Airlie Beach

 The Whitsundays

About Us

We take pride in making our guest's sailing holiday in the Whitsundays just perfect. We have a world class fleet of yachts, that are well maintained, crews who are great with people, plus extremely competent sailors.

Commenced operations in 1985 - Longest established Fully Crewed Live-aboard Sailing Operator in The Whitsundays, carrying approximately 16,000 guests per year.

The company is owner operated & has two operating divisions.

Look for this Tick - our products
are accredited under the Whitsunday
Charter Boat Industry Association.  Part of
our committment to Total Customer Service.

1) Southern Cross Sailing Adventures. Which includes the Racing Yachts and is predominantly 18 to 35 age group, and independent travellers on a 2 to 12 month tour around Australia. 
Some group market, eg. educational groups, drug & alcohol free schoolies weeks. Tour durations are 2 & 3 days or tailored as required.

2) Australian Tall Ship Cruises.
Solway Lass, and our new Schooner, Whitsunday Magic.  This division appeals to
a much broader market, both domestic and international customers. 
Increasingly older guests seeking a soft adventure holiday are travelling on our tall ship tours.  Tour durations are 3 & 6 days. This product allows guests to experience small ship cruising, under the romance of sail.

Guests origins are: UK 40%, European Countries 28%, US/Canada 11%, Nordic 7%, Australian domestic is approx 8%.

Every guest is comprehensively exit surveyed, this help us continuously improve.

We employ 40 staff, involved in all aspects of the business from food provisioning through to maintenance of the fleet.

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