Southern Cross - 1 Day Sailing Tour

Southern Cross - Sailing

Designed for the Americas Cup by famous yacht designer Ben Lexcen and built by entrepreneur Alan Bond, the Southern Cross measures in at 68ft long and features a towering 97ft mast. Built to withstand wind conditions of 10-18 knots, this comfortable yacht is ideal for sailing the Whitsundays. Sail to Tongue Bay and enjoy a walk to the lookout. There is also a snorkel stop and lunch is included. Guests are also invited to experience the thrill of hoisting and trimming the sails as well as taking the helm!

The Southern Cross offers plenty of space and comfort making her a popular vessel to discover the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.


  • Guest participation welcome
  • Snorkelling
  • Coral viewing
  • Guided walks


  • Full Day Sailing
  • Guided Island Walk
  • Beach visit
  • Snorkelling Excursion
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Marine and National Park Fees


Departs: 8.00am daily (during Australian Holidays) from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach
Returns: 5.30pm

2019 Departure Dates
April: 01, 08-22
May: N/A
June: 08-10, 12-16, 30
July: 01, 03-13
August: 04-10, 12
September: 20-23, 25-30
October: 01-07, 09
November: 18
December: 24, 27-30

2020 Departure Dates
January: 01-20, 22-27, 29-30
February: To be confirmed
March: To be confirmed

Additional Info

What to Bring: Swimmers, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Hat, Sweater (if weather is cool), Towel, Camera, Cash for Drinks. Guests may also bring water & snacks.
Children: This tour is suitable for children from 4 years of age
Guests: Minimum 8 - Maximum 22
Operated By: Explore Whitsundays