2 Days/1 Night Sailing Adventure (Siska)

2 Days/1 Night Sailing Adventure (Siska)

The Whitsunday Islands are just the most beautiful place, and it is regularly said by guests that touring around the islands has been the best experience of their lives. SISCA Maxi-Yacht racing would be for the life-time memory. Siska has a comfortable interior being custom fitted out for Whitsunday Charters at the end of her Maxi Sailing Career. The interior is light and airy with White walls, timber tables and trims. The saloon area on Siska offers two dining table and a large lounge area to sit. Accommodation is Open Plan, with Single Bunks and Double Berths available.

Tour Highlights

  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel at a Coral Reef teeming
  • Marine Life
  • Blue Pearl Bay
  • Langford Reef
  • Mantaray Bay
  • Border Island
  • Tongue Bay

Tour Info

Code SC-S1
Style
  • Sailing
Duration 2 Days
Price From $389
Departures

Every Odd Day (1st, 3rd, 5th...)

Vehicle Yacht
Suitability 21-35 Years
Start Airlie Beach @ 08.30 am
Finish Airlie Beach @ 04.00 pm

Your 2 day/1 night adventure cruise begins at 8am, from Abell Point Marina at Airlie Beach. A typical voyage will cover around 90 nautical miles (160km's).

You will sail across the Whitsunday Passage to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island. Around the southern side of Hook Island, pass through Hook Passage and speed sail your way to Cataran Bay on Border Island.

Time to head to the north eastern side of Whitsunday Island to Whitehaven Beach. Take a guided bush walk up to the ever-talked-about Hill Inlet Lookout. Don't forget to bring your camera as this will be a view you will want to capture forever. Your crew will proceed to find you a nice and protected anchorage site for a night of fun. Wake up the next morning and it's time for more thrilling sailing back to Airlie Beach. You will pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands.

Siska offers passengers the chance to experience the underwater world through an exciting rendezvous scuba dive with the diving vessel, Tornado.

As a guest on board, you have the option to do an Introductory or Certified dive, but you must book diving in advance so please let us know at time of booking so we can arrange it for you. Price includes all gear hire and Dive Instructor. Introductory divers are subject to age, conditions and medical questions and Certified divers need to bring dive card please.

This itinerary is an example for sailing the Whitsundays and is subject to change based on wind and tidal conditions for the comfort and safety of guests.

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ABOUT SAILING

There is never a dull moment on board Siska! For 2 days and 1 night, your crew will ensure you make it to all the hot spots of the Whitsunday Islands. Your exciting agenda includes: a visit to the infamous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, a sensational snorkel over some of the best reefs in the world and of course, a few drinks in the evening after your action-packed day! When you are not exploring the islands, why not take advantage of the spacious deck which is perfect enjoying the speedy sailing or sunbake and relax!

Just because she's a maxi, you don't have to forfeit comfort! Siska has ample head room throughout the yacht, perfect for our taller guests. The 2 dining tables provide plenty of space for guests to enjoy meals together and create a great social atmosphere. The saloon area also doubles as a comfortable sitting area. On deck, there is space for you to relax as well as a boom awning for shade when anchored. Siska accommodates 24 guests with a combination of Single and Double Bunks.

When you only have 2 days to see all of the Whitsundays, speed does matter! Siska will ensure that no time is wasted as they sail you at true racing speeds from one incredible destination to the next. Book soon as she is the most popular Quick Sailing Escape in the Whitsundays!

Siska has a myriad of winches and sailing gear, your are encouraged to assist on board, including hoisting and trimming sails, or taking the helm to steer her around the islands.

Siska was built in Perth Western Australia, is 80ft long and has a single mast which is 106 feet high. Once under way you will be really impressed by the sailing and many guests come back saying that this was one of the best adventures they have experienced.

RACE HISTORY It is estimated that Siska had sailed around 140,000 nautical miles from its launch until arrival in the Whitsunday Islands.

If Guests want to help, the crew will only be too happy to arrange.

Siska has a comfortable interior being custom fitted out for Whitsunday Charters at the end of her Maxi Sailing Career. The interior is light and airy with White walls, timber tables and trims.

After Breakfast you may go for another snorkelling/scuba dive adventure and you will have the chance of exploring Mantaray Bay and Nara Inlet on Hook Island. During the sailing tours guests can get involved and learn a few sailing basics, plus there is time to snorkel, scuba dive, swim on the

fringing coral reefs, explore the beaches and islands before returning to the marina. (B,L)

Inclusion

  • Service of Captain and Crew
  • All Park Fees 
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wetsuite hire
  • Meals
  • 1 night Boat Accommodation

NOTE

  • If you have a special treat, chocolates or crisps etc that you like while on the tour, please bring with you as there are no shops around the islands.
  • Check in at sailing point 
  • Menu is a guide and may change due to seasonal produce, you must inform staff of any dietary requirements during the check-in stage or earlier if possible.

Accommodation

  • Double and single bunk beds 
  • Bunks on Siska are available in Share Singles or Open Doubles.

Check in

  • Guests are asked to confirm their travel 48 hours before departure by calling Reservation Team.
  • Guests travelling on Siska should check-in at Explore Whitsundays, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach 4802.  The office hours are 7:30am to 7pm. Check-in should be done the day before travel.  
  • At check-in you will be provided with a boarding pass.  To speed up the check-in process, a web check-in can be done to collect predeparture information. To do the web check-in guests will require their booking reference number.

Menu - Day One

Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits

Lunch: Meat Platter, Cheese Slices, Fresh Rolls, Tossed salad, Beetroot slices, Tuna, Mixed Beans

Afternoon Tea: Homemade Nachos

Dinner: Aussie BBQ steaks, Potatoes and Green Beans, Honey mustard carrots, Fresh garlic bread

 

Day Two

Breakfast: Cereals and Toast, Fruit salad, Served with tea, coffee and a full array of condiments

Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits

Lunch: Meat Platter, Cheese Slices, Fresh Rolls, Tossed salad, Beetroot slices, Tuna, Mixed Beans

 

What to Bring

  • Please pack in a soft small bag.
  • We suggest: swimmers, beach towel, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, hat, jacket or sweater, sandals/joggers/thongs for island walk, toiletries, and any prescribed medicines.  
  • There are no shops around the islands, so please pick up important items or treats before arriving at the marina.

Diving

(1 dive) Diving is available when we meet up with our rendezvous dive boat Tornado. Whether you are a certified diver or a first time diver, we offer all guests the opportunity to discover the underwater world. With multiple dive locations available, we have the ability to move to the best diving spot on the day. You can pre book a dive at the Explore Whitsundays office in Airlie Beach, or organize with the crew on tour. To guarantee availability we advise pre booking your dive before departure.

 

Drinks

Siska is a BYO vessel, this means you are able to bring your own alcohol onto the tour (no glass or red wine). Drinking water from tap is included throughout your tour, however soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase on board. The crew will keep a tab and you can pay at the end of your tour. 

 

Inexperienced Swimmers/Snorkellers

Don't worry, we supply swimming noodles and additional floatation as required.  We will do a risk assessment on every guest before entering the water.  While in the water the small tender will be relatively close by.  We also have staff on look-out duty.  In the Whitsundays, the reefs we visit are off the beaches, so it is pretty easy to make way to the beach.

 

Large Luggage

Large bags cannot be taken on-board.  Storage services are available in Airlie Beach for a fee, generally around $5.

 

Parking

Guests can park vehicles at Abell Point Marina.  It is a Pay and Display car park with the fee of $8.00 per day, payable by coins or credit card.