Join Boomstick for an unforgettable Whitsunday Sailing Experience where you will make new friends, sail the islands, visit the world famous Whitehaven Beach, Snorkel Coral Reefs teeming with Marine Life and take guided island walks to amazing lookouts. There is even a chance to Scuba Dive, when we meet with a Dive Boat. If you are after an adrenaline-filled sailing experience on a fast maxi and don't mind partying the night away on the deck then Boomstick will be perfect for you:
Mon, Wed, Sat
|Start||Airlie Beach @ 02.00 pm|
|Finish||Airlie Beach @ 11.00 am|
Broomstick was built in South Africa to win the Cape Town to Rio Race. From there she went on to compete in many of the world's Blue Water Events, including the Sydney to Hobart.
Broomstick relocated to the Whitsundays in 2001 and had a substantial refit in 2012. Broomstick is 23 metres in length and there is deck space galore to relax.
FAST - Maxi's are Fast, they are the Formula 1 of yachts. Maxi's can sail faster than other vessels can go when under motor. So our guests will get to see more of the Whitsundays and leave the other boats in their wake! As long as the winds are blowing ......
SPACE - Maxi's are big yachts, 22 to 24 metres in length, 6 to 7 metres wide... two London buses end to end will fit on the deck. There is plenty of space for every guest to lay out a towel. Plus Maxi's are spacious downstairs, over 2.5m headroom.
SAFE - Our Maxi's are designed and built to race around the world including the Southern Ocean, so sailing the relatively protected waters of the Whitsundays is a walk in the park. Coupled with our weekly maintenance program, Maxi's are SAFE!
WHITEHAVEN BEACH - If we experience stronger winds, say 20 to 25 knots a Maxi will really come alive and sail through to get to Whitehaven Beach when other yachts cannot make it around the exposed North East side of Whitsunday Island. This is where the SIZE of a Maxi and the POWER of sail cannot be beaten!
Guests are welcome to get involved and help the crew, have a turn at the wheel, sets the sails, and pump on the coffee grinders (found on Maxi's) PS. If you don't want to get involved, it is fine to just relax on the large deck
** THE ISLANDS
The Whitsundays consist of 74 islandslocated in the middle of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
These islands are pristine, with 66 in their natural state. The area is well protected for future generations through programs such as the Ecotourism Certification, administered by Ecotourism Australia.
Since 1985 we have been providing Whitsunday Sailing Tours. This Two Day two Night Maxi Sailing Adventure is perfect for guests who are after an amazing sailing experience while at the same time making
new friends. Our experienced crew take the worry out of sailing around the islands and reefs. With all Marine and Park Permits,
we will take you to the best locations planned around the prevailing wind and tides. There are many smooth water stops nestled around
the islands, so your overnight anchorages will be pleasant for sleeping while offering spectacular scenery.
During a typical two day two night tour, alongwith the Sailing, there will be time to:
Snorkel coral reefs teeming with marine life
Visit stunning sand and coral Beaches
Go for Guided Island Bush Walks
Rendezvous diving available
offering Intro or Certified diving during tour
**Fringing Reefs / Snorkel Areas
Mantaray Bay, Hayman Island, Border Island, Blue Pearl Bay, Langford Reef, Hook Island
Our crew will freshly prepare all meals, breakfast, morning tea, lunches, pre-dinner snacks and hot dinners.
Feedback sheets completed by guests generally rate meals at10/10 for all tours
Typical Day Menu
Breakfast, Cereal, Fruit, Tea/Coffee
Morning Tea, Cake, Biscuits, Tea/Coffee
Lunch, BBQ with Salads and Breads
Afternoon Snack, Nachos or Cheese Platter
Dinner, Chicken with Rice, special sauce and Salad