Australian Tallship Cruises offer guests plenty of variety on their Whitsunday Sailing Adventure. Cruise the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park onboard a magnificent, fully crewed sailing holiday. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, taking a guided island bush walk with an eco certified tour or simply relax on a beach. On your Whitsunday Sailing Adventure, you are able to experience scuba diving with either introductory dive or certified dives available.
The knowledge of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will help ensure that a visit to this magnificent area will provoke wonderful memories, visit world famous Whitehaven Beach or even hunt for Aboriginal artwork on a bushwalk - the possibilities are endless.
Australian Tallship Cruises also offers corporate or private charters for events such as team building, weddings and birthdays.
Solway Lass is a beautifully maintained square rigged Tall Ship, offering guests a leisurely paced 3 day 3 night cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. Solway Lass offers small, but comfortable guest cabins, with air conditioning. Two cabins have private ensuites, while others offer share facilities.
Solway Lass has an amazing history built in 1902, working around the North Sea. In 1915 seized as a prize of war by the British. At the end of WWI, worked as a coal, produce and stone carrying vessel between Liverpool and Scotland. In 1924 sold to a compnay in the Solway Firth where she was renamed Solway Lass. When WWII broke out the Germans seized SL where she was used to supply their armed forces. During the war SL hit a mine and was badly damaged, however the Germans repaired the hull because SL was useful as a sail-powered icebreaker. After WWII SL served in the South Pacific as a Cargo Vessel. In 1983 a Sydney businessman purchased SL in Fjii. From 1983 to 1985 SL was rebuilt and in 1988 took pride of place in the 1st Fleet re-enactment of the tall ships into Sydney Harbour. In 1999 SL relocated to the Whitsundays.