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Providence Sailing Whitsundays

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Address: | Abell Point Marina (South marina), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 427 882 062
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Providence V is a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner which offers day and sunset...

Providence V is a 62-ft gaff rigged schooner which offers day and sunset sails in the Whitsundays.


Catch the breeze on a tallship and set sail on one of our day sails for snorkelling at one of the best spots in the Whitsundays.

(Thurs/Fri/Sat/Tues) Sail to Blue Pearl for a snorkel and then relax on the sandspit at Langford Reef . Morning tea, snorkelling and lunch on the beach before swimming with the turtles. Afternoon fruit platter as we head homewards. Fully licensed. Learn how to belay a cleat, sweat the mainsail or just chill on deck and snorkel . We supply all snorkelling gear and stinger suits.

(Sun/Mon/Wed) Sail to Whitehaven. Walk up Hill Inlet to photograph one of the world's most photographed beaches. Lunch on board before we head off to Dumbbell Island for a beautiful snorkel with colourful coral and teeming with fish life.

TWO-DAY SAIL: Why not combine a package with a two-day sail. Then you will see much of what the Whitsundays has to offer.

SUNSET SAILS (Thurs/Fri/Sat/Tues)

Slip into the sunset in style on our trademark sunset sail. Complimentary glass of bubbles and nibbles - what a perfect way to begin the evening. Combine with a gourmet dinner package at Peppers.

We also offer private charters which include Christmas parties; Hens N Bucks; Corporate Charters and Weddings. We are fully licensed.

Providence Sailing welcomes you on board.

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"Highlights of the Whitsundays"

What a wonderful day! Sampling some of the most beautiful scenery, spotting turtles snorkelling the reef, strolling the white sands of the iconic "Whitehaven Beach". The awesome... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Bowen, Australia
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Bowen, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

What a wonderful day! Sampling some of the most beautiful scenery, spotting turtles snorkelling the reef, strolling the white sands of the iconic "Whitehaven Beach". The awesome view from the "Hill Inlet Lookout". The crew were amazing! The ship delightful! A relaxing day out highlighting some of the top sights of the Whitsundays.....

Thank sharonwilliams73
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Really fantastic day sailing to Whitehaven Bay and snorkelling on the Barrier Reef, looking for Nemo. Kieran and Josh, the Crew, looked after us really well, and encouraged everyone to relax and a wonderful day. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Polly P
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went on the cruise today. Great boat and crew A more relaxed way to do the Whitehaven trip . Does exactly the same as the other boats but just so much more relaxing A couple of minor ideas - maybe a bottle of water on arrival. It can be hot and the more you drink the better Thanks again

Thank Rodney G
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We feel very fortunate to have experienced delightful day of sailing on the good ship Providence a scaled down replica of a twin masted Newfoundland fishing vessel. A ship with lots of character and great bones The crew Capt Kieran, Joe and Ainsley were well seasoned,knowledgeable, and very attentive to their charges needs ,and loads of fun. (Joe..there be snakes... More 

Thank NikiG1948
Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Took Mum out as a Birthday Surprise on the sunset tour and we had an absolutely delightful afternoon!! Sailing on Providence was simply beautiful, tranquil, very comfortable and the crew were great!!!

Thank 499nenap
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great finish to our weekend getaway 2 Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise to Pioneer Bay, staff we're welcoming, drinks were cold, food platter was great. Will do again !!

Thank Tanya N Paul W
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect sunset cruise in the beautiful Whitsundays. Staff are amazing and the boat is beautiful.

Thank Ikkjbd
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Really fantastic day aboard sailing to the Whitsundays. The Crew were both entertaining and engaging - they even gave the passengers a well supervised chance to steer and hoist the sails. they also knew of great spots to drop anchor and snorkel on the reef where the fish were amazing.

Thank Johnfoster60
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a wonderfull day trip with them to the Whitsunday Islands. A really experienced and professional crew, who knew the area really well and know what they are doing. They decided to change the order of the planned stops so that it would make more sense with the tides of the water. We started the day sadly with no... More 

Thank Karrie123
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this trip! The crew were fantastic and helpful. It was relaxing and serene sailing as the sun set. There were 14 people out of a possible 24- I think 24 might make it a bit uncomfortable but otherwise I would go again.

Thank Lorna C

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