Whitsundays Floating Hotel Solway Lass 4D3N

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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 $749 $739 AUD / Person - Shared Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1648 $1608 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1874 $1814 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Ensuite Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $2848 $2688 AUD / Cabin - Family/Group of 4 Cabin (PM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $849 $839 AUD / Person - Shared Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $1868 $1808 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $2120 $2080 AUD / Cabin - Double Twin Ensuite Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $3228 $3068 AUD / Cabin - Family/Group of 4 Cabin (AM Departure) (Between: 26 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Soak up the sun, salt, and sights this summer aboard the Whitsunday Islands’ exclusive floating hotel, Solway Lass!

  • Explore world-renowned Whitsunday Islands destinations by day
  • Unwind in tranquil coves and indulge in happy hour aboard a premier tall ship
  • Enjoy ultimate flexibility, with an abundance of day tours and activities 
  • All-inclusive experience ideal for families, groups, couples and solo travellers
  • 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 iconic tall ship transforms into an all-inclusive floating hotel! A world-first initiative in the heart of the Whitsundays, guests have the opportunity to customise their very own adventure-filled itineraries with a range of premier day tours and activities. From thrilling day tours that visit the renowned Whitehaven Beach and pristine inner fringing reefs to exciting activities laden with island hiking, snorkelling, and fishing, there is something for everyone!

Following days filled with island-hopping fun, retreat to the spacious decks of Solway Lass to unwind in tranquil anchorages within the Whitsunday Islands. As the sun sets, indulge in the fully-licensed onboard bar and mingle with friends new and old over happy hour. With ultimate flexibility to stay and play for as long as you wish, the exclusive Whitsundays Floating Hotel Solway Lass cannot be missed!

Solway Lass anchored off the Whitsunday Islands

Highlights & Features

  • Exclusive floating hotel experience in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Authentic sailing tour aboard a 120-year-old, premier tall ship
  • Tailored itineraries, with flexible daily activities and daily departures
  • See the islands on 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

Three women holding glasses of champagne wearing hats in the Whitsundays

Customise your Whitsundays itinerary and explore the best of the islands this summer aboard the Whitsunday Islands' all-inclusive 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

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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

Day 3 - AM Itinerary

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

Day 4 - 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 a speedy 25 knots between the tropical highlights of the Whitsunday Islands aboard Whitsunday Bullet, a premium catamaran day tour. A thrilling adventure on the water for all, Bullet combines the crown jewels of the Whitsundays with innovative fuel-efficient engines, reducing individual carbon footprints. After relaxing amongst the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and exploring the swirling sights of Hill Inlet, guests can finish their day of fun with a refreshing snorkel amongst colourful corals and quirky local marine life!

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


Day 2

The Solway Lass Day Activity Menu offers guests the flexibility to explore the Whitsundays their way!

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.

Walking on Solway Lass at sunset


Day 3

Southern Cross Langford Reef Day Sail

Full Day Activity

Set sail into the gleaming island archipelago for a day packed with blissful island ventures and dreamy reef time aboard the Southern Cross racing yacht. Gliding at high speeds, guests can enjoy an authentic sailing experience amongst the best destinations of the northern Whitsunday Islands. Pop on a snorkel and explore the vivid coral formations surrounding Black Island and walk across the disappearing sandbar at Langford Island Reef to snorkel straight from the sparkling shoreline - an unforgettable splash is sure to be had!

People aboard the Southern Cross sailing yacht in the Whitsundays


Day 4

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 2:00 pm at Meeting Point C (South End).
  • Board 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 full-day island and reef tour aboard Whitsunday Bullet, returning to your floating hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3 - PM I...

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Sample PM Departure Itinerary

Day 1 - PM Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Airlie Beach Coral Sea Marina at 2:00 pm at Meeting Point C (South End).
  • Board 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 full-day island and reef tour aboard Whitsunday Bullet, returning to your floating hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3 - PM Itinerary

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

Day 4 - PM 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

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 onboard, an afternoon of sunset beverages and an evening of starlit alfresco dining will ease you into the magic of staying amongst the glorious Whitsunday Islands!

Airlie Beach sunset with bats


Day 2

Whitsunday Bullet

Full Day Activity

Cruise out to beautiful islands and reef patches on this smooth and speedy catamaran/ Whitsunday Bullet, a premium catamaran day tour, is a thrilling adventure on the water through abundant island paradises. With a delicious buffet lunch included, use of SUPs and snorkelling equipment, explore the sands and seas in style! Visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, where bright white sands, turquoise waters, astounding views and secret hidden bays await! 

Woman smiling and relaxing on the beach, Whitsunday Bullet vessel anchored in the distance


Day 3

Southern Cross Langford Reef Day Sail

Full Day Activity

Experience the wonder of sailing the Whitsundays on this authentic and charming adventure. Combining both modern features and smooth sailing, Southern Cross will take you to some of the most beautiful islands in Australia! Dive in for a snorkel at the lavish coral gardens just off of Black Island, spotting turtles, fish and more. Then, stop off at Langford Island, a unique island with a disappearing sandbar. Embark on a light hike for stunning views of this dazzling archipelago, before returning to your floating hotel.

People aboard the Southern Cross sailing yacht in the Whitsundays


Day 4

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.

Group walking through island forests

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. 

Vessel layout, Whitsundays Floating Hotel Solway Lass

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

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Solway Lass Floating Hotel Bar Menu

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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 dependent, 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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