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Solway Lass

Solway Lass has 114 years of history, full air conditioned comfort, private cabins appointed with brass lamps, cedar and oak timbers and even your own personal reading lamp. This tall ship has sailed in the1st world War with guns concealed in her decks, used as an ice breaker in the 2nd World War.

Solway Lass has an amazing history. She was built in Holland in 1902, first registered in Hamburg, served for Britain as a 'Q' Ship in WWI and a supply ship for Germany in WWII. Named Solway Lass after the Solway Firth in Scotland where she carried cargo to Liverpool and Dublin. Solway Lass was Sydney's Tall Ship from 1985 to 1999, participating in the First Fleet re-enactment in 1988. Today beautifully restored and maintained and cruising the Whitsundays. The guest accommodation has been tastefully designed to feel 'old world' and consists of 4 or 6 Share, Twin or Double Cabins, all with Air Conditioning all the while maintaining eco-certified status.

2 masted square rigged topsail Schooner with 11 sails, 127ft/28m
Tarzan swing and bow net
Island walks
Spacious saloon with fully-licensed bar
Large shaded area
Wide spacious deck

Day 1 : Day 1
Check in at our office, Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach by 4.30pm. After check-in, guests are welcome to leave there luggage in our office, prior to the shuttle transfer to the Marina. Guests may then explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite to each, enjoy a walk along the beach. Courtesy pickups from Airlie Beach at 6.40pm for transfer to the marina.  Depart the marina at 7.30pm and sail to overnight anchorage.  Light supper is served around 9.30pm.
Meals :Dinner

Day 2 : Day 2
After Breakfast, make way to Tongue Bay for a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout. A spectacular lookout over looking Whitehaven Beach.  Back on board Solway Lass enjoy lunch before heading around to Whitehaven Beach.  Enjoy an hour on the beach before setting sail and heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island.  Overnight anchor in one of the many bays on Hook Island.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Day 3
After Breakfast enjoy snorkelling on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. Enjoy lunch, before sailing off to another anchorage for a second snorkel, swim or simply relax at the beach.  This evening will be spent anchored in Blue Pearl Bay of Hayman Island or in the Langford Reef Area.  Both locations offer spectacular sunset photo opportunities as the Solway Lass is silhouetted against the sunset over the water.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Day 4
After Breakfast enjoy snorkelling, swimming or relaxing on the beach before lunch.  At around 1:00pm set sail and sail across the Whitsunday Passage arriving back to the marina around 4.00pm with the courtesy shuttle transfer arriving back to Airlie Beach around 4.30pm. 
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Departs: Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach at 7:30pm
Returns: Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach at 4.30pm


Check in by 4:30pm the day of departure at Explore Whitsundays Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach.
Courtesy pick ups from Airlie Beach at 6.40pm for transfer to the marina. Paid parking also available at Marina. Ticket machines accept coins or card.

Licenced Bar onboard