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Aussie Adventure Sailing – Tallship Adventures

Aussie Adventure Sailing has no fixed itineraries for their sailing holidays. All the crew are qualified professionals, providing guests with gourmet meals and sharing their knowledge of the local ecology. Guests are given the opportunity to have a ‘hands on’ experience by helping the crew with the workings of the yacht. Or you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the voyage of discovery in the World Heritage Listed Region. Explore the fringing coral, coves, harbours, inlets, beaches and bays of the beautiful Whitsunday Island.

Aussie Adventure Sailing’s Classic Adventure sailing yachts enable you to relive a piece of maritime history whilst at the same time enjoying the ambience of time and the space and grace of their era. Experience the adventure and romance of discovery under sail on an Aussie Adventure Sailing Holiday in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Aussie Adventure Sailing has many contemporary sailing vessels in their Adventure Sailing category, providing professional, fun filled, three day sailing adventures in the protected waters of Australia’s premier cruising ground, the Whitsundays Region of the Great Barrier Reef.

Touring Options

Defender-Tall Ship Adventures

Live the legend “Defender”, Australia’s oldest island trader and the largest timber Tallship in the Whitsunday’s at 26.8 metres. The story of the Defender is the story of Australia’s maritime history with a colourful lineage spanning more than 100 years.

Now she is yours to enjoy on a sailing safari that offers a truly unique Whitsunday holiday experience and also includes professionally guided bush walks and nature experiences. Choice of 25 sleep aboard berths or seasonally, enjoy the unique ability for 12 guests to beach sleep onshore in private twin tents on their exclusive beach front island location.

Alexander Stewart-Tall Ship Adventures

Cruise in comfort aboard this classic timber yacht built along the lines of a spray made famous by the explorer and adventurer Joshua Slocum. Seventeen years in the making this vessell is considered a work of art among wooden boat enthusiasts.

The huge deck areas and only 18 passengers makes this vessel a very comfortable ailing experience and at night guests can retire to their own Private Double and Private Twin Cabin.

Derwent Hunter-Tall Ship Adventures

Welcome aboard this Timber Topsail Schooner – a tall ship in the true spirit of the term. Built in 1945 in Port Cygnet, Tasmania, “The Hunter” is now sailed by an experienced crew of three and carries up to 19 passengers as it tours around Australia’s premier cruising ground, the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.

Below deck, timber and comfortable appointments add to the experience. Style, grace and pace. Without doubt one of the most well appointed traditional vessels in Australia today, complete with Private Double Cabins and ensuite.

Activites and Experiences at Aussie Adventure Sailing – Tallship Adventures

  • Bushwalking Guests may be taken on bushwalks in the Whitsunday Islands’ National Parks.
  • Cruising Two day and three day sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Scuba-Diving Scuba diving can be arranged aboard all vessels in the Aussie Adventure Sailing fleet. ‘Kiana’ is a specialist dive yacht, air conditioned and carrying only 12 guests.
  • Fossicking In the Whitsunday Islands’ National Parks.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Aussie Adventure Sailing’s Whitsunday Marine Academy offers Australian Yachting Federation accredited ‘Learn to Sail’ courses.
  • Sailing Two day and three day sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling is included in the cruising itinerary of every vessel in the Aussie Adventures Sailing fleet. Snorkelling equipment is provided.
  • Sports Participate Guests are invited to participate in Sailing Classic, Contemporary and Specialised Sailing vessels.
  • Swimming Swimming in some of the most beautiful locations in Australia.
  • Animal Viewing Sea life and wildlife in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Marine Animal watching Snorkelling and diving holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Waiting Area
  • Active Guests can choose to make their trip as active as they would like or if they prefer not to participate they may simply relax.
  • Adventure Adventure Sailing holidays offer everything from ‘soft’ to ‘full on’ adventure options, depending on the vessel that guests choose to sail on.
  • Beach Visit beautiful beach in the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Cruise
  • Fishing
  • Honeymoon Romantic getaways with private charters.
  • Island Based in the Whitsundays region giving access to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
  • Indulgence/Luxury Private staterooms with ensuites provided as a luxurious option.
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Nightlife Visits to resorts can be included in itineraries.
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance Romantic getaways with private charters.
  • Soft Adventure Adventure Sailing holidays offer everything from ‘soft’ to ‘full on’ adventure options, depending on the vessel that guests choose to sail on.
  • Water based
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is a World Heritage listed region.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Single
  • Tourism Whitsundays
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • Bankcard
  • Cash Payment in Australian Dollars only.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Meal
  • Sailing Vessel

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Where Are Australia's Best Islands?

Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island. See if you aggree with our selection of Australia's best island escapes.

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