Lovingly restored our 63 foot ketch is designed for adventure while also boasting a comfortable saloon and spacious deck area where guests can relax and enjoy the amazing sunsets.
Renowned for its amazing aqua blue water, snorkelling and countless tropical beaches, you will discover a world of pure wonder as you stay and play around the Whitsundays. Laze on the famous Whitehaven Beach, snorkel fringing reef in the World Heritage Marine Park and find your own piece of paradise.
With sufficient kayaks for all on-board, our friendly guide will take you on an eco-friendly exploration of beautiful hidden inlets and fringing reefs to be at one with nature, a truly ‘unforgettable’ experience.
A Summertime voyage is a 2 day 1 night Whitsunday cruise taking a maximum of 19 guests.
|High Season: 1/10/19 to 31/3/20||Low Season: 1/4/19 to 30/9/19|
|Private Double/Twin||$495pp AUD||Private Double/Twin||$495pp AUD|
|Share Double||$415pp AUD||Double||$395pp AUD|
|Share Single||$415pp AUD||Single||$395pp AUD|
|Triple Share||$415pp AUD||Triple Share||$395pp AUD|
|Departs from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach|
|Departs Monday 8.30am||Returns Tuesday 4pm|
|Departs Thursday 8.30am||Returns Friday 4pm|
|Departs Saturday 8.30am||Returns Sunday 4pm|
|Check in is required the day prior to your trip with our reservation agent Whitsundays Sailing Adventures for your pre-departure brief.|
• 2 full days/1 night sailing
• Fresh water jacuzzi on board
• Meals freshly prepared on board
• Linen and bath towel
• Wetsuits, snorkelling gear
• Kayaks for all guests
• Marine Park fees
A classic timber ketch handcrafted in 1945 by master shipwrights in South Australia, Summertime has been beautifully restored and is the ultimate in sailing comfort. While she retains all of her old world charm, modern refits have seen her fully equipped with every modern convenience including a DVD/ PC system, fully air conditioned throughout and even an aft deck fresh water jacuzzi!
Topside you find spacious decks with areas to snooze in the shade or soak up some sun. Entering the wheelhouse you’re greeted with a rich timber fit out and classic ambience. From here, your skipper will helm your voyage to adventure. Although traditionally charming with its hand turned wheel, the wheelhouse is fully air conditioned and equipped with every conceivable gadget of the 21st century! Ask your skipper to explain some of these navigational and sailing aids as you cruise from one island to the next – or even take the helm and experience being captain for a while!
From the wheelhouse you step down into the saloon… spacious and comfortable, it’s the ideal spot to relax in air conditioned comfort and take in a movie or the day’s slide show of your Summertime adventures. Summertime is equipped with two large toilets and showers. Sleeping afloat is a sensational experience. You’ll enjoy some of the best nights sleep you’ve ever had as the ocean laps the wooded hulls and Summertime bobs gently at anchor.
There is no set itinerary, each tour is a customised experience as we set sail and journey through the Whitsunday islands, navigating according to wind, weather and snorkelling visibility. Below is a taste of how a 2 day 1 night sailing adventure aboard Summertime is structured.
Depart Abell Point Marina and set sail towards the largest of the islands, Whitsunday Island. You’ll have lunch along the way in Hook Passage enjoying the views and getting to know your fellow passengers. Our friendly guide will take you over to Tongue Bay and complete a short bush walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout. After taking some amazing photos you’ll head down the path to Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a couple of hours relaxing on the world famous beach. Once everyone is back on board you’ll enjoy some sunset snacks and a beverage on your way to the anchorage for the evening. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on deck and a photo slideshow of the day’s photos.
Wake up in the beauty of the islands and have breakfast on deck while the crew is preparing the kayaks. The deckhand will take everyone on a guided kayak tour exploring hidden inlets and fringing reef which is a trip highlight for many. After enjoying a 2 hour gentle paddle you’ll gear up for a snorkel to enjoy the underwater sea life. Once everyone is back on board the crew will cook up a BBQ lunch and you’ll set sail back to Airlie Beach.
Tea & coffee with freshly baked biscuits
An assortment of fresh rolls, meats, salads, fruit platter and condiments to make your own creation.
Tea & coffee served with Lamingtons
A selection of oven baked snacks and dipping sauces
Tender marinated chicken thigh llets on the BBQ. Served with a fresh greek garden salad, green beans, tomato and mashed potato and garlic bread.
Chocolate Bavarian cheesecake
A fresh tropical fruit salad served with yoghurt. Warm raisin and wholemeal toast. Served with a variety of condiments, cereals and milk. Tea and coffee.
Tea & coffee served with an assortment of biscuits
BBQ Hamburgers and sausages with fresh coleslaw and fruit platter.
This is a sample menu and may vary depending on season and availability. Gluten free and lactose free diet incurs a surcharge of $10
We are unable to cater for vegan diet.