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Windjammer

Queensland

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Accommodation and Price Inclusions

Accommodation Type

SR = Stateroom,

T/D = Twin Double Cabin,

B = Berth in Shared Cabin.

Prices: Please request prices and accommodation type for the time you wish to travel.

Price Inclusions: All meals, snorkelling equipment, linen, beach activities, and services of crew. Drinks are available for purchase on board at a reasonable cost.

Note: There is a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park levy of approximately $18.00 per person payable on board.

Windjammer
Windjammer

Introduction

Sailing Adventures Windjammer

Classic Lines

Windjammer is a 72' gaff rigged schooner designed along the lines of the trading and fishing schooners that worked the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic and plied the East coats of America for 200 years. These classic schooners, handled by small crews, formed the hub of the trading industry and the basis for a thousand books written on small sailing ships.

Launched in 1994, she is considered to be one of the most beautiful yachts ever to be built in Australia. Windjammer epitomises the grandest of schooner qualities, sailing at speeds of 10 knots or more on the beam and broad reaches. With her 2000 ft. of sail area and raked masts she is certainly a spectacular sight.

Timeless Elegance

Whilst built in the best traditions of her class offering sailing as it was in yesteryear, that is where Windjammer's resemblance to her predecessors end. Below decks she is luxuriously appointed displaying a timeless elegance. New Guinea rosewood adorns the interior with fittings reminiscent of a bygone era. Windjammer is a classic example of elegant lines and fine craftsmanship.

Luxury Afloat

Accommodation is fully air-conditioned and the large uncluttered decks are ideal for soaking up the warm tropical sunshine. The comfortable lounge area on deck is perfect for alfresco dining or just curling up with your favourite book. Good food is an essential ingredient for the enjoyment of any cruise. Only the freshest produce is used to prepare the wide ranges of dishes we offer. Special diets can be catered for. Accommodation is for up to 10 guests in 4 Cabins.

Freedom & Flexibility

Windjammer is fully crewed with a captain, cook/hostess and deckhand, however guests are encouraged to take the wheel, tend the sheets, or for the more adventurous, climb the ratlines and fine tune the canvas 70 feet above the deck. Whether it's an active or relaxing holiday you're after, the professional attentive crew will ensure you enjoy a memorable holiday in the Whitsunday Islands.

Prices: Please request the latest prices for the time you wish to travel.

Package Itinerary

Below are sample itineraries. They are subject to weather conditions and Captain's discretion.

Sailing Northern Islands, 4 Days

Day 1. Airlie Beach / Hayman Island.

Boarding at 1:00pm at Able Point Marina. Set sail for Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island for our overnight anchorage.

Day 2. Hayman Island / Hook Island.

Explore the numerous bays and fringing reefs of Northern Hook Island.

Day 3. Hook Island / South Molle.

Sail to the southern end of Hook Island to Nara Inlet - a fiord like inlet where we hike through the rainforests to view ancient cave paintings and take a swim in the natural pools. After lunch we set sail to South Molle Island for the evening anchorage.

Day 4. South Molle Island / Shute Harbour.

After a leisurely breakfast we take a hike up Mt. Jeffries for a birds eye view of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. We then sail to Shute Harbour where we disembark at 12:00 pm.

Sailing Southern Islands, 4 Days

Day 1. Shute Harbour / Border Island.

We depart Shute Harbour at 12:00pm under sail for Cataran Bay on Border Island for our overnight anchorage.

Day 2. Border Island / Whitsunday Island.

Snorkel the fringing reefs of Border Island, before setting sail for famous Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island for swimming and beachcombing or a walk to the lookout at Hill Inlet.

Day 3. Whitsunday Island / Long Island.

Sail through Salway Pass via Hamilton Island to Long Island. At Long island you can go ashore to visit the resort or explore one of the many walking trails.

Day 4. Funnel Bay / Airlie Beach.

Our last sail back to Abel Point Marina for disembarkation at 10:00 am.

Combination Cruise, 7 Days / 6 Nights

This is a combination of the Northern and Southern Islands Cruises, departing on Saturdays.