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Learn all about the astonishing 4-day Whitsunday Explorer tour

Whitsunday Explorer offers so much more and is truly designed for those of you that love exploring the Whitsunday Islands. The tour is conducted on Solway Lass our 119-year-old tall ship. This trip is different, you’ll see more and do more than any other Whitsunday’s sailing trip. The idea for the trip came from the…

Your Comprehensive Blog Guide to Solway Lass; An Awesome Adventure Sailing around the Whitsunday Islands

So, you’ve decided to go sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and you think Solway Lass would be a great choice. If you want to be inspired and excited, the answer is wholehearted yes. She provides incredible trips around the Whitsundays, packed full of culture, international history and unique charisma. She is bursting at the seams…

Top 5 reasons to choose a Sailing Trip on Solway Lass

See the amazing Whitsunday Islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Witness the beautiful 100-year-old, rare vessel’s majesty with all 11 sails up. Enjoy a whole range of exciting activities and experiences, for all ages. Find the perfect cabin configuration for you, no matter who you travel with. Don’t worry about a thing, on…

Whitsunday Islands

Why the Whitsundays? The Whitsunday Islands are a natural wonder, found on the central coast of Queensland, just north of Mackay. The islands were formed after the last ice-age, when sea levels rose, separating a coastal mountain range to form 74 islands. This makes them the largest offshore island chain in Australia. Before the last…

A Typical Itinerary

During a typical trip around the Whitsunday Islands on Solway Lass, you can be sure you’ll see all the icons of the Whitsundays, while life on board slows down to island time. The first afternoon, set out towards the Whitsunday Passage and find a safe anchorage in the islands. Head to the main deck for…

Best time of year to come 

Summer, which is between the months of November – April in the Whitsundays, is the most popular time to travel, mainly for international guests. This is mainly as it tends to coincide with the end of the school year leading into the colder winter months. Enough to make anyone want to head for warmer and…

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