3 Night Moderate Tall Ship Sailing Experience

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Solway Lass is the largest Tall Ship sailing the Whitsundays. If you are after a leisurely paced adventure on a large Square Rigged Tall Ship, which represents a bygone era with sailing styles and provides comfort through air-conditioned cabins, then 'Solway Lass' is perfect. 32 Guests, 6 crew.

3 Night Moderate Tall Ship Sailing Experience
From$589 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Airlie Beach
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hook Island
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Coral Reefs
  • Tongue Bay

Tour Info

Code SC-05
  • Cruise
Duration 3 Days
Price From $589

Tue, Sat

Vehicle Tall Ship
Suitability Open Age
Start Airlie Beach @ 07.30 pm
Finish Airlie Beach @ 04.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Saturday or Tuesday. Check in at our Office, Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach.

Check in by latest 4:30pm, however if guests arrive in Airlie Beach earlier they are welcome to check-in.After check-in, guests are welcome to leave their luggage in our office, then have some time to explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite to each, enjoy a walk along the beach.

Courtesy pickups from Airlie Beach are at 6.40pm for transfer to the marina. Depart the marina at 7.30pm and sail to overnight anchorage. Light supper is served around 9.30pm


Solway Lass - 127ft Length over all (38m), 92ft LWL (28m).

Solway Lass the Whitsunday's magnificent Tall Ship was built in Holland in 1902. Solway has an amazing history, being involved in both world wars, sailing the Baltic and the North Sea, first registered in Hamburg, with the name Solway Lass coming from the Solway Firth in Scotland.

Today Solway Lass is beautifully maintained and provides leisurely paced fun sailing tours of the Whitsunday Islands. This Tall Ship experience will make you feel a bit like Pirates of the Caribbean. Guests can get involved and help pull up the massive sail, have a turn on the helm, or just relax on the large decks. This is truely a unique way to explore the 74 Whitsunday islands, in comfort.

Solway Lass Floorplan - 10 Air Conditioned Guest Cabins with Share Bathrooms (see Cabin Plan).

Also, 2 double/twin cabins have Ensuites.

Cabins options are Double, Twin, Four Share or Six Share.

Double Cabins which have a single above can sleep 3 on request.

After breakfast, make way to Tongue Bay for a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout. A spectacular lookout overlooking Whitehaven Beach. Back on board Solway Lass enjoy lunch before heading around to Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy an hour at the beach before setting sail and heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island. Overnight anchor in one of the many bays on Hook Island.

Meal - (B,L,D)

After breakfast enjoy snorkelling and/or an optional Scuba Dive on the Fringing Coral Reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. These reefs are teeming with marine life and the experience is memorable for the snorkelling novice through to seasoned snorkellers.

Enjoy lunch, before sailing off to another anchorage for a second snorkel, swim or simply relax at the beach. This evening will be spent anchored in Blue Pearl Bay of Hayman Island or in the Langford Reef Area. Both locations offer spectacular sunset photo opportunities as the Solway Lass is silhouetted against the sunset over the water.

Meal - (B,L,D)

After breakfast enjoy snorkelling, swimming or relaxing on the beach, before lunch is served on-board. At around 1:00pm set sail and sail across the Whitsunday Passage arriving back to the marina at around 4:00pm with the courtesy shuttle transfer arriving back to Airlie Beach around 4:30pm.

Services end, although many of the guests will meet up tonight for a meal at a local restaurant.

Meal - (B,L,D)


  • Local transfers to/from Marina, 
  • Marine and National Park Fees,
  • All Meals,
  • Snorkelling Gear and Wet suit hire,
  • Glass Bottom Boat Coral Viewing Excursions.

Cabin Information 

  • Solway Lass has 10 Guests Cabins and can accommodate 30 guests.
  • All Cabins are comfortable for Whitsunday Cruising.
  • The Solway Lass interior has the warmth and character of yesteryear  
  • Solway Lass guest cabins area is Air Conditioned.

Cabin options include: 

  • Double / Twin share cabins with a double bed plus a single bunk above and can be used as a double, or twin.  These cabins normally sleep 2 guests however can sleep 3 on request. 
  • 3 x four share cabins and one (1) x six share cabin.
  • From 18 April 2012 to 18 May 2012, Solway Lass had the cabins remodelled.  This reduced the number of cabins from 11 to 10 and included:
  • 2 new Double / Twin cabins with private ensuites.  
  •  Solway Lass has been tastefully designed to have an old world feel, there is headroom in excess of 2.5 metres throughout most of the guest cabin area, beautiful photos and paintings adorn the interior and rich timbers create a welcoming feel. 

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