary

Day 1 - PM Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina at 2:30 pm at Meeting Point C (South End) for a 3:00 pm departure.
  • Aboard the transfer vessel Explorer, arrive at the Solway Lass Floating Hotel by 4:00 pm for a night of sunset beverages and starlit dining.

Day 2 - PM Itinerary

  • Depart on your island adventure aboard Whitsunday Bullet, returning to Solway Lass by the afternoon.

Day 3 - PM Itinerary

  • Depart on your tropical day sail aboard Southern Cross.
  • Return to the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina aboard the transfer vessel Explorer by 4:00 pm.

Day 1 

Departing from the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina at 3:00 pm, PM Departure guests will arrive at their Solway Lass accommodation by 4:00 pm. Joining the AM Departure guests aboard, an afternoon of sunset beverages and an evening of starlit alfresco dining will await.

Whitsunday Sunset 


Day 2

Whitsunday Bullet

Full Day Activity

Experience the highlights of the Whitsunday Islands aboard Whitsunday Bullet, a popular high-speed catamaran day tour! Ideally suited for island-hopping adventures guests can immerse themselves in the swirling sights of Hill Inlet and the crystalline beauty of both the Northern and Southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Afterwards, cool off with an adventure-filled snorkel in Whitsunday's sprawling inner fringing reefs before cruising to the Solway Lass Floating Hotel!

People relaxing on the beach, Whitsunday Bullet vessel anchored in the distance


Day 3

Southern Cross Langford Reef Day Sail

Full Day Activity

For a day filled with secluded reef adventures and blissful island time, the Southern Cross Day Tour is calling your name! Offering not only an exciting day of authentic sailing around the islands, guests will also be able to explore the best destinations in the northern Whitsunday Islands. From the disappearing sandbar at Langford Island Reef to the vivid coral formations surrounding Black Island, you’re sure to make an unforgettable splash!

People aboard the Southern Cross sailing yacht in the Whitsundays

Guests are also able to substitute either or both day tours for any of the Solway Lass activities available, so long as they are booked 48 hours in advance.

Layout

Solway Lass is a charming tall ship vessel that was originally launched in 1902, featuring air-conditioning, separate male and female bathrooms, and 10 spacious guest cabins. There are private double, twin or shared cabins on board, all freshly renovated with brass lamps, classic cedar and oak timber, personal reading lamps, and comfortable beds that make for a restful sleep after a day of exploring the islands. 

Accommodation options aboard Solway Lass:

  • 2 x Private Double Cabins, each with a single bed above a double (can be used as a double or twin)
  • 1 x Twin-share Cabin
  • 1 x Small Double Cabin with a shared bathroom
  • 3 x Four-share Cabins. Can be converted to a family cabin (double with x 2 singles above), a four-share (x 4 single bunks), or a double cabin (double bed with storage space above)
  • 1 x Six-share Cabin

Our Delicious Sample Menu

Solway Lass Floating Hotel Bar Menu

More Information

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What To Bring

Please note there are no luggage storing facilities aboard Solway Lass. Guests are asked to pre-arrange luggage storage in Airlie Beach and pack a soft-sided, zipless bag with a maximu...

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What To Bring

Please note there are no luggage storing facilities aboard Solway Lass. Guests are asked to pre-arrange luggage storage in Airlie Beach and pack a soft-sided, zipless bag with a maximum weight of 15kg for their trip, including:

  • Sun-protective clothing, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Jacket/sweater for cooler evenings
  • Runners or sandals for island walks
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases

What's Included

  • Choice of daily activities including snorkelling, kayaking, hiking, fishing
  • Day tours aboard Whitsunday Bullet or Southern Cross
  • Experienced and friendly skipper and crew
  • All meals and snacks (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, dessert)
  • Tea, coffee, and drinking water
  • Snorkelling equipment, tuition, and stinger suits
  • Bed linens and bath towels
  • Licensed bar (purchases at additional costs)
  • Environmentally friendly dry bag for the duration of stay
  • All marina levies
  • Design your own itinerary aboard a floating tall ship hotel!

What's Extra

  • Onboard bar purchases (alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, additional snacks)

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

  • Ages 5+. Under 18-year-olds cannot be in a cabin with anyone except family members. If the family take what is usually a shared cabin, even if they do not fill the cabin, they must pay for all beds.
  • Please note that the 3:00 pm departure option has a maximum of 10 guests per day.
  • Solway Lass is fully licensed with alcoholic beverages, bottled water and soft drinks. Accounts can be paid at the end of the trip using cash, Visa, Mastercard or EFTPOS.
  • Solway Lass Day Activities are weather and tidal dependant, hence scheduled times may vary. These activities can only be booked 48 hours prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Booking process:

  • Choose your date of arrival
  • Choose your departure time
  • Choose your cabin type
  • Choose your first full-day activity

Reconfirmation process:

After completing a booking, the guests(s) will receive a confirmation email with their boarding pass as well as their “Tour Activity Menu” to the provided email address.

The guest is required to confirm their Tour Activity preferences shortly after booking (if not advised at the time of booking). 

Guest is to reconfirm their booking with Explore Whitsundays no later than 72 hours before the tour departure time. This is done by phoning (+61) 07 4967 7555.

Closer to the tour departure, the guests(s) will receive an email with instructions on how to complete their waiver. We require each guest to fill this out no later than 72 hours before the tour departure time.


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.

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