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 dinner, eat around the communal dining tables and break bread with the other passengers. After a drink and a bit of stargazing on the roof, its time for bed in your comfortable cabin.
Wake up the next morning to the stunning island landscape surrounding you and no civilisation in sight! Drink your morning coffee as you head to tongue bay. Here you’ll have a few hours to explore the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, after being transported to the island. Take a guided bush walk up to Hill Inlet Lookout and take in the stunning view in front of you. After you’ve taken far too many photos to choose from, head down to explore the beach itself. Go beachcombing, climb the Whitehaven Tree, or look for stingrays in the shallows.
Meet back up with the group at the time set by your host and head back to the boat together for a delicious fresh lunch on board. Enjoy a leisurely sail north towards a sheltered bay for some swimming and snorkelling. Once you’re suited in your stinger suits and snorkelling equipment, it’s time to jump into the refreshing water. Gaze below at the friendly, tropical fish around you and the complex coral underneath. After swimming the length of the bay, hop back on board and sail to another beautiful bay. This time get active and make use of the awesome activities on board. Practice your Tarzan moves or try stand up paddleboarding, all with the help and guidance of the crew nearby.
After making way to the next overnight anchorage, enjoy dinner again and talk about all the amazing things you did that day with your new friends. Maybe hit the bar for a few delicious drinks with your dinner as you watch the sunset over the island. The next morning wake up slowly and take in the amazing landscape once more. Notice how different it looks at sunset compared to how it looks at sunrise. Fill the rest of the day doing your favourite activities again, maybe head over to another island for a short walk to a scenic lookout, or choose to snorkel again. Then, set the sails for the sail home. If you haven’t already, get involved in the sailing – pull the mainsail sheet, or ask the captain to have a turn on the helm. Otherwise, take in the last hours of your leisurely sail around the islands and watch as you get closer to Airlie Beach.