Providence Sailing: Day Sail Whitehaven

Jump on board a classic tallship in the Whitsundays to world renowned Whitehaven Beach. Walk up Hill Inlet lookout to see breathtaking Whitehaven. Stroll along Whitehaven Beach. Snorkel in the most magnificent coral in the Whitsundays at Dumbbell Island. Experience the sailing of ...


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We sail to Whitehaven every day and snorkel usually on the way home. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure at 7.15 am at the Abell Point Marina (south marina) at the Tour Departure Point (marked with sign) at the end of the building closest to town under the umbrellas.  We arrive back at 4.30 pm.


Providence V is a unique vessel. Built from North Queensland timber, the last of the Tully rainforest, she is a replica of an American Bluenose, the boats that were among the first to compete in the America’s Cup in the 1870s. Her builder, an Australian woe fought in the Korean War began building boats upon returning to Australia. He travelled to Maine to find the perfet schooner and Providence was named Providence V because he saw another four schooners en route to Maine. She is a family owned business and is 62 feet including the bowsprit, gaff-rigged schooner.

Providence V is a journey to remember. This gracious lady once was a Hollywood star in a movie entitled Survive the Savage Seas (1992) starring Ali McGraw about a trye story about a family that survived at sea for 38 days on a liferaft after their boat was upturned by killer whales.


7.15 am Meet at Barcelona cafe, south marina Abell Point marina

*times may vary as subject to weather

7.30 am Head out across Pioneer Bay

8 am Freshly brewed coffee served and local bakery delights

8.15 am Help set the sails or chill on deck

10.30am Arrive in Tongue Bay

10.45-1 pm Walk to Hill Inlet lookout. Relax on Whitehaven Beach

1pm Depart Whitehaven. Lunch on board.

1.15 pm snorkelling at one of Whitsunday’s magnificent fringing reefs.

3pm Fruit and cheese platter

4.30 pm Arrive Abell Point Marina.

Booking Info

We have a no cancellation policy. We can offer you a different date to sail or to transfer to one of our other sails.

Full refund if we cancel the sail due to weather.


Wetsuits are available for hire in the winter season from the Northern marina shop Aquadive. It is adviseable to hire your wetsuit the day before travel as we cannot guarantee they will be open before we depart at 7.30 am.

We are fully licensed. Beer, wine and champagne are available for sale. Espresso martinis are our classic cocktail.