Built from rich timber and German steel in Holland in 1902, Solway Lass was once a sail powered cargo vessel and British prize of war. She now provides an exciting sailing experience to guests of the Whitsundays. Assist the crew with steering the ship and hoisting the sails or relax on the spacious decks and enjoy the spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Solway Lass offers air-conditioned multi share, single, twin & double cabins. Maximum guests 30.
Solway Lass 2 Day / 2 Night Cruise
Day 1: Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday: Check in at the Office, Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach. Check in is at least 2 hours prior to your 5.30pm departure. After check-in, guests are welcome to leave their onboard luggage in the office, then have some time to explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite, enjoy a walk along the beach. (note: Luggage not being taken on-board can be stored with local luggage providers). Depart the marina at 5.30pm and sail to overnight anchorage. Dinner is served on the 1st day.
Day 2 Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on board. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to snorkel the coral reefs, take a coral viewing excursion from the glass bottom boat, swim the beautiful waters, bushwalk scenic lookouts and a visit to Whitehaven Beach. Anchor overnight.
Day 3: Enjoy Breakfast & Lunch onboard. Enjoy the beautiful waters before sailing back to Airlie Beach.
Solway Lass 3 Night Island Cruise - selected departure dates only
Day 1: Check in at the Office, Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach before 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 to take on board in the office, then have some time to explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite to each, enjoy a walk along the beach. (note: Luggage not being taken on-board can be stored with local luggage providers). Depart the marina at 7.30pm and sail to overnight anchorage. Light supper is served around 9.30pm.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: 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.
**Please note, these Itineraries are examples only, and will differ depending on wind and tides and the professional judgement of the Captain**
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Solway 2 Night Cruise
Departs: 5.30 pm Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach
Returns: 2.30pm on Day 3
Solway 3 Night Cruise
Departs: 7.30pm from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach
Selected Dates: 6 April 2019, 20 April 2019, 6 July 2019, 9 July 2019, 13 July 2019, 16 July 2019, 23 July 2019, 27 July 2019, 30 July 2019 & 6 August 2019 * no other departures scheduled.
Returns: 4.30pm on Day
Children: This cruise is suitable for all ages
Maximum number of guests: 30
What to Bring: Please take limited luggage on board, also recommend soft sided luggage. Swimmers, beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, batteries, sandals or joggers for island bush walk, favourite music CDs/iPods, a sweater for cooler evenings. Storage facilities are available at most accommodation houses in Airlie Beach, luggage storage also available across from check-in office.
Operated By: Explore Whitsundaysdays