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Providence Sailing Whitsundays

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

DAY SAILS

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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US$128.01*
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Whitehaven Beach and Dumbbell Island Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise
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US$49.24*
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Whitsundays Sunset Sailing Cruise
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US$1,060.45*
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Whitsundays Private Sailing Charter

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Great day out

It's difficult to narrow down which boat is the best for a whitsundays day tour but following the rave reviews my friends and I decided to follow suit with Providence. We had an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sarahholiday12
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London, England
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London, England
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's difficult to narrow down which boat is the best for a whitsundays day tour but following the rave reviews my friends and I decided to follow suit with Providence. We had an early start and got on the water as soon as everyone was ready. The boat was almost full 22/24 and it was cosy. Having said that, once... More 

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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.....

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Thank sharonwilliams73
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback on the crew and our boat and your beautiful day out. Appreciate the time you've taken to write a review. More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Polly and glad Cptn Kieran and the crew looked after you so well. More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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Thank Rodney G
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Rodney for your suggestion. We do offer chilled water on deck but in paper cups as we find the bottles a bit of a worry environmentally. But we're now recommending to everyone they bring a water bottle and fill it from our esky so they can take it to the beach. Glad you found it so relaxing. More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks Niki and Mike for such a detailed review and sorry it took a while to respond. Really glad the crew looked after you. Joe is one of our newer crew members so glad he was able to allay your fears and the snorkelling was good. More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
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6 reviews
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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!!!

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Thank 499nenap
Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Great your Mum enjoyed her birthday surprise. Can't think of a better way to spend a birthday than out on the water....will pass on thanks to the crew. More 

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3 reviews
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 !!

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

We'd love to have you back Tanya and Paul. Thanks for your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

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

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Tks for your great review. Appreciate it. More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks John and great you saw so many fish and reef was good. We pride ourselves on our staff being thoughtful and caring. More 

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Grant L, Owner at Providence Sailing Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for your really comprehensive review. We do value all of your ideas and thoughts and this has given everyone who comes out with us a good idea of what to expect. Thanks again. More 

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